Miscellaneous timely calls for submissions that the OSP receives from foundations and organizations.

NOTE: many such announcements come to the OSP with quick-turn-around deadlines. New announcements are posted at the top of this list as they are received by the Research Office - therefore, they are not organized by date of submission deadline.

For a comprehensive listing of research funding opportunities by focus area, see Funding Opportunities

The listserve for funding opportunities has been temporarily suspended. You can perform searches on funding opportunities with GrantForward.

Introducing Fulbright Flex Awards

Deadline to Apply: August 1, 2013

In order to engage U.S. scholars unable to spend extended periods of time abroad, the Fulbright Scholar Program welcomes applications from faculty and researchers who propose multiple, short-term stays in the host country over a period of two to three years. Flex Awards are also designed for scholars who require multiple visits abroad to accomplish their research objectives. In addition to their research activities, Flex award scholars will be required to give public talks, participate in seminars, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country academic community.  Specific details on invitation requirements and grant length will vary by country, and can be found in each individual award listing.  For more information about this new program model, visit website or the Fulbright Scholar Blog.

The deadline to apply for the core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is August 1, 2013.  To learn about the full range of Fulbright Scholar Program opportunities and eligibility requirements, visit: www.iie.org/cies




NPRB Graduate Student Research Awards Competition.  

NPRB is offering up to six $25,000 awards (three for Master's students and three for PhD students).


Application Submission Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013

Winners announces by Thursday, May 31, 2013


National Forest Wilderness Stewardship 


The National Forest Foundation is pleased to announce the release of its Request for Proposals for the 2013 Wilderness Stewardship Challenge award program.  Grants of up to $35,000 will be provided to nonprofit partners interested in implementing projects that advance the U.S. Forest Service 10-Year Wilderness Stewardship Challenge through strategic on-the-ground and monitoring tasks.


Enacted in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Wilderness Act in 2004, the USFS 10-Year Wilderness Stewardship Challenge calls for all Wilderness Areas in the National Forest System designated 2004 and earlier to meet baseline management standards by 2014. To meet this standard, Wilderness Areas are measured on 10 specific strategic stewardship elements and must achieve 60 out of a possible 100 points. As of the end of Fiscal Year 2012 only 297 of 406 Wilderness areas designated 2004 and earlier meet this standard. The NFF, as the official nonprofit partner of the Forest Service, has increased the resources available to meet this challenge. The NFF will make grants to nonprofit partners to implement projects that support this program in Forest Service Wilderness Areas.

Deadline January 23, 2013



Mountain Environments

The Mazamas, a 3,000-member Oregon mountaineering organization headquartered in Portland OR, is soliciting research grant proposals conserving and increasing the understanding of mountain environments, and enhancing the enjoyment and safety of mountain recreation. In addition to providing funding for selected proposals, the Mazamas sometimes may be able to provide collaborative or logistical support for certain research projects.

The Research Committee must receive grant applications by Jan 28th, 2013, for Standard Research Grants; Feb 4th, 2013, for Graduate Student Research Grants.



2013 NPRB Graduate Student Research Awards Competition.

NPRB is offering up to six $25,000 awards (three for Master's students and three for PhD students).

Further information and the application guidelines are available at http://www.nprb.org/education/gsra.html.

Application Submission Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013

Winners announces by Thursday, May 31, 2013


Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP)


-Assistive Technologies Research Award




Restorative Transplantation Research (RTR)Award Program Announcement

The Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Defense Appropriations Act provides research funding for the RTR Program Announcement

Detailed descriptions of the funding opportunity, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the RTR Program Announcement.  The Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov) or the CDMRP eReceipt System (https://cdmrp.org).

Other funding opportunities, both recently and previously released, are available on the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).

A listing of all CDMRP funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.            



 Breast Cancer Research Program

  The Program Announcement is available at (http://www.grants.gov),  on the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prgdefault.shtml) and the CDMRP eReceipt System (https://cdmrp.org).

 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

All current and previous funding opportunities are available on the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).


NSF – Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I FY-2013 (STTR)

Research Topic: Accelerating Sustainability using Enabling Technologies (ASET)


NSF Letter of Intent Due Date – January 8, 2013

The STTR research topic for this solicitation is Accelerating Sustainability using Enabling Technologies (ASET).

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2

 A webinar will be held within 6 weeks of the release date of this solicitation to answer any questions http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/index.jsp



2013 NPRB Graduate Student Research Awards Competition

This year NPRB is offering up to six awards (three for Master's students and three for doctoral students) of $25,000 each.

More information and the application guidelines are available at http://www.nprb.org/education/gsra.html.

Application Submission Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013



US-Israel Binational Science Foundation

 BSF has signed an agreement with the NSF for joint funding of research in Computer Science (CS), carried out together by U.S. and Israeli investigators. According to this agreement, the BSF will hold its regular CS competition in 2012 (http://www.bsf.org.il/bsfpublic/DefaultPage1.aspx?PageId=22&innerTextID=22), but the evaluation criteria will be those used by the NSF. The NSF will have a role in selecting members of the advisory panels, and its representatives will sit in as observers in the panels` deliberations. The NSF has issued its own parallel solicitation, which is open only for those U.S. investigators who are PIs on BSF grant applications:

( http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12603/nsf12603.htm). The NSF will not carry out a full, conventional evaluation, but rather rely in its decisions on the BSF data, which includes external reviews and advisory panels` discussions.

     January 18, 2013 - February 01, 2013


Behavioral and Social Science Research on Reducing Health Disparities

To encourage behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities disparities in the U. S. population. Health disparities between, on the one hand, racial/ethnic populations, lower socioeconomic classes, and rural residents and, on the other hand, the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns.

Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action:

1) Public policy,
2) health care
3) disease/disability prevention

Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s) (upcoming):    April 11, 2013

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-136.html (R01)

http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-137.html (R21)