National Geographic Society

National Geographic Society
Program: National Geographic Society / Waitt Grants Program
Synopsis: Interested in three areas: The Human Journey funds impact-oriented projects within the fields of anthropology, archaeology, paleoanthropology, psychology, human health, and human geography; Wildlife and Wild Places funds impact-oriented projects within the fields of biology, ecology, and conservation; andOur Changing Planet supports projects that explore and document Earth and ocean systems in the present, past, and future to better understand and protect the evolving environment. Projects can be within the fields of geology, geochemistry, physical geography, marine ecology, oceanography, paleontology, and observational astronomy. 
Award details: Early Career ~$5K; Standard Grant (for established investigators $30K 
Announcement on website:
Application due date: Early career grants are typically notified within 2 months of submission; Standard grant applicants are notified within 6 months.

Due dates are 4 times a year with the next three being: April 1, July 1, and November 1, 2017.


NSF 16-553:  US Ignite – Agency Deadline: To Be Announced




NSF 16-552: Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
Agency deadline 6/14/16; 12/9/16; Second Friday in December, Annually Thereafter


Antarctic Research NSF 16-541 –

April 17, 2017     - April 15, Annually Thereafter

Antarctic fieldwork will be supported for research that can only be performed or is best performed in Antarctica. The Antarctic Sciences Section strongly encourages research using existing samples, models, and data as well as research at the intersection between disciplines



Antarctic Artists and Writers Program - NSF 13-540

Full Proposal Deadline - June 1, Annually Thereafter


Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research-Technology Translation (PFI:AIR:TT)

LOI due to Agency: September 8, 2016;   March 1, 2017

Agency Deadline:   October 11, 2016;     April 3, 2017


NSF 16-535Expeditions in Computing  -

Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):

          April 25, 2018

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):

        January 16, 2019


NSF 16-514: EarthCube: Developing a Community-Driven Data and Knowledge Environment for the Geosciences - Proposals Accepted Anytime for the EARTHCUBE Research Coordination Networks (RCN) program in this solicitation.


I/UCRC – Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program

MRSEC – Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers

ERC – Engineering Research Centers

PFC – Physics Frontier Centers

CCI – Centers for Chemical Innovation

CREST – Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology

 EEC – Engineering Education and Centers STC – Science and Technology Centers

RCN – Research Coordination Networks