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Sponsored Projects

Limited Submission Programs

In limited submission programs, the sponsor restricts the number of applications or proposals a campus can submit to the agency. The guidelines for these programs require institutions to screen preproposals or nominations to determine which applications will be submitted for competition.

Limited Submission Cover Sheet


Current Solicitations List

Please note: The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research makes every attempt to identify limited submission opportunities and provide information on limited submissions in a timely manner; however, if a researcher should identify a limited submission that does not appear to have been announced, please forward the program information as soon as possible to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu.


Limited Submission Campus Announcements

The Vice Chancellor for Research Office uses CALmessages to send limited submission announcements to faculty within targeted departments and/or units based on the focus of the agency funding program or, when the program is more general, to faculty campus-wide. For example, a program funding public health research would be directed only to faculty within the School of Public Health.

Research administrators and other staff who also wish to be notified of upcoming limited submission deadlines must sign up for the Limited Submission CALmessages list (CalNet authorization required). Faculty members do not need to sign up for this list; they will receive messages automatically. Staff who sign up for the list will receive all messages, not just those specific to their department.

Limited Submission Applications

Campus applications for limited submission programs should include the application material and the Limited Submission Cover Sheet (see top of this page), submitted in PDF to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at ltdsubs@berkeley.edu.

In general, applications for campus review will include a three- to five-page project description, a curriculum vita for each investigator, and a one-page budget that summarizes the total project period. However, please see the announcements below for program-specific information on campus application requirements.

Requests for matching funds or exceptions to campus policies must be identified at this stage and included in the budget page. Requests will be negotiated if the project is selected for submission.

If you have any questions about the internal campus review process, please contact Matthew Andrews in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at 643-1795 or ltdsubs@berkeley.edu. For assistance with the preparation of your proposal, please contact your departmental Research Administrator. For questions about submitting the proposal to the funding agency please contact your SPO Contract and Grant Officer.


Current Solicitations Chart

The chart below lists active limited submission programs. For previously announced programs, see the Limited Submission Archive.

Program Campus Application Deadline to VCRO, Campus Process Selected Proposals to SPO Agency Deadline Program Synopsis
NEA Art Works and Challenge America Grant Programs

one application per organization with some exceptions; see Applicant Eligibility (Art Works, Challenge America) for details and exceptions

CALmessages notice
1/8/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on January 8, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3 pages), including project activities, project objectives, how these objectives will be measured, and the intended beneficiaries of the project (audience/participants); Summary budget (1 page), including anticipated sources of cost share from nonfederal sources; and Curriculum vitae and biosketch (2 pages) for each PI or co-PI.
Art Works: 2/11/2015, 7/16/2015

Challenge America: 4/9/2015
Art Works: 2/19/2015, 7/23/2015

Challenge America: 4/16/2015
Art Works supports the following objectives: 1) Creation, 2) Engagement, 3) Learning; and 4) Livability. Applicants may apply in 1 of 14 artistic disciplines. Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000 for up to 2 years.
Challenge America offers support primarily for small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. Grants support two objectives: 1) Engagement and 2) Livability. Grants are $10,000 for up to 2 years.
All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1.
NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC)

There is no limit on the number of single- or multiple-university center proposals UC Berkeley may submit, but the proposed research topics must involve different disciplines and support different industries.

In addition, PIs can only submit one proposal per submission period, and co-PIs can only participate in one proposal per submission period.

CALmessages notice
4/1/2015

Principal investigators who plan to submit a proposal should send a brief notification of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00pm April 1, 2015. The notifications should include the following information: 1) Proposed research topic, 2) Disciplines to be involved, and 3) Anticipated industry partners. VCRO will contact principal investigators if similar concepts are identified.

Proposal Development Support: Potential Berkeley applicants are encouraged to contact the Berkeley Research Development Office (BRDO) for support in the development of their proposals. For more information contact brdo@berkeley.edu.
Industry Partners Membership Agreement Support: A key element of I/UCRC proposals is membership agreements with industry partners. Potential Berkeley applicants are encouraged to contact the Industry Alliances Office (IAO) for support in industry membership agreements. For more information contact the Director of Industry Alliances Eric Giegerich at egiegerich@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-5850.
6/19/2015 for letters of intent

9/18/2015 for proposals
6/26/2015 for letters of intent

9/25/2015 for proposals

next deadline: 1/4/2016 for LOIs, 3/1/2016 for proposals
The I/UCRC program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from NSF and are primarily supported by industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center. An I/UCRC contributes to the nation’s research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, an I/UCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context. Applicants may submit planning grant proposals for new centers and sites or full center proposals (Phase I, II, or III).

Important: Please see the full NSF program solicitation for details and requirements for each proposal type and for additional information, as well as the CALmessages notice.
NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Institutional Training Grants (T32/T15)

see CALmessages notice

CALmessages notice
4/24/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on April 24, 2015. This will enable VCRO to determine the appropriate campus selection process. Notifications of interest should include the following information: Name of the funding opportunity of interest (including FOA Number); Name of the lead PI; Campus department/ORU that will be submitting the application; and Descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus of the training program.
7/20/2015
7/27/2015
NIH has announced the following three related institutional training grant solicitations: 1) RFA-HG-14-004: Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32), 2) RFA-HG-14-005: Revisions to Add Biomedical Big Data Training to Active Institutional Training Grants (T32), and 3) RFA-HG-14-006: Revisions to Add Biomedical Big Data Training to Active NLM Institutional Training Grants in Biomedical Informatics (T15). See the CALmessages notice for more information.
NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

three proposals per institution; one proposal from any individual collection within an institution

CALmessages notice
5/11/2015

Send campus application to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on May 11, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references), addressing separately the intellectual merit, broader impacts, and additional solicitation specific review criteria of the proposed project; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI or Co-PI.
7/6/2015 9/2/2015
7/13/2015 9/10/2015

next deadline: 8/8/2016
The CSBR Program provides funds: for improvements to secure, improve, and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community; and to transfer collection ownership responsibilities. The program funds three areas: Natural History Collections, Living Stock Collections, and Transfer of Ownership of Collections.
American Diabetes Association Pathway Program Awards

one nomination per grant cycle per institution; the nomination can be for only one of the three award types

CALmessages notice
5/11/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on May 11, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) Research description (3-5 pages, including references), addressing candidate’s research strategies, innovation, and potential to impact the field of diabetes research as well as additional award-specific review criteria; 3) Summary budget (1 page); 4) Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages); 5) Names of two eligible recommenders (other than Department Chair for Accelerator and Visionary Awards and other than Current Mentor for Initiator Award) who will write reference letters (see award-specific Application Instructions for eligible recommenders); and 6) A recommendation letter from candidate’s Department Chair (for Accelerator and Visionary Awards) or Current Mentor (for Initiator Award). This letter should be addressed to the “Mentor Advisory Group,” be consistent with the directions in the award-specific Application Instructions, and sent separately to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by May 11, 2015.
6/24/2015
7/1/2015
Part of the ADA’s Pathway to Stop Diabetes initiative, the Pathway Program Awards support innovative basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, or health services research relevant to any type of diabetes, diabetes-related disease state or complication. The ADA seeks exceptional candidates from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, physics, mathematics, and engineering. There are three types of Pathway Awards: 1) Initiator (for researchers in postdoctoral training), 2) Accelerator (for early-career diabetes investigators), and 3) Visionary (for established investigators, new to diabetes). Potential applicants should review the full ADA Application Instructions for the award of interest and the CALmessages notice.
California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM)

two proposals as host institution per UC campus

CALmessages notice, CALmessages notice
5/15/2015

The VCRO is seeking two-page concept papers that address the above criteria by Friday, May 15. VCRO realizes the turn around time is brief and the criteria for eligibility rigorous. Therefore, even if you have not identified your collaborative partners, VCRO encourages you to submit your ideas so that we may be able to identify synergies among Berkeley projects and suggest potential UC and outside collaborators.




7/8/2015 for full proposals
5/22/2015 for concept proposals

7/15/2015 for full proposals
The CIAPM will be hosted by the University of California. The State has provided $2.4M to fund two projects over 18 months that are disease-focused and hold the promise for improving patient outcomes. The proposals must include collaboration across at least two UC campuses, use of patient data from at least two campuses, and collaboration at least one external public or private partner. Potential applicants should review the full Request for Proposal and the CALmessages notice.
ACF Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
5/22/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by May 22, 2015, following the directions for the specific announcement. The notification should include the following information: 1) Name of the funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, and 3) Campus department/ORU submitting the application. VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds a given program’s submission limit.

