External funding opportunities

Assistance for R&D Proposals’ Preparation
The UTEC Office of Research offers personalized assistance for the formulation of proposals to be presented in external funding opportunities. To request assistance, write to investigacion@utec.edu.pe at least 5 business days before the proposal submission deadline.
Office of Naval Research (ONR) and  Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Funding Opportunities

Office of Naval Research (ONR) and  Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Funding Opportunities

– Application Process –

  1. The applicant’s Institution must hold an active SAM.gov Registry, including a valid Unique Entity ID (formerly known as DUNS number) and an NCAGE number. Verify UTEC registration status with the Office of Research (investigacion@utec.edu.pe) .
  2. Applicants must check prioritized research topics in each agency’s “Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)” See AFOSR BAA, ONR BAA, ONR Sponsored Research Areas.
  3. Applicants must write a proposal, that addresses any current BAA, in a white paper format (see example here):

→The white-paper proposal format:

• Proposal title
• Your full contact information and position at your institution. Include mailing address, email, phone and fax numbers.
• Specify AFOSR’s or ONR’s BAA topic / name of Program Manager
• A brief project description, problem statement, objectives, and technical relevance.
• Approaches proposed to solve problem
• What resources, human and physical, are available.
• An approximate estimate of the cost (Overhead, Materials, Equipment, Salaries, Travel)

→White-paper should be no longer than 2-3 pages.

• May attach brief résumé scientific personnel involved
• May attach supporting papers/publications

4. Submit your white paper to UTEC Office of research writing to investigacion@utec.edu.pe, indicating “ONR/AFOSR proposal” in the subject line.

5. All white papers from UTEC will be sent to the Southern Office of Aerospace Research and Development (SOARD) where they will be initially reviewed for relevance, academic merit and pertinence (how they match an ongoing agency research interest).

6. The corresponding Agency will contact researchers that pass the first filter to work on a full proposal, to submit to centralized offices for funding, matching UTEC applicants with researchers within ONR / AFOSR.

Spanish Orders History Prize (V edition)

Spanish Orders History Prize (V edition)

→International Grant

This is an international award, which is now holding its V Edition, and whose objective is to distinguish the History researcher whose work has achieved high recognition due to the relevance of his career. In addition, some part of his work must be related to the Hispanic.

The prize is 60,000 euros.

More information about the guidelines and application here www.premioordenesespanolas.com

Documentation to present before March 31, 2023.

University presenting the candidate:

  • Contact
  • Email
  • Address
  • Phone


  • Name and surname, email, address and contact telephone number
  • Professional profile
  • Academic training
  • Main areas of historical research
  • Publications: Books, book chapters, magazine articles.
  • Participation in research projects and R&D contracts with companies and administrations
  • Doctoral theses directed
  • Participation in international committees and representations
  • Participation in scientific congresses
  • Other notable aspects
  • Annexes

Likewise, the organization of the Prize would like to know if you want us to keep the documentation and your candidacy for future calls.

Combatiendo Delitos Ambientales en la Amazonía Peruana, Proyecto Prevenir de USAID

Combatiendo Delitos Ambientales en la Amazonía Peruana, Proyecto Prevenir de USAID

→National Grant

The USAID Prevent Project, implemented by DAI Global LLC, is pleased to invite you to participate in the new launch of its call to provide the service of:

“Specialized service for the design, implementation and systematization of a Program for the Empowerment and Strengthening of Capacities of Women Leaders of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (MAPE) of Madre de Dios” (RFP-CEC-LIM-23-0005). In accordance with our administrative procedures, we are about to have an informative meeting on the scope of this call:

Meeting with bidders February 6, 2023 at 3:00 p.m., will take place via Cisco Webex.

To participate in this meeting, please send a notice with your email address 24 hours before the date of this meeting to the following email CECProcurement@dai.com

Deadline for sending questions/queries via email. February 9, 2023, until 5:00 p.m. to the mail


Deadline for sending Proposals via email. February 20, 2023, until 5:00 p.m  to the mail


Note: This is not the same email address as for sending questions/queries

Read the guidelines for this opportunity here.



