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


November - December 2017
IPaT Research Reminder: Help for Navigating the Proposal Stratosphere

Are you new to proposal preparation or are you a seasoned investigator? Regardless of your experience, there is assistance to navigate complicated issues, and answers to questions that emerge during this process. The number of compliance rules required by agencies today can be overwhelming, however, help is available so that your proposal makes it to the reviewing committee. Agencies such as the National Science Foundation conducts outreach on proposal preparation and award administration, through NSF Grant conferences and FastLane outreach activities. Save the date, and plan on attending the next NSF grant conference on June 4-5, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan where a variety of topics will be discussed:

• New programs and initiatives
• Future directions and strategies for national science policy
• Proposal preparation
• NSF's merit review process
• Conflict of interest policies
• Breakout sessions by discipline


Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys - R&D, U.S. S&T Competitiveness, STEM Education, S&T Workforce

CSES welcomes proposals for research, workshops and studies to advance the development, understanding, and quality of the S&T enterprise. Research could include improved approaches to indicator construction and presentation, new S&T indicator development, strengthening of methodologies to improve the surveys of S&T data, analytical or theoretical work on S&T policy relevant issues, and better understanding of the S&T enterprise in the United States and globally.

Partnership for Innovation (PFI)

The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) offers researchers the opportunity to transform new knowledge into societal benefits through translational research and technology development efforts which catalyze partnerships to accelerate innovations that address significant societal needs.

National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0)

The NRI-2.0 program builds upon the original National Robotics Initiative (NRI) program to support fundamental research in the United States that will accelerate the development and use of collaborative robots (co-robots) that work beside or cooperatively with people. The focus of the NRI-2.0 program is on ubiquity, which in this context means seamless integration of co-robots to assist humans in every aspect of life.

Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I
Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living

(Opportunity number: HHS-2018-ACL-NIDILRR-BISA-0239)

The purpose of the Federal SBIR program is to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small business in meeting Federal research or research and development (R/R&D) needs, and improve the return on investment from Federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the Nation. The specific purpose of NIDILRR's SBIR program is to improve the lives of people with disabilities through R/R&D products generated by small businesses, and to increase the commercial application of NIDILRR-supported research results and development products.

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 potential to solve critical global problems.

PCORI Invites LOIs for Patient-Centered Healthcare Research

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is inviting Letters of Inquiry for its Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program. Through the program, the institute will award grants of up to $250,000 over two years to projects that encourage the active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise.