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, the list below is not exhaustive. If a researcher should identify a limited submission that does not appear below, 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. Proposals must be submitted to SPO in accordance with the VCR five day proposal submission policy.


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 Agency Deadline (see VCR 5-day proposal submission policy) Program Synopsis
NSF American National Election Studies (ANES) Competition
1/8/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/21/2018 for LOI

4/20/2018 for proposal
NSF invites proposals to conduct the ANES in one of two modes: ANES Face-to-Face or ANES Web.
Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards Program
1/22/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/28/2018 for LOIs

5/31/2018 for proposals
UC Berkeley has been invited to nominate candidates for new scientific research projects that could transform human health in two fields: Chemical Biology Research and Oligonucleotide Medicine Research.
FFAR New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award
2/8/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/28/2018 for nominations

4/23/2018 for invited applications
The program supports new faculty conducting research that will lead to expanded availability of food and facilitate the global practice of sustainable agriculture.
NIGMS Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1)
2/12/2018, 3/1/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/25/2018
Supports highly integrated research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of NIGMS.
NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10), High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10), and Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10)
2/22/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/31/2018
The S10 Instrumentation Grant Programs provide funds to purchase or upgrade expensive, specialized, state-of-the-art, commercially available instruments that can only be justified on a shared use basis and that are needed for NIH-supported projects in biomedical/behavioral research.
Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
2/26/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/15/2018 for campus nominations

4/20/2018 for applications
The program invests in future leaders who have the freedom to take risks, explore new frontiers in their fields of study, and follow uncharted paths that may lead to groundbreaking discoveries.
DOE Flexible Combined Heat and Power for Grid Reliability and Resiliency
3/1/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/23/2018 for concept papers

5/3/2018 for applications
EERE seeks to conduct R&D activities in two Topic Areas to enable technologies for combined heat and power systems that are specifically designed to provide cost effective support to the electric grid.
USDA Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC)
3/2/2018

Send notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9 am, including Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
5/1/2018 NIFA requests applications for the AITC program for fiscal year 2018 to increase agricultural literacy through K-12 education.
Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grants
3/6/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/6/2018 for LOIs

7/20/2018 for applications
BCA invites research scientists at any stage of their careers whose primary focus is breast cancer to apply.
State Department Funding Opportunities
3/7/2018, 3/8/2018, 3/12/2018, 3/15/2018

See the CALmessages notice for deadlines and campus application instructions.
4/13/2018 Blockchain and Worker Rights
4/16/2018 Labor Rights and Mega Sporting Events
4/16/2018 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Summit
4/30/2018 International Sports Programming Initiative (ISPI)
4/30/2018 Youth Leadership Programs with Algeria, Iraq, the Philippines, and Russia
5/4/2018 Democracy, Human Rights, and Rule of Law in Syria
NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (P30)
3/8/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/4/2018
ADRCs serve as major sources of discovery into the nature of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and into the development of more effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis, care, and therapy.
USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab on Fish
3/12/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/23/2018
Seeking applications from U.S. universities to serve as a Management Entity of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab on Fish.
DOE Preliminary Design and Techno-Economic Analysis of MWe-Class Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems
3/15/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus applcation instructions.
5/7/2018
The Office of Fossil Energy is seeking applications for the Phase I, conceptual design and techno-economic analysis of a MWe-class SOFC power system.
State Department Funding Opportunities
3/22/2018, 3/26/2018, 3/28/2018

See the CALmessages notice for deadlines and campus application instructions.
4/23/2018 Countering State-Sponsored Propaganda and Disinformation
5/14/2018 TechGirls Central Asia Program
5/14/2018 Program to End Modern Slavery
5/16/2018 Program for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Aetna Foundation Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program
4/2/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/18/2018 Stage 1

6/15/2018 Stage 2
The program is geared to nonprofit organizations that work with underserved, low-income, and minority populations in the contiguous U.S.
NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
4/2/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/1/2018
Grants help small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections.
NIAID Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Basic Research Program
4/3/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/22/2018
Members of the basic research program will conduct innovative studies of human autoimmunity and work with members of the Clinical ACE to design and conduct studies.
San Francisco Foundation Equity Grants Program
4/4/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/13/2018 for Stage One

July for Stage Two
This program aims to advance the Foundation agenda of greater racial and economic equity.
NIAID Consortia for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development (CHAVD)
4/4/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/28/2018
The objective is to exploit recent progress in vaccine science by establishing research consortia to undertake the next steps in protective antibody-inducing immunogen design research.
DOE Research at the Frontiers of X-Ray Free Electron Laser Ultrafast Chemical and Materials Sciences
4/9/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/30/2018 for LOIs

