Current Solicitations

Below is a list of current grant solicitations in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Additionally, some Federal agencies have specific web pages for nanotechnology funding opportunities. You can also find a variety of Government programs on our Funding Opportunities page.

For a full list of all available Federal grants visit, as well as Fed Biz As a note, solicitations are often worded generally and the technological tools to be employed, whether micro-, nano- or macro-scale, are not specified. Looking broadly into areas of interest—for instance, toxin removal or semiconducting materials—is often the best approach.  Dates below are deadline dates.

Emerging Frontiers In Research And Innovation 2017 [EFRI-2017]

The Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program of the NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) serves a critical role in helping ENG focus on important emerging areas in a timely manner.

DOD: Army Research Laboratory BAA for Basic and Applied Scientific Research [W911NF-12-R-0011]

Research proposals are sought for a wide variety of scientific areas of basic research.

DOD: Army Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research (W911NF-12-R-0011)

This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), which sets forth research areas of interest to the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Directorates and Army Research Office (ARO).

DOD: Army Research Office BAA for Basic and Applied Scientific Research [W911NF-12-R-0012]

The purpose of this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is to solicit research proposals in the engineering, physical, life, and information sciences for submission to the Army Research Office (ARO) for consideration for possible funding.

NIH: Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (PAR-14-285)

IRCN awards are designed to enable multi-disciplinary research and transformative discoveries in cancer biology and/or oncology through the use of nanotechnology.

NSF: Biosensing [PD-15-7909 ]

The Biosensing Program supports fundamental research in engineering areas related to: Novel sensitive, discriminative, low cost, and easy to operate biosensing systems.

NCI: Notice of National Cancer Institute's Interest in Supporting Cancer Nanotechnology Research Training Programs (NOT-CA-14-035)

Through this Notice, the NCI announces that eligible applicant institutions and applicants are welcome to submit T32 applications to PA-14-015 that request support for the development and operation of cancer nanotechnology research training programs.

NIH: Bioengineering Research Grants (PAR-13-137)

The goal for a bioengineering research grant (BRG) is to foster the development of an innovative technology, model, technique, design, or method that has the potential for significant impact on biomedical research by infusing principles and concepts from the quantitative sciences.

NIH: Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (PA-12-284)

The goal for exploratory/developmental bioengineering research grants (EBRG) is to foster the exploration and development of innovative technologies, models, techniques, designs, and methods.

DOD: Research Interests of the US Air Force Academy (USAFA-BAA-2009-1)

Our research is done by, for and with cadets who work alongside fellow cadets and faculty mentors.