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Current 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 FAQs.

Grant opportunities are listed by category in the accordion below. This list is a resource to assist with identifying grant opportunities, but it is not all-encompassing. Grants found outside this list may be pursued with the necessary approvals.

Remember to contact the Grants Development Office prior to starting the grant application process. We will be happy to assist you in submitting the required form for faculty or staff.
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Accessibility/Disability Services

Private Foundation Grants

Mitsubishi Electric National Grant
Deadline: July 15 – November 1, Annually
Award Amount: $10,000 - $100,000/year for one to two years
Funds: Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation supports innovative projects that help youth with disabilities develop the leadership and employment skills they need to succeed. MEAF will also consider projects to create tools that help break down barriers to employment and increase job opportunities for young people with disabilities entering the workforce, including returning veterans with disabilities.

Teach Access Grants
Deadline: TBA for 2024-25 academic year
Award Amount: $1,000 - $5,000
Funds: Teach Access will be providing direct awards to full-time, part-time, adjunct faculty, or instructional staff at US-based institutions of higher education (community colleges, two-year colleges/universities, and four-year universities) to develop modules, presentations, exercises, or curriculum enhancements or changes that introduce the fundamental concepts and skills of accessible design and development into their existing courses.

Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Brevard Cultural Alliance
Deadline: October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024
Award Amount: Tier 1: $2,500; Tier 2: $5,000; Tier 3: $10,000
Funds: The Cultural Support Grant Program aims to promote Brevard County arts and culture by funding groups that present cultural and special events and market the events to out-of-county tourists. Such cultural and/or special events/activities could be visual and performing arts, including theatre, concerts, recitals, opera, dance, art exhibitions, festivals, and other tourist-related activities.

Florida Blue Foundation - multiple grants available; must create login to view
Healthy Communities Grant: addresses critical issues in local communities, opening new windows of opportunity to better enable our neighbors to reach their potential.
Deadline: Ongoing
Award Amount: Up to $50,000
Corporate Contributions: Florida Blue develops strategic partnerships with Florida-based nonprofit organizations, address social determinants of health in our communities, and support causes and critical issues to our enterprise. Through corporate contributions, we aim to improve the quality of life for all Floridians.
Deadline: Ongoing
Award Amount: Up to $50,000
Funds: Florida Blue Foundation’s programs are focused on improving health equity by impacting food security, advancing mental well-being, growing healthy communities, and addressing systemic racism and resulting health disparities.

National Endowment for the Humanities

Collaborative Research Grants
Deadline: (anticipated) November 29, 2024
Award Amount: Varies

  • Planning International Collaboration – awards up to $25,000 for performance period of 6-12 months
  • Convening – awards up to $50,000 for performance period of up to 1 year
  • Manuscript Preparation – awards up to $250,000 for performance period of 1-3 years
  • Scholarly Digital Projects – awards up to $250,000 for performance period of 1-3 years

Dialogues on the Experience of War
 (anticipated) September 17, 2024
Award Amount: Up to $100,000
Funds: The Dialogues on the Experience of War 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 think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service.  Dialogues is designed to reach military veterans; however, projects involving discussion groups that integrate veterans with civilians, men and women in active service, and military families are welcome. Project teams should include humanities scholars, military veterans, and individuals with relevant experience. 

Humanities Connections Planning & Implementation Grants
Deadline: (anticipated) June 5 – September 5, 2024
Award Amount: Up to $50,000 for 12 months for Planning; Up to $150,000 for 18-36 months for Implementation
Funds: The Humanities Connections program seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions.  Awards support innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields) to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.

Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges
Deadline: (anticipated) February 7 - May 7, 2024
Award Amount: Up to $150,000 for one to three years
Funds: Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at community colleges by developing new humanities programs, resources (including those in digital format), or courses, or by enhancing existing ones. Projects must be organized around a core topic or set of themes drawn from such areas of study in the humanities as history, philosophy, religion, literature, and composition and writing skills.

Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities
Deadline: (anticipated) February 7 - May 7, 2024
Award Amount: Up to $150,000 for one to three years
Funds: Humanities Initiatives strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at institutions of higher education by developing new or enhancing existing programs, resources (including those in digital format), or courses that explore, interpret, and preserve the diversity of human cultures, ideas, and practices, past and present. Projects must address a core topic or set of themes drawn from humanities areas such as history, philosophy, religion, literature, or humanities-informed composition and writing skills.

