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
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.
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.
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.
Pew Biomedical Scholars
5/9/2018, 5/29/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/29/2018 for nomination

10/15/2018 for application
The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent biomedical research of outstanding individuals in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.
NEA Research Labs
5/14/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/19/2018
Supports transdisciplinary research partnerships, grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, to produce and report empirical insights about the arts.
Conservation, Food and Health Foundation Grants
5/18/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/1/2018 for concept application

9/3/2018 for proposal
The Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
NEA Our Town
5/24/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/9/2018
Supports projects in two areas: 1) Place-Based Projects and 2) Knowledge Building Projects.
Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program
5/29/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/29/2018 for nomination

10/8/2018 for application
The program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer.
DOD University Center of Excellence in Assured Autonomy in Contested Environments
6/1/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/27/2018 for white papers

8/22/2018 for proposals
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research is soliciting white papers for a University Center of Excellence.
Labor Department Funding Opportunities
6/1/2018, 6/21/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/2/2018
Building the Capacity of Civil Society to Combat Child Labor and Forced Labor and Improve Working Conditions
9/18/2018
YouthBuild
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grants for Biomedical Research
6/11/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/1/2018
The mission of the foundation is to support early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.
EPA National Pesticide Information Center
6/14/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/30/2018
The NPIC will provide the public with objective, science-based information on pesticide-related subjects through a web site, toll-free telephone service, and outreach.
NASA Space Technology Research Institutes (STRI) Appendix
6/15/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/30/2018 for preliminary proposals

11/5/2018 for proposals
Institutes will focus on research and development in two areas: Revolutionary Propulsion for Rapid Deep Space Transit; and Smart Deep Space Habitats.
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation Capital and Program Grants
6/18/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/31/2018
Supports community organizations and works of the people of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and/or San Luis Obispo counties in five areas.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Grants
6/18/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/1/2018
Supports organizations that provide services in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and accepts applications from Tribal Governments and Tribal nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S.
Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust
6/18/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions. VCRO asks that applicants first submit an LOI to the Trust.
8/15/2018
The Trust supports education and research in ornamental horticulture, primarily in North and South America.
Searle Scholars Program
6/20/2018, 7/30/2018

See the CALmessages notice for application instructions.
9/28/2018
Supports independent research of early-career scientists recently appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment and are pursuing research in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.
DARPA Systematizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence (SCORE)
6/21/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/20/2018, 11/1/2018 for abstracts

8/1/2018, 12/12/2018 for proposals
DARPA is soliciting research proposals for development and deployment of automated tools to assign Confidence Scores to different kinds of Social and Behavioral Science research results and claims.
NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program – Mission Critical Voice Quality of Experience
6/21/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/3/2018
NIST is seeking applications for activities to measure the impact of impairments to mission critical voice systems and quantify the quality of experience for first responders.
NIGMS Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
6/27/2018

Send notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9 am, including Name funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit application, Name(s) of partner institution(s), Statement up to 200 words describing proposed program and collaboration.
9/25/2018
The program provides educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development and Research Experiences to master's level students to increase transition to and completion of Ph.D.’s in biomedical sciences.
State Department 2018 (Title VIII) - Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia
6/29/2018

Send notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9 am, including Name funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit application, Statement up to 200 words describing proposed project.
7/27/2018
The program provides educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development and Research Experiences to master's level students to increase transition to and completion of Ph.D.’s in biomedical sciences.
DOD Global Health Engagement Research Initiative
7/5/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/1/2018
DOD is soliciting white papers for research related to operational efforts and advanced technology development efforts.
NEA The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD)
7/5/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/8/2018
NEA seeks an organization to plan and administer the CIRD.
NEA Documentary Sustainability Project
7/6/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/14/2018
NEA seeks an organization to administer the Documentary Sustainability Project.
NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)
7/9/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/27/2018
Awards support exceptional junior scientists who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree.
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE)
7/9/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/27/2018
IGE is dedicated to piloting, testing, and validating innovative approaches to graduate education and to generating the knowledge required for the customization and implementation of the most successful, transformative ones.
NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
7/12/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/19/2018
This campus announcement is for RET Site proposals only.
Labor Department Engaging Workers and Civil Society to Strengthen Labor Law Enforcement
7/13/2018

Send notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9 am, including Name funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit application,.
8/13/2018
DOL is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement to fund a technical assistance project in Peru, Georgia, and at least one additional trade partner country.
SVRI/World Bank Group Development Marketplace for Innovation on GBV Prevention
7/20/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/5/2018
Supports innovative research and interventions or related activities that will contribute to the prevention of GBV in low and middle-income countries.
Labor Department Funding Opportunities
7/20/2018, 7/23/2018, 7/25/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/20/2018
Empowering Women and Girls in Supply Chains
8/23/2018
Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor in Palm Oil Supply Chains
8/27/2018
Improving the Capacity of Labor and Agriculture Stakeholders to Address Child Labor in Agricultural Areas in Argentina
9/5/2018
Strengthening Government Labor Law Enforcement
State Department Implementing Decisions from the 2018 Brussels NATO Summit
7/20/2018

Send notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9 am, including Name funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit application,.
9/8/2018
Soliciting proposals which encourage public discussions and creative public engagements in Europe on the major theme of Implementing Decisions from the 2018 Brussels NATO Summit.
NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)
7/20/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/25/2018
The over-arching goal is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce.
Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award
8/1/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/12/2018 for LOI

10/24/2018 for application
The program supports research scientists in the early stages of their careers in fields of cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.
NEH Summer Stipends
8/1/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/26/2018
NEH Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.
State Department Funding Opportunities
8/3/2018, 8/13/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/14/2018
Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement
11/9/2018
Internet Freedom: Advancing and Promoting Anti-Censorship Transport Libraries
11/9/2018
Internet Freedom Core Support for Anti-Censorship Technology
Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Initiative
8/10/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/17/2018 for LOIs

10/1/2018 for proposals
Funds research projects to improve the health, general well-being, and safety of student-athletes at all Pac-12 member institutions.
NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
8/10/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/7/2018
Supports six types of projects: Pilots and Feasibility Studies; Research in Service to Practice; Innovations in Development; Broad Implementation; Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses; and Conferences.
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.