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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
Feminist Review Trust Grants

one application per organization per round
1/8/2016, 4/8/2016, 8/12/2016

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the internal round deadlines above. Notifications should include the following information: Name of the funding opportunity; Name of the Lead PI; Round of interest (i.e., 1, 2, or 3); Descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus of the project; and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
1/22/2016, 5/23/2016, 9/23/2016
1/31/2016, 5/31/2016, 9/30/2016
The Feminist Review Trust gives grants to projects in the UK and internationally that support women. These grants represent the diversity of women’s lives globally and support the creativity which with women fight the inequalities they face. See program guidelines for more information, including types of applications not funded.
NEA Art Works, Art Works: Creativity Connects, and Challenge America Grant Programs

with some exceptions, one application per organization to the Art Works or Challenge America programs and one application per organization to the Art Works: Creativity Connects program

CALmessages notice
1/11/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on January 11, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3 pages, including references), clearly stating the program of interest and addressing the artistic excellence and merit of the proposed project (according to the review criteria outlined under “Application Review” of the full program guidelines); Summary budget (1 page), including anticipated sources of cost share from nonfederal sources; and Curriculum vitae and biosketch (2 pages) for each PI/PD or Co-PI/PD.
Art Works: 2/10/2016, 7/7/2016

Art Works: Creativity Connects: 2/25/2016

Challenge America: 4/7/2016
Art Works: 2/18/2016, 7/14/2016

Art Works: Creativity Connects: 3/3/2016

Challenge America: 4/14/2016
Art Works funds projects that consist of one or more specific events or activities that deepen and extend arts’ value. Art Works: Creativity Connects is a pilot grant opportunity to support partnerships between arts organizations and organizations from non-arts sectors. Challenge America offers support primarily for small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations.
NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10) and
High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10)

There is no restriction on the number of applications an institution can submit to the SIG and/or HEI programs per institution provided the applications request different types of equipment, but institutions must provide explanations if similar types of equipment are requested.

CALmessages notice
2/12/2016

Principal investigators who plan to submit an application to either program must send a brief explanation of the type of instrument they intend to request, indicating the program of interest, to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00pm February 12, 2016. VCRO will inform principal investigators whether or not similar requests were 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.
5/9/2016
5/16/2016
The objective of the SIG and HEI programs s to make available to groups of NIH supported investigators expensive research instruments that can only be justified on a shared use basis and that are needed for NIH supported projects in basic, translational or clinical areas of biomedical/behavioral research. The programs provide funds to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrument or an integrated instrumentation system. Instrument purchases or upgrades for the SIG program should cost at least $50,000 and for the HEI program at least $600,000. See the full program solicitations for details and additional instructions, as well as the CALmessages notice.
UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative

each UC campus may submit up to two concept proposals as host

CALmessages notice
2/22/2016

Send concept proposals to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on February 22, 2016. Concept proposals should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Concept proposal (3 pages maximum, Arial 11 font, 0.5 margins), according to the concept proposal guidelines in the full Request for Applications (see Part II, B “Proposal – Concept Proposals”); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
3/7/2016 for concept papers

5/27/2016 for proposals
3/14/2016 for concept papers

6/6/2016 for proposals
The Initiative was created to accelerate the most promising Alzheimer’s disease research. The initiative leverages the strength and experience of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study at UC San Diego and UC Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration and Development (UC BRAID). Projects could be a proof-of-concept clinical trial or a study to validate a novel biomarker or imaging modality.
NIH/NIDDK Diabetes Research Centers (P30)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
3/4/2016

Send brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on March 4, 2016. Notifications of interest should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Anticipated biomedical research cores of intended center, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
6/7/2016
6/14/2016

5/14/2016 for letter of intent (not required)
Centers support three primary research-related activities: Biomedical Research Core services, a Pilot and Feasibility program, and an Enrichment program. Successful Center applications require an existing program of excellence in biomedical research in the area of diabetes, its complications, and in related research in endocrine and metabolic diseases.
NSF INCLUDES Initiative - Design and Development Launch Pilots

one Design and Development Launch Pilot proposal per organization

CALmessages notice
CALmessages notice
3/16/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on March 16, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (up to 4 pages), according to the preliminary proposal project narrative guidelines on p. 7 of the full solicitation (Section V.A.II); Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and co-PI.

