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.

NIH: Image-guided Drug Delivery [PAR-16-044]

This Funding Opportunity encourages innovative translational research in the development of quantitative in vivo imaging characterization of image-guided drug delivery (IGDD) in cancer, including characterizations of the target, delivery validation, and therapy response.

DOD: Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research [BAA-AFOSR-2016-0007]

AFOSR plans, coordinates, and executes the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) basic research program in response to technical guidance from AFRL and requirements of the Air Force; fosters, supports, and conducts research within Air Force, university, and industry laboratories; and ensures transition of research results to support USAF needs.

NIH: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant [PA-16-152]

The overall goal of the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.

NIH: Improving Outcomes in Cancer Treatment-Related Cardiotoxicity (R21) [PD-16-036]

This FOA encourages collaborative applications that will contribute to the identification and characterization of patients at risk of developing cancer treatment-related cardiotoxicity. The primary intent is to mitigate cardiovascular dysfunction while optimizing cancer outcomes.

DOE: CINT User Proposals

CINT User proposals are expected to explicitly contain the following six element within the 2-page limit: 1. What is(are) the main scientific question(s) being addressed in this user project including the connection to nanoscience.

DOD: Research Interests of the US Air Force Academy [USAFA -BAA-2009-1]

USAFA strives to conduct research to enhance the ability of the Air Force to perform its mission.

Call for User Proposals: The Molecular Foundry at LBNL

The Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), a Department of Energy (DOE) nanoscale science user facility, is currently soliciting proposal submissions for access to instruments, capabilities and skilled technical staff.

NIH: Complex Technologies and Therapeutics Development for Mental Health Research and Practice [PA-11-133]

The goal of the SBIR program at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to support small businesses to develop technologies that can advance the mission of the Institute.

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