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 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
Keck Foundation Grants in Medical Research and Science and Engineering
12/3/2018 1/7/2019

See the CALmessages notice and deadline extension notice for campus application instructions.
5/1/2019 for Phase I

8/15/2019 for Phase II
Keck restricts institutions to submitting one Phase I proposal in Medical Research and one in Science and Engineering per grant cycle.
Creative Work Fund Collaboration Grants
1/10/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/1/2019 for LOIs

7/16/2019 for proposals
Invites letters of intent from eligible organizations and collaborating traditional and visual artists.
Covenant Foundation Grants
1/25/2019

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 application, Category of interest, Statement (up to 200 words) on the project focus.
3/5/2019 for LOI

6/25/2019 for proposal

Supports innovative programs in Jewish schools, community organization, and other institutional settings (including museums).
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.
NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10), High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10), and Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10)
2/22/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/31/2019
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.
State Department Funding Opportunities
3/7/2019, 3/8/2019, 3/11/2019, 3/15/2019, 3/25/2019, 3/26/2019, 3/28/2019, 4/1/2019, 4/2/2019, 4/5/2019, 4/8/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/29/2019
Fulbright Program Logistics
4/5/2019
Niger Counterterrorism Battlefield Evidence Integration
4/26/2019
Global Security and Human Rights
4/28/2019
Building Capacity for Non-Formal Education
4/29/2019
Evaluation Innovation Fund—Developing Tools to Map Social Movements
4/29/2019
IDREAM (Incubator for Defenders Remaining in Exile to Advance Movements)
5/1/2019
Restoration of the Lalish Temple
6/3/2019
U.S. Subject Matter Experts
6/17/2019
Cultural Programming Support
7/1/2019
English Language Teaching Logistical Support
7/1/2019
English Access and Advance
7/15/2019
U.S. Embassy Moscow PAS Annual Program Statement Small Grants
7/15/2019
U.S. Embassy Moscow PAS Annual Program Statement Large Grants
7/19/2019
U.S. Embassy Brussels Annual Program Statement - Organizations
7/31/2019
U.S. Embassy Tokyo PAS Annual Program Statement
9/30/2019
Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program
Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grants
3/11/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/5/2019 for LOIs

7/19/2019 for applications
BCA invites research scientists at any stage of their careers whose primary focus is breast cancer to apply.
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.
DOE Network Director for the U.S. Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) Program
4/2/2019

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 application, Statement (up to 200 words) on abilities to meet the program goals.
4/25/2019 for concept paper

6/7/2019 for application
EERE is soliciting applications for the role of Network Director of the TEAMER Program.
DOE Subsurface Stress and Lost Circulation in Geothermal Drilling
4/3/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/26/2019 for concept paper

6/7/2019 for application
The EERE Geothermal Technologies Office is seeking to sponsor early-stage research and development that will advance the state of the art in two topic areas.
DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office
4/4/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/29/2019 for concept paper

6/17/2019 for application
The campus announcement is only for specific Area of Interest and Subtopics, related to offshore wind testing facilities and offshore wind technology demonstrations.
DOE Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing
4/5/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/15/2019 for concept papers

8/20/2019 for applications
EERE seeks to establish an Institute dedicated to advancing cybersecurity in energy efficient manufacturing.
DOE Water Power Technologies Office
4/12/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/13/2019 for concept papers

7/88/20/2019 for application
The campus announcement is only for Area of Interest 3 - Advancing Wave Energy Device Design.
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.
Union Pacific Foundation Local Grants
4/15/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/31/2019
Supports direct services and efforts that build the capacity of organizations focused on these causes within UPF’s local operating communities: Safety, Workforce Development, Community Spaces.
DOE Accelerated Research in Quantum Computing (ARQC)
4/19/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/1/2019 for letter of intent

5/31/2019 for application
Solicits applications from large multi-disciplinary teams with the potential to dramatically accelerate research in quantum computing.
NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)
4/22/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/10/2019
This campus limited submission announcement is for the Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track only.
USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement
4/24/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/21/2019
USAID has chosen six focal crop groups for the Lab: legumes, sorghum, millet, roots, tubers, and bananas.
DOE NNSA Advanced Simulation and Computing Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program
not applicable

See the CALmessages notice for campus application information.
5/31/2019
See the CALmessages notice for campus application information.
USDA NIFA National Food and Agricultural Sciences Teaching, Extension, and Research Awards
5/3/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/14/2019
Recognizes and promotes excellence in teaching in the food and agricultural sciences within U.S. colleges and universities.
USDA NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development
5/6/2019

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.
6/13/2019
Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy
6/27/2019
Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU)
Pew Biomedical Scholars
5/10/2019, 5/30/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/14/2019 for nomination

10/17/2019 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.
DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity
5/15/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/20/2019 for concept papers

8/29/2019 for applications
EERE is soliciting concept papers and full applications for funding through the Advanced Manufacturing Office in multiple topic areas
Public Interest Technology University Network Challenge
5/22/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/12/2019
The PIT-UN Challenge seeks to encourage new ideas, foster collaborations, and incentivize resource- and information-sharing among Network members.
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.
Labor Department and State Department Funding Opportunities
5/28/2019, 5/31/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/21/2019
TIP Office Notification of Funding Opportunity for Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS)
7/1/2019
Worker-Driven Labor Law Enforcement Centers in Colombia
7/19/2019
Strengthening Capacity of Governments to Address Child Labor and/or Forced Labor, and Violations of Acceptable Conditions of Work
7/19/2019
Equal Access to Quality Jobs for Women and Girls in Agriculture (EQUAL)
Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program
5/30/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/14/2019 for nomination

10/10/2019 for application
The program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer.
American Diabetes Association Pathway Awards
5/31/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/1/2019
Supports research relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or diabetes complication.
NIH NLM Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01)
5/31/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/31/2019
Supports novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health.
State Department Funding Opportunities
6/7/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/15/2019
Veterans Reintegration in Ukraine
7/22/2019
America’s Role in the Fight Against Apartheid
7/31/2019
U.S. Embassy Travel Logistics Support
7/31/2019
YSEALI Regional Workshop: Agri-Biz Incubator
Justice Department Data-led Governing: Raising the Bar for States’ Criminal Justice Policy and Practice
6/8/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/16/2019
The Bureau of Justice Assistance solicits applications to develop and implement standards for criminal justice data.
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grants for Biomedical Research
6/10/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/1/2019
Supports early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.
Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust
6/10/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/15/2019 for LOI

8/15/2019 for proposal
The Trust supports education and research in ornamental horticulture, primarily in North America, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Australia.
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.
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.