NOTE: NSF clarified in a FAQ posted 3/17/2016 that an institution may submit multiple preliminary proposals. NSF will not invite an institution to submit more than one full proposal.
4/8/2016 for required preliminary proposal

6/17/2016 for invited proposal
4/15/2016 for required preliminary proposal

6/24/2016 for invited proposal
NSF is soliciting proposals for the NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) initiative. This campus announcement is for INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilots.
DOE Next Generation Electric Machines: Enabling Technologies

one Concept Paper and Full Application for each topic area per entity; no limit on collaborations when not prime applicant
3/17/2016

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by March 17. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Topic Area of interest (Topic Area 1, 2, 3, or 4), and Campus department/ORU to submit concept paper/application.
4/5/2016 for required concept paper

5/31/2016 for invited proposal
4/12/2016 for required concept paper

6/7/2016 for application
The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office is soliciting applications for the NGEM program, an RD&D effort leveraging recent technology advancements in power electronics and electric motors to develop a new generation of energy efficient, high power density, high speed, integrated drive systems for a wide variety of critical energy applications.
HRSA Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
3/18/2016 for applications due 4/29/2016, 3/31/2016 for applications due 5/12/2016 and 5/17/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed. The notification should include: Name of the funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
4/22/2016 4/29/2016 Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network Coordination Center (ECCS CoIIN CC)
5/5/2016 5/12/2016 Strategic Approaches to Improving Access to Quality Health Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy
5/10/2016 5/17/2016 HRSA Life Course Research Network
NIGMS Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate - Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) (T34)

one application per institution
3/21/2016

Send notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00pm March 21, 2016. Notifications of interest should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Title and a short paragraph describing the focus of the intended program, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
5/18/2016
5/25/2016

next deadline: 5/25/2017, 5/25/2018
The program is designed to provide structured training programs to prepare high-achieving, underrepresented students for doctoral programs in biomedical research fields.
DOE U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center-Medium and Heavy Trucks

one application as a prime recipient per institution; no limitation on collaborating as a subrecipient; no limit to the number of applications that can include a specific subrecipient
3/22/2016

Those interested in submitting a Berkeley-led application should send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00am March 22, 2016. Notifications of interest should include: Name of this funding opportunity; Name of the lead PI; and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
5/6/2016
5/15/2016
Topics are: advanced internal combustion engine and power train systems; overall energy management (system level efficiency improvements); hybrid electric power train; other key truck technologies; and applied research, test, and evaluation. Each responsive application must address all five topics.
HRSA Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
3/28/2016 for applications due 5/10/2016 or 5/17/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed. Notifications should include: Name of the funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
5/3/2016 5/10/2016 Innovation in Care Integration for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities Program
5/10/2016 5/17/2016 Coordinating Center for Strategic Approaches to Improving Access to Quality Health Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

one proposal per school or college; see CALmessages notice for additional details

CALmessages notice
3/29/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on March 29, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references), indicating the Strand 2 Type of interest and 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 and Co-PI.
5/9/2016
5/16/2016

next deadline: 4/20/2017
The NSF S-STEM program provides Institutions of Higher Education with funds for student scholarships to encourage and enable low income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need to enter the workforce or graduate study following completion of associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in STEM. UC Berkeley is eligible to apply to Strand 2: S-STEM Design and Development only.
DHS FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program

one application per institution, with up to three projects under each activity area
3/29/2016

