Congratulations to those who received grants in March!  Please help the WSU community stay informed by forwarding any notices of funding opportunities and/or training sessions to for inclusion in the next newsletter.  Good luck to all of you in your research efforts over the next month.  

Coleen Pugh, Vice Provost for Research




PI/Department:  Teresa Bennett, Procurement Technical Assist Center

Sponsor:  Defense Logistics Agency

Amount:  $560,282



PI/Department:  Enkhsaikhan Boldsaikhan, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Amount:  $35,000



PI/Department:  Misty Bruckner, Public Policy & Management Center

Sponsor:  Department of Justice

Amount:  $167,483



PI/Department:  Sindhu Preetham Burugupally, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  Flossie E West Memorial Trust

Amount:  $13,211



PI/Department:  Remi Chou, School of Computing

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $300,000



PI/Department:  Nicholas Conquest, NIAR-Environmental Test Lab

Co-PI/Department: John Rehard, NIAR-Environmental Test Lab

Sponsor:  Sierra Nevada Corporation / Department of Defense

Amount:  $287,968



PI/Department:  Rocio Del Aguila, Modern & Classical Lang & Lit

Co-PIs/Departments: Jose Navarro-Serrano, Modern & Classical Lang & Lit | Hugo Perez Trejo, Strategic Engagement & Planning | Jay Price, History and Geography

Sponsor:  Library of Congress

Amount:  $50,000



PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, KMUW

Sponsor:  Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Amount:  $135,528



PI/Department:  Ksenya Gurshtein, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce / Natl Endowment for the Arts

Amount:  $4,810



PI/Department:  Ksenya Gurshtein, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art

Sponsor:  American-Scandinavian Foundation

Amount:  $2,000



PI/Department:  John Laffen, NIAR-Wind & Water Tunnel

Sponsor:  Johns Hopkins University / US Navy

Amount:  $52,290



PI/Department:  John Laffen, NIAR-Wind & Water Tunnel

Sponsor:  Acellent Technologies Inc / US Airforce

Amount:  $22,410



PI/Department:  Matthew Opliger, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems / US Army Contracting Command

Amount:  $27,684



PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Nat'l Institute for Aviation Res

Co-PI/Department: Tracee Friess, Nat'l Institute for Aviation Res 

Sponsor:  Department of Transportation-Kansas

Amount:  $198,413



PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Nat'l Institute for Aviation Res

Co-PIs/Department: Rachael Andrulonis, NIAR-Composites & Structures | Matthew Opliger, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Battelle Memorial Institute / Department of Defense

Amount:  $303,780



PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Nat'l Institute for Aviation Res

Co-PI/Department: Waruna Seneviratne, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory

Amount:  $28,750



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund

Amount:  $465,765



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County Division Of Finance / Health Resources & Services Admin

Amount:  $50,000



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Department for Children & Families / Dept of Health and Human Services

Amount:  $19,000



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services / Substance Abuse-Mntl Health Srv Adm

Amount:  $664,226



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County Division Of Finance / Health Resources & Services Admin

Amount:  $30,000



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Department for Children & Families

Amount:  $25,000



PI/Department:  Marci Young, Counseling & Testing Center

Sponsor:  WhitworthBallou LLC

Amount:  $15,000



Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact   If any of the following opportunities are of interest to you, please email as soon as possible so that a grant specialist may be assigned to assist. The Office of Research has updated its website with more information about the deadlines for receipt of proposals.  While mandatory forms must be finalized well in advance of the funder deadline, you may continue to focus on your proposal narrative until closer to the deadline.  Please visit Pre-Award Services to find out more.


*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Title: State Maternal Health Innovation & Data Capacity Program

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by Friday, April 22, 2022 at 12noon in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by May 13, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by June 13, 2022. 

Purpose: “This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the State Maternal Health Innovation (MHI) and Data Capacity Program. The purpose of this program is to support state capacity to improve maternal health and address maternal health disparities through quality services, a skilled workforce, enhanced data quality and capacity, and innovative programming that aims to reduce maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity (SMM). The program addresses the high rates of these adverse maternal health outcomes by engaging public health professionals, providers, payers, and consumers to implement evidence-based interventions and policy changes that address critical gaps in and needs for services within the following categories: Direct clinical care, Workforce training, Maternal health data enhancements, and Community engagement.”

Amount: $1,000,000


Funding Agency: University of Florida, pending NSF funding

Title: Broadening Participation: 2022 Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Astronomical Sciences, Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences and Physics) Workshop for Young Investigators

Application Deadline: April 26, 2022; application to attend workshop must also include brief email of support from department head, academic mentor or senior collaborator.

Purpose: “The University of Florida, in collaboration with the NSF Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), will be hosting a workshop for new and future Principal Investigators. New researchers, assistant professors, and exceptional postdocs considering academic careers are encouraged to apply. Investigators from underrepresented groups in STEM are especially encouraged to apply. The main goal of the workshop is in two-fold: (1) to provide prospective Principal Investigators who have just received their first award or who are considering applying for funding from the MPS programs with valuable information and advice on the policies, procedures, and opportunities available at NSF, (2) to train a pool of future reviewers and encourage volunteering to review as a way to learn about NSF process.  In addition to informational presentations on various topics relevant to the future PI’s, each participant will write a mock proposal in advance and will go through full panel review processes in breakout sessions. Workshop will be held June 13 – 14, 2022 at the Westin Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia.”

Amount: Workshop attendance, hotel lodging for up to three nights, meals, networking reception and travel reimbursement of up to $200.


Funding Agency: Multi-Arts Production Fund (MAP Fund)

Title: 2022 Grants Cycle

Application Deadline: April 28, 2022

Purpose: “MAP’s 2022 grant cycle will provide grants of $30,000 to 85 new, live performance projects across all regions of the United States.  Anyone may apply on behalf of an eligible new, live performance project that connects with MAP’s mission. The person(s) who create the application (“primary contact” in Submittable) may be an individual artist, ensemble representative, producer, manager, agent, or presenting representative. We expect that all artists have consented to their presence in the proposal, and that the primary contact will share all subsequent communications with the artist(s). MAP aims to make the application process as supported as possible, offering phone call, email, and project description support.”

Amount: $30,000


Funding Agency: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Title: 2022 Inclusive Ecosystems RFP

Application Deadline: April 29, 2022

Purpose: “The Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems RFP intends to engage researchers and communities in examination of how structural issues shape equity and opportunity in entrepreneurial ecosystems. Specifically, we solicit research projects that explore structures and systems that shape entrepreneurial ecosystems in the four Heartland states — Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas. Project teams will be asked to develop research-driven case studies that analyze the structures that comprise equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems, and they will also work with Foundation staff to develop templates and tools for assessing equity in ecosystems.”

Amount: By design, there are no set limits on the grant amount that can be requested.


Funding Agency: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)

Title: Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Investigator-Initiated Research Award

Application Deadline: Pre-Application due April 29, 2022; Full Applications due May 27, 2022

Purpose: “The vision of the FY22 PRMRP is to improve the health, well-being, and care of all military Service Members, Veterans, and Beneficiaries, and its mission is to encourage, identify, select, and manage medical research projects of clear scientific merit that lead to impactful advances in military health care. The PRMRP challenges the scientific and clinical communities to address the FY22 PRMRP Topic Areas with original ideas that foster new directions along the entire spectrum of research and patient care. The program seeks applications in laboratory, clinical, behavioral, epidemiological, and other areas of research to advance knowledge in disease etiology; improve prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for those affected by a relevant disease or condition; and develop and validate clinical practice or public health guidelines. The proposed research must be relevant to active-duty Service Members, Veterans, military beneficiaries, and/or the American public.”

