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

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

Hanover Research Grants Calendar – Interdisciplinary Research

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

Hanover Research Grants Calendar – Student Success

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

Hanover Research Grants Calendar – Early Research

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

Hanover Research Grants Calendar: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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

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.

Other resources

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
  • 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

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.

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.

December 2022 deadlines

Wenner-Gren Foundation

Application deadlines are December and June.  The next deadline in December 1, 2022.

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.

The Spencer Foundation – Small Research Grants on Education

Full proposals due by December 5, 2022.

The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. We accept applications three times per year.

This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.

Research Networks to Promote Multidisciplinary Mechanistic Studies on Music-Based Interventions for Pain or Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)

Letters of Intent due December 10, 2022.  Applications due January 10, 2023.

The purpose of this FOA is to support a collection of research networks that promote multidisciplinary mechanistic studies of music-based interventions (MBIs) for pain or Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD). These networks are expected to develop compelling research frameworks that will effectively guide future clinical studies on MBIs in these health conditions; adopt consistent terminology and taxonomy; support interdisciplinary collaborations andinitiate pilot projects to test novel mechanistic hypotheses; and identify strong mechanistic measures, outcomes, biomarkers, as well as relevant novel technologies and methodologies. To accomplish these objectives, applicants can propose activities such as meetings, workshops, conferences, research collaborations, exchange of ideas through visiting scientist arrangements or training opportunities. These activities will help identify unique research gaps that can be addressed through the networks in the form of pilot projects which will in turn generate the preliminary data needed for music and health investigators to compete for more substantial NIH grants. In addition, the networks shall sustain their scientific impact through a variety of dissemination and outreach strategies, including publication of research frameworks, common terminologies, reviews, and other best practices.

John Lewis NIMHD Research Endowment Program (S21) (NIH)

LOIs are due by December 17, 2022.

The purpose of the John Lewis NIMHD Research Endowment Program is to strengthen the research infrastructure and training capacity at eligible institutions of higher education to facilitate minority health and health disparities research and enhance the diversity of the scientific workforce.

January 2023 deadlines

NIH HEAL Initiative: Preventing Opioid Misuse and Co-Occurring Conditions by Intervening on Social Determinants 

Proposals due January 2, 2023.

Through the HEAL Initiative, NIH requests applications for studies designed to develop and test sustainable, scalable interventions to prevent opioid misuse, opioid use disorder, and co-occurring mental health conditions by intervening directly on social determinants of health. This initiative aims to build an evidence base for preventive interventions that address inequities, social risks and/or social disadvantage. Interventions targeting social determinants may be structural (e.g. policy, regulatory, or systemic-wide changes) or designed to alter outcomes of individuals affected by contextual risk factors, and may be implemented in conjunction with psychosocial interventions designed to address behavioral risks.

NIA Understanding the Supply of Professional Dementia Care Providers and Their Decisions (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Letter of Intent due January 3, 2023.  Applications due February 3, 2023.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to develop a national survey of professional Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD) care providers and link consented survey respondents (providers and institutional representatives) to administrative data (e.g., electronic health records, claims, payroll, and other institutional and state-level data).

The goal of the new resource is to expand research on the AD/ADRD care workforce, including the supply of skilled labor, and provide a deeper insight into how professional care providers and institutions provide care for persons living with AD/ADRD. The survey will oversample individuals from populations understudied in AD/ADRD research who serve in various professional caregiving roles (e.g., physicians, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), social workers, etc.) and institutions serving predominately underserved populations. This will allow for the examination of how the characteristics of professional care providers, and the institutions employing them, lead to variations in care provided to persons living with AD/ADRD. It may also facilitate the identification of modifiable behaviors, at both an organization and an individual level, that can improve overall health care delivery and eliminate AD/ADRD disparities.

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD) Real-World Data (RWD) Platform Initiative (U54 Clinical Trial Required)

Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement:  January 9 2023.

First Estimated Application Due Date:  June 1, 2023.

