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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. Please note the opportunities in the accordion below will be updated in the near future. 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 Anthony Delletiglie via email at delletigliea@easternflorida.edu or 321-433-5694.

Current Grant Opportunities

Accessibility/Disability Services

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Private Foundation Grants

The Able Trust
Deadline: TBA for 2021
Total Funding Amount: TBA for 2021
Funds: Proposals that address the employment placement of Floridians with disabilities.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Deadlines: Rolling deadlines
Total Funding Amount: $130 million total annual grant activity
Funds: The Foundation is dedicated to meeting the basic needs of people experiencing poverty. Grants focus on supporting organizations that serve older adults, women at risk and their children, people with disabilities, veterans, and the Jewish community in the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, Education, and Community Services.

Kessler Foundation
Deadlines: TBA for 2022
Award Amount: Yearly funding ranges from $100,000 - $250,000 with maximum project funding at $500,000
Number of Awards: TBA
Cost Sharing/Match: Organizations approved for funding must obtain matching funds equal to 15 percent of the Kessler Foundation grant.
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

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Brevard Cultural Alliance
Deadlines: TBA for 2022
Total Funding Amount: Tier 1: $2,500; Tier 2: $5,000; Tier 3: $10,000
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

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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 2022
Anticipated Funding Amount: TBA for 2022
Award Amounts: 1. Data-Driven Networking Infrastructure for the Campus and Researcher Awards: Up to $500,000 total for up to two years
2. Regional Connectivity for Small Institutions of Higher Education Awards: Up to $1,000,000 total for up to two years
3. Network Integration and Applied Innovation Awards: Up to $1 million total for up to two years (limited to $500,000 total in some cases)
4. Campus Computing and the Computing Continuum Awards: Up to $400,000 total for up to two years
5. Planning Grants and CI-Research Alignment Awards: Up to $200,000 total for up to two years (limited to $100,000 total in some cases)
Estimated Number of Awards: 24 to 26
Cost Sharing or Match: None
Funds: The Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program invests in coordinated campus-level networking and cyberinfrastructure improvements, innovation, integration, and engineering for science applications and distributed research projects. Learning and workforce development (LWD) in cyberinfrastructure is explicitly addressed in the program. Science-driven requirements are the primary motivation for any proposed activity.

Research Experience for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
Deadlines: October 12, 2022, and the second Wednesday in October, annually thereafter
Anticipated Funding Amount: $5.8 million per year 
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 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 any time (SMALL, MEDIUM, and EDU projects)
TBA for 2022 (LARGE proposals)
Anticipated Funding Amount: $69 million
Award Amounts: CORE and TTP proposals may be submitted in one of the following project size classes:

    • Small projects: up to $500,000 in total budget, with durations of up to three years; and
    • Medium projects: $500,001 to $1,200,000 in total budget, with durations of up to four years.

CORE proposals (but not TTP or EDU proposals) may also be submitted in the following project size class:

    • Large projects: $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 in total budget, with durations of up to five years.

EDU proposals are limited to $400,000 in total budget, with durations of up to three years. Proposals that demonstrate a collaboration, reflected in the PI, co-PI, and/or Senior Personnel composition, between a cybersecurity subject matter expert (researcher or practitioner) and an education researcher may request up to $500,000 for three 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.

Training-Based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
Deadline:
January 19, 2022 (third Wednesday in January, annually thereafter)
Anticipated Funding Amount: $6 million

Award Amount: Pilot Projects - up to $300,000 with a duration of up to two years; Implementation Projects - Small (up to $500,000) or Medium (up to $1 million) for durations of up to four years; Large-scale Project Conceptualization Projects - up to $500,000 with durations of up to two years
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

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Gordon J. Barnett Memorial Foundation
Deadline:
July 31, 2022
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: September 2021 through February 2022 (FIRST Robotics Competition Only)
Award Amounts: Varies
Funds: FPL sponsors teams at all levels for the FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) family of programs and sponsor several regional competition events in Florida. FPL will only fund FIRST robotics teams that have been in existence for over one year.

