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Past Funding Opportunities

December 2023

USDA-NIFA-AFRI- 009842, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program Education and Workforce Development - Food and Agricultural Non-Formal Education (A7801)

Deadline:
  • Anticipated Funding: $49 million

The AFRI is America’s flagship competitive grants program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. In 2023, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the AFRI’s EWD program area to support: 1. professional development opportunities for K-14 educational professionals; 2. non-formal education that cultivates food and agricultural interest in youth; 3. workforce training at community, junior, and technical colleges; 4. training of undergraduate students in research and extension; and 5. fellowships for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars.

October 2023

USDA-NIFA-AFRI- 009842, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program Education and Workforce Development - Predoctoral Fellowships (A7101)

Deadline:
  • Anticipated Funding: $49 million

The AFRI is America’s flagship competitive grants program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. In 2023, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the AFRI’s EWD program area to support: 1. professional development opportunities for K-14 educational professionals; 2. non-formal education that cultivates food and agricultural interest in youth; 3. workforce training at community, junior, and technical colleges; 4. training of undergraduate students in research and extension; and 5. fellowships for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars.

September 2023

NSF 23-593, Workspace Equity for Persons with Disabilities in SYEM and STEM Education

Deadline:
  • Conference, EAGER, and RAPID Proposals are Accepted Before or After the Target Date. An EAGER or RAPID proposal may only be submitted after receipt of an NSF program officer concurrence email specifying that a proposal may be submitted
  • Anticipated Number of Awards: 10 to 20; Anticipated Funding Amount: $5 million

The Workplace Equity for Persons with Disabilities in STEM and STEM Education solicitation, which is managed by the Division of Equity for Excellence in STEM in the Directorate for STEM Education, supports fundamental, applied, and translational research that advances knowledge and practice about diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible STEM and STEM education workplaces and postsecondary training environments for persons with disabilities.

202309907-AKA-AKB National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Connection

Deadline:
  • Project Start date: Between June 1 to September 1, 2024
  • Maximum Award Amount: up to $50,000 for Planning; up to $150,000 for Implementation
  • Performance Period: 12 months for Planning; 18 to 36 months for Implementation

The Humanities Connections program seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions by encouraging partnerships between humanities faculty and their counterparts in other areas of study.

USDA-NIFA-AFRI- 009842, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program Education and Workforce Development - Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy (A7501)

Deadline:
  • Anticipated Funding: $49 million

The AFRI is America’s flagship competitive grants program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. In 2023, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the AFRI’s EWD program area to support: 1. professional development opportunities for K-14 educational professionals; 2. non-formal education that cultivates food and agricultural interest in youth; 3. workforce training at community, junior, and technical colleges; 4. training of undergraduate students in research and extension; and 5. fellowships for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars.

USDA-NIFA-AFRI- 009842, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program Education and Workforce Development - Postdoctoral Fellowships (A7201)

Deadline:
  • Anticipated Funding: $49 million

The AFRI is America’s flagship competitive grants program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. In 2023, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the AFRI’s EWD program area to support: 1. professional development opportunities for K-14 educational professionals; 2. non-formal education that cultivates food and agricultural interest in youth; 3. workforce training at community, junior, and technical colleges; 4. training of undergraduate students in research and extension; and 5. fellowships for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars.

USDA-NIFA-AFRI- 009842, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program Education and Workforce Development - Agricultural Workforce Training at Community Colleges (A7601)

Deadline:
  • Anticipated Funding: $49 million

The AFRI is America’s flagship competitive grants program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. In 2023, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the AFRI’s EWD program area to support: 1. professional development opportunities for K-14 educational professionals; 2. non-formal education that cultivates food and agricultural interest in youth; 3. workforce training at community, junior, and technical colleges; 4. training of undergraduate students in research and extension; and 5. fellowships for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars.

August 2023

USDA-NIFA-AFRI-009755, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program Foundational and Applied Science Program

Deadline:
  • Anticipated Funding in FY 2023: $300 million
  • See the RFA for information on specific funding opportunities in the different priority areas

The goal of this program is to invest in agricultural production research, education, and extension projects for more sustainable, productive, and economically viable plant and animal production systems. The global agricultural output needs to be expanded significantly to meet the food needs of the population expected in 2050; thus, it is imperative to develop innovative, safe, and sustainable management strategies for livestock (including poultry and aquaculture species), crops, and critical underlying resources.

NSF 23-568, Human Networks and Data Science (HNDS) - Infrastructure

Deadline:
  • HNDS-1 track estimates funding 4 large infrastructure projects
  • Anticipated funding amount: $8 million

The Human Networks and Data Science program (HNDS) supports research that enhances understanding of human behavior by leveraging data and network science research across a broad range of topics. Human Networks and Data Science – Infrastructure (HNDS-I). Infrastructure proposals will address the development of data resources and relevant analytic techniques that support fundamental Social, Behavioral and Economic (SBE) research.

NIH RFA-RM-23-004, NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1)

Deadline:

The NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative research projects with the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important areas relevant to the mission of NIH. For the program to support the best possible researchers and research, applications are sought which reflect the full diversity of the nation’s research workforce. Thus, individuals from all backgrounds and from the full spectrum of eligible institutions in all geographic locations are strongly encouraged to apply to this Funding Opportunity Announcement.

NIH RFA-AI-23-032, Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRCs) for Infectious Diseases (U24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Deadline:
  • NIAID intends to commit $9 million in FY2024 to fund 1-2 awards.
  • Budgets proposing one biological domain will not exceed $2,500,000 direct cost per year, two biological domains will not exceed $4,800,000 direct per year.

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to solicit applications for the Bioinformatics Resource Center (BRC) Program that will (1) create and manage publicly accessible integrated knowledgebases to accelerate basic and applied human infectious diseases research, (2) develop advanced innovative bioinformatics technologies for software and tools, (3) offer critical bioinformatics expertise, outreach and instruction for investigators on use of resources and (4) develop cutting-edge bioinformatics to respond to emerging needs, outbreaks, and pub

USDA-NIFA-AFRI- 009842, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program Education and Workforce Development - Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (A7401)

Deadline:
  • Anticipated Funding: $49 million

The AFRI is America’s flagship competitive grants program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. In 2023, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the AFRI’s EWD program area to support: 1. professional development opportunities for K-14 educational professionals; 2. non-formal education that cultivates food and agricultural interest in youth; 3. workforce training at community, junior, and technical colleges; 4. training of undergraduate students in research and extension; and 5. fellowships for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars.

July 2023

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Investigator-Initiated Research Grants

Deadline:
  • Pre-Application Due: July 26
  • Full Application Due: Aug 2
  • Successful proposals will begin on April 1, 2024
  • Budgets are limited to $660,000 in direct costs
  • Projects can be up to three years in length
  • Applicants should possess an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent and be considered eligible by their institution to apply for grant support.

The Society is pleased to offer a funding opportunity for investigator-initiated proposals to support research focused on addressing research questions highlighted in the Pathways to MS Cures Roadmap.
 

NSF 23-568, Human Networks and Data Science (HNDS) - Core

Deadline:
  • Core Research track estimates 5 to 30 awards
  • Anticipated funding amount: $8 million

The Human Networks and Data Science program (HNDS) supports research that enhances understanding of human behavior by leveraging data and network science research across a broad range of topics. Human Networks and Data Science – Core Research (HNDS-R). Core research proposals will advance theory in a core SBE discipline by the application of data and network science methods. This includes the leveraging of large data sets with diverse spatio-temporal scales of measurement and linked qualitative and quantitative approaches, as well as multi-scale, multi-level network data and techniques of network analysis.

