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 June 15, 2021

RESTORE Act Funding Calendar

 Gulf of Mexico Science and Restoration Program Funding

2021-2023 Funding Opportunities

Title

Deadline

Funding Limit (USD)

Listed by Date

Fisheries Innovation Fund – Electronic Monitoring and Reporting Grant Program

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

16 Jun 2021

Full Proposal

Confirmed

$500,000

Engineering Research Initiation (ERI)

Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

18 Jun 2021

Application

Confirmed

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

Conservation Innovation Grants On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

21 Jun 2021

Application

Confirmed

$250,000

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

25 Jun 2021

Application

Confirmed

$1,000,000

Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program (TASC)

Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

25 Jun 2021

Application

Confirmed

$500,000

Turfgrass and Environmental Research Call for Proposals

United States Golf Association (USGA)

26 Jun 2021

Full Proposal

Anticipated

See record

Single-Use Plastics Recycling (SUPR) Funding Opportunity Announcement

Golden Field Office (GFO)

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

United States Department of Energy (DOE)

28 Jun 2021

Concept Paper

Confirmed

$2,500,000

Recovery Challenge

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

28 Jun 2021

Application

Confirmed

$4,200,000

National Wildlife Refuge Friends Grant Program

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

30 Jun 2021

Full Proposal

Anticipated

$15,000

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)

9 Jul 2021

Full Proposal

Confirmed

$1,000,000

Racial Equity in STEM Education

Division of Graduate Education (DGE)

Directorate for Education and Human Resources (HER)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

13 Jul 2021

Application

Confirmed

$5,000,000

Leading Engineering for America’s Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure (LEAP HI)

Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)

Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

15 Jul 2021

Letter of Intent

Anticipated

$2,000,000

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) Classic Program

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

19 Jul 2021

Application

Confirmed

$2,000,000

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

Solicitation on Topics Informing New Program Areas

Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E)

United States Department of Energy (DOE)

23 Jul 2021

Application

Confirmed

$3,670,000

Southeast Aquatics

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

23 Jul 2021

Full Proposal

Anticipated

$350,000

ROSES 2021: Precipitation Measurement Missions Science Team

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

24 Jun 2021

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

ROSES 2021: Ocean Salinity Science Team

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

29 Jul 2021

Notice of Intent

Confirmed

See record

Urban Agriculture and Innovation Production (UAIP) Competitive Grants Program

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

30 Jul 2021

Application

Confirmed

$300,000

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

Building Community Resilience Through the Reduction and Prevention of Nonpoint Source Pollution

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

6 Aug 2021

Application

Confirmed

$500,000

Improving Community Health through Microbial Source Tracking

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

6 Aug 2021

Application

Confirmed

$500,000

National Estuary Program (NEP) Coastal Watersheds Grant Program

Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE)

7 Aug 2021

Letter of Intent

Anticipated

$250,000

Coastlines and People (CoPe)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

10 Aug 2021

Letter of Intent

Confirmed

$29,500,000

ROSES 2021: Remote Sensing of Water Quality

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

13 Aug 2021

Notice of Intent

Confirmed

$1,000,000

Coral Special Topics Request for Proposals

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

1 Sep 2021

Application

Anticipated

$300,000

ROSES 2021: SERVIR Applied Sciences Team

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

23 Sep 2021

Other

Confirmed

See record

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

Innovation Grant

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Microsoft

30 Sep 2021

Application

Anticipated

$100,000

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

Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2)

Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

20 Oct 2021

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

Faculty Grants

VentureWell (formerly National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA))

Lemelson Foundation

4 Nov 2021

Application

Anticipated

$30,000

On-Farm Research Grant Program

Southern Region SARE (S-SARE)

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

4 Dec 2021

Proposals

Anticipated

$20,000

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science Program

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

15 Dec 2021

Application

Confirmed

See record

National Fish Passage Program

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

31 Dec 2021

Application

Confirmed

$2,000,000

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

National Science Foundation (NSF)

12 Jan 2022

Preliminary 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)

17 Jan 2022

Application

Anticipated

$34,000

Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development

Office of Integrative Activities (OIA)
Office of the Director (OD)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

19 Jan 2022

Full Proposal

Anticipated

See record

Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

25 Jan 2022

Application

Confirmed

See record

Mid-Career Advancement

National Science Foundation (NSF)

7 Feb 2022

Application

Confirmed

See record

ERDC Broad Agency Announcements

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACES)

Department of the Army

United States Department of Defense (DOD)

28 Feb 2022

Proposals

Confirmed

See record

ROSES 2021: Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

29 Mar 2022

Application

Confirmed

See record

Funding Opportunities

Marine Mammal Commission (MMC)

15 Apr 2022

Proposal

Anticipated

$35,000

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

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

Spill Impact Component Project Grants

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

29 Dec 2023

Other

Confirmed

$97,025,122

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Awards

Listed by Date

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

 

NALMS Achievement Awards

North American Lake Management Society (NALMS)

15 Aug 2021

Nomination

Anticipated

See record

WateReuse Awards for Excellence

WateReuse Association (WateReuse)

30 Sept 2021

Self-Nomination and Nomination

Anticipated

See record

Clarke Prize

National Water Research Institute (NWRI)

1 Oct 2021

Nomination

Anticipated

$50,000

Guy Bradley Award

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

15 Jan 2022

Nomination

Anticipated

$2,500

 

Scholarships and Other Student Opportunities

Listed by Date

 

 

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF)

To be announced

Application

Anticipated

TBA

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

Varies

Application

Confirmed

See record

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Sites and Supplements

National Science Foundation (NSF)

25 Aug 2021

Application

Anticipated

See record

Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Stockholm Water Foundation

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

25 Aug 2021

Full Proposal

Confirmed

$600,000

Academic Achievement Awards

American Water Works Association (AWWA)

29 Aug 2021

Other

Anticipated

$15,000

International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE)

Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

21 Sep 2021

Full Proposal

Confirmed

$400,000

Visiting Faculty Program (VFP)

Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists

Office of Science (OS)

United States Department of Energy (DOE)

12 Jan 2022

Application

Anticipated

See record

Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF)

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

27 Jan 2022

Application

Confirmed

See record