Delaware EPSCoR provides direct funding opportunities for researchers working on projects related to our mission. These include fee waivers for the use of core scientific instrumentation centers and small seed grants for work designed to set the stage for larger federal funding programs.
For more information about core center fee waivers, contact Amy Slocum.
The EPSCoR staff will also help to coordinate the grant proposal submission process for large interdisciplinary or multi-institutional grants. If you are interested in pursuing such an opportunity and would like to discuss what assistance is available from EPSCoR, contact Jeanette Miller.
EPSCoR also works to keep Delaware researchers informed of federal grant and fellowship opportunities that are relevant to our mission. Here are some upcoming opportunities of interest:
National Science Foundation
Title: Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I
Despcription: The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program stimulates technological innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role of small business concerns in meeting federal research and development needs, increasing the commercial application of federally supported research results, and fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses. The STTR Program requires researchers at universities and other nonprofit research institutions to play a significant intellectual role in the conduct of each STTR project. These researchers, by joining forces with a small company, can spin-off their commercially promising ideas while they remain primarily employed at the research institution. This STTR Phase I solicitation aims at encouraging the commercialization of previously NSF-funded fundamental research (NSF funding lineage). It is highly desirable that the core innovation described in the submitted proposals can in some manner be linked to fundamental research funded by the NSF. The proposals submitted should fall into one the four broad topic areas: Biological and Chemical Technologies (BC); Education Applications (EA); Electronics, Information and Communication Technologies (EI); and Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, and Manufacturing (NM).
Current National Science Foundation grant information can be found here
Environmental Protection Agency
Title: National Center for Environmental Research
Description: Requests for applications (RFAs) currently planned for the coming months can be found at this site. Please be aware that this list is tentative and may change due to changes in agency priorities, congressional direction, and/or budgetary constraints. The list may change periodically and should only be used as a guide to assist potential applicants. Please check back for updates or sign up for the agency's RFA email list to get announcements when RFAs are posted.
Individuals can sign up for the EPA listserver to be notified when new grant or funding opportunities are available here
Federal programs that sponsor environmental research:
National Science Foundation
- Environmental Chemical Sciences
- Sensors and Sensing Systems
- Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events
- Hydrologic Sciences
- Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems
- Cyber-Enabled Sustainability Science and Engineering (Cyber-SEES)
- Interdsciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research
- Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology
- Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
- Division of Environmental Biology
- Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry
- Decision, Risk and Management Sciences
- Environmental Engineering
- Science, Technology and Society
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
- List of current RFAs — some examples are below:
- The Role of Environmental Exposures in the Development of Autoimmune Disease
- Biogeochemical Interactions Affecting Bioavailability for in situ Remediation of Hazardous Susbstances
- Research Linking Environmental Exposure to Alzheimer's Disease
U.S. Department of Agriculture
National Aeronautics and Space Administration