Amount: $1,600,000 for single PI over four years: $2,000,000 for collaborating organizations


Funding Agency: Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

Title: Grants for New Treatments or Cures for Cancer

Application Deadline: Three application cycles per year: April 30, 2022, August 31, 2022 and December 15, 2022

Purpose: “The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research to investigators in United States non-profit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation funds projects for a one-year period which will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. It is anticipated that this early-stage funding by the Foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified.”

Amount: By design, there are no set limits on the grant amount that can be requested.


Funding Agency: The Kerr Foundation

Title: Challenge Grants: Education, Health, Human Services & Arts and Culture

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due April 30, 2022

Purpose: “It is the policy of The Kerr Foundation, Inc. to identify and support 501(c)(3) organizations and institutions that provide new or enhanced opportunities for those within granting areas, particularly the young. We believe this is best accomplished in the areas of education, health, cultural development and community service. While preference is given to Oklahoma organizations and institutions, we recognize those located outside the state and region can also have a beneficial impact on the economic, social and cultural growth and development of Oklahoma. Therefore, we will also accept grant requests from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas.”

Amount: Grants generally range form $1,000 to $50,000 and require dollar for dollar cost match.


Funding Agency: Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF)

Title: General Request for Proposals

Application Deadline: Pre-Proposals accepted May 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022

Purpose: “The sustainability movement has reached the business models of nearly every industry in the United States, and many companies, municipalities and states have set aggressive sustainability goals that include how waste streams are being managed.  The EREF Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funding reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increased sustainable solid waste management practices.”  Note, agricultural wastes (that aren’t handled by the waste industry), nuclear waste, and land applied wastewater treatment sludge are generally not included in the definition of solid waste as used in the RFP.

Amount: $15,000-$500,000 with the average grant amount in recent years being $160,000


***LIMITED*** Funding Agency: Brain Research Foundation

Title: Scientific Innovations Award

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one nomination, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by May 2, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by May 23, 2022.  Letters of Intent with WSU nomination (if selected) are due June 23, 2022. 

Purpose: “Brain Research Foundation is inviting eligible US academic institutions to nominate one senior faculty member (Associate and Full Professor) to submit a Letter of Intent for the Scientific Innovations Award (SIA). Brain Research Foundation’s Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.”

Amount: $150,000


Funding Agency: United Engineering Foundation

Title: UEF Grants Program

Application Deadline: Concept Papers due May 2, 2022; if invited, full proposals to be due August 1, 2022

Purpose: “UEF provides funding to proposals and programs whose chief purpose is to advance engineering for the welfare of humanity. Proposals must be consistent with the mission of UEF and priorities for giving, which include programs that focus on the following areas: 1) Diversity, 2) Kindergarten -12th Grade Education, 3) Engineering Ethics, Safety, Security and Leadership.  Preference is given to: Proposals for programs that are innovative and aim to integrate multiple fields and subspecialties of engineering; Proposals for programs that include outreach to engage the community; Collaborative proposals submitted on behalf of a group; and Proposals that specify that grant funds will not be used to offset existing staff salaries.” 

Amount: The UEF gives between 5 – 10 grants per year totaling nearly $800,000.


Funding Agency: Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission

Title: Kansas Field Arts Forum

Application Deadline: Online interest form due May 2, 2022

Purpose: “The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) is partnering with M12 Studio to develop a new three-week program aimed at emerging practitioners interested in any of the following fields: Arts & Ecology, Social and Environmental Art, Creative Placemaking, and New Rural Arts.   The Kansas Field Arts Forum (KFAF) will take place June 15 - July 2, 2022 with generous support of room, board, and classroom space from Pratt Community College, community programming support from the Vernon Filley Museum of Art, and lecturer support from Art of the Rural. Teaching faculty will be comprised of M12 members, a variety of regional and statewide experts, as well as virtual lecturers from across the country. The KFAF program will address a range of social, ecological and culturally significant topics through site visits, guided activities, and facilitated dialogue at locations across the High Plains and Tablelands of southern Kansas.  Up to 15 participants will be accepted into this pilot program year, with free tuition apart from a $100 program fee. Individuals interested in participating should visit the program webpage to learn more (faculty and program updates are ongoing) and complete the online interest form by Monday, May 2.”

Amount: Free tuition for forum; however, $100 program fee still required


Funding Agency: Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Title: Grants – 600 applications accepted quarterly

Application Deadline: May 4, 2022; August 17, 2022, October 6, 2022

Purpose: “Our Mission is to impact the lifesaving capabilities, and the lives of local heroes and their communities by providing lifesaving equipment and prevention education tools to first responders, non-profits and public safety organizations. All requests must fall within our funding guidelines via”

Amount: $15,000-$35,000


Funding Agency: Russell Sage Foundation

Title: Race, Ethnicity and Immigration

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due May 4, 2022 

Purpose: “The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on Race, Ethnicity & Immigration supports innovative investigator-initiated research on the social, economic, and political effects of the changing racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. population, including the transformation of communities and ideas about what it means to be American. We are especially interested in research that examines the roles of race, ethnicity, nativity, gender and legal status in outcomes for immigrants, U.S.-born racial and ethnic minorities, and native-born whites.  RSF encourages multi-disciplinary perspectives and methods that both strengthen the data, theory, and methods of social science research and foster a better understanding of how to foster the ideals of a pluralist society. Proposals may focus on any one or more of the issues—race, and/or ethnicity, and/or immigration.”

Amount: Trustee Grants are generally capped at $175,000


Funding Agency: Russell Sage Foundation

Title: Future of Work

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due May 4, 2022 

Purpose: “The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on the Future of Work supports innovative research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less- and moderately skilled workers and their families. We seek investigator-initiated research proposals that will broaden our understanding of the role of changes in employer practices, the nature of the labor market and public policies on employment, earnings, and job quality. We are especially interested in proposals that address questions about the interplay of market and non-market forces in shaping the wellbeing of workers, today and in the future.”

Amount: Trustee Grants are generally capped at $175,000


Funding Agency: Russell Sage Foundation

Title: Behavioral Science & Decision Making in Context

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due May 4, 2022 

Purpose: “The Russell Sage Foundation’s (RSF) core program on Behavioral Science and Decision Making in Context merges its long-standing program on Behavioral Economics and its special initiative on Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context. This program encourages perspectives from multiple disciplines, including economics, psychology, political science, sociology, law, public policy, and other social sciences, to further our understanding of economic, social, political, and psychological decision-making processes, attitudes, behaviors, and institutional practices in public and private contexts such as policing/criminal legal systems, employment, housing, politics, racial/ethnic relations, and immigration.”

