Discoveries in Safety Grants

Funding Agency:
UL Research Institutes

UL Research Institutes (ULRI) Discoveries in Safety Grants Program funds research that aligns with our mission of building a safer and more sustainable world. Through an open and competitive process, ULRI funds scientific discovery across focus areas that align with our institutes and offices and address our three grand challenges: (1) Building resilience for a sustainable future, (2) Advancing individual and societal health in the 21st century, and (3) Promoting safety at the human-digital interface.     

Discoveries in Safety Grants fund research across a number of safety science focus areas, as directed by our Institutes and Offices. These focus areas span chemical safety; digital safety; electrochemical safety; fire safety; materials discovery; and research experiences and education. Specific topic areas are announced through notices of funding opportunity (NoFO) at the beginning of each grant cycle.

LOI Deadline: Feb. 16, 2024

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Eligibility Requirements

A Principal Investigator (PI) can only submit a response to one funding opportunity (e.g., a ULRI Institute or Office) in a given application cycle.

Amount Description

Discoveries in Safety Grants are competitive grants that fund research up to $200,000 USD per year for up to three years. Grant funding is provided through cost-reimbursement. Please reference each grant’s notice of funding opportunity (NoFO) for more specific information on grant structure.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 16, 2024