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by March 29. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Activity area of interest (FP&S or R&D), and Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
4/29/2016
5/6/2016
Grants are offered to support projects in two activities: 1) Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Activity and 2) Firefighter Safety Research and Development (R&D) Activity. FP&S Activities are designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate the incidence of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards. R&D Activity Projects are aimed at improving firefighter safety, health, or wellness through research and development that reduces firefighter fatalities and injuries.
HRSA Bridging the Word Gap Research Network

one application per institution; a PI or Co-PI on an existing MCHB-funded research network cannot serve as PI or Co-PI on more than one MCHB-funded network at a time
3/31/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on March 31, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references), describing the project’s background and significance, goals and objectives, project design (i.e., methods and evaluation), and implementation plan; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
5/2/2016
5/9/2016
This opportunity will establish and maintain a national interdisciplinary research network designed to reduce the gap in exposure to language among children from low-socioeconomic status (SES) families, as compared to children from higher-SES families, also known as the “word gap.”
EPA Environmental Education Training Program

one application per institution as the sole applicant or as the lead institution in a consortium
3/31/2016

Those interested in submitting an application in which Berkeley is the sole applicant or the lead institution in a consortium should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by March 31. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
5/2/2016
5/9/2016
The purpose is to deliver environmental education training and long-term support to education professionals across the U.S. in the development and delivery of environmental education and training programs and studies.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Regional Conservation Partnership Program

one application for a single project proposal per eligible partner
3/31/2016

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by March 31. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Fund pool of interest, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
5/10/2016 for required preproposal

9/19/2016 for invited proposal
5/10/2016 for required preproposal

9/19/2016 for invited proposal
NRCS seeks to co-invest with partners in innovative, workable, and cost-effective approaches to benefit farming, ranching, and forest operations, local economies, and the communities and resources in a watershed or other geographic area.
Justice Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
3/31/2016 for applications due 5/10/2016, 4/4/2016 for applications due 5/12/2016, 4/7/2016 for applications due 5/16/2016 or 5/17/2016

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed, including the following: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
5/3/2016 5/10/2016 Defending Childhood State Policy Initiative
5/5/2016 5/12/2016 The Price of Justice: Rethinking the Consequences of Justice Fines and Fees: also indicate Category 2 on notification of interest
5/9/2016 5/16/2016 Comparisons of Criminal History Information Systems in the United States and Other Nations (CCHIS)
5/10/2016 5/17/2016 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program
State Department International Sports Programming Initiative

one proposal per organization
4/4/2016

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 4. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Region of interest, and Campus department/ORU to submit this application.
5/3/2016
5/10/2016
The Initiative aims to use sports to help underserved youth around the world develop important leadership skills, achieve academic success, and promote tolerance and respect for diversity..
Justice Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
4/4/2016 for applications due 5/10/2016, 4/8/2016 for applications due 5/19/2016, 4/11/2016 for applications due 5/23/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed, including the following: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
5/3/2016 5/10/2016 Law Enforcement National Initiatives: Improving Responses to Criminal Justice Issues: also include Category/ies of Interest on notification of interest
5/12/2016 5/19/2016 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration State-Based Capacity Building Program
5/16/2016 5/23/2016 Survey of Public Defenders: A Design Study (SPDDS)
5/16/2016 5/23/2016 OJJDP FY 16 Comprehensive Anti-Gang Strategies and Programs
HRSA Children’s Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN)

one application per organization
4/7/2016

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 7, including: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
5/10/2016
5/17/2016
The purpose is to develop and implement a Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN, with the goal of increasing the proportion of children and young adults ages birth to 21 years who fall within a healthy weight range by supporting states to adopt evidence-based or evidence-informed policies and practices related to nutrition, physical activity, and breastfeeding.
NIH NCATS Tissue Chip Testing Centers: Validating Microphysiological Systems (U24)

one application per institution
4/7/2016

If there is interest in submitting a center proposal, the lead PI should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 7. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
5/10/2016
5/17/2016

