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.

This page is updated weekly, but for a full list of all available Federal grants visit www.grants.gov, as well as Fed Biz Opps.gov. 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.

Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

The National Institute of Justice is seeking proposals for innovative doctoral dissertation research in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) that is relevant to providing solutions to better ensure public safety, prevent and control crime, and ensure the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States.

DOD: FY15 PROJECT ON ADVANCED SYSTEMS AND CONCEPTS FOR COUNTERING WMD (PASCC) (NPS-BAA-14-003)

This BAA’s primary objective is to attract outstanding researchers and scholars who will investigate topics of interest to the security studies community. Investigations and research will focus on expanding knowledge related to countering weapons of mass destruction and weapons of mass effect (WMD/WME).

NNCO: EnvisioNano image contest

An image contest hosted by the NNI

DOE: Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies Spring 2015 - Call for User Proposals

​The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is a Department of Energy, Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center (NSRC) jointly operated by Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. As a National user facility, CINT provides access to its staff and capabilities for nanoscale science research at no fee to approved users for non-proprietary research.

NIJ: Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes

Seeking to increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice or result in the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application.

NIST 2015 SBIR Grants to Fund Research in Manufacturing, Clean Energy, Cybersecurity and Bioscience,

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is offering to fund research projects that address specific challenges in the fields of advanced manufacturing, climate change and clean energy, cybersecurity, health care and bioscience.

DoD: AFRL Small University Grants [BAA-RV-10-03]

The scope of the research shall include the entire spectrum of space that is applicable to the Air Force including all tangentially space-related research.

DoD USAMRMC FY15 Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research (W81XWH-BAA-15-1)

The scope of this effort and the priorities attached to specific projects are influenced by changes in military and civilian medical science and technology, operational requirements, military threat assessments, and national defense strategies.