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
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.
NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10), High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10), and Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10)
2/22/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/31/2018
The S10 Instrumentation Grant Programs provide funds to purchase or upgrade expensive, specialized, state-of-the-art, commercially available instruments that can only be justified on a shared use basis and that are needed for NIH-supported projects in biomedical/behavioral research.
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.
NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (P30)
3/8/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/4/2018
ADRCs serve as major sources of discovery into the nature of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and into the development of more effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis, care, and therapy.
Aetna Foundation Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program
4/2/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/18/2018 Stage 1

6/15/2018 Stage 2
The program is geared to nonprofit organizations that work with underserved, low-income, and minority populations in the contiguous U.S.
NIAID Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Basic Research Program
4/3/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/22/2018
Members of the basic research program will conduct innovative studies of human autoimmunity and work with members of the Clinical ACE to design and conduct studies.
San Francisco Foundation Equity Grants Program
4/4/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/13/2018 for Stage One

July for Stage Two
This program aims to advance the Foundation agenda of greater racial and economic equity.
NIAID Consortia for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development (CHAVD)
4/4/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/28/2018
The objective is to exploit recent progress in vaccine science by establishing research consortia to undertake the next steps in protective antibody-inducing immunogen design research.
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.
NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)
4/12/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/4/2018
CICI categories are: Secure Scientific Cyberinfrastructur, Collaborative Security Response Center, and Research Data Protection.
HRSA Health Careers Opportunity Program: The National HCOP Academies
4/13/2018

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.
5/29/2018
HRSA is accepting applications for the National HCOP Academies.
USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research
4/13/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/30/2018
The Lab will develop a global portfolio of legume systems research-for-development activities.
NIGMS Coordination Center for the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) Program (U24)
4/16/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/31/2018
The Coordination Center will serve as a hub for collaboration, testing and dissemination of research products from the network of MIDAS investigators.
DOE Computational Chemical Sciences Research
4/19/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/16/2018 for LOI

6/18/2018 for application
Supports efforts to develop validated, public access codes and databases, and research to develop new approaches to enhance the use of large data sets for deriving new fundamental knowledge from calculations and advanced characterization of chemical systems.
State Department Funding Opportunities
4/20/2018, 4/24/2018, 4/27/2018, 5/11/2018

See the CALmessages notice for deadlines and campus application instructions.
6/1/2018 Supporting Democracy, Good Governance, Religious Freedoms and Human Rights in Pakistan
6/1/2018 Increasing Civil and Political Participation of Ethnic Minorities in Moldova
6/1/2018 U.S. Exchange Alumni Network and Capacity Building Program
6/1/2018 Global Sports Mentoring Progam
6/1/2018 Global Media Makers
6/1/2018 TechWomen Program
6/1/2018 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute
6/12/2018 Supporting Private Sector Growth in Algeria
6/19/2018 Promoting U.S. Private Sector Engagement in Emerging MENA Markets
11/1/2018 U.S. Consulate Fukuoka PAS Annual Program Statement
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.
CDC Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
4/27/2018

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, Participation type.
6/25/2018
Funds academic research centers to participate in the network of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers.
NHLBI Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (R25)
5/1/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/28/2018
Invites applications to develop, conduct, and evaluate summer courses in the principles and methods of contemporary biostatistics as employed in current biomedical research.
CLIR Recordings at Risk
5/1/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/29/2018
The program supports the digitization of rare and unique audio and audiovisual content.
USDA Acer Access and Development Program
5/2/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/8/2018
Supports projects to promote the domestic maple syrup industry.
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)
5/2/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/9/2018
Encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12, pre-service and in-service teachers and students from underserved communities.
CDC Networking2Save: CDCs National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-related Cancers in Special Populations
5/8/2018

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, Target population of interest.
6/18/2018
Funds a consortium to impact the prevalence of commercial tobacco use and tobacco related cancers.
EPA Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program
5/9/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/12/2018
Supports projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure.
American Diabetes Association Pathway Awards
5/9/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/2/2018
Supports research relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or diabetes complication.
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 Art Works
5/11/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/12/2018
NEA is soliciting applications for the Art Works grant program.
TED Audacious Project
5/14/2018

Send notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9 am, including Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI and any collaborators, Campus department/ORU to submit the application, Target population of interest, 250 word statement describing the project idea and problem it seeks to address.
6/10/2018
The Project is a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at scale through a partnership with large philanthropic organizations and private donors.
State Department Reducing Marine Debris
5/14/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/29/2018
Supports projects for reducing marine debris through environmentally sustainable waste management and reducing the amount of abandoned, lost, or otherwise discarded fishing gear in the ocean
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.
DOE Building America Industry Partnerships and Research Priorities for High Performance Housing Innovation
5/16/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/25/2018 for LOI

6/11/2018 for application
Supports three areas: Baseline In-situ Fault Analysis in Residential Comfort Systems; Integration of Advanced Residential Envelope and HVAC Systems; Gap Analysis of Building Industry Standard Practices.
USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development (PD-STEP and REEU)
5/18/2018

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.
6/28/2018
Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU)
7/11/2018
Professional Development for Secondary School Teachers and Educational Professionals (PD-STEP)
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.
DOL Using Knowledge to Accelerate Progress in the Elimination of Child Labor and Forced Labor
5/24/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/26/2018
Supports a technical assistance project to accelerate the use of rigorous research by policymakers and practitioners.
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.
DOED Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program
5/25/2018, 6/6/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/5/2018
Provides opportunities to conduct individual and group projects overseas to carry out research and study in the fields of modern foreign languages and area studies.
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.
USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab For Food Safety
5/30/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/22/2018
USAID is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified U.S. colleges and universities.
DOE Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Advancement and Data Dissemination
5/31/2018, 6/8/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/31/2018 for concept papers

7/17/2018 for application
DOE intends to support marine and hydrokinetic research and development projects in three Topic Areas.
USDA Participant Research Innovation Laboratory for Enhancing WIC Services
5/31/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/16/2018
The PRIL will support and evaluate local efforts to develop interactive tools, technical resources, or innovative solutions that improve customer service.
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
USAID Sustainable E-Waste Management and Battery Technologies for the Off-Grid Solar Sector in Africa
6/1/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/15/2018
USAID is seeking an implementing partner to administer USAID grant award programming to engage off-grid solar home system companies and e-waste management companies.
NIH All of Us Research Program Genome Centers (OT2)
6/4/2018

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/12/2018
Genome Centers will generate and process genomic data as part of the All of Us Research Program.
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.
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.
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.
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.