Research & Sponsored Programs

Federal & Other Funding Announcements (by deadline)

For a listing of all Federal grant opportunities arranged by topic, go to and browse by Category.
For a list of other resources,  review our External Funding Resources.

Current Funding Opportunities:

Ongoing Funding Opportunities: (no deadline or rolling deadlines)

Feb 25 / June 25 / Oct 25 of each year Academic Research Enhancement Awards (R15) (NIH)
Funding of up to $300,000 for up to 3 years.  AREA grants support small research projects in the biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by faculty and students in academic components that have not been major recipients of NIH research grant funds. The three goals of the AREA program are to support meritorious research, to strengthen the research environment of the institution, and to expose students to research. For additional information, see the AREA program website.

May and December annually Advanced E-Team grants (National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance) support commercial outcomes by moving technology innovations from the idea stage to prototype and eventually to market. Award amounts are up to $20,000.

May and December annually Course and Program grants (National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance) awarded to improve existing programs or build new programs in invention, innovation, and technology entrepreneurship. Award amounts are up to $50,000.

Sept 15 annually Cottrell College Science Awards (Research Corporation for Science Advancement)
The goal of this program is to provide seed funding for research in astronomy, chemistry, physics, or related fields that significantly overlap with these three disciplines to help early career faculty at predominantly undergraduate institutions, along with their students, establish sustainable programs of research.  (Pre-proposal required.)

Various Deadlines NSF GOALI (Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry) Program 
This program promotes university-industry partnerships by making funds available to support an eclectic mix of industry-university linkages. Proposals are accepted any time, due dates vary by disciplinary program. GOALI seeks to fund transformative research beyond that which industry would normally fund.  Special interest is focused on opportunities for:
    * Faculty, postdocs, and students to conduct research and gain experience in an industrial setting;
    * Industrial scientists and engineers to bring industry's perspective and integrative skills to academe;
    * Interdisciplinary university-industry teams to conduct research projects.

Broad Agency Announcements (BAA)
is a competitive solicitation mechanism used by federal agencies for basic and applied research and my be used to solicit "scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge or understanding." These Announcements provide a general description of research programs, including specific areas of interest; general information; evaluation and selection criteria; and proposal preparation and submission instructions. The links below will take you to each agency's BAA page: