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Annual/Cyclical Grant Deadlines

The purpose of this calendar is to provide FSU researchers with tentative annual/cyclical submission dates. This grant calendar is meant to serve as a reminder for upcoming significant or prestigious funding opportunities across disciplines. Several of these are considered prestigious awards by the Top American Research University (TARU), Center for Measuring University Performance (CMUP) Awards, or the Association of American Universities (AAU) Awards, and assist with our title as a Preeminent University.  Receiving some of these awards is considered by Provost Sally McRorie as an Extraordinary Accomplishment, can greatly influence a faculty member's university reputation, and even increase salaries.  

This is not an exhaustive or all-inclusive list. Some submission dates are not released more than a month in advance. The grant programs are organized by the tentative month that the applications are due. Look at each grant program solicitation on the individual agency’s websites for the confirmed deadlines. To find more grant opportunities subscribe to Pivot or GrantForward, FSU’s subscription funding databases, and request support from the Office of Research Development team.

Limited submission dates listed in this table are for the external agency. You will need to submit a pre-proposal to FSU's limited submission site at an earlier deadline! Check the FSU Limited Submissions site for our (2-4 months) earlier internal deadline!


Deadline Agency Program Career Level / Special Conditions
November 01, 2021 Smithsonian Institute The Smithsonian Institute Fellowship Program (SIFP) Mid to Senior Investigator Funding
February 28, 2022 (tentative) PhRMA PhRMA Foundation Sabbatical Fellowships Mid to Senior Investigator Funding
July 26, 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program 2021 Early Career
June 30, 2021 (tentative) National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program 2022 Early Career
June 24, 2021 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award Mid-Career (*also a Limited Submission- see above)
July 01, 2021 Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Innovation Award, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Early Career
July 07, 2021 William T. Grant Foundation William T. Grant Scholars Program Early Career (Limited by College – Contact your Dean if you are interested)
September 17, 2021 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Guggenheim Fellowships Top American Research Universities (TARU)/ Center for Measuring University Performance (CMUP) Awards
August 02, 2021 Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program Early Career/Junior Faculty Funding Opportunity
August 11, 2021 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Harry Weaver Scholar Awards Early Career/Junior Faculty Funding Opportunity
August 12, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) NIH Support for Scientific Conferences (R13 and U13) Cyclical/Standard NIH Deadline
July 12, 2021 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Air Force Office of Scientific Research Fiscal Year 2022 Young Investigator Program (YIP) Early Career/Junior Faculty
May 01, 2022 (tentative) Pew Charitable Trusts Pew Biomedical Scholars Early Career/Junior Faculty
July 05, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 Research Grants (renewal, resubmission, revision) (Cycle II)
July 05, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) U01 Research Grants - Cooperative Agreements (renewal, resubmission, revision) (Cycle II)
June 16, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, U34, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3 (new) Other Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Cycle II)
August 12, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) R13, U13 (all) Conference Grants and Conference Cooperative Agreements (Cycle II)
July 12, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) K series (renewal, resubmission, revision) Research Career Development (Cycle II) Early Career/Junior Faculty and Mid-Career Faculty
July 26, 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Early Career/Junior Faculty
September 15, 2021 Fulbright Fulbright Scholar Program
September 28, 2021 National Ataxia Foundation Young Investigator Award Early Career/Junior Faculty
September 29, 2021 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) ACLS Fellowships Top American Research Universities (TARU)/ Center for Measuring University Performance (CMUP) Awards; Early Career/Junior Faculty
September 15, 2021 Scleroderma Foundation New Investigator Grant Early Career/Junior Faculty
September 15, 2021 Scleroderma Foundation Established Investigator Grant Mid- to Late Career Faculty
September 30, 2021 Searle Scholars Program Searle Scholars Program Early Career/Junior Faculty. This is a Limited Submission competition; see FSU ORD's Limited Submission page.
September 15, 2021 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Sloan Research Fellowships Early Career/Junior Faculty
September 15, 2021 Terra Foundation for American Art Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant
September 15, 2021 Millard Meiss Millard Meiss Publication Fund
September 15, 2021 Wyeth Foundation for American Art Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant
September 07, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) AIDS and AIDS-Related Applications (new, renewal, resubmission, revision) (Cycle II)
September 05, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) R41, R42, UT1, UT2, R43, R44, U43, U44 (all including AIDS and AIDS-related), SB1, UB1 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program (Cycle I)
September 22, 2021 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends This is a Limited Submission competition with an earlier internal deadline. See FSU ORD's Limited Submission webpage for details.
