Current EFSC Grant Opportunities

The Eastern Florida State College Grants Development Office has compiled a list of researched federal, state, local, foundation and national grants for faculty and staff interested in applying for project funding through the College. This funding is designed to enhance the EFSC mission and strategic goals. To get started, please take a moment to review the Grant Development Procedures Manual and Grant Development FAQsWhen you have selected a grant, we recommend speaking with a Grant Development Officer before initiating the application process. We will be happy to assist you in submitting the required Grant Concept Approval Form. For more information, contact Barbara Stuart at or 321-433-5360.

Current Grant Opportunities

Accessibility/Disability Services

Click hyperlinked text for more information on specific grant opportunities.
Private Foundation Grants

The Able Trust
Deadline: November 16, 2018
Total Funding Amount: Up to $250,000 for a three-year grant for the Strategic Employment Placement Initiatives program.
Funds: Proposals that address the employment placement of Floridians with disabilities.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Deadlines: None
Total Funding Amount: $1.9 billion
Number of Awards (Education): 1,106
Cost Sharing/Match: None
Funds: The Foundation supports organizations that respect and promote independence, integration and individual choice as the preconditions for a good life for children and adults with multiple disabilities. Capital Funding; Operating Funds; Program Funding; Basic Needs; Health; Education; Disabilities; General Community Support; Older Adults; Veterans; Workforce Development.

Kessler Foundation
Deadlines: None
Total Funding Amount: $2.5 million
Number of Awards: TBA
Cost Sharing/Match: None
Funds: The Kessler Foundation Program Center is a division of the Kessler Foundation dedicated to finding employment solutions and creating awareness to the high unemployment and underemployment of Americans with disabilities. 

Arts and Culture

Click hyperlinked text for more information on specific grant opportunities.

Brevard Cultural Alliance
Deadlines: TBA for FY 2019
Total Funding Amount: Up to $30,000
Funds: Programs that cultivate excellence, accessibility and diversity in arts and culture for all people in Brevard County.

Florida Blue Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Total Funding Amount: Varies
Funds: Targets communities to meet local needs that improve education and literacy, health and human services, arts and culture and community development.

Engineering and Computer Science

Click hyperlinked text for more information on specific grant opportunities.
National Science Foundation

Broadening Participation in Engineering
Deadline: Proposals accepted any time
Total Funding Amount: $1.5 million
Number of Awards: 20
Cost Sharing or Match Requirement: None
Funds: The Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) Program is a Directorate-wide initiative dedicated to supporting the development of a diverse and well-prepared engineering workforce. Across every educational juncture (e.g., elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels), efforts to improve engineering interests, preparation, connections, experiences and opportunities among underrepresented groups is of major importance to BPE. BPE is interested in funding projects that bring together multiple groups (e.g., school districts, community colleges, engineering schools, industry, philanthropy, government, etc.) and offer the greatest return on investment by producing outcomes that are scalable, sustainable and applicable to various contexts, settings and demographics within the engineering enterprise.

Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*)
Deadline: TBA for 2019
Anticipated Funding Amount: $10 million to $17 million
1. Data Driven Networking Infrastructure/Campus and Researcher Awards: Up to $500,000 for up to two years
2. Network Design and Implementation for Small Institutions Awards: Up to $750,000 total for up to two years
3. Network Integration and Applied Innovation Awards: Up to $1 million total for up to two years
4. Network Performance Engineering and Outreach Awards: Up to $3.5 million total for up to four years
Estimated Number of Awards: 13 to 26
Cost Sharing or Match: None
Funds: The program invests in innovative, coordinated and secure campus, multi-campus and multi-institution cyberinfrastructure (CI) components. The 2017 CC* solicitation refocuses on networking capacity, capability and innovation, while continuing to address the challenges of applying CI expertise to enabling science and contributing domain scientists, research groups and educators necessary to engage in, and drive, new networking capabilities and approaches in support of scientific discovery.

