Calls for Proposals


Important Dates

THEC Improving Teacher Quality Grants

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  • Total number of projects to be funded: Approximately 20
  • Total amount: up to $75,000 each
  • Duration: twelve months in duration (January 2017 - December 2017).
  • Monday, August 31, 2016, A Notice of Intent to no later than 4:30 PM (CST)
  • Monday, September 26, 2016 at 4:30 PM (CST).
  • Final Proposals

NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE)

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Total amount: up to $300,000

Duration: 3 years

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  November 2, 2016

Exploration and Design Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  January 11, 2017

Development and Implementation Tiers for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation

 NIST Disaster Resilience Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO)

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Amount: $300,000 to $1 million

Duration: 3 years

 September 23, 2016, 11:59 p.m. ET

NSF - CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) Funding Opportunity

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CI Planning (CI-P): Will fund grants of up to $100,000 for durations of up to 1.5 years to prepare for the submission of a CI-NEW or CI-EN proposal

CI New (CI-NEW): Will fund grants of up to $2.5 million for durations of up to 3 years to create new CISE research infrastructure (NSF will provide no more than $250,000 per year for operating the infrastructure)

CI Enhancement (CI-EN): Will fund grants of up to $2.5 million for durations of up to 3 years to enhance existing CISE research infrastructure (NSF will provide no more than $250,000 per year for operating the infrastructure)

CI Sustainability (CI-SUSTAIN): Will fund grants of up to $1 million for durations of up to 3 years to provide, for an existing infrastructure that is of value to the community, resources for (a) continued operation and (b) the implementation of a credible plan for achieving community sustainability at the end of the 3 years of funding (NSF will provide no more than $250,000 per year for operating the infrastructure)



Preliminary Proposal: Second Tuesday in November, Nov. 8, 2016

Full Proposal: Third Wednesday in January, Jan. 18, 2017

NSF Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE)

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It is recommended that all PIs contact a cognizant program officer before submission, especially for proposals with a total budget over $350,000.

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  September 21, 2016

NSF Fluid Dynamics programr

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Amount: $100,000 per year

Duration: one to three years 

Prior to submission, it is recommended that the PI contact the Program Director to avoid the possibility of the proposal being returned without review

Name Email Phone  
Ronald  Joslin (703) 292-7030 


 October 1, 2016 - October 20, 2016

NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity

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Amount: up to a total budget of $1,000,000

Duration: three (3) years.

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required):

     October 14, 2016

Full Proposal Deadline(s):

     November 16, 2016

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) 

The SaTC program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity and privacy, and draw on expertise in one or more of these areas: computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences.

 Oct 19, 2016

 Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs 

Computing and Communication Foundations advances computing and communication theory, algorithms for computer and computational sciences and architecture and the design of computers and software.

 Oct 19, 2016

 Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs 

CNS supports research and education activities that invent new computing and networking technologies and that explore new ways to make use of existing technologies. 

  October 19, 2016

 Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs 

CISE’s Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) program; The Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and The Robust Intelligence (RI) program. 

 October 19, 2016

 Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP) 

The GRFP program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.

  October 24, 2016

 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) 

The AISL program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; and advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments.

  November 8, 2016

 Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Ed and HR (IUSE: EHR) 

The IUSE: EHR program invites proposals that address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures (e.g. organizational changes, new methods for certification or credentialing, course re-conception, cyberlearning, etc.) and new functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise


 November 2, 2016

Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS) 

CCSS supports systems research in hardware, signal processing techniques, and architectures to enable the next generation of cyber-physical systems (CPS) that leverage computation, communication, and algorithms integrated with physical domains.

 November 1, 2016 

 Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) 

The EPMD program seeks to improve the fundamental understanding of devices and components based on the principles of micro- and nano-electronics, optics and photonics, optoelectronics, magnetics, electromechanics, electromagnetics, and related physical phenomena. 

  November 1, 2016

 Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN)

The EPCN program invests in systems and control methods for analysis and design of cyber-physical systems to ensure stability, performance, robustness, and security. 

