Funding Opportunities

Rolling Deadline

Name Due Date Description
Simons Foundation Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences Rolling Deadline The program is intended to support high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics and computer science projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis.


Due in the Next Month

Name Due Date Description
2020 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Program September 13, 2019 Multidisciplinary University Initiative (MURI) efforts involve teams of researchers investigating high priority topics and opportunities that intersect more than one traditional technical discipline. For many military problems this multidisciplinary approach serves to stimulate innovations, accelerate research progress and expedite transition of results into naval applications.
2020-2021 Fulbright Scholar Program September 16, 2019 The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.
51 Pegasi b Fellowship September 20, 2019 The 51 Pegasi b Fellowship provides exceptional postdoctoral scientists with the opportunity to conduct theoretical, observational, and experimental research in planetary astronomy.
Google AI Faculty Research Awards September 30, 2019 Providing unrestricted gifts as support for research at institutions around the world. The program is focused on funding world-class technical research in Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields.
Fund for Astrophysical Research September 30, 2019 Grants are awarded for the acquisition of astronomical equipment, computer time, and computer hardware or software for use in research. Preference is generally given to proposals for facilities that are likely to be used by a number of researchers. Cost sharing is encouraged. The Fund does not make grants for equipment intended only for teaching, publication costs, or travel costs to attend meetings. No salaries, administrative costs, or overhead will be funded.
Simons Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences Awards October 3, 2019 The aim of the Simons Collaborations in MPS program is to stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science.


Due at Future Date

Name Due Date Description
NSF Critizal-Zone Collaborative Network December 2, 2019 NSF seeks proposals to establish an adaptive and responsive research network that supports investigations of the Earth’s Critical Zone. This network will consist of two components that will work together to advance knowledge, education, and outreach in this convergent science: 1) Thematic Clusters of fixed or temporary locations will conduct basic research on significant, overarching scientific questions concerning the structure, function, and processes of the Critical Zone. These U.S.-based Clusters could include existing observatories engaged in collecting environmental data, other monitoring locations that have been in operation for extended periods of time, and new sites that will support the scientific goals of the Cluster; 2) A Coordinating Hub that will oversee the compatibility and archiving of the data resulting from the Thematic Clusters, coordinate outreach and community-building activities, support the use of network facilities by outside researchers, and plan for infrastructure needs of the network.
Dan David Prize March 10, 2020 The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the current year. Registered doctoral and post-doctoral researchers who study at recognized universities throughout the world, and whose research has been approved, are eligible to apply.


Funding Agency Resources

The following list provides links to the agencies that provide the majority of grant and contract funds awarded to Caltech. Not all agencies/institutions have web sites. If you are looking for information regarding a particular agency or solicitation and have trouble finding it please e-mail Samantha Westcott for assistance.