Community College Cyber Pilot Program (C3P)
Deadline: Proposals accepted any time
Award Amounts: TBA
Funds: The NSF encourages projects for this new category that will generate new knowledge about effective cybersecurity education, re-skilling workers to meet cybersecurity needs, preparing non-traditional students to reenter the educational system, increasing the diversity of the cybersecurity workforce, using applied research experiences to build skills and competencies for real-world scenarios and building effective collaborations between educational institutions, business, industry and government. Investigating some of these issues in conjunction with a novel educational program for the scholars may enhance the impact of the pilot projects.

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs

    • September 24, 2018 through October 2, 2018 and September 18, 2019 through September 25, 2019 for large projects ($1.2-3 million total budget with a duration of up to five years)
    • September 24, 2018 through October 2, 2018 and September 9, 2019 through September 16, 2019 for medium projects ($500,001 to $1.2 million total budget with a duration of up to four years)
    • November 1, 2018 through November 15, 2018 and October 31, 2019 through November 14, 2019 for small projects (up to $500,000 total budget with a duration of up to three years)

Number of Awards Anticipated: 100 to 150
Cost Sharing or Match Requirement: None
Funds: The Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education activities that lead to novel or enhanced computing and networking technologies, or that explore new ways to make use of existing technologies. The Division seeks to develop a better understanding of the fundamental properties and trade-offs involved in computer and network systems as well as the abstractions and tools used in designing, building, measuring and using them. CNS solicits innovative research that considers technology trends and emerging challenges, while emphasizing a systems focus and awareness of the types of requirements mentioned above. This solicitation recognizes the interdependency and blurring of boundaries among computing, storage and networking [sub]systems and the research associated with them. As such, specific sub-programs are not called out. It is not the intent to limit the scope of the program, compared to previous solicitations. Rather, the intent is to encourage cross-fertilization among areas of CNS research.

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
Deadlines: August 8, 2018 and the second Wednesday annually thereafter
Total Award Amount: $10-20 million (FY2018); approximately $20-30 million each year thereafter
Awards: 1-2 SPrEaD Awards for Successful Project Expansion and Dissemination projects with a duration of three to five years and total budgets of up to $2 million each; 6-12 Strategies Awards with a duration of up to two years and total budgets of up to $400,000 each
Cost Sharing or Match Requirement: None
Funds: The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program supports projects that advance the knowledge base and increase capacity within the professional communities of researchers, scientists and educators who support STEM learning and education pathways to occupations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and information and communications technologies (ICT). Through funds provided by revenue from the federal H-1B visa program, the ITEST program supports research on the development, implementation and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in experiences that: (1) increase awareness among students of STEM and ICT occupations; (2) motivate students to pursue appropriate education pathways to STEM and ICT occupations; or (3) provide students with technology-rich experiences that develop disciplinary based knowledge and practices, or promote critical thinking, reasoning or communication skills needed for entering STEM and ICT workforce sectors.

Research Experience for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
Deadlines: September 19, 2018
Total Award Amount: $5.8 million per year for FY 2018, FY 2019 and FY 2020
Award Ceiling: $600,000 per site (duration up to three years)
Award Floor: $10,000 per teacher/faculty (one year)
Number of Awards Anticipated: 9
Cost Sharing or Match Requirement: None
Funds: This program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science and Mathematics (STEM) in-service and pre-service teachers, full-time community college faculty and university faculty and students to enhance the scientific disciplinary knowledge and capacity of the STEM teachers and/or community college faculty through participation in authentic summer research experiences with engineering and computer science faculty researchers. The research projects and experiences all revolve around a focused research area related to engineering and/or computer science that will provide a common cohort experience to the participating educators.

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)
Deadline: Proposals accepted any time
Award Amounts: Small projects - Up to $500,000 with a duration of up to three years; Medium projects - $500,001 to $1.2 million with a duration of up to four years
Cost Sharing or Match Requirement: None
Funds: The Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program welcomes proposals that address Cybersecurity and privacy, and draw on expertise in one or more of these areas: computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences. Proposals that advance the field of Cybersecurity within a single discipline or efforts that span multiple disciplines are both encouraged.

