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.

To search all funding opportunities in the IEE Database, visit the passed deadlines and opportunities database, which are older than one year.

The Penn State Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office also lists seed grant funding opportunities.

Hold Ctrl + Click to select multiple
National Institutes of Health
Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
May 07, 2019
Final Deadline:
May 07, 2019
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to encourage collaborations between the life and physical sciences that: 1) apply a multidisciplinary bioengineering approach to the solution of a biomedical problem; and 2) integrate, optimize, validate, translate or otherwise accelerate the adoption of promising tools, methods and techniques for a specific research or clinical problem in ba
Final Deadline:
May 01, 2019

Research to Action Funding Opportunity

Open: May 5, 2016

USD $$50,000 (USD unless defined below)
Final Deadline:
Sep 07, 2018

This FOA invites applications proposing to study HIV infection, HIV-associated conditions, HIV treatment, and/or biobehavioral or social factors associated with HIV/AIDS in the context of aging and/or in older adults. Research approaches of interest include clinical translational, observational, and intervention studies in domestic and international settings.

Eligible Applicants:

Department of Health and Human Services
Final Deadline:
May 07, 2018

This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages applications using community-engaged research methods to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to the community and to implement an environmental public health action plan based on research findings.

Department of Energy
Final Deadline:
Apr 20, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER), and the U.S.

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
USD $$15,000,000 (USD unless defined below)
Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Dec 04, 2017
Final Deadline:
Mar 16, 2018

The Solar Desalination funding program will develop novel technologies or concepts using solar thermal energy to assist in creating freshwater from otherwise unusable waters.

California Air Resources Board

Most air districts have funding mechanism for Alternative Fuel Vehicle projects, including moneys from the vehicle registration surcharge in non-attainment areas. In mid-1996, a process was initiated to increase the level of coordination between local Air Pollution Districts on heavy-duty vehicle programs. Participating agencies are developing a program criteria to jointly fund projects ...

Empire State Development Corporation
USD $$100,000 (USD unless defined below)

The Environmental Investment Program (EIP) is a financial assistance program to help businesses capture the economic benefits associated with pollution prevention, waste reduction, re-use and recycling.

USD $$4,000,000 (USD unless defined below)

The Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training.

American Geophysical Union

Established in 2008, the Sunanda and Santimay Basu Early Career Award in Sun-Earth Systems Science is given annually to one early career scientist (within seven years of the award of Ph.D.

Microsoft Research

Microsoft Research has more than 1,000 researchers and engineers worldwide, including some of the world?s finest computer scientists and computer engineers as well as mathematicians, physicists, biologists, linguists, sociologists, etc. working across more than 55 areas of research.

American Geophysical Union
USD $$1,000 (USD unless defined below)

The Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring is given annually to one mid-career female scientist (no more than 15 years post-degree) for significant contributions as a role model and mentor for the next generation of biogeoscientists.

Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Aug 19, 2016

The Atkinson Center is pleased to announce the request for proposals for our third round of 

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Forests, prairies, and wetlands, which absorb and store a significant amount of greenhouse gasses, are being converted into cropland at high rates to meet the growing demand for food and fuel worldwide. The twin forces of global deforestation and unsustainable agricultural practices are responsible for an estimated 25 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers fellowships for journalists to devote an academic year to study science, medicine, technology and environmental research. Fellows also meet in special seminars with nearly 60 world-class experts.


Wells Fargo and the NFWF Accepting Applications for Community Grants

USD $$20,000 (USD unless defined below)
Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Feb 08, 2016

The Keck Futures Initiative—a program of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine, with the support of the W. M. Keck Foundation—will award $20,000 prizes to individuals or teams who have developed creative, original work that addresses issues and advances in science, engineering and/or medicine for the general public.

Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources
USD $$500 (USD unless defined below)

The purpose of these grants is to provide financial support for qualified, professional journalists, in order to allow them to report on important topics that they may not otherwise be able to cover. At the discretion of the selection committee, up to eight awards may be granted.

Grants may be given for the full amount requested, or may be given for a percentage of the full amount.

DOE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research, Development, and Demonstration FOA