Funding Opportunities

Jo Ann Emerson is the proposal development coordinator hired by The College of Business Administration to assist faculty in preparing and submitting proposals to fund research. If you would like a consultation, contact Jo Ann Emerson at or stop by room 356A to visit. Funding Opportunities is a select list of current grant opportunities issued by federal agencies, private foundations, and a variety of other funding sources.

You may wish to review (available at for additional funding opportunities. centralizes more than 1,000 grant programs across all 26 federal grant-making agencies.

Proposal development assistance for CBA faculty includes:

  1. identifying potential funding sources based on faculty research areas
  2. initiating and managing collaborator and/or team meetings
  3. editing, timeline management, budget, and submission assistance
  4. collaborating with investigators and their project teams to develop competitive grant proposals from initial draft to final submission

Foundations with rolling or multiple deadlines:

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

FINRA Investor Education Foundation 

National Endowment for Financial Information


Helpful tips:

Your Data Management Plan is a key component to a successful proposal.  Visit this link for detailed information, templates, and assistance.

When planning your submission timeline, make sure you know what supplemental documents are required.  Sometimes these can trip you up!

For assistance preparing a competitive proposal, contact Jo Ann Emerson by email: or stop by CBA 356A.

National Science Foundation
Application Deadline: 01/18/2017

The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.

The Economics program welcomes proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, conferences, workshops, symposia, experimental research, data collection and dissemination, computer equipment and other instrumentation, and research experience for undergraduates. The program places a high priority on interdisciplinary research. Investigators are encouraged to submit proposals of joint interest to the Economics Program and other NSF programs and NSF initiative areas. The program places a high priority on broadening participation and encourages proposals from junior faculty, women, other underrepresented minorities, Research Undergraduate Institutions, and EPSCoR states.

The program also funds conferences and interdisciplinary research that strengthens links among economics and the other social and behavioral sciences as well as mathematics and statistics.

The Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants funding opportunity is designed to improve the quality of dissertation research. DDRIG awards provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university such as enabling doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus. DDRIGs do not provide cost-of-living or other stipends or tuition. Outstanding DDRIG proposals specify how the knowledge to be created advances economics science. 

For more information,

National Science Foundation
Dear Colleague Letter--Opportunities for Research in Smart & Connected Communities
Application Deadline: 01/31/2017
NSF 16-140

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Education and Human Resources (EHR), Engineering (ENG), Geosciences (GEO), and Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) wish to notify the community of various opportunities to support, foster,and accelerate fundamental research and education that addresses challenges in enabling Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC). This DCL amplifies and extends NSF's broader efforts in Smart & Connected Communities, and aligns with the National Smart Cities Initiative and the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report onTechnology and the Future of Cities.

For FY 2017, NSF envisions a portfolio of funding opportunities and activities that include (but are not limited to):

  • Developing integrative social and technological research foundations for S&CC through strong, multidisciplinary efforts that may span institutions, stakeholder groups, and application areas;
  • Coupling research with community engagement to inform research directions and enable greater community impact;
  • Supporting research through NSF's core and cross-cutting programs to enable and address solutions to current and future challenges;
  • Piloting and evaluating novel solutions to local community challenges — with attention to privacy, security, and quality of life of individuals within communities;
  • Efforts to understand population characteristics and factors that inhibit or advance participation in technology;
  • Capacity-building activities to develop collaborations and partnerships through short-term planning activities and longer-term research direction-setting within the research and stakeholder communities, and to engage students and learners of all ages in addressing challenges relevant to S&CC;
  • Supporting and building international partnerships that leverage research strength and capacity in other parts of the world; and
  • Workshops that bring together diverse stakeholders including academics, community members, Federal agency partners, and others to identify strategic gaps, synergistic opportunities, and avenues for effective transition of research to practice.
  • For more information about current and future funding opportunities in S&CC, please see the NSF S&CC website ( or contact the following directorate S&CC points of contact: Sunil Narumalani, SBE,
Emerging Scholar Manuscript Award
Application Deadline: 01/31/2017
To recognize the accomplishments of the newest members of the management accounting academic 
community, IMA’s Research Foundation announces its sixth annual Emerging Scholar Manuscript Award.
The award was created to acknowledge the exceptional manuscript contribution of a single emerging 
scholar (or lead author recognition) of management accounting who has received a terminal degree 
(Ph.D., DBA, Ed.
IMA is accepting entries for the 2016 award now through January 31, 2017.
To be eligible for this award, a manuscript must be either a single-authored piece or a coauthored 
piece with the emerging scholar as the lead author.
Nominations may be submitted by the individual candidate, the candidate’s mentor, or a peer.
To nominate a candidate or make a self-nomination, please:
•      Ensure that the candidate is a current IMA member.
• Submit an electronic file (preferably in PDF format) of the published article from the original 
journal, including the journal name and publication date. The article must be published in English 
with a publication date between January 2007 and December 2016.
•     Include a letter of nomination of the candidate, indicating the rationale for the nomination.
•     The year of conferral of the candidate’s terminal degree also should be indicated.
National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)
Application Deadline: 02/07/2017

