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Funding Opportunities

Updated on October 19


Anticipated funding opportunities

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IEEE 2019 International Future Energy Challenge: Deadline October 19.

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering: Due October 19.

Limited Submission:  NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI). Internal deadlines: October 22: Preproposals due to the; Sponsor deadline:  January 22

NSF Alan T. Waterman Award.  Nomination Deadline:  October 22.

DOE RFI:  Multi-Sector Uses of Hydrogen: Due on October 22.

Electrochemical Systems  Deadline:  October 1 to October 22.

NSF Alan T. Waterman Award.  Nomination Deadline:  October 22.

Limited Submission:  NRC Scholarship and Fellowship Education Grant, Faculty Development Grant, and Trade School and Community College Scholarship Grant, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.

Internal deadline:  October 22. Sponsor deadline:  November 30. Contact

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF/NSFC Joint Research on Environmental Sustainability Challenges – Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS: U.S.-China). Deadline October 22.

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP): Deadline October 25

DOE Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies: Deadline:  October 25.

NSF Funding for Quantum Technologies: Deadline October 25

NSF 2026 Idea Machine. Deadline:  October 26.

DOD-USAFA Surface Modified Metal Nanoparticles for Compatibilization into Fluoropolymer Based Composites.  Deadline:  October 27 – White paper; Proposals by invite

DOE Notice of Intent to Issue FOA on Advanced Technologies for Recovery of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources  Anticipated release in November

Sandia Hruby Fellowship. Deadline November 1. For more information, please contact Kelly S. Collins (

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E). Deadline November 1.

Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP). Deadline November 1.

Recurring NSF Programs in Engineering

Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN):  Deadline submission window October 1 – November 1

Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS):  Deadline:  Submission window October 1 – November 1

Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices (EPMD):  Deadline submission window October 1 – November 1

DOD-ONR National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP). Deadline:  November 2 – LOI; December 21 – Full proposal (topics 1 & 2); January 18 – Full proposal (topics 3-7). 

Limited Submission:  ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards. For this opportunity, Purdue may nominate two candidates. Internal deadline: November 5. Sponsor Deadline:  January 7 Contact

DOE Solar Decathlon: Deadline November 6

Purdue Showwalter Research Trust: Deadline November 7, 2018

DOE Big Data Analysis of Synchrophasor Data : Deadline:  November 9

DOD-DARPA Young Faculty Award  Deadline: November 13

DOE Building Reliable Electronics to Achieve Kilovolt Effective Ratings Safely (BREAKERS): Deadline:  November 13.

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E): Full Proposal Window: November 15, 2018

NSF Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers  (ERC): Deadlines:  November 30 – LOI; January 16 – Preliminary proposal; July 12 – Full proposal

DOE Investigations and Novel Approaches in Isotope Science and Production at U.S. Universities: Deadline: November 30

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Discoveries to Revolutionize Engineering and Architectural Materials for Buildings (DREAM-B): Deadline December 3.

NSF Dear Colleague Letter – NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) – Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP): Deadline December 4

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program: Due date November 26 – December 6.

Dear Colleague Letter: Discoveries to Revolutionize Engineering and Architectural Materials for Buildings (DREAM-B): Deadline December 3, 2018

DOD-AFOSR U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (USAF-SFFP): Deadline December 5.

DOE Advanced Systems Integration for Solar Technologies (ASSIST): Deadlines:  November 14 – LOI; December 7 – Full application

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Enabling Early-Stage Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) Socio-Technical Interdisciplinary Collaborations. Deadline:  December 12

Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs): Deadline December 18

NSF Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations. Deadlines:  December 21 – LOI; February 28 – Full proposal

NSF Prediction of and Resilience against Extreme Events (PREEVENTS). Deadline:  January 4

NSF Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS): Deadline February 11.

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity.  Deadline May 1, 2019 (for FY2019 funds) and May 1, 2020 (for FY2020 funds).

DOD-NRL Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Scientific Research: Deadline on-going through May 9, 2019.

ORAU Higher Education Research Experiences for Faculty at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Deadline:  On-going

ORAU Faculty Research Program (FRP): Deadline:  On-going

EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships: Deadline September 19, 2019.

DOE Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR)  Webinar materials and updated workscopes now available.

DOD AFRL/RXC Structural Materials Open BAA Program: White papers accepted until 9/20/23.

NSF On-going Opportunities  (Proposals accepted anytime): Operations Engineering; Mind, Machine and Motor Nexus; Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment, Mechanics of Materials and Structures; Civil Infrastructure Systems; Engineering for Civil Infrastructure; Dynamics, Control and Systems DiagnosticsAdvanced Manufacturing; Humans, Disasters, and the Build Environment; Engineering Design and System Engineering

NSF Crosscutting Activities in Materials Research (XC). Deadline:  On-going

NSF Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE). Deadline:  On-going

NSF Advanced Manufacturing: Deadline:  On-going

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation – Energy and Environment - continuous letter of inquiry

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Catalyzing Rapid Creation of New Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) with a Direct Submission Option for Phase I Centers. Preliminary proposals - Third Wednesday in April, Annually; Third Wednesday in October, AnnuallyUseful Links

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