5/21/2018 for applications
This opportunity supports small groups of investigators engaged in fundamental research for public benefit in materials and chemical sciences enabled by new ultrafast XFEL capabilities at LCLS-II
IMLS Activating Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets – A National Leadership Grants Special Initiative
4/9/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/14/2018
The goal of NLG is to support projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library, archive, and museum fields and have the potential to advance theory and practice.
NIGMS Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)
4/9/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/19/2018
The program supports a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience at a research-intensive institution combined with an opportunity for fellows to develop critical academic skills at a partner institution.
NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)
4/12/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/4/2018
CICI categories are: Secure Scientific Cyberinfrastructur, Collaborative Security Response Center, and Research Data Protection.
HRSA Health Careers Opportunity Program: The National HCOP Academies
4/13/2018

Send notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9 am, including Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
5/29/2018
HRSA is accepting applications for the National HCOP Academies.
USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research
4/13/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/30/2018
The Lab will develop a global portfolio of legume systems research-for-development activities.
DOE Materials and Chemical Sciences Research for Quantum Information Science
4/16/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/3/2018 for LOIs

5/24/2018 for applications
Supports experimental and theoretical efforts to advance materials and chemical sciences research for quantum information sciences.
NIGMS Coordination Center for the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) Program (U24)
4/16/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/31/2018
The Coordination Center will serve as a hub for collaboration, testing and dissemination of research products from the network of MIDAS investigators.
USAID Feed the Future Strengthening Agricultural Innovation Capacities
4/18/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/11/2018
Aims to strengthen capacities for agricultural innovation in low- or middle-income countries.
DOE Computational Chemical Sciences Research
4/19/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/16/2018 for LOI

6/18/2018 for application
Supports efforts to develop validated, public access codes and databases, and research to develop new approaches to enhance the use of large data sets for deriving new fundamental knowledge from calculations and advanced characterization of chemical systems.
State Department Funding Opportunities
4/20/2018, 4/24/2018, 4/27/2018, 5/11/2018

See the CALmessages notice for deadlines and campus application instructions.
6/1/2018 Supporting Democracy, Good Governance, Religious Freedoms and Human Rights in Pakistan
6/1/2018 Increasing Civil and Political Participation of Ethnic Minorities in Moldova
6/1/2018 U.S. Exchange Alumni Network and Capacity Building Program
6/1/2018 Global Sports Mentoring Progam
6/1/2018 Global Media Makers
6/1/2018 TechWomen Program
6/1/2018 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute
6/12/2018 Supporting Private Sector Growth in Algeria
6/19/2018 Promoting U.S. Private Sector Engagement in Emerging MENA Markets
11/1/2018 U.S. Consulate Fukuoka PAS Annual Program Statement
CDC Injury Control Research Centers
4/25/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/6/2018
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is seeking applications for ICRC grants.
CDC Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
4/27/2018

Send notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9 am, including Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit the application, Participation type.
6/25/2018
Funds academic research centers to participate in the network of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers.
NHLBI Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (R25)
5/1/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/28/2018
Invites applications to develop, conduct, and evaluate summer courses in the principles and methods of contemporary biostatistics as employed in current biomedical research.
CLIR Recordings at Risk
5/1/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/29/2018
The program supports the digitization of rare and unique audio and audiovisual content.
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)
5/2/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/9/2018
Encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12, pre-service and in-service teachers and students from underserved communities.
American Diabetes Association Pathway Awards
5/9/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/2/2018
Supports research relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or diabetes complication.
NEA Art Works
5/12/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/12/2018
NEA is soliciting applications for the Art Works grant program.
NEA Research Labs
5/14/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/2018
Supports transdisciplinary research partnerships, grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, to produce and report empirical insights about the arts.
Amgen Foundation

one LOI per department per 12-month period
not applicable

Contact the Vice Chancellor for Research Office (ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) if you are interested in submitting a letter of intent (LOI).
ongoing
The 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.
Sloan Research Fellowships

up to three nominations per department
not applicable

Coordinated at the departmental level. Contact your department chair to learn about your department’s nomination process. See the CALmessages notice.
September
Fellowships support fundamental research by early-career faculty. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics, or related field.
Morris Stulsaft Foundation

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

Contact the Vice Chancellor for Research Office (ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) if you are interested in submitting a proposal.
open
The Foundation is 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 at the Keck Foundation’s request. One-page concept papers are solicited twice a year and reviewed by the Council of Science and Engineering Deans. Based on review by CoSED and input from the Keck Foundation, two concepts will be selected to move forward to a Phase I application. Contact Sylvia Bierhuis (sbierhuis@berkeley.edu) for further information.
ongoing
The W.M. Keck 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.