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.

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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:
Jun 01, 2016

EREF Research Grant Pre-Proposal Deadline is June 1, 2016

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The Bigelow Award is presented "to those who make significant inquiries into the phenomena of the sea." The award was established in 1960 by the Institution's Board of Trustees in honor of the first Director, biologist Henry Bryant Bigelow, who was also the first recipient.

W. W. Smith Charitable Trust

Maritime grants provide funding support to non-profit organizations in the Philadelphia, Delaware River, area for maritime educational activities designed to: preserve historic maritime resources, increase public awareness, develop an appreciation for the maritime heritage of Philadelphia, or teach basic or advanced maritime skills.

USD $$2,000,000 (USD unless defined below)

Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Innovative Technologies for Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement

Environmental Research & Education Foundation
Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Jan 06, 2016
Joshua Tree National Park Association
USD $$4,000 (USD unless defined below)

The Robert Lee Graduate Student Research Grant Program encourages independent field research by graduate students enrolled in accredited institutions. Funded by the Lee Family Foundation with contributions by the Joshua Tree National Park Association, the program provides student researchers with the opportunity to demonstrate how their research can apply to land management issues.

All of the Divisions in the following Directorates are participating in clean energy technology research and education through ongoing funding opportunities: Biological Sciences (BIO)Engineering (ENG), and Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS).

Ford Foundation

The goal of this work is to promote climate change policies that meet the needs of rural poor communities worldwide.

The Challenge

Jessie Ball duPont Fund
USD $$125,000 (USD unless defined below)

Energy Conservation Initiative grants are awarded on a competitive basis to the 37 small private colleges eligible for funding from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.

Phase I grants support submetering campus buildings, collecting energy data and developing campus energy policies and plans in order to save dollars and reduce carbon emissions.

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Seabirds and shorebirds, some of the most threatened animals on Earth, are dependent upon and contribute to robust ocean and coastal ecosystems. Invasive predators on seabird islands reduce their breeding success. Endangered seabirds, like albatrosses and petrels, are caught inadvertently in fishing gear on the high seas.

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 ...

Pen American Center
USD $$10,000 (USD unless defined below)

The PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award celebrates writing that exemplifies literary excellence on the subject of physical and biological sciences. The winner receives a cash award of $10,000 and will be honored at the PEN Literary Awards.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline:
Oct 18, 2016

The CTSI invites applicants for pilot projects designed to break down roadblocks across any stage of the translational science spectrum. Read the complete RFA, eligibility criteria and submission requirements 

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 ...

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.

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:

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.

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 ...