→ International Grant

If you are more established in your field, have previously received a National Geographic Society grant, or are seeking a higher level of funding, you may apply for a Level II Grant. You are not required to have previously received a National Geographic Society grant to apply for this opportunity. These grants are highly competitive and reserved for select projects that push boundaries to achieve significant and tangible impact in your field. Projects can be up to two years long.


Level II Grant recipients receive funding up to $100,000. Smaller requests will be accommodated and will not be more or less competitive. At this funding level, grantees will provide mentorship to others within the Explorer community, contribute their expertise, and may participate in relevant speaking engagements upon request.

We only accept applications that are submitted through our online portal. Please do not mail or email your application.

Level II Grant proposal submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 12, 2023.

Apply here.



→ International Grant

Level I Grants are designed for individuals who may be earlier in their career, those looking to establish themselves better in their field, those seeking mentorship from others in their field and beyond, or those who want to grow their network and enhance their impact by joining a global community of National Geographic Explorers. This opportunity is best suited for individuals who have the potential and desire to make significant positive contributions to their field by leveraging the funding, capacity, and additional support provided by the National Geographic Society and connections to other Explorers. These grants are highly competitive and priority will be given to applicants who thoughtfully demonstrate how joining the Explorer Community will help to advance their career.

Individuals who are already National Geographic Explorers (i.e., those who have already received a grant from the National Geographic Society) are NOT eligible to apply for Level I Grants. Level I Grants are only available to individuals who are entirely new to the National Geographic Society network, as well as individuals already in the network who are not yet Explorers, including team members on previous grants, National Geographic Young Explorers awarded in 2019 or later, recipients of discretionary funding opportunities such as the COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists and the COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund, and recipients of grants from the China Air & Water Fund.

Funding requests at this level can be up to USD $20,000. Projects can be up to one year in length, although projects with “Technology” as the primary focus can be up to two years.

Pre-applications: The National Geographic Society is accepting pre-applications for Level I Grants.

To ensure that invited applicants are prepared to submit competitive full applications, we recommend that applicants already have an understanding of — or are prepared to assemble — the methods, dissemination strategies, and proposed outputs of the full project (as relevant and appropriate). We also recommend that applicants have identified local collaborators and have considered access to facilities and equipment prior to submitting the pre-application.

Benefits: Level I Grants receive funding up to USD $20,000 and offer unique opportunities for training, networking, coaching, mentorship, and more from fellow National Geographic Explorers, experts, staff, partners, and forums. We are looking for individuals who are interested in becoming an active part of the Explorer Community.

We only accept applications that are submitted through our online portal. Please do not mail or email your application.

Level I Grant proposal submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 12, 2023.

Apply now.

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

→ International Grant

The Fund has been established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. Its focus is global and eligibility for grants will extend to all plant, animal and fungi species conservation efforts, without discrimination on the basis of region or selected species. However, it is very competitive indeed with only around 12% of applicants in 2019 receiving a grant.

Grants will be awarded based on their ability to meet criteria pre-determined by the Species Fund, and are for maximum of $25,000 for each project.

You can complete and submit the application online by clicking here. Before starting an application, please ensure that you have read and understood the application criteria (especially relating to the species conservation status) and have had a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page on the Fund’s website.

Once your application has been submitted you will receive an automated email acknowledging receipt of your application, which will also contain log in details.

There are three grant rounds per year, and generally applications received before the end of February will receive a reply at the end of April or early May. The next submission deadline will be the last day of June, (and applicants will receive a reply in September). The final round of grants in a given year usually has a deadline of the end of October, with applicants receiving a repsonse in late December of the same year or early January of the following year. For exact timings and details, please visit the Timetable page. Please do not leave it until the last minute to submit your application but do so well ahead of the deadline.

Please note that this is a very competitive process and sadly the vast majority of applicants do not receive grants. The Fund has limited amounts of money to spend each year and receives far more applications for good projects than could possibly be supported. In 2019 only 12% of applicants received any kind of a grant, and around 1,500 were turned down.

