External Funding Resources
Hanover produces a Grants Calendar centered on upcoming grant opportunities covering a range of grantmakers. Short-term targets with set deadlines are included alongside longer-term opportunities projected to occur across the next year and beyond.
Faculty can subscribe to other calendars and alerts at Hanover.
Upcoming External Funding Opportunities
Questions can be directed to Associate Dean for Research, Mark Hoffmann.
Simons Foundation: Aquatic Microbial Ecology and Evolution Research
The Simons Foundation invites applications for the 2024 Simons Early Career Investigator in Aquatic Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards. Through the program, the Foundation will award grants of up to $270,000 a year for three years to outstanding investigators in the fields of microbial ecology, microbial biogeochemistry, and/or microbial evolution in marine or natural freshwater systems. Eligibility: Applicants must be tenure-track, and must have started their position no earlier than November 2018. LOIs are due by 11/1/23. Simons
Organismal Response to Climate Change (NSF)
Funded projects should build on NSF’s investment in growing convergence research by developing integrative, cross-disciplinary approaches that examine the organismal mechanisms that underlie adaptive and maladaptive responses to environmental factors associated with climate change, how these responses affect fitness in changing and/or novel climates and the genetic and evolutionary processes (eco-evolutionary) through which these traits originate, persist, and are transmitted across generations. Proposals are due by 12/13/23. NSF Climate
Biomedical Research Facilities (C06) (NIH)
This program invites applications from eligible academic and research institutions to apply for funding to modernize existing or construct new biomedical research facilities. Applications from both research-intensive institutions and Institutions of Emerging Excellence in biomedical research, both highly resourced and low-resourced institutions, from all geographic regions in the nation are strongly encouraged. LOIs are due by 12/15/23. NIH BRF
Enabling Partnerships to Increase Innovation Capacity (NSF)
The purpose of this solicitation is to broaden participation in innovation ecosystems that advance key technologies (e.g., advanced manufacturing, advanced wireless, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, quantum information science, semiconductors, novel materials, and microelectronics) by supporting capacity-building efforts at IHEs interested in growing external partnerships. Preliminary proposals are due by 12/15/23, or 6/27/24. NSF EPIIC
Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (U54) (NIH)
The CPACHE Program develops and maintains comprehensive, long-term, and mutually beneficial partnerships between institutions serving underserved health disparity populations and underrepresented students and NCI-designated Cancer Centers. The program aims to achieve a stronger national cancer program and address challenges in cancer and cancer disparities research, education, and outreach, as well as cancer's impact on underserved populations. LOIs are due by 12/16/23. NIH CPACHE
NIDA REI: Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Training a Diverse Data Science Workforce for Addiction Research
This program aims to support small-scale research grants at institutions that do not receive substantial funding from the NIH, with an emphasis on providing research experience that intersects drug addiction and data science primarily for undergraduate students, and enhancing the drug addiction research environment that applies data science at applicant institutions. LOIS due by 12/24/23. NIH NIDA REI
Research on Innovative Technologies for Enhanced Learning (NSF)
This program aims to support early-stage research in emerging technologies for teaching and learning that respond to pressing needs in authentic (real-world) educational environments. RITEL supports future-oriented exploratory and synergistic research in emerging technologies (including, but not limited to, artificial intelligence, robotics, and immersive or augmenting technologies) for teaching and learning. The program accepts proposals that focus on learning, teaching, or a combination of both. Proposals are due by 1/24/24. NSF RITEL
Effects of Sea Level Rise (DOC)
In recognition of the need to facilitate increased coastal resiliency and improve adaptation and mitigation capabilities, numerous informational reports and tools have been produced to provide guidance to scientists, managers, and communities. The ESLR program aims to contribute to this information, delivering effective information to guide policy, land management decisions, and infrastructure design. Where appropriate, projects should build on existing information sources used by the end-user community before developing new outputs including tools and interactive applications. Proposals are due by 1/24/24. DOC Sea Level
Research Infrastructure in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (NSF)
This program supports projects that create computational tools and data to facilitate basic research in the social and behavioral sciences that can lead to improved health, prosperity and security. Projects should be aimed at creating computational tools and data to enable research by social scientists. Examples include, but are not limited to, data collection or assembly efforts that result in new resources for a community of researchers or software platforms that facilitate data collection efforts by others. Proposals are accepted at any time. NSF RISBS
Research in the Formation of Engineers (NSF)
This program aims to advance our understanding of professional formation. It seeks both to deepen our fundamental understanding of the underlying processes and mechanisms that support professional formation and to demonstrate how professional formation is or can be accomplished. PIs should provide a roadmap detailing how they envision the proposed research will eventually broadly impact practice within the engineer-formation system, even if these activities are not within the scope of the submitted proposal. Proposals are accepted at any time. NSF Formation
FY2024 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program (DOE)
This program hereby announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following DOE program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Isotope R&D and Production, and Accelerator R&D and Production. Proposals are accepted at any time. DOE Science
Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2024, 2025, and 2026 (P50 Clinical Trial Required)
The program will fund P50 SPORE grants to support state-of-the-art investigator-initiated translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of an organ-specific cancer or a highly related group of cancers. For the purpose of this NOFO, a group of highly related cancers are those that are derived from the same organ system, such as gastrointestinal, neuroendocrine, head and neck, and other cancers. Other programmatically appropriate groups of cancers may include those centered around a common biological mechanism critical for promoting tumorigenesis and/or cancer progression in organ sites that belong to different organ systems. Standard NIH dates apply through September 2026. NIH SPORE
BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts and Early-Stage Research for Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R21) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
This NOFO seeks applications for unique and innovative recording and/or modulation technologies that are in the earliest stage of development, including new and untested ideas that are in the initial stages of conceptualization. Some projects may aim to increase recording or modulation capabilities by many orders of magnitude, while others may aim to improve the precision and selectivity of recording or modulation (also referred to as stimulation, perturbation, or manipulation). A wide range of modalities are appropriate including acoustic, chemical, electrical, magnetic, and optical, as well as the use of genetic tools. Deadlines are in June annually through 2026. NIH BRAIN
IUSE Innovation in Two-Year College STEM Education (NSF): Proposals due by December annually
The goals of the program are to center students in the effort to advance innovation, promote equitable outcomes and broaden participation for all students in STEM education at two-year colleges, and to enhance the capacity of two-year colleges to harness the talent and potential of their diverse student and faculty population through innovative disciplinary, multi-department, and college-wide efforts. NSF ITYC
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (NSF): Proposals due by August annually
Invites innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting, preparing, and retaining highly effective elementary and secondary mathematics and science teachers and teacher leaders who persist as classroom teachers. To achieve this goal, Noyce supports talented STEM undergraduate majors and professionals to become effective K-12 STEM teachers. It also supports experienced, exemplary K-12 STEM teachers to become teacher leaders who continue as classroom teachers in high-need school districts. Proposals due by last Tuesday in August. NSF Noyce
The UND Office of Research & Sponsored Program Development supports faculty through the proposal submission and award negotiation processes for sponsored funding applications on campus.
For more information and assistance with external funding requests within the College of Arts & Sciences, please contact Associate Dean for Research, Mark Hoffmann.