At the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, we know that applying for grants and fellowships can be one of the most challenging aspects of academia. Learning how to write great applications for research funding and how to search grant funding databases are two of the most invaluable skills that you can acquire during your academic career. Earning an impressive grant award not only provides the short-term benefit of helping you to realize your research goals, but it serves as an important credential and will open doors for your professional development well into your career.

From Hanover Research, please see great upcoming opportunities:



Competition Description

Submission Deadline


Advanced Technological Education

Grants for two-year colleges focused on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy.



R01, R03, R21 new submissions

Standing deadlines for new submissions under several research grant funding mechanisms.

Various October Deadlines


Inclusive Excellence Initiative

Funds for colleges and universities to broaden access to science excellence for all students.



Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Program (R15)

Grants to support meritorious research, expose students to research, and strengthen an institution’s research environment.



Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR)

Supports projects that address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate STEM education. (Exploration and Design projects)



R01, R03, R21 re-submissions

Standing deadlines for re-submissions under several research grant funding mechanisms.

Various November Deadlines


Early Career Research Program

Supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science.



Upward Bound

Provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.

Late 2016


Discovery Research Pre-K-12

Grants to enhance the learning and teaching of STEM by PreK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches.



Upward Bound Math-Science

Funding to help students develop potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession.

Late 2016/

Early 2017


Veterans Upward Bound

Seeks to assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of post-secondary education. 

Early 2017


Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)

Grants to to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training 


Academic Affairs
College of Business Administration
College of Criminal Justice
College of Education
College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Sciences
College of Health Sciences
Private Sources of Funding