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Limited Submission Programs

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 Matthew Andrews in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at 643-1795 or 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 INCLUDES Initiative - Design and Development Launch Pilots

see CALmessages notice for limit
12/12/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on December 12, 2016, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
2/14/2017 for required preliminary proposal

5/16/2017 for invited proposal
NSF is soliciting proposals for the FY 2017 NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) Design and Development Launch Pilots.
NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10), High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10), and Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10)

see CALmessages notice for limit
2/9/2017

Principal investigators who plan to submit an application to SIG, HEI, or SIFAR must send notifications of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on February 9, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/31/2017
The S10 Instrumentation Grant 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 basic, translational, or clinical areas of biomedical/behavioral research.
NSF ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

see CALmessages notice for limit
2/16/2017

Those who intend to submit UC Berkeley-led IT track preliminary proposals should send concepts to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on February 16, 2017, including: all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
4/14/2017 for required preliminary proposal for IT

1/17/2018 for proposal
The Institutional Transformation (IT) track supports the development of innovative organizational change strategies to produce comprehensive change within one two- or four-year academic institution. This campus announcement is for the IT track only.
NIMHD Specialized Centers of Excellence for Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54)

one application per institution
2/23/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led application should send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on February 23, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/15/2017

NIMHD intends to solicit applications for specialized COE awards to conduct research, research education, and community engagement research activities focused on minority health or reducing health disparities.
Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions

see CALmessages notice for limit
2/23/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led LOI should send their concepts toltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am February 23, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
4/14/2017 for letters of inquiry

8/14/2017 for invited proposals
This new initiative will provide grants to Bay Area organizations to commission new works in the performing arts from exceptional artists from around the world. In 2017, commissions will focus on music composition.
NSF Tomorrow's Internet Project Office (TIPOFF)

see CALmessages notice for limit
3/8/2017

If you plan to participate in a lead role on a UC Berkeley proposal or as a subawardee, send a campus application to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on March 8, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/2/2017

TIPOFF will provide leadership and administrative oversight in developing, deploying, and operating innovative mid-scale computing research infrastructure to meet evolving research community needs and align with emerging national priorities.
NIH NLM Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01)

one application per institution
3/9/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on March 9, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/1/2017

The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage, and use data and information about their personal health.
NIGMS Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate - Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) (T34)

one application per institution
3/10/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am March 10, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/24/2017

next deadline: 5/24/2018
The program is designed to provide structured training programs to prepare high-achieving, underrepresented students for doctoral programs in biomedical research fields.
NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

see CALmessages notice for limit
3/14/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am March 14, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/2/2017
Grants help small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections.
NEA Art Works: Creativity Connects Projects

see CALmessages notice for limits
3/15/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led application should send a campus application to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on March 15, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/4/2017
Creativity Connects initiative, which supports collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships between arts and non-arts sectors.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
3/17/2017 for applications due 4/21/2017; 3/22/2017 for applications due 3/29/2017, 4/18/2017, 4/28/2017, and 5/1/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on the deadlines listed, including: Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
4/21/2017
Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII)
3/29/2017, 4/18/2017 Promoting Women’s Leadership and Gender Inclusive Policies in the Middle East and North Africa
4/28/2017 Pakistan Annual Program Statement for Cultural Affairs
5/1/2017 Promoting Human Rights Legislation in Pakistan
SAMHSA International PEPFAR Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC)

one application per country per organization
3/17/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am March 17, including: Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Country of interest, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
4/25/2017
SAMHSA is accepting applications to establish ATTC programs in Vietnam, Ukraine, and South Africa as part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
USDA NIFA Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program

one application per institution for the EIP Area
3/24/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am March 24, including: Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
5/9/2017
The application limit is only on the Extension Implementation Program Area. Those who are interested in applying to the Applied Research and Development Program Area do not need to notify VCRO.
Justice Department Changing Minds: Professional Development and Public Education to Address Children Exposed to Violence and Childhood Trauma

one application per category per entity
3/27/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am March 17, including: Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Category of interest, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
5/2/2017
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is seeking applications for funding under the fiscal year2017 Changing Minds: Professional Development and Public Education to Address Children Exposed to Violence and Childhood Trauma.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
3/28/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu 9:00 am March 28, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/15/2017
Community Solutions Program
5/15/2017 Program to End Modern Slavery
Aetna Foundation Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program

one application per organization
3/29/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on March 29, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
4/14/2017 for Stage 1 applications

