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 the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at 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
Keck Foundation Grants in Medical Research and Science and Engineering
12/3/2018 1/7/2019

See the CALmessages notice and deadline extension notice for campus application instructions.
5/1/2019 for Phase I

8/15/2019 for Phase II
Keck restricts institutions to submitting one Phase I proposal in Medical Research and one in Science and Engineering per grant cycle.
Creative Work Fund Collaboration Grants
1/10/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/1/2019 for LOIs

7/16/2019 for proposals
Invites letters of intent from eligible organizations and collaborating traditional and visual artists.
NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)
2/15/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/24/2019 for preproposal

11/16/2019 for proposal
MRSECs undertake materials research of a scope and complexity that would not be feasible under traditional funding of individual research projects.
State Department Funding Opportunities
3/7/2019, 3/8/2019, 3/11/2019, 3/15/2019, 3/25/2019, 3/26/2019, 3/28/2019, 4/1/2019, 4/2/2019, 4/5/2019, 4/8/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/29/2019
Fulbright Program Logistics
4/5/2019
Niger Counterterrorism Battlefield Evidence Integration
4/26/2019
Global Security and Human Rights
4/28/2019
Building Capacity for Non-Formal Education
4/29/2019
Evaluation Innovation Fund—Developing Tools to Map Social Movements
4/29/2019
IDREAM (Incubator for Defenders Remaining in Exile to Advance Movements)
5/1/2019
Restoration of the Lalish Temple
6/3/2019
U.S. Subject Matter Experts
6/17/2019
Cultural Programming Support
7/1/2019
English Language Teaching Logistical Support
7/1/2019
English Access and Advance
7/15/2019
U.S. Embassy Moscow PAS Annual Program Statement Small Grants
7/15/2019
U.S. Embassy Moscow PAS Annual Program Statement Large Grants
7/19/2019
U.S. Embassy Brussels Annual Program Statement - Organizations
7/31/2019
U.S. Embassy Tokyo PAS Annual Program Statement
9/30/2019
Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program
Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grants
3/11/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/5/2019 for LOIs

7/19/2019 for applications
BCA invites research scientists at any stage of their careers whose primary focus is breast cancer to apply.
NSF ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions
3/19/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/15/2019 - 3/2/2020 (see notice)
NSF is soliciting proposals in multiple program tracks. This campus announcement is only for the Institutional Transformation, Adaptation, and Catalyst tracks.
DOE Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing
4/5/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/15/2019 for concept papers

8/20/2019 for applications
EERE seeks to establish an Institute dedicated to advancing cybersecurity in energy efficient manufacturing.
DOE Water Power Technologies Office
4/12/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/13/2019 for concept papers

7/9/2019 for application
The campus announcement is only for Area of Interest 3 - Advancing Wave Energy Device Design.
NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (STC)
4/12/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/25/2019 for preproposals

1/27/2020 for proposals
Supports exceptionally innovative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards.
NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)
4/22/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/10/2019
This campus limited submission announcement is for the Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track only.
USDA NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development
5/6/2019

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.
6/13/2019
Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy
6/27/2019
Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU)
Pew Biomedical Scholars
5/10/2019, 5/30/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/14/2019 for nomination

10/17/2019 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.
DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity
5/15/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/20/2019 for concept papers

8/29/2019 for applications
EERE is soliciting concept papers and full applications for funding through the Advanced Manufacturing Office in multiple topic areas
Public Interest Technology University Network Challenge
5/22/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/12/2019
The PIT-UN Challenge seeks to encourage new ideas, foster collaborations, and incentivize resource- and information-sharing among Network members.
Keck Foundation Grants in Medical Research and Science and Engineering
5/24/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/1/2019 for Phase I

2/15/2020 for Phase II
Keck restricts institutions to submitting one Phase I proposal in Medical Research and one in Science and Engineering per grant cycle.
Labor Department and State Department Funding Opportunities
5/28/2019, 5/31/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/21/2019
TIP Office Notification of Funding Opportunity for Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS)
7/1/2019
Worker-Driven Labor Law Enforcement Centers in Colombia
7/19/2019
Strengthening Capacity of Governments to Address Child Labor and/or Forced Labor, and Violations of Acceptable Conditions of Work
7/19/2019
Equal Access to Quality Jobs for Women and Girls in Agriculture (EQUAL)
Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program
5/30/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/14/2019 for nomination