Amount: Trustee Grants are generally capped at $175,000


Funding Agency: Russell Sage Foundation

Title: Social, Political & Economic Inequality

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due May 4, 2022 

Purpose: “The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on Social, Political, and Economic Inequality supports innovative research on the factors that contribute to social, political and economic inequalities in the U.S., and the extent to which those inequalities affect social, psychological, political, and economic outcomes, including educational access, job opportunities, social mobility, civic participation and representation, and the transmission of advantage and disadvantage within and across generations.  We seek innovative investigator-initiated research that will expand our understanding of social, political, and economic inequalities and the mechanisms by which they influence the lives of individuals and families. We welcome projects that explore the relevance of economic, racial, ethnic, age, gender, immigration, residence, or other statuses for the distribution of social, political and economic outcomes within and across these groups. RSF priorities do not include analyses of health​ or mental health outcomes or health behaviors ​as these are priorities for other funders. ​For the same reason, RSF seldom supports studies focused on educational processes or curricular issues but does prioritize analyses of inequities in educational attainment or student performance.”

Amount: Trustee Grants are generally capped at $175,000


Funding Agency: National Academies Gulf Research Program

Title: Early-Career Research Fellowships

Application Deadline: May 4, 2022

Purpose: “The Environmental Protection and Stewardship track goal focuses on advancing scientific knowledge and its application to predict and prepare for ecosystem changes in the Gulf of Mexico and its coastal zones as the region navigates a changing climate and energy transition.”

Amount: An award of $76,000 is paid to each fellow’s institution in the form of a two-year grant.


Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

Application Deadline: May 4, 2022

Purpose: “This program supports research on strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit young people ages 5-25 in the United States. We want to know what it takes to produce useful research evidence, what it takes to get research used, and what happens when research is used. We welcome letters of inquiry for studies that pursue one of these broad aims.”

Amount: Major Research Grants: $100,000-$1,000,000; Secondary Data Analysis: $100,000-$300,000; Officers’ Research Grants: $25,000-$50,000


Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due May 4, 2022 or August 3, 2022

Purpose: “This program supports research to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. We prioritize studies that aim to reduce inequalities that exist along dimensions of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.”

Amount: Major Research Grants: $100,000-$600,000 over two-three years


Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation

Title: Conference Grants

Application Deadline: May 5, 2022

Purpose: “The Conference Grant Program provides support to scholars to organize small research conferences, focused symposia, or other forms of convenings around important issues in education research. This program is intended to bring together researchers, community members, practitioners, policymakers, and other important collaborators whose expertise, substantive knowledge and practice, theoretical insight, or methodological expertise can be engaged in ways that help to build upon and advance education research. We encourage applicants to think creatively about how convenings can expand our understanding of research methods and how new innovative research methods can impact educational research that is grounded in advancing racial equity.”

Amount: Up to $50,000


Funding Agency: Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Title: Susan Harwood Training Grant Program Workplace Safety and Health Training on Infectious Diseases, Including COVID-19

Application Deadline: May 6, 2022

Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)/Notice of Available Funding is for eligible non-profit organizations to submit proposals to deliver workplace safety and health training to eligible employers and workers on the topic of infectious diseases, including COVID19. Grant activities support conducting training on infectious diseases, including COVID-19 in a timely and efficient manner. Therefore, grantees must initially begin using existing training materials and guidance documents in order to deliver training as soon as practical following award. During the performance period, grantees may develop and use new tailored training materials (following OSHA approval of the new materials).”

Amount: $160,000


Funding Agency: Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City, with the support of Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME)

Title: IME Becas (Scholarships) 2022 – Matching Funds

Application Deadline: May 6, 2022

Purpose: “IME-Becas aims to offer economic resources to Mexican students currently enrolled in an academic plan offered by social organizations/education institutions in the United States in one of the following two modalities: Higher Education or Adult Education.” 

Amount: Up to $3,000 will be awarded, cost match is required.


Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: NIJ FY22 National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Program

Application Deadline: deadline May 9, 2022; Just Grants deadline May 23, 2022. 

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NIJ, in collaboration with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), seeks proposals for funding to support and enhance the National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Program (NJJDAP). The NJJDAP produces vital statistical information to the field regarding juvenile risk behaviors, juvenile victimization, juvenile offending, and the juvenile justice system’s response to law-violating behavior. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with NIJ and OJJDP to make significant advances in the way these data are analyzed and made available through new and innovative dissemination strategies and tools that facilitate access to, and use of, juvenile justice-related data to inform juvenile justice policy and practice at the federal, state, and local levels. NIJ anticipates making one award.”

Amount: $2,400,000


*** LIMITED*** Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Title: Scholars Program

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application per college, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by May 11, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by June 3, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due July 6, 2022. 

Purpose: “The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas.  Scholars must select one focus are: Reducing Inequality or Improving the Use of Research Evidence.” 

Amount: Each year, four to six Scholars are selected and each receives up to $350,000, distributed over five years. Awards begin July 1 and are made to the applicant’s institution.


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems (POSE)

Application Deadline: May 12, 2022 for Phase I; October 21, 2022 for Phase II

Purpose: “NSF is introducing a new program called “Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems” (POSE).  The purpose of the program is to harness the power of open-source development for the creation of new technology solutions to problems of national and societal importance. Many NSF-funded research projects result in publicly accessible, modifiable, and distributable open-sourced software, hardware or data platforms that catalyze further innovation. In some cases, an open-source product is widely adopted and forms the basis for a self-sustaining open-source ecosystem (OSE) comprises a distributed community of developers and a broad base of users across academia, industry and government. The goal of the POSE program is to fund new OSE managing organizations, each responsible for the creation and maintenance of infrastructure needed for efficient and secure operation of an OSE based around a specific open-source product or class of products. The early and intentional formation of such managing organizations is expected to ensure more secure open-source products, increased coordination of developer contributions, and a more focused route to impactful technologies.”

Amount: $300,000 for Phase I; $1,500,000 for Phase II


Funding Agency: AstraZeneca

Title: ACT on Health Equity Community Solutions Challenge

Application Deadline: May 13, 2022

Purpose: “AstraZeneca recognizes health starts in our homes, schools and communities. The ACT on Health Equity: Community Solutions Challenge supports community-based, nonprofit organizations that are advancing health equity among underserved US communities through innovative health, wellbeing, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs at the local and regional level.”

Amount: $25,000


Funding Agency: The Gerber Foundation

Title: Research Award

Application Deadline: Concept Papers due May 15, 2022 and November 15, 2022

Purpose: “The mission of The Gerber Foundation, to enhance the quality of life of infants and young children in nutrition, care, and development, has remained the guiding beacon for Foundation giving throughout its history. Accordingly, priority is given to projects whose primary beneficiaries are young children from birth to three years of age.”

Amount: $30,000 for Novice Researchers; up to $350,000 all others


Funding Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Title: Food and Health Research Using the Consumer Food Data System

Application Deadline: Brief Proposals (including signed third-party agreements) due May 16, 2022 at 2pm CST; if invited, Full Proposals will be due August 4, 2022

Purpose: “The RWJF and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Economic Research Service (ERS) are announcing a call for proposals (CFP) for researchers who will use one or more restricted-use data assets from the CFDS. We seek to develop a cohort of researchers from diverse academic disciplines and institutions who will produce policy-relevant research on food policy; food retail markets; consumer behaviors related to food purchases and diet; and USDA nutrition assistance programs. It is our hope that the resulting research evidence will inform RWJF’s goal of creating equitable access to nutritious food.”

Amount: $100,000


Funding Agency: Office of Naval Research (ONR), Army Research Office (ARO), and Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

Title: Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)

Application Deadline: Optional (Strongly Recommended) White Papers due May 16, 2022, Full Proposals will be due September 9, 2022

Purpose: “Multidisciplinary University Initiative (MURI) efforts involve teams of researchers investigating high priority topics and opportunities that intersect more than one traditional technical discipline. For many military problems this multidisciplinary approach serves to stimulate innovations, accelerate research progress and expedite transition of results into naval applications.”

Amount: $1,250,000-$1,500,000


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of State

Title: U.S. Mission to China Public Engagement Grants

Application Deadline: May 16, 2022

Purpose: “The Public Diplomacy Sections of the U.S. Mission to China (Embassy Beijing and Consulates General Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan, and Shenyang) of the United States Department of State announce an open competition for organizations and individuals to submit applications to carry out programs in support of activities that forge and/or strengthen connections between the people of China and the people of the United States.”

Amount: $50,000 - $150,000


Funding Agency: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)

Title: Idea Development AwardAutism Research Program

Application Deadline: Pre-Application due May 23, 2022; if invited, Full Applications due August 18, 2022

Purpose: “Applications to the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Autism Research Program (ARP) are being solicited by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) using delegated authority provided by United States Code, Title 10, Section 2358 (10 USC 2358). The ARP was initiated in 2007 to provide support for research of exceptional scientific merit and innovation with high impact that focuses on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The ARP’s vision is to improve the lives of individuals with ASD now, and its mission is to promote innovative research that advances the understanding of ASD and leads to improved outcomes.”

Amount: $550,000 in direct costs


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Research Security Training for the United States Research Community

Application Deadline: May 23, 2022

Purpose: “With the goal of strengthening research security in the U.S., NSF is working in partnership with three other federal research funding agencies to find a balanced approach to research security. This effort includes the development and implementation of training—to recipients of federal research funding—in best practices to optimize research security. This training is an essential step toward mitigating foreign government risks and threats to U.S. government-funded research and may be used to fulfill the research security program requirement in NSPM-33.”

Amount: $1,500,000


Funding Agency: Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

Title: Title X Family Planning Research Grants

Application Deadline: May 24, 2022

Purpose: “The primary focus of OASH is leading America to healthier lives, especially for those who are most vulnerable, including those who have suffered historic disparities. In support of this vision, the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) promotes health across the reproductive lifespan through innovative, evidence-based adolescent health and family planning programs, services, strategic partnerships, evaluation, and research. OPA prioritizes advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who are in need of family planning and sexual and reproductive health services, and are uninsured or underinsured. OPA administers the Title X family planning services program, the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program, and the Embryo Adoption Awareness (EAA) program. OPA advises the Secretary of HHS and the Assistant Secretary for Health on a wide range of topics, including adolescent health, family planning, sterilization, and other population issues.  We invite applications from public or private nonprofit entities to conduct research or analyses that will lead to feasible and effective strategies to increase equitable access to quality Title X family planning services among clients in need of family planning and sexual and reproductive health services.”

Amount: $200,000-$750,000


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy

Title: Renewables Advancing Community Energy Resilience (RACER)

Application Deadline: Concept Papers due May 26, 2022

Purpose: “On April 12, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) announced the Renewables Advancing Community Energy Resilience (RACER) funding opportunity, which will award $25 million in funding for projects to enable communities to utilize solar and solar-plus-storage to prevent disruptions in power caused by extreme weather and other events, and to rapidly restore electricity if it goes down.  Projects will foster engagement and ongoing communication among multiple stakeholders such as utilities, municipal planners, emergency responders, community groups, and others, especially in underserved communities located in areas vulnerable to extreme events causing frequent energy and power service disruptions. In addition, projects will develop and demonstrate rapid energy restoration technologies based on the community resilience plan in order to increase the durability of photovoltaic (PV) systems.”  Note, informational webinar for this opportunity will be held on April 27, 2022.

Amount: Varies by topic; $500,000–$3,000,000; Cost share required.


Funding Agency: Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

Title: OVC FY 2022 Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime

Application Deadline: deadline May 26, 2022; Just Grants deadline June 2, 2022. 

Purpose: “OVC seeks to provide funding to organizations that demonstrate innovative strategies to create, expand, or enhance the use of technology to interact directly with crime victims, improve the quality of services, and improve the accessibility and responsiveness of victim service organizations.”  Please note, there will be a pre-application webinar for this opportunity on April 26, 2022.

Amount: $750,000


Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: FY 2022 Connect and Protect: Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Response Program

Application Deadline: deadline May 27, 2022; Just Grants deadline June 1, 2022. 

Purpose: “Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to support law enforcement-behavioral health cross-system collaboration to improve public health and safety responses and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.”

Amount: $550,000


*** LIMITED*** Funding Agency: W. M. Keck Foundation

Title: Scholars Program

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two proposals (one medical and one science & engineering), Limited Submission Concept Papers must be sent to by May 31, 2022 at 12 noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  WSU may choose up to four medical and four science & engineering Concept Papers to submit to Keck for consultation. You will be informed if your Concept Paper has been chosen to be reviewed by Keck consultants by June 15, 2022, and you will have a chance to finalize your Concept Papers for Keck consultation review (if selected) by June 30, 2022.  Please email for a list of requirements for the internal WSU Limited Submission Concept Papers.

Purpose: “The Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas: 1) medical research and 2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. Past grants have been awarded to major universities, independent research institutions, and medical schools to support pioneering biological and physical science research and engineering, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation or methodologies.” 

Amount: $1,000,000-$2,000,000.


Funding Agency: Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Title: Grants

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due May 31, 2022

Purpose: “The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood is an incubator of promising research and development projects that appear likely to improve the welfare of young children, from infancy through 7 years, in the United States. Welfare is broadly defined to include physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, education, play, familial support, acculturation, societal integration and childcare. The Foundation provides funding in the following areas: Early Childhood Welfare, Early Childhood Education & Play, and Parenting Education.” 

Amount: Awarded projects range up to $50,000


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Understanding and Addressing Misinformation among Populations that Experience Health Disparities (R01 - Clinical Trials Optional)

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022 and November 13, 2022

Purpose: “The purpose of this initiative is to support research that seeks to (1) understand the underlying mechanisms and (2) test interventions to address and mitigate the impact of health-related misinformation and disinformation on health disparities and the populations that experience health disparities.” 

Amount: $500,000 in direct costs


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Short-Term Research Education Experiences to Attract Talented Students to Biomedical Informatics/Data Science Careers and Enhance Diversity (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022

Purpose: “The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research.” 

Amount: $125,000 per year in direct costs


Funding Agency: Fulbright Scholar Program

Title: Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

Purpose: “The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program is a unique Fulbright Scholar Program initiative that is specifically driven by the goals of U.S. institutions of higher education to enhance internationalization efforts on their campuses. Through the S-I-R Program, institutions host a scholar from outside of the United States for a semester or full academic year to teach courses, assist in curriculum development, guest lecture, develop study abroad/exchange partnerships and engage with the campus and the local community.” 

Amount: Fulbright grant benefits are provided directly to the individual Scholar, disbursed by IIE and include round-trip international air travel, a monthly stipend, a monthly allowance for up to two dependents, and initial settling-in and professional allowances. IIE will issue the DS2019 form in support of J-visa sponsorship.


Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Title: Public Health Scholarship Program (PHSP)

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

Purpose: “The purpose of the PHSP is to strengthen the public health workforce by providing support to organizations to develop scholarship programs that incentivize individuals to pursue training and careers in public health. Through the PHSP, scholarship recipients will gain the requisite knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, prepare for, and respond to recovery activities related to COVID–19, as well as other public health emergencies.  Applicants will be required to have an existing public health training program as well as public health partnerships in place, along with a system for scholarship recipients to maintain or be transitioned into employment in public health upon completion of their training. This program will enhance the public health system to meet the core public health functions and the Ten Essential Public Health Services.” 

Amount: $1,500,000 over three years


Funding Agency: Horticultural Research Institute

Title: Strategic Grantmaking

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

Purpose: “Horticultural Research Institute only funds research that specifically deals with green industry-related issues. HRI-supported projects focus on significant problems, regulatory issues, and emerging opportunities in the nursery, greenhouse, retail, and landscape industry. HRI research focuses on the propagation, production, distribution, marketing, and sale of plant material. HRI research strategically focuses on 1) Quantifying Plant Benefits, 2) Gathering Consumer Insights, 3) Creating Innovative Solutions, 4) Producing Practical & Actionable Solutions.” 

Amount: Grants are typically between $5,000 and $35,000, although larger awards have been issued.


Funding Agency: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Title: Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research 2022

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due June 1, 2022 or October 4, 2022

Purpose: “With this PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA), PCORI aims to fund studies that address high-priority methodological gaps in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and clinical comparative effectiveness research (CER).  PCORI seeks to fund projects that address important methodological gaps and lead to improvements in the strength and quality of evidence generated by PCOR/CER studies.  For the 2022 Methods PFA, PCORI has identified the following areas as programmatic priorities: 1) Methods to Improve the Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Clinical Research, 2) Methods to Improve Study Design, 3) Methods to Support Data Research Networks and 4) Methods Related to Ethical and Human Subjects Protections Issues in PCOR/CER.” 

Amount: $750,000 in direct costs over three years


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address and Reduce Health Care Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: June 5, 2022 or October 5, 2022

Purpose: “This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to support research that examines the impact of leveraging health information technology (health IT) to reduce disparities in access to and utilization of health care services, patient-clinician communication, and health outcomes for populations that experience health disparities in the U.S.” 

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.


Funding Agency: Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Title: Air Force Fiscal Year 2023 Young Investigator Program (YIP)

Application Deadline: June 6, 2022

Purpose: “The Fiscal Year 2023 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) intends support for scientists and engineers who have either received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees post 01 April 2015. These scientists and engineers have shown exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The program objective is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigator to recognize the Air Force and Space Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering.” Proposals must match research areas of interest posted by the Air Force in the recent Broad Agency Announcement. 

Amount: Most YIP awards are funded up to $150,000 per year for three years, for a total of $450,000. Exceptional proposals will be considered individually for higher funding levels and/or longer duration.


Funding Agency: Meta Research

Title: 2022 Systems Research Request for Proposals

Application Deadline: June 6, 2022

Purpose: “We strive to build strong collaboration with experts in academia to tackle some of the most challenging problems. While all proposals are welcome, we are especially interested in those addressing fundamental challenges that arise in distributed systems operating at a large scale. Besides the general area of distributed systems, there are three areas that we are particularly interested in partnering with academia to solve: 1) Infrastructure control planes, 2) Service abstractions and efficiency and 3) Global service management. 

Amount: $50,000


Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Title: Digital Projects for the Public

Application Deadline: June 8, 2022 (optional draft due May 5, 2022)

Purpose: “The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments.”

Amount: $30,000 Discovery Grants; $100,000 Prototyping Grants; $400,000 Production Grants


Funding Agency: Foundation for Child Development

Title: Young Scholars Program

Application Deadline: Mandatory Letter of Intent due June 9, 2022; Full application (if invited) to be due October 13, 2022

Purpose: “The Young Scholars Program (YSP) supports scholarship for early-career researchers. The program funds implementation research that is policy- and practice-relevant and that examines the preparation, competency, compensation, well-being, and ongoing professional learning of the early care and education (ECE) workforce.”

Amount: $180,000 for secondary data analysis focus; $225,000 for primary data collection focus


Funding Agency: Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) – Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

Title: Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Evaluation and Research Grants

Application Deadline: June 14, 2022

Purpose: “This notice solicits applications for projects that will conduct evaluations or research that would make significant contributions to the mission of the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) and to the teen pregnancy prevention, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and family planning fields.  OPA will consider evaluation and research projects that explore new questions in teen pregnancy prevention, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and family planning more broadly that improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of these programs for adolescents or young adults, and/or reduce existing disparities. These grants are for projects that can be conducted within one to two years, such as secondary data analyses using existing program and evaluation data or administrative data.”

Amount: $100,000-$400,000


Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Title: Community Health Worker Training Program

Application Deadline: June 14, 2022

Purpose: “The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Community Health Worker and Health Support Worker Training Program (CHWTP). The purpose of this program is to expand the public health workforce through the training of new Community Health Workers (CHWs) and health support workers and to extend the knowledge and skills of current CHWs and other health support workers. Through this program, HRSA plans to train 13,000 new and current CHWs and other health support workers to support essential public health services and to focus on experiential training and employment through registered apprenticeships and job placements. The CHWTP aims to increase access to care, improve public health emergency response, and address the public health needs of underserved communities.” Note, a webinar about this opportunity will be held on May 11, 2022.

Amount: Up to $3,000,000 over three years


Funding Agency: International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC) Americas Foundation

Title: Patrick DeLuca Emerging Researcher Award

Application Deadline: June 15, 2022

Purpose: “The IPEC Emerging Researcher Award will be presented each year to a beginning career scientist post Ph.D. i.e., postdoctoral fellows, research assistant professors and early-stage assistant professors (1 - 2 years following initial appointment as research assistant or assistant professor). Applicants are encouraged from any part of the globe. The award criteria include demonstrated interest in and dedication to the area of excipients in terms of published manuscripts and a research proposal in the area of excipient scientific / technological research. IPEC Foundation is the charitable arm of the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council of the Americas and is a 501(c)3 organization. The drugs of tomorrow cannot be developed with yesterday’s excipients and processes. Energize research in excipients through the IPEC Foundation. By supporting research, education, and safety through programs and scholarships, our partners and donors can shape the future of excipients.”

Amount: $15,000


Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Title: AHRQ/PCORI Learning Health System Small Grant Pilot Program (R03)

Application Deadline: June 16, 2022 or October 16, 2022

Purpose: “The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in partnership with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), invites applications for funding to support innovative patient-centered outcomes research small pilot projects in Learning Health Systems (LHS) that evaluate the outcomes of embedded research and evaluate the processes by which embedded research can enhance impact, stakeholder engagement, and other health system-identified outcomes of interest.”

Amount: $100,000


Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)

Title: AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)

Application Deadline: June 16, 2022 or October 16, 2022

Purpose: “This FOA encourages Small Research Grant (R03) applications and expresses AHRQ priority areas of interest for ongoing small research projects. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of health services research projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.”

