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CARC Research Computing Resources

The UNM Center for Advanced Research Computing is the hub of computational research at UNM and one of the largest computing centers in the State of New Mexico. It is an interdisciplinary community that uses computational resources to create new research insights.

CARC provides not just the computing resources but also the expertise and support to help the university’s researchers. This service is available to faculty, staff, and student researchers free of charge through support from the UNM Office of the Vice President for Research. For more information about free baseline limits, visit the CARC website.

CARC has provided PIs on campus the ability to purchase dedicated computer and storage resources to support their research. CARC has a UNM-approved cost model for charging for condo cluster nodes, dedicated storage, and custom system administration and application support. To learn more or to obtain current pricing information, please visit the CARC website. There you will also find a worksheet that will allow you to generate an estimate of costs that can be used for budget planning and grant applications.

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Current Opportunities and Announcements

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: Leveraging Innovations From Evolution (LIFE)

Dear Colleague Letter: Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST Centers) in Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Research

Dear Colleague Letter: STEM Access for Persons with Disabilities (STEM-APWD)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NSF Trailblazer Engineering Impact Award (TRAILBLAZER) Program

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Track 3 of the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program Solicitation (NSF 23-519)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Dear Colleague Letter: Growing Post-Award Research Support and Service Infrastructure for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity

Dear Colleague Letter: Advice to the Community About Submitting Proposals to the GRANTED Program Description Funding Opportunity

Dear Colleague Letter: Aligning Fundamental Research and Education in Advanced Manufacturing with the Objectives of the Manufacturing USA Institutes

NSF 24-563: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitting organization's local time): June 24, 2024

FY2024 Vehicle Technologies Office Research & Development Funding Opportunity Announcement

Current Closing Date for Applications: June 24, 2024

Coordinating Center to Support Multi-Sectoral Preventive Interventions that Address Social Determinants of Health in Populations that Experience Health Disparities (U24, Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): July 05, 2024

Multi-sectoral preventive interventions that address social determinants of health in populations that experience health disparities (UG3/UH3, Clinical Trial Required)

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): July 05, 2024

ECosystem for Leading Innovation in Plasma Science and Engineering (ECLIPSE)

Deadline: August 13, 2024

Improvised Threats Defeat and Detect Broad Agency Announcement

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

Hacker Initiative Grant

Deadline: August 15, 2024

NSF 24-576: Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitting organization’s local time): September 03, 2024

Geothermal Resources’ Value In Implementing Decarbonization (GRID)

Current Closing Date for Applications: September 09, 2024

Photovoltaics Research and Development (PVRD) FOA 2024

Current Closing Date for Applications: September 16, 2024

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

Deadline: September 17, 2024

Ideas Lab: Advancing Cell-Free Systems Toward Increased Range of Use-Inspired Applications (CFIRE)

Deadline: September 20, 2024

ECosystem for Leading Innovation in Plasma Science and Engineering (ECLIPSE)

Deadline: September 30, 2024

NSF 24-530: Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*)

Deadline: October 15, 2024

Advancing Technologies to Improve Delivery of Pharmacological, Gene Editing, and other Cargoes for HIV and SUD Mechanistic or Therapeutic Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): October 15, 2024

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

Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): October 01, 2024 - October 23, 2024

Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wide

Current Closing Date for Applications: October 29, 2024

Strategic Technology Office (STO) Office-wide

Current Closing Date for Applications: October 31, 2024

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

Deadline: November 12, 2024

Molecular Foundations for Sustainability: Sustainable Polymers Enabled by Emerging Data Analytics

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitting organization’s local time): December 05, 2024

Software System Award

Deadline: December 15, 2024

LPS Qubit Collaboratory (LQC)

Current Closing Date for Applications: April 30, 2026


NSF 24-540: Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR): Workshop Opportunities

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



Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)


Environmental Sustainability


Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (CDS&E-MSS)

Full proposal accepted anytime.

Comcast Innovation Fund


Internet Freedom Fund

The Internet Freedom Fund accepts applications on a rolling basis and is done in a two-stage process. Applications are submitted as concept notes, upon positive review, OTF invites the applicant to submit a full proposal.

Environmental Sustainability


Fluid Dynamics


Request for Proposals


AWS Cloud Credits for Research Program


Alfred P. Sloan Technology


Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs


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

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Comcast Innovation Fund


Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS)

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

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

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Re-entry to Active Research Program (RARE)

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT)

Proposals Accepted Anytime

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

Proposal accepted anytime with a cognizant NSF Program Officer's invitation.

Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MOMS)


Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (HDBE)


Energy & Environment: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime.

Technology: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime.

Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs

Proposals Accepted Anytime.

Plant Biotic Interactions

Proposals Accepted Anytime.

New Mexico Space Grant and NASA EPSCoR Funding Opportunities for Faculty

For more info about the NM Space Grant Research Initiation Grant (RIG) and to apply go to:

For more info about the NM NASA EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development (RID) program and to apply go to:

Cyberinfrastructure Centers of Excellence (CI CoE)

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

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 the 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.

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

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Research Grants (William T. Grant Foundation)

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

Multiple deadlines.

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

Interfacial Engineering

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

Proposals accepted anytime


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

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.

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.

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:

Sustained Availability of Biological Infrastructure (SABI) Core Program

Proposals are accepted anytime.

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 of 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

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

Student Opportunities

UNM ESS Student Research Experience

The goal of the program is to expose and engage our 1st and 2nd year students in engineering or computer science to keep them focused and motivated to stick around beyond their 2nd year.

Upcoming Training

FRDO Early Career Lunch and Learn Series

February–April 2023

The Faculty Research Development Office (FRDO) is pleased to announce an upcoming Lunch and Learn Series for early career faculty in all fields.

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FRDO Resources

Proposal Support services-Your Faculty Research Support Officer not only assists with Budgets and Cayuse records but can assist you with 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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