The chart below lists previously announced programs. For active limited submission programs, see the Limited Submission Programs. 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.

Program Previous Campus Application Deadline to VCRO Previous Agency Deadline Program Synopsis
Sloan Foundation Call for New Program Areas 3/23/2020

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4/15/2020
Seeking ideas for new program areas to either start a new field of science or make an important advance in an existing area in the physical and/or life sciences.
DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers 12/2/2019, 12/9/2019

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1/16/2020 for preapplications

4/21/2020 for applications
Supports integrated, multi-disciplinary teams performing fundamental science in: environmental management, quantum information science, microelectronics, and polymer upcycling.
EPA Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program 3/30/2020

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4/30/2020 Accepting applications to reduce or eliminate pollutants from entering the environment prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal.
Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminars 4/7/2020

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5/4/2020 Supports comparative research on historical and contemporary topics of major scholarly significance.
DOE Measurement Innovations for Fusion Energy and Plasmas 4/1/2020

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3/20/2020 for preapplications

5/6/2020 for applications
Supports development of diagnostic techniques and their application to new, unexplored, or unfamiliar plasma regimes or scenarios.
NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations 4/27/2020

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5/11/2020 Supports at-risk humanities positions and projects that have been impacted by the coronavirus.
NEH Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants 4/6/2020

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5/15/2020 UC Berkeley may submit only one application (either Capital Projects or Digital Infrastructure).
DOD STEM Educational Outreach Program 4/20/2020

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5/18/2020 Applicants will engage and improve Grades K-12 Plus STEM skills through outreach programs and support services on a national level.
NSF Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences 10/23/2019

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12/19/2019 for preliminary proposals;
5/20/2020 for proposals
Supports astronomical projects, facilities, and other activities within a cost range up to $30 million.
NIGMS Maximizing Access to Research Careers (T34) 4/9/2020

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5/21/2020 Supports effective, evidence-based approaches to biomedical training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise.
USDA Methyl Bromide Transition Program 4/30/2020

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5/22/2020 Supports discovery and implementation of practical pest management alternatives to methyl bromide.
DOE Research to Enable Fuels From Sunlight 3/2/2020, 3/13/2020

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4/5/2020 for LOIs;
5/27/2020 for application
Supports projects to advance fundamental knowledge for solar fuels production via artificial photosynthesis approaches.
NIGMS Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) 3/25/2020

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5/27/2020 Supports deeply integrated, multidisciplinary research teams of three to six PIs.
1907 Trailblazer Award 4/6/2020

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4/30/2020 for selections;
5/31/2020 for applications
The award encourages high-impact, step-change approaches to research in the brain and mind sciences for mental health.
NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10),High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10), and Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10) 3/16/2020

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6/1/2020 The programs provide funds to purchase or upgrade expensive, specialized, state-of-the-art, commercially available instruments that can only be justified on a shared use basis and that are needed for NIH-supported projects in biomedical/behavioral research.
EPA Children’s Healthy Learning Environments 5/8/2020

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6/1/2020 Supports capacity building to address children’s environmental health in school and childcare settings.
USDA Crop Protection and Pest Management 5/25/2020

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6/8/2020 Supports projects to address regional and/or national integrated pest management priorities.
IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries 5/22/2020

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6/12/2020 Supports the role of museums and libraries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
DARPA ADvanced Acclimation and Protection Tool for Environmental Readiness (ADAPTER) 4/27/2020

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6/18/2020 The program will develop an implantable or ingestible bioelectronic carrier for the human body.
CDC Developing and Disseminating Strategies to Build Sustainable Lupus Awareness, Knowledge, Skills, and Partnerships 5/28/2020

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6/26/2020 Addresses several persisting gaps and inequities related to lupus.
NIH Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25) 4/2/2020

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6/29/2020 (was 5/28/2020) Accepting applications to enhance biomedical engineering design education.
NEA Grants for Arts 6/4/2020

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7/9/2020 NEA is soliciting applications for the Grants for Arts program.
FEMA Homeland Security National Training Program - Continuing Training Grants 6/18/2020

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7/9/2020 Must currently administer an existing training program or have demonstrable expertise relevant to the selected focus area(s).
Public Interest Technology University Network Year 2 Challenge 5/18/2020

