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 6/1/2021

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 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.
Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grants 1/25/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/1/2022 for preapplication; 7/22/2022 for application Invites applications from research scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer.
DOE Topical Collaborations in Nuclear Theory 2/7/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
2/28/2022 for LOIs; 5/18/2022 for applications Supports research intended to make high-impact contributions in nuclear theory.
NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers 2/16/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/20/2022 for preproposal; 11/22/2022 for proposal Supports materials research of a scope and complexity that would not be feasible under traditional funding of individual research projects.
NIH Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25) 2/28/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/24/2022 Supports creative educational activities for undergraduate freshmen and sophomores from diverse backgrounds
NIGMS Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) 3/1/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/27/2022 Supports deeply integrated, multidisciplinary research teams of three to six PIs.
NSF Research Visioning for Computer and Information Science and Engineering: Future Research Directions for the CISE Community (CISE-RV) 3/8/2022, 3/29/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/10/2022 for LOI; 10/5/2022 for proposal Supports research to advance chemical and materials sciences that underpin clean energy technologies and low-carbon manufacturing.
NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10) and High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) 3/15/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/1/2022 Supports purchase or upgrade of a single item of specialized instrument or integrated instrumentation system.
Creative Work Fund Grant Program 3/16/2022, 3/31/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/18/2022 for LOIs; 8/18/2022 for proposals Invites artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations.
Beckman Scholars Program 3/22/2022, 4/12/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/15/2022 Supports mentored research for undergraduate students in chemistry, biological sciences, or interdisciplinary combinations thereof.
NIGMS Maximizing Access to Research Careers (T34) 3/23/2022, 4/4/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/26/2022 The goal is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates.
NEH Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants 3/28/2022, 4/11/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/17/2022, 9/27/2022 UC Berkeley may submit one application (either Capital Projects or Digital Infrastructure).
DOE Urban Integrated Field Labs 3/29/2022, 4/6/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/19/2022 for preapplication; 6/16/2022 for application Supports climate and environmental predictability across urban regions.
NHGRI Research Experience in Genomic Research for Data Scientists (R25) 3/31/2022, 3/14/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/25/2022 Supports educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences.
NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) 3/31/2022, 4/14/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/13/2022 This campus announcement is for the PFI-Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track.
DOE Artificial Intelligence Research for High Energy Physics 4/7/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
4/21/2022 for LOIs; 5/24/2022 for applications This campus announcement is for seed awards.
Pew Biomedical Scholars 4/12/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/18/2022 for nomination; 9/8/2022 for application Provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.
NIAID Immune Drivers of Autoimmune Disease (U01) 4/13/2022, 5/4/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/1/2022 Focus is on defining the immunologic states and dynamics that drive autoimmune disease
NIH Emergency Award: Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Tribal Data Repository (U24) 4/14/2022, 4/21/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/31/2022 This FOA seeks to fund a single RADx Tribal Data Repository.
DOE Management and Storage of Scientific Data 4/21/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/5/2022 for preapplications; 6/13/2022 for applications The institutional limit only applies to multi-institutional submissions.
Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program 4/25/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/18/2022 for nomination; 9/1/2022 for application Supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer.
DOE Data Visualization for Scientific Discovery, Decision-Making, and Communication 4/26/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/10/2022 for preapplications; 6/21/2022 for applications The institutional limit only applies to multi-institutional submissions.
DOE Mathematical Multifaceted Integrated Capability Centers 4/26/2022, 5/3/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/17/2022 for preapplications; 6/28/2022 for applications UC Berkeley may submit two pre-applications or applications as the lead institution.
DOE Randomized Algorithms for Combinatorial Scientific Computing 4/26/2022, 5/3/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/19/2022 for preapplications; 6/30/2022 for applications UC Berkeley may submit two pre-applications or applications as the lead institution.
Public Interest Technology University Network Year 4 Challenge 4/26/2022, 5/9/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/24/2022 Seeks to encourage new ideas, foster collaborations, and incentivize resource- and information-sharing among Network members.
DOE EXPRESS: 2022 Exploratory Research for Extreme Scale Science 4/27/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
5/12/2022 for preapplications; 6/13/2022 for applications Supports research in scientific computing and extreme-scale science.
Commerce Department EDA Build to Scale Program 4/27/2022, 5/4/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/13/2022 Funds organizations aiding companies in developing the next generation of technologies.
USDA Equipment Grants Program 5/2/2022

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.
Conservation, Food and Health Foundation Grants 5/2/2022, 5/23/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/1/2022 for concept application; 9/3/2022 for proposal Seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
NSF ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions 5/4/2022, 6/1/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/1/2022 - 10/5/2023 (see 3/18/2022 notice) This announcement is for the IT-Preliminary, Adaptation, Catalyst, and Partnership tracks.
Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award 5/5/2022, 5/16/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/23/2022 for LOI; 10/4/2022 for application UC Berkeley has been invited to nominate one senior faculty member.
Keck Foundation Grants in Medical Research and Science and Engineering 5/16/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/1/2022 for Phase I; 2/15/2023 for Phase II UC Berkeley may submit up to two Phase I proposals: one in Medical Research and one in Science and Engineering.
NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) 5/16/2022, 6/1/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/26/2022 Supports educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to pursue further studies or careers in research.
American Diabetes Association Pathway Awards 5/17/2022, 6/15/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/1/2022 Supports ideas and approaches that will lead to ground-breaking discoveries in diabetes prevention, management and cures.
William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Program 5/18/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/15/2022 for letters; 7/6/2022 for applications Supports research in social, behavioral, and health sciences to improve the lives of young people in the U.S.
Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grants 5/24/2022, 6/14/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
7/22/2022 Supports research scientists in the early stage of their careers whose primary focus is breast cancer.
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grants for Biomedical Research 5/24/2022, 6/14/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
8/1/2022 Supports early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research with potential to advance understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program 5/25/2022, 6/15/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/6/2022 Supports any interdisciplinary or convergent research theme of national priority.
DOED Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad 7/25/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/14/2022, 7/13/2022 Provides opportunities for research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.
NEH Summer Stipends 6/8/2022, 6/29/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
9/21/2022 Supports continuous full-time work on a humanities project for two consecutive months.
NSF Regional Innovation Engines 7/25/2022

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
6/30/2022, 8/31/2022, 9/29/2022, 2023 The program catalyzes and fosters innovation ecosystems across the U.S.
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.