Limited Submission Funding Opportunities


Limited Submission refers to funding opportunities that are announced by a government agency or foundation that limit the number of applicants that can apply from Dartmouth. Limited Submission opportunities require an internal vetting process through the Provost's Office and include a deadline for internal review in advance of the sponsor's posted deadline. *Special requirements or processes may be implemented depending on the announcement.

OSP maintains a calendar of Limited Submission Funding Opportunities with internal and external due dates. Dartmouth Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) and Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) offices routinely distribute Limited Submission opportunities across the campus with the following instructions:

To apply for a Limited Submission, please follow the procedures outlined below:
o Carefully review deadlines, eligibility, and application requirements.
o Coordinate with your Chair or Associate Dean. There may be an internal selection process at the school or department.
o Send the following pre-application materials to by the posted internal deadline:
           1) Overview/abstract of proposal (one page maximum)
           2) Total request amount
           3) Curriculum Vitae (CV)

• Applicants who are selected to apply will be notified usually one week after the internal deadline.

Below is a list of upcoming programs with proposal submission restrictions. Please make sure to check each individual opportunity announcement for eligibility, specific deadline and submission information. This is not a comprehensive list of all limited submission proposals, and while this page will be updated regularly, it should be used in conjunction with other grant information resources available from individual funding agency websites. *Important: If a program has a limited submission requirement and you do not see it on the list below, please notify and follow the procedure outlined above.


Current Limited Deadlines:



Internal Deadline  

External Deadline

St. Baldrick's Scholars

Career-development award for researchers in pediatric oncology. Must be within first seven years of initial independent full faculty appointment.


Dartmouth may submit one letter of inquiry for this program.


St. Baldrick's offers multiple grant opportunities in each of its two annual cycles, but people may only apply to one program per cycle as the lead Principal Investigator.

St. Baldrick's Foundation 12/8/19 1/31/20

St. Baldrick's International Scholars

Three years of pediatric oncology training at Dartmouth for researchers from low- and middle- income countries.

The proposal must include a research project at the applicant's institution of origin. Two-year extension possible with significant progress.

Applicants must be early-career and possibly hold a junior faculty-level position and must have held it for no longer than five years. Must have completed a pediatric oncology fellowship or two years of equivalent training.


Dartmouth may submit one letter of inquiry for this program.


St. Baldrick's offers multiple grant opportunities in each of its two annual cycles, but people may only apply to one program per cycle as the lead Principal Investigator.


St. Baldrick's Foundation 12/8/19 1/31/20

Research Grant Awards

For pediatric oncology research projects which are hypothesis driven and may be either laboratory, clinical, or epidemiological in nature.


Dartmouth may submit two letters of inquiry for this program.


St. Baldrick's offers multiple grant opportunities in each of its two annual cycles, but people may only apply to one program per cycle as the lead Principal Investigator.

St. Baldrick's Foundation 12/8/19 1/31/20

 Supportive Care Research Grant Awards

For one-year research projects which are hypothesis-driven and focus on areas related to the supportive care of children and adolescents with cancer. Examples include but are not limited to: studies related to symptom clusters, patient-reported outcomes or quality of life, health communication, health promotion, and psychosocial support across the trajectory from diagnosis to survivorship or end-of-life care.


Dartmouth may submit one letter of inquiry for this program.


St. Baldrick's offers multiple grant opportunities in each of its two annual cycles, but people may only apply to one program per cycle as the lead Principal Investigator.


St. Baldrick's Foundation 12/8/19 1/31/20

Clinical Investigator Award

For independent young physician-scientists to conduct cancer-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. Applicant must commit to minimum of 80% of time on research.

Requires a mentor in the field of clinical translational cancer research, cancer prevention, or epidemiology. Cannot overlap with other funded projects.

Award includes payment of up to $100,000 in medical school debt.

Must be within first five years of initial full faculty appointment.



Geisel/NCCC many nominate five candidates. Maximum of two investigators per mentor.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation 12/16/19 2/3/20

Faculty Scholars Program

For educational innovators in medicine and nursing. Must have 5+ years as faculty.



Geisel dean may nominate one candidate.

Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation 12/13/19 2/5/20

Cancer Research Grant

For translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast or cervical cancer.


Norris Cotton Cancer Center may submit one application.

Must be full-time Assistant Professor or higher.

Mary Kay Foundation 12/17/19 2/7/20

Federal Funding Opportunities:



Federal Sponsor 

Internal Deadline   

External Deadline    

Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) (R38)

The purpose of this program is to recruit and retain outstanding, postdoctoral-level health professionals who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as clinician-investigators. To address the growing need for this critical component of the research workforce, this funding opportunity seeks applications from institutional programs that can provide outstanding mentored research opportunities for Resident-Investigators and foster their ability to transition to individual career development research awards.

One application per institution.

NIH 10/6/19 2/13/20

Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

One application per institution.

The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health.

 NIH/NLM  11/8/19  1/17/20

Centers of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science, and Practice

One application per institution.

The purpose of this program is to: (1) strengthen and expand the MCH workforce by training graduate and post-graduate public health students in MCH, and (2) advance MCH science, research, practice, and policy through a well-trained MCH public health workforce.

HRSA 11/15/19 1/8/20

Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

One application per institution.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is designed to support highly integrated research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of NIGMS and are beyond the scope of one or two investigators.

NIH/NIGMS 11/15/19 1/25/20

Rapid-Cycle Survey Collaborative for Patient and Provider Input on Immunization Issues

One application per institution.

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support a mechanism to obtain timely input from nationally representative samples of (a) healthcare providers, and (b) the public, on critical immunization issues of importance. The objectives of this research are (1) for each year of the project, to conduct multiple surveys of providers and the public to collect immunization-related data using scientifically sound methods with adequate response rates that produce generalizable results, and (2) to disseminate those results broadly to assist in (a) informing recommendations for new vaccines, (b) developing strategies to improve immunization coverage, and (c) instituting contingency plans to address urgent problems (e.g., vaccine supply shortages). Surveyed providers should include pediatricians, family physicians, obstetrician/gynecologists, general internists, or some combination of these physician specialties.


CDC 12/06/19 2/25/20


Dartmouth may submit three pre-applications as the lead organization.

 The U. S. Department of Energy's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for building EPSCoR-State/DOE-National Laboratory Partnerships. These partnerships are to advance fundamental, early-stage energy research collaborations with the DOE national laboratories. Applicants must propose scientific collaborations that partner academic, non-profit, or industrial researchers in EPSCoR jurisdictions and research staff at DOE national laboratories. These partnerships should leverage capabilities of DOE national laboratories, particularly their user facilities. Applicants are advised of the following areas of additional interest:

• Quantum Information Science
• Microelectronics
• Data Science/Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence
• Energy Storage, and
• Plastics Recycling

DOE 12/17/19 1/16/20 Pre-Application Deadline

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4)   


Three (3) RII Track-4 proposals may be submitted in response to this solicitation by any single organization


RII Track-4 provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation's premier private, governmental, or academic research centers. During these visits, the EPSCoR Research Fellows will be able to learn new techniques, develop new collaborations or advance existing partnerships, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and/or shift their research toward potentially transformative new directions. The experiences gained through the fellowships are intended to have lasting impacts that will enhance the Fellows' research trajectories well beyond the award period. These benefits to the Fellows are also expected to in turn improve the research capacity of their institutions and jurisdictions more broadly. Those submitting proposals must either hold a non-tenured faculty appointment at an institution of higher education or an early-career career-track appointment at an eligible non-degree-granting institution.

NSF 1/10/20 3/10/20