The Gladys Brooks Foundation
Deadline: January 1, 2022 through May 31, 2022
Amount: Grant applications will be considered for major expenditures generally between $50,000 and $150,000
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:
a) educational endowments to fund scholarships based solely on educational achievements, leadership and academic ability of the student;
b) 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;
c) erection or endowment of buildings, wings of or additions to buildings;
d) capital equipment for educational purposes.

Health Science

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Occupational Safety and Health Research (R01)
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
Deadlines: TBA for 2022
Assets: $48 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 2022
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: TBA for 2022
Amount: Application budgets are not limited. The maximum project period is five years.
Number of Awards Anticipated: Contingent upon NIH appropriations
Cost Sharing or Match Requirement: None
Funds:
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.

Maximizing Access to Research Careers
Deadline:
TBA for 2022
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 goal of the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.). 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 for the completion of research-focused higher degree programs in biomedical fields. This program is limited to applications from training programs at baccalaureate degree-granting research-intensive institutions (i.e., those with an average of NIH Research Project Grant funding greater than or equal to $7.5 million total costs over the last 3 fiscal years).

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.

Humanities

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Florida Humanities Council

Mini Grants
Deadlines & Award Amounts: 

  • Community Project Grant - Deadlines: April 13, 2022; Amount: Up to $10,000
  • “Broadcasting Hope” Public Media Grant – Deadline: TBA for 2022; Amount: Up to $20,000
  • Florida Talks – Deadline: May 31, 2022; Amount: Up to $1,000

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) Conference Grants
Deadline: 
TBA for 2022
Amount: 
Up to $100,000 for one to two years (no more than $50,000 per year)
Funds: 
The Conference category supports a single scholarly conference, symposium, or seminar that is open to members of an intellectual community that is broader than the invited attendees. The aim is to gather participants in person to sharpen an already established collaborative research topic and plan subsequent print publications or scholarly digital projects.

2) Manuscript Preparation Grants
Deadline:
TBA for 2022
Amount: Up to $250,000 for one to three years (no more than $100,000 per year)
Funds: The Manuscript Preparation category supports the completion of collaborative manuscripts in preparation for print publications. Examples include but are not limited to co- or multi- 20201202-RZ 3 authored monographs and edited volumes; a series of peer-reviewed articles; and themed issues of peer-reviewed journals. Typical funding requests include, but are not limited to, compensation for research and writing time; joint travel for collaborators to a relevant site, archive, library, or collection to conduct research; and compensation for consultants.

3) Planning International Collaboration Grants
Deadline:
TBA for 2022
Amount: 
Up to $25,000 for up to six to twelve months
Funds: 
The Planning International Collaboration category is intended for early-stage projects involving collaborators from the U.S. and one or more foreign countries. Collaborations must involve at least two scholars but can include more, while maintaining an equitable balance between U.S.-based and non-U.S.-based participants. Planning International Collaboration supports initial meetings to brainstorm, plan, and establish new scholarly collaborations.

4) Scholarly Digital Projects Grants
Deadline:
TBA for 2022
Amount: Up to $250,000 for one to three years (no more than $100,000 per year)
Funds: The Scholarly Digital Projects category supports the preparation of born-digital scholarly publications, resources, and tools. All projects must be conceived and executed to address one or more significant research questions in the humanities and serve an intellectual community beyond the collaborator group alone. Such proposals may involve one or more lead scholars collaborating with digital humanities specialists, librarians, and archivists to prepare a digital publication or project using preexisting platforms, programs, or other technological infrastructure.

Dialogues on the Experience of War
Deadline: TBA for 2022
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: TBA for 2022
Amount: Up to $35,000 for 12 months for Planning; Up to $100,000 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 in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields), in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.

Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges
Deadline: May 19, 2022
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.

