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Office of Sponsored Projects

Hinman Box 6210
11 Rope Ferry Road #6210
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-3007
Fax: 603-646-3670

Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

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:

  • Carefully review deadlines, eligibility, and application requirements.

  • Faculty interested in applying should coordinate with their Associate Dean. There may be an internal selection process at the school or department.

  • Send the following pre-application materials to Kristen Rhodes ( by the internal deadline:
    1. Outline of the proposal (at least one but not more than 3 pages)
    2. General budget
    3. Statement of support from Department Chair and/or Dean as appropriate
    4. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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 or For questions concerning grant applications, contact your OSP Grant Officer.

Current Foundation Limited Deadlines:

Funding Announcement

Description/ Deadlines

Agilent Early Career Professor Award

2016 Focus: Contribution to the development of advanced Big Data technologies aimed at making breakthroughs in life science research and imaging for clinical diagnostics.

The purpose of the Agilent Early Career Professor Award is to:

  • Promote and encourage excellent research enabling measurements of importance to Agilent Technologies and the world
  • Establish strong collaborative relationships between Agilent researchers and leading professors early in their career
  • Build the prominence of Agilent as a sponsor of university research

Internal deadline:  March 1, 2016

Nomination deadline – March 31st, 2016

Limit:  One

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program, sponsored by The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation                           

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides $75K to support the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers.  More information can be found at

Internal Deadline:   January 13, 2016

Sponsor Due Dates

Full Proposal Deadline(s): February 10, 2016

David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program, sponsored by the Charles A. Dana Foundation

The Dana Foundation's neuroimaging research program provides $200K/3 years for research focused 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 of promising, high-risk, and innovative ideas with a direct clinical application. Successful studies are then anticipated to be competitive for larger-scale support from other funders. 

Internal Deadline:   January 13, 2016

Sponsor Due Dates Preliminary Proposal Deadline(s): February 18, 2016 at 3 pm EST

Keck Foundation

Research Medical Research Science and Engineering Undergraduate Education

Goals:  Funding is awarded to universities and institutions nationwide for projects in research that:  See sponsor website for complete details.

Two Cycles

5/1 (Phase I)  to Sponsor; 12/15/15 Internal

11/1 (Phase 1) to Sponsor;  6/1/16 Internal

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.  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

Clare Booth Luce Scholars Program, sponsored by The Henry Luce Foundation

The Clare Booth Luce Scholars Program is one of the most significant sources of private support for women in science, mathematics and engineering. Grants range from $300K-500K for one of the following categories: undergraduate scholarships, undergraduate research awards, graduate fellowships, and professorships. In your internal application materials, please state which category you wish you apply; please also note that, based on past history, most awards are made for undergraduate scholarships or professorships.  More information can be found at the CBL Scholars webpage.

Internal Deadline:   January 25, 2016

Sponsor Due Dates

Information Form Due Date(s) (required): March 7, 2016

Full Proposal Deadline(s): August 1, 2016

Hood Foundation Neonatology or Brain Science and
Child Development

The overall goal of this Program remains the funding of translational or clinical research that will improve child health clinical outcomes, or improve health care access, affordability, and quality. For the 2017 grant cycle, the Hood Foundation requests applications related to either of two areas of child health research: Neonatology or Brain Science and Child Development.  The Award is in the amount of $450,000 over two years

Letters of Intent are being solicited from selected institutions in New England. The Letter of Intent is due on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 by 3:00 p.m. and only one applicant per invited institution may apply. We realize that this is a tight timeline but the Foundation trustees are meeting in early May to evaluate the Letters of Intent. Up to five applicants will be invited to submit Full proposals which will be due on September 13, 2016.

Internal Deadline:  March 1, 2016   LOI Guidelines

St. Baldrick's Foundation

St. Baldrick's Fellows

• St. Baldrick's Scholars

• St. Baldrick's International Scholars

• Supportive Care Research grants

• Consortium Research grants

• St. Baldrick's Summer Fellows


Letter of Intent due by 1/29/2016; applications due by 4/1/2016.  REVISED Please submit all inquiries to Kathleen Bryar at

 Current Federal Limited Deadlines


National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works Deadlines 

Art Works is the NEA's largest funding category, supporting the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, and promoting public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Matching grants range from $10,000 to $100,000. In fiscal year 2015, the NEA awarded 1,870 grants totaling more than $52 million through this category. - See more at:

Please notify the Provost's Office of your interest by February 1st for the February 18th and March 3rd deadlines,  March 1st for the April 14th deadline and May 1st for the July 14th deadline.


National Institutes of Health

RFA-RM-15-006 NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)


Goals:  The NIH Director's Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career.

Time window for eligibility: At the time of application, the individual either 1) within the preceding twelve months must have received a terminal doctoral degree or completed medical residency or 2) within the following twelve months must complete all the requirements for a doctoral degree or complete a medical residency. The fellowship training period is NOT included in the clinical residency or equivalent training period. The date of degree receipt is that which appears on the official transcript for the degree. The time of application is the date when the application is submitted electronically to NIH through In addition, at the time of application, the PD/PI must not have served as a post-doctoral fellow following a previous doctoral degree for more than one year.

Deadline:  Internal Deadline:   11/30/2015, Sponsor Deadline:  01/29/2016

Only up to two applications per institution are allowed.


NIH Blueprint Training in Computational Neuroscience: From Biology to Model and Back Again (T90/R90)



Goals:  Purpose and Background Information The overall goal of the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. In order to accomplish this goal, NRSA training programs are designed to train individuals to conduct research and to prepare for research careers. The NIH Research Education Program (R90) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers.

Institutional training programs allow the Training Program Director/Principal Investigator (Training PD/PI) to select the trainees and develop a program of coursework, research experiences, and technical and/or professional skills development appropriate for the selected trainees. Each program should provide high-quality research training and offer opportunities in addition to conducting mentored research. The grant offsets the cost of stipends, tuition and fees, and training related expenses, including health insurance, for the appointed trainees in accordance with the approved NIH support levels.

Deadlines:  LOI February 16, 2016, Application Due Date:  March 18, 2016.  Internal Deadline:  February 1,  2016

Only one application will be accepted.


The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)RFA-CA-16-005


Goals:The purpose of the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers. The award will facilitate the transition of talented graduate students into successful cancer research postdoctoral appointments, and provide opportunities for career development activities relevant to their long-term career goals of becoming independent cancer researchers.

Deadline:  February 19, 2016.  Revised information:   Closed

F99 Eligibility: All domestic PhD-granting institution/organization types listed above are eligible to submit an application. One initial application per institution is allowed, as defined in Section III. 3. Additional Information on Eligibility.

K00 Eligibility: All domestic institution/organization types listed above, including NIH Intramural Programs and other Federal laboratories, are eligible to submit K00 transition phase applications on behalf of F99 awardees. There is no limit on the number of K00 awardees that an organization may sponsor.

NIGMS Availability of Administrative Supplements to NIGMS Predoctoral Training Grants (Admin Supp)


The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) announces the availability of funds for Administrative Supplements to NIGMS-funded predoctoral T32 training grants. These funds are designed to provide support for the development and implementation of curricular activities aimed at providing graduate students with a strong foundation in research design and methods in areas related to conducting reproducible and rigorous research.

Deadline:  March 31, 2016.  Internal Deadline:  N/A

NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)


The Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $50,000. The maximum award is $600,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes, cell-sorters, and biomedical imagers.

Deadline:  April 16, 2016, Internal Deadline:  N/A

There is no limit on the number of applications an institution may submit, provided the applications are for different types of equipment.

NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10)


The High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $600,000. The maximum award is $2,000,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes, cell-sorters, and biomedical imagers.

There is no limit on the number of applications an institution may submit, provided the applications are for different types of equipment

NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure          (CICI)

Program Solicitation           NSF 16-533

Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)  The objective of the Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program is to develop and deploy security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow. This solicitation seeks unique ways to protect scientific instruments, resources, cyberinfrastructure and data that extend beyond building better perimeters and point solutions. As funding agencies move toward providing openly accessible data, the possibilities for scientists and engineers to use data sources beyond those created by their own community grow.

 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2 

Internal Deadline March 1, 2016 

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):     April 19, 2016

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative

Research and Extension Experiential Learning for Undergraduates (REEU) Projects that address one or more of the following Challenge and Foundational Areas: Agricultural and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change, Childhood Obesity Prevention, Food Safety, Food Security, Sustainable Bioenergy, Water Resources.

Application Deadline – March 24, 2016.  Internal Deadline:  February 15, 2016

Any single institution can submit a maximum of three proposals.



Last Updated: 2/4/16