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Request for Proposal List

Request for Proposal List

The proposal requests below are listed by the date dues of either the Letter of Intent or when they are due at the agency.

If you would like a copy, please contact Katy Roberts or call 509-335-2885.


NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)

Due: Mon, 16 Dec 2019

Submissions to the NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program are due by 5:00 p.m. local time Wednesday, 27 March 2019 in response to NSF solicitation 17-527. To answer any questions you may have about your potential submission, NSF S-STEM Program Directors will host a series of webinars in February. Please note that the webinars will be given in two styles: traditional and flipped. The first half-hour of a traditional webinar will consist of an overview of the program itself; this will be followed by a question-and-answer session. The entirety of a flipped webinar will be devoted to questions–the hosts of a ... » More ...

AFRI-Foundational and Applied Science Program

Due: Wed, 18 Dec 2019


Posted Date:Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Closing Date:Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Other Due Date:Agricultural Innovation through Gene Editing – Letter of Intent required
Letter of Intent Deadline – June 19, 2019

Agricultural Microbiomes – Letter of Intent required
Letter of Intent Deadline – Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tactical Sciences for Agricultural Biosecurity – Letter of Intent required
Letter of Intent Deadline – July 9, 2019

Inter-Disciplinary Engagement in Animal Systems (IDEAS) – Letter of Intent required
Letter of Intent Deadline – June 20, 2019

All Conference Grants – Letter of Intent required
Letter of Intent Deadline – Minimum of ... » More ...

Dept. of Agriculture- Utilities Programs – TAT Grant Program

Due: Tue, 31 Dec 2019

Purpose: Funds may be used to pay expenses associated with providing technical assistance and/or training (TAT) to: Identify and evaluate solutions to water problems relating to source, storage, treatment, or distribution; identify and evaluate solutions to waste problems relating to collection, treatment, or disposal: assist applicants, that have filed a pre-application with RUS, in the preparation of water and/or waste loan and/or grant applications; and/or provide technical assistance and/or training to water/wastewater system personnel that will improve the management, operation and maintenance of water and waste disposal facilities.  Grant funds may not be used to duplicate current services, such as those performed by an association’s ... » More ...

Department of Agriculture – Utilities Programs – Solid Waste Management Grant Program

Due: Tue, 31 Dec 2019

Purpose: Evaluating current landfill conditions to determine threats to water resources; provide technical assistance and/or training to enhance operator skills in the operation and maintenance of active landfills; provide technical assistance and/or training to help communities reduce the solid waste stream; provide technical assistance and/or training for operators of landfills which are closed or will be closed in the near future with the development and implementation of closure plans, future land use plans, safety and maintenance planning, and closure scheduling within permit requirements. Grant funds may not be used to: recruit applications for the Agency’s water and waste loan and/or any loan and/or grant program; ... » More ...

Department of the Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service – Wolf Livestock Loss Demonstration Project

Due: Tue, 31 Dec 2019

Purpose: Subtitle C of the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-11) authorized the Wolf Livestock Loss Demonstration Project (WLLDP) with two purposes: 1) Prevention – Provide funding to assist livestock producers in undertaking proactive, nonlethal activities to reduce the risk of livestock loss due to predation by wolves; and 2) Compensation – Provide funding to reimburse livestock producers for livestock losses due to such predation. Included in the authorizing language is direction to award this Federal financial assistance through a competitive grant program and to expend funds equally between the program’s two purposes. States and Tribes may apply for a Compensation Program ... » More ...

Development of Animal Models and Related Biological Materials for Research

Due: Tue, 07 Jan 2020

Purpose: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages innovative research to develop, characterize, and improve animal models, biological materials, and novel technologies to better understand human health and disease. This FOA also seeks projects aimed at improving the diagnosis and control of diseases that interfere with animal use for biomedical research. The proposed project must have broad application to multiple NIH Institutes or Centers (ICs) to align with the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) trans-NIH mission. The proposed studies must explore multiple body systems or evaluate diseases that impact multiple body systems. Applications that develop models focused on a specific disease or area of research, ... » More ...


