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Sponsored Projects

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, if a researcher should identify a limited submission that does not appear to have been announced, 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.


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 Selected Proposals to SPO Agency Deadline Program Synopsis
Feminist Review Trust Grants

one application per organization per round
1/8/2016, 4/8/2016, 8/12/2016

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the internal round deadlines above. Notifications should include the following information: Name of the funding opportunity; Name of the Lead PI; Round of interest (i.e., 1, 2, or 3); Descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus of the project; and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
1/22/2016, 5/23/2016, 9/23/2016
1/31/2016, 5/31/2016, 9/30/2016
The Feminist Review Trust gives grants to projects in the UK and internationally that support women. These grants represent the diversity of women’s lives globally and support the creativity which with women fight the inequalities they face. See program guidelines for more information, including types of applications not funded.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Regional Conservation Partnership Program

one application for a single project proposal per eligible partner
3/31/2016

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by March 31. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Fund pool of interest, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
5/3/2016 for required preproposal

9/12/2016 for invited proposal
5/10/2016 for required preproposal

9/19/2016 for invited proposal
NRCS seeks to co-invest with partners in innovative, workable, and cost-effective approaches to benefit farming, ranching, and forest operations, local economies, and the communities and resources in a watershed or other geographic area.
Moore Inventor Fellows Program

two nominations per invited institution

CALmessages notice
4/1/2016 4/11/2016

Candidates wishing to be considered should provide a CV, a one-page budget, and a two-page summary of their proposed invention, which should include a description of the potential for impact in an area of interest to the Moore Foundation, i.e. natural science, environmental conservation, and patient experience and care to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by Monday, April 11, 2016. Since the Moore Foundation requires a $50,000 contribution in annual direct support of the inventor’s work by the host institution, please indicate potential departmental or other funding sources that will support your work.
4/22/2016 for campus nominations

8/23/2016 for invited second-stage information
5/1/2016 for campus nominations

8/30/2016 for invited second-stage information

The program is a new competition to identify outstanding early-stage inventors in the areas of natural science, environmental conservation, and patient experience and care. Nominations must describe how the Fellow will be able to devote at least 50% of his/her time to the invention. Candidates must be within ten years of receiving the terminal degree in their field (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D.) and can be tenure-line faculty, teaching faculty, research scientists, postdocs or other full-time affiliates of the university.
NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)

one preliminary proposal as lead institution per organization

CALmessages notice
4/20/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on April 20, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references), with attention to 4c through 4e of the project description guidelines in the full program solicitation (p. 6; Section V.A.I). VCRO encourages center concepts that effectively articulate the synergies of the multiple Interdisciplinary Research Groups working together as a center.; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
6/24/2016 for required preliminary proposal

11/23/2016 for invited proposal
7/1/2016 for required preliminary proposal

12/2/2016 for invited proposal
MRSECs provide sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. An MRSEC must contain a minimum of two and maximum of three Interdisciplinary Research Groups.
DOED IES Pathways to the Education Sciences Research Training Program

one application per institution
5/2/2016

Those interested in submitting an application should submit a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by May 2. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Anticipated partner MSI, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
7/28/2016
8/4/2016

5/19/2016 for letters of intent
For FY 2017, grants will be awarded to minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and other institutions of higher education in partnership with MSIs. This campus announcement is for Pathways Training Program applications only.
DOE Modular Chemical Process Intensification Institute for Clean Energy Manufacturing

one concept paper and one full application per entity as prime applicant; no limit as collaborator on other applications
5/16/2016

Those interested should send a brief notification intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by May 16, 2016. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit concept paper/application.
6/8/2016 for concept paper

8/10/2016 for application
6/15/2016 for concept paper

8/17/2016 for application
With this Institute, EERE seeks to support applied research, development, and demonstration, of Modular Chemical Process Intensification technology for processing industries in the U.S. manufacturing sector, to improve energy efficiency, reduce feedstock waste, increase scalability, increase potential for the use of distributed energy resources and feedstocks, and improve productivity.
Conservation, Food and Health Foundation Grants

one concept application per organization per review cycle; one proposal per organization per calendar year

CALmessages notice
5/23/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on May 23, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Concept application (up to 3 pages), according to concept application instructions (Q1: Project Name through Q13: Grant Request); Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI
6/24/2016 for concept application

8/25/2016 for invited proposal
7/1/2016 for concept application

9/1/2016 for invited proposal

next deadline: 1/1/2017
The foundation seeks to promote the conservation of natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and improve health in the developing world. The foundation helps build capacity within developing countries in its three primary areas of interest with grants that support research or projects that solve specific problems.
Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program

one nomination per participating institution

CALmessages notice
6/8/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 8, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Self Assessment (up to 3 pages, including any references): Description of most significant research contribution to date in science relevant to the field of cancer, highlight of particularly creative and risk-taking aspects of proposed cancer research, a statement of how the receipt of the Pew-Stewart Scholarship would benefit the applicant and why the applicant’s research is personally significant to them.; Abstract of Proposed Research (up to 1 page); Curriculum Vitae (2 pages); Publications (up to 3 pages): List of three selected publications and a brief summary of the importance of each.; and Letter of Support from applicant’s Department Chair. This letter should be addressed to Pew Charitable Trusts and sent separately to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am June 8.
10/10/2016 for application
10/17/2016 for application

