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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
USDA Secondary Agriculture Education Challenge Grant Program
1/6/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/6/2020
NIFA is seeking projects that identify and address challenges facing the food, agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences education.
State Department International Sports Programming Initiative
1/7/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/27/2020

Soliciting applications to manage sports exchange projects to reach underserved youth and/or their coaches/sports administrators.
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.
NEA Grants for Arts and Challenge America
1/8/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/13/2020, 4/9/2020
NEA is soliciting applications for the Grants for Arts and Challenge America grant programs.
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.
San Francisco Foundation Equity Grants Program
1/9/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/3/2020
SFF is soliciting applications to address racial and economic equity in the Bay Area.
DOED Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program: Short Term, Long Term
1/10/2020, 1/17/2020 NA - not limited

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/18/2020
Supports individual and group projects overseas to research and study in modern foreign languages and area studies.
NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00)
1/10/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/26/2020

Designed for postdoctoral fellows who do not require an extended period of mentored research training beyond their doctoral degrees.
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.
State Department DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement
1/15/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/6/2020

Seeking statements of interest for programs that support internet freedom.
USDA Women and Minorities in STEM Fields
1/16/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/24/2020
Supports research, education/teaching, and extension projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in STEM.
CDC Funding Opportunities
1/17/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/10/20, 3/9/2020
Conducting Public Health Research in South America
3/10/2020
Prevention Epicenters Program: Protecting Patients from Infections, Antibiotic Resistance and Other Adverse Events
Agilent Early Career Professor Award
1/22/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/28/2020
The 2020 focus is development of breakthrough live cell analysis technologies for measuring cellular responses to chemical/pharmaceutical treatments and genetic manipulations.
State Department Support for Independent Media in Syria
1/22/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/28/2020

Supports projects in partnership with local media entities.
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
2/3/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/25/2020
Addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines supported by NSF and for the increased success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing degrees in STEM.
HRSA Rapid Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Start in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program - Dissemination Assistance Provider
2/3/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/3/2020
The purpose is to fund a single organization that will develop a compendium of promising rapid ART interventions.
USDA Agriculture Innovation Center Grant Program
2/4/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/20/2020
Centers that provide technical and business development assistance to agricultural producers.
State Department Funding Opportunities
2/4/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/31/2020
U.S. Embassy Lebanon PAS Grants Annual Program Statement
6/15/2020
U.S. Embassy Moscow Public Affairs Section FY 2020 Annual Program Statement
7/20/2020
U.S. Embassy Brussels PAS Annual Program Statement
7/31/2020
U.S. Embassy Budapest, PAS Annual Program Statement
7/31/2020
U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe PAS Annual Program Statement
7/31/2020
U.S. Embassy Cairo PAS Annual Program Statement
8/30/2020
Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program
8/30/2020
U.S. Embassy Lebanon PAS Small Grants Annual Program Statement
9/1/2020
Venezuela Affairs Unit, PAS Annual Program Statement
Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
2/4/2020, 2/10/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/16/2020
Invests in future leaders who have the freedom to take risks, explore new frontiers in their fields of study, and follow uncharted paths that may lead to groundbreaking discoveries.
State Department Funding Opportunities
2/6/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/6/2020
Fixed Amount Awards for Human Rights, Accountability, and Access to Information in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea)
3/6/2020
Statements of Interest for Human Rights, Accountability, and Access to Information in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea)
NIH Biomedical Research Facilities (C06)
2/6/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/17/2020
The goal is to upgrade or create novel biomedical research infrastructure.
FFAR New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award
2/13/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/4/2020 for nominations

5/6/2020 for applications
Supports faculty in within the first three years of their careers whose research has the potential to address major challenges facing food and agriculture.
Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminars Program
3/17/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/4/2020
The program supports comparative research on historical and contemporary topics of major scholarly significance.
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.