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NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), January 2019

View the NSF PAPPG, January 2019

NSF Removes Deadlines for the Core Programs in Engineering Directorate

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SOE budget templates

Download Budget Template (Excel)

Download Multi PI Budget Template (Excel)

CARC Taos Cluster/Storage cost calculator

CARC has provided PIs on campus the ability to purchase dedicated compute and storage resources to support their research, including through the Research Storage Consortium and the Nano, Gibbs, and now Taos condo clusters. To better support this, we have formalized purchasing research computing equipment and associated support at CARC through a UNM-approved cost model. Using this model, you simply budget for the equipment/services you need in your organization in a grant, and when the award lands, you charge your grant index (in your department – generating F&A for your org), and the direct costs are transferred to CARC to pay for the hardware and services you need.

To help you and you staff budget for this, we’ve assembled a simple excel calculator spreadsheet – simply punch in how much of each resource you need, and the spreadsheet will tell you and your accountant how much to budget in each line of your grant budget. This includes how much to budget for capital equipment (not subject to F&A) and how much to budget for infrastructure and computer services (subject to F&A). You simply put those numbers in your grant, and use a cost model description we can provide as the related budget justification.

Current Opportunities and Announcements

Native American Tribes Outreach, Education, and Training to Enhance Food Safety and FSMA Compliance (U01) Clinical Trial Not Allowed

National Priorities: Research on PFAs Impacts in Rural Communities and Agricultural Operations

Current Closing Date for Applications: February 11, 2020

EarthCube: Developing a Community-Driven Data and Knowledge Environment for the Geosciences

Deadline(s): March 12, 2020

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Includes the description of NSF Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): July 27, 2020

EHR Core Research (ECR): Building Capacity in STEM Education Research (ECR: BCSER)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): February 28, 2020

National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0)

Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): February 12, 2020 - February 26, 2020

2020 U.S. Department of Defense HBCU/MI Summer Faculty Research Fellowship

Deadline to apply: December 17, 2019

Learn more and apply:

Early Career Research Program

Current Closing Date for Applications: March 16, 2020

Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Storage and Retrieval (SemiSynBio-II)

Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): February 14, 2020 - March 16, 2020

Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (ECO-CBET)

Preliminary Proposal Due Date (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): February 12, 2020

Motorola Solutions Foundation

Inquiry/Grant Inquiry/Preliminary Inquiry due: February 04, 2020

Beckman Foundation Advanced Light-Sheet Microscopy Program

Pre-Proposal Submission deadline: March 6, 2020 at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern.

Cyberinfrastructure Centers of Excellence (CI CoE)

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Breakthroughs Enabling Thermonuclear - Fusion Energy (BETHE)

Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/14/2020 9:30 AM ET

Environmental System Science

Current Closing Date for Applications: February 20, 2020

ROSES 2019: Advancing Collaborative Connections for Earth System Science

Notices of intent are requested by December 12, 2019

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies

Current Closing Date for Applications: January 08, 2020

Addressing Systems Challenges through Engineering Teams (ASCENT)

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): January 07, 2020

Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (PASCC) Call 004

Current Closing Date for Applications: January 23, 2019

NSF Engineering - UKRI Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Lead Agency Opportunity (ENG-EPSRC)

Proposals Accepted Anytime

FY 2020 Department of Navy (DoN) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program

The OVPR would like to alert campus to a new funding opportunity just released by the Department of Navy. The solicitation is attached and further information can be found at

This solicitation seeks to support research efforts that will contribute to the science and technology (S&T) mission and vision of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps while simultaneously expanding the research capacity of participant institutions and engaging students in STEM. Each individual award will be up to a maximum of $150,000 per year, with one-year option periods, for a maximum of up to three (3) years.

