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 four 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 4-day proposal submission policy) Program Synopsis
NSF ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions 6/1/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/3/2020 - 10/7/2021 (see 4/29/2020 notice) This announces is for the Institutional Transformation, Adaptation, Partnership, and Catalyst tracks.
Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award 5/17/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/24/2021 for LOI; 10/5/2021 for application UC Berkeley has been invited to nominate one senior faculty member.
Keck Foundation Grants in Medical Research and Science and Engineering 5/18/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/1/2021 for Phase I; 2/15/2022 for Phase II UC Berkeley may submit up to two Phase I proposals: one in Medical Research and one in Science and Engineering.
NSF ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions 6/1/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/2/2021 - 10/7/2022 (see 3/18/2021 notice) This announces is for the Institutional Transformation, Adaptation, Partnership, and Catalyst tracks.
NIGMS Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12) 7/20/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/1/2021 The overarching objective is to develop a diverse pool of well-trained biomedical scientists.
NIGMS Bridges to the Doctorate Research Training Program (T32) 7/21/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/28/2021 Supports institutions to develop and implement approaches to biomedical training and mentoring.
Searle Scholars Program 7/27/2021

See the CALmessages notice for application instructions.
9/30/2021 Supports assistant professors in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.
NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science 8/2/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/4/2021 for LOI; 1/25/2022 for proposal NSF INCLUDES will support the establishment and growth of new Alliances.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowships 8/9/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/24/2021 Supports faculty in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who received doctorates between 2009 and 2015.
Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Initiative 8/10/20/21

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/17/2021 for LOIs; 10/1/2021 for proposals Funds research to improve the health, general well-being, and safety of student-athletes at Pac-12 member institutions.
Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award 8/11/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/9/2021 for LOI; 10/20/2021 for application Recognizes early-career scholars conducting basic biomedical research in the fields of cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.
NSF GERMINATION: Germination of Research Questions for Addressing Critical Societal Challenges 8/12/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/27/2021 for LOI; 10/29/2021 for proposal Supports development of pedagogical frameworks, platforms and/or environments to enable participants to formulate research questions and ideas with potentially transformative outcomes.
DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA 8/17/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/10/2021 for concept paper; 11/5/2021 for application Supports high-impact, early- to mid-stage applied research related to clean energy technologies.
NIDDK Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (P30) 8/30/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/20/2021 Supports projects to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research.
NSF 2024 American National Election Study Competition (ANES) 9/6/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/20/2021 for LOI; 12/10/2021 for proposal NSF expects to make 1-2 awards for 2024 ANES, a comprehensive longitudinal data collection.
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.