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
Keck Foundation Grants in Medical Research and Science and Engineering
12/2/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/1/2020 for Phase I;
8/17/2020 for Phase II
Keck allows institutions to submit one Phase I proposal in Medical Research and one in Science and Engineering per grant cycle.
Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grants
3/12/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/24/2020 for preapplication;
7/24/2020 for application
BCA invites research scientists at any stage of their careers whose primary focus is breast cancer to apply.
Pew Biomedical Scholars
4/16/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/18/2020 for nomination;
9/10/2020 for application
Provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.
Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program
4/23/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/18/2020 for nomination;
9/3/2020 for application
Supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer.
Public Interest Technology University Network Year 2 Challenge
5/18/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/16/2020
Seeks to encourage new ideas, foster collaborations, and incentivize resource- and information-sharing among Network members.
NSF General Social Survey (GSS) Competition
5/20/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/1/2020 for LOI;
8/17/2020 for proposal
NSF expects to make one award to support the 2022 and 2024 GSS and the U.S. component of the ISSP survey.
Keck Foundation Grants in Medical Research and Science and Engineering
5/20/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/2/2020 for Phase I;
2/15/2021 for Phase II
UC Berkeley may submit up to two Phase I proposals: one in Medical Research and one in Science and Engineering.
Retirement Research Foundation Research Grants
5/26/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/15/2020 for LOIs;
8/1/2020 for proposals
Supports research that focuses on improving the quality of life for older people.
NSF Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Competition
5/27/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/28/2020 for LOI;
8/4/2020 for proposal
Supports the collection of the NSF-funded content in the 2021 and 2023 waves of the PSID.
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 notice)
This announces is for the Institutional Transformation, Adaptation, Partnership, and Catalyst tracks.
NICHD Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (P50)
6/2/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/14/2020
Offers research center grants to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration IDD.
NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (P30)
6/3/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/15/2020
The objectives are to foster highly interactive, cutting-edge AD/ADRD research.
NEA Grants for Arts
6/4/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/9/2020
NEA is soliciting applications for the Grants for Arts program.
Data.org Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge
6/8/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/17/2020 for Phase I; 10/2020 for Phase II
Supports breakthrough ideas that harness the power of data science to help people and communities thrive.
State Department and ViiV Healthcare Funding Opportunities
6/15/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/7/2020
Gender-Based Violence Prevention in Brazil and/or Paraguay
7/13/2020
U.S. Embassy Grants Program
7/19/2020
ViiV Healthcare Community Strategic Initiatives
7/24/2020
Strengthening Community Capacity and Government Coordination in Preventing Radicalization and Terrorist Recruitment
7/24/2020
U.S. Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Program
7/27/2020
Building Leaders for Cuban Civil Society
8/5/2020
U.S. Consulate-General Johannesburg PAS Annual Program Statement
DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA
6/18/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/25/2020 for concept paper; 8/26/2020 for application
Accepting high-impact, early- to mid-stage applied research proposals to enhance manufacturing competitiveness.
FEMA Homeland Security National Training Program - Continuing Training Grants
6/18/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/9/2020
Must currently administer an existing training program or have demonstrable expertise relevant to the selected focus area(s).
Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grants
6/22/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/24/2020
Invites research scientists in the early stage of their careers whose primary focus is breast cancer to apply.
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grants for Biomedical Research
6/23/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/1/2020
Supports early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to advance understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.
HUD Alternative Methods For Calculating Fair Market Rents
6/24/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/4/2020
Accepting applications to study alternative methods for calculating Fair Market Rents in rental markets with rapidly rising rents.
State Department and USAID Funding Opportunities
6/25/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/15/2020
Public Affairs Abuja Annual Program Statement
8/3/2020
Best Practices in Exporting Expertise Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa
8/4/2020
Mapping Russian Disinformation and Propaganda in Sub-Saharan Africa
8/24/2020
USAID Foundational Literacy for Improved Educational Resilience (FLIER)
8/30/2020
U.S. Embassy Mozambique PAS Annual Program Statement
8/30/2020
Embassy Belgrade -  Annual Program Statement (Public Diplomacy Small Grants)
8/31/2020
English Language Program Grants
NEH Summer Stipends
6/29/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/23/2020
Supports continuous full-time work on a humanities project for two consecutive months.
NEA Our Town
7/1/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/6/2020
Supports projects in: Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, Design, and Artist and Creative Industry Support.
State Department Funding Opportunities
7/2/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/22/2020
Addressing Pandemic Propaganda and Disinformation in AF
7/22/2020
American Spaces Program Management and Staffing
7/24/2020
Addressing the Root Causes of Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean through the Caribbean GBV Prevention and Survivor Support Small Grants
7/31/2020
The Next 70 Years: NATO in 2089
8/1/2020
Ukraine: Undergraduate Academic Exchange in STEM and Entrepreneurship
8/7/2020
Arctic Education Alliance: Building Capacity Through University Linkages between the United States and Greenland
NIH Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)
7/2/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/24/2020
Supports creative educational activities for undergraduate freshmen and sophomores from diverse backgrounds
NIH RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center (U24)
7/2/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/7/2020
Funds a CDCC as a part of the NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations initiative.
NIAID Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19)
7/13/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/28/2020
Supports centers that integrate clinical and translational research.
Searle Scholars Program
7/20/2020

See the CALmessages notice for application instructions.
9/30/2020
Supports assistant professors in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.
Equality Can’t Wait Challenge
7/21/2020

See the CALmessages notice for application instructions.
9/1/2020 for registration; 9/22/2020 for applications
Seeking creative solutions to accelerate progress for women of all backgrounds in the U.S. by expanding their power and influence.
NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5) and NIH Director’s Emergency Early Independence Awards (DP5)
7/21/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/4/2020
Awards support exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Emergency awards are for COVID-19-related research.
NIAID Tuberculosis Research Units (U19)
7/22/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/28/2020
TBRUs will operate as a collaborative network to improve understanding of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-host interactions.
NIA Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories for Aging Research (P30)
7/23/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/2/2020
Supports demonstration projects to improve care and health outcomes for older Americans.
NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science
6/30/2020 extended to 7/27/2020

See the CALmessages notice (and original notice) for campus application instructions.
10/5/2020 for LOI;
1/26/2021 for proposal
NSF INCLUDES will support the establishment and growth of new Alliances.
NIGMS Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)
7/28/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/1/2020
The overarching objective is to develop a diverse pool of well-trained biomedical scientists.
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.