For any questions regarding the application, or to be added to the Fund’s contact database, please use the “Contact Us” details provided, or send an email to enquiries@mbzf.org or Nheard@mbzf.org

The next application deadline is 28th February, 2023.

Apply here.

Research Grants on Education: Small

Research Grants on Education: Small

→ International Grant

The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. We accept applications three times per year.

This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.

Applications Open: Late January, 2023

Full Proposal Deadline: Early April, 2023

Apply here.

Research-Practice Partnerships: Collaborative research for educational change

Research-Practice Partnerships: Collaborative research for educational change

→ International Grant

The Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) Grants Program is intended to support education research projects that engage in collaborative and participatory partnerships with project budgets up to $400,000 and durations of up to three years. We accept Intent to Apply forms once a year in this program.

We view partnerships as an important approach to knowledge generation and the improvement of education, broadly construed. Over the long term, we anticipate that research conducted by RPPs will result in new insights into the processes, practices, and policies that improve education for learners, educators, families, communities, and institutions where learning and teaching happen (e.g., schools, universities, museums, other workplaces).

Details about the program and application process can be found below. In addition, you may wish to read the RPP Writing Guide found here. Various details discussed in this request for proposals document are elaborated on in the writing guide.

Applications Open: Mid-September, 2023

Intent to Apply: Early-November, 2023

Full Proposal Deadline: Early-December, 2023

Apply here.

Racial Equity Research Grants

Racial Equity Research Grants

→ International Grant

The Racial Equity Research Grants program supports education research projects that will contribute to understanding and ameliorating racial inequality in education. We are interested in funding studies that aim to understand and disrupt the reproduction and deepening of inequality in education, and which seek to (re)imagine and make new forms of equitable education. Thus, we are interested in research projects that seek to envision educational opportunities in a multiplicity of education systems, levels, settings, and developmental ranges and that reach beyond documenting conditions and paradigms that contribute to persistent racial inequalities.

Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious, and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in relation to racial equity in education. In this cycle of funding, we will continue to fund scholarship focused on a range of communities and issues with respect to equity. However, we want to especially encourage proposals that focus on Indigenous education and scholarship focused on issues of equity in international contexts.

As with other Spencer grant programs, this program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not required to be developed around a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or geographic location. We will be accepting applications for projects ranging from one to five years with budgets up to $75,000.

Applications Open: Mid-February, 2023

Intent to Apply Form Deadline: Mid-May, 2023

Full Proposal Deadline: Mid-June, 2023

Apply here.


Registro de Patentes PCT-2023

Registro de Patentes PCT-2023

→National Grant

Objective: Increase the number of applications for registration of patents and utility models, both nationally and through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), with the purpose of protecting the results of CTI.

Priorities: The proposals presented in this contest must have identified the final beneficiary of their proposal and must be related to one of the following strategic areas, which clearly meet the strategic demand or an important knowledge gap for the development of the Peru, promoting in turn the development or use of transformative and emerging technologies.

The prioritized areas are:

  1. Adaptation and mitigation to climate change
  2. Valuation and sustainable use of biodiversity
  3. Circular Economy
  4. Health
  5. Food safety
  6. Renewable energy
  7. Information and communication technologies ICTs


Participation in this contest is by presenting one of the following two alternatives:

  • Proposals for technical documents for invention patents or utility models based on any of the following processes or procedures:
    research results
  • Product development
  • Engineering projects
  • Substantially new or improved products or processes.
  • National patent applications submitted for processing before INDECOPI, submitted within the 4 months prior to the closing date of the contest.

Funding: A maximum financing of up to S/ 25,000.00 (Twenty-five thousand and 00/100 Soles) will be granted for each invention patent or utility model technical document, which will be used for hiring a legal entity specialized in services of intellectual property that will provide the services of: registration of intellectual property at an international level; as well as advice on the drafting of patent documents and forms, and other related services; national intellectual property registration is optional.

Deadline: March 31, 2023 at 13:00:00 local time UTC/GMT -5 hours

Read the guidelines here.