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Special Programs
For Undergraduate Students
For Graduate Students
For Postdoctoral Fellows
For K-12 Educators
Small Business Programs

Program Areas
Crosscutting and NSF-wide
Biological Sciences
Computer & Information Science & Engineering
Education and Human Resources
Environmental Research & Education
Integrative Activities
International Science & Engineering
Mathematical & Physical Sciences
Polar Programs
Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences

Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID)
The RAPID funding mechanism is used for proposals having a severe urgency with regard to availability of, or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment, including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events.

EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER)
The EAGER funding mechanism may be used to support exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches. This work may be considered especially "high risk-high payoff" in the sense that it, for example, involves radically different approaches, applies new expertise, or engages novel disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspectives.

Facilitation Awards for Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities (FASED)
Individuals with disabilities eligible for facilitation awards include principal investigators, other senior project personnel, and graduate and undergraduate students.

Proposals for Equipment ♦ Proposals for Conferences, Symposia and Workshops
NSF supports conferences, symposia and workshops in special areas of science and engineering that bring experts together to discuss recent research or education findings or to expose other researchers or students to new research and education techniques.

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities
All funding opportunities ordered by the date they were published on the NSF web site.

Upcoming Due Dates
All funding opportunities ordered by their next due dates.