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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-DFG Lead Agency Activity in Electrosynthesis and Electrocatalysis

Due: Wed, 30 Sep 2020

Deadline for Expression of Interest: July 1, 2020

Deadline for Full Proposal: September 30, 2020

The goal of this Lead Agency Activity is to reduce current barriers to working internationally by allowing U.S. and German researchers to submit a single collaborative proposal that will undergo a single review process while funding organizations maintain budgetary control over their awards. Proposalseligible for funding consideration through this Lead Agency Activity in FY 2021 will need to have a research focus relevant to the topic areas identified above, within the scope of research supported through these divisions. Proposers should review the CHE, CBET, PC, and ING 1 program descriptions for ... » More ...

– BLM National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Regional Fire Science Exchange Announcement (One Task Statement)

Due: Wed, 30 Sep 2020

Purpose: The U.S. Congress directed the DOI and USDA FS to develop a Joint Fire Science Program and Plan to prioritize and provide sound scientific studies to support the land management agencies and other stakeholders in addressing issues associated with wildland fire. Current research priorities are identified as a task statement in this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

– BLM National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) (One Task Statement)

Due: Wed, 30 Sep 2020

Purpose: The U.S. Congress directed the DOI and USDA FS to develop a Joint Fire Science Program and Plan to prioritize and provide sound scientific studies to support the land management agencies and other stakeholders in addressing issues associated with wildland fire. Current research priorities are identified as a task statement in this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

– BLM National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Primary Announcement (Two Task Statements)

Due: Wed, 30 Sep 2020

Purpose: As a jointly funded program, JFSP research priorities align strategically with the priorities of the Secretary of Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture.

Specifically, JFSP-funded research addresses the Secretary of Interior’s priority to “create a conservation stewardship legacy second only to Teddy Roosevelt [by using] science to identify best practices to manage land and water resources and adapt to changes in the environment.”

WTFRC / 2021 Technology Research Review

Due: Fri, 02 Oct 2020

1) Pre-proposal are due at the WTFRC by September 10, 2020 at 5:00pm.  IMPORTANT!  WTFRC has linked up with Submittable, a grants management software company to host the technology grant proposal process.    Do not use the forms found on our website for technology proposals.  Click on the link below to go to the website and complete the preproposal form. 

2) Pre-proposal approval notification(s) will be sent by October 2, 2020. Note: pre-proposal submissions are for new proposals only. Continuing and final reports do not require pre-proposal submission.


3) More information to come on the full proposal submissions by October 2, 2020 from the ... » More ...

(FOA) Research and Development for Advanced Water Resource Recovery Systems

Due: Tue, 06 Oct 2020

Purpose: The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to conduct research, development, and deployment on technology innovations that enable advanced water resource recovery systems. Topic Area 1 of this FOA seeks to advance the development of transformative technologies beyond early stage research and development (R&D) to become pilot ready (TRL 4-6). Whereas, Topic Area 2 of this FOA seeks to test currently developed, pilot ready technologies (TRL 6-7) though design, build, and operations in industrially relevant conditions to enable commercialization.

Discovery Research PreK-12

Due: Wed, 07 Oct 2020

Purpose:  The Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science (STEM) by preK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches. Projects in the DRK-12 program build on fundamental research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. Projects should result in research-informed and field-tested outcomes and products that inform teaching and learning. Teachers and students who participate in DRK-12 studies are expected to enhance their understanding and use of STEM content, practices and skills.

WTFRC/OR Sweet Cherry Commission 2021 Northwest Cherry Research Review

Due: Thu, 15 Oct 2020

1) Pre-proposal are due to the WTFRC by September 8, 2020 at 5:00pm.  ARC will not be reviewing preproposals this year.  Instructions for submitting pre-proposals can be found on the WTFRC website at  Please reach out to Katy Roberts at if you have any questions or concerns.


2) Pre-proposal approval notification(s) will be sent by September 29, 2020. Note: Pre-proposal submissions are for new proposals only. Continuing and final reports do not require pre-proposal submission.


3) Approved new proposals and continuing proposals are due at ARC by October 15, 2020. Send them to Katy Roberts electronically at NOTE: Have ... » More ...

FY21 Effects of Sea Level Rise (ESLR)

Due: Fri, 16 Oct 2020

Letter of Intent deadline: October 16, 2020

Proposal deadline: January 7, 2021

Award range: $200,000 to $500,000


The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)/Competitive Research Program (CRP) [formerly Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR)/Coastal Ocean Program (COP)], is soliciting proposals for the Effects of Sea Level Rise Program (ESLR). The program name was shortened in 2020, and was formerly known as the Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program (EESLR). This solicitation is to improve adaptation and planning in response to regional and local effects of sea level rise and coastal inundation ... » More ...

