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Sustainability Funding Opportunities

Check back daily for current sustainability-related, interdisciplinary opportunities from a wide range of government agencies.
DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
December 27, 2016
Award:
$700K (9 Awards, $100K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
March 15, 2017

Protection and restoration of the Great Lakes and Great Lakes Basin.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
December 15, 2016
Award:
$24M (30 AWards, $7.5M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
March 24, 2017

Develop and adopt sustainable transportation technologies.

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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 8, 2016
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
May 31, 2017

Protect, restore, and enhance the nation's fish and aquatic habitats through partnerships that foster fish habitat conservation. 

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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 (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
October 27, 2016
Award:
$72M
Deadline:
August 2, 2017

Fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases range across many evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
October 27, 2016
Award:
$5M
Deadline:
August 2, 2017

Generation of extended time series of data to address important questions in evolutionary biology, ecology, and ecosystem science.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
October 13, 2016
Award:
$15 M ($5M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
March 20, 2017

Integrate large-scale systems biology data to model, design, and engineer microbial systems for the production of biofuels and bioproducts.

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
October 13, 2016
Award:
$2M (12 Awards, $400K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
March 31, 2017

Address social determinants of health to achieve health equity for racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged populations.

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
October 5, 2016
Award:
$2M (10 Awards, $225K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
March 31, 2017

Projects that enhance the tribes/tribal organizations capacity to carry out disease surveillance, including the interpretation and dissemination of surveillance data.

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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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USAID (Agency for International Development)
Posted:
September 21, 2016
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
April 13, 2017

Innovative approaches that address critical global health challenges. 

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
September 9, 2016
Award:
$9.5M (13 Awards, $800K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
April 28, 2017

Community-based efforts to improve the economic and physical health of people in areas designated as food deserts.

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
September 6, 2016
Award:
$750K (4 Awards, $300K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
April 24, 2017

Development, enforcement, and monitoring of tribal environmental quality and regulatory programs. 

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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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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
August 26, 2016
Award:
$30M (10 Awards, $10M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
May 24, 2017

Next-generation energy technologies for connected and automated on-road vehicles.

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DHHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
August 24, 2016
Award:
$1.2M (4 Awards, $400K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
April 24, 2017

Creation of sustainable employment opportunities and professional training and skill development that increases participants' employability and earning potential.

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DOC (Dept. of Commerce)
Posted:
August 11, 2016
Award:
30 Awards
Deadline:
March 31, 2017

Applications may be submitted for the 2018 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship (Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Program).

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.

Consortium for Ocean Leadership
Posted:
November 19, 2015
Award:
$5,000
Deadline:
May 15, 2017

The Coastal Ocean Institute at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is soliciting nominations for the B.H. Ketchum Award. The award was established in 1982 to honor internationally recognized scientists who demonstrate an innovative approach to coastal research, leadership in the  scientific community, and who provide a link between coastal research and societal issues. 

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 21, 2015
Award:
$50M
Deadline:
October 30, 2017

Conduct ongoing searches for, and support calls for, potential qualified countermeasures and qualified pandemic or epidemic products.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
October 19, 2015
Award:
$415M
Deadline:
October 24, 2017

Advanced research, development and acquisition of medical countermeasures such as vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics, as well as innovative approaches to meet the threat of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) agents.

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