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United States
National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 8, 2020 International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)   This program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The IRES program contributes to development of a diverse, globally-engaged workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate or graduate students in high quality international research, education and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas.
February 5, 2020 Frontier Research in Earth Sciences (FRES)   The FRES program will support research in Earth systems from the core through the critical zone. The project may focus on all or part of the surface, continental lithospheric, and deeper Earth systems over the entire range of temporal and spatial scales. FRES projects should have a larger scientific scope and budget than those considered for funding by disciplinary programs in the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR)
 April 1, 2020 International Research and education Network Connections (IRNC)   The International Research and education Network Connections (IRNC) Base program supports high-performance network connectivity required by international science and engineering research and education collaborations involving the NSF research community.
Letter of Intent Deadline Date
February 21, 2020
Competition for the Management of Operations and Maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)   A single award will be made as a cooperative agreement with a duration of five years that is anticipated to begin in November 2021.
February 11, 2020 Navigating the New Arctic (NNA)   Navigating the New Arctic (NNA), one of NSF’s 10 Big Ideas, embodies the Foundation’s forward-looking response to these profound challenges and opportunities. NNA seeks innovations in fundamental convergence research across the social, natural, environmental, and computing and information sciences, and engineering that address the interactions or connections between natural and built environments and social systems and how these connections inform our understanding of Arctic change and its local and global effects.
No deadline/Ongoing Alliance Grants The new Alliance Grant that will fund collaborative research projects between universities and partner organizations. You and your co-applicants may receive funds from multiple sources to cover the costs of your research project.
August 1 (Notification of Intent to Apply)
November 1 (Application)
Discovery Grants Program The Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects.
February 25, 2020 Atlantic Ecosystems Initiatives (AEI) A funding program that aims to improve the health, productivity and long-term sustainability of ecosystems in Atlantic Canada. It supports projects that use an ecosystem-based approach that includes broad partnerships and collaborative action leading to positive environmental results.