Grant Opportunities

The following lists grant opportunities relevant to interdisciplinary work on environment, energy, sustainability and health, and are ordered by deadline. Note that many opportunities with rolling or various deadlines are at the bottom of the page. 
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Latest opportunities

BAHI Environmental Challenges Seed Grants
Deadline: 5/15/2017

The Environmental Challenges Working Group of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative invites proposals for seed grants of up to $15,000 to support teams of Johns Hopkins researchers to begin or expand interdisciplinary research and practice projects related to designing healthy communities.

Resilient Infrastructure in the Water Sector Workshop and Research Needs Assessment
Deadline: 4/26/2017

The Water Research Foundation seeks proposals for workshop development support to define resilient infrastructure and identify research priorities, existing resources, ongoing efforts, best practices, and potential partners addressing infrastructure resilience in the water sector.

J.M.K. Innovation Prize
Deadline: 4/28/2017

The J.M. Kaplan Foundation awards nonprofits and mission-driven for-profits tackling our country’s most pressing needs through social innovation. One of the three funding categories is the environment, with a focus on reducing the pace and impacts of climate change.

Renewable Transformation Challenge
Deadline: 4/30/2017

Elsevier and the International Solar Energy Society invite applications for ongoing projects, product ideas, innovative technology, policy initiatives, programs, research, analyses, or complete solutions for a world powered by renewable energy and accessible energy for all.

SESYNC Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Team-Based Research Projects
Deadline: 5/15/2017

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) requests proposals for collaborative and interdisciplinary team-based research (Pursuits) that synthesize existing data, methods, theories, and tools to address a pressing socio-environmental problem.

SESYNC Workshops in Socio-Environmental Science/Problems
Deadline: 5/15/2017

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is accepting proposals for workshops with up to approximately 25 participants that focus on a broad topic or a set of topics related to socio-environmental science and/or socio-environmental problems.

JHU Engaged Scholar Faculty and Community Fellows Program
Deadline: 5/31/2017

The Center for Social Concern invites JHU faculty and instructors interested in community-based learning to apply for its Engaged Scholar Faculty and Community Fellows Program.

Building Capacity for Science Communication
Deadline: 6/1/2017

The National Academy of Sciences is accepting proposals to support the formation and development of collaborative science communication researcher-practitioner partnerships.

Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence
Deadline: 6/5/2017

NIH invites applications to support multilevel, transdisciplinary population health interventions that target underlying social, economic, and environmental conditions in an effort to improve health outcomes at the individual level and clinical/community level.

Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants
Deadline: 6/5/2017

NIH encourages community-engagement projects designed to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to a community and to implement an environmental public health action plan based on research findings.

Science to Solutions in Food, Energy and Water Security
Deadline: 6/7/2017

The Science for Nature and People Partnership invites proposals for working groups with experts from any discipline to synthesize data relevant to their work, with a focus on how protecting nature helps secure food, energy and water – and enhance the quality of life – for 10 billion people.

JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics
Deadline: 6/19/2017

The JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics Round 2 Request for Proposals aims to stimulate innovative work in practical ethics by Hopkins faculty members. The proposals may include original research, novel educational experiences, or other innovative projects that take on ethical issues.

Young Earth Solutions Research Grant Competition in Sustainable Food Systems
Deadline: 6/28/2017

The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition's 2017 Young Earth Solutions Research Grant Competition seeks groundbreaking research ideas that have a high impact potential for the sustainability of food systems

Water Data Challenge
Deadline: 7/1/2017

The World Bank and the Government of Australia invites proposals from innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers for new data, approaches and technologies to organize, disclose and distribute water data to farmers. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives Program
Deadline: 7/17/2017

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is accepting submissions for basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education (universities) that is of potential interest to the DoD, including solutions for environment and energy applications.

Science, Technology, and Society
Deadline: 8/3/2017

The National Science Foundation Science, Technology and Society funding opportunity considers proposals for scientific research into the interface between science (including engineering) or technology, and society.

