Funding Opportunities

The following list of water-related funding opportunities offered through various organizations and agencies is compiled and distributed monthly by the Auburn University Water Resources Center (AUWRC). An updated list is also available online.
 
Opportunities are listed chronologically by deadline with new opportunities highlighted yellow and ongoing, continuous, or TBA listed alphabetically.

Contact wrc@auburn.edu for connections with potential collaborators or for suggested additions to this list. *Please read the solicitations thoroughly and consult the AU Office of Sponsored Programs for details. Note that there may be limited applications through the University and internal application deadlines. Some programs are limited.

Updated September 9, 2020

TitleDeadlineFunding Limit (USD)
Listed by Date
Research Projects
United States – Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development (BARD) Fund
15 Sep 2020
Submission/Entry
Confirmed
$310,000
CNH2: Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (CNH2)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
17 Sep 2020
Letter of Intent
Confirmed
$1,600,000
ROSES 2020: Atmospheric Composition Campaign Data Analysis and Modeling
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
18 Sep 2020
Proposal
See record
Weather Program Office Research Programs
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)
22 Sep 2020
Letter of Intent
Confirmed
$500,000
Cooperative Research Program (CRP)
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
25 Sep 2020
Application
Confirmed
$250,000
Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – Carbon Cycle Science
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
28 Sep 2020
Notice of Intent
Confirmed
$4,500,000
NOAA RESTORE Science Program
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
29 Sep 2020
Letter of Intent
Confirmed
$125,000
Coastal Program
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS)
30 Sep 2020
Application
Confirmed
$100,000
Conservation and Community Partnerships Program
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
30 Sep 2020
Application
Anticipated
See record
FY2018 to FY2020 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
30 Sep 2020
Application
Confirmed
See record
National Fish Passage Program
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
30 Sep 2020
Application
Confirmed
$2,000,000
OR/WA Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
30 Sep 2020
Application
Confirmed
$100,000
Partners for Fish and Wildlife
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
30 Sep 2020
Application
Confirmed
$25,000
Academic Achievement Awards
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
1 Oct 2020
Submission/Entry
Confirmed
$3,000
Support of the Five Star Restoration Training Grant
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
2 Oct 2020
Application
Confirmed
$1,000,000
Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
5 Oct 2020
Letter of Intent
Confirmed
See record
ROSES 2020: Terrestrial Hydrology
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
7 Oct 2020
Notice of Intent
Confirmed
See record
Coastal Management Fellowship
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Ocean Service (NOS)
Office for Coastal Management
11 Oct 2020
Proposals
Anticipated
$34,000
Disney Conservation Fund: Annual Conservation Grants
Walt Disney Company
18 Oct 2020
Letter of Inquiry
Anticipated
Limited submission
$50,000
Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
20 Oct 2020See record
Alan T. Waterman Award
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Science Board (NSB)
21 Oct 2020
Nomination
Confirmed
$1,000,000
Proposals for Community Instruments and Facilities (CIF)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
21 Oct 2020
Letter of Intent
Confirmed
$1,250,000
Species Recovery Grants to States (Section 6 Program)
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
29 Oct 2020
Application
Confirmed
$250,000
Center for Early Lifestage Vulnerabilities to Environmental Stressors
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
12 Nov 2020
Application
Confirmed
$1,900,000
ROSES 2020: Science Team for the OCO Missions
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
13 Nov 2020
Notice of Intent
Confirmed
$3,500,000
Producer Grant Program
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
Southern Region SARE (S-SARE)
15 Nov 2020
Proposals
Anticipated
Limited submission
$20,000
Richard H.G. Bonnycastle Graduate Fellowships – Bonnycastle Fellowship for Prairie Ecosystem Studies and Bonnycastle Fellowship in Wetland and Waterfowl Biology
Ducks Unlimited
Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research (IWWR)
15 Nov 2020
Application
Anticipated
$17,000
Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (DISES)
National Science Foundation
16 Nov 2020
Full Proposal
Confirmed
$18,000,000
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (IUSE: GEOPAths)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
17 Nov 2020
Letter of Intent
Confirmed
$6,000,000
Centers of Excellence at 1890 Institutions (1890 COEs)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
18 Nov 2020
Application
Confirmed
 See record
Climate Program Office
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)
30 Nov 2020
Application
Confirmed
$300,000
Teacher at Sea Program
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
30 Nov 2020
Application
Anticipated
See record
North American Rolex Scholarship
Our World – Underwater Scholarship Society
1 Dec 2020
Application
Anticipated
$25,000
On-Farm Research Grant Program
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
Southern Region SARE (S-SARE)
6 Dec 2020
Proposal
Anticipated
Limited submission
$15,000
Climate Program Office FY 2021
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
30 Dec 2020
Full Application
Confirmed
$300,000
Implementation of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Ocean Service (NOS)
31 Dec 2020
Full Proposal
Confirmed
$6,000,000
PADI Grants
PADI Foundation
10 Jan 2021
Application
Anticipated
$20,000
Biology Integration Institutes
National Science Foundation (NSF)
13 Jan 2021
Full Proposal
Confirmed
$15,000,000
ecoSolution Grants
Captain Planet Foundation
15 Jan 2021
Application
Confirmed
$2,500
Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley Restoration Fund
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
23 Jan 2021
Full Proposal
Anticipated
$500,000
Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
30 Jan 2021
Full Proposal
Anticipated
$50,000
Conservation Research Grants Program
North American Native Fishes Association (NANFA)
31 Jan 2021
Application
Anticipated
$1,000
Mississippi River Grants
McKnight Foundation
1 Feb 2021
Letter of Inquiry
Anticipated
Not specified
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
The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
Garden Club of America (GCA)
5 Feb 2021
Application
Anticipated
$3,000
Longleaf Stewardship Fund
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
6 Feb 2021
Full Proposal
Anticipated
$300,000
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
National Science Foundation (NSF)
12 Feb 2021
Preliminary Proposal
Confirmed
$8,500,000
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)
20 Feb 2021
Full Proposal
Anticipated
$250,000
EHR Core Research (ECR): Building Capacity in STEM Education Research (ECR: BCSER)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
26 Feb 2021
Application
Confirmed
$1,000,000
Ocean Health Grants
11th Hour Racing
1 Mar 2021
Application
Anticipated
$100,000
Coral Reef Conservation Fund
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
17 Mar 2021
Preliminary Proposal
Anticipated
$250,000
Fishing for Energy (FfE)
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
31 Mar 2021
Full Proposal
Anticipated
$300,000
National Coastal Resilience Fund
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
8 Apr 2021
Full Proposal
Anticipated
$125,000
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)
1 May 2021
Proposals
Anticipated
$16,500
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
Request for Proposals: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry
Earthwatch Institute
9 Jun 2021
Preliminary Proposal
Anticipated
$80,000
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
Southeast Aquatics
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
23 Jul 2021
Full Proposal
Anticipated
$350,000
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Sites and Supplements
National Science Foundation (NSF)
25 Aug 2021
Full Proposal
Confirmed
$600,000
Coral Special Topics Request for Proposals
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
1 Sep 2021
Application
Anticipated
$300,000

Ongoing and Continuous Opportunities Listed by Name
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science Program
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Varies
Application
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 ConfirmedSee  record
Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics
National Science Foundation (NSF)
OngoingSee  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
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
Environmental Grants and Supports – World Trout Grants Program
Patagonia, Inc.
Continuous
Application
Confirmed
$20,000
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)
OngoingSee  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
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)
OngoingSee  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