7/1/2016 for campus nomination
The program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer. Nominees must have been awarded a doctorate in a field related to biomedical sciences or medicine, and as of November 1, 2016, hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor or the equivalent. On July 15, 2016, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before July 15, 2013), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track.
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grants for Biomedical Research

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
6/13/2016

Send campus applications to t ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 13, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references), with attention to the criteria outlined in the guidelines; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages).
7/25/2016
8/1/2016
The mission of the foundation is to support early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. The funds provide faculty members in the first to fourth year of a tenure-track position with support to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained.
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

one nomination per participating institution

See CALmessages notice for information about campus application support, request due to VCRO by 5/19/2016
6/23/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 23, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Self Assessment (up to 3 pages, including any references): Description of most significant research contribution to date, highlight of particularly creative and risk-taking aspects of proposed research, a statement of how the receipt of the Pew Scholarship would benefit the applicant and why the applicant’s research is personally significant to them; Abstract of Proposed Research (up to 1 page); Curriculum Vitae (2 pages); Publications (up to 3 pages): List of three selected publications and a brief summary of the importance of each; and Letter of Support from applicant’s Department Chair. This letter should be addressed to Pew Charitable Trusts and sent separately to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am June 23.
10/25/2016 for application
11/1/2016 for application

7/15/2016 for campus nomination
The Program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent biomedical research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level. Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine or a related field and, as of November 1, 2016, hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor. On July 15, 2016, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before July 15, 2013), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track.
NIH/NIDDK Diabetes Research Centers (P30)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice

previous CALmessages notice
6/24/2016

Send brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 24, 2016. Notifications of interest should include: Name of this funding opportunity; Name of the lead PI; Anticipated biomedical research cores of intended center; and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
8/3/2016

previous deadline: 6/7/2016
8/10/2016

30 days prior to application due date for letter of intent (not required)

previous deadline: 6/14/2016

next deadline: 2/28/2017
Centers support three primary research-related activities: Research Core services, a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program, and an Enrichment program. Successful applications require an existing program of excellence in biomedical research in the area of diabetes, its complications, and in related research in endocrine and metabolic diseases.
NIH Fogarty Global Health Training Program (D43)

one application per institution total, either as an applicant institution or as a member of a consortium
6/24/2016

Interested applicants should contact Matthew Andrews at ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by June 24.
8/9/2016
8/16/2016

7/16/2016 for letter of intent (not required)
This funding announcement aims to establish up to five consortia to develop and support global health research training programs. The program will provide research training opportunities in priority health areas in low and middle income countries.
NIGMS Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)

one application per institution as lead institution, no limit as partner
6/27/2016

Those interested in submitting a Berkeley-led application should send a brief notification of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by June 27, including: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the intended lead PI, Name(s) of anticipated partner institution(s), and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
9/19/2016
(9/25/2016) 9/26/2016

next deadline: 9/25/2017, 9/25/2018
The program is intended to provide educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development and Research Experiences to master's level students to increase transition to and completion of Ph.D.’s in biomedical sciences.
DoED Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program

one application per institution, for either a short-term project or a long-term project.

CALmessages notice
6/28/2016

Send brief notifications of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by no later than 9:00 am on June 28, 2016. Notifications of intent should include: Name of this funding opportunity; Name of the lead PI; Intended project type: GPA long-term or GPA short-term (if GPA short-term, also sub-type: Short-term seminars, Curriculum Development, or Group Research or Study projects); Anticipated area/country of study; Descriptive title or sentence on the intended focus of the project; and Campus department/ORU to submit application
7/25/2016
8/1/2016
The program provides opportunities for faculty, teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students to conduct individual and group projects overseas to carry out research and study in the fields of modern foreign languages and area studies.
U.S. Air Force Academy DoD Military Child STEM Education Program Initiative

one white paper and, if requested, one proposal per institution
6/29/2016

Send notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 29, 2016. Notifications of interest should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Descriptive title or sentence on the intended focus of the project, and Campus department/ORU to submit concept paper/application.
8/23/2016 for proposal (invitation only)
7/15/2016 for white paper

8/30/2016 for proposal (invitation only)
The Military Child STEM Education Program Initiative promotes K-12 student achievement at military-connected schools through enhancing student learning opportunities and educator professional development.
DOE Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing Embodied-energy of Materials and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Manufacturing

one concept paper and one application per entity as prime applicant; no limit collaborating on other applications
7/5/2016