Due: Fri, 10 Jan 2020


The Otto and Doris Amen Dryland Research Endowment requests proposals for new research projects. Projects will be funded for duration not to exceed three years at a maximum of $3,500 per year. One-time, single-year project proposals are also encouraged and should not exceed a total of $5,000. The endowment committee will make selection of projects for funding. Indirect costs are not allowed.


Otto and Doris Amen established an endowment in recognition of the benefits they, and other dryland producers, have received for research conducted by Washington State University at the Lind Dryland Research Station. They believed that agricultural research is essential for the ... » More ...

National Energy Technology Laboratory – Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE): Site Characterization and CO2 Capture

Due: Wed, 15 Jan 2020

Purpose: The overall objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to accelerate wide-scale deployment of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) through assessing and verifying safe and cost-effective anthropogenic CO2 commercial-scale storage sites, and carbon capture and/or purification technologies.

NSF Law & Science

Due: Wed, 15 Jan 2020

Purpose: The Law & Science Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules, as well as studies of how science and technology are applied in legal contexts. The Program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between human behavior and law, legal institutions, or legal processes; or the interactions of law and basic sciences, including biology, computer and information sciences, STEM education, engineering, geosciences, and math and physical sciences .Scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, interacting with multiple arenas, and with the participation of ... » More ...

National Science Foundation – Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science

Due: Thu, 16 Jan 2020

Purpose: The Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science (MSB-NES): Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales program will support quantitative, interdisciplinary, systems-oriented research on biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use, and changes in species distribution at regional to continental scales as well as training activities to broaden participation of researchers in Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science. Proposers are encouraged to use NEON resources, and proposals for substantive and innovative NEON-enabled research will be prioritized for funding. Substantive NEON-enabled projects rely on data and/or samples collected by NEON, co-locate research activities at NEON sites, and/or develop tools that will explicitly enhance ... » More ...

National Science Foundation – EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)

Due: Fri, 24 Jan 2020

Purpose: The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. A jurisdiction is eligible to participate in EPSCoR programs if its level of NSF research support is equal to or less than 0.75 percent of the total NSF research and related activities budget for the most recent three-year period.

NIH– Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics: Diversity Action Plan (R25)

Due: Sat, 25 Jan 2020

Letter of Intent Due Date:   30 days before application due date

Purpose: The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this NHGRI R25 program is to support educational activities that The overarching goal of this NHGRI R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce in genomics. This funding opportunity announcement seeks to expose underrepresented students at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate levels to the foundational sciences relevant to genomics to enable them to pursue careers that span all areas of ... » More ...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA Headquarters – ROSES 2019: Akatsuki Participating Scientist Program

Due: Fri, 31 Jan 2020

Purpose: The objectives of the Akatsuki Participating Scientist Program (PSP) are to aid in data archiving and enhance and supplement Venus science being performed by the Akatsuki Venus Climate Orbiter. This call for proposals is for approximately four Participating Scientists (PSs) from U.S. institutions, and may include the selection of one Akatsuki Participating Scientist in residence (PSiR) at JAXA. The Akatsuki PSP program seeks to support and enhance the Akatsuki mission science objectives, such as a better understanding of Venus’ atmospheric circulation using global mapping with Akatsuki’s five cameras (from ultraviolet to infrared wavelengths) and measurements of the atmospheric vertical structure with radio occultation techniques. ... » More ...

Secondary Agriculture Education Challenge Grant Program

Due: Thu, 06 Feb 2020

Purpose: The Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants (SPECA) program seeks to: (a) promote and strengthen secondary education and two-year postsecondary education in the food, agriculture, natural resources and human (FANH) sciences in order to help ensure the existence of a workforce in the United States that’s qualified to serve the FANH sciences system; and (b) promote complementary and synergistic linkages among secondary, two-year postsecondary, and higher education programs in the FANH sciences in order to advance excellence in education and encourage more young Americans to pursue and complete a baccalaureate or higher degree in the FANH sciences.