Administration for Children and Families has multiple funding opportunities.
6/29/2015 7/7/2015 Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Grants
6/29/2015 7/7/2015 National Center for Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education
6/29/2015 7/7/2015 Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility
6/29/2015 7/7/2015 New Pathways for Fathers and Families
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
6/12/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed following the directions for the specific announcement. VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds a given program’s submission limit.

The U.S. Department of State has multiple funding opportunities.
6/26/2015 7/6/2015 Public Diplomacy Grants - Pakistan: The notification should include: Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the proposal.
6/26/2015 7/6/2015 Russian Journalist Exchange: The notification should include: Name of funding opportunity; Name of lead PI; Names of prospective U.S., Russian, and/or foreign-based collaborators noting any previous cooperative activities; and Campus department/ORU to submit the proposal.
DOE Storage Systems and Input/Output for Extreme Scale Science

Each organization may submit at most four applications per organization as the lead institution. There is no limit on the number of applications that may be submitted as a collaborator institution. In addition, there is no limit on the number of pre-applications that may be submitted and/or encouraged, but an organization will have to decline participation in one or more encouraged full applications if more than four are encouraged.

CALmessages notice
6/12/2015 for copy of pre-applications submitted to DOE, 6/17/2015 for copy of encourage/discourage notifications from DOE

If more than four UC Berkeley-led pre-applications are submitted to DOE, then VCRO may have to initiate a selection process among Berkeley applicants. To make this possible, VCRO asks that pre-applications submitted to DOE be sent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by June 12, 2015 and that encourage/discourage notifications from DOE be forwarded to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by June 17, 2015, the day after DOE sends the notifications to applicants.
6/4/2015 for pre-applications

7/6/2015 for applications
6/11/2015 for pre-applications

7/13/2015 for applications
The processing capability of computing systems, especially supercomputers, continues to increase rapidly. However, improvement in the performance and capacity of storage systems and input/output bandwidth have lagged considerably so that available storage and input/output bandwidth on exascale platforms will increase by only a factor of three compared to current technology. To address these concerns, DOE’s Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research invites computer science research proposals to address only one of the following three themes: 1) Measurement and Understanding of Storage Systems and Input/Output Challenges, 2) Scalable Storage Software Infrastructure, and 3) New Paradigms in Storage Systems and Input/Output.
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grants for Biomedical Research

two proposals annually per institution

CALmessages notice
6/16/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on June 16, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references), with attention to the criteria outlined in the Foundation grant application guidelines; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages).
7/24/2015
8/1/2015
Grants support early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Grants are designed to provide faculty members who hold M.D. and/or Ph.D. degrees, and who are in the first to fourth year of a tenure-track position, with support to move biomedical research projects forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained. Applicants with current R01 funding should not apply.
NIMHD Advancing Health Disparities Interventions Through Community-Based Participatory Research (U01)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
6/16/2015

Send brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) by 5:00 pm on June 16, 2015. This will enable VCRO to determine the appropriate campus selection process. Notifications of interest must include the following information: Name of this funding opportunity; Name of the project’s anticipated Lead PI and co-PIs; Descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus of the project; Name of partner community-based organization(s); and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
7/27/2015
8/3/2015

7/3/2015 for letter of intent (not required)
The purpose of this solicitation is to support promising community interventions using CBPR principles and approaches aimed at reducing and eventually eliminating health disparities. Note: Institutions of Higher Education and research organizations are required to partner with at least one community-based organization (or American Indian Tribal Government).
Justice Department National Joint Training Conference for VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators

one application per organization as lead applicant; no limit as subrecipient
6/17/2015

