Apply for External Funding
The Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) welcomes faculty to apply to the following funding opportunities. This list will be updated weekly and an ongoing list can be found on ORCA’s website. ORCA encourages faculty to use UNO’s funding databases to search for additional funding opportunities.
UNO Work Study Student Research Program
The Office of Research and Creative Activity, by leveraging Federal Work Study funds, has developed the UNO Work Study Student Research Program aimed to expand student research opportunities. The program will fund work-study eligible students to work on a faculty member’s research and/or creative activities.
NSF EPSCoR Track-2
Track-2 FEC (Focused EPSCoR Collaborations) awards from the National Science Foundation EPSCoR program foster collaborations between EPSCoR states in research and workforce development. In the upcoming cycle, the theme for projects focuses on Advancing research towards Industries of the Future to ensure economic growth for EPSCoR jurisdictions. Each proposal must have at least one collaborator from an academic institution or organization in a different RII-eligible EPSCoR jurisdiction as a co-Principal Investigator (co-PI). An eligible campus/researcher can be part of any number of submissions, but can lead only one submission (larger campuses my conduct selection processes for the latter); consult your campus research or sponsored programs office.
Letter of Intent (required) due 5:00 PM, December 18, 2020. Full proposal due 5:00 PM, January 25, 2021.
Nebraska Cancer & Smoking Disease Research Program (LB 506) Now Accepting Applications for FY 2022
Applications for FY2022 Grant funding will be accepted by the NE Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) between November 16, 2020 and January 19, 2021. View application details.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) EPSCoR announced a funding opportunity for new and renewal implementation grants under its Established Programs to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program. Up to $24 million may be available for FY21 selected recipients. More info is available in this solicitation.
Preliminary applications are due by 5:00 PM, December 15, 2020. Final applications are due 11:59 PM, March 2, 2021.
FY20 NASA Nebraska EPSCoR Research Mini-Grant Competition
There are two goals of the EPSCoR Research Mini-grant program: 1) To elevate the aerospace-related research being conducted in Nebraska for future infrastructure building and workforce development opportunities; and 2) To result in future proposals to NASA and/or other federal, state, or private organizations for funding. Note: These Mini-Grants are different than the NASA Nebraska Space Grant Research Mini-Grant program.
Proposals Due: December 4, 2020, 5:00 PM Central Time. The submission system will not allow submissions after this time. View complete details and apply.
2020 Collaboration Initiative Retreat and RFA
The 2020-2021 Request for Applications (RFA) solicits applications from multi-campus, multidisciplinary teams that help position them to compete for extramural funding. Topics will not be predefined, but applications must be designed to strengthen the team's future competitiveness for extramural funding. The following grants will be available:
Team Formation and Publication Grants: One-year grants, of up to $7,500 each, to build new research collaborations across University of Nebraska campuses.
Preliminary Data and Application Preparation: One-year grants, of up to $40,000 each, to strengthen research collaborations and generate preliminary data critical to extramural research proposal submission.
Team Seed Grants: Two-year grants, of up to $150,000 each, to strengthen existing and build new research collaborations among faculty with a track record of extramural research funding.
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