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Support for COVID-19 Research
Other Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19 through NIH
Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science
Internal Submission Deadline: July 31, 2020
Full Proposal Deadline: August 20, 2020
Merck KGaA 2020 Research Grants
Internal Submission Deadline: August 30, 2020
COVID-19 Research Grant
Proposals accepted on a rolling basis
OSVPR Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 Research Listing
College of Medicine Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 Research Listing
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COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Research & Grad Ed
Coronavirus Information for the College
University Level Funding Opportunities
NEW!
Internal Competition for Barnes & Nobel Funding
Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

University-wide internal competition open to all units. Barnes & Noble has particular interest in hearing from programs that:
  • are book- or reading-related,
  • have ties to the Commonwealth or Commonwealth campuses,
  • are focused on STEM (particularly women in STEM),
  • and/or have the possibility of engaging the local Barnes & Noble campus bookstore.
Proposals for up to $25,000 for the 2020-2021 academic year will be accepted. Units requesting funds should address the Executive Summary, with the completed application form as the cover sheet to Beth Colledge, director of corporate engagement. Please email the completed applications to Jill Selfe at jxb89@psu.edu.

Beth Colledge will hold an informational zoom session on Monday, July 20, at 2:00pm. Please contact Jill Selfe to register.
 
External Research Funding Opportunities 
If you are planning to submit a proposal for external funding, please complete the Office of Grants and Contracts Notice of Intent at least 3 weeks prior to the sponsor deadline. A proposal preparation and deadline timeline was developed with a team of faculty, the Associate Dean for Research and the OGC. Please prepare your grant in concert with your OGC research administrator and in accordance with the proposal submission timeline so that we may meet PSU standards and sponsor deadlines in a timely manner, and submit a competitive and compliant grant proposal.
   Faculty Research Funding Opportunities
   Graduate Student & Postdoc Funding Opportunities
Regular Funding Opportunities
Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC)
Full Proposal Window: July 15 - August 3, 2020

Research and Education Grants
Preproposal Deadline: July 23, 2020
Invited Full Proposal Deadline: October 20, 2020

Professional Development Grants
Preproposal Deadline: July 23, 2020
Invited Full Proposal Deadline: October 20, 2020

Research for Novel Approaches
Preproposal Deadline: July 23, 2020
Invited Full Proposal Deadline: October 20, 2020
Farm Production and Conservation Business Center Monitoring Soil Health Impacts of CRP
Full Proposal Deadline: July 28, 2020
Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Application Deadline: July 28, 2020
Population Dynamics Centers Research Infrastructure Program FY 2021 (P2C Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: June 30, 2020
Application Deadline: July 30, 2020
CDC – Improving Clinical and Public Health Outcomes through National Partnerships to Prevent and Control Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Disease Threats
Full Proposal Deadline: July 31, 2020
FAS – Strengthening West African Community Phytosanitary Practices 1
Full Proposal Deadline: July 31, 2020
Advancing Genomic Medicine Research (Clinical Trial Optional) (R21)
Letter of Intent Deadline: July 3, 2020
Application Deadline: August 3, 2020
Advancing Genomic Medicine Research (Clinical Trial Optional) (R01)
Letter of Intent Deadline: July 3, 2020
Application Deadline: August 3, 2020
Science and Technology Studies (STS)
Full Proposal Deadline: August 3, 2020
Civic Innovation Challenge – Stage 1
Full Proposal Deadline: August 3, 2020
Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS)
Full Proposal Deadline: August 3, 2020
Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Competition
Full Proposal Deadline: August 4, 2020
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR)
Full Proposal Deadline: August 4, 2020
Coordinating Unit to Support the Kidney, Urology and Hematology (KUH) Innovative Science Accelerator Program (ISAC-CU) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: July 4, 2020
Full Proposal Deadline: August 4, 2020
Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Graduate Student Food Safety Fellowship
Full Proposal Deadline: August 4, 2020
Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)
Full Proposal Deadline: August 5, 2020
Development of a Time Release Study Methodology for Agricultural Goods
Full Proposal Deadline: August 7, 2020
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)
Full Proposal Deadline: August 8, 2020
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31-Diversity)
Full Proposal Deadline: August 8, 2020
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)
Application Deadline: August 8, 2020
NEW!
Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
Full Proposal Deadline: August 11, 2020
NEW!
Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA): Future Research Directions for the Engineering Research Community
Full Proposal Deadline: August 12, 2020
NEW!
Strengthening Community Resilience and Learning in Cote d'Ivoire's Border Areas to Counter Violent Extremism/Resilience for Peace
Full Proposal Deadline: August 12, 2020
NIFA Predoctoral Fellowships
Full Proposal Deadline: August 13, 2020
NIFA Postdoctoral Fellowships
Full Proposal Deadline: August 13, 2020
NEW!
NSF Innovation Corps Hubs Program (I-CorpsTM Hubs)
Full Proposal Deadline: August 13, 2020
NEW!
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
Full Proposal Deadline: August 14, 2020
NEW!
Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
Full Proposal Deadline: August 14, 2020
NEW!
Disaster Resilience Research Grants (DRRG)
Letter of Intent: August 14, 2020
Full Proposal Deadline: September 15, 2020
Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program (D43 Clinical Trial Optional)
Letter of Intent Deadline: July 14, 2020
Application Deadline: August 15, 2020
Enabling Agricultural Innovations for Sustainable Food Security: Biotechnology and Seeds Systems in Asia and Africa
Full Proposal Deadline: August 17, 2020
General Social Survey (GSS) Competition
Letter of Intent Deadline: June 1, 2020
Full Proposal Deadline: August 17, 2020
NEW!
Accountable Institutions and Behavior (AIB)
Full Proposal Deadline: August 17, 2020
NEW!
Sociology
Full Proposal Deadline: August 17, 2020
NEW!
Security and Preparedness (SAP)
Full Proposal Deadline: August 17, 2020
NEW!
Political Science (PS)
Full Proposal Deadline: August 17, 2020
NEW!
Community-based Approaches to Strengthening Economic Supports for Working Families
Full Proposal Deadline: August 17, 2020
FAS - Promoting Science and Rules Based Standards for Processed Food Ingredients in India and China
Full Proposal Deadline: August 20, 2020
Region 5 White-Nose Syndrome Research Grants
Soft Early Deadline: July 20, 2020
Full Proposal Deadline: August 25, 2020
Postdoctoral Fellowships for research within Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology
Application Deadline: August 27, 2020
Tuberculosis Research Units (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)
Letter of Intent Deadline: August 28, 2020
Application Deadline: September 28, 2020
NEW!
NINDS Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)
Letter of Intent Deadline: August 28, 2020
Application Deadline: September 28, 2020
NEW!
NINDS Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center Without Walls (P20 Clinical Trial Optional)
Letter of Intent Deadline: August 28, 2020
Application Deadline: September 28, 2020
NEW!
Award for Fundamental Research in Socio-Mathematics of Information and Influence
Full Proposal Deadline: August 28, 2020
Leading Engineering for America's Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure (LEAP HI)
Letter of Intent Deadline: July 15, 2020
Full Proposal Window: September 1-15, 2020
NEW!
Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Full Proposal Deadline: September 5, 2020
NEW!
BRAIN Initiative: Tools for Germline Gene Editing in Marmosets (U01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 15, 2020
Application Deadline: October 15, 2020
NEW!
Projects to Advance the Safe Use of Pesticides
Full Proposal Deadline: September 16, 2020
Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP)
Full Proposal Window for some disciplines: September 1 – October 31, 2020
Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)
Full Proposal Window: September 1-30, 2020
Reducing Child Labor in Ethiopian Agriculture Using a Gender Focused Approach
Full Proposal Deadline: September 1, 2020
Interactive Digital Media STEM Resources for Pre-College and Informal Science Education Audiences (STTR) (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Application Deadline: September 4, 2020
Interactive Digital Media STEM Resources for Pre-College and Informal Science Education Audiences (SBIR) (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Application Deadline: September 4, 2020
Mucosal Immunology Studies Team (MIST) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 9, 2020
Application Deadline: October 9, 2020
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)
Letter of Intent Deadline: July 7, 2020
Full Proposal Deadline: September 8, 2020
Forest Service — Northeast and Midwest Landscape Scale Restoration 2021
Full Proposal Deadline: September 17, 2020
Biomarkers of Dietary Intake and Exposure Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 21, 2020
Full Proposal Deadline: October 21, 2020
Biomarkers of Dietary Intake and Exposure Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 21, 2020
Full Proposal Deadline: October 21, 2020
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
Full Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2020
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Frontiers (SaTC Frontiers)
Full Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2020
Large scale mapping and/or molecular profiling of ensembles and/or cell-types mediating opioid action in the rodent brain (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 30, 2020
Application Deadline: October 30, 2020
NEW!
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)
Full Proposal Deadline: November 18, 2020
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geospatial Phylogenetics, Genomic Epidemiology, and Bio-geographer
Accepting applications until filled
This opportunity will remain listed here until August 1
Industry Opportunities
Innovation Gateway
Opportunities linked through this portal require that you sign in (or create an account if you haven't already), using your Penn State credentials.
Targeted COVID-19 Related Projects
Applications accepted on a rolling basis
Intel has reached out to Penn State directly and is looking for places to invest that are near-term, impactful, innovative, repeatable, scalable and that help in the moment to combat COVID-19. Intel is not necessarily looking to fund a longer-term research project. Requests can be for hardware, software, or services. Funding must be used by January 31, 2021.
Upcoming Limited and Internal Submissions
Penn State Limited Submission Program
The Penn State Limited Submission Program manages the response to research funding opportunities for which a limited number of submissions are permitted from Penn State.
Major Research Grants on Reducing Inequality
Internal Submission Deadline: July 24, 2020
Research Grants Improving the Use of Research Evidence
Internal Submission Deadline: July 24, 2020
Essential Open Source Software for Science
Internal Submission Deadline: July 24, 2020
WISH Innovation Award program
Internal Submission Deadline: July 24, 2020
Burroughs Wellcome Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH)
Internal Submission Deadline: July 24, 2020
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program 2021
Internal Submission Deadline: July 29, 2020
Searle Scholars Program
Internal Submission Deadline: July 29, 2020
Equality Can't Wait Challenge
Internal Submission Deadline: August 3, 2020
Large and Small Core Area Grants
Internal Submission Deadline: August 4, 2020
Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories for Aging Research (P30 – Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal Submission Deadline: August 5, 2020
Genentech 2020 Diverse Future of STEM Fund: Kindergarten to Career
Internal Submission Deadline: August 10, 2020
Evidence for Action: Approaches to Advance Gender Equity From Around the Globe
Internal Submission Deadline: August 14, 2020
The Nathan Cummings Foundation: 2021-2022 Fellowships
Internal Submission Deadline: August 20, 2020
Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Grant
Internal Submission Deadline: August 24, 2020
Education and Workforce Development Program (EWD) FY2020
Internal Submission Deadline: August 25, 2020
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation Award
Internal Submission Deadline: August 25, 2020
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)’s Jayne Holtzer Rare Disease Research Grants
Internal Submission Deadline: August 25, 2020
Burroughs Wellcome Career Awards for Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI)
Internal Submission Deadline: August 25, 2020
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Program
Internal Submission Deadline: August 26, 2020
Burroughs Wellcome Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS)
Internal Submission Deadline: September 24, 2020
Additional Funding Opportunities 
                      
 
Opportunities from USDA, NSF, NIH, and other granting agencies are regularly posted on the Grants & Contracts Funding Opportunities webpage for your convenience.

If you are looking to form a collaborative team or need assistance in developing a complex grant proposal, please feel free to reach out to the

Research Initiatives Associate
Gretta Tritch Roman gst118@psu.edu
Commonly Requested Facts
from the Grants & Contracts Office
The Commonly Requested Facts sheet is a single page document that provides the “quick and dirty” information needed to answer administration related questions for grants. It include official names, addresses, dates, rates and other commonly requested data bits. Print it out and keep it handy for quick reference.

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