Current RFPs

Hanover Research calendars

Hanover Research Grants Calendar – Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Click above to download a grant opportunities calendar for the arts, humanities, and social sciences, compiled by Hanover Research, a grants development firm working in partnership with UMBC-CAHSS.

Hanover Research Grants Calendar for Minority Serving Institutions
Click above to download a grant opportunities calendar for minority serving institutions, compiled by Hanover Research, a grants development firm working in partnership with UMBC-CAHSS.

Hanover Research Grants Calendar – Education Research & Programs

Click above to download a grant opportunities calendar specific to education, compiled by Hanover Research, a grants development firm working in partnership with UMBC-CAHSS.

Hanover Research Grants Calendar – Health Research

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Hanover Research Grants Calendar – Interdisciplinary Research

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Hanover Research Grants Calendar – Student Success

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Hanover Research Grants Calendar – Early Research

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Hanover Research Grants Calendar: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Hanover Research Grants Calendar:  Environmental Sustainability

Click above to download a grant opportunities calendar specific to environmental sustainability, compiled by Hanover Research, a grants development firm working in partnership with UMBC-CAHSS.

Hanover Research Grants Calendar:  Research Centers

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Other resources

Hanover’s 2023 Grants Webinar Schedule

Click here for the schedule of webinars for 2023. Register for upcoming sessions through our website.

NIH’s New Scientific Data Sharing Website

NIH has a long-standing commitment to making the research it funds available to the public. This commitment is demonstrated through a variety of sharing policies that function to increase the transparency and availability of scientific data and resources.  NIH policies expect:

  • The appropriate sharing of scientific data to be maximized
  • Data from large scale genomic studies to be broadly and responsibly shared
  • Research tools developed with NIH funding to be made accessible to other researchers
  • Unique model organisms to be made available to the scientific community
  • Clinical trials to be registered and summary results reported in ClinicalTrials.gov
  • Peer reviewed manuscripts to be publicly available on PubMed Central

The new website will help you navigate these policies, providing you with step-by-step guides, infographics, tools and resources to help you on your way. In the case of clinical trials and public access policies, the site provides a central access point and visibility to these policies, and links out to existing NIH sites for more information.

View a list of COVID-19-related funding opportunities maintained by GrantForward.


Annual RFPs

Partnerships for Innovation (NSF)

Proposals are due in May, September, and January annually.

This program has the goal of: (1) identifying and supporting NSF-sponsored research and technologies that have the potential for accelerated commercialization; (2) supporting prior or current NSF-sponsored investigators, institutions of higher education, and non-profit organizations that partner with an institution of higher education in undertaking proof-of-concept work, including the development of technology prototypes that are derived from NSF-sponsored research and have potential market value; (3) promoting sustainable partnerships between NSF-funded institutions, industry, and other organizations within academia and the private sector with the purpose of accelerating the transfer of technology; (4) developing multi-disciplinary innovation ecosystems which involve and are responsive to the specific needs of academia and industry; (5) providing professional development, mentoring, and advice in entrepreneurship, project management, and technology and business development to innovators.

Research Coordination Networks (NSF)

Proposals are accepted at any time.

The goal of the RCN program is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education by supporting groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic, and international boundaries. The RCN program provides opportunities to foster new collaborations, including international partnerships where appropriate, and address interdisciplinary topics. Innovative ideas for implementing novel networking strategies, collaborative technologies, training, broadening participation, and development of community standards for data and meta- data are especially encouraged. RCN awards are not meant to support existing networks; nor are they meant to support the activities of established collaborations.

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (NSF)

Proposals are due in January annually.

This program is committed to funding research and practice, with continued focus on investigating a range of informal STEM learning experiences and environments that make lifelong learning a reality. The current solicitation encourages proposals from institutions and organizations that serve public audiences, and specifically focus on public engagement with and understanding of STEM, including community STEM; public participation in scientific research; science communication; intergenerational STEM engagement; and STEM media.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (NSF)

Proposals are due annually in January and July.

This is a core NSF STEM education program that seeks to promote novel, creative, and transformative approaches to generating and using new knowledge about STEM teaching and learning to improve STEM education for undergraduate students. The program is open to application from all institutions of higher education and associated organizations. NSF places high value on educating students to be leaders and innovators in emerging and rapidly changing STEM fields as well as educating a scientifically literate public.

Social Psychology (NSF)

Proposals are due annually in January and July.

This program supports research to advance basic knowledge in social psychology. Proposed research should carry strong potential for creating transformative advances in the basic understanding of human social behavior. Among the many research topics supported are social cognition, attitudes, social and cultural influence, stereotypes, motivation, decision making, group dynamics, aggression, close relationships, social and affective neuroscience, social psychophysiology, emotions, prosocial behavior, health-related behavior, and personality and individual differences.

Science and Technology Studies (NSF)

Proposals are due in early February and early August annually.

Science and Technology Studies is an interdisciplinary field that investigates the conceptual foundations, historical developments and social contexts of STEM, including medical science. The STS program supports proposals across a broad spectrum of research that uses historical, philosophical and social scientific methods to investigate STEM theory and practice. STS research may be empirical or conceptual; specifically, it may focus on the intellectual, material or social facets of STEM including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance and policy issues.

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (NSF)

Proposals are due by mid-November annually.

The multi-agency Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, organismal, and social drivers that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme of submitted projects must be the quantitative, mathematical, or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. The intent is discovery of principles of infectious disease (re)emergence and transmission and testing mathematical or computational models that elucidate infectious disease systems. Projects should be broad, interdisciplinary efforts that go beyond the scope of typical studies.

Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity

Open application

Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health, with an explicit emphasis on advancing racial equity. We recognize that achieving racial equity is not possible without a focus on the foundational and structural drivers of health, often referred to as the social determinants of health (e.g., housing, education, built environment, economic opportunity, law enforcement, and others). Therefore, we partner with researchers, practitioners, community leaders, advocates, and policymakers to develop evidence about what works to dismantle or remedy unjust systems and practices and produce more equitable outcomes for people and communities of color.

NIH Helping to End Addiction Longterm (HEAL) Initiative

The Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative, is a trans-NIH research effort focused on improving prevention and treatment for opioid misuse and addiction and enhancing pain management.  The NIH HEAL Initiative is organized into six research focus areas. Within those focus areas, 12 NIH Institutes and Centers are leading 25 research programs to find scientific solutions to the opioid crisis.  Click on the link above for details about the six research areas.

Wenner-Gren Foundation

Application deadlines are December and June.  The next deadline in June 1, 2023.

This grant program supports meetings and events that promote the development of inclusive communities of anthropologists and advance significant and innovative research. Conferences that we support are public events directed at large audiences of anthropologists. We prioritize scholarly gatherings that bring together members of large, international anthropological organizations. Workshops that we support are closed meetings focused on pressing topics in anthropology. Small groups of scholars gather for several days to work intensively on particular themes. Our aim is to help organizers make these conferences and workshops more inclusive and accessible by covering costs for scholars who might not otherwise be able to attend.

Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21) (NIH)

Letters of Intent are due 30 days before standard NIH dates, through December 2025.

This program is intended to support novel environmental health research in which an unpredictable event or policy change provides a limited window of opportunity to collect human biological samples or environmental exposure data. The primary motivation of the FOA is to understand the consequences of natural and human-made disasters, emerging environmental public health threats, and policy changes in the U.S. and abroad.

Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Data (R21) (NIH)

Letters of Intent are are due 30 days before standard NIH dates, through November 2024.

This program aims to invite applications proposing innovative analysis of existing social science, behavioral, administrative, and neuroimaging data to study the etiology and epidemiology of substance using behaviors (defined as alcohol, tobacco, prescription, and other substances) and related disorders, prevention of substance use and HIV, and health service utilization.


March deadlines

Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research (NSF)

Applications are due March 30, 2023.

The specific objectives of the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier program are to (1) facilitate inter-disciplinary or convergent research that employs the joint perspectives, methods, and knowledge of behavioral science, computer science, economics, engineering, learning sciences, research on adult learning and workforce training, and the social sciences; (2) develop deeper understandings of how human needs can be met and values respected in regard to how new technologies, conditions, and work experiences are changing; (3) support deeper understanding of the societal infrastructure that accompanies and leads to new work technologies and new approaches to work and jobs, and that prepares people for the future world of work; (4) encourage the development of a research community dedicated to designing intelligent technologies and work organization; (5) promote deeper basic understanding of the interdependent human-technology partnership.

April 2023 deadlines

Racial & Ethnic Minority Acceleration Consortium for Health Equity (FDA)

Proposals are due by April 6, 2023.

This program will give awards for multiple cooperative agreement (U01) recipients that will strengthen and advance minority health and health equity focused research, outreach, and communications as well as support training and mentoring of diverse students, fellows, and/or researchers.

NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows

Applications due April 11, 2023.

Provides awards to build research capacity in institutions and transform the career trajectories of investigators and further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers. Eligibility restricted to applicants from EPSCoR jurisdictions.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants

Proposals are due by April 12, 2023.

