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.

DOE: Atomically Precise Manufacturing FY 2018

Advances in these positional assembly techniques will be considered for funding for high energy impact applications such as (but not limited to) atomically precise catalysts, molecular electronic computer circuits, quantum computer circuits, and high sensitivity molecular sensors.

DOD: Air Force Research Lab Research Collaboration Program [BAA-RQKM-2013-0005]

The objective of the AFRL Research Collaboration program is to enable collaborative research partnerships between AFRL and Academia and Industry in areas including but not limited to Materials and Manufacturing and Aerospace Sensors.

DOD: Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology [N00014-17-S-B001]

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for Long-Range Science and Technology (S&T) Projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of Navy and Marine Corps operations.

DOD: 2017 Broad Agency Announcement Engineer Research and Development Center (W912HZ-17-BAA-01)

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for various research and development topic areas.

DOE: Energy Frontier Research Centers [DE-FOA-0001810]

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces a recompetition of the Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) and encourages both new and renewal applications.

NSF:Science of Science and Innovation Policy

Research funded by the program thus develops, improves and expands models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision making process.

DOE: Atomically Precise Manufacturing 2018, Phase I Release II

Atomically precise manufacturing is the production of materials, structures, devices, and finished goods in a manner such that every atom is at its specified location relative to the other atoms, and in which there are no defects, missing atoms, extra atoms, or incorrect (impurity) atoms.

NSF: Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems [PD-16-7564]

CCSS supports systems research in hardware, signal processing techniques, and architectures to enable the next generation of cyber-physical systems (CPS) that leverage computation, communication, and algorithms integrated with physical domains.

NSF: Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices [PD-16-1517]

The Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) Program seeks to improve the fundamental understanding of devices and components based on the principles of micro- and nano-electronics, optics and photonics, optoelectronics, magnetics, electromechanics, electromagnetics, and related physical phenomena.