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 5/18/2021

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.
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 3/18/2021 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 8/2/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/4/2021 for LOI; 1/25/2022 for proposal NSF INCLUDES will support the establishment and growth of new Alliances.
NSF 2024 American National Election Study Competition (ANES) 9/6/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/20/2021 for LOI; 12/10/2021 for proposal NSF expects to make 1-2 awards for 2024 ANES, a comprehensive longitudinal data collection.
Moore Inventor Fellows Program 10/18/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/12/2021 for nominations; 12/13/2021 for proposals Supports creative thinkers working in novel areas.
NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) 11/1/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/19/2022 Supports acquisition and development of multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training.
Vallee Scholar Awards 11/4/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
12/1/2021 for nomination; 2/2/2022 for application UC Berkeley has been invited to nominate one junior faculty member in the basic biomedical sciences.
CLIR Recordings at Risk 11/10/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
12/15/2021 Supports the digitization of rare and unique audio and audiovisual content.
NSF National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes 11/15/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/14/2022 for preproposals, for 5/13/2022 proposals This multi-agency effort invites proposals for institutes that focus on one of six themes.
Keck Foundation Grants in Medical Research and Science and Engineering 11/29/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/2/2022 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.
NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships 12/6/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/1/2022 for preproposals; 8/29/2022 for proposals Supports exceptionally innovative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards.
NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01) 12/8/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/24/2022 Supports Early Stage Investigators in the environmental health sciences.
NIGMS Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32) 12/8/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/26/2022 Supports institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-based approaches to biomedical training and mentoring.
NEH National Digital Newspaper Program 12/9/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/13/2022 Accepts applications to create a digital resource of historically significant newspapers.
Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program 12/13/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/4/2022 for LOI; 3/30/2022 for application UC Berkeley has been invited to nominate one faculty member to submit a letter of intent.
DOE Computational Chemical Sciences 12/13/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
1/7/2022 for preapplications; 3/22/2022 for applications Supports small groups and integrated multidisciplinary teams in Computational Chemical Sciences.
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 12/13/2021

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/4/2022 Supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.
Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards Program 1/18/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/17/2022 for LOIs, 5/18/2022 for proposals UC Berkeley has been invited to nominate candidates for research that deals with the interface between chemistry and biology.
NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers 2/16/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/20/2022 for preproposal; 1/22/2022 for proposal Supports materials research of a scope and complexity that would not be feasible under traditional funding of individual research projects.
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.