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Note: Where upcoming deadlines have not been released yet, the most recent past deadlines dates are retained since it's possible that the time-frame will be similar.

Program Campus Funder Deadlines
NOI Pre
Proposal
LOI Proposal
Acronym Name Pre Full
ADVANCE

none*
none**
none***

none*
none**
none***

 8/2/21**

4/22/21*

8/6/21*
10/7/21** 11/3/21***

AGEP
none
none
none
none
not available
ATE
none
none
none
none
not available
CAREER
none
none
none
none
7/26/21
CH
none
none
none
none
Accepted anytime
CONVERGENCE
none
none
5/5/21
none

6/14/21*

5/22/22**

CRCNS
Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience
Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain Function
none
none
none
none
11/23/21
11/22/22
CREST
Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST)
  • CREST Centers
  • CREST Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • CREST Partnership Supplements
none
none
12/3/21
2/17/22
 12/3/21
CS for All: RPP
none
none
none
none
2/9/22
CSSI
none
none
none
none
not available
Cyberlearning
none
none
none
none
1/10/22
CyberTraining
none
none
none
none
1/19/22
DISES
Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems
none
none
none
none
not available
DLI-DEL
NSF Dynamic Language Infrastructure - NEH Documenting Endangered Languages
none
none
none
none

9/15/21

2/5/22

DRK-12
Discovery Research PreK-12
none
none
none
none
10/6/21
EAGER
none
none
none
none
Throughout
the year
ECR
ECR Core Research
Fundamental Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education
none
none
none
none
10/7/21
ECR: BCSER
none
none
none
none
2/25/22
EDGE
none
none
none
none
2/17/22
EPCN
none
none
none
none
Accepted anytime
EPS-WO
none
none
none
none
Accepted anytime
EPSCoR RII Track-4
none
none
none
none

4/26/21

ERVA
none
none
none
none
not available
FM
none
none
none
none
5/14/21
FSML
none
none
none
none
Accepted anytime
ICB
none
none
none
none
Accepted anytime
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Life Sciences
  • Geosciences
none
none
none
none
not available
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Computer and information Science and Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Materials Research
none
none
none
none
not available
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM Education and Learning
none
none
none
none
not available
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics and Astronomy
none
none
none
none
not available
HBCU-RISE
none
none
12/3/21
none
12/10/22
HBCU-UP
Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program

    Research Initiation Awards*

    Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, ACE Implementation Projects**

none
none

7/27/21*

9/14/21**

none

11/11/21**

HSI
none
none
none
none
08/25/21
I-Corps Teams
none
none
none
none
Accepted anytime with invitation
IGE
none
none
none
none
not available
INCLUDES
none
none
10/4/21
none
01/25/22
IRES
International Research Experiences for Students
Track - I: IRES Sites*
Track-II: Advanced Studies Institutes**
none
none
none
none
9/21/21*
9/28/21**
ITEST
none
none
none
none
8/13/21
IUCRC
none
none
none

9/8/21

3/9/22

6/9/21

12/8/21

IUSE: EHR Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources

    Engaged Student Learning and Institutional and Community Transformation Level 1

    Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation, Levels 2 & 3

    Institutional and Community Transformation Capacity-Building

 

none

none

none

 

 

none

none

none

 

 

none

none

none

 

 

none

none

none

 

8/3/21, 2/1/22

12/7/21

2/1/21

LSAMP
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

    STEM Pathways Implementation-Only (SPIO), STEM Pathways and Research (SPRA) and Bridge to the Baccalaureate (B2B) Proposals

    Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity Proposals

    Regional Foundational and Forward-Thinking Educational Research Conferences

none
none
none
none

11/19/21

11/5/21

6/1/21

MMS
none
none
none
none
8/26/21,1/27/22
MRI
none
none
none
none
not available
MSPRF
none
none
none
none
10/20/21
MSRI2
none
none
none
3/5/21
9/20/21
NCS
none
none
none
none
2/14/22
NOYCE
none
none
none
none
08/31/21
NRI-3.0
none
none
none
none
4/19/21 - 5/3/21
NRT
none
none
11/25/21-12/6/21
none

2/6/22

NNA
none
none
none
none
not available
PFE:RIEF
PFE: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation
none
none
none
none
11/9/21
PFI
Partnerships for Innovation
none
none
none
none

7/14/21

1/12/22

PHY
Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects

    Physics of Living Systems

    Plasma Physics

    AMO - Theory and Experiment; Gravitational Physics - Theory and Experiment; LIGO Research Support; Integrative Activities in Physics

    Nuclear Physics - Theory and Experiment; Elementary Particle Physics - Experiment; Particle Astrophysics - Experiment

