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 would like your proposal to be considered, please follow the procedures outlined below:
The Vice Provost for Research will implement the internal review process as described here. *The internal deadline specified is the date for submission of materials to the Provost's Office. There are several steps prior to this stage that may be required including clearances from Department Chair and Associate Dean. Please review and follow the instructions carefully. You will be notified if you are selected as an applicant. All applications to sponsors will be reviewed and approved in accordance with OSP procedures. For questions concerning limited submissions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. For questions concerning grant applications, contact your OSP Grant Officer.
Posted Date: 8/17/15
Goals: The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists recognize the country's most promising young faculty-rank scientists and engineers in the disciplinary categories of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.
Eligibility: Have been born in or after 1973.Hold a doctoral degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.).Currently hold a faculty position at an invited institution in the United States.Have made significant research contributions to the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, or Chemistry during their independent career as a principal investigators. Previously nominated individuals who were not selected as Laureates in past Awards cycles may be nominated again. Past faculty winners of the Blavatnik Regional Awards are not eligible. The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists welcomes nominations from underrepresented groups in science and engineering.
Deadlines: Internal Deadline: 10/1/15
Institutional nominations for the national faculty award must be submitted by the institution's President (or equivalent), Provost, or their official designee. Each institution may submit up to three nominations, one in each disciplinary category of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.
Posted Date: 6/14/15 Internal Deadline: N/A
Goal: These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.
Eligibility: See sponsor website. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in one of the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering. Candidates who hold an M.D. are eligible to apply if they hold both an M.D. and a Ph.D., and the Ph.D. is in one of the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering. Candidates must have completed at least 12 months but not more than 48 months of postdoctoral research by the date of the full invited application deadline.
Award Amount: BWF's Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) provide $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents as well as to U.S. temporary residents.
Sponsor Deadline: 11/20/2015
Since 2010, eligible candidates for this award may self-nominate.
Posted Date: 6/14/15 Internal Deadline: N/A
Goal: The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease program provides opportunities for assistant professors to bring multidisciplinary approaches to the study of human infectious diseases. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study what happens at the points where the systems of humans and potentially infectious agents connect. The program supports research that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of these encounters: how colonization, infection, commensalism and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones.
Eligibility: See sponsor website.
Award Amount: $500,000 over a period of five years
Sponsor Deadline: 9/14/15, The competition will employ a two-stage process. Preproposals will be reviewed and full proposal invitations will be sent by September 14, 2015.
Beginning with the July 2015 deadline, PATH will move from an institutional nomination to a self-nomination process. Self-nominations will remove the limit of applications per institution, expanding and potentially diversifying the applicant pool.
Goals: Funding is awarded to universities and institutions nationwide for projects in research that: See sponsor website for complete details.
Sponsor and Internal Deadlines: Applicants* are strongly urged to contact Foundation staff during the pre-application counseling period, which takes place between January 1 and February 15 leading up to a May 1 submittal, or between July 1 and August 15 leading up to a November 1 submittal.
5/1 (Phase I) to Sponsor; 12/15/15 Internal
11/1 (Phase 1) to Sponsor; 6/1/16 Internal
Applicants* may submit one application per grant cycle to each of the following areas for which they are eligible: Medical Research, Science and Engineering Research, Undergraduate Education
Goals: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications for research projects as part of NHIR. These research projects will investigate interactions between ENMs and biological systems to generate comprehensive biological response profiles for ENMs that will be provided by Engineered nanomaterials Resource and Coordination Core (ERCC) being solicited through a companion FOA (RFA-ES-15-012). This consortium will generate biological response profiles for a select set of ENMs representing the landscape of nanotechnology applications. The research projects to be funded through this FOA will contribute to long range goals of the NIEHS Nano EHS program, i.e., to derive detailed molecular, biochemical and pathophysiological characterization of ENMs-biological interactions as influenced by physicochemical properties of ENMs. The investigators of the U01 projects as part of the NHIR consortium will carry out investigations on a common set of ENMs, and participate in annual meetings of the consortium coordinated by ERCC.
Deadlines: 10/30/15 Letter of Intent. Internal Deadline 8/21/15
Only one application per institution is allowed as defined in Section III. 3. Additional Information on Eligibility.
NSF 15-504, Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development
Goals: 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. 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.