EDU: The Education (EDU) designation will be used to label proposals focusing entirely on Cybersecurity education. Note that proposals that are designated as EDU have budgets limited to $300,000 and durations of up to two years.

Training-Based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
Deadline: January 25, 2019 (fourth Friday in January annually thereafter)
Award Amount: $300,000 to $500,000 per award for up to three years in duration
Cost Sharing or Match Requirement: None
Funds: The CyberTraining program intends to address emerging skills required in preparation for and career growth of the scientific and engineering research workforce for innovation, development, maintenance and utilization of such an advanced CI ecosystem. For the purposes of this solicitation, advanced CI is broadly defined as the set of resources, tools and services for advanced computation, data handling, networking and security that collectively enable potentially transformative fundamental research.

General Grants

Click hyperlinked text for more information on specific grant opportunities.

Gordon J. Barnett Memorial Foundation
 July 31, 2019 (The Board of Governors meets annually in October to review proposals.)
Amount: Average grant size is $1,000 to $20,000
Funds: Educational institutions in states of Florida, Indiana, New York and Oklahoma, including in such states primary or secondary schools, junior colleges, universities and trade or professional schools.
Types of Support: Project support, general operating, scholarships and program support.

Florida Power & Light (Robotics Programs)
Deadlines: July through September 2018 and September 2018 through February 2019 (FIRST Robotics Competition Only)
Award Amounts: $300 (FIRST Lego League, Jr.); $500 (FIRST Lego League); $750 (FIRST Tech Challenge); $3,000 (FIRST Robotics Competition)
Funds: FPL has provided the FIRST organization with a grant of $75,000 to fund rookie/new teams for the 2018-19 season in communities where FPL is the power provider. Teams will be funded until the monies are exhausted. 

The Gladys Brooks Foundation
Deadline: TBA for 2019
Amount: Grant applications will be considered for major expenditures generally between $50,000 and $100,000
Funds: The Foundation will consider grant applications for innovative projects in the fields of libraries, education, hospitals and clinics. Funds will be used for capital projects including equipment or endowments.

NextEra Foundation (Florida Power & Light)
Deadlines: TBA for 2018
Amount: $50,000 to $350,000
Funds: Capital, Matching Gifts and Endowment

Health Science

Click hyperlinked text for more information on specific grant opportunities.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants (T03)
Deadlines: August 24, 2018 (Letter of Intent) and October 26, 2018 (Application); August 26, 2019 (Letter of Intent) and October 24, 2019 (Application)
Total Award Amount: $3 million per year
Amount Per Award: Undergraduate programs may request a total budget of up to $50,000 per year
Number of Awards: 20-30
Funds: Training Project Grants (TPGs) are focused on occupational safety and health training. NIOSH is mandated to provide an adequate supply of qualified personnel to carry out the purposes of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the TPGs are one of the principal means for meeting this mandate. The majority of TPGs are in academic institutions that provide high quality training in the core occupational safety and health disciplines of industrial hygiene (IH), occupational health nursing (OHN), occupational medicine residency (OMR), occupational safety (OS), as well as closely related allied disciplines. TPGs should demonstrate collaborative efforts by working with a diverse and broad range of organizations to enhance OSH training in their region. The purpose of this program is to support NIOSH TPGs, to address the burden of OSH in the United States by providing state-of-the-art training for the next generation of leaders in OSH practice and research.

