Open Funding Opportunities

MSRDC continues to work on behalf of our members to build new relationships, and ultimately contracts, with new potential federal agencies. We do this by creating relationships with key representatives of federal agencies and emphasizing the value and caliber of work our member institutions possess.

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Call for Capabilities: COVID-19

Status: Closed

COVID-19 presents the nation with a challenge and an opportunity for innovative research solutions. We’re in this together, let’s solve this together. MSRDC is creating solutions and we want you to join the team.

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Request for Information: Healthy Food Choices

Status: Pending Review and Availability of Appropriated Funds

MSRDC is looking to engage our member institutions who have knowledge and experience working among rural and urban American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/AN) specifically with health disparities and food choices.

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Funding Opportunities in Progress

By submitting your capabilities, you can work with us to secure funding and forge deeper relationships with our government partners. Our unique funding vehicle allows researchers to work directly with federal program managers to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.
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Office of Policy Development and Research

Department of Housing and Urban Development

OPDR serves as a research, survey, study, and analysis support system for HUD and facilitates the formation of partnerships between universities and communities so they can jointly address urban problems.
    • American Housing Survey and Choice Neighborhoods Evaluation
    • Evaluation of Programs Serving Homeless Youth
    • Accelerating Housing Recovery After a Severe Disaster

Our Vetted Members and Partners:

    • Morgan State University

Building Technologies Office

Department of Energy

BTO develops innovative, cost-effective energy saving solutions—better products, better new homes, better ways to improve older homes, and better buildings in which we work, shop, and lead our everyday lives.
    • LED and OLED Technologies
    • Residential and Commercial Buildings

Our Vetted Members and Partners:

    • California State University, Northridge
    • The City College of New York
    • Delaware State University
    • Hampton University
    • Howard University
    • Prairie View A&M University
    • Texas State University
    • University of Arizona
    • University of New Mexico
    • University of Texas, El Paso

Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense

Department of Defense

JPEO for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense exists to manage our nation’s investments in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defense equipment. Research and critical development areas include: 
    • Protect - To identify threats and hazards
    • Respond - To detect, identify and measure CBRN and characterize CBRN
    • Recover - To control hazardous waste and mitigate contamination

Our Vetted Members and Partners:

    • Albany State University
    • The City College of New York
    • Fisk University
    • Howard University
    • NC Central University
    • Norfolk State University
    • Morgan State University
    • San Diego State University
    • Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
    • University of the District of Columbia
    • University of Texas, San Antonio

United States Army Futures Command

Department of Defense

AFC leads a continuous transformation of Army modernization in order to provide future warfighters with the concepts, capabilities and organizational structures they need to dominate a future battlefield.
    • Artificial Intelligence for Maneuver and Mobility
    • Electronic Warfare in Multi-Domain Operations
    • Transformational Synbio for Military Envrionments

Our Vetted Members and Partners:

    • California State University, Chico
    • California State University, Northridge
    • California State University, Sacramento
    • The City College of New York
    • Fayetteville State University
    • Howard University
    • Hunter College - CUNY
    • Lincoln University of Missouri
    • Northern Arizona University
    • North Carolina A&T State University
    • Prairie View A&M University
    • San Diego State University
    • Tennessee State University
    • Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
    • Texas State University
    • University of Arizona
    • University of Maryland, Baltimore
    • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • University of New Mexico
    • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    • University of Texas, El Paso
    • University of Texas, San Antonio

Federal Railroad Administration

Department of Transportation

FRA ensures the safe, efficient, and reliable movement of people and goods by rail through basic and applied research, and development of innovations and solutions.
    • Flaw and Defect Detection
    • Bridge Collision Detection
    • Human-Machine Automation

Our Vetted Members and Partners:

    • Old Dominion University
    • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • California State University, Northridge
    • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    • Howard University
    • University of New Mexico
    • New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
    • University of Arizona
    • University of Texas, El Paso
    • Morgan State University
    • San Diego State University
    • North Carolina A&T State University
    • University of Maryland, Baltimore County

National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities

National Institutes of Health

MHHD's leads scientific research to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.
    • Plans, coordinates, reviews, and evaluates NIH minority health and health disparities research and activities
    • Conducts and supports research in minority health and health disparities
    • Promotes and supports the training of a diverse research workforce

Our Vetted Members and Partners:

    • Fayetteville State University
    • Morgan State University
    • Texas A&M State University
Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories
Food and Drug Administration
OSEL is dedicated to promoting innovation for the development of new life saving medical devices.
    • Applied Mechanics
    • Biomedical Physics
    • Biology Chemistry and Materials Science
    • Imaging Diagnostics and Software Reliability

Our Vetted Members and Partners:

    • Delaware State University
    • Fayetteville State University
    • Morgan State University
    • Northern Arizona University
    • San Diego State University
    • Texas A&M State University
    • University of Texas, San Antonio

Solar Energies Technologies Office

Department of Energy

SETO funds early stage research with goals of improving the affordability, performance and value of solar energy technologies on the grid.
    • Photovoltaics
    • Concentrating Solar-Thermal-Power

Our Vetted Members and Partners:

    • California State University, Northridge
    • Delaware State University
    • Prairie View A&M University
    • University of Arizona
    • University of Texas, El Paso

Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Department of Defense

DTRA's mission is to counter and deter weapons of mass destruction and improvised threat networks. Research and development areas:
    • Development of improved detection devices for traditional and nontraditional chemical agents​
    • Development of diagnostics for existing and emerging infectious disease threats
    • ​Improved capabilities for development of new/improved medical and material countermeasures for both pre- and post-exposure

Our Vetted Members and Partners:

    • Albany State University
    • The City College of New York
    • Fisk University
    • Howard University
    • NC Central University
    • Norfolk State University
    • Morgan State University
    • San Diego State University
    • Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
    • University of the District of Columbia
    • University of Texas, San Antonio

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Department of Transportation

PHMSA's mission is the research and development projects focused on providing near-term solutions to help ensure the safe, reliable, and environmentally-sound operation of the Nation's pipeline system.
    • Pipeline Testing
    • UAS Pipeline Safety

Our Vetted Members and Partners:

    • California State University, Northridge
    • The City College of New York
    • New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
    • Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
    • Texas State University
    • University of Arizona
    • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • University of New Mexico
    • University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Maritime Administration

Department of Transportation

MA's mission is the research, development, assessment and demonstration of emerging marine technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of U.S. maritime transportation.
  • Control of Aquatic Invasive Species
  • Biofuels
  • Emissions Reduction

Our Vetted Members and Partners:

    • California State University, Chico
    • Howard University 
    • North Carolina A&T State University
    • Old Dominion University
    • Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
    • University of Arizona
    • University of New Mexico
    • University of Texas, El Paso
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
NHLBI works to:
    • Understand Human Biology
    • Reduce Human Disease
    • Develop Workforce and Resources
    • Advance Translational Research

Our Vetted Members and Partners:

    • Delaware State University
    • Fisk University
    • Morgan State University

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease

National Institutes of Health

NIDDK research creates knowledge about and treatments for diseases that are among the most chronic, costly, and consequential for patients, their families, and the Nation.

Our Vetted Members and Partners:

    • Fayetteville State University
    • Morgan State University
    • Texas A&M State University

National Cancer Institute

National Institutes of Health

NCI leads, conducts, and supports cancer research across the nation to advance scientific knowledge and help all people live longer, healthier lives.

Our Vetted Members and Partners:

    • Delaware State University
    • Fayetteville State University
    • Morgan State University