NRCS-Conservation Collaboration Grants or Agreements Fiscal Year

Due: Fri, 07 Feb 2020

Purpose: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing the potential availability of grants and agreements for the purpose of leveraging NRCS resources, addressing local natural resource issues, encouraging collaboration and developing state- and community-level conservation leadership for historically underserved agricultural producers.

Western SARE Graduate Student Grants in Sustainable Agriculture

Due: Tue, 11 Feb 2020

This grant program involves full-time graduate students enrolled in an accredited university of Western U.S., their academic advisor (applicant), and producers implementing projects to address identified needs in sustainable agriculture. With the collaboration of producers, projects must integrate rigorous research and education aiming to advance the three components of sustainable agriculture- environmental, economic, and social. It is expected that outcomes of funded projects will result in quantifiable benefits for producers, increase the preservation of the natural and social resources upon which agriculture relies, and be documented in scholarly journals and disseminated throughout educational outreach activities with producers and other agricultural stakeholders. Graduate Student projects are ... » More ...

NSF-Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science Phase II

Due: Tue, 18 Feb 2020

Purpose: Transdisciplinary Research In Principles Of Data Science (TRIPODS) aims to bring together the statistics, mathematics, and theoretical computer science communities to develop the theoretical foundations of data science through integrated research and training activities. Phase I, described in solicitation NSF 16-615, supported the development of small collaborative Institutes. Phase II will support a smaller number of larger Institutes, selected from the Phase I Institutes via a second competitive proposal process. All TRIPODS Institutes must involve significant and integral participation by all three of the aforementioned communities.


Environmental System Science

Due: Thu, 20 Feb 2020

Submission Deadline for Letters of Intent: N/A
Submission Deadline for Pre-Applications:

December 5, 2019, at 5:00 pm Eastern Time

Pre-Application Response Date:

December 19, 2019, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time

Submission Deadline for Applications:

February 20, 2020, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time

NSF-Human Networks and Data Science – Infrastructure

Due: Mon, 24 Feb 2020

Purpose: The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) seeks to develop user-friendly large-scale next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research in SBE areas of study. Successful proposals will, within the financial resources provided by the award, construct such databases and/or relevant analytic techniques and produce a finished product that will enable new types of data-intensive research. The databases or techniques should have significant impacts, either across multiple fields or within broad disciplinary areas, by enabling new types of data-intensive research in the SBE sciences. Human Networks and Data Science (HNDS) is a two-track program. It supports research and infrastructure ... » More ...

NSF-National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots

Due: Wed, 26 Feb 2020

Purpose: The NRI-2.0 program builds upon the original National Robotics Initiative (NRI) program to support fundamental research in the United States that will accelerate the development and use of collaborative robots (co-robots). A co-robot is a robot whose main purpose is to work with people or other robots to accomplish a goal. An ideal co-robot is an adaptable partner, not limited to a narrow set of specified interactions or functions, but able to significantly enhance team performance despite changes in its role, its teammates, or the team’s collective goals. The focus of the NRI-2.0 program is on ubiquity, which in this context means seamless integration ... » More ...

Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Due: Fri, 28 Feb 2020

Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS-Net) – Practice based research to improve food safety

Due: Fri, 28 Feb 2020

Purpose: This Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS-Net) research opportunity seeks to develop and sustain a network of environmental health program staff, in collaboration with epidemiologists and other public health professionals, to identify retail food safety research practice-based priorities focused on identifying and preventing foodborne illness risk factors, and to conduct the research.

This announcement will fund EHS-Net research projects related to food safety activities under the jurisdiction of departments of health or other health agencies responsible for regulatory oversight of retail food service including restaurants, delis, cafeterias, schools, etc.

