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: Development of Appropriate Pediatric Formulations and Pediatric Drug Delivery Systems [PAR-13-325]

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to address different and complementary research needs for the development and acceptability of pediatric drug formulations in different age groups.

DoD: Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction [HDTRA1-09-14-FRCWMD-BAA]

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) safeguards America and its allies from weapons of mass destruction and provides capabilities to reduce, eliminate and counter the threat and effects from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosives.

NIST: Measurement Science and Engineering Research Grants Programs [2015-NIST-MSE-01]

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces programs that are soliciting applications for financial assistance for FY 2016.

NSF: FY 2016 Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) Funding Opportunity [15-108]

NSF aims to specifically focus on advancing knowledge of the nitrogen and phosphorus cycles; the production and use of fertilizers for food production; and the detection, separation, and reclamation/recycling of nitrogen- and phosphorus-containing species in and from complex aqueous environments.

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 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: 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.