Open Call Funding

Below, find general funding opportunities of broad interest to the UT Austin research community. There are no limits to the number of proposals that may be submitted by UT Austin investigators for open call funding opportunities. 

To see funding opportunities from a specific agency posted here, or to have a specific awardee listed, please email vpr.rdt@austin.utexas.edu

Sponsored by:
National Science Foundation
Sponsor Deadline:
04/30/2024
Who can apply:
See opportunities referenced in Dear Colleague Letter
Fields/Areas:
AI theory, algorithms, robotics, human-AI interaction, and advanced cyberinfrastructure for AI, neuroscience, design and performance of engineered civil infrastructure systems, electric power grid, intelligent integrated manufacturing systems, intelligent transportation, robotics, and many other areas
Sponsored by:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Sponsor Deadline:
05/07/2024
Who can apply:
No restrictions
Fields/Areas:
humanities, teaching and study of humanities, history, philosophy, religion, literature, humanities-informed composition and writing skills
Sponsored by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Sponsor Deadline:
05/07/2024
Who can apply:
The PI must have the technical skills required to lead and execute the proposed research project. PFI-TT proposals must include a Senior Personnel or co-PI who brings technology commercialization experience in the targeted fields of application or industry sector.
Fields/Areas:
commericialization, technology translation, technological innovations, innovation
Sponsored by:
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Sponsor Deadline:
05/07/2024
Who can apply:
No restrictions
Fields/Areas:
hispanic-serving institutions, HSI, history, philosophy, religion, literature, composition, writing skills
Sponsored by:
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Sponsor Deadline:
05/21/2024
Who can apply:
No restrictions
Fields/Areas:
humanities, resources, preservation, culture, heritage, artifacts, manuscripts, recordings, digital, conservation, under-represented communities, climate change
Sponsored by:
National Institutes of Health
Sponsor Deadline:
05/28/2024
Who can apply:
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and women are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.
Fields/Areas:
The proposed programs may address scientific areas relevant to the NHLBI mission including the biology and diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders. Programs may also include implementation science, health disparities, and translation research that addresses the mission of the Institute.
Sponsored by:
National Institutes of Health
Sponsor Deadline:
05/29/2024
Who can apply:
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with their organization to develop an application for support. PD/PIs must be designated Early Stage Investigators (ESI) by NIH as defined in NOT-OD-17-101.
Fields/Areas:
The Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant supports an innovative project that represents a change in research direction for an early stage investigator (ESI) and for which no preliminary data exist.
Sponsored by:
National Science Foundation
Sponsor Deadline:
06/06/2024
Who can apply:
No restrictions or limits
Fields/Areas:
changing climates, rising populations, expanding demands for resources, aging infrastructure, and increasing reliance on technology, forecasting and/or prediction of future Earth system hazards and risks, engage communities in development of research questions and approaches, and produce actionable, science-based solution pathways for adaptation methodologies, products, and services
Sponsored by:
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas
Sponsor Deadline:
06/11/2024
Who can apply:
doctoral degree, including MD, PhD, DDS, DMD, DrPH, DO, DVM, or equivalent, and must be a full-time resident of Texas during the time the research that is the subject of the grant is conducted
Fields/Areas:
etiology, prevention, cancer biology, and treatment of early-onset cancers, clinical studies of new or repurposed drugs, hormonal therapies, immune therapies, surgery, radiation therapy, stem cell transplantation, combinations of interventions, or therapeutic devices, prevention and early detection interventions to reduce cancer risk, mortality, and morbidity, causes, prevention, progression, detection, or treatment of cancer in children and adolescents, mathematical and/or computational research
Sponsored by:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Sponsor Deadline:
06/12/2024
Who can apply:
No restrictions or limits
Fields/Areas:
interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments.
Sponsored by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Sponsor Deadline:
06/19/2024
Who can apply:
PI, co- PI, or senior personnel. An individual may participate in no more than one preliminary, and if invited, one full Expeditions proposal per competition. 
Fields/Areas:
computing, computer science, information science, engineering
Sponsored by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Sponsor Deadline:
07/11/2024
Who can apply:
No restrictions or limits
Fields/Areas:
human behavior, environment, network science, data science, sociology, sociocultural, economics
Sponsored by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Sponsor Deadline:
07/24/2024
Who can apply:
Early-career faculty. A Principal Investigator may submit only one CAREER proposal per annual competition. 
Fields/Areas:
Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Geosciences, computer sciences, information Science, engineering,  social, economic Sciences, education 
 
 
 
Sponsored by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Sponsor Deadline:
08/01/2024
Who can apply:
PI eligibility limit varies by the type of proposal. See Program Description in link. 
Fields/Areas:
Crime, Violence, and Policing, Cyberspace, Forensic Science, Governance and Courts, Human Rights and Comparative Law, Information Technology, Legal Mobilization and Conceptions of Justice