Funding Opportunities

Funding Announcements is compiled from the funding opportunities offered by federal funding agencies, private foundations, and a variety of additional entities. If you want to subscribe to the Funding Announcements weekly newsletter, contact Tisha Mullen (472-2894 or

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Below are the current funding opportunities.


Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp)

Due dates may vary by awarding Institute or Center (IC).  See the awarding IC's web site for any applicable application due dates.

UNL Office of Research and Economic Development
Biomedical Research Seed Grants

The goal of this program is to enhance the competitiveness of faculty submitting grant proposals requesting R01 support for biomedical research funding from NIH. Evidence of prior work or preliminary data is a necessary component of most biomedical research proposals. Investigators are expected to leverage seed funding to accumulate evidence in support of a working hypothesis; demonstrate the feasibility of a new approach; or build reviewers’ confidence in the project team’s ability to handle cutting-edge technologies, understand methods, and interpret results.

Applications are due May 1, 2014 and November 3, 2014.

UNL Office of Research and Economic Development
Revision Awards

This program is designed to enhance the competitiveness of faculty revising and resubmitting grant proposals by providing developmental and/or financial support to help improve highly meritorious, but previously unfunded federal funding proposals that are eligible for resubmission. Revision Awards will provide dedicated technical and research administration assistance and, in cases where additional data collection or prior work is critical, financial resources to support further preliminary study.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Agriculture and Rural Development

National Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury
Application Deadline: 05/02/2014
Department of Interior
Multistate Conservation Grant Program

Letters of intent are due May 6, 2014.

Department of the Interior
Candidate Conservation Action Funds
Application Deadline: 07/31/2014
Nebraska Grape and Winery Board
Request for Grant Proposals
Application Deadline: 05/01/2014

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Arts and Humanities

Endangered Language Fund
Language Legacies
Application Deadline: 04/22/2014
Art Works and Challenge America Fast-Track FY 2015

An organization may only submit one application to either "Art Works" or "Challenge America Fast-Track." Multiple deadlines apply; see program websites for details. The "Art Works" program can be viewed here:; the "Challenge America Fast-Track" program can be viewed here:

Bridging Cultures through Film
Application Deadline: 06/11/2014
Digital Projects for the Public
Application Deadline: 06/11/2014
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Education and Outreach

Department of Education
Turnaround School Leaders Program
Application Deadline: 05/23/2014
Navy and Marine Corps STEM Education Outreach and Workforce Program

White paper pre-proposals will be accepted until September 30, 2014.

Science, Technology, Engineering Engineer Research and Development Center

Proposals in response to this announcement will be continuously accepted and evaluated until January 31, 2015.

National Indoor Environments Program: Reducing Public Exposure to Indoor Pollutants
Application Deadline: 04/21/2014
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Fellowships, Awards, and Internships

Administration for Children and Families
Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars
Application Deadline: 06/16/2014
American Association for the Advancement of Science
AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science
Application Deadline: 10/15/2014
Archbishop Marsh's Library (Dublin, Ireland)
Muriel McCarthy Research Fellowships for 2012, 2013, and 2014

Scholars are invited to apply for fellowships of between one month and three months at any point between June 1,  June 2012, and September 30,  2014.

Baxter International Inc.
Baxter Young Investigator Award
Application Deadline: 06/30/2014
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Alex's Lemonade Stand
Reach Awards
Application Deadline: 05/30/2014
ALS Therapy Alliance
ALS Research Projects
Application Deadline: 10/15/2014
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
2014 Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials

Multiple submission deadlines; see solicitation for details. A required Letter of Intent is due two weeks prior to the deadline.

American Psychological Foundation
John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)
Application Deadline: 05/15/2014
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Department of State
FY 2014 Youth Ambassadors Program
Application Deadline: 04/18/2014

Organizations may submit only one proposal under this competition.

European Union
Horizon 2020: Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing

Multiple deadlines apply. See solicitation for details.

Indiana University
2014 Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization

The Institute, which is hosted by the Center for the Study of Global Change, will take place May 18-21 at Indiana University.

Catalyzing New International Collaborations

Multiple submission deadlines. See solicitation for details.

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Journalism and Media

Implications of New Digital Media Use for Underage Drinking, Drinking-Related Behaviors, and Prevention Research (R01)

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

Implications of New Digital Media Use for Underage Drinking, Drinking-Related Behaviors, and Prevention Research (R21)

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

Law, Justice, and Human Rights

Department of Homeland Security
Center for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research - Center Lead
Application Deadline: 07/03/2014

DHS will accept only one (1) application for Center Lead from any single university for review.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by 04/21/2014. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit or contact Tisha Mullen,, (472-2894).

Department of Homeland Security
Center for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research - Center Partner
Application Deadline: 07/03/2014
Department of Justice
Building and Enhancing Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships
Application Deadline: 05/28/2014
Department of Justice
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program
Application Deadline: 05/19/2014
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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Advances in Patient Safety through Simulation Research (R18)

Standard deadline dates apply. See solicitation for details.

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Conference Grant Program (R13)

Applications are due February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 annually

American Heart Association
Cardiovascular Genome Phenome Study Pathway Grants and Grand Challenge Awards

The Letter of Application (LOA) for the Pathway Grant is due in June. An LOA for the Grand Challenge Award is due in October. A LOA is required to ensure responsiveness to the unique nature of these programs. After peer reviewed, only invited applicant proposals will be accepted. See the Request for Applications for details.

American Heart Association
Summer 2014: National Innovative Research Grant
Application Deadline: 07/24/2014
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Department of Transportation
Pipeline Safety Research Competitive Academic Agreement Program
Application Deadline: 05/09/2014
Department of Transportation
Safety Center for Excellence: Rural and Surface Transportation
Application Deadline: 04/21/2014