Office of Research
- Grants.gov: single access point for more than 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant-making agencies (Detailed Grants.gov Handout)
- SPIN Suite: includes a searchable database of more than 40,000 funding opportunities from government and private funding sources as well as an email notification system related to funding opportunities aligned with saved searches.
- Cornerstone OpsWATCH (link will take you to SharePoint site that will require you to log in with your TTU username and password)
- The National Science Foundation Frequently Asked Questions:
1. I-Corps Team Solicitation
- Caplenor Faculty Research Awards
- Faculty Research Grants
- Graduate Student Funding
- Job-Scholarship-Internship Opportunities for Faculty, Graduates and Undergraduates
- Limited Proposal Submissions
- Requests for Funds to Visit Extramural Sponsors (PDF form, please see Forms page for instructions on PDF forms) Please note: Approval must be obtained prior to travel.
- Undergraduate and Graduate Research Programs and Funding
New Funding Opportunities
Please note: Grant applications must follow the Office of Research protocols. An
Intent to Submit must be completed, and the Proposal Endorsement Form must be routed
to our office to receive permission to submit.
- Grand Challenges: Solving Global Health and Development Problems for Those Most in
- The National Science Foundation (NSF) Mid-scale Research Infrastructure (Mid-scale
RI) Big Idea is intended to provide an agile, Foundation-wide process to fund experimental
research capabilities in the mid-scale range ($6 million to $100 million), between
the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) and Major Facilities thresholds. Recently, the solicitation (NSF 21-505) for the Mid-scale RI-1 program (total project
cost of $6 million up to but not including $20 million), one of two funding opportunities
that span the mid-scale range, was published with a deadline of January 7, 2021 for
On Wed., Nov. 4, and Thursday, Nov. 5, NSF will host outreach webinars with information about the Mid-Scale RI-1 funding opportunity. Each session will begin at 1 p.m. EST and have two parts: a general Mid-Scale RI-1 information session (1 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. EST) with Q&A followed by Directorate-specific breakouts (1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST) where more technical questions will be addressed. Information on Day 1 will be repeated on Day 2.
- Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards: Preliminary application materials are due to the Office of Research by noon, Friday,
Dec. 4, 2020, via email to email@example.com. Full-time assistant professors at ORAU member institutions within two years of
their initial tenure track appointment (01/01/2019-01/06/2021) are eligible for these
$5,000, one-year grants. The Office of Research typically covers the required $5,000
match. Research projects must fall within one of the following five disciplines:
1. Engineering and Applied Science
2. Life Sciences
3. Mathematics/Computer Sciences
4. Physical Sciences
5. Policy, Management, or Education
For your submission, please follow the instructions listed at this link: https://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/member-grant-programs/powe/faculty-instructions.html
- Solar Energy Innovators Program Opportunity
The purpose of the Solar Energy Innovators Program is to enable selected applicants to conduct practical research on innovative solutions to the challenges faced by electric utilities, energy service providers, and electric public utility commissions as the levels of solar energy, as well as other distributed energy resources (DERs), increase on the electrical grid. Please see the link above for more information.
- Call for Rapid Access Proposals for COVID-19 Research Using Neutron Scattering Resources (https://snsapp1.sns.ornl.gov/xprod_ro/f?p=109:26)
With the continuing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences neutron sources will provide remote rapid access to support research into the COVID-19 virus and the search for effective diagnostics and therapies. Beamlines that will be made available at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, include neutron macromolecular crystallography, small angle scattering, reflectometry, spectroscopy and imaging beamlines.
Researchers who would like to use these resources should submit a short rapid access proposal, outlining experiment aims and scope, at https://snsapp1.sns.ornl.gov/xprod_ro/f?p=109:26. A facility scientist will contact you regarding your proposal within 2 days. Scientific and technical questions should be sent to Dean Myles at firstname.lastname@example.org.