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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.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
4/8/2015 for applications due 5/18/2015, 4/10/2015 for applications due 5/29/2015, 4/13/2015 for applications due 6/1/2015, 4/14/2015 for applications due 6/2/2015, 4/15/2015 for applications due 6/4/2015

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 information: 1) Name of this funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, and 3) Campus department/ORU submitting the proposal. 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.
5/11/2015 5/18/2015 Global Sports Mentoring Program
5/21/2015 5/29/2015 EducationUSA Academy
5/21/2015 5/29/2015 EducationUSA Leadership Institutes
5/21/2015 5/29/2015 Electronic Media Training (Pakistan)
5/22/2015 6/1/2015 Regional Language Media Training (Pakistan)
5/26/2015 6/2/2015 U.S. Building Study Abroad Capacity at U.S. Higher Education Institutions MOOC
5/28/2015 6/4/2015 Capacity-Building Program for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad
Justice Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
4/8/2015 for applications due 5/18/2015, 4/9/2015 for applications due 5/19/2015, 4/13/2015 for applications due 5/28/2015, 4/15/2015 for applications due 6/1/2015

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 information: 1) Name of this funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, and 3) Campus department/ORU submitting the proposal. VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds a given program’s submission limit.

The U.S. Department of Justice has multiple funding opportunities.
5/11/2015 5/18/2015 Economic, Cyber, and High-Tech Crimes National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program
5/12/2015 5/19/2015 Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Assessment Technical Assistance and Maximizing Local Reforms
5/20/2015 5/28/2015 VOCA Children’s Advocacy Centers Subgrant Program
5/20/2015 5/28/2015 National Juvenile Court Data Archive
5/20/2015 5/28/2015 Bridging Research and Practice Project To Advance Juvenile Justice and Safety
5/22/2015 6/1/2015 Survey of State Attorney General Offices
NSF Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - S2I2 (SI2-S2I2)

one proposal of each class (Conceptualization, CMRSI Implementation, SGSI Implementation) per organization

Note: An individual can participate as PI, co-PI, or Senior Personnel, or Consultant on no more than one Implementation proposal. There is no limit on the number of Conceptualization proposals per PI.

CALmessages notice
4/13/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on April 13, 2015. Proposals should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) Project Description (3-5 pages, including references), identifying award class of interest (Conceptualization, CMRSI Implementation, or SGSI Implementation) and addressing separately the intellectual merit, broader impacts, and the additional solicitation specific review criteria for the award class of interest (see pp. 13-14 of full program solicitation); 3) Summary Budget (1 page); and 4) Curriculum Vitae/Biosketches (2 pages) for each PI and co-PI.
5/27/2015 for Implementation proposals

five working days before submission to NSF for Conceptualization proposals
6/3/2015 for Implementation proposals

no deadline for Conceptualization proposals
S2I2 includes two subclasses of awards: 1) Conceptualization awards, which are planning awards aimed at organizing an interdisciplinary community and understanding their software requirements and challenges, and 2) Implementation awards, which will be made to implement community activities that support software infrastructure. Implementation proposals may only be submitted in these topics: 1) Chemical and Materials Research Software (CMRSI) and 2) Science Gateways Software Institute (SGSI). Potential applicants should review the full NSF program solicitation.
CDC Surveillance of Congenital Heart Defects Across the Lifespan

one application per organization
4/13/2015

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 13. Notifications of interest should include the following information: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
5/22/2015 for application
6/1/2015 for application

4/27/2015 for letter of intent (optional)
This FOA will expand the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities’ programs conducting birth defects surveillance with a focus on congenital heart defects among individuals of all ages. Surveillance data will be used for descriptive epidemiology, to identify comorbidities, and examine healthcare utilization and referral to timely and appropriate services.
HRSA National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements (NCAs)

multiple applications from an organization are not allowable
4/13/2015

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 13, 2015, including the following: Name of the funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ ORU submitting the proposal.
5/22/2015
6/1/2015
Organizations that receive NCA funding under this opportunity will provide specialized national training and technical assistance to health centers in one of the following Target Areas: 1) Oral Health, 2) Health Information Technology and Data, and 3) Clinical Workforce Development.
CDC Epicenters for the Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) - Cycle II

one application per institution
4/13/2015

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 13, 2015, including the following: Name of the funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ ORU submitting the proposal.
5/22/2015 for application
6/1/2015 for application