FY2020 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

Current Closing Date for Applications: September 30, 2020

Dear Colleague Letter: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Supplemental Funding in Computer and Information Science and Engineering

Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Data-Focused Cyberinfrastructure Needed to Support Future Data-Intensive Science and Engineering Research

Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science (MSB-NES)

Full Proposal Deadline (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): January 16, 2020

Transitions to Excellence in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Research (Transitions)

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Research Grants (William T. Grant Foundation)

Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): January 21, 2020

Dear Colleague Letter: 2020 CHE International Supplement

Windows on the Universe: The Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

Multiple deadlines.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for CISE Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Pilot

NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Transport Phenomena Research on the International Space Station (ISS) to Benefit Life on Earth

Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): December 09, 2019 - March 02, 2020

National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes: Accelerating Research, Transforming Society, and Growing the American Workforce

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):

  • January 28, 2020 for Institute proposals in one of the six specified themes
  • January 30, 2020 for Planning proposals

Dear Colleague Letter: Support for Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research

Dear Colleague Letter: Announcing Two Program Name and Scope Changes

The Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence Program (SL)

Full Proposal Target Date: January 15, 2020

Interfacial Engineering

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

Proposals accepted anytime

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


Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Environmental Engineering

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Environmental Sustainability

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Fluid Dynamics

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Process Systems, Reaction Engineering, and Molecular Thermodynamics

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Electrochemical Systems

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Thermal Transport Processes

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Particulate and Multiphase Processes

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

FY2020 Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP)

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP) will start accepting applications for FY2020 on 1 September 2019 from qualified faculty members interested in conducting research at Air Force (AF) Research Labs/Centers. Visit our site to review FY2020 Research Program Opportunities and start coordinating with an Air Force Advisor in preparation for your application.

Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE)

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Fiscal Year 2020 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research

Closing Date for Applications: February 12, 2020

Improvised Threats Defeat and Detect Broad Agency Announcement

This BAA is in effect from August 15, 2019 through August 14, 2024. It is open continuously for submissions to the R&D Technology Areas (TA) during this time

Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): March 05, 2020

Antarctic Research

Closing Date for Applications: Proposals accepted anytime

Dear Colleague Letter: Notice of Intent to Compete the Management of the National Ecological Observatory Network Operations and Maintenance

Dear Colleague Letter: Supplemental Funding Opportunity to Support Student Design Projects Directly Related to NSF Research

Electrochemical Systems


Research Coordination Networks (RCN)

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime: Submission deadlines vary by program. RCN proposals should be submitted to a particular program according to the program's submission dates; PIs should consult program websites and contact cognizant program officers for guidance.

DHS S&T Releases Two Requests for Proposals through the Minority Serving Institutions Research and Development Consortium

Interested applicants can review the RFPs posted at and Eligible applicants must be members of the MSRDC.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS)

Full proposal accepted anytime.

Dear Colleague Letter: National Science Foundation (NSF) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Collaborative Research Opportunity in Smart and Connected Communities

Environmental Sustainability


Dear Colleague Letter: Revised Deadline for the Advanced Computing Systems & Services (ACSS): Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research Program

Composite Airframe Life Extension (CALE)

Closing Date for Applications: October 10, 2020

Higher Education - STEM & Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups

Continuous. Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

AFRL Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) 19.B BAA

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in partnership with AFWERX and the SBIR/STTR Office, seeks to fundamentally change the fabric of university entrepreneurship in America with an exciting new opportunity for university students with small businesses.

The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) 19.B Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is now open for proposal submission. For full STTR details and eligibility, visit the official website:

Gulf Research Program

The Gulf Research Program funds grants, fellowships, and other activities in three broad areas: research and development, education and capacity, and monitoring and synthesis.

DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)

Current Closing Date for Applications: April 30, 2024

Interaction of Ionizing Radiation with Matter University Research Alliance (IIRM-URA)

Current Closing Date for Applications: September 30, 2020

Dear Colleague Letter: Effective Practices for Data

Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF CAREER Awardees

Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NSF 19-562, Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers (ERC)  

Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

Application deadline: December 13, 2019

Dear Colleague Letter: Storm Penetrating Aircraft Capability - Concepts for Development and Operations

Dear Colleague Letter: Research on Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Harassment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Contexts

Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Research at the Intersection of Agricultural Science, Big Data, Informatics, and Smart Communities, a joint effort between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA)

Sustained Availability of Biological Infrastructure (SABI) Core Program

The Sustained Availability of Biological Infrastructure program (SABI) supports the continued operation of extant infrastructure that will advance basic biological research. Proposals accepted anytime.

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE)

NSF seeks to strengthen the future U.S. Engineering workforce by enabling the participation of all citizens through the support of research in the science of Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE). Full proposal accepted anytime.

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Convergence Accelerator Pilot (NSF C-Accel)

Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Future Topics for the NSF Convergence Accelerator

Armament Technology Broad Agency Announcement

Current Closing Date for Applications: March 11, 2022

Dear Colleague Letter: Repurposing the Alaska Transportable Array to Support Observations of Arctic Environmental Change

Dear Colleague Letter: Disrupting Operations of Illicit Supply Networks

PFE: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (PFE: RIEF)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 27, 2020. Last Thursday in February, Annually Thereafter

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)

The Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) offers researchers from all disciplines of science and engineering funded by NSF the opportunity to perform translational research and technology development, catalyze partnerships and accelerate the transition of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace for societal benefit.

Full Proposal Deadline Date

  • January 8, 2020, Second Wednesday in January, Annually Thereafter

Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 10, 2020

The Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS) program will support research projects to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for improvement of the security, reliability, and efficiency of the modern power grid.

Computer Science for All (CSforAll:RPP)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 11, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the 2019 - 2020 ADVANCE Solicitation

Dear Colleague Letter: Expanding the NSF INCLUDES National Network

Dear Colleague Letter: Revisions to the Cyber-Physical Systems and Smart and Connected Communities Program Deadlines

Growing Convergence Research

GCR identifies Convergence Research as having two primary characteristics:

  • Research driven by a specific and compelling problem. Convergence Research is generally inspired by the need to address a specific challenge or opportunity, whether it arises from deep scientific questions or pressing societal needs.
  • Deep integration across disciplines. As experts from different disciplines pursue common research challenges, their knowledge, theories, methods, data, research communities and languages become increasingly intermingled or integrated. New frameworks, paradigms or even disciplines can form sustained interactions across multiple communities.

Science of Learning (SL)

The Science of Learning program supports potentially transformative basic research to advance the science of learning. The goals of the SL Program are to develop basic theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge about learning principles, processes and constraints.

Full Proposal Deadline Date:

  • January 15, 2020, Third Wednesday in January, Annually Thereafter

Department of Energy Announces $3.6 Million for Research on Watersheds

DOE to Provide $16 Million for New Research into Atmospheric and Terrestrial Processes

View information on opportunities here

Dear Colleague Letter: Research to Improve STEM Teaching and Learning, and Workforce Development for Persons with Disabilities

The National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) wishes to notify the community of its intention to support fundamental research on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning for persons with disabilities, such as dyslexia or autism.

Dear Colleague Letter: Seeking Community Input for International Research Experiences for Graduate Students

In an era of globalization of research excellence, global competence is an increasingly important component of professional development for the U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce.

Enabling Quantum Leap: Quantum Idea Incubator for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems (QII - TAQS)

Visiting Data Scientist at NASA JSC Sponsored by TRISH

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) is offering an out-of-this-world opportunity for a visiting data scientist positon located at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. This two-year sabbatical or other career development leave allows the visiting data scientist to apply computational data analysis methods and techniques to challenges in astronaut health and performance. The selected individual will work with NASA scientists and personnel to identify trends in the health of astronauts and impact future crew health as NASA prepares to send humans to the Moon and Mars.

The opportunity lasts for two years and is offered as a grant from TRISH to the visiting scientist’s home institution. Program specific details and how to apply for this opportunity can be found at:

Please email for additional information.

