Current Solicitations


Below are examples 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.

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.

SRC: ​​​​​​​​Call for Research in Nanoelectronics Computing Research (nCORE)

The nanoelectronics COmputing REsearch (nCORE) program solicits white papers from U.S. universities for collaborative, multidisciplinary, multi-university research in selected areas of principal interest.

Dept. of the Army: Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative [W911NF-19-S-0008]

See full announcement, in Related Documents folder, for detailed descriptions of the SPECIFIC MURI TOPICS.

AFOSR: Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative [FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2019-0002]

See full announcement, in Related Documents folder, for detailed descriptions of the SPECIFIC MURI TOPICS.

ONR: Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative [N00014-19-S-F005]

See full announcement, in Related Documents folder, for detailed descriptions of the SPECIFIC MURI TOPICS.

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.

DOD: Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction [HDTRA1-14-24-FRCWMD-BAA]

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

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.

DOE: DE-FOA-0002020: FY 2019 Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Multi-Topic Request For Information (RFI)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is requesting information on research opportunities related to outdoor algae research, biomass characteristics and feedstock performance, and renewable energy from urban and suburban wastes to help inform its research priorities and funding strategies.

NIH: Early Phase Clinical Trials in Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions (R01) [PAR-17-167]

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to support clinical trials conducting preliminary evaluation of the safety and efficacy of imaging agents, as well as an assessment of imaging systems, image processing, image-guided planning and/or execution therapy, contrast kinetic modeling, 3-D reconstruction and other quantitative tools.

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