Amount: $100,000


Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Title: Reducing Racial and Ethnic Healthcare Disparities in Chronic Conditions by Dissemination and Implementation of Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Evidence (R18)

Application Deadline: June 17, 2022

Purpose: “The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks applications to disseminate and implement patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings into innovative, evidence-based interventions to reduce healthcare disparities in chronic health conditions. Applications to this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) are required to disseminate and implement PCOR findings across healthcare settings to address disparities in health outcomes and quality for racial and ethnic minority populations and AHRQ priority populations. Interventions must be focused on improving dissemination and implementation of evidence-based strategies, with the specific goal of reducing health and healthcare disparities. Though not limited to the following, areas where evidence-based interventions have demonstrated disparities reduction include:  1. Improving Control and Management of Chronic Conditions including Cardiovascular Disease (CVD); 2. Promoting Improved Cancer and Chronic Condition Screening; and 3. Improving Prenatal Care, Maternal Health, and Infant Mortality.”

Amount: $500,000 per year over three years


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Spectrum Innovation Initiative: National Radio Dynamic Zones (SII:NRDZ)

Application Deadline: June 21, 2022

Purpose: “The goal of this Spectrum Innovation Initiative: National Radio Dynamic Zones (SII-NRDZ) program is to advance the use of dynamic spectrum sharing. The unifying concept investigated in SII-NRDZ is the radio dynamic zone: an area or volume with automatic spectrum management mechanisms that control electromagnetic energy entering, escaping, or occupying the zone. SII-NRDZ seeks to perform extended (6- to 12-month) field trials of various types of radio dynamic zone spectrum sharing at sites where the field trials will enhance spectrum access for facilities or applications.”

Amount: $500,000-$2,000,000 over three years


Funding Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Title: Research in Transforming Health and Healthcare Systems

Application Deadline: June 24, 2022

Purpose: “The purpose of the 2022 RTHS call for proposals is to support policy-relevant, community-engaged research that helps improve the affordability of care for communities most impacted by structural racism, inequities, and discrimination. We seek proposals for research and policy analysis projects that examine the design, implementation, and/or impact of local, state, and/or national policies related to the affordability of high-quality, equitable care. Studies may include people’s ability to: afford health insurance; pay for healthcare services (even with insurance); pay for transportation; childcare; and other services that in turn affect access to medical care. The projects’ goals are to generate timely and useful information for use by policymakers and other decision-makers.” Note – a webinar about this opportunity will be held May 3, 2022.

Amount: $50,000-$350,000


*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two Track 1 proposals and one Track 2 proposal, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by June 30, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by August 15, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by January 19, 2023.

Purpose: “The Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education and not-for-profit scientific/engineering research organizations. An MRI award supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. MRI provides support to acquire critical research instrumentation without which advances in fundamental science and engineering research may not otherwise occur. MRI also provides support to develop next-generation research instruments that open new opportunities to advance the frontiers in science and engineering research. Additionally, an MRI award is expected to enhance research training of students who will become the next generation of instrument users, designers and builders.”

Amount: Track 1: Greater than $100,000 and less than $1,000,000; Track 2: $1,000,000-$4,000,000


Funding Agency: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Title: AAAS Mentor Awards

Application Deadline: Nominations due by June 30, 2022

Purpose: “The two categories of the AAAS Mentor Awards (Lifetime Mentor Award and Mentor Award) both honor individuals who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. These groups include women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities.  Both awards recognize an individual who has mentored and guided significant numbers of students from underrepresented groups to the completion of doctoral studies or who has impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students pursuing and completing doctoral studies. It is important to indicate in the nomination materials how the nominee’s work resulted in departmental and/or institutional change in terms of the granting of PhDs to underrepresented students. This can be documented not only with quantitative data but may also be demonstrated through the student and colleague letters of support.” 

Amount: $5,000


Funding Agency: National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation

Title: Research Grants

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due July 1, 2022

Purpose: “NIHCM Foundation wishes to support innovative investigator-initiated health services research that will advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. Studies must have strong potential to yield insights that can be used to have a positive impact on the U.S. health care system by improving efficiency, quality, access to care or equity. Studies involving direct patient care or clinical, bench-science research are not relevant for this solicitation.” 

Amount: Varies, see website for previous awards


Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Title: Grants for Arts Projects: Visual Arts

Application Deadline: July 7, 2022

Purpose: “The NEA is committed to supporting visual arts activity—painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, drawing, craft, and public art—that demonstrates exceptional aesthetic investigation and meaningful community engagement. Specifically, the NEA is interested in supporting contemporary artists and the projects they undertake, such as exhibitions, residencies, publications, commissions, public art works, conservation, documentation, services to the field, and public programs. The NEA is committed to encouraging individual artistic development, experimentation, and dialogue between artists and the public.” 

Amount: Matching Grants of $10,000 - $100,000


Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Title: Grants for Arts Projects: Museums

Application Deadline: July 7, 2022

Purpose: “The NEA is committed to supporting museum activity that demonstrates exceptional aesthetic investigation and meaningful community engagement. Specifically, the NEA assists museums through the support of exhibitions, care of collections, conservation, commissions, public art works, community engagement, education activities, and other museum work. Museum projects funded by the NEA demonstrate artistic excellence and artistic merit in and across a variety of mediums, movements, eras, and cultures.” 

Amount: Matching Grants of $10,000 - $100,000


***LIMITED*** Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title: Summer Stipends

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two nominations, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by July 15, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by August 12, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by September 21, 2022. 

Purpose: “The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Stipends program aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication. The program works to accomplish this goal by 1) Providing small awards to individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both, and 2) Supporting projects at any stage of development, but especially early-stage research and late-stage writing in which small awards are most effective.” 

Amount: $6,000


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)

Application Deadline: August 12, 2022

Purpose: “ITEST is an applied research and development program with goals to advance the equitable and inclusive integration of technology in the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) from pre-kindergarten through high school. The program’s objective is to support all students’ acquisition of the foundational preparation in STEM disciplines. Preparation for the current and future workforce is increasingly dependent upon the application and use of technology and computing.”

Amount: Depending on type of proposal: $100,000-$5,000,000


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Title: Enhancing Social Connectedness and Ameliorating Loneliness to Prevent and Treat SUD and Support Recovery (R21-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: August 15, 2022

Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages exploratory and developmental research to better understand the role of social connectedness and/or loneliness in prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs). Research may use a variety of approaches, including leveraging existing data sources, survey research, social network analysis, new methods development, feasibility research, etc. Outcomes of interest include any of the following: substance use initiation, escalation, SUD diagnosis, connection to treatment, and engagement or retention in treatment or recovery.”

Amount: Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over the 2-year project period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year.


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program (HEGS)

Application Deadline: August 16, 2022

Purpose: “The objective of the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program is to support basic scientific research about the nature, causes and/or consequences of the spatial distribution of human activity and/or environmental processes across a range of scales. Contemporary geographical research is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field's contributions to science, the HEGS Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated, generalizable research in all sub-fields of geographical and spatial sciences.”

Amount: Varies based on type of funding request


Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Title: Institutional Challenge Grant

Application Deadline: September 14, 2022

Purpose: “The Institutional Challenge Grant encourages university-based research institutes, schools, and centers to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.”

Amount: $650,000


Funding Agency: Department of the Navy: Office of Naval Research

Title: Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology

Application Deadline: September 30, 2022

Purpose: “This BAA utilizes competitive procedures in accordance with 10 USC 2302(2)(B) for the selection for award of science and technology (S&T) proposals. For purposes of this BAA, S&T includes activities involving basic research, applied research, advanced technology development, and, under certain conditions, may include activities involving advanced component development and prototypes. This Announcement is not for the acquisition of technical, engineering, and other types of support services.”

Amount: Varies based on topic, $500,000 award floor


Funding Agency: Department of the Navy: Office of Naval Research

Title: FY22 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023; white papers frequently desired.

Purpose: “ONR seeks a broad range of applications for augmenting existing and/or developing innovative solutions that directly maintain and/or cultivate a diverse, world-class Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce to maintain the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ technological superiority. The goal of proposed efforts must provide solutions that establish, build, and/or maintain STEM educational pathways and workforce opportunities for diverse U.S. citizens directly relevant to ONR science and technology areas.”

Amount: The funded amount and period of performance of each proposal selected for award may vary depending on the technology area and the technical approach to be pursued by the offeror selected


Funding Agency: DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory

Title: Nonlinear Optical Cavities for Quantum Networks Fellowship

Application Deadline: None provided

Purpose: “A postdoctoral fellowship is open for an experimental physicist within the Computational and Information Science Directorate (Network Science Division) of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. Suitable candidates should have a PhD in physics or engineering with a background in quantum optics, integrated photonics, nonlinear optics, or optical cavities.  The fellow will lead a research project focused on the design, characterization, and experimental demonstration of nonlinear optical cavities suitable for controlling and manipulating light in quantum networks. Programming experience in MATLAB or a similar language is mandatory. Prior experience with optical pulse shaping, photonic integrated circuits, photonic crystal cavities, or sources/detectors for quantum light will be considered favorably. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with MIT and offers plentiful opportunities for collaboration with other leading universities and government agencies. The primary research location will be the Adelphi Laboratory Center in Adelphi, MD. The fellowship can be renewed yearly up to a total duration of 3 years.”

Amount: Fellowship


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI)

Application Deadline: Ongoing; Full Proposals Accepted Anytime

Purpose: “The Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI) program supports fundamental research in geotechnical, structural, materials, architectural, and coastal engineering. The ECI program promotes research that can shape the future of the nation’s physical civil infrastructure and that can contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation, and hazards and disaster resilience. Types of civil infrastructure that the ECI program considers include, but are not limited to, buildings, residential construction, earth and earth retaining structures, and components of flood protection systems; water, waste disposal, and wastewater systems; energy infrastructure (excluding nuclear); and transportation systems (excluding pavements). Both disciplinary and convergent research that can address the challenges of physical civil infrastructure to be resilient and sustainable over its service lifetime are of particular interest. Broader impacts of ECI research include fostering community welfare for an equitable and prosperous nation and promoting environmentally friendly, circular economy policies.”

Amount: Standard NSF Grant


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Commerce

Title: FY 2021-2023 Economic Development: Research and National Technical Assistance (RTNA) Notice of Funding Opportunity

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Purpose: “Through the R&E (Research and Evaluation) program, EDA supports the development of tools, recommendations, and resources that shape Federal economic development policies and inform economic development decision-making. R&E program investments provide critical, cutting-edge research and best practices to regional, state, and local practitioners in the economic development field, thereby enhancing understanding and implementation of economic development concepts throughout the country. EDA also regularly evaluates the impacts and outcomes of its various programs as a means of identifying policy and program modifications that will increase the Agency’s efficiency and effectiveness.”

Amount: In recent years, the average size of R&E and NTA investments has been approximately $350,000, and investments generally range from $200,000 to $500,000. Historically, EDA has funded approximately five R&E projects and three NTA projects per year. EDA anticipates making similar awards in FY 2021-2023, subject to availability of funds. Note, Cost Match is required.


Funding Agency: Simons Foundation

Title: Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS)

Application Deadline: Ongoing; Letters of Intent accepted on a rolling basis

Purpose: “The program is intended to support high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics and computer science projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis.”

Amount: The Targeted Grant in MPS program provides funding for up to five years. The funding level and duration is flexible and should be appropriate based on the type of support requested in the proposal. There is no recommended or assumed funding level for this program.


Funding Agency: Wallace Global Fund

Title: Grants

Application Deadline: Ongoing; Letters of Inquiry accepted anytime

Purpose: “The mission of the Wallace Global Fund is to support people-powered movements to advance democracy and rights and to fight for a healthy planet.”

Amount: Varies – see website for previously funded projects


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-15, 2022

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2022

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – Sept & Oct - varies based on discipline

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering – Sept 1-30, 2022

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 16, 2022

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

Energy, Power, Control, and Networks – proposals accepted anytime

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Linguistics – Jan 15 and Jul 15 annually

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 5, 2022

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – Aug 25, 2022

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Nov & Dec – varies by topic

Science of Learning & Augmented Intelligence – Jul 13, 2022

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – Sept 30, 2022

Security and Preparedness – Jan 15 and Aug 15 annually

Smart & Connected Communities – proposals accepted anytime

Social Psychology – Jan 15 and Jul 15 annually

Sociology – Jan 15 and Aug 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

Application Deadline: Varies by topic – click each topic to learn more about these special program opportunities.

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) – accepted anytime

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs – Varies by size of application (Small, Medium, Large)

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) – accepted anytime

Computer Science for All (CS for All) – Feb 8, 2023

Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP) – Oct 31, 2022 for CMI, CLP, ECS and MSN; Sept 30, 2022 for CAT, CSDM-A, CSDM-B, CTMC, SYN

Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Program – accepted anytime

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects – Nov 21 and 23, 2022

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program – accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program (HEGS) – Aug 16, 2022

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) – Preliminary Proposals due Sep 14, 2022

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program – May 10, 2022

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jul 13, 2022

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 30, 2022

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) – Aug 24, 2022

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science – Oct 12, 2022

Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science – Nov 10, 2022



Introduction to the WSU Office of Research Workshops

Topics include WSU Office of Research resources and contact, WSU policies and procedures related to research, finding funding, project budgeting and grant-writing tips.  Previously recorded workshops can also be found on the Office of Research website.

See the list of upcoming workshops and sign up to attend



National Science Foundation (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) and the National Science Board (NSB) Webinar: Resources for State-Level Science and Engineering Decision-Making: April 21 2022

“Join panelists from the National Science Board (NSB) and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) for a discussion on the importance of state-level data for researchers, program managers and decision-makers. The event will be held online on April 21 from 2 -3 p.m. Eastern time. Registration is required to attend. We will explore the powerful tools available for researching U.S. state trends and indicators in science and engineering education, workforce, research and development, patents and publications, and knowledge-intensive industries. State legislators, colleges and universities, and local governing bodies are invited to learn how to best utilize these and other data resources to inform local decision-making around science and engineering.” 

Register for NSB – NSF Webinar



National Science Foundation (NSF) Rules of Life to Address Societal Challenges Virtual Series: Levering AI and Data for Predicting Mechanisms: April 26, 2022

“In 2016, NSF unveiled a set of "Big Ideas," 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identified unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research. One of those, Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype, is based on developing a predictive understanding of how key properties of living systems emerge from interactions of factors such as genomes, phenotypes, and dynamic environments.  As NSF considers ways to promote use-inspired research that reaches beyond curiosity-driven science, we seek multidisciplinary, community feedback on how researchers can use the emerging Rules of Life to address societal challenges by combining approaches from among all the scientific disciplines, including engineering; mathematics; physical sciences; computer science; geosciences; social, behavioral, and economic sciences; as well as the breadth of biological sciences.  To this end, we announce a series of free Virtual Events centered on Using the Rules of Life to Address Societal Challenges. The goal is to bring together researchers with diverse perspectives -- including those from all scientific disciplines, with various levels of experience (from senior scientists to postdocs), from different types of institutions or organizations, and from historically underrepresented groups in STEM -- to share ideas about how Rules of Life approaches and data might be harnessed by multidisciplinary teams to tackle pressing societal challenges.” 

Save the Date for NSF Rules of Life Virtual Events



Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation: Spring Knowledge Challenge Showcase:  April 28, 2022

“Join us for our Spring Knowledge Challenge Showcase, which will feature short presentations by Kauffman Knowledge Challenge grantees. Their work focuses on activities that improve our understanding of entrepreneurship and generate practical, actionable, and rigorous evidence to inform decision making and create systems change. The event is open to the public, and we encourage entrepreneurs, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneur support organizations, and community members to join and learn about how this research can inform your work.” 

Kauffman Foundation Webinar Registration



Hanover Research Grants Workshops: April 28, May 26, June 30, 2022

Hanover Research is offering a series of webinars on a variety of topics “designed to help grant-seekers to develop their skills and plan for upcoming competitions.” The webinar on April 28, 2022 is titled “Fact or Fiction: NSF CAREER” and the webinar on May 26, 2022 is titled “Transitioning from Single- to Multi-Investigator Grants.” 

Register for Hanover Workshop on NSF CAREER on April 28th



New Schools Venture Fund Summit 2022: May 4-5, 2022

“Since 1999, NewSchools Summit has been one of the most anticipated annual gatherings for leaders across the education sector.  We feature speakers who reflect a diverse set of voices and bring unique perspectives in the field.  Summit attendees engage in thought-provoking conversations and leave with actionable ideas.  This year will be no different.  We look forward to seeing you.”

Register for NewSchools Virtual Summit



National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Workshops

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. Multiple Workshops will be held during the month of May. 

NSF CAREER Foundation-Wide Program Briefings: May 10, 2022 and May 16, 2022

NSF Education & Human Resources focused CAREER Workshop: May 10, 2022

NSF Engineering CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop May 11-13, 2022

NSF CAREER Proposal Submission Logistics Webinar: May 26, 2022



WSU Information Security: Privacy & Security Training: May 10, 2022; 4:00-5:00pm in RSC Room 203 (Lancelot)

Gina Riggs and Mark Rodee offer WSU Privacy and Security Training monthly on the second Tuesday of every month.  Learn how to prevent, detect and respond to information security and privacy concerns.

Email with questions. 



BUILD Health Challenge Fourth Cohort Program Webinar: May 17, 2022

The BUILD Health Challenge (BUILD) invites communities with innovative ideas to address health disparities to apply for a new fourth cohort starting May 3, 2022. As a BUILD community, your team will be part of a special network helping to create a new norm in the U.S.—one that advances health equity and racial justice by centering multi-sector and community-driven partnerships.  Want to learn more about BUILD, or start thinking about application ideas in the meantime? Be sure to join us on May 17, 2022, from 1:00-2:30 pm ET for an informational webinar. (Registration will open on May 3, 2022. For those who cannot participate, the recording will also be posted for reference.)

Read more about the BUILD Health Challenge



National Science Foundation (NSF) IIS Office Hours: Getting the Most Out of Your Panel Experience, and Writing Your Best Reviews: May 19, 2022

The IIS Office Hours are for researchers interested in learning about programs and policies in the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate (CISE) at NSF. Office Hours are designed to give current and potential investigators a window into IIS. Each session will feature a topic of interest to a diverse group of researchers. Attendance at office hours is voluntary and designed to help investigators gain information that can help them strengthen their proposals. Short summaries will be posted after each session. Sessions will be closed-captioned.  Speakers at this event will be Dan Cosley and Andruid Kerne, Human-Centered Computing.

NSF Event: Getting the Most Out of Your Panel Experience, and Writing Your Best Reviews



San Diego Supercomputer Center Webinar: Introduction to Neural Networks and Deep Learning on Expanse: May 19, 2022

Deep learning neural networks have become a prominent tool in science and machine learning. This webinar will provide a short overview of the main concepts of neural networks and feature discovery. We will also demonstrate the basic convolution neural network for digit recognition using tensorflow and try to get an intuition about how the network performs and what defines deep learning in practice. We will also review some useful notes on running deep networks on Expanse, such as using tensorboard, notebooks, and batch jobs.

Register for SDSC Webinar



Princeton GPU Hackathon 2022: Virtual Event June 1 and June 6-8, 2022

GPU Hackathons provide exciting opportunities for scientists to accelerate their AI research or HPC codes under the guidance of expert mentors from National Labs, Universities and Industry leaders in a collaborative environment.  The Princeton GPU Hackathon is a multi-day event designed to help teams accelerate their own codes on GPUs using a programming model, or machine learning framework of their choice. All fields are welcomed, from astrophysics to machine learning to genomics. Although Princeton and Princeton-area teams will be given priority, a Princeton affiliation is not required.

Princeton GPU Hackathon 2022



National Science Foundation (NSF) Virtual Grants Conference: June 6-10, 2022

The conference is designed to give new faculty, researchers, and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF program officers will provide up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and answer attendee questions.

Save the Date – NSF Virtual Grants Conference Opens in May



University of Oklahoma Supercomputing Center for Education and Research (OU OSCER): Virtual Residency Workshop 2022: June 27-July 1, 2022

The workshop will be available onsite in person and remote via zoom videoconferencing.  Attend to learn how to use advanced computing, help others to use research community and/or to meet a community of fellow research computing facilitators. 

OU OSCER website and Registration link for 2022 Virtual Residency Workshop



Ongoing: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Emergency Response Research Webinar Series

EPA's Office of Research and Development hosts this webinar series to share current research activities and results. This webinar series covers the latest information on research supporting EPA's response to chemical, biological, and radiological incidents, as well as natural disasters. This forum allows EPA to communicate directly with partners and stakeholders to foster collaboration and dissemination of information.

View upcoming and previously recorded EPA Emergency Response Research webinars



Ongoing: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal & Child Health (MCH) Engaging Research Innovations and Challenges (EnRICH) Webinar Series

The EnRICH webinar series provides a national forum for researchers and practitioners to disseminate innovative solutions to contemporary challenges in applied and translational maternal and child health research and practice. Each event features one or more speakers who are experts in the field. Previous webinars have included topics such as “How to Develop a Successful Research Career.”

View upcoming and previously recorded EnRICH webinars



XSEDE Courses

Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is a virtual collaboration funded by the National Science Foundation that facilitates free, customized access to advanced digital resources, consulting, training, and mentorship. XSEDE helps the nation's most creative minds discover breakthroughs and solutions for some of the world's greatest scientific challenges. Upcoming events include “Parallel Computing Concepts” on January 20, 2022. 

Check for upcoming courses on the XSEDE Course Calendar