Competition: Management and Operation of the National Center for Atmospheric Research
Deadline: 8/7/2017

NSF seeks proposals for a managing organization to operate and maintain the National Center for Atmospheric Research to continue its work in providing research, facilities and services in support of the atmospheric and broader geosciences communities.

Science of Science and Innovation Policy
Deadline: 9/11/2017

NSF is accepting proposals for projects that develops, improves and expands models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision making process.

Engineering for Natural Hazards
Deadline: 9/15/2017

NSF invites proposals to conduct research on preventing natural hazards from becoming disasters within the constructed civil infrastructure.

Civil Infrastructure Systems
Deadline: 9/15/2017

NSF invites proposals to support fundamental and innovative research necessary for designing, constructing, managing, maintaining, operating and protecting efficient, resilient and sustainable civil infrastructure systems.

Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events
Deadline: 9/15/2017

NSF is accepting proposals for research on the impact of large-scale hazards on civil infrastructure and society as well as preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery.

Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science
Deadline: 9/30/2017

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement to support early-stage applied research to explore innovative new concepts with the potential for transformational and disruptive changes in energy technology.

Environmental Sustainability
Deadline: 10/20/2017

NSF welcomes proposals for research projects focused on sustainable energy systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural systems.

Environmental Engineering
Deadline: 10/20/2017

NSF's Environmental Engineering program encourages transformative research which applies scientific and engineering principles to avoid or minimize solid, liquid, and gaseous discharges, resulting from human activity, into land, inland and coastal waters, and air.

Energy for Sustainability
Deadline: 10/20/2017

NSF's Energy for Sustainability program supports fundamental engineering research that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production of electricity and fuels, and for energy storage.

Wildland Fire Sensors Challenge
Deadline: 11/22/2017

A collaborative partnership of federal agencies seeks submissions for a field-ready prototype system capable of measuring constituents of smoke, including particulates, carbon monoxide, ozone, and carbon dioxide, over the wide range of levels expected during wildland fires.

Rockefeller Brothers Fund: Sustainable Development Program
Deadline: 12/31/2017

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s Sustainable Development program focuses on advancing solutions to climate change, with a significant focus on the United States. Applications for funding are considered throughout the year.

Integrated Interdisciplinary Research and Education
Deadline: 12/31/2017

NSF supports bold interdisciplinary projects in all NSF-supported areas of science, engineering, and education research. Proposals are accepted anytime.

Cultural Anthropology
Deadline: 12/31/2017

NSF is accepting applications for research and other scholarly activities on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability, including socio-cultural drivers of anthropogenic processes (deforestation, desertification, etc.). Deadlines vary.

Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry
Deadline: 12/31/2017

NSF's GOALI program is accepting proposals for research to further scientific and engineering foundations to enable future breakthrough technologies with the potential to address critical industry needs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Hydrologic Sciences
Deadline: 12/31/2017

NSF is accepting proposals for research related to fluxes of water in the environment as well as the mass and energy transport function of the water cycle in the environment. Proposals are accepted anytime.

Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering, and Materials
Deadline: 12/31/2017

NSF accepts proposals that address the interrelated challenges of sustainable supply, engineering, production, and use of chemicals and materials. Deadlines vary depending on the NSF division to which the proposal is submitted.

Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics
Deadline: 12/31/2017

NSF’s Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics program supports innovative research into processes that shape and modify landscapes over a variety of length and time scales, including changes due to human impact. Applications are accepted anytime.

Prediction of and Resilience against Extreme Events
Deadline: 1/4/2018

The NSF Directorate for Geosciences invites proposals for research and conferences that improve our understanding of the fundamental processes underlying natural hazards and extreme events in the geosciences.

Not only will atomic power be released, but someday we will harness the rise and fall of the tides and imprison the rays of the sun.
— Thomas Edison