    Elementary Particle Physics - Theory; Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology – Theory; Quantum Information Science

none
none
none
none

10/18/21

11/15/21

11/24/21

12/7/21

12/14/21

QLCI
none
none
4/12/21
none
6/14/21
RAPID
none
none
none
none
not available
RET
none
none
none
none
09/15/21
REU
none
none
none
none

08/25/21

RII
none
none
none
none
4/26/21
RI-2
none
none
none
none
9/20/21
RTG
none
none
none
none
6/1/21
S&CC
none
none
none
none
not available
SaTC
none
none
none
none
not available
SBIR2
none
none
none
none

3/5/21 - 6/3/21

6/4/21 - 9/2/21

9/3/21- 12/2/21  

SBIR-STTR
none
none
none
none

3/5/21 - 6/3/21

6/4/21 - 9/2/21

9/3/21- 12/2/21

SII-Center

none

none

3/1/21

none

4/1/21-4/30/21

SPRF
none
none
none
none
11/1/21
SRS RNs
none
none
none
none
not available
S-STEM
none
none
none
none
4/7/21, 3/16/22
S-STEM-NET
Scholarships in STEM Network
none
none
4/16/21
none
6/16/21
STC:IP
none
none
none
none
not available
STTR1
none
none
none
none

3/5/21 - 6/3/21

6/4/21 - 9/2/21

9/3/21 - 12/2/21

STTR2
none
none
none
none

3/5/21 - 6/3/21

6/4/21 - 9/2/21

9/3/21 - 12/2/21

TCUP
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program

    Preparing for TCUP Implementation (Pre-TI)

    TCU Enterprise Advancement Centers (TEA Centers)

    Science Education Alliance Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science in Tribal Colleges and Universities (SEA-PHAGES in TCUs)

    Partnerships in Geoscience Education (PAGE)

    Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions (ICE-TI)

    Targeted STEM Infusion Projects (TSIP)

    Small Grants for Research (SGR)

none
none
none
none

9/10/20-9/9/21

3/7/21-6/4/21

6/1/21-12/30/21

6/10/21

9/6/21

9/20/21

12/10/21



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July 2, 2021
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June 16, 2021
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MatSE Afterschool Academy

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June 14, 2021
MatSE Afterschool Academy to Introduce Students to Materials Science and Beyond.
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Taylor Tucker Embraces Multidisciplinary Interest

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June 14, 2021
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Exposes Franklin Middle Schoolers to Science, CS

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May 25, 2021
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Jenny Saves a Convertible.

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May 19, 2021
Convertibles and Thunderstorms—Children’s-Book-Writing Duo on Their Way Thanks to Illinois Training and Encouragement from Mentors.
Full Story

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May 17, 2021
Liebenberg Espouses Mini-Projects to Engage Students Emotionally, Improve Learning in Engineering.
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BIOE435 Capstone Projects

May 12, 2021
BIOE435 Capstone Projects - BIOE Seniors Use Knowledge/Skills to Problem Solve.
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Illinois Scientists Shine a (UV) Light on Fluorescence

May 7, 2021
What is fluorescence? What causes it?
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HackIllinois 2021 “Rekindled Connections” With The Tech Community

May 5, 2021
Annual student hackathon HackIllinois with the aim of developing projects on current problems facing society.
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A Shane Mayer-Gawlik image of the Bridger Aurora, part of his Night Skies photography collection exhibited at the Art-Science Festival.

The Art-Science Festival

April 26, 2021
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Illinois Engineering Seniors Prepared to Change the World

April 22, 2021
Ready. Set. Go! Illinois Engineering Seniors Prepared to Change the World.
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HML 2021 Virtual Health

HML 2021 Virtual Health

April 19, 2021
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Full Story

I-MRSEC’s Music Video

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April 7, 2021
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Health Make-a-Thon Orientation

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March 30, 2021
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Andrea Perry shows Franklin students how to take apart the magnetic drawing board they received in their kit

Musical Magnetism

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Carmen Paquette street performing.

Love of Science

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Engineering Exploration

SWE’s Engineering Exploration Outreach Lives Up to Its Name.

ChiS&E’s Family STEM Day

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Helps Chicago Youngsters Progress Along the STEM Pipeline Toward Engineering.

Kathny Walsh

Kathy Walsh

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ChiS&E student

ChiS&E CPS Students

Illinois Undergrads Encourage ChiS&E CPS Students Toward Possible Careers in Engineering.

I-MRSEC’s Music Video

CISTEME365 Provides Year-Round PD/Community

to Illinois Teachers in Support of Informal STEM Education Efforts to Underserved Students.