Other Funding Opportunities

Researchers looking for funding opportunities can find Penn State limited submission listings as well as occasional calls and announcements from outside of the University. 

Upcoming Opportunities

Organics Laboratory Research Technologist 1 Job Posting

The Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratories (EESL) at The Penn State University invites applications for an immediate opening for a Research Technologist to support analytical activities in the Organics Laboratory facility.

The Organics Laboratory is a shared core facility that is open to support all Penn State faculty, students, and external clients. The laboratory provides organics analysis of various matrices including gas, water, soil/sediment, biologic, synthetic and geologic materials and supports multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research across hydrology, biogeochemistry, biology, archeology, food and plant science, materials science, oil and gas.


Earth Science Applications: Health and Air Quality

The NASA Earth Science Division (ESD) seeks proposals for projects that apply Earth observations that will improve/develop decision-making activities and enable transition and adoption by public- and/or private-sector organization(s) for sustained use in decision making and services to end-users. The specific focus is on applications and decision support in the areas of public health and air quality.

Through the integration of Earth observations, the overall objective of these projects is to enhance the performance of existing decision-making activities or to develop new capabilities for decision making where the need and activity can be clearly defined. The organizations that will implement improvements and operate the decision-making activity are expected to be substantially involved in the project and to be expressly committed to maintain, support, and sustainably use the Earth observations application resulting from the project in their decision-making activity.

Deadline for NOI: April 30, 2021


William T. Grant Scholars Program 2021

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand junior researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas.

Applicants should have a track record of conducting high-quality research and an interest in pursuing a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers. The Foundation recognizes that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take measured risks in their work, so this award includes a mentoring component,as well as a supportive academic community.

Awards are based on applicants’ potential to become influential researchers, as well as their plans to expand their expertise in new and significant ways. The application should make a cohesive argument for how the applicant will expand his or her expertise. The research plan should evolve in conjunction with the development of new expertise, and the mentoring plan should describe how the proposed mentors will support applicants in acquiring that expertise. Proposed research plans must address questions that are relevant to policy and practice in the Foundation’s focus areas.

Deadline: Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 4:00 pm