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by June 17, including the following information: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
7/6/2015
7/13/2015
The selected organization will plan and administer training activities to bring VOCA assistance and compensation administrators and their staff together for a training conference. OVC funding will support the development and costs of administering a 2.5-day conference that will provide training and technical assistance, and that will facilitate a forum for the presentation of state issues and practices.
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

one nomination per participating institution

CALmessages notice

Note: If you are interested in being placed in contact with former Pew Scholars on campus for advice on preparing your campus application to VCRO, send email to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by June 1, including in your message your name and campus department.
6/22/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on June 22, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) Curriculum Vitae (2 pages); 3) Self Assessment (up to 3 pages): Brief description of most significant research contribution to date, highlight of particularly creative and risk-taking aspects of proposed research, a statement of how the receipt of the Pew Scholarship would benefit the applicant and why the applicant’s research is personally significant to them; 4) Abstract of Proposed Research (up to 1 page); 5) Publications (up to 3 pages): List of three selected publications and a brief summary of the importance of each; and 6) References: List of the three chosen individuals who will provide recommendation letters for the applicant before the November 16, 2015 deadline.

11/6/2015 for application
11/16/2015 for application

7/15/2015 for campus nomination
The Program supports the independent biomedical research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level. Candidates should demonstrate outstanding promise as contributors in science relevant to human health. Strong proposals will incorporate particularly creative and innovative approaches. Candidates whose work is based on biomedical principles, but brings in concepts and theories from more diverse fields, are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine or a related field and, as of 11/16/2015, hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor. On 7/16/2015, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before 7/16/2012), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Grants

one request per organization per 12-month period

CALmessages notice
6/22/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on June 22, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references); Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketches (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
7/24/2015
8/1/2015
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation makes grants to vital community organizations and works to grow and manage permanent funds to meet the future needs of the people of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and/or San Luis Obispo counties. The Foundation awards funds in five field of interest areas: Community Enhancement and Environment, Culture and Recreation, Education and Personal Development, Health and Human Services, and Native American.
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation Capital and Program Grants

one application per organization per year

CALmessages notice
6/22/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on June 22, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references); Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketches (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
7/24/2015
8/1/2015
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ charitable giving program supports organizations that provide services in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and accepts applications from Tribal Governments and Tribal nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. San Manuel’s resources are directed within the following four areas of program focus to benefit these communities and improve quality of life for adults, children and families: Education, Health, Economic Development, and Special Projects.
HRSA Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
6/24/2015 for applications due 7/20/2015 and 7/23/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed following the directions for the specific announcement. The notification should include the following: Name of the funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the application. VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds a given program’s submission limit.

Health Resources and Services Administration has multiple funding opportunities.
7/13/2015 7/20/2015 Addressing HIV Care and Housing Coordination through Data Integration to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum
7/16/2015 7/23/2015 Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) Program
NIST Economic Analysis of the National Need for Technology Infrastructure to Support the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI)

one application per organization
6/25/2015

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by June 25. Notifications should include the following: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
7/21/2015
7/28/2015
NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to assess the economic impacts of meeting the Nation’s need for technology infrastructure to support the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI).
Cal Humanities Community Stories Grant

one application per campus department

CALmessages notice
6/26/2015

Send brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on June 26, 2015. This will enable VCRO to determine the appropriate campus selection process. Notifications of interest should include: Name of this funding opportunity; Name of the lead Principal Investigator/Project Director, Descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus of the project, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
7/27/2015
8/3/2015

next deadline: 8/3/2015, 2/2016
Community Stories is a competitive grant program that aims to illuminate the California experience by bringing to light genuine and compelling stories from California’s diverse communities and sharing those stories through accessible and engaging public programs. Projects that explore stories not widely known or that have not been previously documented, as well as those that engage communities and audiences who are often underserved by public humanities programs are of particular interest.
NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program Analysis Centers (U01)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
6/26/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on June 26, 2015. This will enable VCRO to gauge campus interest and facilitate the coordination of a campus-led effort. Notifications of interest should include the following information: Name of this funding opportunity, Your name, and Your campus department/ORU.
8/18/2015
8/25/2015

7/25/2015 for letter of intent (not required)
The National Human Genome Research Institute seeks to establish NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program Analysis Centers (GSPAC), which will undertake computational analyses of the data produced by the NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program with the purpose of extracting genomic and biological knowledge. 
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
6/26/2015 for applications due 7/10/2015; 7/1/2015 for applications due 7/20/2015, 7/21/2015, and 7/22/2015; 7/6/2015 for applications due 7/31/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed following the directions given for the specific announcement. VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds a given program’s submission limit.