Department of State – U.S. Mission to South Africa – U.S. University Partnership Initiative in South Africa

Due: Fri, 28 Feb 2020

Purpose: The goal of the University Partnerships Initiative (UPI) is to strengthen existing ties and foster new collaboration between U.S. and South African universities. Focus areas include promoting faculty and student exchanges, facilitating joint research, building administrative capacity, and creating public-private partnerships. Program proposals should address how relationships between institutions will be sustained after U.S. government funded efforts are concluded.

Specific Program Objectives:

–         Promote U.S.-South Africa faculty and student exchanges, particularly the development of dual degree programs that have South Africans complete their studies in their home country and address South Africa’s shortage of qualified academic staff.

–         Facilitate joint research, especially in agriculture, ... » More ...

NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology on the International Space Station (ISS) to Benefit Life on Earth

Due: Mon, 02 Mar 2020

Purpose: The Divisions of Chemical, Bioengineering and Environmental Transport (CBET) and Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Infrastructure (CMMI) in the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) are partnering with The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to solicit research projects in the general fields of tissue engineering and mechanobiology that can utilize the International Space Station (ISS) National Lab to conduct research that will benefit life on Earth. Only U.S. entities including academic investigators, non-profit independent research laboratories and academic-commercial teams are eligible to apply.

– Transport Phenomena Research at the International Space Station to Benefit Life on Earth

Due: Mon, 02 Mar 2020

Purpose: The Division of Chemical, Bioengineering and Environmental Transport (CBET) in the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is partnering with The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to solicit research projects in the general field of fluid dynamics, particulate and multiphase processes, combustion and fire systems, thermal transport processes, and nanoscale interactions that can utilize the International Space Station (ISS) National Lab to conduct research that will benefit life on Earth. Only U.S. entities including academic investigators, non-profit independent research laboratories and academic-commercial teams are eligible to apply.


Due: Tue, 10 Mar 2020

Submission Deadline for Pre-Applications: January 21, 2020, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time

A Pre-Application is required

Pre-Application Response Date: February 4, 2020, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Submission Deadline for Applications: March 10, 2020, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

New Investigators in Conducting Research Related to Preventing Interpersonal Violence Impacting Children and Youth

Due: Fri, 13 Mar 2020

Purpose: This NCIPC Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) seeks to provide support for an intensive, supervised (mentored) career development experience in violence prevention research leading to research independence. Applicants must identify an experienced mentor and, co-mentor(s) as applicable to supervise the proposed career development and research experience. Applicants must have a qualifying (relevant to the field of study) research or health- professional doctoral or medical degree (specifically PhD, ScD, DO, DrPH, MD, DVMD) and less than five years of experience as a researcher in the injury and/or violence prevention field. Applicants must propose violence prevention research to 1) assess the effectiveness of an intervention ... » More ...

DOE Early Career Research Program

Due: Mon, 16 Mar 2020

Submission Deadline for Pre-Proposal: January 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time

A Pre-Proposal is required

Pre-Proposal Response Date: January 30, 2020
Submission Deadline for Proposals March 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Department of Agriculture – Business and Cooperative Programs – Agriculture Innovation Center Grant Program

Due: Fri, 20 Mar 2020

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to establish and operate Agriculture Innovation Centers (Centers) that provide technical and business development assistance to agricultural producers seeking to engage in the marketing or the production of Value-Added products. Eligible applicants include nonprofit and for-profit corporations, public bodies, and institutions of higher education. This program supports Rural Development’s (RD) mission of improving the quality of life for rural Americans and commitment to directing resources to those who most need them.


Key strategies include:

Achieving e-Connectivity for Rural America

Developing the Rural Economy

Harnessing Technical Innovation

Supporting a Rural Workforce

Improving Quality of Life

NSF-Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program

Due: Wed, 25 Mar 2020

Purpose: A well-educated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is a significant contributor to maintaining the competitiveness of the U.S. in the global economy. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines supported by the program and for the increased success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)[6], [16].

