Limited Submissions

Limited Submissions

NOTE: While the Research Office makes every effort to list all limited submission programs on the website, programs may exist that are limited but not in our list. To search for all limited submissions, search in Pivot and select "Internal Coordination Required."



Searle Scholars Program (Faculty Award)
Description: The Searle Scholars Program is a limited submission award program which makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports. Generally, the program makes 15 new grants annually.

Restrictions: No more than one application will be accepted from the University of South Florida, an invited institution

Internal Deadline: 7/27/2019
Agency Deadline: 9/28/2019

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ORAU Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Description: ORAU is again privileged to provide funding to support graduate students to attend the annual meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany. We have sponsored students for this historic event for a number of years, and we are currently soliciting graduate student nominations to attend the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Interdisciplinary Meeting to be held June 28 – July 3, 2020. • ORAU member institutions may nominate two students per university. • Deadline for nominations is September 13, 2019 at 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time Selected students will have the opportunity to attend formal lectures and informal meetings with Nobel Laureate scientists and peers from around the world. Information on past meetings is available at http://www.orau.org/lindau. In 2020, the meeting will feature recipients of the Nobel Prize in the fields of physics, chemistry and medicine/physiology. Assuming funding becomes available as anticipated, nominations will be accepted for eligible candidates who: • Are U.S. citizens and are currently enrolled at a member university as full-time graduate students; • Have completed by June 2020 at least two academic years of graduate studies toward a doctoral degree that encompasses interdisciplinary coursework and research within the disciplines of physics, chemistry and medicine/physiology; and • Are planning a dissertation/thesis defense no earlier than January 1, 2021. We are seeking nominations for a diverse group of students including, women, minorities and people with disabilities. Students must: • Show a genuine interest and engagement in science and research; • Display excellence in their principal field of study and, in addition, a commitment to interdisciplinary work as evidenced through dual degrees or interdisciplinary research projects; • Receive very strong support of their application by their academic advisory or by an internationally renowned scientist; • Not already have a permanent position in academia or industry; and • Be a well-rounded individual who can converse with scientists and peers in a meaningful way. Application Process: The application process will begin on August 1, 2019, and will extend to September 13, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All applications and supporting documentation must be received by the deadline to be considered by the ORAU Scientific Committee. The competitive selection process occurs in four stages, beginning with university nominations. ORAU’s Zintellect system will be used for application submittals. A follow up announcement with specific guidance to Councilors will be provided prior to August 1. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Jennifer Callais, Jennifer.callais@orau.org. Questions regarding ORAU institution eligibility should be directed to university.partnerships@orau.org.

Restrictions: 2

Internal Deadline: 8/13/2019
Agency Deadline: 9/13/2019

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NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
Description: The total anticipated funding in FY 2018, FY 2019 and FY 2020 for both Sites and Supplements is approximately $5,800,000 per year, subject to the availability of funds. It is anticipated that approximately 9 Site awards will be made per year. The maximum total request for a Site is $600,000 for a duration of up to three years. Supplements are limited to a maximum of $10,000 per teacher and/or community college faculty for a duration of one year subject to the availability of funds.

Restrictions: Three Site proposals may be submitted per competition by a U.S. academic institution, including a College/Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer and/or Information Science as the lead institution. Please note that two proposals may have an engineering focus and one proposal may have a computer and/or information science focus. Potential PIs are advised to contact their institutional office of research regarding processes used to select proposals for submission.

Internal Deadline: 8/16/2019
Agency Deadline: 9/18/2019

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National Endowment for the Humanities, Dialogues on the Experience of War Grant Program
Description: As a part of its current initiative, Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War, the National Endowment for the Humanities offers a new grant opportunity: the Dialogues on the Experience of War program. The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others to think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. The humanities sources can be drawn from history, philosophy, literature, and film—and they may and should be supplemented by testimonials from those who have served. The discussions are intended to promote serious exploration of important questions about the nature of duty, heroism, suffering, loyalty, and patriotism. The program awards grants of up to $100,000 that will support 1. the recruitment and training of discussion leaders; and 2. following the training program, the convening of at least two discussion programs. The discussion groups can take place on college and university campuses, in veterans’ centers, at public libraries and museums, and at other community venues. Most of the participants in the discussion groups should be military veterans; others, such as men and women in active service, military families, and interested members of the public, may participate as well.

Restrictions: An institution is eligible to submit up to three applications to the Dialogues on the Experience of War program.

Internal Deadline: 9/13/2019
Agency Deadline: 10/15/2019

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Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists (Faculty Award)
Description: The Blavatnik National Awards honor America’s most innovative young faculty-rank scientists and engineers. These awards celebrate the past accomplishments and future potential of young faculty members working in three disciplinary categories of science and engineering. Every year, one nominee in each category will be named a Blavatnik Laureate and awarded $250,000 in unrestricted funds: Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Life Sciences Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Physical Sciences & Engineering Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Chemistry

Restrictions: Candidates for the 2019 Blavatnik National Awards must be nominated by their institutions. Each institution may submit up to three nominations, one in each disciplinary category of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. Institutional nominations must be submitted by the institution’s President (or equivalent), Provost, or their official designee. Institutions must send a brief statement to blavatnikawards@nyas.org naming the official designees as nominators before submitting nominations. Self-nominations are not allowed. Nominees do not submit their own nomination materials and should direct all questions to their institution’s official nominator.

Internal Deadline: 10/1/2019
Agency Deadline: 11/1/2019

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Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program
Description: The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program is an initiative to advance research in the social sciences and humanities. The program provides fellowships of $200,000 each, lasting one or two years, that will enable recipients to, among other things, travel, hire research assistants, and take sabbaticals from their institutions in order to focus on their research. Junior faculty (received Ph.D. 10 years ago or less) and Senior Faculty (received Ph.D. more than 10 years ago) are encouraged to apply. Eligible faculty: U.S. Citizen or have U.S. residency status Research Categories: • Strengthening U.S. democracy and exploring new narratives • Technological and cultural creativity – potential and perils • Global connections and global ruptures • Environments, natural and human

Restrictions: 2

Internal Deadline: 10/1/2019
Agency Deadline: 11/1/2019

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NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
Description: The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally. PLEASE NOTE the internal competition requires the PI to present the pre-proposal to the Research Council (details will follow after the internal deadline). Each MRI proposal may request support for the acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single research instrument for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use. Development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at MRI submission-eligible organizations are encouraged. The MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of a shared research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. The program does not fund research projects or provide ongoing support for operating or maintaining facilities or centers. The instrument acquired or developed is expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. For the purposes of the MRI program, a proposal must be for either acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single, well-integrated instrument. The MRI program does not support the acquisition or development of a suite of instruments to outfit research laboratories or facilities, or that can be used to conduct independent research activities simultaneously. Instrument acquisition or development proposals that request funds from NSF in the range $100,000-$4 million may be accepted from any MRI-eligible organization. Proposals that request funds from NSF less than $100,000 may also be accepted from any MRI-eligible organization for the disciplines of mathematics or social, behavioral and economic sciences and from non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education for all NSF-supported disciplines. Cost-sharing of precisely 30% of the total project cost is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education and for non-degree-granting organizations. Non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education are exempt from cost-sharing and cannot include it. National Science Board policy is that voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

Restrictions: 3 (if three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e. no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition)

Internal Deadline: 11/1/2019
Agency Deadline: 1/21/2020

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