Institutional Resilience and Expanded Postsecondary Opportunity (IREPO) Grants Program CFDA Number 84.425P

Due: Tue, 20 Oct 2020

Notice of Intent Deadline: September 10, 2020

Proposal Submission Deadline: October 20, 2020


Award Range: $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 for up to 2 years


Purpose of Program: The purpose of the IREPO Grants, offered under section 18004(a)(3) of the CARES Act and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), is to provide financial support to institutions of higher education (IHEs) with the greatest unmet needs related to coronavirus to enable them to resume operations, serve the needs of students, reduce disease transmission, and develop more resilient instructional delivery models, such as distance learning, to continue educating students who cannot or choose not to attend classroom-based ... » More ...

Energy and Carbon Optimized Synthesis for the Bioeconomy (ECOSynBio)

Due: Mon, 26 Oct 2020

Award Range: $250,000 to $7 Million


This funding opportunity seeks submissions to establish new technologies to significantly improve the carbon efficiency of bioconversion platforms through the accommodation of external reducing equivalents. Proposed systems of interest include, but are not limited to: (1) carbon optimized fermentation strains that avoid CO2 evolution, (2) engineered mixotrophic consortia or systems that avoid CO2 evolution, (3) biomass or gas fermentation with internal CO2 utilization, (4) cell-free carbon optimized biocatalytic biomass conversion and/or CO2 utilization, and (5) cross-cutting or other proposed carbon optimized bioconversion schemes. All systems will need to demonstrate the capacity to accommodate external reducing equivalents to optimize ... » More ...

Funding for NRCS’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)

Due: Wed, 04 Nov 2020

The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) promotes coordination of NRCS conservation activities with partners that offer value-added contributions to expand our collective ability to address on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns. Through RCPP, NRCS seeks to co-invest with partners to implement projects that demonstrate innovative solutions to conservation challenges and provide measurable improvements and outcomes tied to the resource concerns they seek to address.

Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program

Due: Wed, 04 Nov 2020

The Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training. The program seeks proposals that explore ways forgraduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.

Funding for NRCS’ Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot

Due: Thu, 05 Nov 2020

Purpose: The purpose of the FSCP is to respond to the threat feral swine pose to agriculture, native ecosystems, and human and animal health. Feral swine are a destructive, non-native, invasive species and their populations have been increasing across the United States. An estimated $2 billion in damage, including agricultural, is caused by feral swine each year. The species can have significant negative impacts on plant and animal habitats, soils, water quality, as well as other natural and cultural resources. Livestock and humans are also susceptible to diseases carried by feral swine.

Water Reclamation and Reuse Research Projects

Due: Sat, 07 Nov 2020

The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite research sponsors to submit proposals to cost-share Title XVI Research activities that seek to address water supply challenges by establishing or expanding the use of water reclamation and reuse, improving existing water reuse facilities, and/or streamlining the implementation of state-of-the-art technology for new facilities.

Puget Sound Action Agenda – Implementation Strategies and Actions for Vital Sign Recovery Assistance Program

Due: Mon, 09 Nov 2020

Award Range: up to $33,000,000 over a 5-year period

Webinar on September 30 to address questions about the RFA.


This RFA is aimed at supporting activities, broadened collaborations and communications to increase the Puget Sound Management Conference’s capacity to successfully implement the current 2018 Action Agenda and to inform future modifications to that plan. The overarching goal of the Action Agenda is to restore and protect the Puget Sound ecosystem.


This RFA announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible applicants that are interested in acting as Strategic Initiative Implementation Leads, referred to as “Strategic Initiative Leads” (SILs), in coordination with the Puget Sound ... » More ...

International Research Experiences for Students

Due: Thu, 12 Nov 2020

Proposal Deadline: November 9 (Track II) or November 12 (Track I) 

Award Ceiling: $400,000


The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The IRES program contributes to development of a diverse, globally engaged workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate and/or graduate students in high quality international research, education and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas. The overarching, long-term goal of the IRES program is to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering research and education and to strengthen economic competitiveness through training the next generation ... » More ...

Tobacco Control Policies to Promote Health Equity

Due: Thu, 12 Nov 2020

Application deadline: November 12, 2020; thereafter, Standard dates apply.