DOE Office of Science – Building EPSCoR-State/National Laboratory Partnerships

Due: Fri, 27 Mar 2020

Purpose: The U. S. Department of Energy’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for building EPSCoR-State/DOE-National Laboratory Partnerships. These partnerships are to advance fundamental, early-stage energy research collaborations with the DOE national laboratories. (Information on the DOE National Laboratories including links to websites can be found at Participation by graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows is required. Junior faculty from EPSCoR jurisdictions are encouraged to apply. Utilization of DOE user facilities is encouraged. (Information on the SC User Facilities can be found at, information on the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy user facilities can be ... » More ...

NSF-Dimensions of Biodiversity

Due: Fri, 27 Mar 2020

Purpose: Despite centuries of discovery, most of our planet’s biodiversity remains unknown. The scale of Earth’s unknown diversity is especially troubling given the rapid and permanent loss of biodiversity across the globe. The goal of the Dimensions of Biodiversity campaign is to transform how we describe and understand the scope and role of life on Earth.


DOE-NETL-NOI to issue DE-FOA-0002193, entitled: University Training and Research for Fossil Energy Applications

Due: Tue, 31 Mar 2020

Purpose: Within the next month or so, the Department of Energy (DOE) may issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeking applications for financial assistance awards that would support the Office of Fossil Energy, Crosscutting Research Program. This funding opportunity will encompass two separate University programs, each with its own requirements and each with restricted eligibility.  The two programs are the University Coal Research (UCR) Program and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions (HBCU/OMI) Program.  Each section of this document will be subdivided into a UCR section and an HBCU/OMI section to clearly address the requirements for each program.

Anticipated Areas of ... » More ...

Computational Tool Development For Integrative Systems Biology Data Analysis

Due: Thu, 09 Apr 2020

Preapplications due Jan. 31, 2020

DOE-Computational Tool Development for Integrative Systems Biology Data Analysis

Due: Thu, 09 Apr 2020

Purpose: The DOE SC program in Biological and Environmental Research (BER), hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for research in developing computational approaches that can integrate large, disparate data types from multiple and heterogeneous sources, such as those used in the Genomic Science program (GSP) ( Research supported by awards resulting from this FOA will promote human understanding of the natural world through analysis of high-throughput biological systems data. BER has an ongoing mission of improving translation from the molecular to cellular realm within scientific disciplines supported by DOE

NSF– EHR Core Research (ECR): Building Capacity in STEM Education Research

Due: Fri, 05 Jun 2020

Purpose: ECR’s Building Capacity for STEM Education Research (ECR: BCSER) solicitation supports projects that build individuals’ capacity to carry out high quality STEM education research that will enhance the nation’s STEM education enterprise and broaden the pool of researchers that can conduct fundamental research in STEM learning and learning environments, broadening participation in STEM fields, and STEM workforce development. Specifically…

U.S. Agency for International Development – The Health, Ecosystems and Agriculture for Resilient, Thriving Societies (HEARTH)

Due: Mon, 15 Jun 2020

Purpose: Through this Addendum to the Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS) No. APS-OAA-16-000001 (the GDA APS), the Office of Forestry and Biodiversity in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (USAID/E3/FAB) is seeking transformational solutions to cross-sectoral development challenges in biodiverse landscapes. The Health, Ecosystems and Agriculture for Resilient, Thriving Societies (HEARTH) Addendum aims to provide USAID Missions and the private sector a flexible opportunity to partner in the co-creation and delivery of high impact activities that conserve biodiverse ecosystems and improve the well-being and prosperity of communities that depend on them.

NSF-Faculty Early Career Development Program

Due: Mon, 27 Jul 2020

Purpose: he Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

Comparative Genomics Research Program (R01)

Due: Thu, 07 Jan 2021


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