Large Funding Opportunities
Large-scale, Collaborative Research Funding Opportunities
Below are funding opportunities that support large-scale, collaborative research projects. Please note that this list is not comprehensive. We encourage you to sign up for tailored funding opportunity alerts from GrantForward and updates from specific sponsors.
Our proposal manager helps faculty members develop complex proposals like the ones listed below. For more information, visit our Support for Large Proposals page or email Erika Jermé at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|NASA Space Technology Research Institutes||Pre-proposals due Aug. 4, 2020||STRIs strengthen NASA’s ties to the academic community through long-term, sustained investment in research and technology development critical to NASA’s future.||No|
|NSF Engineering Research Centers (ERC)||LOI due Sept. 2, 2020|
Pre-proposal due Oct. 2, 2020
Full Proposal due May 7, 2021
|ERCs integrate engineering research and education with technological innovation to achieve strong societal impact.||No|
|NSF Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation||LOI due Fall 2020||EFRI serves a critical role in helping ENG focus on important emerging areas in a timely manner. This solicitation is a funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research.||No|
|NSF ADVANCE||Multiple deadlines in 2020-2021||The NSF ADVANCE program goal is to broaden the implementation of evidence-based systemic change strategies that promote equity for STEM faculty in academic workplaces and the academic profession.||Yes|
|NSF Growing Convergence Research||February 1, 2021||This GCR solicitation targets multi-disciplinary team research that crosses directorate or division boundaries and iscurrently not supported by NSF programs, initiatives and research-focused Big Ideas.||No|
|NSF Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1||February 2021||Mid-scale RI-1 funding will support a wide variety of research infrastructure design and implementation activities for any combination of equipment, infrastructure, upgrades to major research facilities, computational hardware and software, and the necessary commissioning, all leading to the direct advancement of fundamental science, engineering and STEM education research.||No|
|NSF Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-2||March 2021||The NSF Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-2 Program (Mid-scale RI-2) supports implementation of projects that comprise any combination of equipment, instrumentation, computational hardware and software, and the necessary commissioning and human capital in support of implementation of the same.||No|
|NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)||Spring 2021||PIRE supports high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration.||Yes|
|DOD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives (MURI) Program||Spring 2021||MURI efforts involve teams of researchers investigating high priority topics and opportunities that intersect more than one traditional technical discipline. For many military problems this multidisciplinary approach serves to stimulate innovations, accelerate research progress and expedite transition of results into naval applications.||No|
|DOE ARPA-E OPEN||2021||The objective of an ARPA-E OPEN FOA is to support the development of potentially disruptive new technologies across the full spectrum of energy applications.||No|
|DOT University Transportation Centers||2021||The UTC Program advances the state-of-the-art in transportation research and technology, and develops the next generation of transportation professionals.||No|
|DOE Energy Frontiers Research Centers (EFRC)||January 2022||EFRCs bring together multidisciplinary teams to accelerate scientific understanding in diverse energy-relevant fields.||Yes|
|NSF Science and Technology Centers (STC)||2022||STCs conduct innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards.||Yes|
|NSF Materials Research Science & Engineering Centers (MRSEC)||Spring 2022||MRSEC provides sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education that addresses fundamental problems in science and engineering.||Yes|
|ARL Collaborative Technology and Research Alliances||Ad hoc||Collaborative Technology and Research Alliances are partnerships between Army laboratories and centers, private industry and academia that are focusing on the rapid transition of innovative technologies to the Warfighter to enable the Army's Future Force.||No|