Funding Opportunities

External Opportunities

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Funding Agency

Due Date


NSFSee specific programs listed in DCL.Dear Colleague Letter: Leveraging Innovations From Evolution (LIFE) (NSF 24-049) 
NEHOptional draft due: January 10, 2024
Deadline: February 14, 2024
Humanities Research Centers on Artificial Intelligence 
NSFJuly 17, 2023; July 15 annually thereafter
January 16, 2024 (January 15 annually thereafter)
Arctic Research Opportunities Arctic Natural Sciences; Arctic Social Sciences (NSF 23-572)Recurring
NSFPreliminary: October 31, 2023
Full: February 12, 2024
National AI Institutes (NSF 23-610) - Astronomical Sciences 
NSFPreliminary: January 12, 2024
Full: May 17, 2024
National AI Institutes (NSF 23-610) - AI for Discovery in Materials Research and Strengthening AI 
DODAbstracts due January 23, 2024.
Full proposals due March 4, 2024.
Boosting Innovative GEOINT - Science & Technology Broad Agency Announcement (BIG-ST BAA)See also NGA opens BIG-ST BAA Topic 1
DOEPre-Applications (required): February 29, 2024.
Pre-Application Response Date: March 21, 2024
Final Application: May 2, 2024
EXPRESS: 2024 Exploratory Research for Extreme Scale Science (DE-FOA-0003300) 
NSFMarch 11, 2024Emerging Mathematics in Biology (eMB) (NSF 24-513) 
NSFMarch 14, 2024Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes (NSF 23-606)Next due date is March 4, 2029.
NSFMarch 15, 2024Collaborations in Artificial Intelligence and Geosciences (CAIG) (NSF 24-518)Informational webinar on Monday, January 22, 2024, 12:00-1:30 PM CST. Registration required.
DOEPre-Applications (required): March 19, 2024
Pre-Application Response Date: April 11, 2024
Final Application: May 21, 2024
Advancements in Artificial Intelligence for Science (DE-FOA-0003264) 
State of MNMarch 27, 2024Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) 
NSFMarch 31, 2024Dear Colleague Letter: Advancing education for the future AI workforce (EducateAI) (NSF 24-025) 

April 8, 2024: Phase 1: Planning Grants, Translational Research Coordination Networks, Workshops

April 22, 2024: Phase 2: Project proposals

Responsible Design, Development, and Deployment of Technologies (ReDDDoT) (NSF 24-524)The ReDDDoT program invites proposals from multidisciplinary, multi-sector teams that examine and demonstrate the principles, methodologies, implementations, and impacts associated with responsible design, development, and deployment of technologies, focusing especially on key technologies.
NSFApril 10, 2024
February 19, 2025 and annually on the third Wednesday in February thereafter
Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD) (NSF 24-526)Recurring. Program supports research on new approaches to leveraging massive spatiotemporal datasets to analyze and understand spatiotemporally distributed phenomena.
NSFApril 24, 2024
December 19, 2024 and annually on the third Thursday in December thereafter
Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice (PACSP) (NSF 24-531)Recurring. Partnership between NSF and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
NSFApril 30, 2024 for consideration in FY 2024Dear Colleague Letter: Funding Opportunities for Engineering Research to Achieve Net-Zero Climate Goals by 2050 (NSF 24-045)Proposals submitted after April 30, 2024, will be considered for fiscal year 2025.
NSFApril 30, 2024 for consideration in FY 2024Dear Colleague Letter: Funding Opportunities for Engineering Research in Artificial Intelligence (NSF 24-039)Research and education proposals related to Artificial Intelligence as an Emerging Industry. Proposals submitted after April 30, 2024, will be considered for fiscal year 2025.
NSFMay 13, 2024 (Emerging Ideas Proposals Only)
January 14, 2025 and annually on January 14 thereafter
Discovery Proposals Only in 2025 and 2026
ACED: Accelerating Computing-Enabled Scientific Discovery (ACED) (NSF 24-541)Recurring.
NSF May 15, 2024Sustainable Regional Systems Research Networks (SRS RNs) (NSF 24-533)Estimated Number of Awards: 1 to 2
Anticipated Funding Amount: $30,000,000, depending upon availability of funds.
NSFPhase II full proposals due August 30, 2024. Only Phase I awardees eligible to submit.NSF Convergence Accelerator Phases 1 and 2 for the 2023 Cohort - Tracks K, L, M (NSF 23-590)Letter of intent was due July 11, 2023. Full Phase I proposals were due August 22, 2023.
NSFSeptember 6, 2024 and annually thereafter.NSF Research Traineeship Program (NRT) (NSF 21-536)Recurring
NSFSeptember 13, 2024
Then annually, second Friday in September. 
Community Infrastructure for Research in CISE (CIRC) (NSF 23-589)2023 program solicitation
NASAStep 1: January 23, 2025
Step 2: April 3, 2025
B.16 Heliophysics Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning-Ready DataSpecific proposal opportunity description pdf
NSFAnnually on the second Thursday in SeptemberExperiential Learning for Emerging and Novel Technologies (ExLENT) (NSF 23-507)2023 program solicitation
NSFAnnually on September 6National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program  (NSF 21-536)Recurring
NSFOctober 3, 2024Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science (SCH) (NSF 23-614)Recurring, next due date is October 3, 2025.
NSFTarget dates for Planning Grant preliminary proposals are the second Wednesdays in September and March. Full proposal target dates are the second Wednesdays of December and June. Dear Colleague Letter: NSF (GEO and SBE) Directorates and NOAA Call for IUCRC (Industry-University Cooperative Research Center) Proposals for Modeling of Catastrophic Impacts and Risk Assessment Due to Climate Change (NSF 23-106)See the IUCRC program solicitation for more details.
NSFNot statedDear Colleague Letter: Global Centers Program Competition (NSF 24-023)