4/17/2016 for letter of intent (not required)
This FOA invites applications for Tissue Chip Testing Centers that will provide resources and infrastructure for the validation of tissue chips being developed as part of the NIH Tissue Chip Program or NIH Microphysiological Systems Program.
State Department Supporting Local Engagement in Tunisia's Political Process

one proposal per organization
4/7/2016

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 7. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Priority area of interest, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
5/10/2016
5/17/2016
The Middle East Partnership Initiative program in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs is soliciting proposals to bolster Tunisia’s political processes and encourage citizen engagement at the local level.
Justice Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
4/7/2016 for applications due 5/9/2016, 4/15/2016 for applications due 5/31/2016

Those interested in submitting a Berkeley-led application should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed. The notification should include the following: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
5/2/2016 5/9/2016 Promoting Evidence Integration in Sex Offender Management: Juvenile Treatment Progress Scale Development and Implementation
5/2/2016 5/9/2016 Promoting Evidence Integration in Sex Offender Management: Development and Implementation of Sex Offender Treatment Standards
5/23/2016 5/31/2016 Smart on Juvenile Justice: Statewide Juvenile Justice Reform Planning Training & Technical Assistance
State Department Annual Program Statement—Sindh and Balochistan

two applications per organization
4/8/2016

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 8. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Priority area(s) of interest, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
5/23/2016
5/31/2016
The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi invites proposals for Public Diplomacy Small Grants.
Moore Inventor Fellows Program

two nominations per invited institution

CALmessages notice
4/1/2016 4/11/2016

Candidates wishing to be considered should provide a CV, a one-page budget, and a two-page summary of their proposed invention, which should include a description of the potential for impact in an area of interest to the Moore Foundation, i.e. natural science, environmental conservation, and patient experience and care to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by Monday, April 11, 2016. Since the Moore Foundation requires a $50,000 contribution in annual direct support of the inventor’s work by the host institution, please indicate potential departmental or other funding sources that will support your work.
4/22/2016 for campus nominations

8/23/2016 for invited second-stage information
5/1/2016 for campus nominations

8/30/2016 for invited second-stage information

The program is a new competition to identify outstanding early-stage inventors in the areas of natural science, environmental conservation, and patient experience and care. Nominations must describe how the Fellow will be able to devote at least 50% of his/her time to the invention. Candidates must be within ten years of receiving the terminal degree in their field (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D.) and can be tenure-line faculty, teaching faculty, research scientists, postdocs or other full-time affiliates of the university.
USAID TRANSFORM /Primary Health Care Unit (PHCU) (Ethiopia)

one concept paper/application as a prime or consortium leader per organization
4/11/2016

Those interested in submitting a Berkeley-led application should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00am April 11. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
5/5/2016
5/12/2016
USAID/Ethiopia is seeking concept papers for selecting a consortium led by an organization for a cooperative agreement contributing to the goal to End Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths in Ethiopia. This solicitation is for Phase 1 concept papers.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
4/11/2016 for applications due 5/20/2016 or 5/24/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 11. The notification should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the proposal.
5/13/2016 5/20/2016 Community Internship Program for Cuban Youth
5/17/2016 5/24/2016 U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program: also include Name of proposed partner Russian organization on notification of interest
HRSA Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
4/11/2016 for applications due 5/23/2016, 4/12/2016 for applications due 5/27/2016

Those interested in submitting a Berkeley-led application should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu the deadlines listed. The notification should include: Name of the funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
5/16/2016 5/23/2016 International AIDS Education and Training Center
5/20/2016 5/27/2016 Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network
Justice Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
4/12/2016 for applications due 5/12/2016, 4/18/2016 for applications due 5/24/2016 and 5/31/2016, 4/21/2016 for applications due 6/2/2016

