In addition to the GO Grants that are awarded by the GO Virginia State Board and research-related grant funds awarded by the Virginia Research Investment Committee (VRIC) there are many other grant opportunities in Virginia and from the federal government through its agencies.

These grants are available to entrepreneurs, educators, developers, and individuals that are seeking to grow Virginia’s economy through transformational projects. Some of these grants could be used to leverage GO Grants or to otherwise help regions advance the needs and opportunities outline in their respective growth and diversification plans.

As the GO Virginia Foundation identifies grant opportunities that are related to GO Virginia priorities, we will highlight some projects on this page. The below list is not an exhaustive list of all grant sources. If you would like to review the full list of funded projects you can do so here.

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Grant Agency Type Posted Date Close Date
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006609 USDA Agriculture 5/29/2018 9/30/2019
Special Projects and Programs to Promote the Growth and Global Competiveness of America’s Growing Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Community MBDA-OBD-2018-2005687 NASA Research and Development 2/14/2018 4/29/2019
Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Competition Dept of Air Force Research and Development 4/30/2018 Open
Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1 (NSF 18-558) Dept of Air Force Research and Development 5/7/2018 9/30/2021
Tick-Borne Disease, Investigator-Initiated Research Award W81XWH-18-TBDRP-IA DOD Research and Development 5/10/2018 5/9/2019
NRL Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Research N00173-18-S-BA01 NIH Research and Development 5/16/2018 Open
Genetic analysis of non-human animal models to understand the genomic architecture of substance use disorders and addictive behaviors PAR-18-789 DOD Research and Development 5/18/2018 7/6/2018
Bilateral Academic Research Initiative (BARI) Pilot Program W911NF-18-S-0007 DARPA Research and Development 5/18/2018 4/25/2019
NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award Program RFA-RM-18-009 NASA Research and Development 5/24/2018 6/1/2019
Center of Excellence on the Design of High Electrical Strength Materials FOA-AFRL-AFOSR-2018-0004 Dept of Energy Research and Development 6/25/2018 Notice of Intent only
Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower DE-FOA-0001836 Naval Sea Systems Command Research and Development 7/6/2018 Open
National Shipbuilding Research Program: Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (NSRP ASE) Dept of Energy Research and Development Open 5/20/2019
Technologist in Residence (TIR) NSF Research and Development Open Open
Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Projects NSF Research and Development Open Multiple windows
Computer and Network Systems (CNS) Projects DOE Research and Development Open Open
Research in Special Education NSF Research and Development Open Open
Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS) Research Program PD 18-7564 NSF Research and Development, Entreprenuership Open Open
Training and Other Activities (TaOA) Grants via the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) NSF Workforce Development, Scholarship Open Open
RESTORE Act Programs Treasury Technology-baded economic development 11/16/2018 8/30/2019
R&D Projects on Digital Transformation Challenges, Problems and Future Technologies Naval Air Systems Command Digital Office Research and Development 11/19/2018 11/18/2019
Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Education and Workforce Program Office of Naval Research Research and Development 11/20/2018 9/27/2019
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program USAMRAA Research and Development Open 6/25/2019
Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 (Mid-scale RI-1) Research Program National Science Foundation Research and Development 11/21/2018 5/20/2019
Improving Undergraduate STEMP Education: Computing in Undergraduate Education
National Science Foundation STEM 5/9/2019
Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation: Elements and Framework Implementation Awards
National Science Foundation STEM 11/1/2019
Harnessing the Data Revolution Program: Institutes for Data-Intensive Research in Science and Engineering – Framework Awards
National Science Foundation STEM 5/7/2019
Growing Convergence Research Program
National Science Foundation STEM 2/3/2020
Data Science Projects Focused on Knowledge Discovery for Chemical and Materials Research
Department of Energy Research and Development 2/7/2019 5/15/2019
Research Grants to Identify Effective Strategies for Opioid Overdoes Prevention
HHR Research and Development 4/8/2019