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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
Antarctic Research Not Requiring U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Field Support1,2,4NSFAny time

Current Funding Opportunities

TitleCRSI ThemesFunding AgencyDeadline
Division of Environmental Biology (core programs) (DEB) 1,2,4NSFAnytime
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
New Project Call: Climate Change1,3BioMADEWebinar Jan. 24, 2023
Feb. 1, 2023 (concepts-optional)
March 1, 2023 Full proposal
National Competitive Harmful Algal Bloom Programs1,2,5NOAAJan. 31, 2023
Climate Program Office (CPO) Adaptation Sciences: Island Resilience1,2,5NOAAJan. 31, 2023
Atmospheric System Research2,3DOEPre-application Dec. 8, 2022
Final Feb. 2023
Biology Integration Institutes (BII)1,2,4NSFFeb. 21, 2023
Feb. 18, 2025
Environmental System Science1DOEPrelim Dec. 1, 2022 5:00 pm
Final Feb. 23, 2023
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
Experiential Learning for Emerging and Novel Technologies (ExLENT)3,6NSFMarch 2, 2023
Early Career Research Program1,2,3,4DOEPre-app Jan.5, 2023
full app March 23, 2023
Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 (Mid-scale RI-1)3NSFPrelim Jan. 5, 2023
Final May 5, 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, 2023