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 March 1, 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
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
New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)
3 Mar 2021
Nomination
Confirmed
$450,000
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
National Awards
Society of American Foresters (SAF)
15 Mar 2021
Nomination
Confirmed
$1,500
Coral Reef Conservation Fund
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
17 Mar 2021
Preliminary Proposal
Anticipated
$250,000
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
Impact Grants
Woodard & Curran Foundation
26 Mar 2021
Application
Confirmed
$100,000
Innovative water Infrastructure Workforce Development Grant Program
Office of Wastewater Management
Office of Water (OW)
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
26 Mar 2021
Application
Confirmed
$500,000
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
Watershed Assessments for the National Water Quality Initiative (NQWI)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
31 Mar 2021
Application
Confirmed
$75,000
Education Awards – WEF Public Communication and Outreach Program
Water Environment Federation (WEF)
1 Apr 2021
Nomination
Confirmed
See record
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
Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management National Operations Center Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)
13 Apr 2021
Application
Confirmed
$950,000
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
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
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
NALMS Achievement Awards
North American Lake Management Society (NALMS)
15 Aug 2021
Nomination
Anticipated
See record
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
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
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
Advancing Digitizing of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
8 Oct 2021
Full Proposal
Confirmed
 
Faculty Grants
VentureWell (formerly National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA))
Lemelson Foundation
4 Nov 2021
Application
Anticipated
$30,000
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    
 
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
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
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
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
   
 
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 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
 
Environmental Quality Research Award
American Society of Agronomy (ASA)
1 Mar 2021
Application
Confirmed
$25,000
Ronald B. Linsky Fellowship for Outstanding Water Research
National Water Research Institute (NWRI)
11 Mar 2021
Self-Nomination and Nomination
Confirmed
$2,000
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
Horton Research Grant
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
3 Apr 2021
Application
Anticipated
$10,000
Fellowship Program
National Water Research Institute (NWRI)
15 Apr 2021
Application
Confirmed
$11,000
NEHA/AAS Scholarship Awards
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
30 Apr 2021
Application
Confirmed
$10,000
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)
31 Mar 2021
Application
Confirmed
$2,5000
Internship Opportunities
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
1 May 2021
Proposals
Anticipated
$16,500
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
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Sites and Supplements
National Science Foundation (NSF)
18 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