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 August 27, 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

ROSES 2021: SERVIR Applied Sciences Team

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

23 Sep 2021

Other

Confirmed

See record

Marine Debris Removal

National Ocean Service (NOS)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administ

24 Sep 2021

Letter of Intent

Confirmed

$750,000

National Priorities: Water Innovation, Science, Engagement to Advance Water Reuse

Office of Research and Development (ORD)

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

29 Sep 2021

Application

Confirmed

$3,246,000

ROSES 2021: Remote Sensing of Water Quality

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

29 Sep 2021

Full Proposal

Confirmed

$1,000,000

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

FY2021 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

Office of Science (OS)

United States Department of Energy (DOE)

30 Sep 2021

Application

Confirmed

See record

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

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

National Science Foundation (NSF)

11 Oct 2021

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

North America Wetlands Conservation Act – U.S. Small Grants Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Council

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

14 Oct 2021

Application

Confirmed

$100,000

Climate Program Office

Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

18 Oct 2021

Application

Confirmed

$300,000

Understanding multi-stressor impacts on marine ecosystems under climate change

National Oceanic Service (NOS)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

4 Oct 2021

Letter of Intent

Confirmed

$4,000,000

Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2)

Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

20 Oct 2021

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

Cooperative Research Program (CRP)

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

22 Oct 2021

Application

Confirmed

$250,000

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

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

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

Growing Convergence Research (GCR)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

7 Feb 2022

Full Proposal

Confirmed

See record

Mid-Career Advancement

National Science Foundation (NSF)

7 Feb 2022

Application

Confirmed

See record

Resilient Communities Program

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

18 Feb 2022

Preliminary Proposal

Anticipated

$500,000

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

Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education

National Science Foundation (NSF)

7 Mar 2022

Application

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

Acres for America

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

15 Apr 2022

Preliminary Proposal

Anticipated

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

National Estuary Program (NEP) Coastal Watersheds Grant Program

Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE)

7 Jun 2022

Letter of Intent

Anticipated

$250,000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

 

National Science Board Public Service Award

National Science Board (NSB)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

13 Sep 2021

Nomination

Confirmed

See record

Vannevar Bush Award

National Science Board (NSB)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

13 Sep 2021

Nomination

Confirmed

See record

Alan T. Waterman Award

National Science Board (NSB)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

20 Sep 2021

Nomination

Confirmed

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

National Medal of Science

National Science Board (NSB)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

30 Jul 2022

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

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

Varies

Application

Confirmed

See record

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

Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet

Office of Research and Development (ORD)

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

27 Oct 2021

Application

Confirmed

See record

Environmental Fellow Program

Harvard University Center for the Environment

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Harvard University

11 Jan 2022

Application

Anticipated

$140,000

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

Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

Big Ten Academic Alliance

10 Feb 2022

Application

Confirmed

See record