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External Funding Opportunities

We’ve pulled together external funding opportunities in the fields of data science, simulation, machine learning, big data research, high-performance computation, and other cyberscience topics. Check back often to find new opportunities!

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Current Funding Opportunities

Civic Innovation Challenge

Synopsis from NSF: The Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC) is a research and action competition in the Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) domain designed to build a more cohesive research-to-innovation pipeline and foster a collaborative spirit. Building on the NSF S&CC program and the extensive S&CC ecosystem, CIVIC aims to accelerate the impact of S&CC research, […]

Funding Organization: NSF

Deadline: 07-01-2020

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Merck Investigator Studies Program: SARS CoV-2/COVID-19

The Merck Investigator Studies Program Review Committee will accept proposals within our current areas of interest (AOI) for SARS CoV-2/COVID-19. This is a competitive review process that will be conducted by the SARS CoV-2/COVID-19 MISP Review Committee. Decisions will be made on the basis of scientific merit and strategic fit within the AOI. This RFP […]

Funding Organization: Merck

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DOE: A.I. and Decision Support for Complex Systems

The principal focus of this Program Announcement is on Scientific AI/ML for intelligent automation and decision support for complex systems . Foundational research  will be needed for strengthening the mathematical and statistical basis in developing predictive AI/ML-based computational models and adaptive algorithms for scientific advances. Also, new techniques, software tools, and approaches will likely be […]

Deadline: 06-05-2020

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Solar Energy Innovators Program Opportunity

The purpose of the Solar Energy Innovators Program is to enable selected applicants to conduct practical research on innovative solutions to the challenges faced by electric utilities, energy service providers, and electric public utility commissions as the levels of solar energy, as well as other distributed energy resources (DERs), increase on the electrical grid. Selected […]

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AI-Supported Medical Diagnostics

TRISH is soliciting proposals for the rapid development of commercially available or viable computer-based algorithms that facilitate diagnosis of medical conditions on NASA’s Medical Conditions List in addition to other medical conditions that may occur and require treatment during long-duration space flights as well as for terrestrial applications.

Funding Organization: Translational Research Institute for Space Health

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Simons Investigators in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

A Simons Investigator is appointed for an initial period of five years. Renewal for an additional five years is contingent upon the evaluation of scientific impact of the Investigator. An Investigator receives research support of $100,000 per year. An additional $10,000 per year is provided to the Investigator’s department. The Investigator’s institution receives an additional […]

Funding Organization: Simons Foundation

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Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices (EPMD)

The Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) Program supports innovative research on novel devices based on the principles of electronics, optics and photonics, optoelectronics, magnetics, opto- and electromechanics, electromagnetics, and related physical phenomena. EPMD’s goal is to advance the frontiers of micro-, nano- and quantum-based devices operating within the electromagnetic spectrum and contributing to a […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

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AFSOR Research Interests

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research is soliciting research proposals to foster revolutionary scientific breakthroughs enabling the Air Force and U.S. industry to produce world-class, militarily significant, and commercially valuable products. Any qualified applicants from academia, non-profits, or elsewhere throughout the industry are welcome to submit proposals. The deadline is ongoing. Learn more about this […]

Funding Organization: Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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PCC Micro-Grants

This Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) program helps quickly fund quality research projects that fill immediate gaps in anti-doping knowledge. Qualified research must be limited to less than six months for completion and requires less than $75,000 in funding. PCC is seeking projects that enhance knowledge surrounding performance enhancing substances, provide reference materials, collect and test samples […]

Funding Organization: Partnership for Clean Competition

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NSF Documenting Endangered Languages

This National Science Foundation grant searches for projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Proposals are accepted anytime.

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

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National Geographic Big Cats Conservation

National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative hopes to advance conservation efforts benefiting big cat populations, protecting and restoring them and their habitats via field-based, action-oriented, direct, and quantifiable strategic programs. Applicants may request up to $100,000.

Funding Organization: National Geographic

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National Geographic Conservation Technologies

National Geographic seeks to create novel tools and technologies to monitor ecosystem health. Priority is given to low-cost, scalable proposals that develop tools or capabilities needed to generate data and insights on ecosystem health, biodiversity distribution, patterns, and trends, as well as create or reimagine sensing modalities that can be applied to determine ecological health and implement new processing techniques that can […]

Funding Organization: National Geographic

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NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program

The IGE program is designed to develop and implement bold, new, and possibly transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training. The program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. Learn more about the IGE […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

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NSF-BSF Joint Funding Programs (Various Due Dates)

The National Science Foundation and Israel Binational Science Foundation have partnered to offer various funding programs such as Computational Neuroscience, Cyber Security and Privacy, Computer Networks and Systems and Computing and Communications Foundations. Researchers within the United States must partner with a researcher from Israel for the project to be eligible. Learn more about these opportunities here. 

Funding Organization: NSF-BSF

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