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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)


DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) -- FY23 Resources
> 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




Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) -- FY23 Resources
> Overview
> UNH DURIP Interest Form

> 2018 National Defense Strategy Summary
> DURIP Awards, FY11 - Present


Air Force Young Investigator Program (AFOSR YIP) -- FY23 Resources
> 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]

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
  • Army Research Office Young Investigator Program Information Session, 2/8/19
  • Broadening Participation in Research, Fall 2021
  • Building Relationships with Program Officers, 3/12/21
  • Communicating with Funders, 4/6/21
  • COVID-19 CARES Research Opportunities at Federal Agencies 5/13/20 - 5/15/20
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) Overview, 11/7/22
  • Department of Defense (DoD) University Instrumentation Program (DURIP), 3/7/22
  • Department of Energy (DOE) FY22 Early Career Research Program (ECR) Overview, 9/12/21
  • 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, 2/18/22
  • 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, 11/18/21
  • Insights into NIH Funding Mechanisms - R01, R03, R15, R21 & R35
  • Interdisciplinary Research in the Age of Zoom, 4/1/21
  • NIH Overview and Update, 1/13/21
  • NSF CAREER Program Overview, 1/14/22
  • Positioning Oneself to Succeed in Grantseeking, 4/22/19
  • 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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