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.

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.

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.

NSF: Biosensing [PD-15-7909 ]

The Biosensing Program supports fundamental research in engineering areas related to: Novel sensitive, discriminative, low cost, and easy to operate biosensing systems.

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.

DOD: Research Interests of the US Air Force Academy (USAFA-BAA-2009-1)

Our research is done by, for and with cadets who work alongside fellow cadets and faculty mentors.

NSF: Biophotonics [PD 15-7236]

Biophotonics applies photonics technology to the fields of medicine, biology and biotechnology. Basic research and innovation in photonics that is very fundamental in science and engineering is needed to lay the foundation for new technologies beyond those that are mature and ready for application in medical diagnostics and therapies.

DOD: Air Force Research Lab Broad Agency Announcement [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