2023-2024 Harnessing the Data Revolution for Fire Science (HDRFS) Seed Grants

The NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1: Harnessing the Data Revolution for Fire Science (HDRFS) project has released a Request for Proposals for 2023-2024 Seed Grants. The overarching goal of the HDRFS project is to increase the capacity of Nevada for wildland fire research, education, and workforce development and to demonstrate this increased capacity through fire research in the regionally important sagebrush ecosystem.

HDRFS will engage faculty in areas related to, but not recognized in, the current research to provide new opportunities and pursue high-risk, high-impact research. HDRFS seed funding is not intended to provide a substitute for NSF individual investigator funding. Seed grant funding will provide strategic mechanisms for additional research, education, and workforce development (E-WFD), and sustainability in relevant areas and will provide proof of principle results needed to secure external funding. Research areas should align with the 2020 NSHE Science and Technology Plan (S&T). Research areas may include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Ecology (Eco)
  • Hydrology (Hydro)
  • Fire Processes (FP)
  • Fire Emissions and their Atmospheric Aging (FEAA)
  • Cyberinfrastructure Innovations (CII)
  • Education and Workforce Development (E-WFD
  • Broadening Participation (BP)

CBD Central Alternative Medicine Research Grant

As the marketplace shifts its focus from curative to preventative healthcare, interest in dietary supplements and alternative medicine is on the rise and shows no signs of slowing. With the push and pull between the United States FDA and the supplement market coming to a head over over CBD, the discussion of oversight and regulation has never been more relevant.

Write a 750-1500 word essay describing your perspective on the positive and negative implications of alternative medicine and what you believe is the best path forward for the US FDA and consumer alike.

One-time payment will be sent directly to the winners’ school.


The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) is a set of activities and programs that prepare scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and broadens the impact of select, NSF-funded, basic-research projects. The Center for Entrepreneurship and UNLV College of Engineering have recently earned the distinguished honor of becoming an NSF I-Corps site and was awarded a three-year, $255,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support site activities. As an NSF I-Corps site, the Center will incubate 15 to 25 projects a year. Faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, staff, and alumni are encouraged to apply to be part of this exciting program. 

Selected teams will receive up to $3,000 plus mentoring support for three months. Please visit the website below for more information about the application process.

NSF Solicitation: Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)

The Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science (STEM) by preK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches. Projects in the DRK-12 program build on fundamental research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. Projects should result in research-informed and field-tested outcomes and products that inform teaching and learning. Teachers and students who participate in DRK-12 studies are expected to enhance their understanding and use of STEM content, practices and skills.

Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium 2018+ Preliminary Multi-year Hands-On-Training Faculty Competition

Focus: The primary focus of this program is to firmly establish new or continuing STEM hands-on-training activities that utilize NASA related interdisciplinary content for higher education and/or pre-college students. Proposals should include authentic, hands-on student activities in NASA-related STEM disciplines.

Funding: NVSGC seeks to fund 2 projects with a maximum federal contribution of $25,000 per year ($75,000 over three years, $50,000 over two years, federal contribution only). Due to the requirements of the Space Grant program, a 1:1 institutional match is required on all awarded funds. The total maximum funding amount with match per proposal is $50,000 per year (maximum $25,000 federal + $25,000 institutional match).

Video Game Addiction Student Research Grant

MuchGames.com awards a $1,500 Video Game Addiction Student Research Grant each semester, to study the social and psychological effects of video game addiction.

All undergraduate and graduate students can apply. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2017. Award check will be sent directly to the financial aid office on record for the student’s college or university.

For more information or to submit an application online, please visit the official award page by clicking the website link.