NSF 22-586, Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Deadline:
  • Awards of $400,000 or more for general proposals
  • Awards of $500,000 or more for proposals in BIO, ENG, and OPP divisions

May be pursued by 1 PI (no Co-PIs). An individual may only submit 1 application/year, up to 3 times. Eligibility: Holds a doctoral degree in a NSF-supported field, be engaged in research in an area of science, engineering or education that NSF supports, hold at least a 50% tenure-track (or equivalent) position as an assistant professor (or equivalent), be untenured, and never have received a CAREER award in the past. 

NSF 23-510, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Directorate for STEM Education (IUSE: EDU)

Deadline:
  • Estimated Number of Awards: 135
    • The program estimates making awards for 50 Level 1 projects, 30 Level 2 and 3 projects, 15 Capacity-Building projects, and 40 conferences and workshops.
  • Anticipated Funding Amount: $61 million

The National Science Foundation (NSF) plays a leadership role in developing and implementing efforts to enhance and improve STEM education in the United States. Through the NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) initiative, the agency continues to make a substantial commitment to the highest caliber undergraduate STEM education through a Foundation-wide framework of investments.

NIH PAR-23-177, Awards Supporting Cutting-Edge Technologies for Translational Science (ASCETTS) (R21 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Deadline:
  • Applications can request budgets that are up to $275,000 direct costs for the 2-year project period of the award. No more than $200,000 direct costs may be requested in any single year.
  • The maximum project period is 2 years.

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) invites applications for the Awards Supporting Cutting-Edge Technologies for Translational Science (ASCETTS) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to foster investigator-initiated development of highly innovative technologies to address barriers, limitations, or bottlenecks in translational science – particularly for therapeutic development.

USDA-FAS-10961-0700-10-23-0002, FY2023 Scientific Cooperation Research Program

Deadline:
  • Total funding available: $1 million, up to $50,000 per award
  • Anticipated Number of Awards: 20
  • Projected Project Start: September 1, 2023
  • Projected Project End: August 31, 2025

The US Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), Fellowship Programs, announces this funding opportunity to support the Scientific Cooperation and Research Program (SCRP). This program is intended to support applied research, extension, and education collaborations between US researchers and their foreign counterparts from selected emerging market economies.

Morris Animal Foundation, FY24 Equid Established Investigator, First Award & Pilot Study

Deadline:
  • ESTABLISHED INVESTIGATOR: Must have a record of expertise demonstrated through peer-reviewed publication. The maximum duration of this award is 36 months. Average awards are approximately $100,000.
  • FIRST AWARD: Applicants must have completed a PhD and have a permanent position in a university, accredited zoo or conservation organization, or other non-academic equivalent. Maximum duration of this award is 24 months.  Total budget cannot exceed $120,000.
  • PILOT STUDY: Provides funding for proof-of-concept studies in animal health research. Maximum duration of this award is 12 months.  Total budget cannot exceed $20,000.

The mission of Morris Animal Foundation is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals.

NSF 23-593, Workplace Equity for Persons with Disabilities in STEM and STEM Education

Deadline:
  • Estimated Number of Awards: 10 to 20
  • Anticipated Funding Amount: $5 million

The goal of this solicitation is to support fundamental, applied, and translational research that advances knowledge about diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible STEM and STEM education workplaces and postsecondary training environments for persons with disabilities. Advancing research about access to postsecondary STEM and STEM education training sites and work environments has the long-term potential to increase the undergraduate and graduate STEM and STEM education degree completion rates of postsecondary students with disabilities, as well as the employment of persons with disabilities in STEM and STEM education workplaces.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants

Deadline:
  • Total Funds to be Awarded: $1 million
  • Award Range: $2,500 and $50,000 

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund serves and strengthens society by nurturing a diverse group of leaders in biomedical sciences to improve human health through education and powering discovery in frontiers of greatest need.

