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."



Searle Scholars Program
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: 7/27/2018
Agency Deadline: 9/28/2018

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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: 8/10/2018
Agency Deadline: 9/19/2018

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Simons Foundation Investigators Programs
Description: The aim of the Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Theoretical Computer Science programs is to support the most active and creative researchers during the years when they are developing into and serving as the intellectual leaders of the field. Our intent is to identify exceptional scientists making major contributions to their field and to provide them with resources to undertake new and creative investigations. The nominees are judged on their potential for innovative new contributions to science over the coming years. The aim of the Simons Investigators in MMLS program is to support the most active and creative junior researchers during the years when they are developing into the intellectual leaders of their fields. Our intent is to identify exceptional scientists have the potential to make major contributions to their field and to provide them with resources to undertake new and creative investigations. MMLS Investigators must be within eight years of their first faculty appointment at the time of nomination and are typically untenured faculty. The aim of the Math+X Investigators program is to encourage novel collaborations between mathematics and other disciplines by providing research funds to professors at U.S. and Canadian universities to establish programs at the interface between mathematics and another field of science or engineering.

Restrictions: The foundation will accept up to two nominations from USF in each of Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, Theoretical Computer Science, and the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems programs and one nomination from USF in the Math+X program. All nominations must be received by the foundation by October 31, 2018. Details of the programs may be found here: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/mathematics-and-physical-science/simons-investigators/

Internal Deadline: 8/31/2018
Agency Deadline: 10/31/2018

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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: 9/7/2018
Agency Deadline: 10/24/2018

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Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
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 2018 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: 9/21/2018
Agency Deadline: 11/16/2018

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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: 10/20/2018
Agency Deadline: 11/17/2018

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