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.

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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

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
USD $$2,900 (USD unless defined below)

Graduate Fellowship Mission

The CHCI Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to enhance participants' leadership abilities, strengthen professional skills and produce more competent and competitive Latino professionals.

Graduate Fellowship Program Description

Energy Foundation

New technologies and fuels have the potential to slash transportation oil use, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. Improvements to conventional vehicles?including better engines and transmissions and strong, lightweight materials?can make cars and trucks cleaner while saving drivers money at the pump.

University of Southern California Sea Grant

The Sea Grant Program at the University of Southern California is part of the

National Sea Grant College Program, a network of colleges and universities

across the nation established to promote the understanding, conservation and

development of marine resources through research, education and public

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
USD $$10,000 (USD unless defined below)

Peer-to Peer grants are awarded to help municipalities improve their park, recreation and conservation services through a collaborative process. Projects are accomplished through contracts with experienced park, recreation and conservation professionals from nearby communities who will work closely with local leaders.

USD $$27,538 (USD unless defined below)

Inventorying endemic insects at White Sands National Monument

Eligibility: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The International Science Engagement program is an early stage program currently focused on South Asia that seeks to bring scientists and engineers in conflict regions together to collaborate on subjects and projects of mutual interest.

Louisiana Sea Grant, University of Louisiana

Given to an individual who has initiated innovative practices and brought positive change to the management of ocean or coastal resources at either the state or national level.


Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Apr 01, 2016

It is anticipated that approximately $400 million will be available for DOE Office of Science new, renewal, continuing, and supplemental grant and cooperative agreement awards under this and other, more targeted FOAs

Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Oct 17, 2016

2016-2017 SSRI Faculty Fellows Program: Call for Proposals

American Geophysical Union

The Ocean Sciences Early Career Award is given in odd-numbered years to an early career scientist (no more than 10 years post-degree) in recognition of significant contributions to and promise in the ocean sciences.