The fund invites applications for its Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants program, which aims to stimulate the growth of new connections between scholars working in largely disconnected fields who could together change the course of climate change’s impact on human health. 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Fellowship In Rehabilitation Research

Deadline:
  • Pre Applications Due: July 26.
  • Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application due August 2, 2023

As part of its overarching goals of stopping MS progression, restoring function, and ending MS forever, the National MS Society welcomes applications for support of mentors and institutions that provide training of postdoctoral fellows in MS research related to rehabilitation. This program provides support for a mentor-institution combination which is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and training of postdoctoral fellows to pursue a career in rehabilitation research applied to MS and similar disorders. The mentor should be an established and active researcher in MS or a related field.

June 2023

USDA-NIFA-OP-009862, Laying Hen and Turkey Research Program

Deadline:
  • Average Award Range: $300,000 to $465,000
  • Anticipated Number of Awards: 2
  • Projects range from 12 to 36 months
  • 1:1 non-federal match required

The Laying Hen and Turkey Research Program focuses on supporting research projects to improve the efficiency and sustainability of laying hen and turkey production through integrated collaborative research and technology transfer. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the Laying Hen and Turkey Research Program to support research into: disease prevention, antimicrobial resistance, nutrition, gut health, and alternative housing systems under extreme seasonal weather conditions.

 

USDA-NIFA-HEP-009754, Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship

Deadline:
  • Anticipated Funding Available $3.1 million
  • Supports: (1) training students for master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences; and (2) Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries.

Awards are specifically intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees in USDA mission areas. Applicants provide clarity about the philosophy of their graduate training, and relevance to USDA mission sciences, NIFA priorities and national science education policies and statistics.

The Organic Center and FFAR, Organic Training for Agricultural Professionals

Deadline:
  • Award Notification Fall 2023
  • Matching funds 1:1 or greater required from non-US federal government sources
  • Awards range from $25,000 to $100,000
  • Pre-Application due June 1.  Full proposal due August 16.

The Organic Center and the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is announcing the Organic Training for Agricultural Professionals Prize and is inviting applications from organizations that have proven extraordinary contributions to training farming community groups, farmer-leaders, and agricultural professionals in organic agronomic, certification and record-keeping, and profitability guidance.

 

FFAR, ROARing Efforts to Address Unanticipated Threats

Deadline:
  • Matching funds 1:1 or greater required from non-US federal government sources.
  • Apply anytime

The Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research (ROAR) program deploys urgent funding to support research and outreach in response to emerging or unanticipated threats to the nation’s food supply or agricultural systems. Plant and animal pests and pathogens can strike quickly, devastating crops, livestock and livelihoods. When such unplanned events occur, it often takes months before an effective response can be mounted. Researchers must understand these pests and pathogens before they can develop an effective solution.

May 2023

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Health Equity Scholars for Action program

Deadline:
  • 15 awards of up to $260,000 will be awarded over 24 months
  • Salary capped at $75,000 each year
  • LOI due May 31; Full proposals due September 14

According to RWJF, structural racism and discrimination have created obstacles for many qualified individuals when starting or advancing an academic career. The Health Equity Scholars for Action (HES4A) program aims to enhance the support, resources, and community necessary for participants with historically underrepresented backgrounds (HURs) to thrive professionally and personally. In turn, researchers will be better able to contribute to and expand health equity-related research and evidence that dismantles systemic and structural barriers to health and wellbeing. 

NSF 23-558, Accelerating Research Translation (ART)

Deadline:
  • Antiicipated funding amount - $60 million
  • Estimated number of awards – 10
  • Up to $6 million per award
  • Projects up to 4 years

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to increase the scale and pace of advancing discoveries made while conducting academic research into tangible solutions that benefit the public. The primary goals of the ART program are to build capacity and infrastructure for translational research at U.S. Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) and to enhance their role in regional innovation ecosystems. In addition, this program seeks to effectively train graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in translational research, benefiting them across a range of career options.

March 2023

Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research 2023 Seeding Solutions

Deadline:
  • Preproposals due March 8
  • Full application due June 28
  • Ten applications will be selected for funding
  • Approximately $10 million available
  • Individual awards range from $300,000 to $1 million
  • Projects can be up to five years

Seeding Solutions encourages the development of unique partnerships that support innovative and transformative research focused on one of our Challenge Areas: Soil Health, Sustainable Water Management, Next Generation Crops, Advanced Animal Systems, Urban Food Systems, Health-Agriculture Nexus, and AgMission.

