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, 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.

DOD: FY 11-16 Basic Research for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction [HDTRA1-11-16-BRCWMD-BAA]

This BAA is focused on soliciting basic research projects that support the DTRA mission to safeguard America and its allies from WMD.

DOE: SBIR and STTR Programs-- Multiple nanotechnology solicitations

There are multiple solicitations related to nanotechnology through the following DOE offices: Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research; Office of Fusion Energy Sciences; Office of Basic Energy Sciences; Office of High Energy Physics; Office of Biological and Environmental Research; Office of Nuclear Physics; and the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation.

DOE SBIR FY 2017: Atomically Precise Membranes

This subtopic is focused on the advancement of manufacturing processes that are able to produce atomically precise membranes with exceptional selectivity for separations.

NSF: Energy for Sustainability [PD 15-7644]

This program supports fundamental research and education that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production of electricity and transportation fuels.

NSF: Fluid Dynamics [PD 15-1443]

The National Science Foundation's Fluid Dynamics program supports fundamental research and education on mechanisms and phenomena governing fluid flow.

ONR: Fundamental Research in Atomic, Molecular and Quantum Physics [N00014-16-S-BA14]

The Office of Naval Research's Atomic, Molecular and Quantum Physics Program seeks proposals with the aim of advancing fundamental science and technology for future naval applications in the areas of navigation, timekeeping and sensing.

NSF: Metals and Metallic Nanostructures Program (MMN) [PD 09-1771]

The MMN Program supports fundamental research and education on the relationships between processing, structure and properties of metals and their alloys. The program focuses on experimental research while strongly encouraging the synergistic use of theory and computational materials science.

NSF: Polymers [PD-03-1773]

The Division of Materials Research Polymers Program supports fundamental research and education on polymeric materials and polymer science.