The following list includes competitions from the current year.  Click here for previous years’ competitions.

Sponsors may limit the number of applications that an institution may submit for a particular grant program. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE) will coordinate these submissions for research opportunities by determining whether multiple candidates wish to apply and organizing an impartial review to select the most competitive proposal(s) to send forward to the funding agency. Coordination of opportunities that have narrow target research areas will be delegated to the School/College or Department involved in those areas.


NSF Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering 2014Nominations are due at the Graduate School on Friday, March 15;
Deadline for internal competition is to be determined.
NSF International Research Network Connections (IRNC) 2014Notification of intent to submit is due at the Graduate School on:  May 9, 2014Steenbock Professorship in Biological Sciences 2015Deadline for Internal Competition: February 18, 2015Steenbock Professorship in Behavioral & Neural Sciences 2015Deadline for Internal Competition: February 18, 2015NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) 2014Nominations are due at the Graduate School on April 14, 2014
Deadline for internal competition is TBD.REVISED: NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships 2015Deadline for Notice of Intent:  October 7, 2014
Deadline for Internal Competition: October 20, 2014
USIEF Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI) 2015Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences 2014NSF – Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program 2015NSF-High Performance Computing System Acquisition 2014NSF Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN) 2014NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) 2014Nominations are due at the Graduate School on April 11, 2014
Deadline for internal competition is TBDNSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) 2015Notice of Intent:  November 18, 2014
Internal competition:  December 1, 2014NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) 2014NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC) 2015NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant Program 2014NIH Research Evaluation And Commercialization Hub (REACH) Awards (U01) 2014NIH National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) (U54) 2014NIH Director’s Biomedical Research Workforce Innovation Award: Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) (DP7) 2014NIH Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources (G20) 2014NIH Coordination and Evaluation Center for Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce Program (CEC) (U54) 2014NIH Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) (U54) 2014National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend 2015Graduate Student Awards to the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates 2015Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award (SIA) 2014Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program 2015American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes 2014Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Distinguished Investigators (ADI) Program 2015REVISED – Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation College Ready Grant 2015Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation Career Ready Internship Grant 2015Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) 2015NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) 2015NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) 2015Notification of intent to submit is due at the Graduate School on: June 18, 2014
Deadline for internal competition: To Be Determined