Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities

The U.S. National Science Foundation Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines) program posted a new funding opportunity. 

Who can apply?

The NSF Engines program encourages regional teams of innovators and ecosystem builders from industry, higher education, nonprofit, tribal nations and state and local governments interested in catalyzing and fostering technology translation and development to form regional coalitions and submit proposals aimed at building innovation ecosystems across the U.S. The mission of an NSF Engine must be clearly rooted in regional interests and reflect the aspiration that a regional innovation ecosystem can help build strong communities where all residents can thrive. This round of funding is an open competition with no prerequisite of having been funded by NSF programs previously. 

What are the deadlines?

  • Letter of intent: June 18, 2024
  • Preliminary proposals: August 6, 2024
  • Full proposals: February 11, 2025