Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

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U.S. Department of Defense Minerva Research Initiative University Research optional white papers due January 16, 2024 and full applications due April 2, 2024

The Minerva’s University Research program aims to promote and support innovative basic research in specific areas of social science and provide new methods and understandings on social and behavioral questions of security and defense-related interest. The specific eight research topics of interest include:

  • Societal Cohesion in Crisis
  • Considering Societal Resilience at Multiple Scales
  • Sociotechnical Adaptation to Climate, Food, and Water Stress
  • Social Impact of Technological Change
  • Parasocial Relationships, Social Media, and Radicalization
  • Temporal Orientation and Strategic Considerations
  • Evolving Contexts of Deterrence
  • War Termination Processes and Prospects


U.S. Department of Defense; Army Research Laboratory Trapped Ions and Neutral Atoms Quantum Computing optional white papers due January 23, 2024 and proposals due April 9, 2024

The Trapped Ions and Neutral Atoms Quantum Computing four-year program is primarily focused on the following three topic areas in the field of quantum computing with trapped ions and neutral atoms:

  • Modular Atoms Primary Research Goal: Advance the state-of-the-art for remote two-qubit gates between two spatially separated modules to enable distributed quantum computing.
  • Fast Atoms Primary Research Goal: Faster high-fidelity qubit operations, such as two-qubit gates or mid-circuit measurements, that correspondingly improves algorithm run-time.
  • Versatile Atoms Primary Research Goal: Increase the versatility of atomic qubits through innovative concepts that preserve the advantages of such systems in a multi-qubit setting.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Health Resources and Services Administration Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Physician Assistant Rural Training in Behavioral Health Program proposals due March 15, 2024

The purpose of this program is to develop clinical rotations, lasting at least three months, for primary care Physician Assistant (PA) students in rural areas. This program addresses PA training for behavioral health conditions and integrates behavioral health into primary care. The goal is to increase the number of PAs trained to deliver these services in rural areas, including Medications for Opioid Use Disorder.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health Assessment of Climate at Institutions applications due July 1, 2024

 The objective of this funding opportunity is to conduct institutional climate assessments using validated survey instruments and to develop action plans for positive change in the recruitment, hiring, retention, and advancement of faculty, including those from groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research. The plans for self-studies should lead to institutional culture change by identifying perceptions, attitudes, and concerns, about, for example, inequities, micro-aggressions, institutional racism, and bias. The self-studies should provide a foundation for the development of an action plan to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility outcomes in the recruitment, hiring, retention, and advancement of faculty.


U.S. Department of the Interior; National Park Service Semiquincentennial grant proposals due March 5, 2024

The National Park Service’s (NPS) Semi quincentennial Grant Program will support the physical preservation of a broad variety of cultural resources associated with the founding of America as a nation in commemoration of the country's 250th anniversary. Specifically, these grants will fund preservation of buildings, sites, structures, objects or historic districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Arts Projects submissions to due February 15, 2024, and to the NEA portal due February 28, 2024

The Grants for Arts Projects provide funding for art projects that support opportunities for public engagement with the arts and arts education, for the integration of the arts with strategies promoting the health and well-being of people and communities, and for the improvement of overall capacity and capabilities within the arts sector.


National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America submissions to due April 25, 2024, and to the NEA portal due May 14, 2024

Challenge America offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to groups/communities with rich and dynamic artistic and cultural contributions to share that are underserved. The program is rooted in principles that include, but are not limited to, recognition that some groups/communities and some geographic areas with rich cultural identities have limited grant funding opportunities, and/or have been historically underserved by national arts funding; some small organizations may face barriers to accessing grant funding; and some applicants to the NEA may benefit from enhanced technical assistance resources. Challenge America seeks to address these potential barriers for organizations seeking funding.


National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics proposals due March 11, 2024

The main goal of the Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program is to enable low-income students with academic ability, talent or potential to pursue successful careers in promising STEM fields. Ultimately, the S-STEM program seeks to increase the number of academically promising low-income students who graduate with a S-STEM eligible degree and contribute to the American innovation economy with their STEM knowledge. Recognizing that financial aid alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, the program provides awards to institutions of higher education not only to fund scholarships, but also to adapt, implement, and study evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that have been shown to be effective supporting recruitment, retention, transfer, student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is particularly interested in supporting the attainment of degrees in fields identified as critical needs for the Nation, many of which have high demand for training professionals that can operate at the convergence of disciplines and include but are not limited to quantum computing and quantum science, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer science and computer engineering, data science and computational science applied to other frontier STEM areas, and other STEM or technology fields in urgent need of domestic professionals.


National Science Foundation Strengthening American Infrastructure proposals due March 12, 2024 

Strengthening American Infrastructure (SAI) program seeks to stimulate human-centered, use-inspired, fundamental, and potentially transformative research aimed at strengthening America’s infrastructure. Effective infrastructure provides a strong foundation for socioeconomic vitality and broad improvement in quality of life. Robust, reliable, and effective infrastructure spurs private-sector innovation, grows the economy, creates jobs, makes public-sector service provision more efficient, strengthens communities, promotes equal opportunity, protects the natural environment, enhances national security, and fuels American leadership. Achieving these objectives requires the integration of expertise from across all science and engineering disciplines. SAI focuses on how fundamental knowledge about human reasoning and decision-making, governance, and social and cultural processes enables the building and maintenance of effective infrastructure that improves lives and society and builds on advances in technology and engineering. Successful projects will represent a convergence of expertise in one or more social, behavioral, or economic sciences, deeply integrated with other disciplines to support substantial and potentially pathbreaking fundamental research applied to strengthening a specific focal infrastructure. 


National Science Foundation Future of Semiconductors proposals due March 14, 2024

The goal of this Future of Semiconductors solicitation is to cultivate holistic, co-design approaches to fundamental research and workforce education and training to enable rapid progress in new semiconductor technologies. The future of semiconductor manufacturing will require the design and deployment of diverse new technologies in materials, chemical and materials processes, devices, and architectures through the development of application-driven systems. Partnerships between industry and academic institutions are essential to spurring this innovation, enabling technology transfer, informing research infrastructure needs, and training the future workforce. This program seeks to fund research as well as education and workforce development to improve STEM education at the nation’s institutions of higher education with a goal to advance semiconductor design and manufacturing. NSF encourages bold, potentially transformative activities that address future semiconductor design and manufacturing challenges as well as shortages in the skilled scientists, engineers, and technician workforce. This solicitation seeks proposals to perform fundamental research to enable a new paradigm in semiconductor capabilities through research grants focused on co-design approaches.


National Science Foundation Collaborations in Artificial Intelligence and Geosciences proposals due March 15, 2024 

The Collaborations in Artificial Intelligence and Geosciences program seeks to advance the development and adoption of innovative artificial intelligence (AI) methods to increase scientific understanding of the Earth system. The program supports projects that advance AI techniques and/or innovative uses of sophisticated or novel AI methods to enable significant breakthroughs in addressing geoscience research questions. The program also supports efforts that increase adoption of innovative AI-driven approaches among geoscientists, including by expanding access to cyberinfrastructure and by building capacity for use of AI methods among diverse groups and institutions.