Summer Seminars and Institutes
 March 5, 2024
Award Amount: Stipends of $1300-$3450 for residential programs and $650-$1725 for virtual programs 
Funds: NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for higher education faculty to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends help cover expenses for these one- to four-week programs. Summer seminars and institutes are designed primarily for full- or part-time faculty who teach undergraduate students.

Summer Stipends
Deadline: (anticipated) June 18 – September 18, 2024
Award Amount: $6,000 for continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months
Funds: The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Stipends program aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication. The program works to accomplish this goal by:

  • Providing small awards to individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both
  • Supporting projects at any stage of development, but especially early-stage research and late-stage writing in which small awards are most effective
  • Furthering the NEH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in the humanities by encouraging applications from independent scholars and faculty at Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and community colleges
Engineering and Computer Science

National Science Foundation

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE)
Deadlines: Letter of Intent (OPTIONAL) due by September 18, 2024, Third Wednesday in September, Annually Thereafter; Full proposals for Tracks 3 & 4 due November 20, 2024
Track 1: Planning & Conference Grants – proposals accepted ANYTIME
Award Amount: Up to $100,000
Track 2: Research in Broadening Participation in Engineering – proposals accepted ANYTIME
Award Amount: $400,000 on average; more may be proposed with approval prior to application submission
Track 3: Inclusive Mentoring Hubs – Target full proposal date is November 20, 2024, Third Wednesday in November, Annually Thereafter
Award Amount: Up to $800,000 over 5 years
Track 4: Centers for Equity in Engineering - Target full proposal date is November 20, 2024, Third Wednesday in November, Annually Thereafter
Award Amount: Phase 1 – Up to $1.2M over at least 24 months; Phase II – Up to $4.0M over at least 36 months
*Letter of Intent is strongly recommended for Track 4
Funds: Through the Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) Program, NSF seeks to strengthen the future U.S. engineering workforce by enabling and encouraging the participation of all citizens in the engineering enterprise.

Research Experience for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
Deadlines: January 29, 2024 and October 9, 2024; Second Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter
Award Amount: Up to $600,000 per site (duration up to three years) with a maximum of $15,000 supplements per teacher/faculty per year
Number of Awards Anticipated: 9
Funds: This program supports authentic summer research experiences for K-14 educators to foster long-term collaborations between universities, community colleges, school districts, and industry partners. With this solicitation, the Directorates for Engineering (ENG) and Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) focus on a reciprocal exchange of expertise between K-14 educators and research faculty and (when applicable) industry mentors.

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)
Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime
Award Amount: Small projects up to $600,000 with duration up to three years; Medium projects $600,001 to $1.2M with duration up to four years; EDU proposals limited to $400,000 with duration up to three years
Number of Awards Anticipated: 90 total – 45 small; 30 medium
Funds: The 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.

Strengthening the Cyberinfrastructure Professionals Ecosystem
 January 18, 2024 (third Thursday in January, Annually Thereafter)
Award Amount: The yearly budget for a project may support up to 4 full-time equivalent (FTEs) CI professionals. Projects may also budget for additional expenses involved in the project. This solicitation does not specify a limit. However, such expenses should be clearly justified, and it is expected that the support for the CIP professional trainees would be the major component of the budget. A SCIPE award is limited to five years in duration.
Number of Awards Anticipated: 4
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 this solicitation's purposes, 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

Costco Wholesale Grant
Deadline: Rolling deadline; no more than 1 application per organization per fiscal year
Award Amount: Varies; no more than 10% of organization’s budget
Funds: Costco Wholesale’s primary charitable efforts specifically focus on programs supporting children, education, and health and human services in the communities where we do business. Our Charitable Contributions Committee oversees our charitable giving and encourages decentralization of charitable giving so that the greatest impact is where Costco's employees and members live and work.

The Gladys Brooks Foundation
Deadline: January 1 - May 31, Annually
Award 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.Grant proposals from universities, colleges and secondary schools will be considered generally for:

  1. educational endowments to fund scholarships based solely on educational achievements, leadership and academic ability of the student;
  2. endowments to support fellowships and teaching chairs for educators who confine their activities primarily to classroom instruction in the liberal arts, mathematics and the sciences during the academic year;
  3. erection or endowment of buildings, wings of or additions to buildings;
  4. capital equipment for educational purposes.

Gordon J. Barnett Memorial Foundation
Deadline: July 31, Annually
Award Amount: Average grant size is $1,000 to $20,000
Funds: This grant supports educational institutions in the state of Florida in the areas of project support, general operating, scholarships, and program support.

