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Upcoming Funding Opportunities

September 2022

National Ataxia Foundation, Seed Money Research Grants

  • Grants up to $50,000
  • Grants are awarded for one year only.

National Ataxia Foundation research grants are for new and innovative studies that are relevant to the cause, pathogenesis or treatment of the hereditary or sporadic ataxias. Research grants are offered primarily as “seed monies” to assist investigators in the early or pilot phase of their studies and as additional support for ongoing investigations on demonstration of need. It is hoped that these studies will be further developed to attract future funding from other sources.

October 2022

NSF 22-607, Building Synthetic Microbial Communities for Biology, Mitigating Climate Change, Sustainability and Biotechnology

  • Up to $9.5 million available, expect to fund 7-12 awards

The goal of this solicitation is to support research that addresses one or more of the three themes: 1) define the underlying mechanisms or rules that drive the formation, maintenance or evolution of synthetic microbial communities, 2) use synthetic microbial communities to address fundamental biological questions, and/or 3) build synthetic communities with biotechnology, bio-economy or environmental engineering applications.

November 2022

USDA-NIFA-AFRI-009041, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program Education and Workforce Development Program

  • $68 million available for FY22-23 across all program areas.
  • Due date varies depending on program area.

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development (EWD) focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. In 2022, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the AFRI’s Education and Workforce Development program areas to support:

USDA-NIFA-AFRI-009003, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program Foundational and Applied Science Program

  • $300 million available across program areas.
  • LOI and proposal deadlines will vary depending on priority area.

The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program supports grants in six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are:

December 2022

NSF 20-570, Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)

  • Prelim Proposals only required for Planning Grants & Planning Grant waivers
  • $20,000 for Planning Grants
  • $150,000 per year for Phase I – for 5 years. PhI is required to apply for Phase II
  • $100,000 per year for Phase II – for year 6-10 of the center
  • $150,000 per year for Phase II+ - for year 6-10 of the center
  • $50,000 per year for Phase III – only available for active Phase II centers

The IUCRC program catalyzes breakthrough pre-competitive research by enabling close and sustained engagement between industry innovators, world-class academic teams, and government agencies.