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 5-day proposal submission policy) Program Synopsis
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
8/20/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/23/2019 for LOIs

1/8/2020 for proposals
This program is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research.
NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
8/27/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/6/2019
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 Critical-Zone Collaborative Network
9/2/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
12/2/2019
NSF is soliciting proposals to establish an adaptive and responsive research network that supports investigations of the Earth’s Critical Zone.
Luce Initiative on Southeast Asia
9/3/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/27/2019 for LOI

1/31/2020 for proposal
LuceSEA aims to strengthen the study of Southeast Asia in American higher education by providing resources for the creation of models, strategies, and partnerships.
NSF ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions
9/6/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/1/2019 - 3/2/2020 (see notice)
NSF is soliciting proposals in multiple program tracks. This campus announcement is for the Adaptation, Institutional Transformation, and Partnership competitions.
Luce Foundation Advancing Public Scholarship on Religion and Theology
9/9/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/15/2019 for LOI

2/15/2020 for proposal
Supports collaborative, experimental, and field-shaping initiatives that enliven the practice of public scholarship
NEA Sound Health Network
9/17/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/19/2019
NEA seeks applications to expand public understanding of the connections between music and wellness.
NSF Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research
9/23/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/5/2019
NSF is soliciting proposals from organizations willing to serve as service providers within the Innovative High-Performance Computing program.
VentureWell Faculty Grants
9/23/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/6/2019
Supports creative pedagogical approaches that generate student teams working on technology solutions to real-world problems.
HRSA Advancing State and Urban Maternal and Child Health
9/24/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/15/2019
The purpose is to improve MCH outcomes, with an emphasis on innovation, collaboration, impact, and effectiveness.
DOE Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research
9/25/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/13/2019
Supports crosscutting nuclear energy research and development and associated infrastructure support activities.
NIA MD-PhD Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease and Its Related Dementias and the Behavioral and Social Sciences (T32)
9/30/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/28/2019
Supports institutions to develop and implement approaches to integrated dual-degree training leading to the award of both an MD and a research doctorate degree.
USAID People-To-People (P2P) Reconciliation Fund
9/30/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/6/2019
Seeking concept papers that take an innovative approach to helping heal wounds inflicted upon communities by violence and conflict.
NIGMS Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)
10/8/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/13/2019
The overarching objective is to develop a diverse pool of well-trained biomedical scientists.
National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program
10/9/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/12/2019
Supports preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
10/14/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
12/6/2019 for LOIs

2/6/2020 for proposals
Encourages the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training.
HRSA National Health Center Training and Technical Assistance Partners
10/16/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/15/2019
Accepting applications to increase access to high quality, comprehensive primary care services for underserved populations.
NIH Specialized Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research (P50)
10/17/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/22/2019
Supports innovative approaches to mitigate environmental health disparities and improve access to healthy and sustainable environments for vulnerable communities.
Moore Inventor Fellows Program
10/21/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/15/2019 for nominations

12/13/2019 for proposals
Invests in people who create new tools, technologies, processes, or approaches with a high potential to accelerate progress in scientific research, environmental conservation, and patient care.
NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
10/21/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/21/2020
Supports acquisition and development of shared-use/multi-user state-of-the-art research instruments.
NSF Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences
10/23/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
12/19/2019 for preliminary proposals

5/6/2020 for proposals
Supports astronomical projects, facilities, and other activities within a cost range up to $30 million.
NSF Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)
11/4/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/24/2020
Supports research projects that contribute to understanding what it takes to foster ethical research in all STEM fields.
NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)
11/5/2019
ation instructions.
12/4/2019
UC Berkeley may submit only one F99 application.
Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
11/6/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/7/2020 for LOI

3/25/2020 for application
UC Berkeley has been invited to nominate one faculty member to submit a letter of intent.
NIGMS Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1)
11/6/2019, 11/13/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/25/2020
Supports research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions important for the mission of NIGMS.
EPA Brownfield Program Opportunities
11/7/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/2/2019
FY20 Guidelines for Brownfield Assessment Grants
4/2/2019
FY20 Guidelines for Brownfield Cleanup Grants
NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)
11/12/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/8/2020
This campus limited submission announcement is for the PFI-Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track.
CDC National Healthy Brain Initiative
11/12/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/8/2020
Soliciting applications to assist in the implementation and evaluation of the HB Road Maps.
NIGMS Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32)
11/14/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/28/2020
Supports institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-based approaches to biomedical training and mentoring.
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grants for Biomedical Research
11/15/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/15/2020
Supports early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to advance understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.
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 submitt one Phase I proposal in Medical Research and one in Science and Engineering per grant cycle.
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.