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Sustainability Funding Opportunities

Current sustainability-related, interdisciplinary opportunities from Penn State and a wide range of government agencies can be found in the database below. Penn State's Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office (SIRO) also hosts a list of Penn State funding opportunities at research.psu.edu/siro/seed-grants.

DOI (Dept. of Interior)
Posted:
April 25, 2018
Award:
$200K
Deadline:
May 25, 2018

This funding opportunity is limited to public or private educational institutions that are part of the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units Network.

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DOS (Dept. of State)
Posted:
April 25, 2018
Award:
$75K
Deadline:
June 25, 2018

Through this project, a grantee will implement a series of workshops at the American Center for non-governmental organizations/actors who activities are contributing to the NCR’s air quality problem, offering them guidance on how similar activities are conducted in the United States with considerably lower emissions of fine-particulate matter. 

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USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
April 23, 2018
Award:
$80M ($10M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
June 27, 2018

Request for Applications (RFA) must focus on approaches that promote transformational changes in the U.S. food and agriculture system within the next 25 years.

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DOI (Dept. of Interior)
Posted:
April 13, 2018
Award:
$750K
Deadline:
September 14, 2018

An invitiation to submit proposals for matching grants to support projects that would acquire or develop public land for outdoor recreation purposes located within or serving Census-delineated "urbanized areas": places with a population of 50,000 or more people that are densely settled.

NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
March 19, 2018
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
September 26, 2018

Significantly advance our understanding of the food-energy-water system of systems through quantitative, predictive and computational modeling, including support for relevant cyberinfrastructure.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
March 13, 2018
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
May 14, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy seeks to understand the key technical and other barriers that may prevent long-term access to low-cost water supplies that could be best addressed through challenges and prize competitions. 

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DOI (Dept. of Interior)
Posted:
March 13, 2018
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
May 31, 2018

The Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) is requesting proposals for its Energizing Insular Communities (EIC) Program which provides grant funding for energy strategies that reduce the cost of electricity and reduce dependence on off-island fuels in the U.S. Territories.

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USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
March 7, 2018
Award:
$72M (56 Awards)
Deadline:
May 24, 2018

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces the availability of approximately $72.1 million in grant funds, less AMS administrative costs, to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops.

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USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
March 7, 2018
Award:
$13M (60 Awards, $500K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
June 6, 2018

Increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products.

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NIH (National Institutes of Health)
Posted:
February 7, 2018
Award:
$5M
Deadline:
June 20, 2018

The NIEHS Revolutionizing Innovative, Visionary Environmental health Research (RIVER) program seeks to provide support for the majority of the independent research program for outstanding investigators in the Environmental Health Sciences, giving them intellectual and administrative freedom, as well as sustained support to pursue their research in novel directions in order to achieve greater impacts. 

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NIH (National Institutes of Health)
Posted:
November 3, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
May 7, 2019

Support changes to prevent or reduce exposure to harmful environmental exposures and improve the health of a community.

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USAID (Agency for International Devleopment)
Posted:
October 30, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
May 30, 2018

Co-create innovative approaches that address critical global health challenges.

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
September 22, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
September 7, 2020

Support for highly integrated research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
January 30, 2017
Award:
$19M (55 Awards, $1.1M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
April 3, 2019

Encourage the safe production of fresh fruits and vegetables and to promote compliance with the requirements of FDA’s Regulation.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
December 8, 2016
Award:
$10M
Deadline:
August 31, 2018

Restoration, rehabilitation, and improvement of wildlife habitat, wildlife management research.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
December 8, 2016
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
December 31, 2018

Implementation of programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitats, including species that are not hunted or fished.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
November 16, 2016
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
August 31, 2018

Develop and implement programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitats, including species that are not hunted or fished. 

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NIH (National Institutes of Health)
Posted:
October 27, 2015
Award:
$3M
Deadline:
February 27, 2019

Identify the most talented Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) who intend to make a long-term commitment to research in the Environmental Health Sciences and assist them in launching an innovative research program focused on the understanding of environmental exposure effects on peoples health.

DHHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
October 13, 2015
Award:
$24M (10 Awards)
Deadline:
November 29, 2018

Provide funding for Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health®.

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DHHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
September 25, 2015
Award:
$3M (20 Awards, $250K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
October 24, 2018

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).

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