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.
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
6/15/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 15, 2017, including all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
7/7/2017 for campus nomination

10/23/2017 for application
The Program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent biomedical research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.
Japan Foundation - Performing Arts Japan
8/18/2017

Submit a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am August 18, including Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit the application, Statement of up to 200 words describing the project.
10/31/2017

The program supports initiatives of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada to provide geographically diverse audiences with greater exposure to Japanese performing arts.
NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
8/21/2017

Those who intend to submit UC Berkeley-led proposals should send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on August 21, 2017, including all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
11/6/2017
The program 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.
NSF Management and Operation of the Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC)
8/25/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led proposal should send notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am August 25, including Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
10/25/2017

This solicitation seeks the services of a qualified organization to manage and operate an Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center.
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE)
8/25/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/25/2017

next deadline: 9/27/2018, 9/27/2019
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 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.
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)
9/5/2017

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

next deadline: 7/9/2018, 7/9/2019
Encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12, pre-service and in-service teachers and students from underserved communities.
NIDDK Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Central Biochemistry Laboratory (U24)
9/5/2017

Send notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am September 5, including Name of opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus unit to submit the application, Statement (up to 200 words) on the ability of the PI and collaborators to be effective in meeting program goals.
11/3/2017

The CBL will be responsible for providing participating sites with the reagents and protocol needed for the iohexol glomerular filtration rate measurements.
NEH Dialogues on the Experience of War
9/6/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/2/2017
The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war.
NIAAA Alcoholic Hepatitis Clinical and Translational Network - Data Coordinating Center (U24)
9/11/2017

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.
10/23/2017 NIAAA is seeking applications for a Data Coordinating Center to support the Alcoholic Hepatitis Clinical and Translational Network.
Disney Conservation Fund Grants Program
9/14/2017

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

3/2018 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.
National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program
9/25/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/1/2017
The program provides financial assistance for the preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.
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
NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub
9/27/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/27/2017
NSF is soliciting proposals for a Coordination Hub that will drive and support the work of the Network over the life-cycle of the initiative.
State Department Human Rights and Labor Programs in Bangladesh
9/29/2017

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.
11/3/2017 DRL requests proposals that promote decent work and acceptable working conditions in the leather/tannery sector.
State Department Funding Opportunities
9/29/2017, 10/2/2017, 10/3/2017, 10/5/2017

See the CALmessages notice for deadlines and campus application instructions.
10/16/2017 China Programs
10/27/2017 Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons
11/6/2017 Global Religious Freedom Programs
11/17/2017 English Language Fellow and Specialist Program
USAID Fish Right Program
10/6/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/15/2017
Fish Right aims to enhance the sustainable use and resilience of critical coastal and marine resources that provide food, livelihoods and coastal protection to communities in the Philippines.
USAID Stop GBV
10/16/2017

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.
11/14/2017 USAID/Zambia seeks to strengthen the opportunity for girls, women, boys, men, and key/priority populations to live lives free of gender-based violence and enjoy healthy, gender-equitable relationships.
State Department Forensic Anthropology Assistance to Address Legacies of Gross Human Rights Violations
10/16/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/16/2017 Invites SOIs for programs that promote forensic anthropology assistance activities supportive of the exhumation of mass graves and the identification of victims of possible war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity.
State Department International Media Reporting Program
10/16/2017

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.
11/30/2017 Invites proposals to serve as an implementation partner in Audio-Video Programs or All-Media Reporting Programs.
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.
DOE Advanced Power Electronics Design for Solar Applications
10/23/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/12/2017 for letters of intent

12/15/2017 for applications
This FOA has two topic areas: Holistic solar PV inverter/converter designs that significantly reduce lifetime costs; and Modular, multi-purpose power electronics that enable value-added grid and/or customer-owned solar energy services.
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.
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.
Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
11/16/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/4/2017 for letter of intent

3/28/2018 for application
The foundation has invited UC Berkeley to nominate one faculty member to submit an LOI for the 2018 Program.
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.