Those interested in submitting a Berkeley-led application should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed. The notification should include : Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
5/5/2016 5/12/2016 Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking
5/17/2016 5/24/2016 National Initiatives: Adjudication: Training and Technical Assistance for Pretrial Release Decision-Making: Using Risk Assessment and Supervision to Enhance Public Safety
5/23/2016 5/31/2016 Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Program: also include Category of interest on notification of interest
5/25/2016 6/2/2016 RSAT Training and Technical Assistance Program
State Department Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary Program Honoring Senators Robert Dole and Thomas Harkin

one proposal per organization
4/14/2016

Interested campus applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 14. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the proposal.
5/16/2016
5/23/2016
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs invites proposals to administer this Program supporting professional exchanges between the people of the U.S. and their counterparts in other countries to promote inclusive education for children and youth with disabilities.
State Department Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Enhancement Program

one proposal per organization
4/18/2016

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 18. The notification should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Category or categories of interest (A, B, or A and B), and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
5/20/2016
5/30/2016
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is soliciting proposals to administer the CBYX Enhancement Program, a one-time opportunity to encourage American and German youth to learn about each other’s society and culture through educational exchange.
State Department Community College Administrator Program (CCAP)

one proposal per organization
4/18/2016

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 18. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
5/23/2016
5/31/2016
Organizations may submit proposals to design, administer and implement one six-week intensive exchange program in the U.S. The program is for foreign administrators from post-secondary vocational and technical institutions or their equivalents in selected countries.
NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)

one preliminary proposal as lead institution per organization

CALmessages notice
4/20/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on April 20, 2016. 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 4c through 4e of the project description guidelines in the full program solicitation (p. 6; Section V.A.I). VCRO encourages center concepts that effectively articulate the synergies of the multiple Interdisciplinary Research Groups working together as a center.; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
6/24/2016 for required preliminary proposal

11/23/2016 for invited proposal
7/1/2016 for required preliminary proposal

12/2/2016 for invited proposal
MRSECs provide sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. An MRSEC must contain a minimum of two and maximum of three Interdisciplinary Research Groups.
DARPA Next Generation Social Science (NGS2)

see CALmessages notice for limit
4/21/2016

Those who intend to participate in a proposal to the NGS2 program, whether as a prime, subcontractor, or in any other capacity from an organizational or individual level, should send a brief notification of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm Thursday April 21, 2016. Notifications of intent must include: Name of this funding opportunity; Applicant’s name; Performer category (i.e., ETE, Enabler, or T&E); Application type (e.g., prime, subcontractor); and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
5/11/2016
5/18/2016
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals for the NGS2 program to build a new capability (methods, models, tools, and a community of researchers) to perform rigorous, reproducible experimental research at scales necessary to understand emergent properties of human social systems.
HUD Research and Evaluation, Demonstrations, and Data Analysis and Utilization

Organizations may submit one application for each of the projects. Subcontractors and consultants may be included in more than one application. However, if an organization submits an application for a project, then it may not be included as a subcontractor or consultant in any other application for the same project.
4/21/2016

Those who intend to participate in an application to this opportunity, whether as a lead applicant, subcontractor, or consultant, should send a brief notification of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 21. Notifications should includ : Name of this funding opportunity, PI’s name, Application type (i.e., lead, subcontractor, consultant), and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
5/27/2016
6/6/2016
The program supports the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Policy Development and Research’s mission to inform policy development and implementation to improve life in American communities through conducting, supporting, and sharing research, surveys, demonstrations, program evaluations, and best practices. The following project is eligible for award: Improving the Speed of Housing Recovery Program Launch After a Severe Disaster.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
4/25/2016 for applications due 5/23/2016, 4/26/2016 for applications due 5/31/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed. The notification should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the proposal.
5/16/2016 5/23/2016 Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program
5/23/2016 5/31/2016 Youth Leadership Program with Burma
5/23/2016 5/31/2016 Democracy, Human Rights, and Rule of Law in Pakistan: also include Cateory of Iinterest on notification of interest
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment: National Parks Centennial Celebration Program

organizations may apply only once to this program
4/25/2016

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 questions under “Celebration Event Description” on How To Apply; Summary budget (1 page), including actual expenses and revenues for the event as of final application date; and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
5/24/2016
6/1/2016
To honor the National Park Service’s 100th birthday in 2016, the California Wildlands Grassroots Fund has created a one-time National Parks Centennial Celebration grantmaking program to support community-based celebrations and events across California.
Justice Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
4/25/2016 for applications due 5/31/2016 and 6/2/2016

