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."



NSF Partnership for Innovation (PFI) NSF 19-506
Description: The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) offers researchers the opportunity to transform new knowledge into societal benefits through translational research and technology development efforts which catalyze partnerships to accelerate innovations that address significant societal needs. PFI has six broad goals: (1) identifying and supporting Foundation-sponsored research and technologies that have the potential for accelerated commercialization; (2) supporting prior or current Foundation-sponsored researchers, institutions of higher education, and non-profit organizations that partner with an institution of higher education to undertake proof-of-concept work, including the development of technology prototypes that are derived from NSF-funded research and have potential market value; (3) promoting sustainable partnerships between Foundation-funded institutions, industry, and other organizations within academia and the private sector with the purpose of accelerating the transfer of technology; (4) developing multi-disciplinary innovation ecosystems which involve and are responsive to the specific needs of academia and industry; (5) catalyzing professional development activities, mentoring, and best practices in entrepreneurship and technology translation for faculty, students and researchers; and (6) expanding the participation of women and individuals from underrepresented groups in innovation, technology translation, and entrepreneurship. This solicitation offers two broad tracks for proposals in pursuit of the six aforementioned goals.

Restrictions: An organization may submit no more than two (2) proposals to this solicitation.

Internal Deadline: 6/10/2019
Agency Deadline: 7/10/2019

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Art Works, National Endowment for The Arts
Description: At the NEA "Art Works" refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field. Art Works are grants for organizations for funding projects only, which may consist of one or more specific events or activities. Projects do not have to be new, existing projects can be just as competitive. Projects do not need to be big as small projects that can make a difference in the community or field will be considered. Through the projects supported in the Art Works category, the NEA is looking to achieve the following four outcomes: creation, engagement, learning, and livability.

Restrictions: An organization may submit only one application under the Grants for Arts Projects Guidelines. Few exceptions for a parent, and related, organization.

Internal Deadline: 6/11/2019
Agency Deadline: 7/11/2019

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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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Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer's Disease Research Program
Description: For this FOA, the Department is interested in funding research proposals in the following priority areas of Alzheimer ’s disease:  Clinical/Diagnostic applications that address innovative approaches to diagnosis and treatments, standardizing diagnosis, access to care, and clinical trial recruitment barriers.  Epidemiological applications that address recruitment, biomarkers, assessment, and health disparities in particular communities.  Behavioral/Social applications that address non-pharmacologic interventions, caregiver education and support, dementia-friendly communities, strategies for planning ahead regarding health changes, and end-of-life care.  Basic and Translational applications that address discovery and validation of a broad spectrum of potential therapeutic targets or novel therapeutic strategies, novel insights into the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease and identity of novel biomarkers.  Postdoctoral Research Fellowship applications to provide clinical, patient-oriented training that stimulates a) novel insights into the brain-mediated function and dysfunction related to AD, b) discovery and validation of novel diagnostic strategies related to symptomatology of AD, and c) discovery and validation of novel treatment and care management strategies of AD.

Restrictions: The Department anticipates making awards from the following types of grant categories: ï‚· Consortium Grant: Research organizations are eligible to apply as the lead organization for one consortium grant that addresses one of the research areas. Maximum award amount will be up to $500,000 and the maximum duration will be up to five years. ï‚· Standard Grant: Research organizations are eligible to apply for seven standard grants that address the research areas listed above. Organizations are not eligible to submit more than three applications within the same research priority. Maximum award amount will be up to $250,000 and the maximum duration will be up to four years. ï‚· Pilot Grant: Research organizations are eligible to apply for four pilot grants that address two of the research areas. The research areas must be different if the organization is submitting two or more applications. Maximum award amount will be up to $100,000 and the maximum duration will be up to two years. ï‚· Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Grant: Research organizations are eligible to apply for three postdoctoral research fellowship grants that will provide patient-oriented focus. Maximum award amount will be up to $100,000 and the maximum duration will be up to two years.

Internal Deadline: 7/31/2019
Agency Deadline: 9/7/2019

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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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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 in the fields of physiology and medicine to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting to be held June 24 – June 29, 2018. • ORAU member institutions may nominate two students per university. • Deadline for nominations is September 29, 2017 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 2018, the meeting will feature recipients of the Nobel Prize in the field of physiology and medicine. 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 2018 at least two academic years of graduate studies toward a doctoral degree in the disciplines of physiology, medicine, or a related discipline; and • Are planning a dissertation/thesis defense no earlier than January 1, 2019. We are seeking nominations for a diverse group of students including, women, minorities and people with disabilities. Students must show a genuine interest in science and research; display a strong commitment to the field of physiology/medicine; and be a well-rounded individual who can converse with scientists and peers in a meaningful way. The competitive selection process for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting occurs in three phases, starting with university nominations. Universities must submit all student nominations by email to lindau@orau.org before Friday, September 29, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

Restrictions: 2

Internal Deadline: 8/29/2019
Agency Deadline: 9/29/2019

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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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