Health Science

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Occupational Safety and Health Research (RO1)
Deadlines: Cycle I – February 5 of each year; Cycle II – June 5 of each year; Cycle 3 – October 5 of each year
Total Funding Amount: Contingent on the availability of funds and number of applications. 
Award: Up to $400,000 in direct costs (including Consortium F&A costs) per Budget Period. Up to $1.6 million in direct costs (including Consortium F&A costs) for a four-year period of performance. No more than $400,000 in direct costs may be requested in any single year. The total period of performance may not exceed four years.
Number of Awards: 5-10
Funds: The purpose of the R01 grant program is (1) to develop an understanding of the risks and conditions associated with occupational diseases and injuries, (2) to explore methods for reducing risks and preventing or minimizing exposure to hazardous conditions in the workplace, and (3) to translate significant scientific findings into prevention practices and products that will effectively reduce work-related illnesses and injuries. The Research Project Grant (R01) supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project in scientific areas that represent the investigators’ specific interests and competencies and that fall within the mission of NIOSH. Applicants must concisely describe the occupational health burden addressed in their proposal and must link the need for the proposed research activities to planned outputs that will help alleviate this burden. Applicants should clearly articulate the anticipated impacts of the proposed research, both during the project period and beyond.

Foundation Grants

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadlines: Open call for proposals
Award Amount: Varies
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
New grant opportunities open regularly. Check the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation page for new grant opportunities.

National Institutes of Health

Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program
Deadline: September 25, 2024
Award Amount: Application budgets are not limited. The maximum project period is five years.
Number of Awards Anticipated: Contingent upon NIH appropriations
The goal of the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program is to provide structured activities to prepare a diverse cohort of community college students to transfer to and complete a bachelor's degree in biomedical research fields.  This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-based approaches to biomedical training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise. NIGMS expects that the proposed research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, mentoring, and career development elements to prepare trainees to bridge from the community college and complete the bachelor's degree in biomedical fields. This program requires partnerships between two-year post-secondary educational institutions granting the associate degree with four-year colleges or universities that offer the baccalaureate degree.

National Institutes of Health Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings
Deadline: Cycle I – April 12 of each year; Cycle II – August 12 of each year; Cycle III – December 12 of each year
Amount: Application budgets are not limited. The maximum project period is five years.
Number of Applications: One per institution.
Number of Awards Anticipated: Contingent upon NIH appropriations.
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: Cycle I – February 16 of each year; Cycle II – June 16 of each year; Cycle III – October 16 of each year
Amount: Application budgets are limited to $50,000 in direct costs per year. The total project period may not exceed two years.
Number of Awards Anticipated: Contingent upon NIH appropriations.
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.

Public Safety and Fire Rescue

Federal Grants

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant
Deadline: A maximum of 600 grant applications are accepted on a quarterly basis. Once the maximum number of applications is met, the site closes for the remainder of the quarter. Apply early in order to secure your request!
Applications open at 10 AM ET on the following dates:
Thursday, January 11, 2024
Thursday, April 4, 2024
Thursday, July 11, 2024
Thursday, October 10, 2024
Award Amount: Up to $50,000
Funds: The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation supports the following funding areas: lifesaving equipment, prevention education, scholarships and continued education, disaster relief, and support for military members.


National Science Foundation

Division of Environmental Biology
Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime
Total Funding Amount: $100 million
Estimated Number of Awards: 120
Cost Sharing or Match: None
Funds: The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) Core supports research and training on evolutionary and ecological processes acting at the level of populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. DEB encourages research that elucidates fundamental principles that identify and explain the unity and diversity of life and its interactions with the environment over space and time. Research may incorporate field, laboratory, or collection-based approaches; observational or manipulative studies; synthesis activities; phylogenetic discovery projects; or theoretical approaches involving analytical, statistical, or computational modeling. Proposals should be submitted to the core clusters (Ecosystem Sciences, Evolutionary Processes, Population and Community Ecology, and Systematics and Biodiversity Sciences). DEB also encourages interdisciplinary proposals that cross conceptual boundaries and integrate over levels of biological organization or across multiple spatial and temporal scales. Research addressing ecology and ecosystem science in the marine biome should be directed to the Biological Oceanography Program in the Division of Ocean Sciences; research addressing evolution and systematics in the marine biome should be directed to the Evolutionary Processes or Systematics and Biodiversity Science programs in DEB.

