Compass Needle Pointing Towards Opportunity

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!

Sign up for the ICS Funding Digest to receive alerts.

Have a Funding Opportunity to Share?

Send the details of your funding opportunity to lnj104@psu.edu. If it’s appropriate for our community, we’ll post it here and include it in our funding digest.

Current Funding Opportunities

Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities (AERC): Social implications of food and agricultural technologies

The purpose of AFRI is to support research, education, and extension work by awarding grants to solve key problems of local, regional, national, and global importance in sustaining conventional, organic, and urban agricultural systems. These include farm efficiency, profitability and sustainability, ranching, bioenergy, forestry, aquaculture, rural communities and entrepreneurship, human nutrition, mitigating impacts of biotic […]

Funding Organization: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Deadline: 09-30-2019

Details »

Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities (AERC): Economic implications and applications of big data in food and agriculture

The purpose of AFRI is to support research, education, and extension work by awarding grants to solve key problems of local, regional, national, and global importance in sustaining conventional, organic, and urban agricultural systems. These include farm efficiency, profitability and sustainability, ranching, bioenergy, forestry, aquaculture, rural communities and entrepreneurship, human nutrition, mitigating impacts of biotic […]

Funding Organization: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Deadline: 09-30-2019

Details »

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Frontiers (SaTC Frontiers)

In today’s increasingly networked, distributed, and asynchronous world, cybersecurity involves hardware, software, networks, data, people, and integration with the physical world. Society’s overwhelming reliance on this complex cyberspace, however, has exposed its fragility and vulnerabilities that defy existing cyber-defense measures; corporations, agencies, national infrastructure and individuals continue to suffer cyber-attacks. Achieving a truly secure cyberspace […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Details »

NHLBI Omics Phenotypes of Heart, Lung, and Blood Disorders

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is funding research into common, complex disorders. There is a particular interest from NHLBI on studies focusing on sickle cell and other rare blood disorders. Research applicants from Institutions of higher education are encouraged to apply. The Letter of Intent is due Sept. 18, 2019.

Funding Organization: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Deadline: 10-18-2019

Details »

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

Details »

AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program

The Agricultural and Food Research Initiative supports grants to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The grants are for six different areas of agriculture and food research — Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and […]

Funding Organization: Agricultural and Food Research Initiative

Details »

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

Details »

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

Details »

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

Details »

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

Details »

NSF Windows on the Universe

NSF’s Big Idea “Windows on the Universe” aims to build the capabilities and accelerate the synergy of electromagnetic waves, high-energy particles including neutrinos and cosmic rays, and gravitational waves. Research can be submitted in a number of different fields that address either the coordinator, observations, or interpretations of the multi-messenger universe. Proposal due dates depend on which […]

Funding Organization: National Science Foundation

Details »

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

Details »

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

Details »