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Graduate and Research Awards and Funding Opportunities
Support for COVID-19 Research
Other Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19 through NIH
NEW!
Futures Forum on Learning: Tools Competition
Internal Submission Deadline: September 11, 2020
Application Deadline: September 15, 2020
Letter of Intent Deadline: August 15, 2020
Application Deadline: September 15, 2020
Letter of Intent Deadline: August 21, 2020
Application Deadline: September 15, 2020
Letter of Intent Deadline: August 18, 2020
Application Deadline: September 18, 2020
Letter of Intent Deadline: August 18, 2020
Application Deadline: September 18, 2020
Letter of Intent Deadline: August 19, 2020
Application Deadline: September 18, 2020
Letter of Intent Deadline: August 19, 2020
Application Deadline: September 18, 2020
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Community Solutions for Health Equity
Internal Submission Deadline: September 28, 2020
Letter of Intent Deadline: August 30, 2020
Application Deadline: September 30, 2020
Letter of Intent Deadline: August 30, 2020
Application Deadline: September 30, 2020
Letter of Intent Deadline: August 31, 2020
Application Deadline: September 30, 2020
Global Health New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) COVID-19 Round: Communities Leading COVID-19 Response and Oxygen Ecosystem
Full Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2020
COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator Preclinical Proposal Portal
Proposals accepted on a rolling basis
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
Special Announcements

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Intellectual Merit Informational Session
Attend this event to learn more about how your application will be evaluated for intellectual merit and how to address this criterion in your application essays.
September 9, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Zoom Link

Broader Impacts Informational Session
Join Dr. William Head (Professor Emeritus, Cal State Monterey Bay) and learn how to put on the reviewer’s lens, use the GRFP Merit Review Criteria as your guide, and click-in using the pillars of Initiative, Leadership, Impact, and Scholarship to produce a benchmark GRFP application.
September 10, 2020
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Zoom Link

Faculty Panel: Insight on the National Review Process
Hear from Drs. Obonyo, Schaeffer and van Hell as they share their general and discipline-specific insight from serving as national reviewers for the GRFP.
September 25, 2020
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Zoom Link

Writing Events
Led by members of the Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring Office, connect with other GRFP applicants as you work on and polish your application materials.
September 23 and 30 and October 7
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Zoom Link
 
