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Funding Opportunities

There are many funding opportunities related to coastal resilience and sustainability. These tables provide examples of recurring and current funding opportunities offered through NC State and other sponsors.

Additional funding opportunities can be found on the NC State Research Development Office funding page. The KIETS Climate Leaders Program provides information on climate change scholarships, fellowships and grant opportunities.

Recurring Funding Opportunities

TitleCRSI ThemesFunding AgencyApproximate Deadline
Cisco Foundation - solutions to climate change1,2,3,4,5,6Cisco$100 million through 2030
Coastlines and People Hubs for Research and Broadening Participation (CoPe)1,2,3,4,5,6NSFNovember - December
National Estuary Program (NEP) Watersheds Grant Program1,2,3,4,5,6EPAMay
Convergence Acceleratorvaries each yearNSFSpring
Cumulative Health Impacts at the Intersection of Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and Vulnerable Populations/Lifestages: Community-Based Research for Solutions Request for Applications (RFA)5, maybe 2EPASeptember-November
Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (DISES)4NSFNovember
Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (ECO-CBET)1,2,3,4NSFSeptember
Growing Convergence Research (GCR)1,2,3,4,5,6NSFFirst Monday in February
FY 2021 – 2023 - Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Announcement Type1,2,3,4,5,6NFA, NOAA, DOCRolling through September 2023
NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO) Regional Integrated Science and Assessment (RISA)variesNOAA - Climate Program OfficeLetter of Intent October, final January
Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)3NSFJanuary and July
Environmental Literacy Program5,6NOAAPre-app November
Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships1,2,3,4,5,6NSFPreliminary Proposal February

Current Funding Opportunities

TitleCRSI ThemesFunding AgencyDeadline
Environmental Sustainability3,4NSFFull Proposal Accepted Any Time
Dear Colleague Letter: Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS): Innovative Solutions to Climate Change1,2,3,4,5,6NSFDates align with program applying for
FY 2021 – 2023 - Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Announcement Type1,2,3,4,5,6NFA, NOAA, DOCRolling through Sept. 30, 2023
Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers (ERC) Convergent Research and Innovation through Inclusive Partnerships and Workforce Development3,5NSFLetter of Intent Sept. 2, 2022
Prelim Proposal Oct. 3, 2022
Full Proposal May 8, 2022
Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project Grant Funding2NC Clean Energy Technology CenterSept. 9, 2022
Ideas Lab: Engineering Technologies to Advance Underwater Sciences (ETAUS)1,3,4NSFPrelim Proposal Sept. 19, 2022
Idea Workshop Nov. 8-10, 2022
Full Proposal March 1, 2023
Marine Debris Challenge Competition2,3NOAALetter of intent to NC Sea Grant Aug. 8, 2022
Full proposal to NC Sea Grant by Sept. 20, 2022
Ocean Exchange Collegiate Awards1,2,3,4Ocean ExchangeSept. 26, 2022 7:59 pm EST
Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund1,2,4,5,6WeyerhaeuserSept. 30, 2022
Moore Inventor Fellows Program1,2,3,4Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationNOI Oct. 6, 2022
Research and Innovation Seed Funding (RISF)1,2,3,4,5,6NC State UniversityOct. 13, 2022
Sustainable Packaging Materials for Healthcare Products1BayerOct. 13, 2022
Centers for Oceans and Human Health 4: Impacts of Climate Change on Oceans and Great Lakes (COHH4) (P01 Clinal Trial Optional)2 and public health threatsNIEHS, NSFPublished Aug. 19, 2022
estimated application due date Nov. 1, 2022
UNC System Research Opportunities Initiative1,2,3,4,5UNC SystemPre-proposal template Nov. 3, 2022 5:00 pm
Organismal Response to Climate Change (ORCC)1,4NSFNov. 15, 2022