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The Dear Colleague Letters (DCLs) that appear in the funding list provide information about upcoming opportunities or special competitions for supplements to existing awards. DCLs announcing changes to NSF policies or programs can be found in the Document Library.

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Global Centers (GC)

This solicitation launches an ambitious new program to fund international, interdisciplinary collaborative research centers that will apply best practices of broadening participation and community engagement to develop use-inspired research on climate change and clean energy. This program will prioritize research...
Full Proposal Window
May 10, 2023
Proposal window April 12, 2023 - May 10, 2023
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines
Standard Grant
Dear Colleague Letter

Supporting Workshops to Develop a Strategy for the NSF Arctic Observing Network (AON) Program

Invites proposals for workshops that develop high-level strategic plans regarding critical infrastructure and technology needs that will strengthen NSF’s Arctic Observing Network Program in a sustainable manner.

Posted February 2, 2023
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Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems (POSE)

The Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems (POSE) program aims to harness the power of open-source development for the creation of new technology solutions to problems of national and societal importance. Many NSF-funded projects result in publicly accessible, modifiable, and distributable...
Full Proposal Deadline:
September 7, 2023
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Dear Colleague Letter

Advice related to the potential renewal of NSF AI Institute Awards

Provides information to principal investigators of AI Institute awards on the potential for renewal or continuation funding.

Posted January 30, 2023
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Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Dear Colleague Letter

NSF-Swiss NSF Lead Agency Opportunity

Invites U.S.-Swiss collaborations at the intersection of the Swiss National Science Foundation’s three research divisions and participating NSF programs.

Posted January 27, 2023
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Standard Grant
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Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology Postdoctoral Research Program (CREST-PRP)

The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program provides support to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions (MSIs) through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. CREST promotes the development of new knowledge...
Full Proposal Deadline:
April 26, 2023
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Molecular Foundations for Biotechnology (MFB)

This initiative supports fundamentally new approaches in molecular sciences to drive new directions in biotechnology, a critical and emerging technology of the 21st century. This is the third year of a campaign targeting broad themes to be pursued through collaborative...
Letter of Intent Deadline:
March 16, 2023
  • Letter of Intent Required
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines
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IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED)

Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (hereinafter referred to as RED) is designed to build upon previous efforts in engineering education research. Specifically, previous and ongoing evaluations of the NSF Engineering Education and Centers Division program and its predecessors, as well as those...
Full Proposal Deadline:
May 10, 2023
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National Science Foundation - Future of Semiconductors (FuSe)

The current state of semiconductor microelectronic systems is at a crossroads. Continued advances in the capabilities of many technologies as well as the cost of the applications of these technologies across computing, sensing, and communications are threatened. The technology has...
Full Proposal Deadline:
April 24, 2023
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Expanding Capacity in Quantum Information Science and Engineering (ExpandQISE)

Supports research and training that will lead to scientific and engineering breakthroughs in quantum information science and engineering, while broadening participation and securing a talent pipeline matched to the needs of this emerging field.

Letter of Intent Deadline:
March 10, 2023
  • Letter of Intent Required
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines
Supplemental Funding
Dear Colleague Letter

Supplemental funding opportunity for use-inspired and translational research activities in support of current Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF: Core Research) research awards

Invites supplemental funding requests from current FW-HTF awardees with substantial demonstrated progress to extend the results of existing research projects in directions that will increase the likelihood of eventual adoption and positive social impact.

Posted January 23, 2023
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Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Dear Colleague Letter

Advancing Research in the Geosciences Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

Invites proposals to existing NSF programs focused on advancing understanding of geoscience with artificial intelligence or machine learning.

Posted January 20, 2023
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Future Manufacturing (FM)

As noted in the 2022 National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing (NSAM), advances in US manufacturing enable the economy to continuously grow as new technologies and innovations increase productivity, enable next-generation products, support our capability to address the climate crisis, and...
Full Proposal Deadline:
April 19, 2023
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Division of Environmental Biology (DEB)

Supports research and training on evolutionary and ecological processes acting at the level of populations, species, communities and ecosystems.

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime
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Continuing Grant
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Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Core Programs (MCB)

Supports research on living systems at the molecular, subcellular and cellular levels. Core areas supported include cellular dynamics and function, genetic mechanisms, molecular biophysics, and systems and synthetic biology.

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime
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Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs (IOS)

Supports research and training on the structure and function of organisms. Core areas supported include development, behavior, neuroscience, physiology, biomechanics and morphology, microbiology, immunology, virology, and plant and animal genomics.

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime
Other
Dear Colleague Letter

Visionary Interdisciplinary Teams Advancing Learning (VITAL) Prize Challenge

Invites interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative learning technologies for K-12 student for the future using novel learning technologies based on research breakthroughs.

Posted January 12, 2023
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Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Other
Program

Incorporating Human Behavior in Epidemiological Models (IHBEM)

Supports interdisciplinary collaborations integrating research on behavioral and/or social processes in mathematical epidemiological models. The goal of this program is to minimize unintended outcomes of public health interventions in response to pandemics.

Full Proposal Window
April 14, 2023
Proposal window April 3, 2023 - April 14, 2023
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Manufacturing Systems Integration (MSI)

Supports research into the opportunities and challenges that digital technologies present for the next industrial revolution — such as connectivity, automation, and secure collaboration and their roles in global manufacturing.

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime
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Continuing Grant
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Organizational Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (STEM Ed OPRF)

Supports the development of cohorts of postdoctoral fellows as they engage in ongoing research, to develop independent research and to implement an independent professional development plan under the guidance of an experienced sponsoring researcher.

Full Proposal Deadline:
April 28, 2023
Standard Grant
Program

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Individual Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (STEMEdIPRF)

Supports professional development activities for postdoctoral fellows to position them for careers as STEM education research scholars and to develop their expertise in STEM education research design and methods.

Full Proposal Deadline:
April 11, 2023
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Dear Colleague Letter

New to IUSE

Invites proposals from institutions that have not previously received funding from IUSE. Proposers are encouraged to consider submitting to Level 1 of the Engaged Student Learning track or the Institutional and Community Transformation Capacity-Building track.

Posted January 9, 2023
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Supplemental Funding
Dear Colleague Letter

MPS-NCI SuPporting new AReas of Knowledge (SPARK): Cancer as a Living Material - New Ideas and New Connection

Encourages supplemental funding requests by awardees of NSF’s Division of Materials Research to collaborate with researchers supported by the National Cancer Institute on investigations of cancer as a living material.

Posted January 3, 2023
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Standard Grant
Program

Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research (FW-HTF)

Supports research on the interaction of technology and people in the workplace, with a focus on the design of intelligent technologies and work organization that improves the quality of work, ensures worker safety, and enhances societal impact.

Full Proposal Deadline:
March 30, 2023