6/16/2017 for Stage 2 applications
The program is geared specifically to local nonprofit organizations that work with underserved, low-income, and minority populations in the continental U.S.
NIH NIBIB Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED)

one application per institution
3/30/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am March 30, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/24/2017

next deadline: 5/24/2018, 5/24/2019
The program will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences and Mentoring Activities for underrepresented undergraduate freshmen and sophomores in a STEM field, especially those fields which broadly impact bioengineering.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
3/30/2017 for applications due 4/26/2017, 4/7/2017 for applications due 5/22/2017 and 5/23/2017, 4/10/2017 for applications due 5/24/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu 9:00 am on the deadlines listed, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
4/26/2017
Global Religious Freedoms - Europe and East Asia and the Pacific
5/22/2017 Supporting Libya’s Political Transition
5/22/2017 U.S. - Pakistan Professional Partnership for Journalists in Urdu Program
5/23/2017 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program with Pakistan
5/23/2017 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Comparative Public Policymaking
5/24/2017 Sports Visitor and Sports Envoy Program
Justice Department NIJ FY17 Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence

one application per entity
4/6/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led application should send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am April 6, including: Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
5/9/2017
National Institute of Justice is seeking applications to assist in defraying the costs associated with postconviction case review, evidence location, and DNA testing in violent felony cases where the results of such testing might show actual innocence.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
4/7/2017 for applications due 4/12/2017 and 5/5/2017, 4/11/2017 for applications due 5/29/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu 9:00 am on the deadlines listed, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
4/12/2017 for intent to apply
Leaders for Democracy Fellowships
5/5/2017 Youth Empowerment and Teamwork through Baseball - A Sports Diplomacy Program for the State of Chihuahua, Mexico
5/29/2017 Encouraging Citizen Participation in the NEA Region
National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program

one application per organization
4/10/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on April 10, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
6/26/2017
The program provides funding for results-oriented on-the-ground projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests and Grasslands.
CalRecycle Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant Program

two applications per entity
4/11/2017

Send notifications of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on April 11, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/25/2017
The purpose is to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by expanding existing capacity or establishing new facilities in California that use California-generated postconsumer recycled fiber, plastic, or glass to manufacture products.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
4/12/2017 for applications due 4/25/2017, 4/14/2017 for applications due 5/29/2017, 4/17/2017 for applications due 5/31/2017 and 6/1/2017, 4/18/2017 for applications due 6/5/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu 9:00 am on the deadlines listed, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
4/25/2017 for intent to apply
Regional Assistance Program 2
5/29/2017 Youth Ambassadors Program
5/31/2017 Financial Management Capacity Building for Implementing Partners IRF
6/1/2017 U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program
6/5/2017 Comprehensive Programming to Address and Respond to Gender-based Violence in Laos and Nepal Initiative
6/5/2017 Global Programming Consortium to Advance the Status of Women and Girls
6/5/2017 Research and Training on Illicit Markets for Iraqi and Syrian Art and Antiquities
USDA Mobile Technology for CN Innovation Laboratory

one proposal per organization
4/17/2017

Submit a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on April 17, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
6/5/2017
The Food and Nutritional Service is soliciting applications from academic or research institutions to support the creation of a Mobile Technology for Children Nutrition Research Innovation Laboratory.
Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards Program

see CALmessages notice for limit
4/24/2017

Send Letters of Intent (LOIs) to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on April 24, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/15/2017 for LOIs,