Those interested in submitting a Berkeley-led application should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 25. The notification should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
5/23/2016 5/31/2016 National Mentoring Resource Center
5/25/2016 6/2/2016 National Adult and Juvenile Offender Reentry Resource Center
USAID Moderate Voices (West Africa)

one set of technical and cost applications per applicant
4/28/2016

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 28. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
5/23/2016
5/31/2016
The USAID/West Africa Regional Peace and Governance Office seeks to award a cooperative agreement to fund a program entitled Moderate Voices (MOVO), a countering-violent-extremism project in West Africa.
NIDDK Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30)

one application per institution
4/28/2016

Send a brief notification of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 28. The notification should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
6/29/2016
7/7/2016

6/7/2016 for letters of intent (not required)
The objective is to bring together, on a cooperative basis, basic and clinical investigators to enhance the effectiveness of their research related to digestive and/or liver diseases and their complications.
State Department Communities Connecting Heritage Program

one proposal per organization
5/2/2016

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00am Monday May 2. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
5/20/2016
5/27/2016
The program will connect a community in the U.S. and a community overseas through partnerships between cultural organizations that work together to execute exchange projects that engage participants, primarily youth, while focusing on a particular cultural heritage site or element of intangible cultural heritage.
DOED IES Pathways to the Education Sciences Research Training Program

one application per institution
5/2/2016

Those interested in submitting an application should submit a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by May 2. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Anticipated partner MSI, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
7/28/2016
8/4/2016

5/19/2016 for letters of intent
For FY 2017, grants will be awarded to minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and other institutions of higher education in partnership with MSIs. This campus announcement is for Pathways Training Program applications only.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
5/2/2016 for applications due 6/1/2016, 5/3/2016 for applications due 6/7/2016, 5/4/2016 for applications due 6/10/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed, following the directions for the specific announcement.
5/24/2016
6/1/2016
Emerging Young Leaders Award
5/24/2016
6/1/2016
Ngwang Choephel Fellows Program
5/31/2016
6/7/2016
Small Business Regional Training
5/31/2016
6/7/2016
WEAmericas Accelerator
6/3/2016 6/10/2016 Program on International Water Cooperation
State Department Media Training and Professional Journalism Development in Pakistan

one proposal per organization
5/3/2016

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu May 3. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Program area of interest, and Campus department/ORU to submit proposal.
6/3/2016
6/10/2016
PAS Islamabad invites proposals to support activities focused on providing media training and professional development to professionals in the media field through one of the activity areas specified in the NOFO.
State Department Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII)

one proposal per organization
5/5/2016

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by May 5. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Descriptive title or sentence on the intended focus of the project, including anticipated participants (e.g., graduate students, early career researchers), and Campus department/ORU submitting the proposal.
5/26/2016
6/3/2016
The Bureau of Intelligence and Research invites organizations to apply for funding to conduct nationwide competitive programs supporting U.S. scholars, students, and institutions in advanced research and language training on the countries of Eastern Europe and the independent states of the former Soviet Union.
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)

one application per institution as applicant or as partner

CALmessages notice
5/5/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on May 5, 2016. 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 application review criteria in the full program solicitation; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
4/11/2016
6/22/2016

