Look Ahead Funding Calendar

The below is a list of funding opportunities that come out on a regular schedule (annual, bi-annual, etc.) or are otherwise predictive. This list, while not exhaustive, is provided to help visitors to this site plan well ahead of time for recurring opportunities of interest to them.

To find currently open internal or limited funding opportunities please visit our Current Funding Opportunities page.

Opportunity NameOpportunity TypeDescriptionMax Total FundingInternal DeadlineSponsor (1st) Deadline
NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) LimitedThe MRI program, is designed to increase access to scientific and engineering equipment for research and research training. $4,000,00010October1January
Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant ProgramLimitedThis program's goal is to provide start-up money for new and innovative research projects that have the potential to become competitive for an NIH grant or other external funding sources. $80,00011November1January
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards ProgramLimitedThe Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences$75,00010October2February
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions LimitedThe HSI Program seeks to increase the retention and graduation rates of students at Hispanic serving institutions who are pursuing associate or baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).$30,000,0007July9September
Keck Foundation Research Grants
Phase 1 (Spring/Summer)
LimitedThe W. M. Keck Foundation supports groundbreaking fundamental research in the areas of biological and physical sciences. $2,000,0001January5May
Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award (SIA)LimitedThe BRF SIA provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neurosciencem to a senior faculty member.$150,0004April6June
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences LimitedThe award supports independent young investigators of outstanding promise in basic and clinical sciences relevant to the advancement of human health. It$300, 0005May7July
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25)LimitedThis program supports educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.$1,250,0004April7July
American Diabetes Association
Pathway to Stop Diabetes
LimitedPathway accepts nominations for exceptional investigators with medical and scientific backgrounds who propose innovative basic, clinical, translational, behavioral, epidemiological and health services research relevant to any type of diabetes, diabetes-related disease state or complication.$1,630,0004April7July
William T. Grant Scholars ProgramLimitedSupports career development for promising early-career researchers. $350,0006June7July
Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation GrantsLimitedEMJF supports early stage, highly promising investigators (in the first to fourth year of a tenure-track position) engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease.$180,0006June8August
DOD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority-Serving InstitutionsLimitedThough annual, the award opportunity description changes each year.$600,0006June8August
NIH Director’s Early Independence AwardLimitedThis program provides an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training$1,250,0007July8August
Searle Scholars ProgramLimitedThe Searle Scholars Program supports research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level in their first tenure-track position.$300,0006June9September
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) ProgramLimitedEncourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training.$150,0007July9September
Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award ProgramLimitedThe WiSTEM2D Scholars Award supports women pursuing research in STEM2D (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing & Design)$150,0007July9September
Keck Foundation Research Grants
Phase 1 (Fall/Winter)
LimitedThe W. M. Keck Foundation supports groundbreaking fundamental research in the areas of biological and physical sciences. $2,000,0006June11November
Blavatnik Family Foundation Awards for Young ScientisitsLimitedThis award recognizes and celebrates America’s most innovative and promising faculty-rank scientists and engineers in three disciplinary categories: Chemistry, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Life Sciences. $250,0009September11November
NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)LimitedThe PFI Program funds technology translation and development based on prior NSF-funded research projects from all science and engineering disciplines supported by NSF.$550,0009October1January
NSF Research Training Fellowship (NRT)LimitedThis program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. $3,000,0009September12December