This platform will aim to transform the AD/ADRD research enterprise by serving as a central hub for NIA grantees to:

Improve applicability and generalizability of research findings through larger datasets that incorporate more inclusive and diverse populations; Capture complete information through linking a variety of real-world data sources; Increase the speed at which scientific questions can be answered by facilitating many objectives, from clinical trial/clinical research recruitment to the generation of real-world evidence (RWE); and Improve researchers’ ability to answer questions that cannot be feasibly or readily answered with a clinical trial.

 Transformative Educational Advancement and Mentoring Network (R25) (NIH)

LOIs are due by January 10, 2023.

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on courses for skills development and mentoring activities. The TEAM Network will pilot test the use of training champions at minority serving institutions to support the development of educational activities and scientific career development programs and promote the diversity of the cancer research workforce.

Cultural and Community Resilience (NEH)

Proposals are due by January 12, 2023.

The Cultural and Community Resilience program supports community-based efforts to mitigate climate change and COVID-19 pandemic impacts, safeguard cultural resources, and foster cultural resilience through identifying, documenting, and/or collecting cultural heritage and community experience. The program prioritizes projects from disadvantaged communities in the United States or its jurisdictions, and NEH encourages applications that employ inclusive methodologies.

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

Proposals are due by January 12, 2023.

The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative is to improve the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance. To that end, SFARI invites applications for the 2023 Winter Pilot Award. Grants of up to $300,000 over two years will support exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses for autism.

Climate Smart Humanities Organizations (NEH)

Proposals are due by January 17, 2023.

As energy costs rise and natural disasters become more frequent, humanities organizations, such as museums, libraries, archives, historic sites, and colleges and universities, face an enormous task: to anticipate operational, physical, and financial impacts of climate-related events on their institutions, while also reducing their own impact on the environment. Climate Smart Humanities Organizations supports these efforts by offering federal matching funds for comprehensive organizational assessments that lead to strategic climate action and adaptation plans.

Racial Equity in STEM Education (NSF)

Proposals are due by January 17, 2023.

Proposals funded by this solicitation will (1) substantively contribute to institutionalizing effective research-based practices, policies, and outcomes in STEM environments for those who experience inequities caused by systemic racism and the broader community; (2) advance scholarship and promote racial equity in STEM in ways that expand the array of epistemologies, perspectives, ideas, theoretical and methodological approaches that NSF funds; and (3) further diversify project leadership (PIs and co-PIs) and institutions funded by NSF.

Build and Broaden: Enhancing Social, Behavioral and Economic Science Research and Capacity at MSIs (NSF)

Proposals are due by January 19, 2023.

Build and Broaden (B2) supports fundamental research and research capacity across disciplines at MSIs and encourages research collaborations with scholars at MSIs. Growing the STEM workforce is a national priority. Proposals are invited from single principal investigators based at MSIs and from multiple co-investigators from groups of MSIs. Principal investigators who are not affiliated with MSIs may submit proposals, but must collaborate with PIs, co-PIs, or senior personnel from MSIs.

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program (HRSA)

Proposals are due by January 19, 2023.

By expanding the DBP workforce, children with a wide range of developmental and behavioral concerns will have increased access to evaluation and services that address medical and psychosocial aspects of development. Through this award, programs will prepare DBP fellows and other long-term trainees for leadership roles as teachers, investigators, and clinicians; build workforce capacity to evaluate for, diagnose or rule out developmental disabilities (DD), including autism, and other behavioral health concerns; prepare trainees to participate in clinical care and research training across the broad range of behavioral and developmental health concerns; provide pediatric practitioners, residents, and medical students with essential psychosocial knowledge and clinical expertise.

Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury (R01) (CDC)

Proposals are due by January 26, 2023.

This program solicits investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance understanding of approaches to prevent community violence and eliminate racial and ethnic inequities in risk for community violence. This initiative is intended to support effectiveness research to evaluate innovative programs, practices, or policies among groups experiencing a high burden of community violence.

Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional).

For funding consideration, you must apply by January 31, 2023.

