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 April 4, 2022

RESTORE Act Funding Calendar

 Gulf of Mexico Science and Restoration Program Funding

2021-2023 Funding Opportunities

Title

Deadline

Funding Limit (USD)

Listed by Date

Healthy Communities Grant Program

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

9 May 2022

Application

Confirmed

$40,000

Water Resources Research Act Aquatic Invasive Species Competitive Grants Program

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

10 May 2022

Application

Confirmation

$250,000

WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH ACT PROGRAM: PER-AND POLYFLOUROALKYL (PFAS) SUBSTANCES COMPETITIVE GRANTS

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

10 May 2022

Application

Confirmed

$250,000

ROSES 2021: Topical Workshops, Symposia, and Conferences

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

13 May 2022

Proposals

Confirmed

See record

Faculty Grants: Course & Program Grants

VentureWell

Lemelson Foundation

18 May 2022

Application

Confirmed

$30,000

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program (EJSG)

Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ)

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

20 May 2022

Full Proposal

Confirmed

$100,000

Ocean Exploration

Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

24 May 2022

Preliminary Proposal

Confirmed

$750,000

Women Overcoming the World’s Climate Crisis with STEM (WOW CCs)

Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues

United States Department of State (DOS)

24 May 2022

Application

Confirmed

$1,481,250

Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Grant Program

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

29 May 2022

Submission/Entry

Anticipated

$375,000

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

ROSES 2022: ECOSTRESS Science and Applications Team

Science Mission Directorate (SMD)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

1 Jun 2022

Proposals

Confirmed

See record

National Estuary Program (NEP) Coastal Watersheds Grant Program

Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE)

7 Jun 2022

Letter of Intent

Anticipated

$250,000

Ocean Health Grants

11th Hour Racing

15 Jun 2022

Application

Confirmed

$100,000

ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE CENTER GRANT PROGRAM

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

17 Jun 2022

Application

Confirmed

$13,600,000

ROSES 2022: Earth Science Applications: Agriculture

Science Mission Directorate (SMD)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

17 Jun 2022

Proposals

Confirmed

See record

Fisheries Innovation Fund – Electronic Monitoring and Reporting Grant Program

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

16 Jun 2022

Full Proposal

Anticipated

$500,000

Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce

Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

21 Jun 2022

Preliminary Proposal

Anticipated

$750,000

Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO)

Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI)

Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

30 Jun 2022

Full Proposal

Confirmed

$500,000

Leading Culture Change Through Professional Societies of Biology (BIO-LEAPS)

Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI)

Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

1 Jul 2022

Full Proposal

Confirmed

$2,000,000

Environmental challenge

RELX Group

4 Jul 2022

Application

Anticipated

$50,000

Grants

George Gund Foundation

15 Jul 2022

Proposals

Confirmed

See record

Southeast Aquatics

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

20 Jul 2022

Full Proposal

Anticipated

$350,000

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

26 Jul 2022

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

Bring Back the Natives

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

29 Jul 2022

Full Proposal

Anticipated

$100,000

Opportunities for Promoting Understanding Through Synthesis (OPUS)

Division of Environmental Biology (DEB)

Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

1 Aug 2022

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program – Education and Workforce Development Program

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

4 Aug 2022

Application

Confirmed

See record

Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers (ERC)

Division of Engineering Education and Centers (EEC)

Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

2 Sep 2022

Letter of Intent

Confirmed

See record

ROSES 2022: Scoping Studies for the Next Terrestrial Ecology Field Campaign

Science Mission Directorate (SMD)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

16 Sep 2022

Notice of Intent

Confirmed

See record

Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (ECO-CBET)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

19 Sep 2022

Preliminary Proposal

Confirmed

See record

Coastal Program

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

30 Sep 2022

Application

Confirmed

$200,000

Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

Office of Science (OS)

United States Department of Energy (DOE)

30 Sep 2022

Application

Confirmed

See record

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Microsoft

30 Sep 2022

Application

Anticipated

$100,000

National Sea Grant College Program Special Projects

Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

30 Sep 2022

Application

Confirmed

$1,000,000

Partners for Fish and Wildlife

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

30 Sep 2022

Application

Confirmed

$750,000

Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

10 Oct 2022

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

ROSES 2022: Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science

Science Mission Directorate (SMD)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

14 Oct 2022

Notice of Intent

Confirmed

See record

Disney Conservation Fund: Annual Conservation Grants

Walt Disney Company

18 Oct 2022

Letter of Inquiry

Anticipated

$50,000

Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2)

Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

20 Oct 2022

Full Proposal

Anticipated

See record

Conservation Grants Program

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

22 Oct 2022

Proposals

Anticipated

$50,000

Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (U54)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

24 Oct 2022

Application

Confirmed

$1,400,000

Marine Debris Prevention

National Ocean Service (NOS)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

29 Oct 2022

Letter of Intent

Anticipated

$400,000

Environmental Literacy Program: Increasing community resilience to extreme weather & climate change

Office of the Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere (USEC)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

1 Nov 2022

Pre-Application

Anticipated

$500,000

Early Stage Propagation Strategies for Aquaculture Species

Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

9 Nov 2022

Notice of Intent

Anticipated

$1,000,000

Marine Finfish Aquaculture: Juvenile Production Technologies

Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

9 Nov 2022

Notice of Intent

Anticipated

$1,000,000

Organismal Response to Climate Change (ORCC): Expanding Understanding and Improving Predictions of Life on a Warming Planet

Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

15 Nov 2022

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

Environmental System Science (ESS)

Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER)

Office of Science (OS)

United States Department of Energy (DOE)

17 Nov 2022

Pre-Application

Anticipated

See record

ROSES 2022: Citizen Science Seed Funding Program

Science Mission Directorate (SMD)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

