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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation FIB-Milling Sample Preparation for Cellular CryoET 2/17/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/16/2021 for eligibility determination; 6/11/2021 for proposals Funds procurement of equipment as part of a larger cellular Cryo-ET workflow. Applicants may include technology development efforts.
DOE Chemical Upcycling of Polymers 2/23/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/10/2021 for preapplications; 5/12/2021 for applications Supports efforts that advance chemical upcycling of polymers and circular design of next-generation plastics.
NSF Enabling Quantum Leap: Quantum Interconnect Challenges for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems 3/1/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/12/2021 for preproposal; 6/14/2021 for proposal Supports interdisciplinary teams exploring ideas in the area of quantum interconnects.
Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grants 3/11/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/1/2021 for preapplication; 7/23/2021 for application Invites applications from research scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer.
DOE Materials and Chemical Sciences Research for Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide 3/16/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
3/30/2021 for preapplications; 5/16/2021 for applications Supports efforts to advance understanding of the capture of carbon dioxide.
NMFS West Coast Region Education and Outreach Program 3/17/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/26/2021 Supports projects that educate, engage and inspire the community to play a role in conservation of WCR marine resources.
NIGMS Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) 3/18/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/27/2021 Supports deeply integrated, multidisciplinary research teams of three to six PIs.
NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10) and High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) 3/22/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/1/2021 Supports purchase or upgrade of a single item of specialized instrument or integrated instrumentation system.
NIH Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25) 3/23/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/24/2021 Supports creative educational activities for undergraduate freshmen and sophomores from diverse backgrounds
DOE Integrated Computational and Data Infrastructure (ICDI) for Scientific Discovery 3/24/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/2/2021 for LOIs; 5/14/2021 for applications Accepting applications to create an advanced ICDI program.
DOE Entanglement Management and Control in Transparent Optical Quantum Networks 3/29/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/5/2021 for LOIs; 5/17/2021 for applications Supports projects to advance understanding of how entanglement operates in quantum networks.
DOE Chemical and Materials Sciences Research on Rare Earth and Platinum Group Elements 3/29/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/12/2021 for preapplications; 6/9/2021 for applications Supports research on materials and molecules containing rare earth elements and platinum group elements.
NIGMS Maximizing Access to Research Careers (T34) 3/30/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/26/2021 Supports effective, evidence-based approaches to biomedical training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise.
DOE Data Science to Advance Chemical and Materials Sciences 3/31/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/14/2021 for preapplications; 6/1/2021 for applications Accepting applications to understand and predict complex and multiscale phenomena in chemical and materials systems.
DOE EXPRESS: Randomized Algorithms for Extreme-Scale Science 4/2/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/16/2021 for preapplications, 5/19/2021 for applications Supports exploration of randomized algorithms for scientific computing and extreme-scale science.
NEH Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants 4/2/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/18/2021, 9/18/2021 UC Berkeley may submit only one application (either Capital Projects or Digital Infrastructure).
NSF Scholarships in STEM Network 4/12/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/16/2021 for LOIs; 6/16/2021 for proposals Funds an S-STEM Resource and Evaluation Center and several S-STEM Research Hubs.
DOE Flow Battery Systems Manufacturing 4/12/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/29/2021 for concept papers; 6/30/2021 for applications This FOA will advance the manufacturability of mid-sized flow battery systems.
Pew Biomedical Scholars 4/12/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/17/2021 for nomination; 9/1/2021 for application Provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.
DOE Data-Intensive Scientific Machine Learning and Analysis 4/13/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/23/2021 for preapplications, 5/27/2021 for applications Supports approaches in development and use of AI and machine learning for scientific insights from massive data.
NLM Institutional Grants for Research Training in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (T15) 4/14/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/14/2021 Supports predoctoral and postdoctoral training.
NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) 4/14/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/14/2021 This campus announcement is for the PFI-Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track.
USAID Higher Education Partnership Initiative 4/15/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/24/2021 Seeking concept notes to address Indonesia’s development challenges.
DHS Insider Threats in American Law Enforcement 4/19/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/16/2021 Accepting applications to provide scientific evidence to address domestic law enforcement agency insider threats.
NEH American Rescue Plan: Humanities Organizations 4/19/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/14/2021 Assists organizations working in the humanities that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
NLM Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01) 4/19/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/31/2021 Supports novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health.
DOE Data Reduction for Science 4/22/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/6/2021 for preapplications, 6/4/2021 for applications Supports development and use of data reduction techniques and algorithms.
Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program 4/26/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/17/2021 for nomination;
9/9/2021 for application
Supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer.
VentureWell Faculty Grants 4/27/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/27/2021 Supports courses and programs that incorporate key environmental sustainability design concepts.
NIAID Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) (U19) and Coordinating Center (U01) 5/3/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/4/2021 Solicits applications to participate in a network of human immunology profiling research groups in the area of infectious diseases, including HIV.
Lever for Change Stronger Democracy Award 5/3/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/22/2021 Seeks bold solutions that will drive structural reform to help our government represent its citizens.
NCATS Screening for Conditions by Electronic Nose Technology (SCENT) (U01) 5/7/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/10/2021 Supports development of biosensing and detection technologies for VOC signatures of diseases from human skin and vital signs.
1907 Trailblazer Award 5/10/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/15/2021
Aims to improve knowledge and outcomes of psychiatric illness through brain-mind research.
Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award 5/17/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/24/2021 for LOI; 10/5/2021 for application UC Berkeley has been invited to nominate one senior faculty member.
Keck Foundation Grants in Medical Research and Science and Engineering 5/18/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/1/2021 for Phase I; 2/15/2022 for Phase II UC Berkeley may submit up to two Phase I proposals: one in Medical Research and one in Science and Engineering.
Public Interest Technology University Network Year 3 Challenge 5/19/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/15/2021 Seeks to encourage new ideas, foster collaborations, and incentivize resource- and information-sharing among Network members.
NSF ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions 6/1/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/2/2021 - 10/7/2022 (see notice) This announces is for the Institutional Transformation, Adaptation, Partnership, and Catalyst tracks.
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.