College-Level Funding Opportunities
Strategic Networks and Initiatives Program
Grants to be awarded at three levels in 2020/2021. SNIP provides support for faculty-driven, interdisciplinary initiatives at the vanguard of agricultural and natural resources research.
Concept Notes Deadline: TODAY September 4, 2020
Full Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2020
View Details and Apply
Science-to-Practice (S2P) Grant Program
Interdisciplinary teams of eligible participants can apply for grants up to $10,000 for one year, renewable as funding permits for up to three years. The purpose of the S2P program is to foster the formation of integrated research and extension teams in order to address pressing, complex challenges that require multiple perspectives and modes of knowledge.
Full Proposal Deadline: September 15, 2020
View Details and Apply
College Graduate Awards
C. Reese Berdanier Graduate Program Support in Crop and Soil Science Scholarship
The purpose of this award is to recognize an outstanding graduate student in the College of Agricultural Sciences pursuing a degree in Agronomy or Soil Science.
Application Deadline: Friday, September 18, 2020
University-Level Graduate Awards
2020-21 Alumni Association Dissertation Award (AADA)
Application Deadline: November 2, 2020
2020-21 AT&T Graduate Fellowship (ATTGF)
Application Deadline: November 2, 2020
2020-21 Distinguished Master's Thesis Award (DMTA)
Application Deadline: November 2, 2020
2020-21 Graduate Student Excellence in Mentoring Award (GSEMA)
Application Deadline: November 2, 2020
2020-21 Graduate Student International Research Award (GSIRA)
Application Deadline: November 2, 2020
2020-21 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award (GAOTA)
Application Deadline: November 2, 2020
2020-21 Harold K. Schilling Dean's Graduate Scholarship (HSDGS)
Application Deadline: November 2, 2020
2020-21 Intercollege Graduate Student Outreach Achievement Award
Application Deadline: November 2, 2020
2020-21 Penn State Alumni Association Scholarship for Penn State Alumni in the Graduate School (PSAAS)
Application Deadline: November 2, 2020
2020-21 Professional Master's Excellence Award (PMEA)
Application Deadline: November 2, 2020
2020-21 Thomas and June Beaver Fund Award (TJBFA)
Application Deadline: November 2, 2020
University-Level Faculty Awards
2020-21 Graduate Faculty Teaching Award (GFTA)
Nomination Deadline: October 2, 2020
2020-21 Graduate School Alumni Society Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award (GPCLA)
Nomination Deadline: October 2, 2020
2020-21 Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award (PFMA)
Nomination Deadline: October 2, 2020
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2021 Eisenhower / Atherton / Alumni Teaching Fellow Awards
Nomination Deadline: October 9, 2020
NEW!
Centre for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence Seed Funding
Application Deadline: October 15, 2020
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
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
Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)
Full Proposal Window: September 1-30, 2020
Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP)
Full Proposal Window for some disciplines: September 1 – October 31, 2020
Radcliff Fellow
Application Deadlines
Social Sciences: September 10, 2020
Science and Engineering: October 1, 2020
Disaster Resilience Research Grants (DRRG)
Letter of Intent: August 14, 2020
Full Proposal Deadline: September 15, 2020
Leading Engineering for America's Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure (LEAP HI)
Full Proposal Deadline: September 15, 2020
Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)
Full Proposal Deadline: between September 15, 2020 and November 16, 2020 depending on division
Projects to Advance the Safe Use of Pesticides
Full Proposal Deadline: September 16, 2020
Forest Service — Northeast and Midwest Landscape Scale Restoration 2021
Full Proposal Deadline: September 17, 2020
The NINDS Human Biospecimen and Data Repository (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 20, 2020
Application Deadline: October 20, 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
NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 23, 2020
Application Deadline: October 23, 2020
Chesapeake Bay Program Office Fiscal Year 2020 Request for Applications for Accelerating Restoration of Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Full Proposal Deadline: September 25, 2020
Investigator-Initiated Research on Genetic Counseling Processes and Practices (R01, Clinical Trial Optional)
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 28, 2020
Application Deadline: October 28, 2020
Investigator-Initiated Research on Genetic Counseling Processes and Practices (R21, Clinical Trial Optional)
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 28, 2020
Application Deadline: October 28, 2020
Tuberculosis Research Units (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)
Letter of Intent Deadline: August 28, 2020
Application Deadline: September 28, 2020
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
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
Rodney Nichols Science and Technology Innovation Fellowship
Application Deadline: September 30, 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
Visualization Methods and Tools Development for Enhancing Cancer Moonshot Data (R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 30, 2020
Application Deadline: October 30, 2020
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Improving Worker Rights in Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women
Application Deadline: October 1, 2020
NEW!
Center without Walls for Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: October 2, 2020
Application Deadline: November 2, 2021
Assay development and screening for discovery of chemical probes, drugs or immunomodulators (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 5, 2020
Application Deadline: October 5, 2020
Secondary Analysis and Integration of Existing Data to Elucidate the Genetic Architecture of Cancer Risk and Related Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Application Deadline: October 5, 2020
NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (R35 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: October 6, 2020
Application Deadline: November 6, 2020
NEW!
NCI Pediatric In Vivo Testing Program (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: October 9, 2020
Application Deadline: November 9, 2021
NEW!
NCI Pediatric In Vivo Testing Program Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: October 9, 2020
Application Deadline: November 9, 2021
Mucosal Immunology Studies Team (MIST) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 9, 2020
Application Deadline: October 9, 2020
Chronic Kidney Diseases of UnceRtain Etiology (CKDu) in Agricultural Communities (CURE) Research Consortium Renal Science Core (U01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: October 10, 2020
Application Deadline: November 10, 2020
Integrative Research to Understand the Impact of Sex Differences on the Molecular Determinants of AD Risk and Responsiveness to Treatment (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Letter of Intent Deadline: October 10, 2020
Application Deadline: November 10, 2020
NEW!
Bangladesh USAID-Dhaka: Ecosystems / Protibesh
Application Deadline: October 11, 2020
NEW!
Multi-disciplinary Machine-assisted, Genomic Analysis and Clinical Approaches to Shortening the Rare Diseases Diagnostic Odyssey (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: October 12, 2020
Application Deadline: November 12, 2021
NEW!
STEM Talent Challenge
Application Deadline: October 14, 2020
Validation Studies of Analytical Methods for Dietary Supplement Constituents (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Application Deadline: October 15, 2020
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!
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Short-Term Fellowships
Application Deadline: October 15, 2020
Secondary Analysis and Integration of Existing Data to Elucidate the Genetic Architecture of Cancer Risk and Related Outcomes (R21 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
Application Deadline: October 16, 2020
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) (Research R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Application Deadline: October 19, 2020
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) (Clinical Trial Optional)
Application Deadline: October 19, 2020
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Small Research Grant (R03) Clinical Trial Optional)
Application Deadline: October 19, 2020
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Application Deadline: October 19-22, 2020
Deadline varies based on field of study
View the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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NCI Clinical and Translational Exploratory/Developmental Studies (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Application Deadline: October 20, 2020
Community Instruments and Facilities (CIF)
Letter of Intent Deadline: October 21, 2020
Full Proposal Deadline: December 10, 2020
Transition to Aging Research for Predoctoral Students (F99/K00)
Application Deadline: October 22, 2020
Mechanisms of Pathological Spread of Abnormal Proteins in LBD and FTD (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Application Deadline: October 27, 2020
NEW!
Science for America’s National Parks 2021 Research Fellowship
Application Deadline: October 29, 2020
NEW!
Science for America’s National Parks 2021 Research Fellowship
Application Deadline: October 29, 2020
NIEHS Research Intensive Short Courses and Educational Opportunities (NIEHS RISE) (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: October 30, 2020
Application Deadline: November 30, 2020
NEW!
Smithsonian Institute Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships
Application Deadline: November 1, 2020
NSF/VMware Partnership on the Next Generation of Sustainable Digital Infrastructure (NGSDI)
Full Proposal Deadline: November 4, 2020
Chronic Kidney Diseases of UnceRtain Etiology (CKDu) in Agricultural Communities (CURE) Research Consortium - Scientific Data Coordinating Center (SDCC) (U24 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Application Deadline: November 10, 2020
International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)
Full Proposal Deadline (Track II): November 9, 2020
Full Proposal Deadline (Track I): November 12, 2020
NEW!
Center for Early Lifestage Vulnerabilities to Environmental Stressors
Application Deadline: November 12, 2020
Core Infrastructure Support for Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Application Deadline: November 12, 2020
NEW!
New Models of Integrated HIV/AIDS, Addiction, and Primary Care Services (R34 - Clinical Trial Optional )
Application Deadline: November 18, 2020
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)
Application Deadline: November 18, 2020
FY2021 Weather Program Office Research Programs
Full Proposal Deadline: November 18, 2020
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)
Full Proposal Deadline: November 18, 2020
Rare Cancers, Resource and Community Development Award
Full Proposal Deadline: November 30, 2020
Rare Cancers, Idea Development Award
Full Proposal Deadline: November 30, 2020
Rare Cancers, Concept Award
Full Proposal Deadline: November 30, 2020