The Fund invites applications for its Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants program, which aims to stimulate the growth of new connections between scholars working in largely disconnected fields who could together change the course of climate change’s impact on human health. Small, early-stage grants of between $2,500 and $50,000 will be awarded through the program. BWF is mainly but not exclusively interested in activities that build connections between basic/early biomedical scientific approaches and ecological, environmental, geological, geographic, and planetary-scale thinking, as well as population-focused fields.

Incorporating Human Behavior in Epidemiological Models (NSF)

Proposals are due by April 14, 2023.

This program supports research that incorporates research on social and behavioral processes in mathematical epidemiological models. The program provides support for projects that involve balanced participation from the mathematical sciences and from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.

Applications are due by April 15, 2023.

The John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant supports early career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.  The John and Polly Sparks Foundation partnered with the American Psychological Foundation (APF) to empower early career psychologists to produce scientifically-based research and programs that could provide models for broad-based applications across the country.  Proposals will be evaluated on:  conformance with stated program goals and qualifications; quality and impact of proposed work; innovation and contribution to the field with proposed project; applicant’s demonstrated competence and capability to execute the proposed work.

Advancing Equity in Adolescent Health through Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs and Services (HHS)

Proposals are due by April 18, 2023.

This program promotes health across the reproductive lifespan through innovative, evidence-based sexual and reproductive health and family planning programs, services, strategic partnerships, evaluation, and research. These cooperative agreements will help organizations to advance health equity for adolescents, their family, and communities through the replication and scaling of medically accurate and age appropriate evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs.


May 2023 deadlines

Application deadline is May 1, 2023.

This grant program funds individual research projects undertaken by doctorates in anthropology or a closely related field. Our goal is to support vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of what it means to be human. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, topic, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that integrate two or more subfields and pioneer new approaches and ideas.  The maximum Post-PhD Research Grant is $25,000. Grants are nonrenewable. There is no limit to the duration of the grant, and applicants may request funding to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Wenner-Gren awards do not include funds to cover institutional overhead or any fees related to the administration of our grants and fellowships.

Funding Guidelines for May 3, 2023, Deadline for Letters of Inquiry

For its next research grants deadline, RSF will accept letters of inquiry (LOIs) under any of its core programs and special initiatives: Behavioral Science and Decision Making in ContextFuture of WorkImmigration and Immigrant Integration ; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; and Social, Political, and Economic Inequality. In addition, RSF will also accept LOIs relevant to any core program that addresses the effects of social movements, such as drives for unionization and mass social protests, and the effects of racial/ethnic/gender bias and discrimination on a range of outcomes related to social and living conditions in the United States.

LOIs must include specific information about the proposed data and research design. After peer review, about 15% of those who submit an LOI will be invited to submit a full proposal. The deadline for submitting LOIs is 2:00PM ET, May 3, 2023. Successful proposals can start on or after December 1, 2023.

Application deadline is May 3, 2023.

The William T. Grant Foundation invites applications for its Research Grants on Reducing Inequality program, which supports research studies that aim to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people ages 5 to 25 in the United States, along dimensions of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.

Through the program, grants of up to $600,000 for up to three years will be awarded in support of descriptive studies that describe, explore, or explain how programs, practices, or policies reduce inequality; intervention studies that provide causal evidence on the effectiveness of programs or policies for reducing inequality; and measurement development studies that can enhance the work of researchers, practitioners, or policy makers to reduce inequality. The foundation is especially interested in research to reduce inequality in academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes; and research to reduce inequality along race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origin status.

Community Level Interventions to Improve Minority Health and Reduce Health Disparities (R01) (NIH)

Letter of Intent are due by May 7, 2023.

This initiative will support research projects to develop and test prospective community-level interventions to improve minority health and decrease health disparities. Investigators who wish to evaluate the effect of an intervention on a health-related biomedical or behavioral outcome are strongly encouraged to use appropriate intervention study designs.

NIJ FY23 Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women

Application due May 10, 2023,

NIJ strives to support the development of objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women (VAW), promote justice for victims of crime, and enhance criminal justice responses. For that reason, this solicitation seeks applications for grant funding to conduct research and evaluation projects examining a broad range of topics, including the crimes of domestic (DV) and family violence (FV), homicide and other forms of violent death, intimate partner violence (IPV), rape, sex trafficking, sexual assault, stalking, and teen dating violence (TDV), also known as adolescent relationship abuse (ARA), along with the associated criminal justice system response, procedures, and policies.

