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 11, 2020

TitleDeadlineFunding Limit (USD)
Listed by Date
NALMS Achievement Awards
North American Lake Management Society (NALMS)
15 Aug 2020
Nomination
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)
17 Aug 2020
Letter of Intent
Confirmed
$300,000
Professional Development 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)
30 Aug 2020
Preliminary Proposal
Anticipated
$80,000
Not-for-Profit Acid Mine Drainage Watershed Cooperative Agreement Programs (WCAP)
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM)
31 Aug 2020
Application
Confirmed
$100,000
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium (Mote)
1 Sep 2020
Application
Confirmed
$60,000
David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship
Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)
4 Sep 2020
Application
Confirmed
$158,000
Coral Special Topics Request for Proposals
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
1 Sep 2020
Application
Anticipated
$30,000
Marine Debris Removal
United States Department of Commerce (DOC)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Ocean Service (NOS)
4 Sep 2020
Letter of Intent
Confirmed
$150,000
ROSES 2020: Ocean Surface Topography Science Team
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
10 Sep 2020
Notice of Intent
Confirmed
See record
Research Projects
United States – Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development (BARD) Fund
15 Sep 2020
Submission/Entry
Confirmed
$310,000
ROSES 2020: Atmospheric Composition Campaign Data Analysis and Modeling
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
18 Sep 2020
Proposal
See record
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
Academic Achievement Awards
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
1 Oct 2020
Submission/Entry
Confirmed
$3,000
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
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
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
PADI Grants
PADI Foundation
10 Jan 2021
Application
Anticipated
$20,000
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
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
Ocean Health Grants
11th Hour Racing
1 Mar 2021
Application
Anticipated
$100,000
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

Ongoing and Continuous Opportunities Listed by Name
Alfred P. Sloan FoundationOngoing
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
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
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
Julian Simon Fellowships
Property and Environment Research Center (PERC)
Continuous
Application
Confirmed
See record
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
Paleoclimate
National Science Foundation (NSF)
OngoingSee  record
Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program (ROC Small Grants)
Waitt Foundation
Continuous
Proposals
Confirmed
$20,000