Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of water and climate-related funding opportunities offered through various organizations and agencies compiled by the AU Water Resources Center (WRC).

Updated January 26, 2020

RESTORE Act Funding Calendar

 Gulf of Mexico Science and Restoration Program Funding

2021-2023 Funding Opportunities

Title

Deadline

Funding Limit (USD)

Listed by Date

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

26 Jan 2021
Application
Confirmed

See record

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

28 Jan 2021
Full Proposal
Anticipated

$50,000

FY2021 North America Marine Debris Prevention and Removal
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

29 Jan 2021
Application
Confirmed

$750,000

ROSES 2020: In-Space Validation of Earth Science Technologies
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

29 Jan 2021
Notice of Intent
Confirmed

See record

Water Management For Thermal Power Generation
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
United States Department of Energy (DOE)

29 Jan 2021
Application
Confirmed

$1,100,000

Conservation Research Grants Program
North American Native Fishes Association (NANFA)

31 Jan 2021
Application
Anticipated

$1,000

Ocean Health Grants
11th Hour Racing

31 Jan 2021
Application
Confirmed

$100,000

Mississippi River Grants
McKnight Foundation

1 Feb 2021
Letter of Inquiry
Anticipated

Not specified

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIEHS Support for Understanding the Impact of Environmental Exposures on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

1 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

See record

Longleaf Stewardship Fund
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

4 Feb 2021
Full Proposal
Confirmed

$300,000

Secondary Agriculture Education Challenge Grant Program
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

4 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

$300,000

Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program (SPECA)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

4 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

See record

Broad Agency Announcement
United States Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Army
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

5 Feb 2021
Preliminary Proposal
Confirmed

See record

Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA)
Office of Global Programs (OGP)
Office Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

8 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

$700,000

Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, and Impact
National Science Foundation (NSF)

9 Feb 2021
Full Proposal
Confirmed

See record

Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (ECO-CBET)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

11 Feb 2021
Preliminary Proposal
Confirmed

See record

RESolution of InflammaTion in EnvirOmentally Related disease (RESTORE) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Sciences (HHS)

11 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

$350,000

Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems
National Science Foundation (NSF)

12 Feb 2021
Preliminary Proposal
Confirmed

$8,500,000

National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Land Acquisition and Construction Program
National Ocean Service (NOS)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

12 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

$1,000,000

Training and Technical Assistance to Improve Water Quality and Enable Small Public Water Systems to Provide Safe Drinking Water
Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW)
Office of Water (OW)
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA

12 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

See record

Transition to Independent Environmental Health Research (TIEHR) Career Award (K01 Clinical Trial Required)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

12 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

See record

Climate Program Office (CPO) Extreme Heat Risk Initiative Competition
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

15 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

$150,000

Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Optional)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Sciences (HHS)

15 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

$1,750,000

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants
Richard Gilder Graduate School
American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

16 Feb 2021
Full Proposal
Confirmed

$3,500

Resilient Communities Program
National Fish and Wildlife Program (NFWF)

18 Feb 2021
Preliminary Proposal
Anticipated

$500,000

Cumberland Plateau Stewardship Fund
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

18 Feb 2021
Full Proposal
Anticipated

$250,000

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)
National Science Foundation (NRT)

25 Feb 2021
Full Proposal
Confirmed

$3,000,000

Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

25 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

$220,000

Coastal and Ocean Modeling Testbed Project
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

26 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

$900,000

EHR Core Research (ECR): Building Capacity in STEM Education Research (ECR: BCSER)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

26 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

$1,000,000

Gulf of Mexico Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

26 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

$100,000

North American Wetlands Conservation Act – U.S. Standard Grants
North American Wetlands Conservation Council
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

26 Feb 2021
Full Proposal
Confirmed

$1,000,000

Fossil Energy Based on Production, Storage, Transport and Utilization of Hydrogen Approaching Net-Zero or Net-Negative Carbon Emissions
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
United States Department of Energy (DOE)

1 Mar 2021
Application
Confirmed

$7,000,000

Grants
Rumphius Foundation

1 Mar 2021
Proposals
Confirmed

$6,000

USAID Reducing Pollution
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

1 Mar 2021
Application
Confirmed

$11,300,000

Research Coordination Networks (RCN)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

3 Mar 2021
Full Proposal
Anticipated

$500,000

Outreach Assessment
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

10 Mar 2021
Application
Confirmed

$60,000

Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

15 Mar 2021
Application
Confirmed

See record

Coral Reef Conservation Fund
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

17 Mar 2021
Preliminary Proposal
Anticipated

$250,000

Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program
National Institute of Food Agriculture (NIFA)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

18 Mar 2021
Application
Confirmed

See record

Dimensions of Biodiversity
Division of Environmental Biology (DEB)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

26 Mar 2021
Full Proposal
Confirmed

See record

Roses 2020: Early Career Fellowship Start-Up Program for Named Fellows
Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

29 Mar 2021
Proposals
Confirmed

See record

Roses 2020: Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science
Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

29 Mar 2021
Application
Confirmed

See record

Fishing for Energy (FfE)
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

31 Mar 2021
Full Proposal
Anticipated

$300,000

Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grants Program
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

1 Apr 2021
Application
Confirmed

See record

Farm Business Management and Benchmarking Competitive Grants Program
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

8 Apr 2021
Application
Confirmed

See record

National Coastal Resilience Fund
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

8 Apr 2021
Full Proposal
Anticipated

$125,000

Acres for America
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

15 Apr 2021
Preliminary Proposal
Anticipated

See record

MUREP/SMD Research Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry (OCEAN)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

15 Apr 2021
Proposals
Confirmed

$250,000

Biological Technologies
Biological Technologies Offices (BTO)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
United States Department of Defense (DOD)

22 Apr 2021
Full Proposal
Confirmed

See record

Gulf Research Program
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)

27 Apr 2021
Letter of Intent
Anticipated

See record

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIEHS Support for Understanding the Impact of Environmental Exposures on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

3 May 2021
Application
Confirmed

See record

AGCO National Student Design Competition
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

15 May 2021
Application
Anticipated

$1,250

Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

17 May 2021
Application
Confirmed

See record

Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Grant Program
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

29 May 2021
Submission/ Entry
Anticipated

$375,000

Bring Back the Natives
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

4 Jun 2021
Preliminary Proposal
Anticipated

$100,000

Research and Education Grant Call for Proposals
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
Southern Region SARE (S-SARE)

5 Jun 2021
Preliminary Proposal
Anticipated

$400,000

Field Research Grants
Earthwatch Institute

7 Jun 2021
Preliminary Proposal
Anticipated

$80,000

On-the-Ground Programs: Matching Awards Program (MAP)
National Forest Foundation (NFF)

9 Jun 2021
Application
Anticipated

See record

Request for Proposals: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry
Earthwatch Institute

9 Jun 2021
Preliminary Proposal
Anticipated

$80,000

North America Awards – Government Service
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)

12 Jun 2021
Self-Nomination and Nomination
Anticipated

See record

Cooperative Research Units Program
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

18 Jun 2021
Full Proposal
Confirmed

$1,000,000

Turfgrass and Environmental Research Call for Proposals
United States Golf Association (USGA)

26 Jun 2021
Full Proposal
Anticipated

See record

National Wildlife Refuge Friends Grant Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

30 Jun 2021
Full Proposal
Anticipated

$15,000

Fisheries Innovation Fund – Electronic Monitoring and Reporting Grant Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

1 Jul 2021
Full Proposal
Anticipated

$500,000

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science Program
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

20 Jul 2021
Application
Anticipated

See record

Southeast Aquatics
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

23 Jul 2021
Full Proposal
Anticipated

$350,000

Opportunities for Promoting Understanding Through Synthesis (OPUS)
Division of Environmental Biology (DEB)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

2 Aug 2021
Full Proposal
Confirmed

See record

Coastlines and People (CoPe)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

10 Aug 2021
Letter of Intent
Confirmed

$29,500,000

Coral Special Topics Request for Proposals
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

1 Sep 2021
Application
Anticipated

$300,000

Candidate Species Conservation Fund
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

30 Sep 2021
Application
Confirmed

$500,000

Coastal Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

30 Sep 2021
Application
Confirmed

$500,000

Endangered Species Recovery Implementation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

30 Sep 2021
Application
Confirmed

$2,000,000

National Sea Grant College Program 2020-2021 Special Projects
Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

30 Sep 2021
Application
Confirmed

$4,000,000

Partners for Fish and Wildlife
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

30 Sep 2021
Application
Confirmed

$750,000

Advancing Digitizing of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

8 Oct 2021
Full Proposal
Confirmed

 

Environmental Risks for Psychiatric Disorders: Biological Basis of Pathophysiology (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

16 Nov 2021
Application
Confirmed

See record

Guy Bradley Award
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

15 Jan 2022
Nomination
Anticipated

$2,500

Coastal Management Fellowship
Office for Coastal Management
National Ocean Service (NOS)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

17 Jan 2022
Application
Anticipated

$34,000

Environmental Curricula Grants
Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation (MGAEF)

25 Jan 2022
Preliminary Proposal
Anticipated

$1,500

The USAID Global Health Broad Agency Announcement for Research and Development
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

30 May 2022
Expression of interest
Confirmed

See record

Cooperative Agriculture
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

30 Sep 2023
Application
Confirmed

See record

FY2021 to FY2023 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

30 Sep 2023
Application
Confirmed

See record

Ongoing and Continuous Opportunities Listed by Name

Biological Oceanography Program
Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous
Full Proposal
Confirmed

