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

Major Grant Initiative to Advance Child Health


For translational or clinical research that will improve child and adolescent mental health, improve clinical outcomes or improve health care access, affordability, and quality. Areas of focus include: autism, attention deficit disorder, eating disorders, affective disorders including depression and anxiety, substance use disorder, and other mental illnesses that cause suffering and dysfunction for children and adolescents, up to the age of 21.

The Foundation will consider proposals across the translational research spectrum, including:
- Basis science and laboratory investigations that focus on brain mechanisms involved in complex behaviors and child development;
- Clinical research directed at better understanding the trajectory of mental illness through childhood and adolescence;
- Research directed at discovering and evaluating treatments and cures for child and adolescent mental illness;
- Research directed at discovering and evaluating approaches to the prevention of child and adolescent mental illness; and/or
- Healthcare systems and public health research focused on reducing the burden of mental illness among children and adolescents.


Dartmouth may submit one proposal. 

March 29 internal submission
May 3      letter of intent
Sept. 13   invited full proposals 

Charles H. Hood Foundation 3/29/21 5/3/21

Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research

For innovative, cutting-edge, basic cancer research that may accelerate and advance progress toward a cure for cancer. Eligibility: doctorate in biomedical sciences or medicine; full-time appointment as assistant professor as of Sept. 9, 2021 (not adjunct/research/visiting/instructor); appointed no earlier than June 14, 2017 (exceptions for clinical internships, residencies, in work toward board certification and parental leave); the same person may apply no more than twice. Due to the pandemic, the eligibility window has been expanded to people in the first *four* years of their assistant professor position for this year's competition as well as applications submitted in 2022 and 2023.

Dartmouth may nominate one candidate.

Interested applicants should submit pre-proposal materials—including a research project summary, curriculum vitae, and letters of support from the chairs of their divisions—to Use "PEW-Cancer Research" as the email subject line. 
The Pew Charitable Trusts 3/26/21 Nomination 5/17/21

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences


For science research relevant to the advancement of human health, particularly creative and pioneering approaches to basic, translational, and applied biomedical research. Candidates whose work is based on biomedical principles but who bring in concepts and theories from more diverse fields are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine, or a related field; full-time appointment as assistant professor as of Sept. 10, 2020;  appointed no earlier than June 14, 2017 (exceptions for clinical internships, residencies, in work toward board certification and parental leave); the same person may apply no more than twice.


Dartmouth may nominate one candidate.

PEW Charitable Trusts 4/1/21 5/17/21

Innovators in Science Award in Gastroenterology - Early-Career Scientist


To recognize a promising early-career Scientist for basic, translational, or clinical res+D14earch that has impacted, or has strong potential to impact, human health through the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of rare diseases. Ten years or less of active research since doctorate.


External nominations are due May 27. Letters of support are due June 7.


To apply for this opportunity, email the following to one-page description of your project idea; total amount of your funding request; current CV. Use "Innovators in Science, Early Career",  as the email subject line.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

New York Academy of Sciences

4/16/21 5/27/21

Innovators in Science Award in Gastroenterology - Senior Scientist


To recognize a promising senior scientist for ground-breaking work in gastroenterology. Senior-level faculty engaged in active research for more than 10 years since doctorate.

To apply for this opportunity, email the following to one-page description of your project idea; total amount of your funding request; current CV. Use "Innovators in Science, Senior Scientist as the email subject line.


External nominations are due May 27. Letters of support are due June 7. 

To apply for this opportunity, email the following to one-page description of your project idea; total amount of your funding request; current CV. Use "Innovators in Science, Senior Scientist as the email subject line.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

New York Academy of Sciences

4/16/21 5/27/21

Cancer research


For basic and clinical cancer studies in these fields: brain, breast, colorectal, endometrial, lung, ovarian, pancreatic or prostate cancer.


Two proposals may be submitted.

Phi Beta Psi Sorority

05/03/21 06/15/21

Scientific Innovations Award

For a full-time associate professor or full professor working in the area of neuroscience and brain function in health and disease. For projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings.


Dartmouth may nominate one senior faculty member. 

Brain Research Foundation

05/10/21 06/24/21

William T. Grant Scholars Program


For questions of theory, policy and practice for youth ages 5–25 in the United States, in one of these focus areas: 1) Programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes; 2) Strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. For early-career scholars in any discipline to pursue five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand their expertise.


Arts & Sciences, Thayer, Geisel, Guarini and Tuck may each submit one application.


William T. Grant Foundation

05/12/21 07/07/21

Schmidt Science Fellows


Fellowship for emerging PhDs in the sciences to make an interdisciplinary research pivot to postdoctoral study in a discipline that is substantially different than their PhD training. For PhDs in: astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, computing, engineering, mathematics and all subdisciplines. Must have completed, or expect to complete, all PhD requirements between June 1, 2021 and July 30, 2022.


Dartmouth may nominate five candidates. To apply for this opportunity, email the following one-page description of your project; name of advisor; current CV. Use "Schmidt Science Fellows" as the email subject line.


Rhodes TrustFutures Action Network LLC

05/24/21 07/01/21


Federal Funding Opportunities:



Federal Sponsor 

Internal Deadline   

External Deadline    

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


EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows offers the following tracks: RII Track-4:NSF and RIITrack-4:Fellows Advancing Science and Technology (RII Track-4: FAST). While they are similar in achieving the same goals, RII Track-4:NSFis open to a broad community and RII Track-4:FAST focuses on faculty from specific institutions of higher education to collaborate withresearchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) participating research centers. PIs that are eligible for both tracksmay apply for only one track per competition cycle.