This NOSI announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research highlighting health inequities among populations of women in the United States that are understudied, underrepresented, and underreported (U3) in biomedical research. Robust studies exploring sex and gender influences and social determinants of health are needed to reduce inequities. The proposed research must address at least one objective from strategic goal 1, 2, or 3 of the 2019–2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women’s Health Research.

February 2023 deadlines

NSF Mid-Career Advancement (MCA)

Submission window:  February 1, 2023 – March 1, 2023

The MCA program offers 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. MCA support is expected to help lift these constraints to reduce workload inequities and enable a more diverse scientific workforce (more women, persons with disabilities, and individuals from groups that have been underrepresented) at high academic ranks.

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.

A key component of a successful MCA will be the demonstration that the PI’s current research program could substantively benefit from the protected time, mentored partnership(s), and resources provided through this program, such that there is a substantial enhancement to the PI’s research and career trajectory, enabling scientific and academic advancement not likely without this support.

The MCA is the only cross-directorate NSF program specifically aimed at providing protected time and resources to established scientists and engineers targeted at the mid-career stage. Participating programs in the Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO), Geosciences (GEO), Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), Education and Human Resources (EHR), and Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) will accept MCA proposals. To help identify the disciplinary program in which the MCA should be reviewed, PIs are urged to investigate the research areas supported by the different directorates and participating programs.

NSF Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC)

Proposals due February 1, 2023.

The Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC) is a research and action competition that accelerates the transition to practice of foundational research and emerging technologies into communities through civic-engaged research. By addressing priorities at the local scale that are relevant across the US, CIVIC is laying the foundation for a broader and more fluid exchange of research and technology capabilities and civic priorities through joint partnerships involving civic stakeholders and the research community. CIVIC funds projects that pilot state-of-the-art solutions over 12 months, following a six-month planning phase, and have the potential for lasting impact in the partnering community as well as the potential to be scaled and implemented in other communities.

  •  Track A. Living in a changing climate: pre-disaster action around adaptation, resilience, and mitigation; and
  • Track B. Bridging the gap between essential resources and services & community needs.

Russell Sage Foundation Early Career Funding Opportunities

Proposals due by February 2, 2023.

The Dissertation Research Grants program supports innovative and high-quality dissertation research that addresses questions relevant to any of RSF’s priority areas: Behavioral Science and Decision Making in ContextFuture of Work ; Race, Ethnicity and ImmigrationImmigration and Immigrant Integration; and Social, Political, and Economic Inequality. Proposed projects must be closely aligned with the funding priorities listed on the RSF website for any of these areas, contribute to RSF’s mission to improve social and living conditions in the U.S., and demonstrate appropriate use of relevant theory, innovative data, rigorous research methods, and measures.

HEAL Initiative: Development and Validation of Virtual Assessments to Study Children and Caregivers in Their Natural Environment (R01) (NIH)

Applications are due by February 3, 2023.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse seeks grant applications that will establish validated virtual measures of sociocultural, biobehavioral and environmental mechanisms that underlie trajectories of substance use, substance use exposures, and substance use disorders.

Maternal and Child Health Secondary Data Analysis Research (HRSA)

Proposals are due by February 13, 2023.

The purpose of the SDAR program is to support research that analyzes existing national data sets and/or administrative records to answer questions that can improve the health and well-being of MCH populations, including children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. The SDAR program helps researchers use existing data sets to identify new issues, study new research questions, test hypotheses, and determine pathways for intervention. There is also an autism data track.

Earliest submission date is February 28, 2023.  

The National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) Early Career Research (ECR) Award (R03) is intended to support both basic and clinical research from rehabilitation scientists who are establishing independent research careers. The research must be focused on one or more of the areas within the mission of NCMRR: Applicants are encouraged to refer to the NIH Research Plan on Rehabilitation for strategic priorities ( The NCMRR ECR Award R03 grant mechanism supports various types of projects including secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; translational research; outcomes research; and development of new technology. Irrespective of the type of project, the intent of the NCMRR ECR Award R03 is for the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) to obtain sufficient preliminary data for a subsequent R01 application.

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.

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.