30 days before application deadline for letter of intent (not required)
This funding opportunity encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12), teachers and students from underserved communities with a focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development or Informal Science Education exhibits, and Outreach activities.
Justice Department Vision 21: National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network Expansion - NITVAN II

one application per lead applicant organization, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals
5/9/2016

Those interested in submitting a Berkeley-led application should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by May 9. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the proposal.
6/2/2016
6/9/2016
The Office for Victims of Crime is seeking applications for a national training, technical assistance, and network expansion effort that builds upon the existing NITVAN program to include cybercrime.
Justice Department Practitioner-Researcher Partnership in Cognitive Behavioral Mentoring Program

one application per lead applicant organization, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals
5/9/2016

Those interested in submitting a Berkeley-led application should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by May 9. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Category of interest, Name of anticipated partner organization for the alternate category, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
6/6/2016
6/13/2016
This program will support the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative mentoring approaches for youth at high risk for delinquency/juvenile and criminal justice involvement or victimization and trauma.
American Diabetes Association Pathway Program Awards

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

CALmessages notice
5/9/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on May 9, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Research description (3-5 pages, including references), addressing candidate’s research strategy (i.e., question(s) to be addressed, approach(es) employed, potential risks and challenges), research’s innovation, and research’s potential impact for understanding/treatment of diabetes; Summary budget (1 page); Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages); 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 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 (see link above), and sent separately to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am May 9, 2016.
6/24/2016
7/1/2016
This program supports innovative basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, behavioral, or health services research relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or diabetes complication. ADA seeks exceptional candidates from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, physics, mathematics, and engineering, for three types of Pathway Awards: 1) Initiator, 2) Accelerator, and 3) Visionary.
Justice Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
5/16/2016

Those interested in submitting a Berkeley-led application should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by May 16. The notification should include: Name of the funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
6/13/2016 6/20/2016 Vision 21: Multi-Disciplinary Responses to Families and Communities on Complex Homicide Cases: notification of interest should also include Purpose Area of interest
6/13/2016 6/20/2016 Reducing Reliance on Secure Placement and Improving Community-Based Responses for Girls At-Risk of Entering the Juvenile Justice System: notification of interest should also include Anticipated partner organizations
Conservation, Food and Health Foundation Grants

one concept application per organization per review cycle; one proposal per organization per calendar year

CALmessages notice
5/23/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on May 23, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Concept application (up to 3 pages), according to concept application instructions (Q1: Project Name through Q13: Grant Request); Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI
6/24/2016 for concept application

8/25/2016 for invited proposal
7/1/2016 for concept application

9/1/2016 for invited proposal

next deadline: 1/1/2017
The foundation seeks to promote the conservation of natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and improve health in the developing world. The foundation helps build capacity within developing countries in its three primary areas of interest with grants that support research or projects that solve specific problems.
DOE Machine Learning and Understanding for High Performance Computing Scientific Discovery

see CALmessages notice for limit
5/26/2016

VCRO asks that Berkeley-led pre-applications encouraged by DOE be sent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by no later than the following day, May 26, 2016. Pre-applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Pre-application, according to pre-application guidelines on pp. 10-11 of the full program solicitation; Copy of encourage notification from DOE; and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI
6/14/2016 for full applications
6/21/2016 for full applications

important: also see CALmessages notice
The DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research invites proposals for basic research that significantly advances Machine Learning and Understanding for High Performance Computing Scientific Discovery. The particular theme is primarily focused on: “Emerging machine learning algorithms for extreme scale scientific discovery.”
Japan Prize - Audiovisual Division

one entry per category per organization; a work may not be entered in more than one category

CALmessages notice
6/8/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 8, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission cover sheet; Entry description (up to 5 pages, including relevant images, links, etc.), indicating entry category and describing entry and user experiences, with attention to the Judging Criteria; and Curriculum vitae (2 pages).
6/30/2016
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. The five categories are: Pre-School, Primary, Youth, Lifelong Learning, and Creative Frontier.
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.