Highlighted Funding Opportunities

To assist our research community with identifying funding sources, the Office of the Associate Dean of Research (ADRO) presents a selection of funding opportunities. While not exhaustive, this list includes opportunities considered to be of interest to our researchers.

SponsorTitleURLDeadline
DODRare Cancers Awards: Concept Awardhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=3336532021-08-13
AFOSRCenter of Excellence (COE), Brain-Derived Neuromorphic Computing with Intelligent Materialshttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1b1ZZ4v-f52IE_7BpdV92QV8TEpYBJLEU/view2021-08-16
NISTManufacturing USA Technology Roadmaphttps://upenn.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36c41552758989e55da207cab&id=31a2d1a37b&e=c7898b63f42021-08-17
NIHDirectors New Innovator Award Program (DP2 Clinical Trial Optional)https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=3336942021-08-20
DODFiscal Year (FY) 2021 Department of Defense Hypersonic Materials Manufacturing Initiativehttps://upenn.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36c41552758989e55da207cab&id=6cb3e8fdc6&e=c7898b63f42021-08-31
NIHThe NIH Directors Transformative Research Award Programhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=3340292021-09-01
NIHDirectors Transformative Research Awards (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-21-016.html2021-09-01
NIHNIH Directors Pioneer Award Program (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional)https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=3326332021-09-10
DARPACOmpact Front-end Filters at the ElEment-level (COFFEE)https://upenn.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36c41552758989e55da207cab&id=6d432de329&e=c7898b63f42021-09-10
NSFLeading Engineering for America's Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructurehttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=3342782021-09-15
NSFComputer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) (Junior Faculty)https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5049522021-09-20
NSFDivision of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programshttps://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21589/nsf21589.pdf2021-09-30
NSFPredictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention Phase I: Development Grants (PIPP Phase I)https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5059082021-10-01
DODRare Cancers Awards: Resource and Community Development Awardhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=3336422021-10-15
DODRare Cancers Awards: Idea Development Awardhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=3336542021-10-15
NIHBRAIN Initiative: New Technologies and Novel Approaches for Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-21-026.html2021-10-29
NSFComputational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineeringhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=3339942021-11-15
NSFDivision of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projectshttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=3343092021-12-14
NAWCFY21 Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Office-Wide Broad Agency Announcementhttps://sam.gov/api/prod/opps/v3/opportunities/resources/files/439f82fa4ece401b9276c24d8595c8fe/download?api_key=null&token=2022-06-03
DSODefense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA): Office-widehttps://sam.gov/api/prod/opps/v3/opportunities/resources/files/aaf4adee5bb4499f86a5c79c5bae19f5/download?api_key=null&token=2022-06-10
USAROLPS Qubit Collaboratory (LQC)https://www.arl.army.mil/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/LQC-BAA-Final-V8.pdf2026-04-30
SRCSRC is soliciting white papers in the areas of: Computer-Aided Design and Test (CADT) | Environmental Safety and Health (ESH) I Nanomanufacturing Materials and Processes (NMP) | Packaging (PKG) | Packaging (CHIRP)https://www.src.org/compete/ONGOING
NSFDear Colleague Letter: Advancing Discovery with AI-Powered Tools (ADAPT) in the Mathematical and Physical Scienceshttps://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21080/nsf21080.jspONGOING
AFOSRResearch Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Researchhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334084ONGOING
NSFFluid Dynamicshttps://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505698ONGOING
NSFEnvironmental Sustainabilityhttps://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505695ONGOING
NSFBiophotonicshttps://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505719ONGOING
NSFNanoscale Interactionshttps://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505696ONGOING
NSFAdvancing Quantum Education and Workforce Developmenthttps://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21033/nsf21033.jspONGOING
DSOOffice Widehttps://upenn.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36c41552758989e55da207cab&id=4ae64b983a&e=c7898b63f4ONGOING
DSODefense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA): Broad Agency Announcement - The Morphogenic Interfaces (MINT) programhttps://sam.gov/api/prod/opps/v3/opportunities/resources/files/588d935039764e8aafc7b7d7c1fc17e0/download?api_key=null&token=2021-09-02
NSFSecure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Frontiers (SaTC Frontiers) (Letters of Intent)https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21597/nsf21597.pdf2021-09-07
