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Sustainability Funding Opportunities

Check back daily for current sustainability-related, interdisciplinary opportunities from a wide range of government agencies.
NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities)
Posted:
August 17, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
October 17, 2017

Expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions.

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NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Posted:
August 8, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
November 3, 2017

Supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences.

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NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Posted:
August 8, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
August 31, 2017

Supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences.

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NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Posted:
August 4, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
August 31, 2017

Supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
July 21, 2017
Award:
$11M ( $1M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
October 20, 2017

Utilize key geological, chemical, atmospheric (gas in ice cores), and biological records of climate system variability to provide insights into the mechanisms and rate of change that characterized Earth's past climate variability, the sensitivity of Earth's climate system to changes in forcing, and the response of key components of the Earth system to these changes.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
July 17, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
August 17, 2017

Water recycling projects that develop and supplement urban and irrigation water supplies through water reuse, thereby improving efficiency, providing flexibility during water shortages, and diversifying the water supply.

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DOC (Dept. of Commerce)
Posted:
July 12, 2017
Award:
$3M (10 Awards, $750K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
December 8, 2017

Offer new insights into climate variability and marine ecosystems.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
June 19, 2017
Award:
$9M (2 Awards, $4.5M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
September 7, 2017

Provide science and technical support regarding the impacts of climate change in fish, wildlife, plants and ecological processes.

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DOE (U.S. Department of Energy)
Posted:
June 16, 2017
Award:
$10M (10 Awards, $2M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
August 18, 2017

Theoretical and computational research relevant to the U.S. magnetic fusion energy sciences program.

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DOE (U.S. Department of Energy)
Posted:
May 30, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
August 28, 2017

Emerging technologies with the potential to create high-quality domestic manufacturing jobs and enhance the global competitiveness of the United States.

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DOD (U.S. Department of Defense)
Posted:
May 26, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
August 14, 2017

Design and implement stream restoration measures to restore these streams to their natural state.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
May 12, 2017
Award:
$4M (30 Awards, $200K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
September 1, 2017

Develop and implement programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitat and species of Tribal cultural or traditional importance.

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USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
April 11, 2017
Award:
$150M
Deadline:
September 30, 2017

Build foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. Priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
February 22, 2017
Award:
$13M
Deadline:
October 20, 2017

Fundamental engineering research that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production of electricity and fuels, and for energy storage. 

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
February 22, 2017
Award:
$7M
Deadline:
October 20, 2017

Promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
February 22, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
February 22, 2018

Research to advance fundamental and quantitative understanding of the interactions of biological and environmental media with nanomaterials and nanosystems. 

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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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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
January 6, 2017
Award:
$7.4M (30 Awards)
Deadline:
January 6, 2018

Research that addresses the deep-time sedimentary crust and advances our understanding of environmental and evolutionary change.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
December 12, 2016
Award:
$1M
Deadline:
August 31, 2017

Undertake restoration actions that will help avert federal listing of species.

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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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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
November 3, 2016
Award:
$52M (5000 Awards, $500K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
September 30, 2017

Restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat for the benefit of federal trust resources. 

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
November 3, 2016
Award:
$14M (500 Awards, $500K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
September 30, 2017

Restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands.

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NSF
Posted:
September 27, 2016
Award:
$15M (20 Awards, $10M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
September 27, 2017

Research in plant genomics that addresses challenging questions of biological importance and of relevance to society.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
September 6, 2016
Award:
$10M (20 Awards, $500K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
September 30, 2017

Early-stage applied research to explore innovative new concepts with the potential for transformational and disruptive changes in energy technology.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
August 30, 2016
Award:
$40M
Deadline:
August 31, 2017

Conduct research about the Arctic regionto improve our capacity to project future change.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
March 31, 2016
Award:
$10M (50 Awards, 1M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
August 31, 2017

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

DOC (Dept. of Commerce)
Posted:
January 7, 2016
Award:
$4M (40 Awards, $1M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
September 30, 2017

Special projects associated with the National Sea Grant College Program’s (Sea Grant) strategic focus areas.

DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
December 16, 2015
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
August 31, 2017

Provide funding for the selection, restoration, rehabilitation, and improvement of wildlife habitat, wildlife management research, and the distribution of information produced by the projects.

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