To help with grant writing, OCRD has developed a number of grant writing toolkits focusing on either a specific federal funding agency or a specific funding program within a federal funding agency. These toolkits include templates and guidance documents to help write proposals. You can access any of the toolkits with your Duke NetID.
Standard Grant Programs
- NSF Grants for Faculty focuses on standard research and educational NSF grants.
- NIH R Grants to help develop R01s, R21s, R03s.
- NIH K Awards to help develop mentored NIH career development awards.
- DOE Early Career Research Program to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers.
Deadlines: January 7, 2020 (pre-application) and March 16, 2020 (full proposal)
Special Grant Programs
- NSF Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) to help faculty with developing proposals on the “creation of international networks of networks in research areas aligned either with one of the NSF Big Ideas or a community-identified scientific challenge with international dimensions. AccelNet awards are meant to support the connections among research networks, rather than supporting fundamental research as the primary activity.”
Deadline: January 31, 2020.
- NSF Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) is a dedicated program supporting the development of a diverse and well-prepared engineering workforce through enhancing the diversity and inclusion of all underrepresented populations in engineering.
- NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs to help faculty with SMALL, MEDIUM, or LARGE projects responding to any of the CISE programs.
Deadlines: September 14, 2020 (MEDIUM), September 23, 2020 (LARGE), and November 12, 2020 (SMALL).
- NSF EHR Core Research (ECR): Building Capacity in STEM Education Research (ECR: BCSER) supports activities that enable early and mid-career researchers to acquire the requisite expertise and skills to conduct rigorous fundamental research in STEM education.
Deadline: February 28, 2020.
- NSF Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (ECO-CBET) to support activities that confront vexing environmental engineering and sustainability problems by uncovering and incorporating fundamental knowledge to design new processes, materials, and devices from a systems-level perspective.
Deadlines: February 12, 2020 (preliminary proposal) and April 30, 2020 (full proposal).
- NSF Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research (FW-HTF) (preliminary proposal guidance only) is one of NSF's Big Ideas.
Deadline: March 9, 2020.
- NSF Growing Convergence Research (GCR) is one of NSF's Big Ideas.
Deadline: February 3, 2020.
- NSF Human Networks and Data Science - Infrastructure (HNDS-I) to develop user-friendly large-scale next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research.
Deadline: February 24, 2020.
- NSF National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes: Planning Grants to enable teams to develop communities and capacity for full Institute operations through activities such as workshops, development of partnerships, preliminary research and analysis, engagement of stakeholders, and exploratory collaborative research.
Deadline: January 30, 2020.