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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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
From the natural sciences to the social sciences to the humanities to the arts, the availability of more data and cheaper computing is transforming research. As costs for sensors, sequencing, and other forms of data collection decline, researchers can generate data at greater and greater scale, relying on parallel increases in computational power to make sense of it all and allowing the ...
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
A deeper understanding of how plants function and respond to stress is essential to address global challenges such as climate change, the increasing demand for food and the consequences that both have for Earth?s environment and the quality of life. In collaboration with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the HHMI/GBMF Plant Biology Investigator Program seeks to improve this ...
Amount:
USD $10,000 (USD unless defined below)
Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Mar 16, 2016
The Materials Research Institute (MRI) and Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE) have identified three themes of convergence where we are asking faculty to develop high risk, high impact, transformative ideas that will enable Penn State faculty to obtain preliminary data that can be used to pursue larger federal grants in the area of: CO2 Capture, Storage and...
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships is seeking leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy. The EERE STP Fellowships provide an opportunity for highly talented scientists and engineers to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in ...
American Chemical Society
Purpose: This annual National ACS award recognizes outstanding reporting directly to the public, which materially increases the public's knowledge and understanding of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields. ...
Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Nov 10, 2015
 An application for the DOE EERE (energy efficiency and renewable energy), Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Small and Medium Commercial Buildings program requires strong engineering leadershipand DOE alliances to be competitive; therefore, Martha Krebs (mkrebs@psu.edu) has agreed to be the lead in coordinating a competitive proposal from Penn State. The Office of the...
The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation of The Pittsburgh Foundation will award annual research grants in 2016 to researchers at Pennsylvania universities to carry out fundamental research in the areas of biology, chemistry, and physics. Guidelines can be found on the website: http://kaufman.pittsburghfoundation.org/   Grant programs include: -  -  New Investigator...
Empire State Development Corporation
Amount:
USD $200,000 (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. The program provides capital, technical assistance, and research and development awards that expand the ability to recycle solid and industrial waste into higher value products, or reduce ...
Richard King Mellon Foundation
With assets over $2 billion at December 31, 2013, the Richard King Mellon Foundation has built on the vision of these founders. The Foundation?s current giving priorities primarily serve Southwestern Pennsylvania with a program focus on Regional Economic Development and Conservation, along with Education and Human Services and Nonprofit Capacity Building. The Foundation gives first ...
Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Sep 14, 2015
The SSRI is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2016-2017 Faculty Fellows Program. The SSRI Faculty Fellows Program supports faculty members in the social and behavioral sciences to develop new interdisciplinary collaborations aimed at building a novel line of sustainable research through securing external funding. Priority will be given to ...
Water Research Foundation
Amount:
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 ...
Amount:
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. The program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a...
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. ...
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 ...
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...
NSF
Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Aug 19, 2016
REMINDER: This year we are starting the NSF-MRI downselect early to allow the PIs more time to prepare their proposals. Please note that major deadlines will be occurring over the summer. If you are aware of any PIs who may be interested in the downselect, please inform them now so they can plan accordingly. Limit: Penn State may only submit 3 proposals.  Up to 2 of the 3 proposals may be...
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...
Undefined
Amount:
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. ...

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