Foundation Grants

Aetna Foundation
Deadlines: TBA for 2019
Amount: Up to $5,000
Funds: Matching Gifts; Operating Funds; Matching/challenge Funding; Program Funding; Research Funding

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadlines: Open call for proposals
Award Amount: N/A
Purpose: Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence base needed to build a Culture of Health. They are especially interested in research examining the health impacts of programmatic or policy interventions that address factors outside the domain of health care services or public health practice.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Deadlines: TBA for 2019
Assets: $41 billion
Income: $7.7 billion
Funds nationwide.
Funds: Research Funds; Program Funding; Scholarships; Matching Gifts; Matching/Challenge Funding; Libraries; Post-Secondary Education; Communities; Early Learning; High Schools; Nutrition; Global Health; Water; Global Libraries; Maternal and Children’s Health; Financial Services for the Poor; Emergency Relief; Agricultural Development.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Deadlines: TBA for 2019
Assets: $21 billion
Income: $49 billion
Funds nationwide.
Funds: Undergraduate Science Education; Institution Support; Fellowships; Research Funding; Pre-College Science Education; Health; Research; Graduate Science Education; Medical Research Training; Infectious Diseases; Parasitology; Pre K-12 Program; and International Research.

National Institutes of Health

Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program
Deadline: September 25, 2019
Award Ceiling: $300,000
Number of Awards Anticipated: Contingent upon NIH appropriations
Cost Sharing or Match Requirement: None
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences and Curriculum or Methods Development. A program application must include each activity and describe how they will be synergized to make a comprehensive program.

The Bridges to Baccalaureate Program is intended to provide these activities to community college students to increase transition to and completion of Bachelor's degree programs in biomedical sciences. This program requires partnerships between community colleges or other two-year post-secondary educational institutions granting the associate degree with colleges or universities that offer the baccalaureate degree. Additionally, recruitment and retention plans are required as part of the application.

Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate – Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR)
Deadline: TBA for 2019
Amount: Application budgets are not limited. Five year project award.
Number of Applications: One per institution.
Funds: The overall goal of the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. In order to accomplish this goal, NRSA training programs are designed to train individuals to conduct research and to prepare for research careers.

National Institutes of Health Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings
Deadline: Now through May 8, 2019
Amount: Application budgets are not limited. Five year project award.
Number of Applications: One per institution.
Funds: The purpose of the NIH Research Conference Grant (R13) is to support high quality scientific conferences that are relevant to the NIH's mission and to the public health. A conference is defined as a symposium, seminar, workshop, or any other organized and formal meeting, whether conducted face-to-face or via the internet, where individuals assemble (or meet virtually) for the primary purpose to exchange technical information and views or explore or clarify a defined subject, problem, or area of knowledge, whether or not a published report results from such meeting. The NIH recognizes the value to members of the research community and all other interested parties in supporting such forums.

National Institutes of Health Small Research Grant Program
Deadline: Now through May 8, 2019
Amount: Application budgets are not limited. Five year project award.
Number of Applications: One per institution.
Funds: The NIH Small Research Grant Program supports discrete, well-defined projects that realistically can be completed in two years and that require limited levels of funding. This program supports different types of projects including, but not limited to, the following: Pilot or feasibility studies; Secondary analysis of existing data; Small, self-contained research projects; Development of research methodology; and Development of new research technology.


Click hyperlinked text for more information on specific grant opportunities.
Florida Humanities Council

Mini Grants
Deadlines & Award Amounts: 

    • Speaker Series - Deadline: Spring 2019; Award Amount: $5,000 to host four to six public talks
    • Community Project Grant - Deadlines: September 14 and November 1
    • Black History Programming - Deadline: January 2019; Award Amount: Up to $500
    • Summer Seminars for Educators - Deadline: Spring 2019
    • Poet Laureate Program - Deadline: Applications reviewed upon request

Funds: Lecture series and panel discussions; civic engagement forums to encourage public debate and discussion; development of electronic resources such as recordings of scholar presentations, classroom resources (not designed for a specific institution).

National Endowment for the Humanities

Collaborative Research Grants

1) Convening Grants
December 5, 2018 (Optional Review of Draft: October 15, 2018)
Up to $50,000
Convening grants last one year and typically fund conferences and working group meetings to sharpen the chosen research topic and discuss and plan subsequent publication.