Deadlines: Internal Deadline 10/30/2015. Sponsor Deadline January 13, 2016
An MRI-eligible organization may, as a performing organization, submit or be included as a significantly funded 1 subawardee in no more than three MRI proposals. To promote instrumentation development, the program requires that if an organization submits or is included as a significantly funded1 subawardee in three MRI proposals, at least one of the three proposals must be for (Track 2) instrument development. A Track 1 proposal should request support for the acquisition of a shared, major, state-of-the-art instrument, thereby improving access to, and increased use of, a modern research instrument by scientists, engineers, and students. A Track 2 proposal should request support for the development of the next generation of major instrumentation, resulting in a new type of instrument that is more widely used, and/or opens up new areas of research and research training.
Goals: The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), have joined to support the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program. This program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers and community college and university faculty and students to bring knowledge of engineering or computer and information science and engineering as well as technological innovation to pre-college/community college classrooms. The goal of these partnerships is to enable K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty to translate their research experiences and new knowledge gained in university settings into their classroom activities. The university team will include faculty, graduate and undergraduate students as well as industrial advisors. Involvement of graduate students in support of academic-year classroom activities is particularly encouraged. Partnerships with inner city, rural or other high needs schools are especially encouraged, as is participation by underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
Deadlines: Sponsor: 11/2/15 11/1/16
Internal: 9/18/15 9/18/16
Goals: The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers;
(2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.
The IT Catalyst track is meant to develop and implement unique strategies – either adapted from those found effective in the IT track or ones designed to be responsive to the unique environments of eligible institutions – and evaluate the effectiveness of those strategies. The target institutions are those that provide unique contexts (1) to learn from adapting effective strategies from other ADVANCE projects and/or (2) to learn from developing a coherent thematic set of activities meant to address a documented institutional problem related to gender equity in STEM. IT Catalyst programs should aim to transform all departments or schools of STEM fields within the institution and to produce evidence-based replicable strategies.
Institutional Transformation (IT): five-year, comprehensive, institution-wide, transformational projects.Project Scope: IT awards are expected to include innovative and systemic organizational approaches framed with clearly stated and fully integrated theories of change or conceptual frameworks in order to increase the participation and advancement of women in STEM academic careers. IT projects are expected to be designed to achieve the transformation of all departments or schools of STEM fields within the institution and to produce evidence-based replicable strategies. Additionally, proposals that involve activities targeted toward special populations of women faculty must include current institutional data on this group, disaggregated by multiple characteristics (e.g., race, ethnicity, disability status, sexual orientation, etc.), as appropriate, in addition to gender. The proposed strategies must be accompanied by a rigorous scientific project related to the goals of the ADVANCE project which may include policy research.
Deadlines: Internal Deadline for both the Institutional Transformation Catalyst and Institutional Transformation is 9/18/15.
October 05, 2015 Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)
November 05, 2015 Institutional Transformation (IT)
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
November 03, 2015 Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)
January 20, 2016 Institutional Transformation (IT)
One proposal per eligible organization for Institutional Transformation and Institutional Transformation Catalyst Awards.
Posted Date: 3/1/15
Goals: Youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.
Eligibility: See sponsor website. To determine if your program/project meets the qualifications for consideration, the online application process begins with an Eligibility Quiz. Click here to start the quiz.
Sponsor Deadline: 2/1, 5/1, 8/1, 11/1. Next Internal Deadline: 9/1/15. Please consult with your division office of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
Organizations may only submit one request in a 12-month period. This includes colleges and universities with several departments/outreach program.
Posted Date: 10/30/2014
Goal: The purpose of our Program is to provide start-up monies for new research projects in the field of Neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other outside funding sources
Eligibility: Funding is to be directed at pilot research projects that are both innovative and will likely lead to successful grant applications to NIH and other public and private funding entities.
Assistant Professor – Junior faculty with a new research project that will generate pilot data that will lead to RO1 funding or a comparable outside grant will be first priority.
Associate Professor – Faculty who are pursuing new research directions. Must explain how the project is a new research direction. Must provide abstract for current grant(s). (Note: A new technique is not considered a new direction unless it pertains to a different area of study.)
Award Amount: Each total award is limited to $80,000 (direct costs) for a two year grant period from the specified dates only
Sponsor Website: http://thebrf.org/Grants/Fay+Frank+Seed+Grant+Program
Sponsor Deadline: 1/8/15 LOI. Passed. Please check back.