See record

Catalysis
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous
Full Proposal
Confirmed

See record

Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) 
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)

Continuous Full Proposal Confirmed

See  record

Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Ongoing

See  record

Community Requests
The Coca-Cola Company

Continuous
Application
Confirmed

See  record

Critical Aspects of Sustainability
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous
Full Proposal
Confirmed

See record

Discretionary Fund, Technical Assistance, and Travel Assistance
Southern Partners Fund

Continuous
Application
Confirmed
Limited submission

$1,500

Division of Environmental Biology (core programs) (DEB)
Division of Environmental Biology (DEB)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous
Full Proposal
Confirmed

$100,000,000

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF)

To be announced
Application
Anticipated

TBA

Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI) 
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)

Continuous Full Proposal Confirmed

See  record

Engineering of Biomedical Systems
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous
Application
Confirmed

See record

Environmental Engineering
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET)

Continuous
Full Proposal
Confirmed

See record

Division of Environmental Biology (core programs) (DEB)
Division of Environmental Biology (DEB)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous
Full Proposal
Confirmed

See record

Environmental Grants and Supports – World Trout Grants Program
Patagonia, Inc.

Continuous
Application
Confirmed

$20,000

Environmental Sustainability
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous
Full Proposal
Confirmed

See record

Fisheries Innovation Fund
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

To be announced
Full Proposal
Anticipated

$100,000

Fund for Environmental Journalism Grants
Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ)

Continuous
Application
Confirmed

$5,000

Grants
Sea Pact

Continuous
Letter of Inquiry
Confirmed

See record

Grassroots Grants Program
BoatU.S. – Boat Owners Association of the United States

Continuous
Letter of Intent
Confirmed

$10,000

Gulf Coast Conservation Grants Program (GCCGP)
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

To be announced
Full Proposal
Anticipated

$250,000

Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Ongoing

See  record

Hydrologic Sciences
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Division of Earth Sciences (EAR)

Continuous
Full Proposal
Confirmed

$1,000,000

Improvements to Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)

Continuous
Full Proposal
Confirmed

$4,200,000

Infrastructure Capacity for Biology (ICB)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)

Continuous
Full Proposal
Confirmed

$1,200,000

Innovation Corps – National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous
Full Proposal
Confirmed

$12,750,000

Innovation: Research Methods
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous
Full Proposal
Confirmed

See record

Julian Simon Fellowships
Property and Environment Research Center (PERC)

Continuous
Application
Confirmed

See record

Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)

Continuous
Full Proposal
Confirmed

$600,000

National Fish Habitat Action Plan
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Varies
Application
Confirmed

$900,000

NERC Advanced Training Short Courses and Master’s Courses at the Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum

Varies
Application
Confirmed

See  record

Open Innovation
Unilever

Continuous
Submission/Entry
Confirmed

See record

Paleoclimate
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Ongoing

See  record

Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program (ROC Small Grants)
Waitt Foundation

Continuous
Proposals
Confirmed

$20,000

Research Coordination Networks (RCN)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)

Varies
Full Proposal
Confirmed

$500,000

Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)
National Parks Service (NPS)

Continuous
Application
Confirmed

See record

 

 

 

Scholarships and Other Student Opportunities
Listed by Date

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

1 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

$9,500

EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Office of Education
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

1 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

$45,000

The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
Garden Club of America (GCA)

5 Feb 2021
Application
Anticipated

$3,000

Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

8 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

See record

Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet
National Center for Environmental Research (NCER)
Office of Research and Development (ORD)
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA

9 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

$100,000

Science of Science – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SOS DDRIG)
Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

10 Feb 2021
Full Proposal
Confirmed

$100,000

The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
Garden Club of America (GCA)

5 Feb 2021
Application
Anticipated

$3,000

Auburn University Graduate Student Grants-In-Aid Program
USGS Alabama Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) 104(b) Competitive Grants Program
Contact wrc@auburn.edu for more info

17 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed

$5,000

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)

1 Mar 2021
Application
Confirmed

$25,000

WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship
Water Environment Federation (WEF)

1 Mar 2021
Application
Confirmed

$25,000

Environmental Quality Research Award
American Society of Agronomy (ASA)

11 Mar 2021
Self-Nomination and Nomination
Confirmed

$2,000

NEHA/AAS Scholarship Awards
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

31 Mar 2021
Application
Confirmed

$2,5000

Graduate Student Grants in Sustainable Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
Southern Region SARE (S-SARE)

1 May 2021
Proposals
Anticipated

$16,500

Internship Opportunities
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

18 Aug 2021
Application
Anticipated

See record

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Sites and Supplements
National Science Foundation (NSF)

25 Aug 2021
Full Proposal
Confirmed

$600,000