2) Publication Grants
December 5, 2018 (Optional Review of Draft: October 15, 2018)
Amount: Up to $250,000 (no more than $100,000 per year)
Funds: Publication grants last one to three years and support a project toward completion of its publication goals. Publications can appear in traditional print or in digital form. Note that costs paid to publishers and subventions are not supported.

3) Archaeology Grants
Deadline: December 5, 2018 (Optional Review of Draft: October 15, 2018)
Amount: Up to $250,000 (no more than $100,000 per year)
Funds: Archaeology grants last one to three years and support projects that lead to publication.

Dialogues on the Experience of War
Deadline: October 24, 2018
Amount: $100,000
Funds: Training of discussion leaders who conduct at least two discussion groups using sources from history, philosophy, literature, film, etc. Most participants should be veterans. The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others to think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service.

Humanities Connections Planning & Implementation Grants
Deadline: October 17, 2018
Amount: Up to $100,000
Funds: Humanities Connections grants seek to expand the role of the humanities in the undergraduate curriculum at two- and four-year institution, offering students in all academic fields new opportunities to develop the intellectual skills and habits of mind that the humanities cultivate. Grant projects focus on connecting the resources and perspectives of the humanities to students' broader educational and professional goals, regardless of their path of study.

Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges
Deadline: TBD for 2019
Amount: Up to $100,000
Funds: Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges support community colleges' commitment to educating students on a variety of educational and career paths. The program funds curricular and faculty development projects that help strengthen humanities programs and/or incorporate humanistic approaches in fields outside the humanities. Each project must be organized around a core topic or set of themes, drawn from subjects such as history, philosophy and literature. Each project must also incorporate a broader institutional vision for the humanities at a community college. Collaboration with other organizations is welcome, but the project director must be from an eligible institution. The grant period is one to three years.

Summer Seminars and Institutes
Deadline: February 14, 2019
Amount: $75,000 to $135,000 (seminars); $90,000 to $225,000 (institutes)
Funds: All programs may run for one, two, three or four weeks. One-week programs may be offered twice during a summer. Seminars are for school teachers (16-36 participants/NEH Summer Scholars or 16-36 college or university faculty/NEH Summer Scholars).

Summer Stipends
Deadline: September 26, 2018 (for projects beginning May 2019)
Award: $6,000 for continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months
Funds: Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences or both. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations or editions. Projects must not result solely in the collection of data; instead, they must also incorporate analysis and interpretation.

Public Safety and Fire Rescue

Click hyperlinked text for more information on specific grant opportunities.

Federal Grants
U.S. Department of Commerce

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program
Deadline: TBA for 2019
Total Award Amount: $30 million
Range from $10,000 to $1 million yearly
Number of Awards Anticipated: See website for more information.
Cost Sharing or Match Requirement: None
Funds: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program (PSIAP) is seeking applications to accelerate research, development, production and testing activities in six specific technology areas: mission critical voice; location based services (LBS); public safety analytics; communication demand modeling; research and prototyping platforms and resilient systems. The PSIAP is one of several initiatives within the NIST Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program.

U.S. Department of Justice

National Institute of Justice FY 2017 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes
Deadline: TBA for 2019
Total Award Amount: $20 million
Award Ceiling:
$20 million
Number of Awards Anticipated: 50
Cost Sharing or Match Requirement: None
Funds: National Institute of Health seeks proposals for basic or applied research and development projects. An NIJ forensic science research and development grant supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project that will: (1) increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice, or (2) lead to the production of useful material(s), device(s), system(s), or method(s) that have the potential for forensic application. The intent of this program is to direct the findings of basic scientific research; research and development in broader scientific fields applicable to forensic science and ongoing forensic science research toward the development of highly-discriminating, accurate, reliable, cost-effective and rapid methods for the identification, analysis and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal justice purposes. 