June 18, 2021 Smith Richardson Foundation Strategy and Policy Fellows Program
September 29, 2021 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Archaeological and Ethnographic Field Research
July 15, 2021 Warren Alpert Foundation General, Medical and Research Grants $25,000 and Over LOI due July 15th
October 15, 2021 Warren Alpert Foundation General, Medical and Research Grants $25,000 and Over (Cycle IV) LOI due Oct. 15
October 15, 2021 Warren Alpert Foundation General, Medical, and Research Grants $25,000 and Under
July 15, 2021 Warren Alpert Foundation General, Medical, and Education Grants $25,000 and Under (Cycle III)
September 13, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Core Centers for Clinical Research (CCCR) (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
June 01, 2022 (tentative) Whiting Foundation The Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship Early Career / Junior Faculty; See Limited Submission webpage
June 01, 2022 (tentative) Whiting Foundation The Whiting Public Engagement Seed Grant Early Career / Junior Faculty; See FSU ORD's Limited Submission tracker.
October 20, 2021 Simons Foundation Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Theoretical Computer Science Mid-career; Limited Submission opportunity--see FSU ORD's Limited Submission tracker
December 01, 2021 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award Early-Career/Junior Faculty
October 22, 2021 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship Program Early-Career Faculty
October 06, 2022 National Humanities Center National Humanities Center Residential Fellowships Top American Research Universities (TARU)/ Center for Measuring University Performance (CMUP) Awards
November 15, 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Early Career; Top American Research Universities (TARU)/ Center for Measuring University Performance (CMUP) Awards
December 01, 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative Top American Research Universities (TARU)/ Center for Measuring University Performance (CMUP) Awards
May 15, 2022 Scoliosis Research Society New Investigator Research Grant, Scoliosis Research Society Early Career/Junior Faculty
October 01, 2021 Stanford Humanities Center External Faculty Fellowship Early Career/Junior Faculty; Mid-Career Faculty; Late-Career Faculty
October 01, 2021 Whitehall Foundation Research Grants (Spring Session) Early Career/Junior Faculty; Mid-Career Faculty; Late-Career Faculty
October 01, 2021 Whitehall Foundation Grants-in-Aid (Spring Session) Early Career/ Junior Faculty; Senior Faculty
October 15, 2021 American Chemical Society Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Grants, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Early-Career Faculty
October 15, 2021 American Chemical Society (ACS) New Directions (ND), Petroleum Research Funds (PRF) Early-Career, Mid-Career, and Late-Career Faculty
April 01, 2022 American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grants (RSG) (Cycle I) Early- and Mid-Career Faculty
October 15, 2021 American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grants (RSG) (Cycle II) Early- and Mid-Career Faculty
October 05, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 (new) Research Grants (Cycle III)
October 05, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) U01 (new) Research Grants - Cooperative Agreements (Cycle III)
October 12, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) K series (new) Research Career Development (Cycle III) Senior Postdoctoral Fellows/Early-Career Faculty
October 16, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, U34, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3 (new) Other Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Cycle III)
October 25, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) R15 (all--new, renewal, resubmission, revision) Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) (Cycle III)
September 23, 2021 American Lung Association Awards and Grants, American Lung Association LOIs due on Sept. 23
September 01, 2021 Kress Foundation History of Art Grants Program (Fall cycle)
September 01, 2021 Kress Foundation Conservation Grants (Fall cycle)
September 01, 2021 Kress Foundation Digital Art History Grant (Fall cycle)
October 15, 2021 National Gallery of Art Senior Fellowship Program
September 20, 2021 The Greenwall Foundation Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics Junior Faculty Career Development Award. This is a Limited Submission program with a separate internal deadline; see the ORD's Limited Submission page.
October 31, 2021 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) EACVI Training Grants
October 12, 2021 Florida Humanities Community Project Grants
September 29, 2021 Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grants
September 27, 2021 American Academy in Berlin The Berlin Prize
November 05, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 (renewal, resubmission, revision) (Cycle III)
November 05, 2021 U01 (renewal, resubmission, revision) National Institutes of Health (NIH)
November 06, 2021 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Top American Research Universities (TARU)/ Center for Measuring University Performance (CMUP) Awards; Mid-Career Faculty
November 15, 2021 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Innovation Grant Program
November 16, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, U34, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3 (renewal, resubmission, revision)
November 17, 2021 U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Research Grant Program U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation
November 30, 2021 American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Awards Early-Career Faculty
October 15, 2021 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF) White papers are due by October 15, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET. Full proposals will be by invitation only and must be received, alongside required confidential letters of recommendation, no later than February 4, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET.