6/30/2017 for invited proposals
The Ono Pharma Foundation has invited UC Berkeley to nominate candidates for this program for new scientific research projects that could ultimately transform human health in two fields: Chemical Biology Research and Oligonucleotide Medicine Research.
USDA Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)

one application per organization
4/26/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am April 26, including: Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
6/8/2017
WAMS supports research and extension activities that increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas who will pursue and complete a postsecondary degree in STEM disciplines.
DHS FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program

one application per institution, ; three projects under each activity area
4/28/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 18, including: Name of funding opportunity; Name of the lead PI; Activity area of interest (FP&S or R&D) and corresponding project category of interest; Descriptive title or sentence on the tentative focus of the project; Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
5/19/2017
Grants are offered to support projects in two activities: 1) Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Activity and 2) Firefighter Safety Research and Development (R&D) Activity.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
4/28/2017 for applications due 6/1/2017, 5/1/2017 for applications due 6/6/2017 and 6/7/2017, 5/5/2017 for applications due 6/202017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu 9:00 am on the deadlines listed, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
6/1/2017
Advancing Civic Engagement through the Assessment of Public Opinion
6/1/2017 Creating Greater Economic Wealth through the Handicraft Value Chain in Tunisia
6/6/2017 Entrepreneurship in the MENA Region
6/7/2017 Increasing Womens Political Participation in Kuwait
6/5/2017 Annual Program Statement—Punjab
HRSA Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
5/1/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu 9:00 am on May 1, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
6/12/2017
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program
6/12/2017 Health Workforce for HIV and Chronic Disease Service Delivery Global Initiative
6/12/2017 Optimizing Momentum Toward Sustainable Epidemic Control
DHS S&T Center of Excellence to Address Biological Threats and Hazards - Center Lead

one application per university
5/1/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led application should send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on May 1, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
8/4/2017
The CBTS COE will research and develop solutions, protocols, and capabilities to support DHS operations that detect, assess, and respond to known and unknown biological threats and hazards that could adversely impact the Nation’s people, agriculture, and economy.
Campbell Foundation Healthy Ocean Ecosystems Program

one application per organization every other year
5/2/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on May 2, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
6/30/2017
The Foundation allocates the resources of its Pacific Coast office to projects in: Sustainable Fisheries (Domestic/Western US), Protection of Special Places (Domestic/Western US), Land-Sea Connection/ Water Quality (Northern California), and Communication of Ocean Conservation Issues.
American Diabetes Association Pathway Awards

see CALmessages notice for limit
5/8/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on May 8, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
7/3/2017
This program supports innovative basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, behavioral, or health services research relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or diabetes complication.
EPA Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program

see CALmessages notice for limit
5/11/2017

Send notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on May 11, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
6/20/2017
EPA is soliciting proposals for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure.
NSF Competition for the Management and Operation of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

one proposal per organization
5/15/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by May 15, including: Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
8/7/2017
NCAR is a center of excellence located in Boulder, CO supporting the atmospheric, geospace and broader Earth sciences communities.
NEA Art Works

see CALmessages notice for limits
5/18/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on May 18, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
7/13/2017
The program funds projects that consist of one or more specific events or activities that deepen and extend arts’ value.
NSF ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

see CALmessages notice for limit
5/22/2017

Those who intend to submit an Adaptation letter of intent (LOI) and full proposal should send concepts to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on May 22, 2017, including: all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
8/9/2017 for required LOI for Adaptation

9/13/2017 for proposal
NSF  is soliciting proposals in multiple program tracks for ADVANCE. This campus announcement is for the Adaptation track only.
Amgen Foundation

one LOI per department per 12-month period
not applicable

Please 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

Please contact the Vice Chancellor for Research Office (ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) if you are interested in submitting a proposal.
open
The Foundation 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.