National Science Foundation
Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure (Mid-scale RI)

Mid-scale research infrastructure has been identified as critical for scientific advances in many research areas. In recognition of this scientific importance, the 2017 American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (AICA) directed NSF to "evaluate the existing and future needs, across all disciplines supported by the Foundation, for mid-scale projects" and to "develop a strategy to address the needs identified." NSF issued a Dear Colleague Letter ( NSF 18-013) and received responses whose execution would require $8 billion to $10 billion in funding for projects in the $20 million to $100 million range.

CISE Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI)

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):

  • November 11, 2020

Second Wednesday in November, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):

  • January 09, 2020
  • January 14, 2021

Second Thursday in January, Annually Thereafter

The Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI) program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating divisions [(Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF), Computer and Network Systems (CNS), and Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS)] by funding the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure. This research infrastructure will specifically support diverse communities of CISE researchers pursuing focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering. This support involves developing the accompanying user services and engagement needed to attract, nurture, and grow a robust research community that is actively involved in determining directions for the infrastructure as well as management of the infrastructure. This should lead to infrastructure that can be sustained through community involvement and community leadership, and that will enable advances not possible with existing research infrastructure. Further, through the CCRI program, CISE seeks to ensure that researchers from a diverse range of academic institutions, including minority-serving and predominantly undergraduate institutions, as well as researchers from non-profit, non-academic organizations, have access to such infrastructure.

Link: 19-512

National Institutes of Health
BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-MH-19-400
Letter of Interest Deadline: 30 days prior to the application due dates
Application Deadline: October 09, 2020

This FOA specifically seeks to support efforts addressing core ethical issues associated with research focused on the human brain and resulting from emerging technologies and advancements supported by the BRAIN Initiative. The hope is that efforts supported under this FOA might be both complementary and integrative with the transformative, breakthrough neuroscience discoveries supported through the BRAIN Initiative.

Link: RFA-MH-19-400

National Institutes of Health
NIDDK Education Program Grants (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-19-030
Application Deadline: September 25, 2021

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NIDDK R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nations biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development and Research Experiences

Link: PAR-19-030

Department of Defense/Air Force Research Lab
Diverse Collegiate Research and Development Collaboration Program

Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-AFRL-RQKP-2017-0001

Application Due Date: January 22, 2022

The objective of the AFRL Diverse Collegiate R&D Collaboration program is to enable collaborative research partnerships between AFRL, Academia, and Industry, in areas including, but not limited to, high speed systems, turbine engines, aerospace vehicles, power and control. These technical areas are necessary for developing critical war-fighting technologies for the nation’s air, space and cyberspace forces, as well as commercial derivatives.

Link: FOA-AFRL-RQKP-2017-0001

Structural Integrity Research Collaborations for Aircraft (SIRCA)

Current Closing Date for Applications: October 23, 2023

The objective of the Structural Integrity Research Collaborations for Aircraft (SIRCA) program is to enable collaborative research partnerships between AFRL, Academia, and Industry, in areas relevant to aircraft to, structural integrity including, but not limited to, risk and reliability, metal fatigue and fracture, and composite damage modeling.


Ceramics (CER)

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Investigators are advised that the following dates – March 15 to May 15 and July 15 to Aug. 15 – should, optimally, be avoided for submissions.

Link: 19-515

Strengthening Teamwork for Robust Operations in Novel Groups (STRONG)
Department of Defense

Funding Opportunity Number: W911NF-19-S-0001. The future vision for the U.S. Army includes teams of humans and intelligent agents working together to accomplish missions. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has established this new collaborative program, Strengthening Teamwork for Robust Operations in Novel Groups (STRONG), with the goal of developing the foundation for enhanced teamwork within heterogeneous human-intelligent agent teams. This collaborative venture will bring together diverse, multidisciplinary expertise to support scientific breakthroughs relevant to specific and critical scientific questions that must be addressed to enable this future vision.

