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Sustainability Funding Opportunities

Check back daily for current sustainability-related, interdisciplinary opportunities from a wide range of government agencies.
NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
December 8, 2016
Award:
$6M (8 Awards, $1.6M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
March 7, 2017

Minimize the energy impacts of processing, storing, and moving data within future computing systems.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
December 6, 2016
Award:
$40M (30 Awards, $2.5M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
March 6, 2017

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

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
December 5, 2016
Award:
$5M (6 Awards, $1M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
February 14, 2017

Projects that save water, improve water management, create new supplies for agricultural irrigation, improve energy efficiency, and benefit endangered species. 

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
November 30, 2016
Award:
$19.5M (25 Awards, $3M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
March 8, 2017

Applied research and development (R&D) for technologies and systems that contribute to reductions in building energy consumption.

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DOT (Dept. of Transportation)
Posted:
November 28, 2016
Award:
$2.75M (3 Awards)
Deadline:
February 21, 2017

Advancement, production, and deployment of zero-emission public transportation vehicle technology and related infrastructure. 

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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 15, 2016
Award:
$2M (10 Awards, $750K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
February 14, 2017

Increase the reliability of water supply; improve exchange of water; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought.

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USDA & DOE (Joint Funding Opportunity)
Posted:
November 9, 2016
Award:
$12M
Deadline:
February 15, 2017

Genomics-based research that will lead to the improved use of plant biomass and feedstocks for the production of biofuels and renewable chemical feedstocks. 

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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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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
October 27, 2016
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
March 6, 2017

Promote transdisciplinary collaborations and/or translational research efforts among basic, clinical and population-based researchers and other individuals with expertise relevant to environmental health.

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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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DOC (Dept. of Commerce)
Posted:
October 13, 2016
Award:
$76,666 (3 Awards)
Deadline:
February 24, 2017

PhD Fellowships in 2017 to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources.

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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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DOC (Dept. of Commerce)
Posted:
October 13, 2016
Award:
$76,666 (5 Awards)
Deadline:
February 24, 2017

PhD Fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. 

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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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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
September 24, 2016
Award:
$18.5M (29 Awards)
Deadline:
February 16, 2017

Improve understanding of smart and connected communities and lead to discoveries that enable sustainable change to enhance community functioning. 

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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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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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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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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).

DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
August 10, 2016
Award:
$87.2M ($5M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
February 15, 2017

Conduct crosscutting nuclear energy research and development (R&D) and associated infrastructure support activities.

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