Limit on Number of Proposals:

For RII Track-4:NSF: 3

For RII Track-4:FAST: 6

NSF 2/17/21 4/26/21

ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)


The NSF ADVANCE program contributes to the National Science Foundation's goal of a more diverse and capable science and
engineering workforce.1 In this solicitation, the NSF ADVANCE program seeks to build on prior NSF ADVANCE work and other
research and literature concerning gender, racial, and ethnic equity. The NSF ADVANCE program goal is to broaden the
implementation of evidence-based systemic change strategies that promote equity for STEM2 faculty in academic workplaces and the
academic profession. The NSF ADVANCE program provides grants to enhance the systemic factors that support equity and inclusion
and to mitigate the systemic factors that create inequities in the academic profession and workplaces. Systemic (or organizational)
inequities may exist in areas such as policy and practice as well as in organizational culture and climate. For example, practices in
academic departments that result in the inequitable allocation of service or teaching assignments may impede research productivity,
delay advancement, and create a culture of differential treatment and rewards. Similarly, policies and procedures that do not mitigate
implicit bias in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions could lead to women and racial and ethnic minorities being evaluated less
favorably, perpetuating historical under-participation in STEM academic careers and contributing to an academic climate that is not
All NSF ADVANCE proposals are expected to use intersectional approaches in the design of systemic change strategies in recognition
that gender, race and ethnicity do not exist in isolation from each other and from other categories of social identity. The solicitation
includes four funding tracks: Institutional Transformation (IT), Adaptation, Partnership, and Catalyst, in support of the NSF
ADVANCE program goal to broaden the implementation of systemic strategies that promote equity for STEM faculty in academic
workplaces and the academic profession.

Dartmouth can submit ONE proposal to IT-Preliminary, Adaptation, OR Catalyst

NSF 4/2/21 4/22/21 Preliminary proposal deadline

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

The NRT program addresses workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate
education. The program encourages proposals that involve strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations
(NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and academic
partners. NRT especially welcomes proposals that include partnership with NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of
Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) and leverage INCLUDES project efforts to develop STEM talent from
all sectors and groups in our society.


Proposals may be submitted under two tracks (i.e., Track 1 and Track 2).


Dartmouth may participate in only two (2) proposals per NRT competition as lead or collaborative non-lead. All Track 1 and/or Track 2 NRT proposals will be counted toward this total limit of two proposals per organization.




NSF 4/9/21 9/6/21

Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)


This FOA seeks to support programs that  include innovative approaches to enhance biomedical engineering design education to ensure a future workforce that can meet the nation’s needs in biomedical research and healthcare technologies.  

Applications are encouraged from institutions that propose to establish new or to enhance existing team-based design courses or programs in undergraduate biomedical engineering departments or other degree-granting programs with biomedical engineering tracks/minors. This FOA targets the education of undergraduate biomedical engineering/bioengineering students in a team-based environment. While current best practices such as multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary education, introduction to the regulatory pathway and other issues related to the commercialization of medical devices, and clinical immersion remain encouraged components of a strong BME program, this FOA also challenges institutions to propose other novel, innovative and/or ground-breaking activities that can form the basis of the next generation of biomedical engineering design education.  


Dartmouth may submit one application.


NIH 4/9/21 5/28/21

DOE Flow Battery Systems Manufacturing 


Flow batteries have great potential to meet demand for grid-scale energy storage, which enables flexible, resilient, and efficient infrastructure. Through this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), Advanced Manufacturing Office  seeks proposals for collaborative, multi-stage R&D projects that focus on work to develop or improve manufacturing processes for individual flow battery components, followed by collaborative work to integrate those new or improved components into a prototype system with a mid-sized capacity for industrial applications. 


Dartmouth may submit one application.

DOE 4/9/21

4/30/21 Concept Paper Submission


Full application due 6/30/21

Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services &
Support (ACCESS)


This solicitation (ACCESS) aims to establish a suite of CI coordination services - meant to support a broad and diverse set of requirements, users, and usage modes from all areas of S&E research and education - and calls for proposals for five
independently-managed yet tightly-cooperative service tracks.



Dartmouth may submit one application.

NSF 4/30/21


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


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. A goal of this program is to advance research and application by patients and the research community through broadly sharing the results via publication, and through open source mechanisms for data or resource sharing.


Dartmouth may submit one application.

NIH/NLM 4/30/21


NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)

PFI has five broad goals: (1) identifying and supporting NSF-sponsored research and technologies that have the potential for accelerated commercialization; (2) supporting prior or current NSF-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 NSF-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) providing professional development activities, mentoring, and advice in entrepreneurship, project management, and technology and business development to innovators.


This solicitation offers two broad tracks for proposals in pursuit of the aforementioned goals.

1. The Technology Translation (PFI-TT) - no limit.

2. The Research Partnerships (PFI-RP)  - There is a limit of one (1) proposal for the PFI-RP track from Dartmouth College.




4/30/21 7/14/21

Summer Stipends


Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of research and writing. Recipients must work full-time on their projects for these two months and may hold other nonNEH sources of support (for example, sabbaticals and supplementary funding) or grants for the same project during the Summer Stipend period of performance.


Dartmouth may nominate TWO faculty members.

National Endowment for the Humanities

7/9/21 9/22/21