NSF 23-533 Strengthening American Infrastructure

Deadline:

Strengthening American Infrastructure (SAI) is an NSF program seeking to stimulate human-centered fundamental and potentially transformative research aimed at strengthening America’s infrastructure. Achieving program objectives requires the integration of expertise from across all science and engineering disciplines. SAI focuses on how fundamental knowledge about human reasoning and decision-making, governance, and social and cultural processes enables the building and maintenance of effective infrastructure that improves lives and society and builds on advances in technology and engineering.

January 2023

NSF 23-500, National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Deadline:
  • Proposals must be submitted by the individual and not the host institution
  • The proposer must be a U.S.

NSF 23-529, National Science Foundation Research Coordination Networks (RCN)

Deadline:
  • Proposals due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time
  • Estimated number of awards – 16 to 20
  • Anticipated funding amount -- $7.5 to $12.5 million

The goal of the RCN program is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education by supporting groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training, and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic, and international boundaries. The RCN program provides opportunities to foster new collaborations, including international partnerships where appropriate, and address interdisciplinary topics.

December 2022

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

Deadline:
  • 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.

November 2022

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

Deadline:
  • $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:

DOD/DARPA HR001122S0047, Department of Defense/DARPA-Biological Technologies Office Ice Control for Cold Environments (ICE)

Deadline:

The Ice Control for cold Environments (ICE) program seeks to develop solutions for Department of Defense (DoD) operational challenges in extreme cold weather by discovering and optimizing biologically sourced or inspired molecules to enable tuned inhibition or nucleation of ice crystallization, propagation, and adhesion. The best-performing molecules identified during the discovery phase will subsequently be formulated to develop novel materials with enhanced operational performance, tailored to mitigate extreme cold weather challenges for specific DoD applications, and tested against stakeholder needs and priorities.

NIH/NHGRI RFA-HG-22-019, Molecular Phenotypes of Null Alleles in Cells (MorPhiC) Phase I: Data Analysis and Validation Centers

Deadline:
  • Clinical trials not allowed
  • NIH intends to commit $1.5 million in FY 2023 to fund 2-3 awards

The purpose of this FOA is to establish state-of-the-art Data Analysis and Validation Centers to join the new NHGRI program called “Molecular Phenotypes of Null Alleles in Cells”. The long-term goal is to develop a consistent catalog of molecular and cellular phenotypes for null alleles for every human gene using in vitro multicellular systems. The DAV Centers will develop computational models and data analysis and visualization methods to evaluate and help ensure the utility of the MorPhiC data.

DE-FOA-0002745, Solar and Wind Grid Services and Reliability Demonstration

Deadline:
  • Anticipated funding available is $26 million

The Systems Integration Solar and Wind Grid Services and Reliability Demonstration FOA will provide funding to demonstrate the capability of large-scale solar and wind plants to provide grid services to the bulk power grid as well as improving grid reliability.

USDA-FS-2023-LSR-NORTHEAST-MIDWEST, Landscape Scale Restoration Grant Program 2023 Northeast and Midwest •

Deadline:
  • Anticipated funding available is $4 million
  • The minimum award amount is $25,000
  • The maximum award amount is $600,000
  • Projects are typically 3 years in length
  • 1:1 match is required

The purpose of the Landscape Scale Restoration competitive grant program is to encourage collaborative, science-based restoration of priority rural forest landscapes. This program supports high-impact projects that lead to measurable outcomes on the landscape, leverage public and private resources, and further priorities identified in each State Forest Action Plan or equivalent restoration strategy.

DE-FOA-0002784, Department of Energy / Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002784: Exploratory Topics

Deadline:
  • $10 million available
  • Must provide at least 20% cost share

ARPA-E funds research on and the development of transformative science and technology solutions to address the energy and environmental missions of the Department. The agency focuses on technologies that can be meaningfully advanced with a modest investment over a defined period of time in order to catalyze the translation from scientific discovery to early-stage technology. For the latest news and information about ARPA-E, its programs and the research projects currently supported, see: http://arpa-e.energy.gov/.

USDA-NIFA-OP-009382, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program

Deadline:
  • Anticipated funding available is $42 million

Summary: The purpose of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is to encourage research and outreach designed to increase knowledge concerning agricultural production systems that:

1. Maintain and enhance the quality and productivity of the soil;

2. Conserve soil, water, energy, natural resources, and fish and wildlife habitat;

3. Maintain and enhance the quality of surface and groundwater;

4. Protect the health and safety of persons involved in the food and farm system;

5. Promote the well-being of animals; and

6. Increase employment opportunities in agriculture.

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

Deadline:
  • $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:

October 2022

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

Deadline:
  • 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.

NSF 22-613, National Science Foundation Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice

Deadline:
  • Expected number of awards is 4 to 8
  • Total anticipated funding available is $8 million
  • Projects up to three years will be considered

NSF and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation are partnering to support a new program, to be administered by NSF, that will support conservation science and science-informed conservation practice in the US. The Program's focus is on conservation goal-related research that will directly translate to on-the-ground biodiversity conservation efforts. Proposals that adopt a convergent approach between climate change, conservation, and the health of ecosystems and the organisms therein are especially encouraged.

NSF 22-612, Paleo Perspectives on Present and Projected Climate (P4CLIMATE)

Deadline:

The PALEO PERSPECTIVES ON PRESENT AND PROJECTED CLIMATE (P4CLIMATE) competition is a coordinated paleoclimate science initiative that is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Divisions of Atmospheric and GeoSpace Sciences (AGS), Earth Sciences (EAR), Ocean Sciences (OCE), and Office of Polar Programs (OPP) in the Geosciences (GEO) Directorate. The annual P4CLIMATE competition supports the scientific objectives of the National Science Foundation by fostering interdisciplinary research and synthesis of climate data.

NSF 22-614, Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Deadline:
  • Application Deadline(s) 
  • October 17, 2022 - Life Sciences
  • October 18, 2022 - Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, STEM Education and Learning
  • October 20, 2022 - Engineering
  • October 21, 2022 - Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.

USDA-NIFA-CFP-009321, Department of Agriculture / NIFA Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program

Deadline:

This notice identifies the objectives for Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program (CFPCGP) projects, deadlines, funding information, eligibility criteria for projects and applicants, and application forms and associated instructions. In FY 2023 NIFA’s CFPCGP intends to solicit applications and fund three types of grants. The grant types are entitled (1) Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Projects, (2) Planning Projects (PP) and (3) Community Food Projects (CFP).

USDA-NRCS-NHQ-CIGCLASSIC-22-NOFO001218, Department of Agriculture / Natural Resources Conservation Service Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS’s Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) Classic Program for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2022

Deadline:
  • Awards range from $300,000 to $2 million
  • Funding decisions expected by Jan. 30, 2023

NRCS is announcing the availability of up to $15 million in CIG funding to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market- based systems) to agricultural producers through the development of technical manuals, guides and for practical instruction for the private sector.

September 2022

NSF 22-601, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Deadline:
  • REU site awards typically range from $80,000-$100,000/year for up to 5 years
  • Typical site hosts 8-10 students per year

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research.

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

Deadline:
  • 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.

NIH PAR-22-181, NIDA, NIMH, and NINDS Research Opportunities for New and "At-Risk" Investigators to Promote Workforce Diversity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline:
  •  Budgets not limited but must reflect project needs

NIH recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences workforce. NIH expects efforts to diversify the workforce to lead to the recruitment of the most talented researchers from all groups; to improve the quality of the educational and training environment; to balance and broaden the perspective in setting research priorities; to improve the ability to recruit subjects from minority and other health disparity populations into clinical research protocols; and to improve the Nation's capacity to address and eliminate health disparities.