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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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

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”.

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
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).


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.


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.


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
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.

The U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) supports scientific research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, and NSF's Office of Polar Programs (OPP) provides operational research support for these projects.

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.

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:


American Geophysical Union
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.

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.

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).