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 ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
2/16/2017

Those who intend to submit UC Berkeley-led IT track preliminary proposals should send concepts to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on February 16, 2017, including all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
4/14/2017 for required preliminary proposal for IT

1/17/2018 for proposal
The Institutional Transformation (IT) track supports the development of innovative organizational change strategies to produce comprehensive change within one two- or four-year academic institution. This campus announcement is for the IT track only.
NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI): Institutional Infrastructure
8/28/2017

Those who intend to submit Institutional Infrastructure proposals should send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on August 28, 2017, including all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
11/2/2017 for preliminary proposals

1/11/2018 for proposals
The CRI program supports two classes of awards: Institutional Infrastructure (II) and Community Infrastructure (CI). NSF limits the number of proposals per institution for II; this campus announcement is for II proposals only.
Disney Conservation Fund Grants Program
9/14/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/17/2017 for application inquiries

2/16/2018 for applications
DCF is accepting applications to support projects with a holistic approach to conservation - blending both scientific research and community engagement to protect wildlife and their habitats.
Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
9/18/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/1/2017 for letters of intent

1/15/2018 for applications
This program is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research.
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.
NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
10/23/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/10/2018

next deadline: 1/9/2019
MRI provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally.
NIGMS Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1)
10/13/2017, 11/1/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/25/2018

next deadline: 5/7/2018, 5/25/2018
This FOA 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.
State Department Funding Opportunities
11/9/2017, 11/17/2017

See the CALmessages notice for deadlines and campus application instructions.
12/22/2017 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators
12/22/2017 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Women's Leadership
12/27/2017 TechGirls Program
12/29/2017 Jovenes en Accion Program
1/12/2018 Labor Programs to Combat Slavery in West Africa
NSF National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
11/13/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
12/6/2017 for LOIs

2/6/2018 for proposals
The NRT program encourages the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training.
Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award
11/13/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
12/8/2017 for letter of inquiry

1/19/2018 for application
The program supports research scientists in the early stages of their careers in fields of cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.
NIGMS Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (R25)
11/14/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/26/2018

next deadline: 1/28/2019
The program goal is to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups in biomedical research who complete Ph.D. degrees in these fields.
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.
State Department Funding Opportunities
11/16/2017, 11/17/2017, 11/20/2017, 11/21/2017, 11/27/2017, 11/28/2017, 11/29/2017, 1/8/2018

See the CALmessages notice for deadlines and campus application instructions.
1/5/2018 Television/Radio Drama Series to Combat Violent Extremism
1/8/2018 Strengthening the Organizational Capacity and Regional Network of Disabled Persons Organizations in Southeast Asia
1/9/2018 Religious Freedom Programing in India and Sri Lanka
1/9/2018 Human Rights Curricula for Afghan Police Forces
1/11/2018 Countering the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers in Yemen
1/12/2018 Empowering Youth in India
1/15/2018 Promoting Human Rights in Nicaragua
1/16/2018 Supporting Human Rights Defenders in Tajikistan
1/17/2018 Promoting Non-Discrimination With Respect to Persons with Disabilities in Saudi Arabian Civil Society and the Private Sector
1/19/2018 Supporting Objective Media in Hungary
1/22/2018 Supporting Justice and Accountability Efforts in Tunisia
1/24/2018 Promoting Freedom of Expression in Ukraine
9/14/2018 U.S. Embassy Brussels PAS Annual Program Statement
NIGMS Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25)
11/17/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/24/2018
The program provides institutions the resources to support and provide research experiences to underrepresented, STEM-oriented postbaccalaureates.
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.
USDA Methyl Bromide Transition Program
11/27/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/30/2018
The primary goal is to support the discovery and implementation of practical pest management alternatives to methyl bromide..
American Honda Foundation Grants for Youth and Scientific Education
11/28/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/1/2018
AHF’s funding priority is youth education, specifically in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training, and literacy.
CLIR Recordings at Risk
12/1/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/9/2018
The program supports the digitization of rare and unique audio and audiovisual content.
NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)
12/4/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/1/2018
PFI offers researchers the opportunity to transform new knowledge into societal benefits through translational research and technology development efforts.
NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
12/5/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/15/2018
The program supports innovative research projects to foster ethical STEM research, including within interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international contexts.
National Park Service Southwest Border Resource Protection Program
12/7/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/26/2018
SWBRPP supports organizations to achieve international cooperation, provide meaningful interpretation, and conduct scientific research, which will lead to increased appreciation and understanding of shared natural and cultural heritage along the international border with Mexico.
USAID Long-term Assistance and SErvices for Research (LASER)
12/14/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/24/2018
LASER supports the discovery and uptake of university-sourced, evidence-based solutions to development challenges.
State Department Analyzing the Current State of the U.S.-Philippines Relationship
12/15/2017

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.
1/31/2018 The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines invites applications to organize a conference that examines current issues of interest to the U.S. and Philippines bilateral relationship.
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.
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.
Graham Foundation Production and Presentation Grants Program
1/23/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/25/2018
Grants assist with the production and presentation of significant programs about architecture and the designed environment..
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
1/4/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/8/2018
The Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.
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.
State Department DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement
1/8/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/12/2018
The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor is soliciting Statements of Interest.
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.
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.
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.
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.