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 COS/Pivot Funding Opportunities and select "Internal Coordination Required."



National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (NSF 18-507)
Description: The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate training that ensure that graduate students develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of research and research-related careers within and outside academe. The NRT program is distinguished from the previous NSF training programs through an emphasis on training for multiple career pathways, rotating priority research themes, inclusion of both master’s and doctoral students, a broader definition of trainees, and greater budgetary and programmatic flexibility.

Restrictions: Each institution may submit two (2) Traineeship Track proposals and one (1) Innovations in Graduate Education Track proposals. If an institution submits only one Traineeship Track proposal, it can be on either DESE or another theme. If an institution submits two Traineeship Track proposals, at least one must be a DESE proposal. In either case (DESE or non-DESE), the traineeship theme of a Traineeship Track proposal must be interdisciplinary.

Internal Deadline: 11/22/2017
Agency Deadline: 12/6/2017

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The Mary Kay Foundation - Translational Research Grant Application
Description: Your grant proposal will be reviewed by a Scientific Research Review Committee. The Research Review Committee is composed of noted members of the American medical and scientific community. It is our hope that you will identify and encourage the appropriate person within your Institution to complete the application. Only one grant application will be accepted from each accredited school. The grant will be up to $100,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for a two-year period. If indirect costs are requested, they cannot exceed 15%. If selected, the funds will be paid in two payments. The first payment will be after receipt of the executed contract. The second payment will be mailed following receipt of the first year status report. The Foundation anticipates funding between ten and fifteen grants.

Restrictions: The Mary Kay Foundation is a non-profit public foundation, which focuses on funding research for innovative grants for translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast or cervical cancer. Translational research is broadly defined as research that will provide a scientific link between laboratory research and the clinic. Ultimately, such research would lead to improvement in diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of the cancer. The Foundation is pleased to invite your institution to submit one grant proposal.

Internal Deadline: 12/1/2017
Agency Deadline: 2/2/2018

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Beckman Foundation
Description: The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation will provide several one-time awards to offset the purchase cost of cryo-electron microscopes and detectors. The funding will be used exclusively as a contribution towards the cryo-EM equipment purchase cost, up to $2.5M per award. The Foundation will consider proposals for a broad range of cryo-EM microscopes and detectors, from mid-level screening instruments to high-end microscopes outfitted with direct electron detectors. Applicants shall identify the exact configuration of microscope and detectors they would purchase in the proposal, and justify why that level of capability is appropriate for the research programs centered at the Institute. The Foundation will not consider grants that only add workflow equipment to existing cryo-EM facilities. The Foundation will consider applications from individual institutions or from consortia of institutions whose combined resources meet the requirements below. For any consortium application, there must be a “Lead Institution”, defined as the institute that will have the new cryo-EM facility on their property; the Lead Institution must meet the eligibility requirements below.

Restrictions: One application per invited institution

Internal Deadline: 4/15/2018
Agency Deadline: 6/15/2018

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Mallinckrodt Grant
Description: Any domestic biomedical institution, whether solely research or educational, is invited to submit one candidate for the Mallinckrodt Board's consideration. Each institution is allowed to submit one proposal. Applicants should be in the first to fourth year of their tenure track faculty position and not have current R01 funding. Grants are usually $60,000 and funding commences on October 1. No indirect costs are allowed. Salary is acceptable. Annual submission deadline: August 1 Effective April 20, 2016, only one applicant per institution will be accepted. If your institution is a subsidiary of a medical school, only one applicant will be accepted. For example, Massachusetts General Hospital would be part of Harvard Medical School. The two institutions would need to collaborate to submit one proposal.

Restrictions: One applicant per Institution

Internal Deadline: 7/1/2018
Agency Deadline: 8/1/2018

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