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7/16/2020 Seeks to encourage new ideas, foster collaborations, and incentivize resource- and information-sharing among Network members.
Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grants 3/12/2020

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3/24/2020 for preapplication;
7/24/2020 for application
BCA invites research scientists at any stage of their careers whose primary focus is breast cancer to apply.
Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grants 6/22/2020

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7/24/2020 Invites research scientists in the early stage of their careers whose primary focus is breast cancer to apply.
NIH Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25) 7/2/2020

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7/24/2020 Supports creative educational activities for undergraduate freshmen and sophomores from diverse backgrounds
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grants for Biomedical Research 6/23/2020

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8/1/2020 Supports early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to advance understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.
NSF Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Competition 5/27/2020

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6/28/2020 for LOI;
8/4/2020 for proposal
Supports the collection of the NSF-funded content in the 2021 and 2023 waves of the PSID.
HUD Alternative Methods For Calculating Fair Market Rents 6/24/2020

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8/4/2020 Accepting applications to study alternative methods for calculating Fair Market Rents in rental markets with rapidly rising rents.
NEA Our Town 7/1/2020

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8/6/2020 Supports projects in: Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, Design, and Artist and Creative Industry Support.
NIH RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center (U24) 7/2/2020

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8/7/2020 Funds a CDCC as a part of the NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations initiative.
NICHD Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (P50) 6/2/2020

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8/14/2020 Offers research center grants to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration IDD.
NSF General Social Survey (GSS) Competition 5/20/2020

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6/1/2020 for LOI;
8/17/2020 for proposal
NSF expects to make one award to support the 2022 and 2024 GSS and the U.S. component of the ISSP survey.
DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA 6/18/2020

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6/25/2020 for concept paper; 8/26/2020 for application Accepting high-impact, early- to mid-stage applied research proposals to enhance manufacturing competitiveness.
NIAID Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19) 7/13/2020

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8/28/2020 Supports centers that integrate clinical and translational research.
Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program 4/23/2020

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5/18/2020 for nomination;
9/3/2020 for application
Supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer.
NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5) and NIH Director’s Emergency Early Independence Awards (DP5) 7/21/2020

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9/4/2020
Awards support exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Emergency awards are for COVID-19-related research.
USAID Intelligent Forecasting 8/3/2020

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9/8/2020 The overall goal is to ensure appropriate stocking of contraceptives and family planning supplies.
Pew Biomedical Scholars 4/16/2020

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5/18/2020 for nomination;
9/10/2020 for application
Provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.
HUD Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants 8/12/2020

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9/14/2020 Supports struggling neighborhoods with distressed public and/or HUD-assisted housing.
NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (P30) 6/3/2020

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9/15/2020 The objectives are to foster highly interactive, cutting-edge AD/ADRD research.
EPA Reducing Public Exposure to Indoor Pollutants 8/18/2020

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9/15/2020 Accepting applications to reduce indoor air risks and yield measurable environmental and public health outcomes.
EPA Projects to Advance the Safe Use of Pesticides 8/13/2020

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9/16/2020 Soliciting applications to manage projects in support of safe pesticide use.
NIH Emergency Awards for Detection of SARS-CoV-2 8/18/2020, 8/24/2020

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9/18/2020 Screening for COVID-19 by Electronic-Nose Technology (SCENT) (U18)
9/18/2020 Exosome-based Non-traditional Technologies Towards Multi-Parametric and Integrated Approaches for SARS-CoV-2 (U18)
EPA Supporting Equitable Development and Environmental Justice in Brownfields Communities 8/25/2020

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9/21/2020 Accepting applications to provide technical assistance to communities.
Equality Can’t Wait Challenge 7/21/2020

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9/1/2020 for registration; 9/22/2020 for applications Seeking creative solutions to accelerate progress for women of all backgrounds in the U.S. by expanding their power and influence.
NEH Summer Stipends 6/29/2020

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9/23/2020 Supports continuous full-time work on a humanities project for two consecutive months.
NIAID Tuberculosis Research Units (U19) 7/22/2020

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9/28/2020
TBRUs will operate as a collaborative network to improve understanding of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-host interactions.
Searle Scholars Program 7/20/2020

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9/30/2020 Supports assistant professors in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.
Data.org Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge 6/8/2020

