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Opportunity Details
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Program

Designing Accountable Software Systems (DASS)

Society is becoming highly dependent on software applications, systems, and platforms, as functionality in all aspects of business, government, and everyday life is increasingly implemented through software. At the same time, there has been an increase in the laws and...
Full Proposal Deadline:
January 28, 2022
Continuing Grant
Program

Computer and Network Systems : Core Programs, Large

CISE’s Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that take a system-oriented approach to the development of novel computing and networking technologies, or to the enhancement of existing systems in any of several dimensions, or...
Full Proposal Window
January 18, 2022
Proposal window January 4, 2022 - January 18, 2022
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Program

CISE Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI)

The Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI) program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating divisions [Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF), Computer and Network Systems (CNS), and Information and...
Full Proposal Deadline:
January 11, 2022
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Program

Biodiversity on a Changing Planet (BoCP)

The Biodiversity on a Changing Planet program is a cross directorate and international program led by NSF that invites submission of interdisciplinary proposals addressing grand challenges in biodiversity science within the context of unprecedented environmental change. Environmental change takes many...
Full Proposal Deadline:
March 25, 2022
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Program

Principles and Practice of Scalable Systems (PPoSS)

A key focus of the design of modern computing systems is performance and scalability, particularly in light of the limits of Moore’s Law and Dennard scaling. To this end, systems are increasingly being implemented by composing heterogeneous computing components and...
Full Proposal Deadline:
January 24, 2022
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Program

Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates in Biological Sciences (RaMP)

The Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates (RaMP) in Biological Sciences program invites the submission of proposals to establish networks to support full-time research, mentoring, and training for recent college graduates who have had few or no research or training opportunities...
Full Proposal Deadline:
January 20, 2022
Standard Grant
Program

Human Networks and Data Science (HNDS)

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. HNDS research will identify ways in which dynamic, distributed, and heterogeneous...
Full Proposal Deadline:
January 13, 2022
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Program

Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science (MSB-NES)

The Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science (MSB-NES): Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales program will support quantitative, interdisciplinary, systems-oriented research on biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use, and changes in species distribution at...
Full Proposal Deadline:
January 10, 2022
Standard Grant
Program

Launching Early-Career Academic Pathways in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences

The Launching Early-Career Academic Pathways in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (LEAPS-MPS) call has an emphasis to help launch the careers of pre-tenure faculty in Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) fields at institutions that do not traditionally receive significant amounts...
Full Proposal Deadline:
January 7, 2022
Cooperative Agreement
Program

National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has advanced tremendously and today promises personalized healthcare; enhanced national security; improved transportation; and more effective education, to name just a few benefits. Increased computing power, the availability of large datasets and streaming data, and algorithmic advances...
Preliminary Proposal Deadline:
January 14, 2022
  • Preliminary Proposal Required
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines
Fellowship
Program

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MPS-Ascend)

The purpose of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (MPS-Ascend) program is to support postdoctoral Fellows who will broaden the participation of groups that are underrepresented in MPS fields in the U.S. including Blacks or African Americans...
Full Proposal Deadline:
January 6, 2022
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Program

Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO)

With a focus on enhancing research capacity and broadening participation of new faculty of biology at minority-serving institutions (MSIs), predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs), and other universities and colleges that are not among the nation’s most research-intensive institutions, the Directorate for...
Full Proposal Window
January 31, 2022
Proposal window January 3, 2022 - January 31, 2022
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Cooperative Agreement
Program

Centers for Innovation and Community Engagement in Solid Earth Geohazards

The Centers for Innovation and Community Engagement in Solid Earth Geohazards program supports university-based centers to advance research on the fundamental solid Earth processes that underpin natural hazards. Centers will catalyze, coordinate, and produce transformative research, lead innovation, and enable...
Letter of Intent Deadline:
November 30, 2021
  • Letter of Intent Required
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines
Standard Grant
Dear Colleague Letter

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS): Innovative Solutions to Climate Change

Dear Colleagues: This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) encourages the science and engineering communities to develop forward-thinking research that will demonstrably aid in the Nation's goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and developing approaches for adapting to the change...
Posted September 30, 2021
See letter for details
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Program

Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Indicators, Statistics, and Methods (NCSES S&T)

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of the thirteen principal federal statistical agencies within the United States. It is responsible for the collection, acquisition, analysis, reporting and dissemination of...
Full Proposal Deadline:
January 18, 2022
Standard Grant
Dear Colleague Letter

Enabling Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) CISE-SBE Interdisciplinary Collaborations

Encouraging the submission of proposals for interdisciplinary research in the SaTC domain to be carried out in collaborations between Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) researchers.

Posted September 27, 2021
See letter for details
Supplemental Funding
Dear Colleague Letter

Opportunity for Active EFRI, ERC and IUCRC Awardees to Apply for Supplemental Funding through the Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) Program

Dear Colleagues: The National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering (NSF/ENG) continually seeks to advance scientific progress in research and innovation while broadening participation of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) seeks...
Posted September 24, 2021
See letter for details
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Program

NSF-DFG Lead Agency Activity in Chemistry and Transport in Confined Spaces (NSF-DFG Confine)

Recognizing the importance of international collaborations in promoting scientific discoveries, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on research cooperation. The MoU provides an overarching framework to...
Full Proposal Deadline:
March 7, 2022
Dear Colleague Letter

ANR - NSF/Physics/MCB Lead Agency Opportunity at the Physics - Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Interface

Dear Colleagues: SCOPE The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) have signed an agreement on Research Cooperation. The agreement provides an overarching framework to encourage collaboration between U.S. and French research communities...
Posted September 20, 2021
See letter for details
Cooperative Agreement
Program

Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) program provides sustained support of materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. Each MRSEC addresses research of a scope and complexity requiring the...
Preliminary Proposal Deadline:
June 20, 2022
  • Preliminary Proposal Required
Dear Colleague Letter

NSF GEO Notification of Funding Opportunity between U.S. and Israeli Geoscientists under the National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Collaborative Research Opportunities

Dear Colleagues: SCOPE The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Research Cooperation. The MOU provides an overarching framework to encourage collaboration between U.S. and Israeli research...
Posted September 17, 2021
See letter for details
Standard Grant
Program

Japan-U.S. Network Opportunity (JUNO)

The Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) within the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) supports research and education activities that develop a better understanding of the fundamental properties of computer and...
Full Proposal Window
December 13, 2021
Proposal window September 20, 2021 - December 13, 2021
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Program

Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program (HEGS)

The objective of the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program is to support basic scientific research about the nature, causes and/or consequences of the spatial distribution of human activity and/or environmental processes across a range of scales. Contemporary geographical research is...
Full Proposal Deadline:
January 18, 2022
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines
Standard Grant
Dear Colleague Letter

CHE Mid-scale Research Infrastructure Planning Workshops

This DCL invites requests to fund workshops/conferences that identify specific gaps in existing research infrastructure that are needed to address important chemistry research questions and may/will also impact other disciplines.

Posted September 15, 2021
See letter for details
Program

ECosystem for Leading Innovation in Plasma Science and Engineering (ECLIPSE)

Plasma science is a transdisciplinary field of research where fundamental studies in many disciplines, including plasma physics, plasma chemistry, materials science, and space science, come together to advance knowledge for discovery and technological innovation. The primary goal of the ECosystem...
Full Proposal Deadline:
November 15, 2021
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines