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.

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.

NSF: Condensed Matter Physics [PD-03-1710]

The Condensed Matter Physics program supports experimental, as well as combined experiment and theory projects investigating the fundamental physics behind phenomena exhibited by condensed matter systems.

DoD: Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) [N00014-17-S-F006]

The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to DoD.

DOE: Atomically Precise Manufacturing FY 2018

Advances in these positional assembly techniques will be considered for funding for high energy impact applications such as (but not limited to) atomically precise catalysts, molecular electronic computer circuits, quantum computer circuits, and high sensitivity molecular sensors.

DOD: Air Force Research Lab Research Collaboration Program [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.

DOD: Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology [N00014-17-S-B001]

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for Long-Range Science and Technology (S&T) Projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of Navy and Marine Corps operations.

DOD: 2017 Broad Agency Announcement Engineer Research and Development Center (W912HZ-17-BAA-01)

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for various research and development topic areas.

NSF:Science of Science and Innovation Policy

Research funded by the program thus develops, improves and expands models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision making process.

NSF: Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems [PD-16-7564]

CCSS supports systems research in hardware, signal processing techniques, and architectures to enable the next generation of cyber-physical systems (CPS) that leverage computation, communication, and algorithms integrated with physical domains.