22 Nov 2022

Notice of Intent

Confirmed

See record

Sustaining Public Engagement Grants

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

7 Dec 2022

Application

Anticipated

$225,000

Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley Restoration Fund

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

16 Dec 2022

Full Proposal

Anticipated

$500,000

Impact Grants

Woodard & Curran Foundation

18 Mar 2023

Application

Anticipated

$100,000

ROSES 2022: Earth System Science for Building Coastal Resilience

Science Mission Directorate (SMD)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

7 Apr 2023

Notice of Intent

Anticipated

See record

Geoinformatics (GI)

Division of Earth Sciences (EAR)

Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

15 Aug 2023

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

National Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP)

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

20 Jan 2023

Preliminary Proposal

Anticipated

$200,000

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

25 Jan 2023

Full Proposal

Anticipated

$50,000

EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Office of Education

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

31 Jan 2023

Application

Anticipated

$45,000

Urban Integrated Field Labs (IFL)

Office of Science (OS)

United States Department of Energy (DOE)

19 Apr 2023

Pre-Application

Anticipated

$25,000,000

FY2021 t 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

Spill Impact Component Project Grants

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

29 Dec 2023

Other

Confirmed

$97,025,122

FY2021 to FY2024 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

30 Sep 2024

Application

Confirmed

See record

Ongoing and Continuous Opportunities Listed by Name

 

 

AI for Earth Grant

Microsoft

Continuous

Application

Confirmed

$15,000

Biological Oceanography Program

Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE)

Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE)

Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous

Full Proposal

Confirmed

$350,000

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

Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants

Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF)

Ongoing

$50,000

Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI)

Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

Coastal Management Fellowship

Office for Coastal Management

National Ocean Service (NOS)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

To Be Announced

$34,000

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

Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities (EAR/IF)

Division of Earth Sciences (EAR)

Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous

Full Proposal

Confirmed

$1,000,000

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

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

Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR): Workshop Opportunities (EPS-WO)

Office of Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

Office of Integrative Activities (OIA)

Office of the Director (OD)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous

Full Proposal

Confirmed

$100,000

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

Fisheries Innovation Fund

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

To Be Announced

$100,000

Geomorphology and Land-Use Dynamics (GLD)

Division of Earth Sciences (EAR)

Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

Grants

Sea Pact

Continuous

Letter of Inquiry

Confirmed

See record

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

See record

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

Infrastructure Innovation for Biological Research (Innovation)

Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

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

Instrument Capacity for Biological Research (ICBR)

Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI)

Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)

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

NSF Directorate for Engineering – UKRI Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Lead Agency Opportunity

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

Ocean Drilling (OD)

Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE)

Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

Open Innovation

Unilever

Continuous

Submission/Entry

Confirmed

See record

Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (GEOPAths)

Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous

Full Proposal

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

Re-entry to Active Research Program (RARE)

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

Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous

Proposal

Confirmed

$300,000

Research Coordination Networks (RCN)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)

Varies

Full Proposal

Confirmed

$500,000

Research in the Formation of Engineers

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

Resilient Communities Program

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

To Be Announced

$500,000

Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program

United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

National Parks Service (NPS)

Continuous

Application

Confirmed

See record

Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (SGP)

Division of Earth Sciences (EAR)

Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Continuous

Full Proposal

Confirmed

$1,000,000

 

Awards

Listed by Date

Nominate yourself or a deserving colleague for recognition from these entities.

 

Paul L. Busch Award

The Water Research Foundation

1 Jun 2022

Self-Nomination or Nomination

Confirmed

$100,000

Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

World Food Prize (WFP) Foundation

15 Jun 2022

Nomination

Confirmed

$10,000

National Medal of Science

National Science Board (NSB)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

30 Jul 2022

Nomination

Anticipated

See record

National Science Board Public Service Award

National Science Board (NSB)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

13 Sep 2022

Nomination

Anticipated

See record

Vannevar Bush Award

National Science Board (NSB)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

13 Sep 2022

Nomination

Anticipated

See record

Alan T. Waterman Award

National Science Board (NSB)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

20 Sep 2022

Nomination

Anticipated

$1,000,000

The Keeling Curve Prize

Global Warming Mitigation Project

10 Feb 2023

Application

Anticipated

$25,000

Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW)

Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW)

31 Dec 2023

Self-Nomination and Nomination

Anticipated

$266,000

King Hassan II great world water prize

World Water Council

31 Dec 2024

Nomination

Anticipated

$500,000

Global Awards – Rachel Carson Award

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)

7 Apr 2025

Nomination

Anticipated

See record

 

Scholarships and Other Student Opportunities

Listed by Date

 

 

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF)

To be announced

Application

Anticipated

TBA

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

31 Jan 2023

Application

Anticipated

$9,500

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

Varies

Application

Confirmed

See record

Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Stockholm Water Foundation

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

Continuous

Application

$15,000

Fellowship Program

National Water Research Institute (NWRI)

30 Apr 2022

Application

Anticipated

$10,000

Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

United States Department of Energy (DOE)

31 Aug 2022

Application

Confirmed

$10,000

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Sites and Supplements

National Science Foundation (NSF)

25 Aug 2022

Full Proposal

Anticipated

$600,000

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

6 Sep 2022

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

Academic Achievement Awards

American Water Works Association (AWWA)

1 Oct 2022

Submission/Entry

Anticipated

$3,000

The Garden Club of America Fellowship in Ecological Restoration

Garden Club of America (GCA)

31 Dec 2022

Application

Anticipated

$8,000

SETAC/ICA Chris Lee Award for Metals Research

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)

15 Jan 2023

Application

Anticipated

$5,000