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Funding Opportunities – Finding the Perfect Fit

E.g., 2020-06-27
E.g., 2020-06-27
E.g., 2020-06-27
Title Summary Due Date
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)
Full announcement
SBIR Phase I grants are limited to $100,000 and duration of 8 months and are open to any small business concern that meets the SBIR eligibility requirements. SBIR Phase II grants are limited to $600,000 and duration of 24 months and are only open to previous Phase I awardees. SBIR program funds are allocated in proportion to the number of proposals received over 10 broad topic areas. Proposals are reviewed through a confidential peer review process using outside experts from nonprofit organizations. All applicants receive verbatim copies of reviews. Participation by university faculty or government scientists in SBIR projects is strongly encouraged. They can serve as consultants or can receive a subcontract (in both cases limited to no more than 1/3 of the Phase I award or 1/2 of the Phase II award) and continue to work full time at their institution. University faculty or government scientists can also serve as a PI if they reduce employment at their institution to 49 percent for the duration of the grant. May 27, 2020
Research to Enable Fuels From Sunlight
Full announcement
This FOA solicits new applications for multi-investigator cross-disciplinary early-stage fundamental research to address emerging new directions as well as long-standing challenges in liquid solar fuels generation via artificial photosynthesis approaches. Artificial photosynthesis is typically viewed as the generation of fuels using only sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water as inputs. However, for the purpose of this FOA the concept of artificial photosynthesis approaches will be expanded to include other abundant feedstocks beyond carbon dioxide, such as nitrogen. Regardless of feedstock, the focus must remain on fundamental scientific concepts for solar-driven liquid fuel production. May 27, 2020
Full announcement
The purpose of the National Environmental Education and Training Program is to deliver environmental education (EE) training and long-term support to education professionals across the U.S. in the development and delivery of environmental education and training programs and studies. May 29, 2020
Horticultural Research Institute -
FY 2021 RFP
Full announcement
Applications for FY 2021 will be accepted March 1, 2020 through May 31, 2020. See website for research priorities. Grants are typically between $5,000 and $35,000, although larger awards have been issued. May 31, 2020
FY2020 BLM NOC Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Program Management
Full announcement
The BLM Aquatic Habitat Management mission area works cooperatively with a wide range of constituents to manage for the biological, chemical, and physical integrity and function and natural diversity of aquatic ecosystems. The BLM develops strategies that provide protection for instream, riparian and wetland areas as well as maintain or restore stream function and stream access to floodplains while supporting multiple uses on public lands. The program manages and guides fish and aquatic habitat conservation, riparian and wetland conservation, control of aquatic invasive species, aquatic organism passage, and monitoring riparian and instream habitat conditions and water quantity and quality conditions and trends. June 1, 2020
Water Research Foundation -
Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research
Full announcement
The Water Research Foundation Endowment for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research recognizes outstanding achievement and creative vision through the Paul L. Busch Award. Each year, the award seeks to distinguish individuals poised for greater recognition of their innovative, ongoing contributions to water quality advancements. Nominations must be received by the Water Research Foundation by June 1. Recipients of the Award are recognized and rewarded with a grant of $100,000 to continue their work, take risks, and explore new directions. Individuals from all segments of the water quality community are encouraged to apply June 1, 2020
American Floral Endowment -
Scientific Research Grants
Full announcement
The primary research priorities are listed below. They are focused on all floricultural crops – fresh cut flowers, fresh cut greens, flowering potted plants, foliage plants and bedding plants. - Botrytis Control and Management - Thrips Control and Management - Postharvest Technology - Production Technology - Advanced Breeding Technology, including CRISPR - Long-Term Storage and Shipping Conditions for Cut Flowers, Bedding and Potted Plants - Automation and Technology Leading to Labor Savings To accomplish the research goals of the project, the Endowment funds one to three-year projects. No funds may be used to cover indirect or overhead costs. June 1, 2020
11th Hour Racing -
Improving Ocean Health Through Innovation and Stewardship
Full announcement
Our grantmaking strategy focuses on coastal communities, inland waterways, and the sailing and marine industries to advance innovative practices, promote sustainable initiatives, and develop new ways to use resources in a more responsible manner. This also includes encouraging the development of sustainable practices and technology ranging from increased use of renewable energy, a reduction of waste and plastics going into both landfills and the ocean, and improved water quality nearshore and offshore. 11th Hour Racing seeks proposals that align with one or more of our focus areas: Ocean Literacy and Stewardship – increase the understanding and appreciation of the importance of healthy oceans and waterways to communities through experiential learning, citizen science, and powerful story-telling Clean Technologies and Best Practices – advance practices and technologies in coastal communities and the marine industry that reduce waste, prevent plastic pollution, improve water quality, and assess new circular solutions Ecosystem Restoration – improve water quality, bolster coastal resilience, and sequester carbon through coastal habitat restoration Current grants are 1 year in length, we generally do not offer multi-year grants. Typical grant awards range from $10,000 – $100,000, with an average grant size being $25,000. First-time grants to new organizations are generally smaller in size. June 1, 2020
Rapid Response to Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Impacts Across Food and Agricultural Systems
Full announcement
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the nation’s food and agricultural systems. Currently, data is needed to reliably guide decision-making that are supported by scientific evidence. This program area priority addresses the need to develop and deploy rapid, reliable, and readily adoptable strategies across the food and agriculture enterprise in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These strategies should mitigate urgent threats f rom the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) and ensure the availability of an accessible, safe, nutritious, and abundant food supply. Proposals addressing this priority can be local, regional or national in scope and should employ interdisciplinary teams with the capacity to address the range of problems faced by the entire food and agriculture enterprise, from production to consumption. Funded projects are expected to provide solutions to include tools, techniques, technologies, food supply logistics, innovations, and other practices that can be rapidly adopted by various end-users. June 4, 2020
Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program (FASLP)
Full announcement
The Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program is intended to increase the knowledge of agriculture and improve the nutritional health of children and to bring together stakeholders from the distinct parts of the food system to increase the capacity for food, garden, and nutrition education within host organizations or entities, such as school cafeterias and classrooms, while fostering higher levels of community engagement between farms and school systems. The initiative is part of a broader effort to not only increase access to school meals for low-income children, but also to dramatically improve their quality. June 4, 2020