NSFSecure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Frontiers (SaTC Frontiers) (Full Proposals - if LOI was filed by 9/7/2021)https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21597/nsf21597.pdf2021-11-17
NSFAdvancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=3346942022-01-18
NIHTransformative Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Based Strategies to Identify Determinants of Exceptional Health and Life Span (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - Letters of intenthttps://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-22-022.html2021-09-28
NIHTransformative Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Based Strategies to Identify Determinants of Exceptional Health and Life Span (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - Complete applicationhttps://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-22-022.html2021-10-28
NIHTechnology Development for Single-Molecule Protein Sequencing (R01 Clinical Trial not allowed) - Letter of intent required 30 days before deadlinehttps://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-21-001.html2021-10-01
NIHTechnology Development for Single-Molecule Protein Sequencing (R01 Clinical Trial not allowed) - Letter of intent required 30 days before deadlinehttps://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-21-001.html2022-06-15
NIHTechnology Development for Single-Molecule Protein Sequencing (R01 Clinical Trial not allowed) - Letter of intent required 30 days before deadlinehttps://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-21-001.html2023-06-15
NIHCancer Target Discovery and Development (CTD2) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - Letter of intent required 30 days before deadlinehttps://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-274.html2021-10-06
NIHCancer Target Discovery and Development (CTD2) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - Letter of intent required 30 days before deadlinehttps://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-274.html2022-02-08
NIHCancer Target Discovery and Development (CTD2) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - Letter of intent required 30 days before deadlinehttps://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-274.html2022-10-06
NIHLarge Research Projects for Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections (R01)https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-21-265.html2021-10-05
DOSDepartment of State: Funding for New Counter-Disinformation Gamehttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=3347912021-08-19
NIHBRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - UPDATED (Letters of Intent due 30 days before deadline)https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-21-205.html2021-10-13
NIHBRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - UPDATED (Letters of Intent due 30 days before deadline)https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-21-205.html2022-10-11
NIHBRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - UPDATED (Letters of Intent due 30 days before deadline)https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-21-205.html2023-10-11
NSFDivision of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programshttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334736ONGOING
NASALunar Surface Technology Research (LuSTR) Opportunities - Letters of Intenthttps://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/viewrepositorydocument/cmdocumentid=838616/solicitationId=%7BFC8AA32D-180F-9B49-AE48-7C30FCD68E9B%7D/viewSolicitationDocument=1/ST-REDDI-2021%20Appendix%20B5%20-%20LuSTR%202021.pdf2021-08-20
NASALunar Surface Technology Research (LuSTR) Opportunities - Proposals Due (Required letters of intent due Aug. 20th)https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/viewrepositorydocument/cmdocumentid=838616/solicitationId=%7BFC8AA32D-180F-9B49-AE48-7C30FCD68E9B%7D/viewSolicitationDocument=1/ST-REDDI-2021%20Appendix%20B5%20-%20LuSTR%202021.pdf2021-09-17
NIHLimited Competition: Data Management and Coordinating Center (DMCC) and a Collaborative Research Space for Translational Research on Exceptional Longevity (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-22-023.html2021-10-29
NSFCompetition for the Management of Operations and Maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=3349382022-01-31
DOEFY2022 Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics (Letter of Intent (Encouraged))https://science.osti.gov/-/media/grants/pdf/foas/2021/SC_FOA_0002546.pdf2021-08-31
DOEFY2022 Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics (Full Proposals)https://science.osti.gov/-/media/grants/pdf/foas/2021/SC_FOA_0002546.pdf2021-10-05
DOEFY21 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA (Concept Papers)https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaIde231b0d9-2c92-4010-a822-77abecf0dc822021-09-10
DOEFY21 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA (Full Proposals)https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaIde231b0d9-2c92-4010-a822-77abecf0dc822021-11-05
NIHInvestigator Initiated Research in Computational Genomics and Data Science (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-254.html2024-09-07

Note: Deadlines in red close within the next 30 days.