The Brain Research Foundation has invited 29 US institutions to nominate faculty to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program. Invited institutions may submit up to 2 LOI's
Posted Date: 1/6/15
Goal: The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. The goal is to support the best young physician-scientists doing work aimed at improving the practice of cancer medicine.
Eligibility: See sponsor website. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. The applicant must have received an MD or MD/PhD degree(s) from an accredited institution, completed his/her subspecialty training and be U.S. board-eligible. The applicant must hold a valid, active U.S. medical license at the time of application. The applicant must apply within the first four (4) years of his/her initial full faculty appointment (cut-off July 2011). Adjunct or acting positions are not eligible.
Sponsor Deadline: 2/15/15. Passed.
Five (5) nominations per institution, including its affiliated schools, will be accepted.
Goal: The Dana Foundation's neuroimaging research program focuses on improving human brain and brain-immune functioning to promote health, and prevent and treat disease. Funds support pilot-testing by investigators, who are early in their research careers, to enable them to pursue promising, high-risk, and innovative ideas that have a direct clinical application. The pilot data are anticipated to help increase competitiveness for seeking larger-scale support from other funders.
Posted Date: 3/1/15
Sponsor Deadline: 4/7/15
Internal Deadline: Passed
Each U.S. medical school dean, and the presidents of the few selected biomedical research institutions that have been invited by letter, may nominate one applicant.
Goals: The Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust Awards Program for Coronary Heart Disease Research supports research in the area of the prevention and control of coronary and circulatory failure. The Awards Program seeks to contribute to the prevention of coronary heart disease or circulatory failure, and improving care for patients with these medical conditions. See sponsor website.
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time faculty at an invited nonprofit academic, medical, or research institution. United States citizenship is not required. Junior faculty are encouraged to apply
Award Amount: Two-year Awards of $280,000 (inclusive of 10% indirects)
Deadlines: Sponsor: 8/31/15. Internal: Geisel only. If you are interested in this limited opportunity, please send a brief summary of your proposed research and your biosketch to Duane Compton by Monday, August 24. Geisel is allowed one application, so multiple submissions will need to be vetted by the Dean. Please also copy Sharon Ayers on your e-mail to the Dean.
Invited institutions may submit one application to the Program which meets the eligibility requirements for the 2015 Grant Cycle.
Posted Date: 3/1/15 Internal Deadline 4/15/15 Passed
Goal: Early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Focused on youth ages 5 to 25 in the United States and research that increases our understanding
of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes; and the use of research evidence in policy and practice,
Eligibility: Applicants must have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. We calculate this by adding seven years to the date the doctoral degree was conferred. In medicine, the seven-year maximum is dated from the completion of the first residency.
• Applicants must be employed in career-ladder positions. For many applicants, this means holding a tenure-track position in a university. Applicants in other types of organizations should be in
positions in which there is a pathway to advancement in a research career at the organization and the organization is fiscally responsible for the applicant's position. The award may not be used as a post-doctoral fellowship.
• Applicants outside the United States are eligible. As with U.S. applicants, they must pursue research that has compelling policy or practice implications for youth in the United States.
• Applicants of any discipline are eligible.
Award Amount: The total budget can be up to $350,000. It can include an indirect cost allowance of up to 7.5 percent of total direct costs.
Sponsor Deadline: 7/8/15 Passed.
Applicants must be nominated by their institutions. Major divisions (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences, Medical School) of an institution may nominate only one applicant each year.
Faculty Scholars Program
Goal: The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. Each year about three Greenwall Faculty Scholars are selected to receive 50 percent salary support for three years to enable them to develop their research program.
Eligility: See sponsor website. Applicants must be junior faculty members holding at least a 60% appointment in a tenure series at a university or non-profit research institute in the U.S. Priority will be given to applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure, who have not received a comparable career development award, and whose work will have an impact on public policy, biomedical research, or clinical practice.
Award Amount: The award supports 50% of a Scholar's salary plus benefits for three years, up to 1.5 times the NIH salary cap, with 10% institutional costs for the salary and benefits. In addition, we provide $5000 each year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs are provided for these items).
Deadlines: Sponsor: Letters of intent must be submitted online by 4pm ET on Friday, October 9, 2015. Internal Deadline: 9/10/15.
Up to two applicants from a university will be considered in each application cycle.
