Current Solicitations

Below is a list of current grant solicitations in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Additionally, some Federal agencies have specific web pages for nanotechnology funding opportunities. You can also find a variety of Government programs on our Funding Opportunities page.

This page is updated weekly, but for a full list of all available Federal grants visit www.grants.gov, as well as Fed Biz Opps.gov. As a note, solicitations are often worded generally and the technological tools to be employed, whether micro-, nano- or macro-scale, are not specified. Looking broadly into areas of interest—for instance, toxin removal or semiconducting materials—is often the best approach.  Dates below are deadline dates.

DOD/US Army ERDC: 2014 Broad Agency Announcement

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for various research and development topic areas.

NSF:Science of Science and Innovation Policy

Research funded by the program thus develops, improves and expands models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision making process.

DoD Agencies: Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative Department of Defense Office of Naval Research (ONRFOA14-012)

The DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), one element of the University Research Initiative (URI), is sponsored by the DoD research offices: the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) (hereafter collectively referred to as "DoD agencies").

DOD: Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (ONRFOA14-012)

The DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), one element of the University Research Initiative (URI), is sponsored by the DoD research offices: the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).

Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

The National Institute of Justice is seeking proposals for innovative doctoral dissertation research in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) that is relevant to providing solutions to better ensure public safety, prevent and control crime, and ensure the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States.

DOD: FY15 PROJECT ON ADVANCED SYSTEMS AND CONCEPTS FOR COUNTERING WMD (PASCC) (NPS-BAA-14-003)

This BAA’s primary objective is to attract outstanding researchers and scholars who will investigate topics of interest to the security studies community. Investigations and research will focus on expanding knowledge related to countering weapons of mass destruction and weapons of mass effect (WMD/WME).

NNCO: EnvisioNano image contest

An image contest hosted by the NNI

NIJ: Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes

Seeking to increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice or result in the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application.

DoD: AFRL Small University Grants [BAA-RV-10-03]

The scope of the research shall include the entire spectrum of space that is applicable to the Air Force including all tangentially space-related research.