Link: W911NF-19-S-0001

National Science Foundation
Environmental Sustainability

Funding Opportunity Number: PD 18-7643
Application Due Date: Continuous

The Environmental Sustainability program is part of the Environmental Engineering and Sustainability cluster, which also includes 1) Environmental Engineering; and 2) Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials.


National Science Foundation
Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE)

Funding Opportunity Number: PD 16-7680
Application Due Date: Continuous

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 postsecondary levels), efforts to improve engineering interests, preparation, connections, experiences, and opportunities among underrepresented groups is of major importance to BPE.

Link: PD 16-7680

National Science Foundation
Engineering Design and System Engineering (EDSE)

Funding Opportunity Number: PD 19-072Y
Application Deadline: Continuous

The Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE) program supports fundamental research into the basic processes and phenomena of engineering design and systems engineering. The program seeks proposals leading to improved understanding about how processes, organizational structure, social interactions, strategic decision making, and other factors impact success in the planning and execution of engineering design and systems engineering projects. It also supports advances pertaining to engineering design and systems engineering in areas that include, but are not limited to, decision making under uncertainty, including preference and demand modeling; problem decomposition and decision delegation; applications of reverse game theory (mechanism design); computer-aided design; design representation; system performance modeling and prediction; design optimization; uncertainty quantification; domain- or concern-specific design methods; and advanced computational techniques for supporting effective human cognition, decision making, and collaboration. Competitive proposals for novel methods will include a plan to evaluate rigorously the effectiveness and performance of the proposed approach.

Link: PD 19-072Y

National Science Foundation
Mind, Machine and Motor Nexus (M3X)

Funding Opportunity Number: PD-19-058Y
Application Deadline: Continuous

The Mind, Machine and Motor Nexus (M3X) program supports fundamental research at the intersection of mind, machine and motor. A distinguishing characteristic of the program is an integrated treatment of human intent, perception, and behavior in interaction with embodied and intelligent engineered systems and as mediated by motor manipulation. M3X projects should advance the holistic analysis of cognition and of embodiment as present in both human and machine elements. This work will encompass not only how mind interacts with motor function in the manipulation of machines, but also how, in turn, machine response and function may shape and influence both mind and motor function.

Link: PD-19-058Y

Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Funding Opportunity Number: FA9550-18-S-003
Application Deadline: Continuous

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), hereafter generally referred to as “we, us, our, or AFOSR,” manages the basic research investment for the U.S. Air Force. As a part of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), our technical experts discover, shape, and champion research within AFRL, universities, and industry laboratories to ensure the transition of research results to support U.S. Air Force needs. Using a carefully balanced research portfolio, our research managers seek to foster revolutionary scientific breakthroughs enabling the Air Force and U.S. industry to produce world-class, militarily significant, and commercially valuable products.

Link: FA9550-18-S-003

National Science Foundation
Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams)

Funding Opportunity Number: NSF 18-515
Application Deadline: Continuous

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon fundamental research to guide the output to facilitate the application of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society. In order to maintain, strengthen and grow a national innovation ecosystem, NSF has established the Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-Corps Teams). The NSF I-Corps Teams Program purpose is to identify NSF-funded researchers who will receive additional support in the form of entrepreneurial education, mentoring and funding to accelerate innovation that can attract subsequent third-party funding.