  November 1, 2016

 Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation (ATI) 

The ATI program provides grants to support the development and construction of state-of-the-art astronomical detectors and instruments for the visible, infrared, submillimeter, and radio regions of the spectrum.

  November 1, 2016.

Smart and Connected Health (SCH) 

The goal of the Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease.


December 08, 2016

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)

Through the CRCNS program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), the French National Research Agency (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR), and the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.

 December 19, 2016

 Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX)

The Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX) program aims to support research addressing the challenges of increasing performance in this modern era of parallel computing. This will require a collaborative effort among researchers in multiple areas, from services and applications down to micro-architecture. SPX encompasses all five NSCI Strategic Objectives, including supporting foundational research toward architecture and software approaches that drive performance improvements in the post-Moore’s Law era; development and deployment of programmable, scalable, and reusable platforms in the national HPC and scientific cyberinfrastructure ecosystem; increased coherence of data analytic computing and modeling and simulation; and capable extreme-scale computing. Coordination with industrial efforts that pursue related goals are encouraged.


 Jan. 10, 2017

Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)

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the NSF MRI grant program allows only three proposal submissions per institution: TWO proposals for research equipment acquisition and ONE proposal for equipment development. 

UTC ORSP is requesting a Letter of Intent that is due on October 5, 2016, and a brief internal proposal package that is due on October 25, 2016.

Deadline: January 11, 2017.

Navy Resoliciting Support for Young Scientists and Engineers

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YIP seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment and for FY17, have begun their first appointment on or after November 4, 2011, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The program's objectives are to attract outstanding faculty members of Institutions of Higher Education (hereafter also called "universities") to the Department of Navy's (DoN's) research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers.

Proposals may request up to $170,000 per year for three years.

Full Proposals: 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), on 04 November 2016 (Friday)

Smart & Autonomous Systems program

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The Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS) program focuses on Intelligent Physical Systems (IPS) that are cognizant, taskable, reflectiveethical, and knowledge-rich. The S&AS program welcomes research on IPS that are aware of their capabilities and limitations, leading to long-term autonomy requiring minimal or no human operator intervention. Example IPS include, but are not limited to, robotic platforms and networked systems that combine computing, sensing, communication, and actuation. Cognizant IPS exhibit high-level awareness beyond primitive actions, in support of persistent and long-term autonomy. Taskable IPS can interpret high-level, possibly vague, instructions, translating them into concrete actions that are dependent on the particular context in which the IPS is operating.  Reflective IPS can learn from their own experiences and those of other entities, such as other IPS or humans, and from instruction or observation; they may exhibit self-aware and self-optimizing capabilities. Ethical IPS should adhere to a system of societal and legal rules, taking those rules into account when making decisions. Knowledge-rich IPS employ a variety of representation and reasoning mechanisms, such as semantic, probabilistic and commonsense reasoning; are cognitively plausible; reason about uncertainty in decision making; and reason about the intentions of other entities in decision making.


Dec. 19, 2016

Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF)

MGI recognizes the importance of materials science and engineering to the well-being and advancement of society and aims to "deploy advanced materials at least twice as fast as possible today, at a fraction of the cost." MGI integrates materials discovery, development, property optimization, and systems design with a shared computational framework. This framework facilitates collaboration and coordination of research activities, analytical tools, experimental results, and critical evaluation in pursuit of the MGI goals.

 January 03, 2017 - January 17, 2017

Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes FY17 (CRISP)

February 08, 2017

IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED)

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) 

December 09, 2016

Full Proposal Deadline(s) 

January 18, 2017

Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security (SpecEES): Enabling Spectrum for All

January 19, 2017

Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science Phase I (TRIPODS) - TRIPODS Phase I

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required)

January 04, 2017 - January 19, 2017

Submission Window Date(s)

March 01, 2017 - March 15, 2017

Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) 


Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) :

     November 30, 2016

Full Proposal Deadline(s):

     February 16, 2017

Dear Colleague Letter: FY 2017 Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) Funding Opportunity on Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Water



Dr. Li Yang, Professor, Assistant Dean,
(423) 425-4392