Listed below are a selection of funding opportunities available for select prestigious or recurring competitions, that fall outside of the Limited Submissions competitions. Please click on the link to the program page for more information. This list is not an exhaustive list of all funding opportunities available.

Sponsor Deadline Subject Area Program Amount
ACLS September Humanities Collaborative Fellowship Program Up to $201,000 for 2 years
This program offers small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project in the humanities and related social sciences. The fellowship supports projects that produce a tangible research project (such as joint print or Web publications) for which two or more collaborators will take credit.
ACLS September Humanities Fellowship Program Various - see guidelines.
The Fellowship program invites applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g. novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.
AFOSR June Basic research Young Investigator Research Program $450,000 for 3 years.
The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance the early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigator to recognize the Air Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation September Basic/Life Science Fellowship Program $75,000
This year the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will award $75,000 fellowships to each of 126 early-career scientists for use in their research.
DoD May Equipment Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (PDF download) $50,000 - $1.5 million
The program seeks proposals to purchase equipment and instrumentation in support of research areas of interest to the DoD. A central purpose is to provide equipment and instrumentation to enhance research-related education in areas of interest and priority to the DoD.
DoD June/September High-risk basic research Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) $1.25 - $1.5 million up to 5 years.
The MURI program addresses high-risk basic research and attempts to understand or achieve something that has never been done before. The program has regularly produced significant scientific breakthroughs with far-reaching consequences to the fields of science, economic growth, and revolutionary new military technologies.
DoE September Basic Sciences Early Career Research Program $750,000 for 5 years.
The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research careers in the areas supported by the DOE Office of Science.
Fulbright August Various Scholar's Program  
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers 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. Between 2 and 12 months duration.
HHMI June Biology Investigator Program  
The HHMI Investigator Program supports nearly 300 Investigators, located at more than 60 research institutions across the United States, who are widely known for their scientific discoveries, their innovation, and their success in pushing the bounds of knowledge in biomedical research.
HHMI July Natural Science Professors Program $1 million for 5 years.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute announces a new competition for HHMI Professors. HHMI expects to appoint up to 15 professors and award each professor up to $1 million over a five year period. Grants will enable professors to develop and implement science education activities. In addition to grants to individual professors, this opportunity includes the option of teams of two eligible scientists from the same institution to apply for collaborative awards, each team award totaling $1.5 million over five years.
Human Frontier Science Program March Biomedical Young Investigator Grants and Program Grants $450,000 max per year.
HFSP Research Grants support teams of 2-4 members conducting innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. Research grants are provided for teams of scientists from different countries who wish to combine their expertise in innovative approaches to questions that could not be answered by individual laboratories.
IBM October Computer Science Ph.D. Fellowships Awards Program See guidelines.
The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study.
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation September Arts Fellowship Program See guidelines.
Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The applicant must be for a single project. Applications that attempt to span too many disparate disciplines, or that include too many objectives, are less competitive than those that propose a balanced, focused goal. Awards are for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months.
Northeastern IPM November Pest Management IPM Partnership Grants $50,000
Projects funded through the IPM Partnership Grants Program must further the mission of the Northeastern IPM Center, address or identify regional IPM stakeholder priorities, and benefit the region at large. Extension projects are encouraged.
NSF December Next-gen healthcare solutions Smart and Connected Health program $500,000 per year for 5 years.
The goal of the National Science Foundation’s Smart and Connected Health program is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much-needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease.
NSF/USDA April Plant Biology Plant-Biotic Interactions $50,000-$300,000
Projects 2-4 years. The Plant-Biotic Interactions (PBI) program supports research on the processes that mediate beneficial and antagonistic interactions between plants and their viral, bacterial, oomycete, fungal, plant, and invertebrate symbionts, pathogens, and pests. This joint NSF-NIFA program supports projects focused on current and emerging model and non-model systems, and agriculturally relevant plants.
ONR August/January Basic research Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship $3 million for 5 years.
The VBFF supports new, out-of-the box ideas where researcher creativity intersects with the unknown. Vannevar Bush Fellows represent a cadre of experts that provide invaluable direction to the DoD in its scientific efforts and also train the next generation of scientists and engineers.
ONR August Science & Enguineering Young Investigator Program Up to $170,000/yr, 3 year term
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment, who have received their doctorate or equivalent degree on or after 01 January 2012, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The objectives of this program are to attract outstanding faculty members of Institutions of Higher Education (hereafter also called "universities") to the Department of the Navy's Science and Technology (S&T) research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers. Individuals who are holding non-profit equivalent positions are encouraged to apply.
Toyota Material Handling North America December Engineering University Research Program $500,000 per year for up to 3 years.
Advancing the Science of Supply Chain, Logistics and Material Handling.
USDA-NIFA March Food, agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences education Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program $30,000-$750,000 depending upon the program
The HEC projects are expected to: (a) produce measurable impacts aligned with HEC program goals, (b) promote innovative, educational practices within the FANH sciences that improve how students learn, and (c) include a rigorous evaluation component to assess that project outcomes are met. Institutions must demonstrate capacity for, and a significant ongoing commitment to, the teaching of food, agricultural and human sciences generally, and to the specific need and/or discipline(s) for which a grant is requested.
Vilcek June Biomedical Prizes for Creative Promise in the Biomedical Sciences $50,000
The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science.