Research Grants

Research Funding Opportunities: How to Apply and Required Forms

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's PDF page to learn more about PDF and for a link to the free Acrobat Reader.

Note to all prospective applicants requiring multiple Current and Pending Support Form pages:

Due to a limitation in Adobe Acrobat's forms functionality, additional pages cannot be directly inserted into the original PDF form while preserving the form data on the subsequent pages. Multiple page form submissions can be created in Acrobat 8 and later using the "PDF Package" option in the "Create PDF from Multiple Files" function. If you have an earlier version of Adobe Standard or Professional, applicants will need to convert each PDF page of the form to an Encapsulated Post Script (EPS) file before creating the PDF for submission. The following steps will allow applicants with earlier versions of Adobe Standard or Professional to create a PDF package:

  1. Populate the first page of the PDF and save it as a EPS file
  2. Reopen the form and populate it with the data for page
  3. Save the page as a different EPS file
  4. Repeat for as many pages as necessary
  5. Use Acrobat Distiller to convert the EPS files back to PDF
  6. Open Acrobat Professional and combine the individual pages into a combined PDF file

How to Apply

All grant, fellowship and/or Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding opportunities competed through the Research Grants website are done through solicitations or Requests for Applications (RFAs). Any application submitted must be in response to an open solicitation or RFA.

Search for open or upcoming funding opportunities.

Follow the application instructions in the solicitation or RFA. Application instructions, where appropriate, will link back to various forms on this page to download.

Learn more through research grants guidance.

All required forms can now be filled out on screen within your Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
Even though you can fill out and print the screen using your Adobe Acrobat software, you may not be able to save information entered into the form unless you have the full version of Adobe Acrobat.

EPA Fellowship Application (Form 5770-2) PDF (4 pp, 279 K)
EPA Key Contacts STAR and GRO Fellowship Form PDF (1 pp, 30 K)
*Note: The Key Contacts form is for Fellowship Pre-Applications
SF424 Application for Federal Assistance PDF (6 pp, 265 K)
SF424 Instructions PDF (2 pp, 66 K)
Key Contacts (Form 5700-54) - includes Additional Contacts Form PDF (2 pp, 132 K)
424A Budget Information - Non-Construction Programs PDF (1 pp, 314 K)
424A Budget Information - Non-Construction Programs - Instructions PDF (1 pp, 61 K)
Current and Pending Support Form (NCER Form 5) PDF (1 pp, 92 K)
Grant Abstract with Suggested Keywords (P3 specific format below) PDF (2 pp, 35 K)
P3 Abstract Format with Suggested Keywords PDF (4 pp, 50 K)
All of the above, and:
424B Assurances - Non Construction Programs PDF (2 pp, 95 K)
Certification for Lobbying (Form 6600-06) PDF (1 pp, 431 K)
Preaward Compliance Review Report (Form 4700-4) PDF (2 pp, 140 K)
Guidance on Satisfying EPA Quality System Requirements PDF (20 pp, 115 K)
Sustainability Primer version 9 PDF (1 pp, 196 K)
Sustainability Primer version 7 PDF (1 pp, 193 K)
NCER Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) Primer PDF (4 pp, 51 K)