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that ensure that graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program includes two tracks: the Traineeship Track and the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track. The Traineeship Track is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. For FY2016, there are four priority areas: (1) Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE), (2) Understanding the Brain (UtB), (3) Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS), and (4) any other interdisciplinary research theme of national priority. The priority research areas for the FY2017 competition will be (1) UtB, (2) INFEWS, and (3) any other interdisciplinary research theme of national priority.

The IGE Track focuses on test-bed projects aimed at piloting, testing, and validating innovative and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education. IGE projects are intended to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption. While the Traineeship Track promotes building on the current knowledge base to develop comprehensive programs to effectively train STEM graduate students, the IGE Track supports testing of novel models or activities with high potential to enrich and extend the knowledge base on effective graduate education approaches. The NRT program addresses both workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. For both tracks, strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and academic partners are encouraged.

Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Grants for Kellogg Faculty Fellows
Application Deadline: 02/13/2017
Research Grants
Individual and collaborative research grants to support summer and academic-year research by Kellogg faculty fellows in all disciplines.
Grants for Conferences and Events
Support Kellogg faculty fellows to organize research conferences and workshops, invite guest lecturers, or arrange extracurricular events such as lectures, seminars, and film series.
Grants for Working Groups:

Promote intellectual collaboration and innovation in a group format. Chaired by faculty fellows, working groups put together a package of activities—such as reading groups, speakers, mini-conferences, or development of proposals for major conferences or research projects—that advance scholarship in a particular area of focus.

National Science Foundation
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Application Deadline: 05/26/2017

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects. Undergraduate student participants in either REU Sites or REU Supplements must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Students do not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities. Students apply directly to REU Sites or to NSF-funded investigators who receive REU Supplements. 

National Science Foundation
SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Application Deadline: 10/09/2017

The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to encourage independence early in theFellow'scareerthrough supporting his or her research and training goals.The research and training plan of each fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the SBE Directorate and the specific guidelines in this fellowship solicitation. The SPRF program offers two tracks: (I) Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-FR) and (II) Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-BP). See the full text of the solicitation for a detailed description of these tracks.

For more information:

Defense Logistics Agency
Emergent II Research and Development
Application Deadline: 04/19/2019

The purpose of this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is to request interested parties to submit either an initial synopsis, commonly referred to as a "white paper," or a technical proposal relating to any BAA area of interest listed in the document. Two CBA-relevant areas of interest in the document:

  • Transportation and Management Logistics: to reduce transportation costs and achieve logistics efficiencies in the DLA supply chain, with particular focus on inbound procurement shipments and direct vendor deliveries. (see page 5).

  • Medical Logistics: to identify and resolve medical logistics support challenges at low cost (see page 5).

Access the BAA here:

Open through April 2019. 



Agency for International Development (USAID)
Research and Innovation for Health Supply Chain Systems and Commodity Security
Application Deadline: 05/28/2019

The purpose of this APS is to publicize the United States Government's (USG) plan to fund a limited number of awards through the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Washington Global Health Bureau (GH) to: support research on a focused set of health supply chain systems and related commodity security issues in low and middle income countries.

Funds may support:(a) Formative, analytical research on challenges to improving supply chain systems and the enabling environments for commodity security; and/or (b) Development and testing of interventions in the field based on formative research conducted under this Annual Program Statement (APS) or from other sources.

Cost share required. Open throuh May 2019. 

Full solicitation available on

Charles Koch Foundation
Grants for undergrad and graduate research
Application Deadline: 02/01/2020

The Foundation accepts grants on a rolling basis. There are no deadline.The Foundation supports educational initiatives in economics, philosophy, entrepreneurship, criminal justice, and other disciplines that have a direct impact on opportunities to thrive.  For more information, visit the sponsor website