External Funding Opportunities
Nebraska EPSCoR FIRST Award - Application deadline is 5 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 7, 2022.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) - Grants for Arts Projects - Application Deadline: July 7, 2022 for projects taking place beginning in 2023.
Nebraska Academy of Sciences - Public Information and Education (PIE) - Applications will be accepted July 11, and November 14, 2022.
The CONDA Center funding opportunity for Pilot-Projects - Application deadline is 5 p.m. CT July 18, 2022.
State Justice Institute - Project Grants - Grant application deadlines are August 1, 2022; November 1, 2022; February 1, 2023; and May 1, 2023.
The Teagle Foundation Knowledge for Freedom Initiative - Concept papers for this initiative will be reviewed three times per year with submissions due August 1 and December 1.
NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program - Applications are due by 5 p.m. CT September 9, 2022.
Institutional Training Programs to Advance Translational Research on Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (T32) - Closing dates for applications: September 25, 2023.
DHHS Research for Family Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers - Application deadline is October 20, 2022.
NSF Mid-Career Advancement Grants - Application deadline is March 1, 2023.
RWJF Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health - Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline.
RWJF Evidence for Action - Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline.
Nebraska Academic Research and Development Grant - Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline.
Omaha Community Foundation - Please see an overview of available grants (changes weekly).
Nebraska EPSCoR has created a competitive FIRST Award grant program to help Nebraska early career faculty members compete successfully for a federal CAREER award. This program is funded by an NSF research infrastructure improvement grant to Nebraska EPSCoR. The FIRST Award grant is limited to $25,000 for the funding period with 100 percent matching requirement. Nebraska EPSCoR anticipates awarding approximately six grants. The RFP and preproposal submission instructions can be found here.
Application deadline is 5 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 7, 2022.
Application Deadlines: July 7, 2022 for projects taking place beginning in 2023.
Through project-based funding, the Grants for Arts Projects program supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the nation, the creation of art, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. The NEA encourages projects that elevate artists as integral and essential to a healthy and vibrant society; celebrate the nation’s creativity and/or cultural heritage; enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.
Further, NEA supports projects that originate from or are in collaboration with the following constituencies encouraged by White House executive orders:
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities
- Tribal Colleges and Universities
- American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes
- African American Serving Institutions
- Hispanic Serving Institutions
- Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities
- Organizations that support the independence and lifelong inclusion of people with disabilities.
In recognition of the United States of America’s 250th anniversary in 2026, NEA also welcomes arts projects that educate and engage communities in dialogue about the past, present, and future of our nation.
Public Information and Education (PIE) Mini-Grant Awards are funded through the Nebraska Environmental Trust to support the presentation and dissemination of information and perspectives that will stimulate enhanced environmental stewardship in any category eligible for Trust funding. The grant program seeks to expand dialogue on important conservation topics and to provide information on emerging or highly useful conservation methods. Funding is limited to $5,000 per mini-grant. Applications will be accepted July 11, and November 14, 2022.
The CONDA Center is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for Pilot-Projects. The CONDA Center is a NIH/NIGMS supported Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) that focuses on the cognitive neuroscience across the lifespan and strives to support and develop neuroscience research in the region.
The goal of the Pilot Project Program is to provide support to promising research led by faculty at CoNDA participating institutions (UNMC, UNO, Creighton & Boystown). Applicants must not have concurrent funding from other IDeA programs (INBRE, other COBRE or CTR). Relevant Areas of Research: This mechanism aims to support innovative, collaborative projects in the field of neuroscience in general with emphasis on the cognitive neuroscience in development and aging in health and disease.
Successful applicants (up to 4 candidates) will receive up to $50,000 in direct costs per year for 1-2 year. Funding for second year will be competitively reviewed, requiring demonstrated progress and need. Applications that propose the use of the CoNDA center Research Cores (Neuroimaging core or Translational Imaging & Behavior Assessment Core) will be prioritized. Preference will be given to those proposals likely to lead to submission of Research Project Leader proposals to the CONDA CoBRE.
For complete instructions, guidelines, ongoing CoNDA pilot Projects, and links to forms visit:
Cognitive Neuroscience of Development and Aging 2022 Request for Pilot-Project Applications
|Anna Dunaevsky, Ph.D.
Director, CoNDA & Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences, UNMC
|Raj S Dave, Ph.D.