Click hyperlinked text for more information on specific grant opportunities.
National Science Foundation

Advanced Technological Education (ATE)
Deadlines: October 15, 2018; October 3, 2019; October 1, 2020
Anticipated Funding Amount: $66 million for new and continuing awards in FY2019
Estimated Number of Awards: 45 to 75
Cost Sharing or Match: None
Funds: The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and industry to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development, professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers, career pathways and other activities. The program invites research proposals that advance the knowledge base related to technician education. It is expected that projects be faculty-driven and that courses and programs are credit-bearing, although materials developed may also be used for incumbent worker education.

Division of Environmental Biology (Core Programs)
Deadline: August 2, 2018
Total Funding Amount: $72 million
Award Ceiling: $5 million
Award Floor: $5,000
Estimated Number of Awards: 200
Cost Sharing or Match: None
Funds: The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases range across many evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. Areas of research include biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, molecular evolution, life history evolution, natural selection, ecology, biogeography, ecosystem structure, function and services, conservation biology, global change, and biogeochemical cycles. Research on organismal origins, functions, relationships, interactions, and evolutionary history may incorporate field, laboratory, or collection-based approaches; observational or manipulative experiments; synthesis activities; as well as theoretical approaches involving analytical, statistical, or computational modeling.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR)

    • December 11, 2018 (Development and Implementation Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation)
    • October 1, 2018 (Exploration and Design Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation)
    • October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019 (Exploration and Design Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation)

Anticipated Funding Amount: Exploration and Design tiers for both the Engaged Student Learning and Institutional and Community Transformation tracks are $300,000 over a period of up to 3 years.
Cost Sharing Match: None
Estimated Number of Awards: 140
Funds: IUSE: EHR also seeks to support projects that have high potential for broader societal impacts, including improved diversity of students and instructors participating in STEM education, professional development for instructors to ensure adoption of new and effective pedagogical techniques that meet the changing needs of students and projects that promote institutional partnerships for collaborative research and development.

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program

    • November 2, 2018 and the first Friday in November annually thereafter (Bridge to the Doctorate [BD] Activity)
    • November 16, 2018 and the third Friday in November annually thereafter (STEM Pathways and Research Alliances)
    • November 16, 2018 and the third Friday in November annually thereafter (New and Renewal; LSAMP Pre-Alliance Planning; Bridge to the Baccalaureate [B2B]; Stem Pathways - Implementation-Only Projects)
    • January 25, 2019 and the last Friday in January annually thereafter (Louis Stokes Regional Centers of Excellence in Broadening Participation)

Anticipated Funding Amount: $22.3 million
Estimated Number of Awards: 24 to 40
Cost Sharing Match: None
Funds: The overall goal of the program is to assist universities and colleges in diversifying the nation's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce by increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded to populations historically underrepresented in these disciplines. The LSAMP program also supports knowledge generation, knowledge utilization, program impact and dissemination type activities.  The program seeks new learning and immediate diffusion of scholarly research into the field.

National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots
Deadline: February 5, 2019 and the first Tuesday in February annually thereafter
Anticipated Funding Amount: Total - $25-35 million for 40-60 awards. Foundational projects will range from $250,000 to $750,000 in total costs for up to three years. Integrative projects will range from $500,000 to $1.5 million in total costs for up to four years.
Cost Sharing or Matching: None
Funds: The program supports four main research thrusts that are envisioned to advance the goal of ubiquitous co-robots: scalability, customizability, lowering barriers to entry and societal impact. Topics addressing scalability include how robots can collaborate effectively with multiple humans or other robots; how robots can perceive, plan, act, and learn in uncertain, real-world environments, especially in a distributed fashion and how to facilitate large-scale, safe, robust and reliable operation of robots in complex environments. Customizability includes how to enable co-robots to adapt to specific tasks, environments or people, with minimal modification to hardware and software; how robots can personalize their interactions with people and how robots can communicate naturally with humans, both verbally and non-verbally. Topics in lowering barriers to entry include development of open-source co-robot hardware and software, as well as widely-accessible testbeds. Topics in societal impact include fundamental research to establish and infuse robotics into educational curricula, advance the robotics workforce through education pathways and explore the social, economic, ethical and legal implications of our future with ubiquitous collaborative robots.

NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program
Deadlines: July 17-19, 2019
Award Amount: $222 million (minimum $400,000, five-year period)
Estimated Number of Awards: 450 per year
Funds: All career proposals should describe an integrated path that will lead to a successful career as an outstanding researcher and educator. NSF recognizes that there in no single approach to an integrated research and education plan, but encourages all applicants to think creatively about the reciprocal relationship between both the proposed research and education activities, and how they may interact with each other in career development.

NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Deadline: August 287, 2019
Award Amount: $58 million
Award Ceiling: $3.25 million
Award Floor: $75,000
Estimated Number of Awards: 55 to 70
Funds: This program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science (including engineering and computer science) teachers. The program invites creative and innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting and preparing highly effective elementary and secondary science and mathematics teachers in high-need local educational agencies.

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM)
March 27, 2019
Anticipated Funding Amount:
$70 million to $95 million total. Awards range from $650,000 to $5 million.
Estimated Number of Awards:
60 to 80
Cost Sharing or Match: None
The program seeks: 1) to increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the workforce or graduate programs in STEM; 2) to improve the education of future scientists, engineers and technicians, with a focus on academically talented low-income students and 3) to generate knowledge to advance understanding of how factors or evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities affect the success, retention, transfer, academic/career pathways and graduation in STEM of low-income students.

U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Science

Science Undergraduate Internship (SULI)
Deadline:  October 9, 2018
Cost Sharing Match: None
Funds: Ten-week fellowships for STEM undergraduates to work in Department of Energy research labs. Students receive support for travel, lodging, and a stipend of about $5,500. Online application.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program
Deadline: TBA for 2019
Amount: $2 million to $3.5 million awarded each year. One to two year projects.
Cost Sharing Match: None
Funds: Projects that are based on sound science and promote environmental stewardship, critical thinking, problem solving, and effective decision making skills. Must address one EPA educational priority and one EPA environmental priority.

EPA Undergraduate Fellowships and Student Programs

GRO Undergraduate Fellowships for support during junior and senior year and summer internship at an EPA facility.

GRO Fellowship Contact
Georgette Boddie, GRO Program Manager
National Center for Environmental Research
2777 Crystal Drive (One Potomac Yard)
Room S-11772
Mail Code: 8723-P
Arlington, VA 22202

STAR Graduate Fellowships

Supports masters and doctoral candidates in environmental studies, social anthropology, urban and regional planning, and decision sciences.

STAR Fellowship Contact
Brandon Jones, PhD, Fellowship Programs Manager
National Center for Environment Research
2777 Crystal Drive (One Potomac Yard)
Room S-11772
Mail Code: 8723P
Arlington, VA 22202


Click hyperlinked text for more information on specific grant opportunities.
U.S. Small Business Administration

Boots to Business
Deadline: TBA
Total Funding Amount: $2.5 million
Number of Awards: TBA
Cost Sharing/Match: None
Funds: The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Veterans Business Development requests statement of interest for the Boots to Business (B2B) program funding opportunity from organizations interested in providing entrepreneurship training to transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses interested in starting and growing a small business. The B2B entrepreneurial development program provides introductory and follow-on small business ownership education and training to U.S. military service members and spouses (including members of the Reserve and National Guard) via the U.S. Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP).

Private Foundation Grants

Paralyzed Veterans of America
Deadlines: TBA
Total Funding Amount: $66 million
Number of Awards: Education – 52; Miscellaneous Philanthropy - 568
Cost Sharing/Match: Yes
Funds: For 70 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes—to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence.

Workforce Development

Grant opportunities in this category are currently being researched. Please check back soon.