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 Mid-Scale Innovations Program (MSIP) in Astronomical Sciences
9/26/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/20/2017 for preliminary proposals

4/6/2018 for proposals
The MSIP competition has four categories: Mid-Scale Science Projects, Mid-Scale Facilities, Development Investments, and Open Access Capabilities
Creative Work Fund Collaboration Grants - Media and Performing Arts
10/16/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
12/1/2017 for LOIs

4/6/2018 for proposals
The Creative Work Fund invites letters of intent from eligible organizations and collaborating media or performing artists.
Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
11/16/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/4/2017 for LOI

3/28/2018 for application
The foundation has invited UC Berkeley to nominate one faculty member to submit an LOI for the 2018 Program.
DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs)
11/20/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/31/2018 for preapplications

4/11/2018 for applications
The program supports teams of investigators to perform energy-relevant, basic research with a scope and complexity beyond what is possible in standard single-investigator or small-group awards.
NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
12/5/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/15/2018 4/17/2018
The program supports innovative research projects to foster ethical STEM research, including within interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international contexts.
Moore Inventor Fellows Program
1/3/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/12/2018 for nominee information

3/5/2018 for proposals
The Foundation seeks to invest in people who create new tools, technologies, processes, or approaches with a high potential to accelerate progress scientific research, environmental conservation, and patient care.
NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award
1/4/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/27/2018
This program supports Early Stage Investigators who intend to make a long term commitment to research in the environmental health sciences.
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.
NEA Art Works and Challenge America Grant Programs
1/9/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
Art Works: 2/15/2018

Challenge America: 4/12/2018
NEA is soliciting applications for the Art Works and Challenge America grant programs.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation Grants

1/10/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/31/2018 for LOIs

3/31/2018 for applications
The Foundation is soliciting Letters of Intent for multiple grant programs to support childhood cancer research.
Vallee Scholars Program
1/11/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/1/2018
The Vallee Foundation has invited UC Berkeley to nominate one promising young researcher in the basic biomedical sciences for the 2017 Vallee Scholars Program.
State Department Funding Opportunities
1/12/2018, 1/16/2018, 1/17/2018, 1/19/2018, 2/1/2018

See the CALmessages notice for deadlines and campus application instructions.
2/22/2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
2/28/2018 Combatting Gender-Based Violence in Morocco
3/5/2018 Human Rights, Accountability, and Access to Information in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
3/15/2018 PAS Buenos Aires Annual Program Statement
8/1/2018 U.S. Embassy Tokyo PAS Annual Program Statement
CDC Advancing Public Health Research in Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama)
1/18/2018

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, Country/ies of interest, Disease area/s of interest, Category/ies of interest.
2/8/2018 for LOI

3/9/2018 for application
CDC is soliciting proposals to conduct and monitor epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory-based projects, surveillance, and research of important human diseases in Central America.
CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis Prevention Public Health Conference Support
1/22/2018

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, Focus area(s) of interest.
2/13/2018 for LOI

3/16/2018 for application
NCHHSTP is soliciting applications for conference support funding in the areas of health promotion, disease prevention information and education programs, and applied research.
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.
NIDDK Ancillary Studies to the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (R01) (R21)
1/23/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/10/2018
Invites investigators to collaborate with the IBDGC to elucidate the mechanisms by which IBD susceptibility genetic variants influence the pathophysiology of IBD.
NIH NCATS Tissue Chip Testing and Data Centers
1/25/2018

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.
3/21/2018 Microphysiological Systems Data Center (U24)
3/21/2018 NextGen Tissue Chip Testing Centers: Validating Microphysiological Systems (U24)
DOE U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium
2/2/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/23/2018 for concept papers

3/26/2018 for application
EERE is soliciting applications for an administrator to establish and lead the U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium.
HRSA Health Workforce Research Center Cooperative Agreement Program
2/5/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/12/2018
HRSA anticipates funding HWRCs in two areas: Health Equity in Health Workforce Education and Training and Behavioral Health Workforce.
NSF INCLUDES Alliances
2/6/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/4/2018
NSF is soliciting Alliance proposals that build upon a foundation developed by one or more NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot project(s).
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.
DHS FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program
2/9/2018

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9 am, including Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Activity area of interest (FP&S or R&D) and corresponding project category of interest (e.g., Community Risk Reduction, Preliminary Studies), Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
3/16/2018
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.
USDA Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fields
2/9/2018

Send a 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.
3/28/2018
Supports research and extension activities that increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas who will pursue and complete a postsecondary degree in STEM disciplines.
HRSA Vision Screening in Young Children
2/12/2018

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.
3/26/2018 The purpose is to fund a national entity to support state efforts to implement evidence-based and promising early childhood vision screening, follow-up, and surveillance protocols.
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.
NHLBI PRIDE Summer Institute Program and Coordination Center
2/15/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/6/2018 Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) (R25)
4/6/2018 Coordination Center for PRIDE (U24)
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
2/16/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/30/2018
The program addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines supported by NSF and for the increased success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing degrees in STEM.
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.
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.
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 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.