The U.S. Department of State has multiple funding opportunities.
7/2/2015 7/10/2015 Global Equality Fund: Programs to Protect the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons
7/13/2015 7/20/2015 Empowering Women in IT
7/14/2015 7/21/2015 Social Entrepreneurship Capacity Building
7/15/2015 7/22/2015 Digital Media Co-op
7/24/2015 7/31/2015 Maker Faire – A Showcase for Innovation
NEA Our Town Technical Assistance Program

one proposal per organization

CALmessages notice
6/29/2015

Send brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on June 29, 2015. Notifications of interest should include the following information: Name of this funding opportunity; Name of the lead PI; and Name of the campus department/ORU submitting the application.
7/14/2015
7/21/2015
NEA is soliciting applications to fund an organization to plan, coordinate, and implement a technical assistance program that will serve select Our Town grantees by both assisting these organizations in effectively executing their creative placemaking activities and educating the Arts Endowment in its understanding of the creative placemaking field.
NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research Focused on Precision Medicine (U54)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
7/1/2015

Send brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on July 1, 2015. This will enable VCRO to determine the appropriate campus selection process. Notifications of interest must include the following information: Name of this funding opportunity; Name of the project’s anticipated Lead PI and co-PIs; Priority research area(s) of interest; and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
9/10/2015
9/17/2015

8/17/2015 for letter of intent (not required)
NIMHD is soliciting applications for TCCs for health disparities research exploring the potential for precision medicine - an emerging approach that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle - to promote health equity and reduce health disparities through a transdisciplinary framework that integrates multiple disciplines.
NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)

An organization may serve as sole submitting institution or as lead institution of a collaborative project on only one submission per competition, regardless of track. See the CALmessages notice for important eligibility details.

CALmessages notice
7/6/2015

Send Letters of Intent (LOIs) to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on July 6, 2015. This deadline will provide time for VCRO to facilitate potential collaboration if campus interest exceeds the institutional limit. LOIs should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet;
2) Letter of Intent, following the LOI instructions in the full program solicitation (p. 8), including information requested in the CALmessages notice; and 3) Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.

7/14/2015 for letter of intent

9/28/2015 for proposal
7/14/2015 for letter of intent

10/5/2015 for proposal
IUSE: GEOPATHS invites proposals that specifically address the current needs and opportunities related to undergraduate education within the geosciences community. The solicitation features two funding Tracks: 1) GEOPATHS-EXTRA, and 2) GEOPATHS-IMPACT, which improves pathways into the geosciences through institutional collaborations and transfer. The campus CALmessages announcement is for UC Berkeley-led GEOPATHS-IMPACT proposals only.
Union Pacific Foundation Community-Based Grant Program

one application for one program/project per organization

CALmessages notice
7/6/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on July 6, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project Description (3-5 pages), addressing program-specific review criteria; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
8/7/2014
8/14/2015 for preliminary application

8/15/2015 for application
The Foundation will dedicate the majority of grants to help nonprofit organizations build their capacity by helping new or existing programs reach more people or reach them more effectively. UPF will be particularly receptive to proposals in these categories: 1) Community and Civic, to assist community-based organization and related activities that improve and enrich the general quality of life in the community (e.g., museums, botanical gardens, public libraries), and 2) Health and Human Services, to assist organizations dedicated to improving the level of health care and providing human services in the community.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
7/6/2015 for applications due 7/27/2015, 7/7/2015 for applications due 8/7/2015, 7/10/2015 for applications due 8/10/2015; 7/13/2015 for applications due 8/24/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed following the directions given for the specific announcement. VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds a given program’s submission limit.

The U.S. Department of State has multiple funding opportunities.
7/20/2015 7/27/2015 Women in University Administration Professional Exchange
7/31/2015 8/7/2015 U.S. Speakers Program
8/3/2015 8/10/2015 Professional Exchanges for Russia
8/17/2015 8/24/2015 Engaging Civil Society in Rehabilitation and Reintegration
NSF Mid-Scale Innovations Program: Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)

three preliminary proposals per organization; no limit as a partner institution

Note: Any one individual may be the PI) or co-PI for no more than one preliminary or full proposal.