Climate Program Office FY2021
Full Proposal Deadline: November 30, 2020
NEW!
National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes
Full Proposal Deadline: December 4, 2020
NEW!
NCI Research Specialist (Core-based Scientist) Award (R50 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: December 4, 2020
Application Deadline: January 4, 2021
NEW!
NCI Research Specialist (Laboratory-based Scientist) Award (R50 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: December 4, 2020
Application Deadline: January 4, 2021
NIDDK Catalyst Award (DP1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: December 6, 2020
Application Deadline: January 6, 2021
NEW!
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Application Deadline: January 12, 2021
Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS)
Full Proposal Deadline: January 28, 2021
Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: January 3, 2021
Application Deadline: February 3, 2021
NEW!
Clinical Translation of Activated Optical Fluorescence Methods and Technologies for Sensitive Cancer Detection in Vivo (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Letter of Intent Deadline: January 10, 2021
Application Deadline: February 10, 2021
NEW!
RESolution of InflammaTion in EnvirOnmentally Related diseasE (RESTORE) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Letter of Intent Deadline: January 11, 2020
Application Deadline: February 11, 2021
Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, and Impact (SoS:DCI)
Full Proposal Deadline: February 9, 2021
Science of Science - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SOS DDRIG)
Full Proposal Deadline: February 10, 2021
Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Genome Engineering
Application Deadline: February 24, 2021
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.
Pfizer and Lilly Global Awards for Advancing Chronic Pain Research (ADVANCE)
Internal Submission Deadline: September 8, 2020
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program
Internal Submission Deadline: September 9, 2020
NEW!
National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes: Accelerating Research, Transforming Society, and Growing the American Workforce (NOI Mandatory)
Internal Submission Deadline: September 11, 2020
2021 Google PhD Fellowship
Internal Submission Deadline: September 11, 2020
2021 Blavatnik National Awards
Internal Submission Deadline: September 17, 2020
Simons Foundation: Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences
Internal Submission Deadline: September 18, 2020
Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation Global Oncology Young Investigator Award (GO YIA)
Internal Submission Deadline: September 17, 2020
NEW!
Women in STEM²D Scholars Program (WiSTEM2D Scholars Program)
Internal Submission Deadline: September 22, 2020
NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)
Internal Submission Deadline: September 22, 2020
Burroughs Wellcome Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS)
Internal Submission Deadline: September 24, 2020
Harnessing the Data Revolution: Coordination Hub (HDR Central)
Internal Submission Deadline: September 24, 2020
NEW!
Michael J. Fox Foundation Spring 2021 Awards
Internal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2020
Melanoma Research Alliance 2020-2021 Awards
Internal Submission Deadline: October 28, 2020
Future of Work
Internal Submission Deadline: October 30, 2020
Immigration and Immigrant Integration
Internal Submission Deadline: October 30, 2020
Program on Social, Political, and Economic Inequality
Internal Submission Deadline: October 30, 2020
Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
Internal Submission Deadline: October 30, 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
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