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


March - April 2017
IPaT Research Reminder: 
When to Use the Multiple PD/PI Model in Your Proposal

Often investigators are faced with many decisions when preparing their proposals. One of those decisions is when it is applicable to use the multiple PD/PI model. According to the National Institutes of Health (n. d), the decision to apply for a single PD/PI or a multiple PD/PI grant is the responsibility of the investigators and the applicant organization. Those decisions should be consistent with and justified by the scientific goals of the project. Therefore, as with the preparation of any research grant application, it is essential that investigators consider all aspects of the funding mechanism before submission. While there are some projects that clearly will be appropriate for the multiple-PD/PI model, the “fit” for other projects may not be so clear. All applicants proposing team science efforts are strongly encouraged to contact their NIH program officials at the earliest possible date to discuss the appropriateness of the multiple-PD/PI model for the support of their research.

Most Important: PIs need to pay close attention to the section of the solicitation which discusses PI eligibility, and when it is appropriate to use the multiple PD/PI model, since NIH notes:

The multiple PD/PI option is extended to most research grant applications submitted electronically through using the SF424 R&R application package.  If the Multiple PD/PI Model is not allowed, the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will state: “Multiple Principal Investigators (mPI) are not permitted,” under Section III, Eligible Individuals.


2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program

Aetna is inviting projects that address issues in the following domains: Built Environment, Community Safety, Environmental Exposures, Healthy Behaviors, and Social/Economic Factors.

IEEE Foundation

The IEEE Foundation invites grant applications exclusively from IEEE organizational units for projects that address the pre-defined theme identified by the IEEE Foundation for each year. The theme aligns with the IEEE Foundation's mission to "enable IEEE programs that enhance technology access, literacy, and education". This year's theme is, "raise awareness and understanding of science and technology and their potential to address a global challenge." A joint committee of the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors and the IEEE Life Members Committee reviews the grant applications. Funding is provided from the IEEE Foundation Fund or IEEE Life Members Fund.

Tomorrow's Internet Project Office (TIPOFF): Building on the Success of the Global Environment for Network Innovations

In order to leverage, advance and strengthen its investments in mid-scale computing research infrastructure, the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will support the work of Tomorrow's Internet Project Office (TIPOFF). Working closely with the U.S. academic and industrial computer networking research community, TIPOFF will provide leadership and administrative oversight in developing, deploying and operating innovative mid-scale computing research infrastructure to meet evolving research community needs and align with emerging national priorities.

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)

The Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The Centers are catalyzed by an investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry Center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the Center. Each Center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the Center faculty. An IUCRC contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, an IUCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context.