Funding Resources

Funding Opportunities of interest to KAS Members - Find research funding opportunities from all federal agencies

Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation invests in research and development activity to promote innovation, new product development and commercialization, and build a pipeline of new ideas and technologies that could add value to the scientific and economic growth in Kentucky.

EPSCoR assists the National Science Foundation in its statutory function “to strengthen research and education in science and engineering throughout the United States and to avoid undue concentration of such research and education.” Kentucky is one of the states targeted for research funding through EPSCoR

And don’t forget about KAS research grants, due in November each year:

Civil Engineering Scholarship Programs sponsored by the Ky Transportation Cabinet. Deadline is Feb 1 2018

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for this research funding through the . The deadline to submit applications for the spring 2018 grant cycle is March 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
Applications are being accepted in the following disciplines:
  • Anthropology
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Climate Science (NEW)
  • Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Conservation Biology
  • Ecology
  • Engineering
  • Hydrology and Geomorphology
  • Paleontology and Sedimentation
  • Petrology and Geochemistry
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Physiology and Functional Morphology
  • Psychology
  • Systematics and Evolutionary Biology
  • Tectonics and Geophysics
Watch a recording of Sigma Xi's Google Hangout, "How to Submit Your Best Grant Application," to learn about the Grants-in-Aid of Research application review process.
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