Funding Opportunity and Deadlines

Funding opportunity: Broad agency announcement

This page contains information regarding the NSF Engines Broad agency announcement, or BAA, including key dates, deadlines and links as well as tools for those that are unfamiliar with the submission process.

Key deadlines

Below are key deadlines for the NSF Regional Innovation Engines, or NSF Engines, program. Failure to meet the established deadline date will result in the proposal not being reviewed. Please see the links below for additional details.

  • Type-1 and Type-2 Concept Outlines: Due June 30, 2022 at 5 p.m., submitter’s local time
  • Type-1 Letters of Intent: Due August 31, 2022 at 5 p.m., submitter’s local time
  • Type-1 Full Proposals: Due September 29, 2022 at 5 p.m., submitter’s local time
  • Type-2 Letters of Intent: Due December 15, 2022 at 5 p.m., submitter's local time
  • Type-2 Full Proposals: Due January 18, 2023, at 5 p.m., submitter's local time (Previously, the deadline for Type-2 Full Proposals was January 31. See the BAA for additional updates.)

Important links

Explore the NSF Engines BAA by clicking the links below:

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Not familiar with a Broad agency announcement?

Here is a brief overview about NSF BAAs. registration and Unique Entity Identifiers

If your organization has not previously applied for a federal grant, your organization must obtain a Unique Entity Identifier, or UEI, which is a 12-character alpha numeric value, and must also register in the System for Award management (SAM).

Visit and complete the process through the “Register Your Entity or Get a Unique Entity ID” box. Scroll down on the page for FAQs.

Note: Registering with can take time, so start the process very early in the application window!

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Prepare for the NSF Engines BAA

Many resources are available to support researchers and innovators including interactive and collaborative breakout sessions, expert ecosystem-builder panels, informational and Q&A webinars, networking opportunities, timely program updates, personalized office hours and more.