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.
NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NSF Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) 11/4/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/22/2021 Supports research projects that contribute to understanding what it takes to foster ethical research in all STEM fields.
CLIR Recordings at Risk 11/9/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/29/2021 Supports the digitization of rare and unique audio and audiovisual content.
DOE Improving Hydropower’s Value through Informed Decision Making 11/10/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
12/18/2020 for concept papers; 1/29/2021 for applications Provides Technical Assistance to understand, enable, and improve hydropower and pumped storage hydropower in the U.S. electricity system.
NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE: GEOPATHS) 11/16/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/17/2020 for LOI; 1/26/2021 for proposal NSF is soliciting proposals to accelerate improvements in the quality and effectiveness of undergraduate education in all STEM fields.
Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program 11/16/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/5/2021 for LOI; 3/2021 for application UC Berkeley has been invited to nominate one faculty member to submit a letter of intent.
DOE Computational Chemical Sciences 11/17/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
12/2/2020 for preapplications; 2/8/2021 for applications Focus is on developing capabilities that allow modeling and simulation of new or previously inaccessible complex chemical systems and/or provide dramatic improvement in fidelity, scalability, and throughput.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation Scholar (Career Development) Awards 11/19/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
12/4/2020 for LOIs; 2/19/2021 for applications Supports research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.
Keck Foundation Grants in Medical Research and Science and Engineering 11/30/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/3/2021 for Phase I; 8/16/2021 for Phase II UC Berkeley may submit up to two Phase I proposals: one in Medical Research and one in Science and Engineering.
Racial Equity 2030 (W.K. Kellogg Foundation) 12/1/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/28/2021 for registration; 2/25/2021 for applications Calls for solutions to drive an equitable future for children, families, and communities across the globe.
Creative Work Fund Collaboration Grants 12/2/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/22/2021 for LOIs; 6/11/2021 for proposals Invites artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations.
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Grant Strategy 12/3/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/22/2021 for summary; 2/5/2021 for applications Supports projects to safeguard the historical record of the Holocaust and the genocide of the Roma and which counter distortion.
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 12/7/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/4/2021 Supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.
American Honda Foundation Grants for Youth and Scientific Education 12/8/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/1/2021 Supports youth education, specifically in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training, and literacy.
CDC Conducting Research to Inform Pandemic Response and Recovery of Emergency-Affected Populations 12/9/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/18/2021 for LOI; 2/18/2021 for proposal Supports projects to understand the needs of emergency-affected and displaced populations and estimate morbidity and mortality in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDC Promoting the Importance of Infant and Childhood Vaccination Among Pregnant Women by Prenatal Care Providers 12/10/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/2/2021 Supports projects to investigate promoting infant immunization during prenatal care visits.
CDC Funding Opportunities 12/11/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/19/2021 Conducting Public Health Research in Ethiopia
2/22/2021 Strengthening Public Health Research and Implementation Science (Operations Research) to Control and Eliminate Infectious Diseases Globally
State Department DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement 12/14/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/5/2021 Seeking project concepts that protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet.
CDC Reducing Inequities in Cancer Outcomes through Community-Based Interventions on Social Determinants of Health 12/16/2020

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/10/2021 Supports evaluation research to reduce racial and ethnic disparities related to cancer outcomes.
DOE Scientific Discovery Through Advanced Computing: Partnerships in Basic Energy Sciences 1/5/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/19/2021 for preapplications; 4/6/2021 for applications
Invites proposals for SciDAC Partnerships that enable or accelerate scientific discovery employing DOE High-End/HPC facilities.
NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Researchers 1/6/2021

See the CALmessages notice for application instructions.
2/26/2021 K99/R00 - Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required
2/26/2021 K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed
2/26/2021 K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Required
USDA Secondary Agriculture Education Challenge Grant Program 1/7/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/4/2021 NIFA is seeking projects that identify and address challenges facing the food, agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences education.
NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01) 1/11/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/26/2021 Supports Early Stage Investigators in the environmental health sciences.
Retirement Research Foundation Research Grants 1/11/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/15/2021 for LOIs;
5/1/2021 for proposals
Supports research that focuses on improving the quality of life for older people.
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program 1/12/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/25/2021 Proposals are requested that address any interdisciplinary or convergent research theme of national priority.
DOE Materials and Chemical Sciences Research for Quantum Information Science 1/12/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/27/2021 for preapplications; 4/14/2021 for applications Supports two areas: Quantum Computing; and Next-Generation Quantum Systems.
NIGMS Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32) 1/13/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/26/2021 Supports institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-based approaches to biomedical training and mentoring.
Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards Program 1/18/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/18/2021 for LOIs, 5/18/2021 for proposals UC Berkeley has been invited to nominate candidates for research that deals with the interface between chemistry and biology.
State Department and USAID Funding Opportunities 1/19/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/12/2021 Global Support for Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Implementation by Women-led Civil Society
2/16/2021 Strengthening Civil Society in Sri Lanka
2/26/2021 Strengthening Inclusivity in Kuwait
2/26/2021 Hispaniola People to People (P2P) Conflict Mitigation (CM) Program
2/28/2021 Countering Disinformation and Misinformation
3/16/2021 FY 2021 Global Media Makers
State Department and USAID Funding Opportunities 1/20/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/8/2021 Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Activity
2/16/2021 THRIVE Water Sanitation and Hygiene Activity
2/17/2021 European Regional Hackathon to Promote U.S.-Europe Cooperation in Space
2/26/2021 Global Equality Fund Programs in East Asia
3/2/2021 Promoting and Advancing International Labor Rights in Bangladesh
3/31/2021 U.S. Embassy Budapest, PAS - FY21 Annual Program Statement
3/31/2021 U.S. Embassy Lebanon PAS Large Grants
DOED Talent Search Program 1/22/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/26/2021 The purpose is to support and encourage individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds with completing secondary school and postsecondary education..
DHS FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant 1/29/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/26/2021 The purpose is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards.
Agilent Early Career Professor Award 2/1/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/26/2021 Supports research to understand or manage immunological responses to infection, autoimmunity, or cancer.
HRSA Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Implementation 2/1/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/12/2021 Supports projects to enhance rural residents’ ability to access opioid use disorder treatment and move towards recovery.
California Energy Commission Reimagining Affordable Mixed-Use Development in a Carbon-Constrained Future 2/2/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/26/2021 for concept; 7/14/2021 for application Funds design of a zero-emission development with residential space integrated with non-residential space.
Graham Foundation Production and Presentation Grants Program 2/5/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/25/2021 Assists with production and presentation of significant programs about architecture and the designed environment.
FFAR New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award 2/10/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/3/2021 for nominations; 5/5/2021 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.
USDA Equipment Grant Program 2/11/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/16/2021 EGP serves to increase access to shared-use special purpose equipment/instruments for research.
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) 2/17/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/7/2021 UC Berkeley is eligible to apply under Track 1, Track 2, and Collaborative Planning .
Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering 2/23/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/15/2021 for nominations; 4/20/2021 for applications 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.
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.