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.

DOE: Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2019 Funding Program [DE-FOA-0002064]

The Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2019 (SETO FY2019) funding program will provide $130 million in funding for up to 80 projects that will advance research in solar energy technologies.

NSF: Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes (QLCI) [NSF 19-559]

Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes are large-scale interdisciplinary research projects that aim to advance the frontiers of quantum information science and engineering.

NSF: Real-Time Machine Learning (RTML) [NSF 19-566]

A grand challenge in computing is the creation of machines that can proactively interpret and learn from data in real time, solve unfamiliar problems using what they have learned, and operate with the energy efficiency of the human brain.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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