CALmessages notice
7/27/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on July 27, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project Description (3-5 pages, including references), addressing the preliminary proposal Project Description required content outlined on p. 5 of the full solicitation; Summary Budget (1 page); and Curriculum Vitae or Biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.

Proposal Development Support: Potential Berkeley applicants are encouraged to contact the Berkeley Research Development Office for support in the development of their proposals. For more information contact brdo@berkeley.edu.
9/9/2015 for required preliminary proposals

2/12/2016 for invited proposals
9/16/2015 for required preliminary proposals

2/22/2016 for invited proposals
The NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences has established a mid-scale program to support a variety of astronomical activities within a cost range up to $30M. This program is divided into four subcategories: 1) Mid-Scale Science Projects (i.e., limited term, self-contained science projects); 2) Mid-Scale Facilities (i.e., construction or operation of stand-alone, longer term mid-scale facilities); 3) Development Investments (i.e., design and development for future mid-scale and large-scale facilities); and 4) Open Access Capabilities (i.e., US community open access capabilities). All proposers to MSIP will be required to suggest which of these four categories is most appropriate for their projects.
Searle Scholars Program

three applications per invited institution

CALmessages notice

Note: If you are interested in being placed in contact with a former Searle Scholar on campus for advice on preparing your campus application to VCRO, send email to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by June 22, including in your message your name and campus department.
7/31/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on July 31, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) Project description (3-5 pages, including references), addressing why the proposed research is particularly novel and important; 3) Curriculum vitae (2 pages); 4) Statement of nomination from the applicant’s Department Chair; and 5) One letter of reference (from applicant’s doctoral or postdoctoral mentor or from a similarly placed individual who is familiar with the applicant's research, achievement, and potential). The letter should be addressed to the Searle Scholars Program.
9/23/2015
9/30/2015
The Program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Applicants 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. See Program Overview and Eligibility for more information.
Amgen Foundation

one LOI per department per 12-month period
not applicable

Please contact the Vice Chancellor for Research Office (ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) if you are interested in submitting a letter of intent (LOI).
not applicable
ongoing
The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance excellence in science education to inspire the next generation of innovators, and invest in strengthening communities where Amgen staff members live and work. The minimum grant is $10,000.
Morris Stulsaft Foundation

one request per organization in a 12-month period
not applicable

Please contact the Vice Chancellor for Research Office (ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) if you are interested in submitting a proposal.
not applicable
open
The Foundation dedicated to the well-being of Bay Area children and youth in need. Grantmaking priorities include: early childhood education, participation in the arts, support services for foster care children and youth, and pathways to work.
W. M. Keck Foundation

eligible institutions may submit one request per grant cycle to each of the Foundation’s program areas for which they are eligible
not applicable

Initial contact from a multi-unit organization (such as a college, university or agency branch location) must be coordinated through the institution’s central development office. Most colleges and universities have designated an official liaison to the Foundation. Other personnel contacting the Foundation will be referred to the central liaison. At UC Berkeley, the liaison is Jeff Jackanicz, Director Corporate and Foundation Relations, University Relations (642-6136, jjackanicz@berkeley.edu).
At UC Berkeley, the pre-proposal process starts early and is very selective. The application process starts with the Council of Science and Engineering Deans. They put the word out that Keck is in its new phase of applications, and from there, all interested faculty are to submit a one-page concept paper. Based on the paper, the Deans have a conference call with Keck to decide which faculty are best suited to apply. Contact jjackanicz@berkeley.edu for further information.
not applicable
ongoing
The W.M. Keck Foundation was founded with the goal of generating far-reaching benefits for humanity. The Foundation supports outstanding science, engineering and medical research, and undergraduate education. The Foundation strives to fund endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach. It encourages projects that are high-risk with the potential for transformative impact. "High-risk" comprises a number of factors, including questions that push the edge of the field, present unconventional approaches to intractable problems, or challenge the prevailing paradigm.
Funding: Up to $1 million for research grants and $250,000 for undergraduate education grants in 2011.