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Award Type
Next Required Due Date
Opportunity Details
Continuing Grant
Program

Enabling Partnerships to Increase Innovation Capacity (EPIIC)

The purpose of this solicitation is to broaden participation in innovation ecosystems that advance emerging technologies (e.g., advanced manufacturing, advanced wireless, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, quantum information science, semiconductors and microelectronics) by supporting capacity-building efforts at institutions of higher education (IHEs)...
Preliminary Proposal Deadline:
February 15, 2023
  • Preliminary Proposal Required
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Program

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)

Supports institutions of higher education to fund scholarships for academically talented low-income students and to study and implement a program of activities that support their recruitment, retention and graduation in STEM.

Full Proposal Deadline:
March 2, 2023
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Program

Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*)

Supports coordinated campus-level networking and cyberinfrastructure improvements for science applications and distributed research projects.

Full Proposal Deadline:
March 1, 2023
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines
Standard Grant
Cooperative Agreement
Continuing Grant
Program

Oceanographic Facilities and Equipment Support

Supports the procurement, conversion, enhancement or annual operation of ocean, coastal, near-shore and Great Lakes facilities used for research and education.

Full Proposal Target Date
February 28, 2023
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Program

Computer and Information Science and Engineering : Core Programs, Large Projects

The NSF CISE Directorate supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in all aspects of computing, communications, and information science and engineering through core programs. The core programs for the participating CISE divisions include: Division of Computing and...
Full Proposal Window
February 28, 2023
Proposal window February 14, 2023 - February 28, 2023
Standard Grant
Program

Transport Phenomena Research at the International Space Station to Benefit Life on Earth (NSF-ISS)

Supports interdisciplinary research in microgravity conditions that advances fluid dynamics, particulate and multiphase processes, combustion and fire systems, thermal transport processes, and nanoscale interactions for the benefit of life on Earth.

Full Proposal Deadline:
March 6, 2023
Standard Grant
Program

NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology on the International Space Station to Benefit Life on Earth

Supports research in microgravity conditions that advances both engineering and biomedical sciences for the benefit of life on Earth.

Full Proposal Deadline:
March 6, 2023
Standard Grant
Dear Colleague Letter

Supporting Research on Food and Agricultural Challenges Facing Local Communities through the Civic Innovation Challenge

Invites Stage 2 proposals from active Stage 1 awardees of NSF’s CIVIC program in one of two focus areas: pre-disaster action around adaptation, resilience and mitigation; or bridging the gap between essential resources, service and community needs.

Posted November 23, 2022
See letter for details
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Cooperative Agreement
Program

Strengthening the Cyberinfrastructure Professionals Ecosystem

The overarching goal of this solicitation is to democratize access to NSF’s advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) ecosystem and ensure fair and equitable access to resources, services, and expertise by strengthening how Cyberinfrastructure Professionals (CIP) function in this ecosystem. It aims to...
Full Proposal Deadline:
February 23, 2023
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Cooperative Agreement
Program

Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure

This program seeks to prepare, nurture, and grow the national scientific research workforce for creating, utilizing, and supporting advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) to enable and potentially transform fundamental science and engineering (S&E) research and education and contribute to the Nation's overall...
Full Proposal Deadline:
February 23, 2023
Standard Grant
Program

Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Supports requests for up to $4 million from NSF for the development or acquisition of multi-user research instruments that are critical to the advancement of science and engineering.

Full Proposal Window
February 21, 2023
Proposal window January 16, 2023 - February 21, 2023
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines
Cooperative Agreement
Program

Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research

The intent of this solicitation is to request proposals from organizations who are willing to serve as resource providers within the NSF Advanced Computing Systems and Services (ACSS) program. Resource providers would (1) provide advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) resources in production...
Full Proposal Deadline:
February 21, 2023
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Program

Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)

Supports research on securing scientific data, workflows and infrastructure in three focus areas: usable and collaborative security for science; reference scientific security datasets; and transition to cyberinfrastructure resilience.

Full Proposal Deadline:
February 17, 2023
Other
Program

NSF Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Phase II (SBIR/STTR Phase II)

Provides additional funding to SBIR/STTR Phase I awardees of up to $1 million to continue research and development for technology commercialization.

Full Proposal Window
March 1, 2023
Proposal window November 22, 2022 - March 1, 2023
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines
Standard Grant
Program

Small Business Innovation Research/ Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (SBIR/STTR Phase I)

Provides up to $275,000 to startups and small businesses to translate research into products and services with commercial and societal impact.

Full Proposal Window
March 1, 2023
Proposal window November 22, 2022 - March 1, 2023
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines
Program

Arctic Social Sciences

Supports research on Arctic social, cultural, social, cultural, economic and political systems in all areas supported by NSF's Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences.

Supplemental Funding
Dear Colleague Letter

Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students in Geothermal Energy Supplemental Funding Opportunity (Geothermal INTERN)

Invites supplemental funding requests from active NSF awardees to provide graduate students with professional development opportunities in geothermal energy, technology and its application areas.

Posted November 15, 2022
See letter for details
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Program

Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates in Biological Sciences (RaMP)

Supports networks that provide full-time research, mentoring and training for recent graduates who lacked biological research or training opportunities during college.

Full Proposal Deadline:
February 16, 2023
Standard Grant
Cooperative Agreement
Continuing Grant
Program

Partnerships in Astronomy & Astrophysics Research and Education (PAARE)

Supports partnerships between institutions that provide pathways into research and broaden the participation of individuals from groups underrepresented in astronomy.

Full Proposal Deadline:
February 15, 2023
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Program

Using the Rules of Life to Address Societal Challenges (URoL:ASC)

Supports use-inspired research that applies knowledge of the rules of life across a broad array of living systems to tackle pressing societal concerns.

Full Proposal Deadline:
February 15, 2023
Cooperative Agreement
Program

Biology Integration Institutes (BII)

Supports diverse, collaborative teams that perform research, education and training on critical questions that span multiple disciplines within and beyond biology.

Full Proposal Deadline:
February 21, 2023
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Dear Colleague Letter

Advancing Plant Transformation

Invites proposals focused on plant genetic transformation to certain existing programs at NSF and USDA. Proposals can involve basic research, long-term studies, tool development, or applications emphasizing potential outcomes with societal benefit.

Posted October 27, 2022
See letter for details
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Dear Colleague Letter

Reproducibility and Replicability in Science

Reaffirms NSF’s commitment to advancing reproducibility and replicability in science and encourages the submission of research and education proposals on the topic to NSF’s programs.

Posted October 25, 2022
See letter for details
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Dear Colleague Letter

Cyberinfrastructure, Data and Computation Opportunities for CMMI

Summarizes funding opportunities at NSF in the area of cyberinfrastructure that may be of interest to the civil engineering, mechanical engineering and manufacturing research communities.

Posted October 24, 2022
See letter for details
Standard Grant
Continuing Grant
Program

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Directorate for STEM Education (IUSE: EDU)

Supports projects to improve STEM teaching and learning for undergraduate students, including studying what works and for whom and how to transform institutions to adopt successful practices in STEM education.

Full Proposal Deadline:
January 18, 2023
  • Additional Upcoming Deadlines