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: Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (BAA-AFOSR-2014-0001)

AFOSR plans, coordinates, and executes the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) basic research program in response to technical guidance from AFRL and requirements of the Air Force; fosters, supports, and conducts research within Air Force, university, and industry laboratories; and ensures transition of research results to support U.S. Air Force needs.

DoD: FY 11-16 Basic Research for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction [HDTRA1-11-16-BRCWMD-BAA]

This BAA is focused on soliciting basic research projects that support the DTRA mission to safeguard America and its allies from WMD.

DoD: Army Research Office BAA for Basic and Applied Scientific Research [W911NF-12-R-0012]

The purpose of this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is to solicit research proposals in the engineering, physical, life, and information sciences for submission to the Army Research Office (ARO) for consideration for possible funding.

DoD: Army Research Laboratory BAA for Basic and Applied Scientific Research [W911NF-12-R-0011]

Research proposals are sought for a wide variety of scientific areas of basic research.

DOD: Army Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research (W911NF-12-R-0011)

This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), which sets forth research areas of interest to the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Directorates and Army Research Office (ARO).

NIH: Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (PAR-14-285)

IRCN awards are designed to enable multi-disciplinary research and transformative discoveries in cancer biology and/or oncology through the use of nanotechnology.

DOD: Research Interests of the US Air Force Academy (USAFA-BAA-2009-1)

Our research is done by, for and with cadets who work alongside fellow cadets and faculty mentors.

DoD: Air Force Research Lab Broad Agency Announcement [BAA-RQKM-2013-0005]

The objective of the AFRL Research Collaboration program is to enable collaborative research partnerships between AFRL and Academia and Industry in areas including but not limited to Materials and Manufacturing and Aerospace Sensors

NIH: Bioengineering Nanotechnology Initiative [PA-10-149]

The purpose of this trans-NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications that employ nanotechnology to enable the development of diagnostics and interventions for treating diseases.