5/1/2015 for optional letter of intent
The purpose is to expand the number of research institutions in the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program to translate basic, epidemiologic, and technologic discoveries into new strategies for preventing healthcare-associated transmission of Ebola and/or infectious pathogens (viral or bacterial) that can be spread by mechanisms similar to Ebola.
Justice Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
4/15/2015 for applications due 5/25/2015,
4/22/2015 for applications due 6/8/2015

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 information: 1) Name of the funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, and 3) Campus department/ORU submitting the proposal. VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds a given program’s submission limit.

The U.S. Department of Justice has two funding opportunities.
5/15/2015 5/25/2015 Design Study of Dual System Youth
6/1/2015 6/8/2015 Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies
NIH/NIAMS Validation of Pediatric Patient Reported Outcomes in Chronic Diseases (PEPR) Consortium (U19)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
4/20/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on April 20, 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 review criteria outlined in the full solicitation; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI or Co-PI.
5/26/2015
6/2/2015

5/2/2015 for letter of intent (not required)
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to capitalize on recent advances in the science of patient reported outcomes to measure the patient experience in clinical care and research in children with a variety of chronic diseases and conditions using the NIH PROMIS tools and approaches coupled with detailed clinical phenotyping and/or biospecimen collection in well-characterized human cohorts.
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.
Justice Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
5/1/2015 for applications due 6/1/2015 or 6/2/2015; 5/4/2015 for applications due 6/8/2015, 6/10/2015, or 6/11/2015; 5/7/2015 for applications due 6/16/2015

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 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.

The U.S. Department of Justice has multiple funding opportunities.
5/22/2015 6/1/2015 Studies Program on At-Risk or System-Involved Girls
5/26/2015 6/2/2015 Assessing the Impact of Juvenile Justice Reforms Program
6/1/2015 6/8/2015 Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Toolkit 2.0
6/3/2015 6/10/2015 Initiative To Develop Juvenile Reentry Measurement Standards
6/3/2015 6/10/2015 Smart on Juvenile Justice: Community Supervision Training and Technical Assistance Program
6/4/2015 6/11/2015 Improving Public Safety and Health Outcomes for the Justice-Involved Population
6/9/2015 6/16/2015 National Initiatives: Promoting Effective Justice Systems Strategies
NIH Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
5/4/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on May 4, 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 review criteria outlined in the full solicitation; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
6/3/2015
6/10/2015

30 days prior to the application due date for letter of intent (not required)

next deadline: 5/25/2016, 5/25/2017
This program supports broad and fundamental research training in the neurosciences via institutional Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) research training grants (T32) at domestic institutions of higher education. Trainees appointed to this training grant are financially supported for either one or two years, during the first two years of their graduate research training. The primary objective is to prepare individuals for careers in neuroscience that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
5/8/2015 for applications due 5/29/2015, 5/11/2015 for applications due 6/5/2015, 5/13/2015 for applications due 6/15/2015, 5/15/2015 for applications due 6/22/2015, 6/26/2015 for applications due 9/1/2015

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 information, as well as any additional information requested in the CALmessages notice: 1) Name of this funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, and 3) Campus department/ORU submitting the proposal. 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.
5/21/2015 5/29/2015 Youth Award for Change and Tolerance (Y-ACT)
5/21/2015 5/29/2015 Russian Business Leaders Program
5/21/2015 5/29/2015 On-Demand Youth Leadership Program
5/29/2015 6/5/2015 Youth Leadership Programs with Algeria, Belarus, Iraq, the Philippines, and Russia
6/8/2015 6/15/2015 Entrepreneurship in the MENA Region
6/15/2015 6/22/2015 International Visitor Leadership Program Assistance Award
6/15/2015 6/22/2015 International Airport Arrival and Departure Program
8/25/2015 9/1/2015 Global Innovation Programs to Help the Humanitarian Community Better Respond to Refugees Outside of Camps
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
7/13/2015

next deadline: 7/11/2016
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.
Justice Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
5/12/2015 for applications due 6/15/2015, 5/13/2015 for applications due 6/16/2015, 5/14/2015 for applications due 6/17/2015

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 information, as well as any additional information requested in the CALmessages notice: 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.