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7/17/2020 for Phase I; 10/2020 for Phase II Supports breakthrough ideas that harness the power of data science to help people and communities thrive.
NIGMS Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12) 7/28/2020

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10/1/2020 The overarching objective is to develop a diverse pool of well-trained biomedical scientists.
NIA Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories for Aging Research (P30) 7/23/2020

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10/2/2020
Supports demonstration projects to improve care and health outcomes for older Americans.
NIA Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30) 7/29/2020

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10/2/2019
Supports programs that focus and sustain progress in a key area of aging research.
Livestrong Solution Grants 9/23/2020

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10/16/2020 Supports projects to develop solutions to overlooked cancer problems.
Labor Department Funding Opportunities 9/18/2020

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10/19/2020 All Hands in Kenya: Advancing Labor Standards through Cooperative Action
10/19/2020 Announcement for Mexico Awareness Raising Project
10/19/2020 Announcement for Strengthening Workers’ Ability to Exercise their Labor Rights in Mexico
Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award 8/11/2020

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9/9/2020 for LOI; 10/21/2020 for application Recognizes early-career scholars conducting basic biomedical research in the fields of cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.
EPA Funding Opportunities 9/16/2020

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10/28/2020 Guidelines for Brownfields Multipurpose (MP) Grants
10/28/2020 Guidelines for Brownfield Assessment Grants
10/28/2020 Guidelines for Brownfield Cleanup Grants
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) 9/28/2020

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11/4/2020 Supports the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training.
VentureWell Faculty Grants 10/16/2020

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11/4/2020 Supports educational courses or programs at the intersection of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship that lead to the creation and support of student teams.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Balance the Equation - A Grand Challenge for Algebra 1 10/20/2020

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11/6/2020 Submissions are invited to develop a pilot study plan with American Institute for Research.
National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program 9/25/2020

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11/9/2020 Supports preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.
CDC Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) Follow up Studies 10/5/2020

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11/10/2020 Accepting applications to gain knowledge about autism spectrum disorder.
NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution: Coordination Hub (HDR Central) 9/21/2020

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11/12/2020 Solicits proposals for a nationwide HDR Coordination Hub.
California Energy Commission California Flexible Load Research and Deployment Hub 10/8/2020

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11/19/2020 The primary focus is on flexible load technology development, advancement, and deployment.
NIEHS Collaborative Centers in Children’s Environmental Health Research and Translation (P2C) 9/15/2020

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11/23/2020 Supports research that focuses on environmental exposures, which influence the healthy development of children.
NSF National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes 9/14/2020, 9/28/2020

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12/4/2020 Continues and expands a multi-agency effort to establish institute-scale AI research.
NIH Martin Delaney Collaboratories for HIV Cure Research (UM1) 10/21/2020

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12/7/2020 Martin Delaney Collaboratories for HIV Cure Research (UM1)
12/7/2020 Martin Delaney Collaboratory for Pediatric HIV Cure Research (UM1)
NEA National Folklife Network 11/12/2020

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12/7/2020 NEA seeks proposals to establish and administer the NFN.
Moore Inventor Fellows Program 10/20/2020

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11/16/2020 for nominations; 12/14/2020 for proposals Supports creative thinkers working in novel areas to enhance scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care.
Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics 8/17/2020

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9/21/2020 for LOI; 1/8/2021 for proposal
Enables junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research.
NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) 10/26/2020

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1/13/2021 This campus limited submission announcement is for the PFI-Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track.
NEH National Digital Newspaper Program 11/19/2020

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1/14/2021 Accepting applications to create a digital resource of historically significant newspapers.
NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions 11/23/2020

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1/14/2021 Helps small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections.
NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) 10/27/2020

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1/19/2021 Supports acquisition and development of multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training.
State Department Funding Opportunities 11/30/2020

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12/21/2020 Applied Research and Evaluation Innovation Fund: Round 1
1/6/2021 Reducing Violence Against Religious Minority Communities in Brazil
1/15/2021 Annual Program Statement for Statements of Interest for Human Rights, Accountability, and Access to Information in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
1/21/2021 TechWomen Program
HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals 11/18/2020

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1/21/2021 The purpose is to increase the supply of behavioral health professionals.
USDA Women and Minorities in STEM Fields 11/30/2020

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1/21/2021 Supports research, education/teaching, and extension projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in STEM.
       

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