Faculty Early Career Development Program
Deadlines: July 24, 2024, and the fourth Monday in July, Annually Thereafter
Funds: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

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

  • July 17, 2024; third Wednesday in July, annually thereafter – Institutional and Community Transformation (Level 2) proposals and Engaged Student Learning (Level 2 and Level 3) 3 proposals
  • January 17, 2024; third Wednesday in January, Annually Thereafter – Institutional and Community Transformation (Capacity-Building and Level 1) proposals and Engaged Student Learning (Level 1) proposals

Award Amounts:
Track 1: Engaged Student Learning Track

  • Level 1: up to $400,000 for up to three years
  • Level 2: $400,001 - $750,000 for up to three years
  • Level 3: $750,001 - $2 million for up to five years

Track 2: Institutional and Community Transformation Track

  • Capacity-Building: $150,000 (single institution) or $300,000 (multiple institutions) for up to two years
  • Level 1: up to $300,000 for up to three years
  • Level 2: $300,001 - $2 million (single institution) or $3 million (multiple institutions and research centers) for up to five years

Funds: The IUSE: EHR is a core NSF STEM education program that seeks to promote novel, creative, and transformative approaches to generating and using new knowledge about STEM teaching and learning to improve STEM education for undergraduate students. The program is open to application from all institutions of higher education and associated organizations. NSF places high value on educating students to be leaders and innovators in emerging and rapidly changing STEM fields as well as educating a scientifically literate public.

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program

  • November 1, 2024; first Friday in November, Annually Thereafter (Bridge to the Doctorate [BD] Activity)
  • November 15, 2024; third Friday in November, Annually Thereafter (STEM Pathways Implementation-Only [SPIO], STEM Pathways and Research [SPRA] and Bridge to the Baccalaureate [B2B] Proposals)

Award Amounts:

  • Bridge to the Baccalaureate (B2B) Alliance Proposals (New and Renewal): Up to $500,000 per year, three-year maximum budget total is $1.5M
  • STEM Pathways Implementation-Only (SPIO) Alliance Proposals (New and Renewal): Up to $700,000 per year, five-year maximum budget total is $3.5M
  • New STEM Pathways and Research (SPRA) Alliance Proposals: Up to $600,000 per year, five-year maximum budget total is $3.0 million
  • Renewal STEM Pathways and Research (SPRA) Alliance Proposals: Up to $500,000 per year, five-year budget total is $2.5 million

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.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Deadline: August 27, 2024; last Tuesday in August, annually thereafter
Award Amounts:
Track 1: Scholarships and Stipends (S&S): up to $1,200,000 with a duration of up to 5 years
Track 2: Teaching Fellowships (TF): up to $3,000,000, with a duration of up to 6 years
Track 3: Master Teaching Fellowships (MTF): up to $3,000,000, with a duration of up to 6 years
Track 4: Noyce Research: up to $1,000,000, with a duration of up to 5 years
Capacity Building up to $100,000, with a duration of up to 1 year
Funds: The program invites innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting, preparing, and retaining highly effective elementary and secondary mathematics and science teachers and teacher leaders in high-need school districts. To achieve this goal, Noyce supports talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate majors and professionals to become effective K-12 STEM teachers. It also supports experienced, exemplary K-12 STEM teachers to become teacher leaders in high-need school districts.

Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM)

  • February 20, 2024; third Tuesday in February, Annually Thereafter: Tracks 2, 3, & Collaborative Planning Grants
  • March 28, 2024; fourth Thursday in March, Annually Thereafter: Track 1 proposals

Award Amounts:
Track 1: Institutional Capacity Building: Up to $1.0M for duration of up to 6 years
Track 2: Implementation: Single Institution: Up to $2.5M for duration of up to 6 years
Track 3: Inter-institutional Consortia: Up to $5.0 million for duration of up to 6 years
Collaborative Planning Projects: Up to $100,000 for duration up to 1 year
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 Education

Veterans Upward Bound – Federal TRIO Programs
Deadline: TBA 
Funds: Veterans Upward Bound is designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas. The primary goal of the program is to increase the rate at which participants enroll in and complete postsecondary education programs.

Workforce Development

Florida Department of Education

Truist Foundation Grant
Deadline: March 31,  July 31, November 30 annually
Amount: Varies by project request
Funds: Truist Foundation grants support communities by investing in innovative nonprofits, including schools, that align with their key areas of focus: building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses.