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.

NIH/NCI: Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (PAR-14-285)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) on Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) is to expand the fundamental understanding of the processes pertinent to the use of nanotechnology in cancer.

NCI: Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (RFA-CA-14-013)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to enable the development of nanotechnology-based comprehensive solutions to significant problems in cancer biology and/or oncology and produce cancer care relevant applications with clinical utility. To address this goal, applications are solicited for Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE).

NASA: MUREP Institutional Research Opportunity (NNH14ZHA001N-MIRO)

This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA), entitled Education Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) –2014, solicits education opportunities in support of NASA’s Office of Education (OE) under the Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) for fiscals year 2014.

DARPA: Atoms to Product (DARPA-BAA-14-56)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of processes and technology for assembly of systems, components, and materials at millimeter scale or larger from nanometer scale constituents.

NASA: Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF15)

NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) seeks to sponsor U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologie s for our Nation’s science, exploration and economic future.

ONR: Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (ONRFOA 14-012)

The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as "universities") that is of potential interest to DoD.

DoD Agencies: Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative Department of Defense Office of Naval Research (ONRFOA14-012)

The DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), one element of the University Research Initiative (URI), is sponsored by the DoD research offices: the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) (hereafter collectively referred to as "DoD agencies").

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: 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.