Current Funding Opportunities

IPaT values our partnership with Georgia Tech researchers, and one of our goals is to assist in finding funding opportunities tailored to our diverse research community. We will provide information about upcoming proposals from various agencies, as well as links to popular funding sites that are easily accessible to our research community. Proposal support is also available through our proposal support team:

Francine Lyken

Kristi Kirkland


February - March 2018
IPaT Research Reminder: Letters of Collaboration

As most researchers know, federal agencies and other sponsors are continually revising their policies to streamline their proposal process. Some of these actions help to level the playing field for proposers and can eliminate any influence that institutions or individuals may have on reviewers. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently provided guidance about letters of collaboration, saying these letters should not endorse or evaluate the proposed project. NSF has further addressed this topic by composing specific language for individuals and teams who plan to include collaborators in their proposed research. Here is one format of a letter of collaboration, as provided by NSF:

"If NSF selects the proposal submitted by Dr. [insert the full name of the Principal Investigator] entitled [insert the proposal title] for funding, I intend to collaborate and/or commit resources as detailed in the Project Description or the Facilities, Equipment or Other Resources section of the proposal."

Some researchers may also be tempted to include letters of support as part of their NSF proposal package to strengthen their proposal. However, unless required by a specific program solicitation, letters of support should not be submitted, as they are not a standard component of an NSF proposal.

(Retrieved from NSF PAPPG, 2018)


Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)

The Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government.

Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes 2.0 FY18
(CRISP 2.0)

This CRISP 2.0 solicitation responds both to national needs on the resilience of critical infrastructures and to increasing NSF emphasis on transdisciplinary research.

NSF/VMware Partnership on Edge Computing Data Infrastructure (ECDI)

This solicitation seeks to advance the state of the art in end-to-end networked systems architecture that includes edge infrastructures.

Retirement Research Foundation Accepting Applications for Projects to Improve Lives of Aging Americans

The Retirement Research Foundation is accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations for local and national projects designed to improve the quality of life for older Americans.

Vodafone Americas Foundation Announces Tenth Annual Wireless Innovation Prize

The Vodafone Americas Foundation has announced its tenth annual Wireless Innovation Project, which offers applicants the opportunity to win up to $300,000 for innovative mobile solutions with the potential to solve critical global problems.

Breakthrough Prize Foundation Accepting Nominations for 2019 Awards

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2019 Breakthrough Prizes in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences, and Mathematics.