Letter of Intent deadline: 30 days prior to application due date


Award Maximum: $275,000 for 2-year project; no more than $200,000 in a single year.


The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support observational or intervention research focused on reducing disparities in tobacco use and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in the U.S. Specifically, this FOA aims to stimulate scientific inquiry focused on innovative state and local level tobacco prevention and control policies. The long-term goal of this FOA is to reduce disparities in tobacco-related cancers, and in doing so, to promote health ... » More ...

Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems

Due: Mon, 16 Nov 2020

Purpose: The DISES Program supports research projects that advance basic scientific understanding of integrated socio-environmental systems and the complex interactions (dynamics, processes, and feedbacks) within and among the environmental (biological, physical and chemical) and human (“socio”) (economic, social, political, or behavioral) components of such a system. The program seeks proposals that emphasize the truly integrated nature of a socio-environmental system versus two discrete systems (a natural one and a human one) that are coupled. DISES projects must explore a connected and integrated socio-environmental system that includes explicit analysis of the processes and dynamics between the environmental and human components of the system.

Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (DISES)

Due: Mon, 16 Nov 2020

The DISES Program supports research projects that advance new conceptualizations and scientific knowledge of the complex interactions (dynamics, processes, and feedbacks) within and among environmental (biological, physical, chemical) and human (economic, social, political, or behavioral) components of an integrated socio-environmental system. The DISES program acknowledges a continuum of environments from those with very limited human populations (e.g. polar regions) to those in which human systems and processes fully dominate (e.g. densely populated megacities). There are integrated systems operating in all these spaces, and many can be considered as domains for DISES study. For the purposes of this solicitation, we define the “socio” or human component of ... » More ...

Russel Sage Foundation- Social and Economic Sciences

Due: Thu, 19 Nov 2020

Letter of Intent (required): August 5, 2020
Full Proposal (invited): November 19, 2020


Award: Up to $175K for 2 years

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation

Due: Fri, 20 Nov 2020

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is an alliance-based program. The program’s theory is based on the Tinto model for student retention referenced in the 2005 LSAMP program evaluation.1 The overall goal of the program is to assist universities and college sin diversifying the nation’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce by increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded to populations historically underrepresented in these disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. LSAMP’s efforts to increase diversity in STEM are aligned with the goals of the Federal Government’s five-year strategic ... » More ...

ROSES 2020: Carbon Cycle Science-NASA

Due: Thu, 03 Dec 2020

Notice of Intent Deadline: September 28

Proposal Due Date: December 3


Scope of Program: This announcement offers opportunities for Carbon Cycle Science investigations within the NASA Earth Science Division Research and Analysis Program. NASA seeks proposals that make significant use of remote sensing data to improve understanding of changes in the distribution and cycling of carbon among the active land, ocean, coastal, and atmospheric reservoirs, and how that understanding can be used to establish a scientific foundation for societal responses to environmental change.


Community Instruments and Facilities

Due: Thu, 10 Dec 2020

The intent of the Community Instruments and Facilities (CIF) solicitation is to provide the NSF-sponsored atmospheric sciences research community with access to specialized instrumentation for field and laboratory-based studies.The CIF solicitation requests proposals from instrument and facility providers who will make their equipment available for community use through an NSF-defined request process.Support will be provided for limited technician time, minor upgrades, and travel for outreach.

ROSES 2020: Citizen Science Seed Funding Program-NASA

Due: Fri, 11 Dec 2020

Notice of Intent deadline: October 13, 2020

Proposal deadline: December 11, 2020

Average award: $80,000



Scope of Program

Citizen science is a form of open collaboration in which individuals or organizations participate voluntarily in the scientific process. The SMD Citizen Science Seed Funding Program (CSSFP) aims to support scientists and other experts to develop citizen science projects relevant to NASA’s Astrophysics, Heliophysics and Planetary Science Research Programs. In addition, proposals relevant to Biological and Physical Sciences will also be considered on a case by case basis. See below for information on citizen science projects related to Earth Sciences. Note that the term “citizen science” does not ... » More ...

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program

Due: Tue, 15 Dec 2020

The primary aim of the Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program is to foster the continuing health of the mathematical sciences research community as a whole. In addition,the program complements the Workforce Program in the Mathematical Sciences in its goal to increase the number of well-prepared U.S. based individuals who successfully pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and in other professions in which expertise in the mathematical sciences plays an increasingly important role. The DMS Infrastructure program invites projects that support core research in the mathematical sciences, including: 1) novel projects supporting research infrastructure across the mathematical sciences community; 2) training projects complementing the Workforce Program, and ... » More ...

