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.

NSF: Fluid Dynamics [PD 13-1443]

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

NIH: NIEHS SBIR Phase IIB Awards for Validation and Commercialization of Approaches to Reduce Animal Use in Toxicology Testing (U44) [RFA-ES-15-016]

This FOA provides additional support to SBIR/STTR Phase II grantees for the validation and commercialization of methods that either replace or reduce the number of animals (referred to as alternative test methods) used in in vivo toxicology screening and testing requirements set forth by US federal government agencies.

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.

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).

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.

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.