This page includes current funding opportunities, as well as opportunities where no date was specified. (These could include rolling applications, or the data feed may just not have included the date. Please check the Website in each funding opportunity.) The list is sorted in descending order by final deadline date.

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USD $2,500,000 (USD unless defined below)
Final Deadline:
Dec 01, 2020
The purpose of the updated ViCTER program is to use the R01 mechanism to foster and promote early-stage transdisciplinary collaborations and/or translational research efforts among fundamental (technology and mechanism oriented), clinical (patient-oriented) and population-based researchers in the environmental health field. The newly established collaborative teams will come together in common...
USD $300,000 (USD unless defined below)
Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Apr 12, 2019
Final Deadline:
Oct 17, 2019
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences competition. Click on the link below to view more information. Thank you! Internal Submission Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019 Funding Organization's Deadline: Thursday, October 17, 2019 Award Cycle: 2019-2020 Discipline/Subject Area: Outstanding early-stage inventors who harness science and...
USD $1,000,000 (USD unless defined below)
Final Deadline:
Oct 01, 2019
The Specialty Crop Multi-State Program (SCMP) offers grants to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops by funding collaborative, multi-state projects that address the following regional or national level specialty crop issues: food safety; plant pests and disease; research; crop-specific projects addressing common issues; and marketing and promotion.
USD $2,500,000 (USD unless defined below)
Final Deadline:
Sep 11, 2019
The Waves to Water Prize is a 4-Stage, $2.5M contest to accelerate technology innovation in wave energy powered desalination systems. These technologies hold the potential to deliver clean water to communities for disaster relief purposes, and to remote communities throughout the globe. Over almost two years, the prize will provide innovators a pathway from initial concept, to technical design,...
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
The Interdisciplinary Training in Genes and the Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will address the critical need for well-trained scientists who have an understanding of, and commitment to, cutting-edge research at the intersection of molecular and environmental exposure biology, and statistical and computational methods. Our trainees will be provided an outstanding ...
Water Research Foundation
USD $100,000 (USD unless defined below)
The Water Research Foundation The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is a centralized, nonprofit research organization for the water community whose mission is to advance the science of water to improve the quality of life. This is achieved through the timely identification and funding of needed research, followed by the communication of the research findings which ultimately allows ...
National Geographic
National Geographic supports the development of cutting-edge technologies that open our eyes to different viewpoints, help us see the world in a new light and explore it in new ways, and transform the fields of exploration, science, and conservation. The planet’s ecological systems are in peril due to climate change and other anthropogenic effects. Our ability to understand how these systems...
American Geophysical Union
The Early Career Hydrologic Science Award is given annually to one honoree in recognition of outstanding contribution to the science of hydrologyan early career scientist (no more than six years post-degree by 1 January of the year of the award presentation) in recognition of outstanding contributions to the hydrological sciences. ...
Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Jan 06, 2016
The Environmental Research and Education Foundation is accepting pre-proposals for its Research in Sustainable Solid Waste Management grants program. The program supports research projects related to sustainable solid waste management practices, including waste minimization; recycling; waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals, or other useful products; strategies to promote...
Replaces: NSF 15-085 June 6, 2016 Dear Colleagues: In fiscal year (FY) 2013, NSF started an initiative to encourage and foster research in Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering, and Materials (SusChEM), partially in response to the mandate of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010. The SusChEM initiative addresses the interrelated challenges of sustainable supply, engineering,...
Consortium for Ocean Leadership
The International SeaKeepers Society is currently accepting research proposals for DISCOVERY Yacht expeditions.The SeaKeepers DISCOVERY Yachts program provides marine scientists with a unique and cost effective platform for at sea research by placing researchers on privately owned vessels to conduct oceanographic research. SeaKeepers is committed to promoting ocean research, education ...
New Energy Foundation
Applying for a New Energy Foundation Research GrantAs charitable contributions accumulate at New Energy Foundation (NEF), some funds will be assigned to worthwhile scientific research and engineering development projects in new energy. In some cases, specifics donor will be approached to fund a particular project, but when possible the NEF R&D grant will be awarded from the general ...
National Institute on Environmental Health Science
Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Feb 01, 2016
Dear Colleagues: The National Institute on Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is extending the deadline for submissions for the Climate Change and Environmental Exposures Challenge (#climatechallengeNIEHS). To assure full participation and sufficient time for the development of high quality submissions, the deadline has been pushed back two months to February 1st. The...
USD $40,000 (USD unless defined below)
Programmatic Funding requests will be considered up to $40,000.Priority is given to organizations providing programs and services in the following areas: human services, public benefit, health, education, environment, arts & culture. Such initiatives must already have 75% of necessary funding committed. Programmatic initiatives will include technology and other equipment purchases. ...
Surdna Foundation
In 2050, approximately half of the U.S. building stock will consist of buildings that exist today. Considering that buildings contribute to nearly 40% of our country's carbon emissions, which runs up costs and compounds environmental problems, we know that improving the efficiency of the existing building stock is critical. We also know that bringing energy efficiency practices into more homes...
The purpose of the Research Collaboration Fellowship is to initiate and foster research collaborations between Penn State faculty at the University Park (UP) or the College of Medicine (CoM) and at campuses across the Commonwealth. Through this program faculty members with mutual research interests will be encouraged to form research partnerships and to jointly conduct research projects. The...
Fish and Wildlife Service
USD $300,000 (USD unless defined below)
The National Fish Habitat Action Plan is a national investment strategy to leverage federal and privately raised funds to protect, restore, and enhance the nation's fish and aquatic habitats through partnerships that foster fish habitat conservation. Funds appropriated to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (Service) Fish and Aquatic Conservation (FAC) Program specifically to implement the...
Pew Charitable Trusts
USD $150,000 (USD unless defined below)
Each year, five individuals or, occasionally, teams are selected by a prominent international panel of experts to receive the prestigious Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation. Each Pew Fellow is awarded a $150,000 grant, allocated over three years, to complete an original, research-based marine conservation project. Fellowships applications are by nomination only. ...
Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Sep 30, 2019
The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is America’s flagship competitive grants program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. In this RFA, NIFA requests applications for six AFRI priority areas through the Foundational and Applied Science Program for FY 2018. The goal of this program is to...
Energy Foundation
The Energy Foundation works to build markets for energy efficiency and renewable power sources, to increase our energy independence, create new jobs at home, and reduce the carbon pollution that comes from conventional coal-fired power plants. We coordinate powerful networks of diverse allies who work across the country to advance clean, affordable energy.Increasing energy efficiency ...