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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
State Department and USAID Funding Opportunities
6/17/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/30/2019
American Center Nairobi Program and Outreach Support
7/1/2019
General Education Activity in BiH (TABLA)
7/3/2019
Measuring U.S. Investment in Kenya
7/5/2019
U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund
7/18/2019
Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) Support
8/1/2019
U.S. Embassy Colombo Public Affairs Section Grants Program
8/1/2019
U.S. Embassy Colombo Public Affairs Section Grants Program
8/2/2019
Supporting Local Governance and Civil Society in Syria
9/20/2019
DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement
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.
State Department and Labor Department Funding Opportunities
7/15/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/31/2019
Media Training for Minority Journalists
7/31/2019
Young Advocates for Human Rights Exchange Program
8/6/2019
Design And Implementation of the English Access Microscholarship Program
8/16/2019
Strengthening the U.S.-Iraq Relationship through Higher Education Partnerships
8/26/2019
Equal Access to Quality Jobs for Women and Girls (EQUAL)
8/26/2019
Statement of Interest and Capacity
State Department Funding Opportunities
7/16/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/31/2019
Algeria Entrepreneurship and Employment
7/31/2019
Facilitating Agricultural Results, Modernization, and Educational Resources (FARMER)
7/31/2019
Youth Leadership and Teacher Professional Development Program with Bosnia and Herzegovina - US Partner
8/2/2019
Supporting Local Governance and Civil Society in Syria
8/9/2019
Conflict Assessment and Pilot Project along Tanzania/Kenya Coastal Border
8/16/2019
Political Instability Risks in the Western Balkans
8/31/2019
Journalism Summer School
USDA Funding Opportunities
7/17/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/20/2019
WIC Special Project Innovation Grant
8/30/2019
WIC Breastfeeding Support Campaign
Searle Scholars Program
7/24/2019

See the CALmessages notice for application instructions.
9/27/2019
Supports assistant professors pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.
NIA Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30)
7/26/2019

See the CALmessages notice for application instructions.
10/2/2019
Awards are designed to develop or strengthen programs that focus and sustain progress in a key area of aging research.
State Department and USAID Funding Opportunities
7/30/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/16/2019
Themed Digital Storytelling at Kenya's American Spaces
8/16/2019
Entrepreneurship MOOC Camps at Kenya's American Spaces
8/19/2019
Enhancing Predictions of Political Violence – Developing Women, Peace, and Security Indicators
8/19/2019
5 Ws of Cybersecurity
9/3/2019
Inclusive Socio-Economic Development in Beni Mellal-Khenifra, Morocco
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Funding Opportunities
8/1/2019

See the CALmessages notice for application instructions.
9/30/2019
Curatorial Research Grants
9/30/2019
Digital Project Grants
NEH Summer Stipends
8/5/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/25/2019
Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.
State Department Funding Opportunities
8/7/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/21/2019
Building Capacity to Counter Violent Extremism in Mozambique
8/23/2019
Building Regional Resilience in the Western Balkans
9/1/2019
NEA/PPD Syria Notice of Funding Opportunity
9/6/2019
Investing in the Liberated University of: Anbar, Fallujah, Mosul, Tikrit
Justice Department and Labor Department Funding Opportunities
8/8/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/23/2019
Re-Employment Support and Training for the Opioid Related Epidemic, RESTORE Grant Program
8/27/2019
Resource Center on Workplace Response to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award
8/12/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/11/2019 for LOI

10/23/2019 for application
The award recognizes early-career scholars conducting basic biomedical research in the fields of cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.
DHS Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research
8/12/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/13/2019
DHS is requesting applications through the Office of University Programs to establish a new Center of Excellence.
USAID/Uganda Biodiversity for Resilience Activity
8/16/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/5/2019
Activities will support community wildlife conservancies and protected area management while promoting market-based solutions to improve stewardship of the natural resources necessary to sustain economic development.
Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Initiative
8/16/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/16/2019 for LOIs

10/1/2019 for proposals
Funds research projects to improve the health, general well-being, and safety of student-athletes at all Pac-12 member institutions.
NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)
8/19/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/13/2019
Awards support exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period.
EPA Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grant
8/19/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/20/2019
EPA seeks proposals to conduct research and provide technical assistance to EWDJT grantees.
NSF Research Experiences for Teachers in Engineering and Computer Science
8/20/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/18/2019
Supports summer research experiences with engineering and computer science faculty researchers..
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.
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE)
8/21/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/27/2019
Supports the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training.
NIA Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center (U24)
8/26/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/22/2019
NIA invites applications to develop and maintain a Coordinating Center.
NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
8/27/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/6/2019
Supports six types of projects: Pilots and Feasibility Studies; Research in Service to Practice; Innovations in Development; Broad Implementation; Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses; and Conferences.
NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)
8/28/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/25/2019
The over-arching goal is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce.
NSF Critical-Zone Collaborative Network
9/2/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
12/2/2019
NSF is soliciting proposals to establish an adaptive and responsive research network that supports investigations of the Earth’s Critical Zone.
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.
EPA Chesapeake Bay Optimization Tool Development
9/3/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/30/2019
Projects should address investigation, development, programming, testing, and implementation of an optimization system built around the Chesapeake Assessment and Scenario Tool model.
Justice Department Academic-Based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
9/5/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/4/2019
DOJ is seeking applications to reduce the frequency of officer and subject injuries.
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
EPA National Farmworker Training Program
9/10/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/15/2019
The Office of Pesticide Programs seeks applications for a pesticide safety program.
Justice Department Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Program
9/10/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/15/2019
This announcement is for Category 2: Proactive Programs funding only.
NSF Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research
9/23/2019

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/5/2019
NSF is soliciting proposals from organizations willing to serve as service providers within the Innovative High-Performance Computing program.
NSF 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.
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.