Applications will be submitted in a two-step process, each with its own deadline:

  1. Submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov.
    Grants.gov, Deadline: April 26, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET
  2. Submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.
    Application JustGrants, Deadline: May 10, 2023, at 8:59 p.m. ET

Applicants must register with Grants.gov and JustGrants prior to submitting an application.

Integrated Maternal Health Services (HRSA)

Proposals are due by May 24, 2023.

The purpose of this program is to foster the development and demonstration of integrated health services models, such as the Maternity Medical Home / Pregnancy Medical Hom, which is modeled after the patient- centered medical home. The models developed and demonstrated by this program will support comprehensive care (including clinical, ancillary, behavioral health, and support services) for pregnant and postpartum people who experience health disparities and have limited access to basic social and health care services. The IMHS initiative will be used to identify integrated health services models for future replication that will improve maternal health outcomes, advance equity, and address systemic barriers.

Visiting Scholar, Journalist, and Researcher Application Deadlines

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will be accepted until June 27, 2023.

The foundation’s Visiting Scholar program is a unique opportunity for junior and senior scholars to spend a year (or a semester) in residence at RSF in New York City pursuing research examining essential questions on social, economic, and political life in the United States. The program fosters the exchange of ideas in a vibrant interdisciplinary environment and promotes multi-disciplinary collaborations. Applications are reviewed by outside experts; final selections are made by RSF trustees.

View further information about the program, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines.

RSF is also accepting applications for visiting journalists and visiting researchers in residence at RSF during the 2023-2024 academic year. The deadline is May 2, 2023.


Summer 2023 deadlines

Galvanizing Health Equity Through Novel and Diverse Educational Resources (GENDER) Research Education R25 (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Applications due June 27, 2023.

LOIs due 30 days prior to application deadline.

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers.

The over-arching goal of this ORWH R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a diverse workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:

Courses for Skills Development: For example, advanced undergraduate courses in a specific discipline or research area, courses on clinical procedures or specialized research techniques, or community-based courses on topics of relevance to sex and/or gender and health. Specifically, this FOA aims to support courses that develop skills in multidimensional and intersectional health-related research and healthcare delivery. The format of the courses may involve a traditional in-person approach, online activities, a hybrid of both approaches, or other methods.

Avenir Award Program for Chemistry and Pharmacology of Substance Use Disorders (DP1- Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Letters of intent due  July 9, 2023.  Applications due August 9, 2023.  

Avenir means future in French, and this Avenir Award Program looks toward the future by supporting early stage investigators proposing highly innovative research in the area of chemistry and pharmacology of substance use disorders and addiction. The purpose of this award is to support those in an early stage of their career who may lack the preliminary data required for an R01 grant, but who propose high impact research and who show promise of being tomorrow’s leaders in the field.

Human Networks and Data Science (HNDS)

Full proposals due July 13, 2023.  See schedule for subsequent deadlines.  

The Human Networks and Data Science Program (HNDS) supports research that investigates the behavior of individuals and groups by leveraging data and network science and the development of data infrastructure that makes such work possible.

Note that most submissions to the Human Networks and Data Science Core Research (HNDS-R) track come in through other SBE programs and should follow the submission dates for those programs. Direct submissions to HNDS-R require prior permission from the program officers.

NIH Avenir Award Program for Genetics or Epigenetics of Substance Use Disorders (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional)

Letters of intent due July 25, 2023.  Applications due August, 25, 2023.

Avenir means future in French, and this award looks toward the future by supporting early stage investigators proposing highly innovative studies. The award will support those in an early stage of their career who may lack the preliminary data required for an R01 grant, but who propose high impact research and who show promise of being tomorrow’s leaders in the field of genetics or epigenetics of substance use disorders..

The Genetics or Epigenetics of Substance Use Disorders Avenir Award program supports early stage investigators proposing highly innovative studies that open new areas of research for the genetics or epigenetics of addiction. These may be novel methods or approaches that can potentially be applied to the analysis of the genetics or epigenetics of addiction. Investigators outside the field of addiction interested in applying their novel approaches to the genetics or epigenetics of addiction are encouraged to apply.


Additional Resources

Other funding opportunities as well as databases and tools, including Grant Forward and Foundations Online, are available via UMBC’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research. Staff in UMBC’s Office of Sponsored Programs are available to meet with faculty to provide an overview of how to search for funding opportunities.

Researchers may also be interested in the eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA), which routinely adds opportunities, as well as the Governor’s Grants Office, which provides Maryland State specific funding opportunities. There are also institutional grant opportunities available through the Maryland Higher Education Commission.