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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Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Amount:
USD $$30,000,000 (USD unless defined below)

The Solar Energy Program (SEP) provides financial assistance in the forms of grants and loan funds to promote the use of alternative solar energy in Pennsylvania. The program is administered jointly by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) under the direction of the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).

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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.

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.

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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels”.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Amount:
USD $$125,000 (USD unless defined below)

This new program aims to revolutionize our understanding of the location and behavior of all carbon on Earth.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Our geographical focus will be on three regions: the Great Lakes of East Central Africa, the Greater Mekong and its headwaters, and the watersheds of the Andes. Each is a place of high biodiversity, important freshwater service, and carbon-storage value.

Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research

CPBR's generic list of company members' research needs is updated annually by the companies. The list becomes part of the CPBR Request for Preproposals ("RFP"). The companies are also invited to submit a short summary of their current research needs to be included (anonymously) in the RFP.

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Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Sep 08, 2016

The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) is an umbrella for two complementary subprograms, Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) and Building Innovation Capacity (BIC).

Pittsburgh Foundation

The goal of the New Investigator Research Grants is to provide research support for innovative basic scientists in Pennsylvania as they transition into an academic position as a new independent investigator. Proposals are required to address basic (fundamental, pure) questions addressing core principles in biology, physics and chemistry or at the disciplinary boundaries between these fields.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

We collaborate with other groups to conserve landscapes in the San Francisco Bay Area, for the future generations who will call this region home.

Our goals are to maintain and, where possible, increase the Bay Area?s remarkable biodiversity, ecosystem services, and nature-based recreation opportunities. In order to achieve these objectives, we pursue several strategies:

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

Established in 2008, the Yoram J. Kaufman Unselfish Cooperation in Research Award is given annually to one scientist, who is in the advanced stage of her/his career, in recognition of broad influence in atmospheric science through exceptional creativity, inspiration of younger scientists, mentoring, international collaborations, and unselfish cooperation in research.

George Gund Foundation

Human well-being is inextricably linked to the quality of the environment, and urban areas bring this fact into sharp focus as historic disregard for the environment and modern development pressures create great challenges. The Foundation responds to these challenges by making grants to organizations that address environmental issues in Northeast Ohio.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

To protect existing development from sea_level rise and shoreline migration through dune creation and maintenance, beach fill projects and repair of existing shore protection structures.

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce 24 new awardees for the NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program, designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, potentially transformative models for graduate education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Undefined
Amount:
USD $$20,000 (USD unless defined below)

The National Geographic Society awards grants for scientific field research and exploration through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest.

Energy Foundation

The Climate Program seeks to build support for effective policies that would put a price on carbon and help us avoid the most serious impacts of climate change.

Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Aug 03, 2015

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): Summer Stipends Program

Deadline: October 1, 2015
Institutional Limit: Two Faculty Members

 

Amount:
USD $$80,000 (USD unless defined below)

Graduate students in kinesiology and other graduate programs at Penn State have a unique opportunity to become innovators in physiology, bioinformatics, and genomics fields thanks to a recently awarded grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund
Amount:
USD $$100,000 (USD unless defined below)

Supports mentored doctoral research projects in priority areas of arboriculture and urban forestry. The Research Fellowship Grant is offered as funds are available.

Award amount: $100,000

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