Posted Date: 4/20/2015
Goals: HHMI invests in people, not projects, by identifying talented scientific leaders and supporting them well. We give our scientists the time and freedom to pursue difficult, long-range questions. We encourage creativity, collaboration, and interdisciplinary thinking. In this spirit, we created the Faculty Scholars program. Scholars will apply molecular, genetic, computational and theoretical approaches to fundamental problems in diverse areas of biology. Those conducting research at the interface of the biological and physical sciences are especially encouraged to apply as are physician scientists and others studying biological questions emerging from and applicable to global human health problems, including malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, and other diseases that disproportionately affect individuals living in low resource settings. Clinical trials and research on health education, health care delivery, or health services are not eligible fields. See sponsor website.
Award Amount: The awards will range from $100,000 to $400,000 per year based on several factors, including awardee's current external grant support. Expenses covered by the grant include:
Sponsor/Internal Deadline: 7/28/15.
This competition places no restrictions on the number of applications from any eligible institution. Researchers with faculty appointments may apply directly; prior institutional endorsement is not part of the application process.
Posted Date: 5/22/2015
Goals: The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.
Sponsor Deadline: 11/16/2015. Internal Deadline: 6/15/15 Passed
Eligibility: The Pew scholars program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical sciences or medicine.As of Nov. 16, 2015, nominees must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor.On July 16, 2015, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before July 16, 2012), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track.Candidates may be nominated by their institution twice in total.All applicants must be nominated by their institution and must complete the 2016 online application.
Award Amount: The award provides $240,000 in flexible support—$60,000 per year for four years.
Dartmouth College has been invited by the Pew Charitable Trusts to nominate a candidate for the 2016 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences award.
Posted Date: 5/30/2014
Goals: The Searle Scholars Program 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. See sponsor website.
Eligibility: Applicants for awards which will be activated on July 1, 2016 will be expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Candidates should have begun their appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2014 . The appointment must be their first tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent) at an invited institution. Potential applicants whose institutions do not have tenure-track appointments should consult with the scientific director of the Program regarding eligibility PRIOR to preparing an application. The Searle Scholars Program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components. Potential applicants who are unsure if their research is appropriate for our Program are encouraged to examine the research interests of present and former Searle Scholars on this website.
Award Amount: Grants are set at $300,000 for a three-year period with $100,000 payable in the first year and equal sums payable in the second and third years and are subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports.
Sponsor/Internal Deadlines: 9/30/2015 sponsor deadline. 8/3/2015 Internal deadline Passed.
Posted Date: August 15, 2015. Internal Deadline: September 8, 2015
Goal: To develop new and novel collaborations between math and a unique "X" (science or engineering) partner department. (Statistics, economics, string theory, or computational complexity are not eligible to serve as "X" partners.)
Eligibility: PI must be a currently tenured faculty member with a primary appointment in math (including applied math). If awarded, the PI will be expected to also receive an additional appointment (or courtesy appointment) in the X department, and will be expected to teach in both departments.
Award Amount: $1.5M/5 years (including 20% indirect costs), with potential renewal for an additional 5 years
Sponsor Deadline: October 28, 2015; Award Start Date: July 1, 2016
Dartmouth may submit up to ONE NOMINATION/APPLICATION.
Posted Date: August 15, 2015 Internal Deadline September 8, 2015
Goal: To provide a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to take long-term investigations of fundamental questions in their field.
Eligibility: The PI must be engaged in theoretical research in either math, physics, or computer science. At time of the award start date, the PI must have received tenure.
Award Amount: $660K/5 years (including $10K for PI's department and 20% indirect costs); potential renewal for an additional five years
Deadline: October 28, 2015; Award Start Date: August 1, 2016;
Dartmouth may submit up to TWO NOMINEES/APPLICATIONS IN EACH DISCIPLINE.
Posted Date: August 15, 2015 Internal Deadline September 8, 2015
Goal: To create new and novel approaches to mathematically-based modelling in life sciences (similar to those prevailing in the physical sciences). Specifically, the program targets PIs who are working on issues relating to cellular level issues of organization, regulation, signaling, and morphogenic dynamics of the properties of organisms and ecology, as well as neuroscience and evolution. Bioinformatics or genomics-related proposals will not be considered.
Eligibility: Faculty in early stages of their career (within five years of the start of his/her first faculty position).
Award Amount: $660K/5 years (including $10K for PI's department and 20% indirect costs); potential renewal for an additional five years
Deadline: October 28, 2015; Award Start Date: August 1, 2016
Dartmouth may submit up to TWO NOMINEES/APPLICATIONS.
Last Updated: 9/24/15