Summer Seminars and Institutes
Deadline: TBA for 2022
Amount: Varies
Funds: Summer seminars and institutes are designed primarily for full-or part-time faculty who teach undergraduate students. Project directors may admit a limited number of others whose works lies outside undergraduate teaching but who demonstrate that their participation will advance project goals and enhance their own professional work. At least three seminar spaces and at least five institute spaces are reserved for nontenured/non- tenure-track faculty members. Two seminar spaces and three institute spaces may be reserved for advanced graduate students.

Summer Stipends
Deadline: September 21, 2022
Award: $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

Public Safety and Fire Rescue

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Federal Grants
U.S. Department of Commerce

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program
Deadline: Rolling
Number of Applications: One per institution
Awards:
NIST PSCR anticipates funding individual projects in the $5,000 - $25,000 per project range for Rapid Prototype Advancement through Needed Technical and Business Assistance and $50,000 - $200,000 per project range for Demonstration Project with Partnering Public Safety Agency. All projects have a maximum one-year performance period.
Cost Sharing or Match Requirement: None
Funds: The NIST PSIAP is seeking applications from eligible organizations - entities that previously were awarded a grant, cooperative agreement, prize challenge, including a Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer award originally made in the form of a procurement contract, or subaward by a federal entity (‘entities with a previous award”), such as NIST Public Safety Communications Research Division, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Homeland Security, etc., for a public-safety focused communication technology innovation - to propose activities that will either: (1) more rapidly advance their prototypes through needed technical and business assistance or (2) a demonstration project with a partnering public safety agency, to provide additional testing and research.

U.S. Department of Justice

National Institute of Justice FY 2021 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes
Deadline: TBA for 2022
Total Funding Amount: $9.4 million
Award Ceiling:
$9.4 million
Number of Awards Anticipated: 45
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. 

Science

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National Science Foundation

Advanced Technological Education (ATE)
Deadlines:
October 6, 2022; October 5, 2023
Anticipated Funding Amount: $75 million
Estimated Number of Awards: 45 to 80
Cost Sharing or Match: None
Funds: With a focus on two-year Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), the program supports the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions (grades 7-12, IHEs), industry, and economic development agencies to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary institution school levels.

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.

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

    • July 20, 2022 and the third Wednesday in July, annually thereafter (IUSE Level 1, 2, 3, and Capacity-Building Proposals)
    • January 19, 2022 and the third Wednesday in January, annually thereafter (IUSE Level 1 and Capacity-Building Proposals)

Anticipated Funding Amount: $63 million
Award:
Engaged Student Learning Track

    • Level 1: up to $300,000 for up to three years
    • Level 2: $300,001 - $600,000 for up to three years
    • Level 3: $600,001 - $2 million for up to five years

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

Cost Sharing Match: None
Estimated Number of Awards: 105
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. In pursuit of this goal, IUSE: EHR supports projects that seek to bring recent advances in STEM knowledge into undergraduate education, that adapt, improve, and incorporate evidence-based practices into STEM teaching and learning, and that lay the groundwork for institutional improvement in STEM education. In addition to innovative work at the frontier of STEM education, this program also encourages replication of research studies at different types of institutions and with different student bodies to produce deeper knowledge about the effectiveness and transferability of findings. 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
Deadlines:

      • November 4, 2022 and the first Friday in November, every other year thereafter (Bridge to the Doctorate [BD] Activity)
      • November 18, 2022 and the third Friday in November, annually thereafter (STEM Pathways Implementation-Only [SPIO], STEM Pathways and Research [SPRA] and Bridge to the Baccalaureate [B2B] Proposals)

Anticipated Funding Amount: $10 million
Estimated Number of Awards: Up to 8 new awards in FY2021 and up to 13 new awards in FY2022. FY2022 estimate includes BD.
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
Submission Window: February 8, 2022 – February 22, 2022 (February 8 – February 22, annually thereafter)
Anticipated Funding Amount: $12.5 million to $14.1 million 
Award: Projects will range from $250,000 to $1,500,000 in total costs for up four years.
Cost Sharing or Matching: None
Funds: The National Robotics Initiative 3.0: Innovations in Integration of Robotics (NRI-3.0) program builds upon the preceding National Robotics Initiative (NRI) programs to support fundamental research in the United States that will advance the science of robot integration. The program supports research that promotes integration of robots to the benefit of humans including human safety and human independence. Collaboration between academic, industry, non-profit, and other organizations is encouraged to establish better linkages between fundamental science and engineering and technology development, deployment, and use.

NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program
Deadlines: July 25 2022, and the fourth Monday in July, annually thereafter
Anticipated Funding Amount: $250 million
Estimated Number of Awards: 500 per year
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.

NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Deadline: August 30, 2022; August 29, 2023, and the last Tuesday in August, annually thereafter
Anticipated Funding Amount: $67 million
Award: 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 $75,000, with a duration of up to 1 year
Estimated Number of Awards: 55 to 70
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. In addition, Noyce supports research on the effectiveness and retention of K-12 STEM teachers in high-need school districts. Noyce offers four program tracks: Track 1: The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends (S&S) Track, Track 2: The NSF Teaching Fellowships (TF) Track, Track 3: The NSF Master Teaching Fellowships (MTF) Track, and Track 4: The Noyce Research Track. In addition, Capacity Building proposals are accepted from proposers intending to develop a proposal in any of the program's tracks.

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM)
Deadline:
March 16, 2022, and the last Wednesday in March, annually thereafter
Anticipated Funding Amount:
$80 million to $115 million.
Estimated Number of Awards:
60 to 70

Award:

    • Awards for Track 1 (Institutional Capacity Building) projects may not exceed $750,000.
    • Awards for Track 2 (Implementation: Single Institution) projects may not exceed $1.5 million.
    • Awards for Track 3 (Inter-institutional Consortia) projects may not exceed $5.0 million.
    • Collaborative Planning projects may not exceed $150,000.


Cost Sharing or Match: None
Funds:
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: TBA for 2022
Stipend: Selected students receive a stipend of $600 per week during the internship period.
Funds: The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Each DOE laboratory/facility offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories/facilities offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program
Deadline: TBA for 2022
Amount: $2 million to $3.5 million awarded each year.
Cost Sharing or Match: EE grants are required to have a non-federal match of 25% of the total cost of the project. Additionally, 25% of EPA funding must be used for subawards, with each subaward having a value of $5,000 or less.  
Funds: EPA seeks grant applications from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques. 

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
U.S. EPA
National Center for Environmental Research
2777 Crystal Drive (One Potomac Yard)
Room S-11772
Mail Code: 8723-P
Arlington, VA 22202
703-347-8049

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
U.S. EPA
National Center for Environment Research
2777 Crystal Drive (One Potomac Yard)
Room S-11772
Mail Code: 8723P
Arlington, VA 22202
703-347-8053

Veterans

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U.S. Department of Education

Educational Opportunity Centers Program
Deadline: TBA for 2022
Total Funding Amount: TBA for 2022
Number of Awards: TBA for 2022
Cost Sharing/Match: None
Funds: The Educational Opportunity Centers Program (EOC) is designed to provide support services to qualified adults, including veterans, who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. The EOC program specifically targets low-income adults and veterans, offering a wide range of services, including counseling and assistance with financial aid, testing, and college admissions applications. 

Workforce Development

Florida Department of Education

Adult Education and Family Literacy Grant Program
Deadline: TBA for 2022
Funding Allocation: $572,276 (for Brevard County)
Cost Sharing/Match: None
Funds: This program is designed for eligible adult education single providers within the State of Florida to develop, implement and improve adult education and literacy in Florida. FDOE welcomes eligible applicants interested in offering innovative programming and supporting hundreds of thousands of individuals both inside and outside of Florida’s WIOA workforce system to apply.

Truist Foundation Grant
Deadline: March 31, 2022
Amount: TBA
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.