NOAA RESTORE Science Program 2021 Department of Commerce

Due: Tue, 15 Dec 2020

The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/NCCOS is soliciting proposals for the NOAA RESTORE Science Program for projects of 12 months in duration. This announcement invites proposals that request funding to scope and design a research project that informs a specific Gulf of Mexico natural resource management decision. Funding is contingent upon the availability of funds in the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund. It is anticipated that final recommendations for funding under this Announcement will be made in May 2021, and that projects funded under this Announcement will have a September 1, 2021 start date. Total funding for this competition ... » More ...

Arctic Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (Arctic DDRIG) Arctic Social Sciences, Arctic System Sciences, and Arctic Observing Network National Science Foundation

Due: Tue, 15 Dec 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs) to the Arctic Sciences Section, Office of Polar Programs (OPP) to conduct dissertation-level research about and related to the Arctic region. The Programs that are currently accepting DDRIG proposals are the Arctic Social Sciences (ASSP), Arctic System Science (ARCSS), and Arctic Observing Network (AON) Programs.

NASA-ROSES 2020: Space Weather Science Application Operations-to-Research

Due: Wed, 16 Dec 2020

Purpose: The primary goal of the Space Weather Science Application Operations-to-Research

(SWO2R) program is to support research to improve numerical models and/or data utilization techniques that could advance specification and/or forecasting capabilities and which could also lead to improved scientific understanding.

Comparative Genomics Research Program (R01)

Due: Thu, 07 Jan 2021

Sustainable Regional Systems Research Networks

Due: Mon, 11 Jan 2021

Award ceiling:

— Track 1: $15,000,000 over 5 years

— Track 2: $150,000 for 1 year max


IMPORTANT WEBINAR: NSF will hold an informational webinar on October 27, 2020, from 2:30-3:30 pm EST to discuss the SRS RNs solicitation and answer questions. To register for this webinar, please visit


Program Synopsis

The United States is made up of regional systems comprising interdependent urban and rural systems and every community category between urban and rural. Urban systems are dependent on rural systems for the provisioning of food, energy, water, and other materials and natural resources, while rural systems are dependent on urban ... » More ...

Advancing Informal STEM Learning-NSF

Due: Tue, 12 Jan 2021

Deadline: January 12, 2021

Award Range: $150,000 to $3,000,000

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.

The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5)Literature ... » More ...

Biology Integration Institutes-NSF

Due: Wed, 13 Jan 2021

Award Maximum: $12,500,000, made as a Cooperative Agreement at an initial commitment of 5 years with the possibility of a 5-year continuation.


Biology has transformed science over the last century through discoveries that cross subdisciplines from the molecular to the organismal to the ecosystem level. While making great progress, biology has also slowly fragmented into subdisciplines, creating a dynamic tension between unifying principles and increasingly reductionist pursuits. The aim of this solicitation is to bring researchers together around the common goal of understanding how the processes that sustain life and enable biological innovation operate and interact within and across different scales of organization, from molecules ... » More ...

WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Due: Thu, 14 Jan 2021

Washington will be releasing the Specialty Crop Block Grant Request for Concept Proposals for FY21 in October and proposals will be due January 14th.  If you have questions regarding the program, please contact us at any time.

Leisa Schumaker, Program Manager

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Washington State Dept. of Agriculture

Office: 360-902-2091

Cell: 360.742.7194

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science

Due: Thu, 29 Jul 2021

Letter of Intent Deadline:                                               Minimum of 195 days before the conference begins;

Proposal Due Date:                                                           July 29, 2021

Expected Number of Awards:                                        500

Estimated Total Program Funding:                              $290,000,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $15,000,000

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                      USDA-NIFA-AFRI-007692

The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program supports grants in six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and ... » More ...

Pilot Projects Increasing the Impact of the NIH Centers for Advancing Research on Botanicals and Other Natural Products (PI2 CARBON) (R03 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Due: Fri, 14 Oct 2022

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support collaborative pilot research projects focused on potential effects relevant to human health of chemically complex natural products and/or the causal, molecular mechanisms underlying such effects. A critical element of each proposed project must be collaboration with one or more of the NIH Centers for Advancing Research on Botanicals and Other Natural Products (CARBON). More specifically, letters of support describing collaboration with one or more of the U19 Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Centers awarded in 2020 must be included at the time of submission. Each proposed pilot project must, with agreement of its collaborating Center(s), ... » More ...


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