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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
NLM Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01)
11/13/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/17/2020
Supports novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health.
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.
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Grant Strategy
11/25/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/24/2020
Supports projects to safeguard the historical record of the Holocaust and the genocide of the Roma and which counter distortion.
American Physiological Society Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships
12/2/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/1/2020
Fellowships allow students to participate in research in the laboratory of an established researcher and APS member.
DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers
12/2/2019, 12/9/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/16/2020 for preapplications

4/7/2020 for applications
Supports integrated, multi-disciplinary teams performing fundamental science in: environmental management, quantum information science, microelectronics, and polymer upcycling.
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.
CDC Modeling Infectious Diseases in Healthcare Research
12/3/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/18/2020
Supports research to develop and apply computational tools and mathematical methods to better understand and respond to healthcare-associated infections.
CDC Assessing the Burden of Diabetes By Type in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults (DiCAYA)
12/10/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/14/2020
CDC seeks applications to conduct surveillance to assess the incidence and prevalence of diabetes among children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S.
NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE: GEOPATHS)
12/11/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
12/20/2019 for LOI

2/14/2020 for proposal
NSF is soliciting proposals to accelerate improvements in the quality and effectiveness of undergraduate education in all STEM fields.
CDC Natural Experiments of the Impact of Population-targeted Policies to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes and Diabetes Complications
12/17/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/4/2020
Supports the study of the health impact of new and imminently available population-targeted diabetes-related programs.
NIH Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (BP-ENDURE) (R25)
12/17/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/9/2019
This initiative will support two-year neuroscience research education programs.
American Honda Foundation Grants for Youth and Scientific Education
12/18/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/3/2020
The funding priority is youth education, specifically in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training, and literacy.
NIGMS Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (R25)
12/18/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/21/2020
Provides resources for research experiences and courses for skills development to underrepresented postbaccalaureate participants.
Graham Foundation Production and Presentation Grants Program
12/19/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/25/2020
Grants assist with the production and presentation of significant programs about architecture and the designed environment.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation Grants
1/6/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/31/2020 for LOIs

3/27/2020 for applications
The Foundation offers grants in several categories to support childhood cancer research.
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
1/6/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/6/2020
Supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.
Vallee Scholars Award
1/8/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/1/2020 for nomination

3/1/2020 for application
UC Berkeley has been to nominate one promising junior faculty member in the basic biomedical sciences.
NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award
1/9/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/28/2020
Supports Early Stage Investigators in the environmental health sciences.
Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards Program
1/13/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/20/2020 for LOIs

5/14/2020 for proposals
UC Berkeley has been invited to nominate candidates for the program for research that deals with the interface between chemistry and biology.
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.