Funding Opportunities

Funding for CEMB Members


Faculty and Trainee Research Exchange

CEMB investigators and trainees are eligible to apply for short-term travel funds to facilitate exchange with other CEMB labs from the center’s $25K/year travel fund. Each trip is capped at $1,500/week for expenditures in week 1 and $1,000/week for a subsequent week.
Requests must be made in writing (a single PDF document) to Mike Ostap via Jim McGonigle at, and must include (1) a short paragraph describing the overall project, (2) the proposed scientific merit, (3) broader impacts of the trip related to CEMB, and (4) a brief budget. This paragraph must be updated to include a program summary/progress report after completion of the trip and sent to Jim McGonigle along with the request for reimbursement of travel expenses.
Funds will be granted on a rolling basis subject to availability. Each project is capped at $2,500/year in travel expenditures from this fund.

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NSF Related Grant Programs

Science and Engineering

Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (BMMB)


Cellular and Biochemical Engineering (CBE)

Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP)

Integrated and Organismal Systems (IOS)

Engineering of Biomedical Systems (EBMS)

Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB)


Plant Biotic Interactions

Physiological and Structural Systems

Physics (PHY)

Education, Career Enhancement, Innovation

Advanced Technological Education (ATE)

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE)

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

Faculty Early Development Career Development Program (CAREER)

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP)

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

Innovation Corps – Nodes (I-Corps Nodes)

Innovation Corps – National Innovation Network Teams (I-Corps TM Teams)

International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Research in the Formation of Engineers

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR)