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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:
    • Outline of the proposal (at least one but not more than 3 pages)
    • General budget
    • Statement of support from Department Chair and/or Dean as appropriate
    • 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 Limited Deadlines:

Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

Brain Research Foundation has invited eligible US academic institutions to nominate one (1) faculty member to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program.

The objective of BRF Seed Grant Program is to support new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions. BRF Seed Grant awards are not intended to
supplement existing grants.  Each total award is limited to $80,000 (direct costs) for a two year grant period.  To be eligible, PI must be a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor at an invited academic institution, working in the area of studies of brain function.

Internal Dartmouth Deadline:   November 30, 2016

Deadline for the LOI is January 4, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. CST.

Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award

NOTICE: Institutional nominations have been reinstated.

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.

The awardee will receive financial support for three years, as well as assistance with certain research costs such as the purchase of equipment. The Foundation will also retire up to $100,000 of any medical school debt still owed by the awardee.  During each award year, the applicant must commit a minimum of 80% of their full-time professional effort to the conduct of research and research career development.  The $450,000 award will be for a period of three years. Funding in the amount of $150,000 will be allocated to the awardee's institution each year for the support of the Clinical Investigator.

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.
Each applicant must be nominated by his/her institution. Applications will only be accepted from institutions that have been invited to submit them by the Foundation (See list). Five (5) nominations per institution, including its affiliated schools, will be accepted.

Internal Dartmouth Deadline:    November 30, 2016

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

 Dr. Scholl Foundation — Grants

Dartmouth may submit one request per year

·       Typically $5,000–$25,000, but no set limit

·       Deadline: January 16, 2017 to submit internal application to Kristin Rhodes in the Provost's Office; March 1, 2017 for external proposal to the foundation

·       Applications considered in the following areas: Education; Social Service; Healthcare; Civic and Cultural; Environmental


The Lalor Foundation — Postdoctoral Fellowships

Dartmouth may nominate on candidate

$50,000 for one year; one-year renewal possible in special circumstances

Deadline: November 18, 2016 to submit internal application to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office; January 16, 2017 to submit external proposal to foundation

For postdoctoral researchers in the field of mammalian reproductive biology as related to the regulation of fertility.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — Advancing Systemic Changes to Promote Healthy School Environments

Up to $6 million

Deadlines: October 28, 2016 for applicant webinar (requires registration);

November 1, 2016 for submission of internal pre-proposal materials to Provost's Office;

November 30, 2016 to submit pre-proposal externally to foundation

A multi-pronged effort to foster healthy school environments by supporting health and well-being of children, and by addressing social and environmental conditions. Proposals should be informed by the "Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child" framework developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ASCD. Lead organizations sought for three program areas:Applied Research and Translation (up to $1.5 million over two years)Policy Analysis and Development (up to $2 million over two years)Strategic Action and Alignment (up to $6 million total to a lead organization with core partners)

Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation — Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Dartmouth may nominate one candidate


Deadline: November 4, 2016 to submit internal application to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office; February 10, 2017 for external proposal submission

Unrestricted research grant for early career faculty (appointed 2011+) in the chemical sciences. Awarded for advancement of important knowledge in the chemical sciences, and dedication and contributions to education in the chemical sciences, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. Requires institutional nomination.

St. Baldrick's Foundation — Grant programs in pediatric oncology

Dartmouth may submit two applications for Research Grants. Only one application allowed for Fellows, Scholars, and Supportive Care Research programs. No limit for Consortium Research program.

Deadlines: November 18, 2016 to submit internal application to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office; late January to submit letter of intent externally to foundation. The spring grant cycle includes the following programs: Fellows: years 3–5 of a pediatric oncology research fellowshipScholars: career development award (<7 years as faculty)Research grants: one-year grants; projects may be laboratory, clinical or epidemiological

Supportive Care Research grants: e.g., studies related to symptom clusters, patient-reported outcomes/quality of life, health communication, health promotion, and psychosocial support across the trajectory from diagnosis to survivorship or end-of-life careConsortium Research grants: 3 or more institutions

A researcher may only apply once per cycle as a lead principal investigator.


Federal Funding Opportunities:

NIH/NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)

Dartmouth is allowed a single applicant for this finding mechanism. To be considered, please send these pre-application materials to GRAD Dean Jon Kull by January 4th, 2017:

o Draft of the specific aims page of the proposal. Note this mechanism has a non-standard specific aims page. It should include: Aim 1: The Dissertation Research Project – progress thus far, Aim 2: The Dissertation Research Project – work to be completed, and Aim 3. The Postdoctoral Research Direction. See details and webinar at the link below for details. While the specific aims page for the actual submission is limited to one page, for this draft you may include up to three pages.

o Statement of support from your research advisor. This can include text that can be used in the nomination letter that will be required by the actual submission.

o Curriculum Vitae (CV)

In preparation, please thoroughly review the application requirements and information (the webinars are very useful) at:

Dartmouth's applicant will be notified by January 9th, 2017, and will be asked to coordinate the submission of a letter of intent to the NIH by January 17th, 2017. The complete application is due February 17th, 2017.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)  NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research (P30)


This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Center Core Grants that provide resources and facilities shared by a minimum of six NINDS-supported investigators from one or more organizations, and supporting a wider base of neuroscience research. The proposed Centers should offer services and expertise that would be difficult or impractical to support in individual labs. The Centers are expected to capitalize on economies and synergies associated with shared resources, and to foster a collaborative environment among neuroscientists at host institutions.

Internal Deadline:   November 30, 2016

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) January 14, 2017

Application Due Date(s) February 14, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)


The Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award is intended to identify the most talented Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) who intend to make a long-term commitment to research in the Environmental Health Sciences and assist them in launching an innovative research program focused on the understanding of environmental exposure effects on people's health.

Internal Deadline:   January 23, 2017

LOI:  January 28, 2017

Application:  February 28, 2017

Only one application per School or College within a          University will be accepted.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25)


Only one application per institution is allowed

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this NIGMS R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on research experiences and courses for skills development. Applicants should directly address how the set of activities will enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce by discussing 1) the rationale underlying the balance of effort and resources dedicated to each activity; 2) how the three activities integrate; and 3) objective indicators that can measure the effectiveness of the program.

Internal Deadline:    November 30, 2016

Application Due Date(s) May 25, 2017

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)  T Cell Reagent Research for the Study of Allergic Diseases (U19)


The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support studies to understand the role of allergen epitope-specific T-cell responses in the pathogenesis and treatment of allergic diseases by utilizing allergen epitope-specific reagents. The FOA will also support novel T-cell epitope identification, characterization and validation of important food allergens and aeroallergens that have not been previously studied.

Only 1 application per institution

Internal Deadline:     November 30, 2016

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) February 3, 2017

Application Due Date(s) March 3, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

BD2K Research Education Curriculum Development:  Data Science Overview for Biomedical Scientists (R25)


The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this BD2K  R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Curriculum or Methods Development  in Big Data Science to augment current institutional curricula for the training of predoctoral level biomedical scientists and provide concentrated instruction in the tools, approaches and quantitative analysis concepts in data science. To facilitate the integration of data science into biomedical curricula nationally, this FOA seeks to support a cohort of institutions that will work collaboratively and collectively to produce curricular materials that are findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR).

Internal Deadline:   September 9, 2016

Sponsor Deadline:  December 7, 2016

Only one application per institution is allowed

 NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)

NSF 17-528

Total funding for the CICI program is $8,500,000, subject to the availability of funds. Resilient Security Architecture for Research Cyberinfrastructure awards will be supported at up to $1,000,000 total per award for up to three years. Cybersecurity Enhancement awards will be supported at up to $1,000,000 total per award for up to two years.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2

Organizations are limited to 2 CICI proposals. These eligibility constraints will be strictly enforced in order to treat everyone fairly and consistently. In the event that an organization exceeds this limit, proposals received within the limit will be accepted based on earliest date and time of proposal submission (i.e., the first two proposals received will be accepted and the remainder will be returned without review). No exceptions will be made.

Internal Deadline:   January 31, 2017

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):  March 01, 2017

NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)

RII Track-2 FEC builds interjurisdictional collaborative teams of EPSCoR investigators in scientific focus areas consistent with NSF priorities. Projects are investigator-driven and must include researchers from at least two RII eligible jurisdictions.  The following EPSCoR jurisdictions are RII-eligible for the FY 2017 RII Track-2 FEC competition: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, US Virgin Islands, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

The RII Track-2 FEC award amount is restricted based on the number of eligible jurisdictions participating in the project. If institutions from two RII-eligible EPSCoR jurisdictions collaborate on a proposal, the award amount may not exceed $1 million per year for up to four years. If institutions from three or more RII-eligible EPSCoR jurisdictions collaborate on a proposal, the award amount may not exceed $1.5 million per year for up to four years. Program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the quality of proposals and availability of funds.

Internal Dartmouth Deadline:    November 30, 2016

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): January 10, 2017

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): February 10, 2017

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

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

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.  Through these visits, the EPSCoR Research Fellows will be able to learn new techniques, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and shift their research toward transformative new directions.  The experience gained through the fellowship is intended to provide a foundation for research collaborations that span the recipient's entire career.  These benefits to the Fellows are also expected to in turn enhance the research capacity of their institutions and jurisdictions.  PIs must hold a non-tenured faculty appointment or its close equivalent, either in the form of a pre-tenure tenure-track position or a long-term non-tenure-track position.

PIs of proposed RII Track-4 projects must have their primary appointment with the submitting organization.PIs must hold a non-tenured faculty appointment, or its close equivalent.  This may be in the form of a pre-tenure tenure-track position or a long-term non-tenure-track position.  Persons holding transitional (< 3 years) fixed-term postdoctoral appointments are not eligible for this program.   Awards may not exceed $300,000 over a two-year period.  Funds may be used to cover the following direct costs: salary for the PI and one additional researcher; travel and living expenses for the PI and one additional researcher; and other research-related expenses.  Budgets must include indirect costs at the applicable US federally negotiated rate(s).Only single-PI proposals will be considered.  No co-PIs should be included on the proposal.

Internal Dartmouth Deadline:  November 30, 2016

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): February 28, 2017

There is a limit of three proposals from each submitting organization

NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR): Establishing the PAWR Project Office (PPO) (PAWR/PPO)

Program Solicitation NSF 16-585

Synopsis of Program:

The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research(PAWR) program aims to support advanced wireless research platforms conceived by the U.S. academic and industrial wireless research community. PAWR will enable experimental exploration of robust new wireless devices, communication techniques, networks, systems, and services that will revolutionize the nation's wireless ecosystem, thereby enhancing broadband connectivity, leveraging the emerging Internet of Things (IoT), and sustaining US leadership and economic competitiveness for decades to come.

In order to support the design, development, deployment, and operations of the advanced wireless research platforms, the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will support the work of a PAWR Project Office (PPO). Working closely with the wireless research community, the PPO will assume responsibility for design, development, and deployment of a set of advanced wireless research platforms. Upon successful completion of the design of advanced wireless research platforms, and contingent upon support from NSF management, the PPO will proceed to the development and deployment phases with funding provided by NSF as well as a PAWR Industry Consortium. Upon successful deployment of each individual research platform, the PPO may subsequently operate the platform in service to the wireless research community.

Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): September 20, 2016

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): November 23, 2016

Internal Deadline:   August 30, 2016

NSF Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Nodes Program (I-Corps Nodes)

NSF 16-53

I-Corps Nodes (from both Tracks 1 and 2) must contribute to the National Innovation Network in the following three ways:

Level 1 Contribution - I-Corps Node Training:

I-Corps Nodes will demonstrate the capacity to deliver an innovation-enhancing training program based on the hypothesis/validation "Customer Discovery" curriculum used to support NSF I-Corps teams (see I-Corps Nodes will nurture and support teams that are transitioning their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace.

Level 2 Contribution - I-Corps Node Infrastructure:

Proposers are expected to identify models, to be leveraged for broad dissemination and implementation, of effective innovation content, curricula, and teaching/learning practices - detailing the specific activities, goals and measureable outcomes that will be associated with the proposed efforts. Proposers should consider how such activities will benefit the innovation network and how other nodes would be able to utilize/leverage their prospective Level 2 contributions.

Level 3 Contribution - I-Corps Node Research:

I-Corps Nodes will identify and pursue longer-term (3+ year) research and development projects that meet the goals of the I-Corps program. Proposers will identify teams or individuals for these projects that are inclusive of faculty and researchers from the node institution(s). These teams or individuals can work independently or in collaboration with I-Corps instructors or I-Corps staff. At least one of the projects must be led by faculty or researchers who are not I-Corps instructors or I-Corps staff personnel.

Internal Deadline:  November 1, 2016

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): March 9, 2017

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): May 9, 2017

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1


Last Updated: 1/16/17