October 04, 2021 National Academy of Sciences National Academy of Sciences Awards
December 02, 2021 AASLD Clinical, Translational, and Outcomes Research Award in Liver Diseases (CTORA) Limited Submission opportunity permitting two applications per department--Contact your Department Chair; Early-Career Faculty
January 10, 2022 Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) Program These are joint projects with an ORAU subject matter expert, who must be the one to submit the application. Interested faculty who do not already have an existing relationship with an ORAU subject matter expert (SME) must submit a collaboration request submission by Oct. 15 for FY22 consideration.
November 15, 2021 Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Michael Brill Research Grant in Urban Communication and Community Design Eligible participants must be EDRA members.
February 15, 2022 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); Division of Education Programs Landmarks of American History and Culture Updated guidelines have not yet been posted; in the meantime, the agency encourages interested applications to review the previous cycle's guidelines to get a sense of what is involved in assembling an application.
February 15, 2022 National Science Foundation (NSF) / National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) NSF Dynamic Language Infrastructure - NEH Documenting Endangered Language (DLI - DEL)
September 15, 2022 National Science Foundation (NSF) / National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) NSF Dynamic Language Infrastructure - NEH Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL)
November 12, 2021 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); Independent Television Service (ITVS) ITVS Humanities Documentary Development Fellowship
February 01, 2022 (tentative) PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grants in Health Outcomes Research Early-Career Faculty; Application guidelines for the 2022 cycle not available until Dec. 2021
May 20, 2022 (tentative) PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grants in Drug Delivery Early-Career Faculty; Information presented here is merely tentative--application guidelines for the 2022 cycle are not yet available
May 20, 2022 (tentative) PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grants in Drug Discovery Early-Career; information presented here is merely tentative--application guidelines for 2022 cycle not yet available
February 01, 2022 (tentative) PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grants in Translational Medicine Early-Career; information presented here is merely tentative--application guidelines for the 2022 cycle are not yet available
January 05, 2022 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR); Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR); Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Grants (Cycle II)
January 06, 2022 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Pilot Research Grant, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Early-Career Faculty
January 07, 2022 National Institutes of Health (NIH) AIDS and AIDS-Related Applications (Cycle III)
January 10, 2022 (tentative) McKnight Foundation McKnight Scholar Awards--McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Scholar Award Early-Career
January 12, 2022 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program (PDEP) Postdoctoral Fellows; deadline: Jan. 12, 2022 at 4pm ET
January 15, 2022 National Science Foundation (NSF) Cultural Anthropology Program Senior Research Awards (CA-SR) The "senior" designation includes all researchers who have a PhD or equivalent education and experience, sufficient to allow them to carry out independent basic research.
January 15, 2022 Whitehall Foundation Research Grants (Summer Session) Deadline for Letter of Intent (required): Jan. 15; The Foundation will accept only one letter of intent per twelve month period per investigator.
January 15, 2022 Whitehall Foundation Grants-in-Aid (Summer Session) Early-Career Faculty (or higher); Deadline for Letter of Intent (required): Jan. 15.
April 15, 2022 Whitehall Foundation Grants-in-Aid (Fall Session) Early-Career Faculty (or higher); Deadline for Letter of Intent (required): April 15
April 15, 2022 Whitehall Foundation Research Grants (Fall Session) Deadline for Letter of Intent (required): April 15
January 25, 2022 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Program Project Grants and Center Grants, Research Demonstration Education Projects, Institutional National Research Service Awards, Other Training Grants, Construction Grants (Cycle I)
December 09, 2021 Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (Center) Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Request for Proposals (RFP) Pre-proposals due Dec. 9, 2021 at 12noon
February 01, 2022 Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award The applicant must hold an independent assistant professor position or equivalent.
December 16, 2021 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grants Program
December 07, 2021 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) ACLS Sustaining Public Engagement Grants Deadline: 9pm EST, Dec. 7, 2021
February 22, 2022 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Institutes for Higher Education Faculty
February 01, 2022 American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Museum Assessment Program (MAP)
January 15, 2022 Bogliasco Foundation Bogliasco Fellowships (Fall)
April 15, 2022 Bogliasco Foundation Bogliasco Fellowships (Spring)
December 15, 2021 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA); Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) Creative Forces Community Engagement Grant
December 14, 2021 Department of the Interior; National Park Service FY2021 Historic Preservation Fund- Save America's Treasures Collection Grants
March 02, 2022 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
April 13, 2022 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships
Ongoing Deadline Agency Program Career Level / Special Conditions
Proposals Accepted Anytime National Science Foundation (NSF) / U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Scholar-in-Residence at U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Mid to Senior Investigator Funding