Project Coordinator, CoNDA & Instructor, Department of Neurological Sciences, UNMC
Project Grants are the centerpiece of SJI's efforts to improve the administration of justice in state courts nationwide. Project Grants are intended to support innovative education and training, demonstration, and technical assistance projects that can improve the administration of justice in state courts locally or nationwide. All applicants are required to contribute a cash match greater than or equal to the SJI award amount. Applicants may contribute the required cash match directly or in cooperation with third parties. More information about this opportunity is available here.Grant application deadlines are August 1, 2022; November 1, 2022; February 1, 2023; and May 1, 2023.
The Knowledge for Freedom initiative supports programs that invite underserved high school students to college to study humanity’s deepest questions about leading lives of purpose and civic responsibility. Grants of varying amounts, ranging from $100,000-$300,000 over a 36-month period, will be made to each funded project participating in this initiative.
Concept papers for this initiative will be reviewed three times per year with submissions due by August 1, and December 1. The Teagle Foundation’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and its Board of Directors reviews all grant requests when it meets in November, February, and May. If a proposal is invited, program staff will confer with applicants to determine the appropriate timeline for submitting a full proposal in line for potential review by the board.
The NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative research projects with the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important areas relevant to the mission of NIH. For the program to support the best possible researchers and research, applications are sought which reflect the full diversity of the nation’s research workforce. Thus, individuals from all backgrounds and from the full spectrum of eligible institutions in all geographic locations are strongly encouraged to apply to this Funding Opportunity Announcement.
Applications in all topics relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome, including, but not limited to, topics in the behavioral, social, biomedical, applied, and formal sciences and topics that may involve basic, translational, or clinical research. To be considered pioneering, the proposed research must reflect substantially different scientific directions from those already being pursued in the investigator’s research program or elsewhere.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. CT September 9, 2022.
Institutional Training Programs to Advance Translational Research on Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (T32)
The specific purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote the development of a diverse, interdisciplinary workforce needed to conduct translational research on Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's-related dementias from target discovery through clinical development. This FOA will support institutional training programs for predoctoral and postdoctoral level researchers with diverse educational backgrounds (i.e., basic biology, translational and clinical research, data science).
Closing dates for applications: September 25, 2023.
DHHS Measures and Methods for Research on Family Caregivers for People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
The National Institute on Aging invites responses for two related solicitations for the development of methods and measures for capturing expanded definitions of “family” and related concepts relevant to informal caregiving for people living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (ADRD), and for the implementation of these measures in new and existing studies. Solicitation RFA-AG-23-022 invites R01 research projects while proposals for high-risk/high-payoff projects that lack preliminary data may be more appropriate for the companion RFA-AG-23-023, which invites Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) applications.
Up to 6 R01 awards may be made from an anticipated pool of $3.96 million; six R21 awards may be made from a pool of $1.3615 million.
Unrestricted, domestically and internationally
Application deadline is October 20, 2022.
Seeks proposals to offer an opportunity for scientists and engineers at the mid-career stage to substantively enhance and advance their research program and career trajectory. Mid-career scientists are at a critical career transition stage where they need to advance their research programs to ensure long-term productivity and creativity but are often constrained by service, teaching, or other activities that limit the amount of time devoted to research. The MCA program provides protected time, resources, and the means to gain new skills through synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships, typically at an institution other than the candidate's home institution. Partners from outside the Principal Investigator's (PI) own sub-discipline or discipline are encouraged, but not required, to enhance interdisciplinary networking and convergence across science and engineering fields. Research projects that envision new insights on existing problems or identify new problems made accessible with cutting-edge methodology or expertise from other fields are encouraged.
45 awards from a pool of $18 million
U.S. institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations
Application deadline is March 1, 2023.
Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. We are interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, we welcome ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health.
We want to hear from scientists, anthropologists, artists, urban planners, community leaders—anyone, anywhere who has a new or unconventional idea that could alter the trajectory of health and improve health equity and well-being for generations to come. The changes we seek require diverse perspectives and cannot be accomplished by any one person, organization or sector.
Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline.
Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision-making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities, and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles.
RWJF’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides E4A’s program strategy.
Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline.
This program offers Nebraska businesses a matching competitive grant for research and development activities done in conjunction with a Nebraska college or university. Eligible matching funds include any non-state source such as private foundations, federal or local governments, quasi-governmental entities, commercial lending institutions, investors, or other sources provided they are not using funds appropriated by the Nebraska Legislature.
Learn more about the Nebraska Academic Research and Development Grant
Omaha Community Foundation
Please see an overview of available grants (changes weekly).