Funding Opportunities

NSF Convergence Accelerator
This newly issued funding opportunity has three new research track topics, one of which is particularly pertinent to the members of AChemS: Real-World Chemical Sensing Applications (Track L). This track builds on foundational knowledge and recent advances to transform scientific discoveries into practice for societal and economic benefits. Science advances include olfaction and chemical sensing, sensor technologies, digital olfaction, artificial intelligence, neuromorphic systems, computational modeling, biomanufacturing, and robotics. Application spaces include environmental quality and monitoring, agriculture, food safety, disease diagnostics, personal care, security, and more.

Researchers and innovators from academia, industry, government, non-profit, and other organizations have two submission pathways to submit their proposals: Solicitation, NSF-23-590, and Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), NSFBAA-CA23-01.

Key dates:
Letter of Intent – July 11, 2023
Full Proposal – August 22, 2023
Informational webinars will be held on May 25 and June 6, 2023, 3 to 5 PM EDT.
To register, go to: NSF Convergence Accelerator Events | Eventbrite
NIH Research Education Program (R25)
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this NIDCD R25 program is to support educational activities that help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences.

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences. In particular, this FOA seeks applications from institutional programs that can provide outstanding educational activities to medical students and resident-investigators in otolaryngology and foster their ability to transition to individual career development research awards. The program will support institutions to create a pathway in otolaryngology research careers through structured programs for medical students and resident-investigators with defined program milestones. Program participants are expected to continue in the next appropriate step to prepare for a research career, which may include an appointment to an institutional training grant or career development award, fellowship, or individual career development award.

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W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program Opportunity
The W.M. Keck Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. Past grants have been awarded to major universities, independent research institutions, and medical schools to support pioneering biological and physical science research and engineering, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation or methodologies. Historically, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million and are typically $2million or less. Funding is awarded to universities and institutions nationwide for projects in research that:
  • Focus on basic science early in the process
  • Focus on important and emerging areas of research
  • Have the potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation or methodologies
  • Are innovative, distinctive and interdisciplinary
  • Demonstrate a high level of risk due to unconventional approaches, or by challenging the prevailing paradigm
  • Have the potential for transformative impact, such as the founding of a new field of research, the enabling of observations not previously possible, or the altered perception of a previously intractable problem
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Much of the research done by AChemS members is funded by the following agencies:


Specific program announcements and requests for proposals can be found at the following sites: