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

KAS research grants   are due November 15 each year:

HENAAC Scholarship program: Deadline April 30, 2018. The goal of the Program is to increase the persistence to graduation among underrepresented and underserved STEM college students. The financial support of the HENAAC Scholars Programs helps these students focus on their coursework so they can graduate on time, enter a STEM profession, continue to serve as a role model for future generations, and secure the country's place as the finest technological leader in the world.

KSEF Solicitation Opening Soon for a New Pilot University-Industry Engagement Program
April 3, 2018 — KSTC announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) opening soon. This initial round of funding is  for a pilot program intended to stimulate university-industry pre-competitive R&D partnerships.It is open to faculty and independent researchers at accredited Kentucky colleges and universities. The proposed work should be beneficial for and of interest to Kentucky. Pilot program guidelines, submission instructions and RFP details will be posted on the KSEF website shortly. 

Grant awards will be selected based on external peer review. The RFP will open early May and the window for submission will be short as awards will be made before June 30th. Please feel free to share this announcement with any interested colleagues. 
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The Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF) is an initiative of KSTC that competitively funds research and development activity.