The U.S. National Science Foundation offers hundreds of funding opportunities — including grants, cooperative agreements and fellowships — that support research and education across science and engineering.
Learn how to apply for NSF funding by visiting the links below.
Finding the right funding opportunity
Learn about NSF's funding priorities and how to find a funding opportunity that's right for you.
Preparing your proposal
Learn about the pieces that make up a proposal and how to prepare a proposal for NSF.
Submitting your proposal
Learn how to submit a proposal to NSF using one of our online systems.
How we make funding decisions
Learn about NSF's merit review process, which ensures the proposals NSF receives are reviewed in a fair, competitive, transparent and in-depth manner.
NSF 101 answers common questions asked by those interested in applying for NSF funding.
Research approaches we encourage
Learn about interdisciplinary research, convergence research and transdisciplinary research.