Letter to inform people of the next round of the Global Centers Program anticipated to be in FY2024.

NSFNot statedDear Colleague Letter: Future Proofing Plants to a Changing Climate (NSF 23-096) 
NSFDecember 1, 2023
December 6, 2024
December 5, 2025
Geoinformatics (NSF 23-594)There are two tracks, Innovative Resources and Sustained Resources. Both were open for 2023. 2024: Sustained Resources only. 2025: Innovative Resources only.
DARPADue date for 2023 was November 30.Advanced Research Concept (ARC) Opportunity: Collaborative Knowledge Curation 
USDA-AFRIVary from August to October 2024.Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science ProgramRecurring. See especially p. 56 and p. 91.
NSFDue date for 2023 was November 17.Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (DISES) (NSF 23-609)This has been a recurring program.
USDA-DSFASDue date for 2023 was November 16.Data Science for Food and Agricultural Systems (DSFAS) (Part of AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program) (see p. 91ff)Recurring
NSFNot statedDear Colleague Letter: Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under the U.S. NSF/GEO – DFG/Geosciences Lead Agency Opportunity on collaborative Research on Climate Change (NSF 23-113)DFG is the German Research Foundation.
NSFNot stated.Arctic System Science; Arctic Observing Network; Polar Cyberinfrastructure; Arctic Research Coordination and Policy Support (NSF 23-572)Recurring. 
NSFThe submission window for 2023 was February 27 - March 13.Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) (NSF 23-530)This has been a recurring opportunity in odd-numbered years, i.e. 2023, 2025, etc.
NSFDue dates for 2023 were May 15, June 20, and December 18.Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-2 (Mid-scale RI-2) (NSF 23-570)This has been a recurring opportunity in odd-numbered years. This is the 2023 solicitation, which required a letter of intent, a preliminary proposal, and a final proposal by invitation only.
NSFNone currently.Regional Innovation EnginesRead the original Broad Agency Announcement for 2022-2023. Read more about REIs. NSF anticipates future calls for proposals, pending availability of funds. To stay in the loop about future funding calls and opportunities to engage, sign up for their newsletter
NSFDue dates for 2023 were August 25 for letter of intent (required) and December 8 (full proposal).Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention Phase II (PIPP Phase II Centers Program) (NSF 23-608)Unclear if this will be a recurring opportunity.
DARPADue date for 2023 was November 30.Foundation Models for Scientific Discovery (DARPA-PA-23-04-01) AI Exploration (AIE) Opportunity 

Internal (UMN) Opportunities

Sponsoring Program

Due Date


UMN Data Science InitiativeAnnually in OctoberData Science Initiative (DSI)-MnDRIVE graduate assistantship program2024 solicitation
UMN Data Science InitiativeAnnually in OctoberSmall and Medium/Large Seed Grants2024 solicitation for Small and Medium/Large seed grant proposals
MnDRIVE Environment Seed GrantsFor 2023 seed grants, letters of intent were due on January 27, 2022, and full proposals were due on March 3, 2023.
Institute on the EnvironmentStatement of Intent: February 12, 2024
Applications: March 12, 2024
Impact Goals Request for ProposalsExpanded set of domains in 2024 including Adaptation, Mitigation, Biodiversity, Clean Energy, Water & Land, Food Systems, Planetary Health, Environmental Justice, Natural Capital., & Decision Support.
Final award selections will be made and announced by June 1, with the projects starting July 1, 2024.
College of Science & Engineering INTER S&E CTIONS Seed GrantsThis program began with the 2022 RFP.