Funding Alerts - Featured Opportunities-Updated 03/22/2023

Grants Calendar: Early Career Research

This calendar review upcoming grant opportunities focused on Early Career Research, covering a range of grantmakers. Short-term targets with set deadlines are included alongside longer-term opportunities expected to occur across the next year and beyond.

Digital Projects for the Public (NEH)

This program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments. Proposals are due by June 14, 2023.

Research With Activities Related to Diversity (R01) (NIH)

This program aims to enhance the breadth and geographical location of research and research-related activities supported by NIH. The program provides support for the health-related research of scientists who are making a significant contribution to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility and who have no current NIH research project grant funding. Standard dates apply through February 2026.

Equipment Grants Program (USDA)

This program serves to increase access to shared-use special purpose equipment/instruments for fundamental and applied research for use in the food and agricultural sciences programs at institutions of higher education. Proposals are due by May 3, 2023.

William T. Grant Foundation: Research to Reduce Inequality

The William T. Grant Foundation invites applications for its Research Grants on Reducing Inequality program, which supports research studies that aim to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people ages 5 to 25 in the United States, along dimensions of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins. LOIs are due by May 3, 2023.

FY 2023 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

Department of Commerce (Commerce)

Notice seeking proposals to assist communities and regions in devising and implementing long-term economic development efforts through a variety of non-construction and construction projects. Cost sharing is required. Applications are accepted at any time. An estimated $121.5 million is available for multiple public works awards, and $39.5 million for multiple EAA awards.

Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Notice seeking applications to provide scholarships to support recruiting, engaging, retaining, mentoring, and training committed multicultural scholars, resulting in either baccalaureate degrees within the food and agricultural science disciplines or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degrees. Applications are due May 15, 2023. Approximately $1.25 million is available to fund five awards.

Enhancing partnerships to address birth defects, infant disorders and related conditions, and the health of pregnant and postpartum people Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) , National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)

Notice seeking applications to support partnerships to improve the health of pregnant and postpartum people and their infants and those living with birth defects, infant disorders and related conditions across the lifespan. Applications are due May 15, 2023. Approximately $15 million is available to fund 20 awards. 

Snow Water Supply Forecasting Program Department of the Interior (Interior) , Bureau of Reclamation

Notice seeking applications to improve the skill of water supply forecasts via enhancing snow monitoring through the deployment of emerging technologies to complement existing monitoring techniques and networks. Applications are due May 12, 2023. Approximately $11.75 million is available to fund 12 to 20 awards.

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program External Research Support Announcement for Fiscal Year 2024 Department of the Interior (Interior)

Notice seeking applications to support research in earthquake hazards, the physics of earthquakes, earthquake occurrence, and earthquake safety policy and address the Department of Interior’s Secretarial priorities. Applications are due May 24, 2023. Approximately $4 million is available to fund 75 awards,

Documentary Film Grants Available for Women Creators

New grant funding is available for female-identifying documentary filmmakers from Chicken & Egg Pictures. Grant categories include $10,000 for research relating to a documentary project or $20,000 for project development. Applications are being accepted for feature-length documentary film proposals directed by self-identified women or nonbinary filmmakers with at least two completed feature documentaries under their belts. In addition to funding, grant recipients receive access to Chicken & Egg's alumni network, AlumNest, comprised of over 300 successful nonfiction directors from across the globe. Chicken & Egg has a longstanding partnership with Netflix, which offers a number of resources and programs to support under-represented voices in the media through its Fund for Creative Equity. An estimated 30 grants are available. Applications are due April 24, 2023. 

Minnesota State Arts Board  FY 2024 Grant Programs

Overview Are you considering applying in one of the new fiscal year 2024 grant programs? Do you need more information to decide which program is the best fit for your work? Join us for a virtual overview of grant programs available for individuals or organizations. Each session will give participants the opportunity to compare the various grants for which they may be eligible, learn about the process of applying for an Arts Board grant, and ask questions in a live Q & A segment. 

Grant Programs General Overview for Individuals - March 23, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00pm 

An individual may submit an application in only one of the following programs in FY 2024: Creative Individuals, Arts Education, Arts Experiences, or Cultural Expression.

Creative Individuals Information Session - March 29, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00pm

This virtual information session will focus on the Creative Individuals grant program, helping attendees gain a deeper understanding of details including program purpose, application process, and eligibility. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with a program officer for a live Q & A portion at the end of the session.

Operating Grants Enhance Problem Solving in Three Midwest States Bush Foundation Ecosystem Grants:

The Bush Foundation provides support in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography, with the goal of inspiring and supporting creative problem solving within and across sectors to make the region better for everyone. The Foundation's Ecosystem Grants fund organizations that are creating the environment needed for organizations and leaders to solve problems. Support is provided to organizations that other organizations and leaders within the region rely heavily on to: provide critical data and analysis, advance public awareness and policy, spread great ideas and build capacity, and build and support leadership networks. Grantees should work across a variety of issues, or on one of three specific issues: supporting the sovereignty of Native nations, spreading student-centered learning, or using art to solve community problems. Nonprofit organizations and government entities may apply for up to $450,000 over three years in operating support. Applications will be accepted from March 14 to April 13, 2023. Visit the Bush Foundation website for more information on the Ecosystem Grants.

Understanding Chronic Conditions Understudied Among Women (R01) (NIH):

This program aims to support research applications on chronic conditions understudied among women and/or that disproportionately affect populations of women who are understudied, underrepresented, and underreported in biomedical research. LOIs are due by May 19, 2023, and May 20, 2024.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants:

The Fund invites applications for its Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants program, which aims to stimulate the growth of new connections between scholars working in largely disconnected fields who could together change the course of climate change’s impact on human health. Small, early-stage grants of between $2,500 and $50,000 will be awarded through the program. BWF is mainly but not exclusively interested in activities that build connections between basic/early biomedical scientific approaches and ecological, environmental, geological, geographic, and planetary-scale thinking, as well as population-focused fields. Proposals are due by April 12, 2023.

Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders Program (SAMHSA):

The purpose of this program is to improve and expand access to developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate services and supports for transition-aged youth and young adults (ages 16-25) who either have, or are at risk for developing, serious mental health conditions. Award recipients will be expected to identify and provide appropriate behavioral health interventions to transition-aged youth and young adults who are at risk for a serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness. IHEs are eligible to apply but must be in broader partnerships. Proposals are due by May 8, 2023.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation - Healthy Connections Funding Opportunity:

Deadline - April 6, 2023 at 1 p.m. CST - The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation is excited to announce a new funding opportunity as part of its Healthy Connections strategy, focused on increasing social connections within and across communities and generations to reduce social isolation. These grants will focus on funding organizations that work to eliminate racial and health inequities that impede social connections. Priority will be given to organizations that: • Are led by people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latine, Asian Pacific Islander and other communities of color • Promote leadership and decision-making by the people most impacted by structural racism and social isolation • Meaningfully engage the impacted communities The Foundation expects to grant a total of up to $1 million in year one and an additional $1 million in year two. Applicants may apply for grants of up to $100,000 per year and may apply for one- or two-year grants (up to $100,000 each year). Organizations applying for two-year grants may request different amounts each year.

Grants Calendar: Research Centers 

This calendar reviews upcoming grant opportunities focused on Research Centers, covering a range of grant makers.  Short-term targets with set deadlines are included alongside longer-term opportunities expected to occur across the  next year and beyond.