Funding Announcements

There are a number of external funding opportunities available to researchers at American University. We have created a searchable database of possible opportunities with descriptions and links. Please copy the link and paste it into your web browser to view the announcement on the sponsor's website.

For other funding resources, check out the Hanover resources page. The Office of Research has partnered with Hanover to expand research resources to the AU community. These resources include funding alerts for a wide range of federal and non-federal opportunities, grant calendars that are focused on specific fields of discipline, informative webinars on subjects such as early career and mid-career funding opportunities, research writing strategies, and much more.

Hanover also provides the Grant Learning Center that is designed to guide faculty through various stages of developing competitive proposals. At present, courses being offered by Hanover include National Institutes of Health: A Series of Opportunities and NSF CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development Program.

Information on other funding databases such as Pivot, can be found in Research Central.

Limited Submissions

Some federal and private sponsoring agencies limit the number of proposals or applications an institution (or components of the institution) may submit for funding consideration. Therefore, it is necessary for American University to have a limited submission policy to establish an appropriate process for determining which proposal(s) is/are the most competitive with regard to the agency’s call. Sponsors vary on how they impose such a limitation.

Limited Submissions
Project Amount Deadline Sponsor Keywords URL
WCS Climate Adaptation Fund $300,000.00 4/8/2023 Wildlife Conservation Society #Climate Change #Sustainability #Wildlife
Frankenthaler Climate Initiative $100,000.00 4/17/2023 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation #Climate Change #Energy Efficiency #Renwable Energy
Higher Learning Program - Call for Concepts $500,000.00 4/20/2023 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation #Civics #Democracy #Humanities
Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) $3,000,000.00 4/27/2023 Federal #Education #Gender Equity #STEM
Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) $5,000,000.00 10/14/2023 Federal #Sustainability #Environment #Digital Library
U.S. Embassy Brussels Annual Program Statement - Individuals $100,000.00 08/132023 Federal #Belgium #International Relations
NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) $1,000,000.00 1/1/2022 (Statement of interest 10/18/2021) Federal #Tech, #MRI, #NSF
Capital Design Funding $500,000.00 Ongoing Convergence #Finance, #Convergence, #Capital
Internet Freedom Fund $900,000.00 Ongoing Open Technology Fund #STEM #Internet Censorship #IT
DRL Democratizing Digital Transformation for Women in Business in Central and Eastern Europe $200,000.00 5/3/2023 Federal #Digital #Inclusion #Europe
Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs $1,044,000.00 5/19/2023 Federal #Fulbright #Teachers #Educational Exchange
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) $5,000,000.00 3/29/2023 Federal #Low-Income Students #STEM #Scholarship
Large Wind Turbine Materials and Manufacturing $3,000,000.00 3/23/2023 Federal #STEM #Renewable Energy #Manufacturing
Enhancing Nutrition Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning in the Health Sector $45,000,000.00 5/15/2023 Federal #Health #Nutrition #Health Monitoring
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate Resilient Cereals $37,000,000.00 3/27/2023 Federal #Climate Change #Agriculture #Sustainability
DRL Inclusive Approaches to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Northern Central America $2,000,000.00 4/12/2023 Federal #Violence #Gender #Human Rights
Preventing School Violence: BJA’s STOP School Violence Program $2,000,000.00 5/8/2023 Federal #Crime Prevention #Humanities #School zones