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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NIA Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30)
7/29/2020

See the CALmessages notice for application instructions.
10/2/2019
Supports programs that focus and sustain progress in a key area of aging research.
NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)
8/4/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/25/2021
The overarching goal is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to pursue further studies or careers in research.
HRSA Women’s Preventive Services Initiative
8/10/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/5/2020
The purpose is to improve women’s health across the lifespan by engaging a coalition of organizations.
Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award
8/11/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/9/2020 for LOI; 10/21/2020 for application
Recognizes early-career scholars conducting basic biomedical research in the fields of cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.
Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
8/17/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/21/2020 for LOI; 1/8/2021 for proposal
Enables junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research.
NIAID Shared Personal Protective Equipment Resources for COVID-19 Related Vaccine and Treatment Clinical Trials and Clinical Studies (S10)
8/26/2020, 6/21/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/8/2021
Provides PPE to directly support the needs of the NIAID’s vaccine and treatment clinical trials for COVID-19.
NSF National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes
9/14/2020, 9/28/2020

See the initial CALmessages notice and the campus process CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
12/4/2020
Continues and expands a multi-agency effort to establish institute-scale AI research.
NIEHS Collaborative Centers in Children’s Environmental Health Research and Translation (P2C)
9/15/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/23/2020
Supports research that focuses on environmental exposures, which influence the healthy development of children.
EPA Funding Opportunities
9/16/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/28/2020
Guidelines for Brownfields Multipurpose (MP) Grants
10/28/2020
Guidelines for Brownfield Assessment Grants
10/28/2020
Guidelines for Brownfield Cleanup Grants
Labor Department Funding Opportunities
9/18/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/19/2020
All Hands in Kenya: Advancing Labor Standards through Cooperative Action
10/19/2020
Announcement for Mexico Awareness Raising Project
10/19/2020
Announcement for Strengthening Workers’ Ability to Exercise their Labor Rights in Mexico
NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution: Coordination Hub (HDR Central)
9/21/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/12/2020
Solicits proposals for a nationwide HDR Coordination Hub.
Livestrong Solution Grants
9/23/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/16/2020
Supports projects to develop solutions to overlooked cancer problems.
National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program
9/25/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/9/2020
Supports preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE)
9/28/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/4/2020
Supports the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training.
CDC Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) Follow up Studies
10/5/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/10/2020
Accepting applications to gain knowledge about autism spectrum disorder.
NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health® (U19)
10/7/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/2/2020 for LOI; 2/3/2021 for application
Centers develop and conduct activities that advance the safety, health, and well-being of workers in our nation.
California Energy Commission California Flexible Load Research and Deployment Hub
10/8/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/19/2020
The primary focus is on flexible load technology development, advancement, and deployment.
NIGMS Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (R25)
10/14/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/27/2021
Provides resources for research experiences and courses for skills development to underrepresented postbaccalaureate participants.
Moore Inventor Fellows Program
10/20/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/16/2020 for nominations; 12/14/2020 for proposals
Supports creative thinkers working in novel areas to enhance scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care.
NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
10/27/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/19/2021
Supports acquisition and development of multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training.
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.