Grant Opportunities and Funding Resources

The Office of Research & Economic Development maintains a list of internal and external funding opportunities to help faculty identify likely sources for support. You can click on the links below to learn more about these programs.


Internal Opportunities External Opportunities Limited
Internal Opportunities External Opportunities Limited Submissions


Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (Small Research Grant Program RO3)

Refer to program announcement for program due dates


Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (Large Research Projects for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (RO1)

Refer to program announcement for program due dates


(NIH) International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Refer to program announcement for program due dates


Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

Letters of Intent: July 13, 2018; October 12, 2018

Invited Full Proposal Deadline: August 10, 2018; November 9, 2018


Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Research on Opioid Use Disorder Among People with Disabilities

Sponsor Deadline: July 23, 2018


(NIH) Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program (D43)

 Deadline: July 26, 2018; July 25, 2019


National Pesticide Information Center

Sponsor Deadline: July 30, 2018


Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science (In South)

Sponsor Deadline: July 30, 2018


Risk Management Education Partnership Program

Sponsor Deadline: July 30, 2018


CDC-RFA-EH18-1803 Radiation Protection of the Public as Practiced by the State and Local Radiation Programs

Sponsor Deadline: July 31, 2018


17-569 - Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences - National Science Foundation

Sponsor Deadline: September 18 annually


(NIH) Limited Submission: Bridges to the Baccalaureate (R25)

Sponsor Deadline: September 25, 2018


(NIH) Limited Submission: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)

Sponsor Deadline: September 25, 2018


(NSF) PD-19-1638 Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment- National Science Foundation – Full proposal accepted anytime


PAR-18-789 (Reissue of PAR-15-120) - Genetic analysis of non-human animal models to understand the genomic architecture of substance use disorders and addictive behaviors (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor Deadline: August 21, 2018; March 19, 2019; August 21, 2019; March 19, 2020; August 21, 2020; March 19, 2021


(NSF) Limited Submission: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)

Sponsor Deadline: October 12, 2018

Due Second Friday in October, Annually


(NSF) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

Sponsor Deadline: November 6, 2018

Due First Tuesday in November, annually 

Louisiana Sea Grant Graduate Research Scholars 

Sponsor Deadline: Open until July 20, 2018


EPA GoM Cooperative Agreement 

Sponsor Deadline: July 31, 2018 


Gulf of Mexico Program Request for Proposals 2018

Sponsor Deadline: July 31, 2018


(NSF) Chemical Oceanography

Deadline: August 15, 2018; February 15, 2019; August 15 & February 15 annually thereafter


Secondary Satellite Network for U.S.Academic Research Vessel Fleet (ARF)

Sponsor Deadline: September 10, 2018


American Association of Geographers Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography 

Sponsor Deadline: September 20 (annually) 


NOAA RESTORE Science Program

Pre-Proposal Deadline: July 30, 2018

Full Proposal Deadline: October 29, 2018


(NSF) Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF) 

Sponsor Deadline: September 19; September 11, 2019; Second Wednesday in September, Annually thereafter


NASA Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES-2018) Sponsor Deadline: April 29, 2019 (refer to announcement for program due dates)


(NSF) Biological Oceanography

Full Proposal Target Date: August 15, 2018 and February 15, 2019; August 15 and February 15 annually thereafter

Zayed Sustainability Prize

Deadline: August 9, 2018



Deadline: September 30, 2018 or until replaced by successor FOA


American Made Solar Prize

Deadline: October 5, 2018

(NSF)  Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (NSF 18-561)

Refer to program solicitation for annual deadline


(NSF)  Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) NSF 17-565 

Deadline: August 8, 2018; Second Wednesday in August annually thereafter


(NSF) International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

(Refer to program announcement for program due dates)


LTRC Request for Proposals - LTRC Project 18-655

Deadline: July 19, 2018


(NSF) Leading Engineering for America's Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure (LEAP HI) NSF 17-602

Letter of Intent: July 16, 2018; July 15 annually thereafter

Submission window: September 17, 2018; September 15 annually thereafter


Beckman Young Investigators LOI

Letter of Intent Deadline: August 6, 2018 

Full Proposal by Invitation


(NSF) Centers for Chemical innovation

Pre-proposal Deadline: August 14, 2018; Full proposal due February 20, 2019; CSP Phase 2 renewals due in October 10, 2018

How to apply

Use the LSU Grants Application Portal to apply for internal grants and limited submission competitions


Internal Opportunities

Equipment Grants

Research Grants

Summer Stipend Grants

Travel Grants

External Opportunities

Board of Regents Support Fund Programs

Federal Agency Opportunities

Limited Submission Competitions

SPIN Grants Database