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Department of Defense (DOD) - Specific Requirements & Advice >>>

Research Interests
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Army Research Lab (ARL)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Common Themes


Basic Research:    DOD Pasteur's Quandrant     
   Research Menu (Use for White Paper/contact with Program Manager)

Applied Research:   DARPA Heilmeier Catechism
   Quad Chart (Use for White Paper/contact with Program Manager)


Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) -- FY24
> Overview & Hints for Success
> UNH DURIP Interest Form

> 2022 National Defense Strategy
> DURIP Awards, FY11 - Present


DEPSCoR Research Collaborations -- FY23


DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) -- FY23

> Overview  

> Full solicitation, required attachment templates, and application package


> Full solicitation and required attachment templates


> Additional information about the YFA program, including previous awards


> More information about DARPA


> Heilmeier Catechism



Air Force Young Investigator Program (AFOSR YIP) -- FY23
> Overview & Hints for Success - FY2023 Air Force YIP  [4.28.22]
> AFOSR Research Interests - FA9550-21-S-0001 Am0003
YIP FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2022-0005 QsAs Amendment 0002  [4.6.22]
> YIP FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2022-0005 YIP Amendment 0004  [4.21.22]

Department of Energy (DOE) - Specific Requirements & Advice >>>



Introduction to DOE Research and Funding Priorities  1.19.23

Presentation by Griffin Reinecke of Lewis-Burke Associates
     Slides     Recording


DOE Office of Science Initiatives and Programs    12.15.22

An overview of the research supported and a description of DOE SC efforts in the following initiatives and programs:

     Slides     Recording


Early Career Research Program

FY22 DOE Early Career Research Program Overview 9.12.21
FY22 DOE Early Career Research Program FOA
     FY22 DOE Early Career Research Program Research Topics
FY22 DOE Early Career Research Program - Full Application Advice

Open Call

DOE SC FY22 Open Call Overview and Application Process 11.2.21
FY22 Program Priorities for:

Misc. Federal Agencies - Specific Requirements & Advice

Click on the link above for sponsor' information for:

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

  • Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • U.S. Agency for International Development (US AID)

  • U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services (DHHS)

  • U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ)


How To Find It, Fund It, Get It
lides from a presentation that discusses funding scenarios, search strategies and other resources for graduate students 

Ways to Search for FOs - Grad-Version
Resources for finding funding opportunities specifically for graduate students

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.

Students apply as seniors or at the beginning of their graduate program.

Infographic about NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program


UNH hosts a half-term course every fall to help applicants prepare their GRFP proposals: Details

Presentation resources (slides, recordings, and handouts) for the programs shown below can be found here.

  • Air Force Young Investigator Program Overview and Hints for Success, 3/23/22
  • Broadening Participation in Research, Fall 2021
  • Building Relationships with Program Officers, 3/12/21
  • Communicating with Funders, 4/6/21
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) Overview, 11/7/22
  • Department of Defense (DoD) University Instrumentation Program (DURIP), 3/7/22
  • Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Research Program, 12/2/22
  • Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) FY22 Open Call (DE-FOA-0002562) Information Session, 11/2/21
  • Developing the Broader Impacts Component for National Science Foundation (NSF) Projects, 3/9/23
  • Evaluation and Assessment for Education and Outreach Activities, 3/4/22
  • Focus on Fulbright - Programs to Foster International Scholarship, 4/19/22
  • Funding Scenarios and Strategies for Early Career Researchers and Scholars, 3/3/23
  • Insights into NIH Funding Mechanisms - R01, R03, R15, R21 & R35
  • Interdisciplinary Research in the Age of Zoom, 4/1/21
  • NIH Overview, 9/17/21
  • NSF CAREER Program Overview, 2/16/23
  • NSF CAREER Research & Education Plans, 2/23/23
  • Positioning Oneself to Succeed in Grantseeking, 4/22/19
  • PUSH USDA - Optimizing Your Project's Chances of Funding, 2/24/23
  • SBIR/STTR Grant Opportunities:  Faculty Perspectives, 12/12/18



This monthly newsletter provides timely advice on how to compete successfully for research and education funding from federal agencies and from foundations. It also includes news items related to grantseeking and grants policy and planning.

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