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 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.

NIH: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine [PA-11-148]

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to stimulate nanoscience and nanotechnology research approaches that have the potential to make valuable contributions to biology and medicine.

NIH: Cancer Diagnostic and Therapeutic Agents Enabled by Nanotechnology [PAR-10-286]

This Funding Opportunity Announcement, invites Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) cooperative agreement applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to develop new, or to improve existing application(s) of nanotechnology-based therapeutics or/and in vivo diagnostics.

NSF: Metals and Metallic Nanostructures Program (MMN) [PD 09-1771]

The Metals and Metallic Nanostructures (MMN) Program supports fundamental research on the relationship between the structure and properties of metals and alloys. "Structure" is used in the broadest sense, encompassing length scales from the atomic to the macroscopic, including the nano, micro and mesoscales.

DOE: Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program [DE-FOA-0000768]

The Office of Science of the Department of Energy hereby announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of scientific work.

NIH: Development of Appropriate Pediatric Formulations and Pediatric Drug Delivery Systems [PAR-11-301]

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to address different and complementary research needs for the development and acceptability of pediatric drug formulations in different age groups.

NIH: Complex Technologies and Therapeutics Development for Mental Health Research and Practice [PA-11-133]

The goal of the SBIR program at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to support small businesses to develop technologies that can advance the mission of the Institute.

NIH: Development of Multifunctional Drug and Gene Delivery Systems [PAR-10-048]

This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages Research Project Grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose the engineering of novel, multifunctional drug and gene delivery systems that can target therapies to particular cells and intracellular compartments.