Link: NSF 18-515

National Science Foundation
Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA)

Funding Opportunity Number: 14-579
Application Deadline: Continuous

The Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) funding opportunities support research by faculty members at predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs). RUI proposals support PUI faculty in research that engages them in their professional field(s), builds capacity for research at their home institution, and supports the integration of research and undergraduate education. ROAs similarly support PUI faculty research, but these awards typically allow faculty to work as visiting scientists at research-intensive organizations where they collaborate with other NSF-supported investigators

Link: 14-579

National Science Foundation
Crosscutting Activities in Materials Research

Funding Opportunity Number: PD-18-7222
Application Deadline: Continuous

Crosscutting Activities in Materials Research (XC) coordinates and supports crosscutting activities within the Division of Materials Research (DMR) and more broadly across NSF; with emphasis on diversity and inclusion, international cooperation, and education. Activities that broadly engage the community, such as summer schools, institutes, workshops, and conferences may be supported by XC. Proposals are welcome that do not fit elsewhere at NSF that are also highly relevant for the materials research and education community. Activities that focus on broadening participation of underrepresented groups and/or diversity and inclusion are supported.

Link: PD-18-7222

Limited Competitions

DOE Building EPSCoR-State/DOE-National Laboratory Partnerships Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting preproposals for the recently released DOE Building EPSCoR-State/DOE-National Laboratory Partnerships Program funding opportunity. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science (SC) seeks to establish partnerships that will advance human understanding of the physical world by supporting fundamental, early-stage energy research collaborations with the DOE national laboratories.

This is a limited competition. Each eligible university is permitted to submit 3 pre-applications as the lead. Therefore, we are conducting a *two-part internal competition*. If you are interested in submitting a pre-application to this program, please email a *required* statement of interest following the guidelines included in the attachment by noon, Tuesday, December 17, 2019 to You can then prepare your preproposal and send it to by Friday, January 3, 2020. No late submissions will be considered.

U.S. Department of State NGO Capacity Building Program (PAS-PAN-FY20-04)

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting e-mails of interest for the U.S. Department of State NGO Capacity Building Program funding opportunity. This project aims to make Panamanian institutions more resilient, transparent, and democratic through support for a strong civil society. The funding agency limits the number of proposals per institution to one. See the following link for further details:

If you are interested in submitting a preliminary proposal please send a statement of interest with a brief abstract (maximum 1 page pdf) via e-mail to by noon, Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Based on the e-mail responses received, the Limited Competition Management Team may announce a call for preproposals.

NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences

The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting statements of interest followed by preproposals for the NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (IUSE:GEOPAths) NSF 20-516 funding opportunity.

The budget range is $300,000 to $350,000 for up to 36 months. More details can be found at The deadline for the required letter of intent is December 20, 2019. The deadline for full proposals to the NSF is February 14, 2020.

Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Nominations are requested in January of each year from the presidents of 50 universities selected by the Advisory Panel. Up to two nominations may be made by the president of each institution.

Interdisciplinary Discussion Groups

Recognizing that expanding UNM’s research enterprise requires new interdisciplinary collaborations, the Office of the VP for Research is offering to support Interdisciplinary Research Discussion Groups. These discussion groups will bring together faculty members to combine their diverse expertise and perspectives to generate new ideas that address interdisciplinary questions and areas of scholarship in which UNM could expand its national reputation.

To get the latest information from the OVPR subscribe to the PI-LISTSERVE here.

Student Opportunities

LANL Internship Opportunities

LANL is hiring SU2020 interns through the DOE Office of Environmental Management Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program. We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students who attend an accredited minority serving institution and are majoring in Bioscience, Computing, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geosciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, and Physical Sciences. More information about the positions is available here.

The Department of Defense HBCU/MI Summer Research Program

Application Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2019, 11:59 PST

Apply online now at:

For questions or additional information E-mail:

Upcoming Training

Department Outreach

The OIRB welcomes the opportunity to visit your department during a faculty meeting, student gathering or class to provide information and answer questions about the IRB review process. Please see the attached flyer and contact us to reserve a date for us to visit your class or meeting this fall.

FRDO Resources

Proposal Support services-Your Faculty Research Support Officer not only assists with Budgets and Cayuse records, but can assist you with a many aspects of your proposal. From the Broader Impact Statement, Biosketch review and formatting, to Editing and Proofreading of the Narrative Sections. See the full listing of services here.

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