10/10/2019 for application
The program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer.
American Diabetes Association Pathway Awards
5/31/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/1/2019
Supports research relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or diabetes complication.
NIH NLM Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01)
5/31/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/31/2019
Supports novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health.
State Department Funding Opportunities
6/7/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/15/2019
Veterans Reintegration in Ukraine
7/22/2019
America’s Role in the Fight Against Apartheid
7/31/2019
U.S. Embassy Travel Logistics Support
7/31/2019
YSEALI Regional Workshop: Agri-Biz Incubator
Justice Department Data-led Governing: Raising the Bar for States’ Criminal Justice Policy and Practice
6/8/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/16/2019
The Bureau of Justice Assistance solicits applications to develop and implement standards for criminal justice data.
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grants for Biomedical Research
6/10/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/1/2019
Supports early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.
USDA Training for Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
6/10/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/18/2019
The Food and Nutrition Service seeks applications to develop and deliver a pilot nutrition paraprofessional training project.
Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust
6/10/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/15/2019 for LOI

8/15/2019 for proposal
The Trust supports education and research in ornamental horticulture, primarily in North America, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Australia.
HRSA Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health – Community Care Initiative
6/11/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/15/2019
Supports development and implementation of non-hospital focused maternal safety bundles in community-based organizations and outpatient clinical settings.
CDC Capacity Building for Sickle Cell Disease Surveillance
6/13/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/22/2019
Seeks applications for assistance in expanding the Sickle Cell Data Collection system.
USDA WIC Telehealth Innovations Project
6/17/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/25/2019 for LOI

7/29/19 for application
Soliciting applications to improve customer service and address barriers to access while ensuring WIC participant privacy.
State Department and USAID Funding Opportunities
6/17/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/30/2019
American Center Nairobi Program and Outreach Support
7/1/2019
General Education Activity in BiH (TABLA)
7/3/2019
Measuring U.S. Investment in Kenya
7/5/2019
U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund
7/18/2019
Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) Support
8/1/2019
U.S. Embassy Colombo Public Affairs Section Grants Program
8/1/2019
U.S. Embassy Colombo Public Affairs Section Grants Program
8/2/2019
Supporting Local Governance and Civil Society in Syria
9/20/2019
DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement
State Department Funding Opportunities
6/17/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/12/2019
Bayelsa State Electoral Violence Prevention
7/19/2019
Tomorrow's Leaders College-to-Work Pipeline Pilot
7/30/2019
PROACT: Community-Based Intervention Program
Justice Department Using Telehealth to Improve Care, Access and Quality of Sexual Assault Forensic Exams
6/17/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/17/2019
Seeks to develop or enhance statewide or regional telehealth programs.
Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation
6/17/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/18/2019
Recognizes global scientific and/or technological innovation in energy alternatives to petroleum transportation fuels, including smart mobility technologies.
Justice Department Funding Opportunities
6/18/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/11/2019
Enhancing Community Responses to the Opioid Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims
7/29/2019
Strengthening Investigative Tools and Technology for Combating Child Sexual Exploitation
7/29/2019
Specialized Services and Mentoring for Child and Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation
NEA Research Labs
6/18/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/15/2019
Supports transdisciplinary research partnerships, grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, to produce and report empirical insights about the arts.
NEA Our Town
6/19/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/8/2019
Support projects in these areas: Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, Design, and Artist and Creative Industry Support.
NEA Creative Placemaking Technical Assistance
6/20/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/29/2019
Supports a program to assist in executing activities which incorporate the arts into local community development efforts.
State Department Funding Opportunities
6/21/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/15/2019
Veterans Reintegration in Ukraine
8/9/2019
Strengthening International Engagement on Security in Cyberspace
HHMI Inclusive Excellence Program (IE3)
6/24/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/31/2019 for intent to apply

1/24/2020 for preproposal
The objective is to improve the capacity for inclusion of students from groups underrepresented in science at U.S. universities. The IE initiative is focused on the natural sciences.
Labor Department Increasing the Impact of Research to Mobilize Efforts against Forced Labor
6/24/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/7/2019
Funds a technical assistance project to eliminate forced labor around the world.
Justice Department Establishment of a National Center on Restorative Justice
7/8/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/12/2019
The Center will educate and train the next generation of juvenile and criminal justice leaders and support research on the efficacy and effectiveness of restorative justice approaches.
NIST Enabling Federal Technology Transfer Program
7/8/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/16/2019
The EFTT Program promotes technology transfer and research commercialization.
Searle Scholars Program
7/24/2019

See the CALmessages notice for application instructions.
9/27/2019
Supports assistant professors pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.
NEH Summer Stipends
8/5/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/25/2019
Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.
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.