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Sustainability Funding Opportunities

Current sustainability-related, interdisciplinary opportunities from Penn State and a wide range of government agencies can be found in the database below. Penn State's Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office (SIRO) also hosts a list of Penn State funding opportunities at research.psu.edu/siro/seed-grants.

NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
December 12, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
February 28, 2018

Communities in the United States (US) and around the world are entering a new era of transformation in which residents and their surrounding environments are increasingly connected through rapidly-changing intelligent technologies.

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DOD (Dept. of Defense)
Posted:
December 12, 2017
Award:
$50k
Deadline:
January 8, 2018

The competition provides the next generation of clean energy entrepreneurs and innovators with funding for business development and commercialization training, and other educational opportunities.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
November 17, 2017
Award:
$8M
Deadline:
February 28, 2018

Research on key cloud, aerosol, precipitation, and radiative transfer processes that affect the Earth’s radiative balance and hydrological cycle, especially processes that limit the predictive ability of regional and global models.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
November 16, 2017
Award:
$5M
Deadline:
March 1, 2018

Improve the understanding and representation of terrestrial ecosystems in ways that advance Earth system model parameterizations and capabilities.

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DOD (Dept. of Defense)
Posted:
November 13, 2017
Award:
$600K
Deadline:
December 13, 2017

Perform environmental analysis in support of the Clean Water Act program.

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DOC (Dept. of Commerce)
Posted:
November 8, 2017
Award:
$900K (5 Awards, $275K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
January 30, 2018

Provide timely and actionable scientific results for use by natural resource managers in an effort to restore and protect coastal ecosystems. We develop management strategies to reduce nutrient inputs into coastal waters, mitigate hypoxia, and protect coastal ecosystems.

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DOC (Dept. of Commerce)
Posted:
November 8, 2017
Award:
$1M (3 Awards, $350K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
February 13, 2018

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) are soliciting proposals for the Identification and Application of Acidification Thresholds in Coastal Ecosystems.

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DOC (Dept. of Commerce)
Posted:
November 7, 2017
Award:
$2 (6 Awards, $500K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
April 6, 2018

Support the education of K-12 students and the public so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather events and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience.

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DOT (Dept. of Transportation)
Posted:
November 6, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
January 8, 2018

Assist the Recipient in encouraging States and regional transportation planning agencies to enter into contracts and cooperative agreements with qualified youth service or conservation corps to perform appropriate projects eligible under the Federal-aid highway program, and to expand youth workforce development opportunities while strengthening transportation career pathways.

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DOI (Dept. of Interior)
Posted:
October 31, 2017
Award:
$300K ($40K Award Ceiling, 10 Awards)
Deadline:
January 4, 2018

2018 Preservation Technology and Training Grants (PTT Grants) are intended to create better tools, better materials, and better approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, sites, and collections.

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USAID (Agency for International Devleopment)
Posted:
October 30, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
May 30, 2018

Co-create innovative approaches that address critical global health challenges.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
October 24, 2017
Award:
$12M (13 Awards, $1.6M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
January 23, 2018

Interdisciplinary research that examines human and natural system processes and the complex interactions among human and natural systems at diverse scales. 

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Belment Forum
Posted:
October 19, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
March 9, 2018

Development and application of scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services across spatial scales of relevance to multiple types of decisions.

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DOE
Posted:
October 17, 2017
Award:
$3M (3 Awards, $1.5M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
January 18, 2018

Research technologies that can improve the energy efficiency of fluid power systems for commercial off-road vehicles.

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
October 11, 2017
Award:
$3M (8 Awards, $425K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
April 2, 2018

Demonstrate the effectiveness of community-based networks in improving health outcomes among racial and ethnic minority and/or other disadvantaged populations. 

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USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
October 4, 2017
Award:
$5M (70 Awards, $100K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
December 8, 2017

Implement a farm to school programs that improves access to local foods in eligible schools.

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USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
October 2, 2017
Award:
$4M (33 Awards, $1M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
January 2, 2018

Evaluate current landfill conditions to determine threats to water resources in rural areas; provide technical assistance and/or training to help associations reduce the solid waste stream.

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
September 22, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
September 7, 2020

Support for highly integrated research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

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USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
September 12, 2017
Award:
$8.6M
Deadline:
December 4, 2017

Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
September 11, 2017
Award:
$62M (12 Awards, $35M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
January 18, 2018

Applied research and development to enable the reduction of the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) generated by concentrating solar power (CSP) to 6 ¢/kWh-electric or less, without subsidies.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
September 7, 2017
Award:
$20M (12 Awards, $3M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
December 15, 2017

Research that can enable significant reductions in the lifetime costs of power electronics (PE) for solar photovoltaic (PV) energy.

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DOC (Dept. of Commerce)
Posted:
August 30, 2017
Award:
$600K (10 Awards, $300K)
Deadline:
February 15, 2018

The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) provides matching grants for international coral reef conservation projects.

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DOC (Dept. of Commerce)
Posted:
July 12, 2017
Award:
$3M (10 Awards, $750K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
December 8, 2017

Offer new insights into climate variability and marine ecosystems.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
February 22, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
February 22, 2018

Research to advance fundamental and quantitative understanding of the interactions of biological and environmental media with nanomaterials and nanosystems. 

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
January 30, 2017
Award:
$19M (55 Awards, $1.1M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
April 3, 2019

Encourage the safe production of fresh fruits and vegetables and to promote compliance with the requirements of FDA’s Regulation.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
January 6, 2017
Award:
$7.4M (30 Awards)
Deadline:
January 6, 2018

Research that addresses the deep-time sedimentary crust and advances our understanding of environmental and evolutionary change.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
December 8, 2016
Award:
$10M
Deadline:
August 31, 2018

Restoration, rehabilitation, and improvement of wildlife habitat, wildlife management research.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
December 8, 2016
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
December 31, 2018

Implementation of programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitats, including species that are not hunted or fished.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
November 16, 2016
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
August 31, 2018

Develop and implement programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitats, including species that are not hunted or fished. 

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NIH (National Institutes of Health)
Posted:
October 27, 2015
Award:
$3M
Deadline:
February 27, 2019

Identify the most talented Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) who intend to make a long-term commitment to research in the Environmental Health Sciences and assist them in launching an innovative research program focused on the understanding of environmental exposure effects on peoples health.

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