The U.S. Department of Justice has multiple funding opportunities.
6/8/2015 6/15/2015 State Victim Assistance Academy Technical Assistance
6/8/2015 6/15/2015 Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems Program
6/9/2015 6/16/2015 Police and Youth Engagement: Supporting the Role of Law Enforcement in Juvenile Justice Reform
6/9/2015 6/16/2015 Juvenile Justice Model Data Project
6/10/2015 6/17/2015 Supporting Male Survivors of Violence
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.
EPA National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program

two proposals overall per institution; however, each proposal must request funding from a different EPA Region

CALmessages notice
5/15/2015

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on May 15, 2015. Notifications of interest should include the following information: 1) Name of this funding opportunity; 2) Name of the lead PI; 3) Descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus of the project; 4) EPA Region of proposed project; 5) Campus department/ORU submitting proposal.
6/8/2015
6/15/2015
The Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting proposals for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets operating at or servicing goods movement facilities located in areas designated as having poor air quality. Applicants should request funding from the EPA regional office which covers their geographic project location.
HRSA Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
5/15/2015 for applications due 6/22/2015, 5/18/2015 for applications due 6/29/2015

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 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.

Health Resources and Services Administration has multiple funding opportunities.
6/15/2015 6/22/2015 Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement
6/15/2015 6/22/2015 Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum - Implementation Technical Assistance Center
6/15/2015 6/22/2015 Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum - Dissemination and Evaluation Center
6/22/2015 6/29/2015 Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center
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
Campbell Foundation Healthy Ocean Ecosystems Program

one application per organization every other year

CALmessages notice
5/22/2015

Send brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on May 22, 2015. Notifications of interest should include the following information: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus of the project, and Campus department/ORU submitting proposal.
6/23/2015
6/30/2015

next deadline: 1/1/2016 (UC Berkeley would be eligible 6/2017)
The geographic focus of the Foundation includes Northern California and the San Francisco Bay watershed. The program strives to identify opportunities in the field that a) are gaining political momentum, b) present a great opportunity to leverage resources of all kinds, and c) are innovative from a business and social perspective. The Foundation allocates the resources of its Pacific Coast office to projects in: Sustainable Fisheries (Domestic/Western US), Protection of Special Places (Domestic/Western US), Land-Sea Connection/ Water Quality (Northern California), and Communication of Ocean Conservation Issues.
Education Department Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) - First in the World Program (FITW) Development and Validation Grants

one application (Development or Validation) per institution of higher education

CALmessages notice
5/27/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on May 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), indicating grant of interest and absolute priority addressed and including proposed project’s significance, design, resources, and evaluation plan; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
6/23/2015
6/30/2015
The FITW program is designed to support the development, replication, and dissemination of innovative solutions and evidence for what works in addressing persistent and widespread challenges in postsecondary education for students who are at risk for not persisting in and completing postsecondary programs, including, but not limited to, adult learners, working students, part-time students, students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, students with disabilities, and first-generation students.
Japan Prize - Audiovisual Division

one entry per category per organization (five total); a work may not be entered in more than one category

CALmessages notice
6/12/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on June 12, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Entry Description (3-5 pages with relevant images, links, etc.), indicating entry category and describing entry and user experiences, with attention to the Judging Criteria; and Curriculum Vitae (2 pages).
6/30/2015
The Japan Prize aims to contribute to the development of educational broadcasting and media worldwide by awarding audiovisual content that shows high quality educational effects. Entry types include TV programs/films/videos, websites, games, application software, and cross media content. This year categories are: Pre-School, Primary, Youth, Lifelong Learning, and Creative Frontier.
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.
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

one nomination per participating institution

CALmessages notice

Campus Application Support: VCRO, in conjunction with the Corporate and Foundation Relations Office, will be offering Berkeley applicants the opportunity to be connected with former Pew Scholars on campus for advice in the preparation of their campus applications to VCRO. If you are interested 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.
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.
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.