Those interested in submitting a Berkeley-led concept paper/application should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) by July 5, 2016. Notifications of interest should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit concept paper/application.
7/21/2016 for required concept paper

9/21/2016 for application
7/28/2016 for required concept paper

9/28/2016 for application
This Institute will enable the development and widespread deployment of key industrial platform technologies that will dramatically reduce life-cycle energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing through the development of technologies for reuse, recycling, and remanufacturing of materials.
DoD Army Advanced Tissue Biofabrication Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ATB-MII)

one concept paper and, if invited, one proposal per applicant; no limit as subrecipient on concept papers/ proposals
7/5/2016

If there is interest in submitting a Berkeley-led proposal, notify ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by July 5. In the notification include: Name of this opportunity, Name of the intended lead PI, and Submitting campus department/ORU.
7/22/2016 for required concept paper

10/11/2016 for invited proposal
7/29/2016 for required concept paper

10/18/2016 for invited proposal
DoD seeks proposals to initiate and sustain an ATB-MII as part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, to advance state-of-the-art tissue manufacturing innovations in cell and biomaterial processing, bioprinting, automation and non-destructive testing technologies.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Grants

one request per organization per 12-month period

CALmessages notice
7/5/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 5, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including any references), including items listed in the CALmessages notice; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketches (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
7/25/2016
8/1/2016
The charitable giving program supports organizations that provide services in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and accepts applications from Tribal Governments and Tribal nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. Resources are directed within four areas: Education, Health, Economic Development, and Special Projects.
HRSA Resilient and Responsive Health Systems (RRHS) Initiative

see FOA for limit
7/5/2016

Those interested in submitting a Berkeley-led application should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by July 5. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Intended focus country/ies, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
7/29/2016
8/5/2016
This program aims to strengthen human resources for health in order to address public health challenges like HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and South Sudan and to achieve health system resiliency.
Union Pacific Foundation Community-Based Grant Program

one application for one program/project per organization

CALmessages notice
7/5/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 5, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet, using the form at: http://www.spo.berkeley.edu/Fund/limited.html, Project description (3-5 pages, including references), Summary budget (1 page), and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
8/5/2016
8/14/2016 for preliminary application

8/15/2016 for application
UPF will be particularly receptive to proposals in these categories: 1) Community and Civic, to assist community-based organization and related activities that improve and enrich the general quality of life in the community (e.g., museums, botanical gardens, public libraries); and 2) Health and Human Services, to assist organizations dedicated to improving the level of health care and providing human services in the community.
Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants Program

one request per cycle per organization
7/6/2016

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by July 6, including: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
8/8/2016
8/15/2016

next deadline: 2/2017, 8/2017
Grants are awarded to organizations that address the needs of people living with paralysis caused by spinal cord and other injuries, diseases or birth conditions.
Labor Department EMPOWER: Increasing Economic and Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls and Vulnerable Women in Zambia

one application per organization; no limit as partner
7/6/2016

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by July 6, including: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
8/16/2016
8/23/2016
The Bureau of International Labor Affairs is seeking applications to implement a project with the objective of reducing child labor in targeted rural areas in Zambia.
Labor Department America's Promise Job Driven Grant Program

one application as lead applicant per institution; no limit as partner
7/7/2016

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led application should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by July 7. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
8/8/2016
8/25/2016
This initiative is designed to create or expand regional partnerships between employers, economic development, workforce development, community colleges, training programs, K-12 education systems, and community-based organizations that make a commitment to provide a pipeline of workers to fill existing job openings, meet existing employer needs for expansion, fuel the talent needs of entrepreneurs, and attract more jobs from overseas.
NEA Our Town

two applications per organization as lead applicant; no limit as partner

CALmessages notice
7/12/2016

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led application should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 12, 2016. Notifications of interest should include: Name of this funding opportunity; Name of the lead PI; Name of the campus department/ORU submitting the application; Project area of interest; Descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus of the project; and Anticipated partnering local government entity (for Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects only).
9/2/2016
9/12/2016
Our Town offers support for projects in two areas: Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects; and Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking.
Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust

one proposal per organization
7/14/2016

VCRO asks that interested applicants first submit a Project Description Form to the Trust following the program guidelines. If invited by the Trust to submit a full proposal, send a campus application to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 14, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (up to 3 pages), including a description of the project and how the project fits the interest of the Trust; Copy of the Trust’s invitation to applicant to submit a full proposal ; Summary budget (up to 1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI/PD and Co-PI/PD.
8/8/2016
8/15/2016
The Trust supports education and research in ornamental horticulture, primarily in North and South America. VCRO strongly encourages applicants to submit their Project Description Forms to the Trust by no later than July 6 in order to receive a decision from the Trust before the VCRO deadline.
State Department Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Internet Freedom

two SOIs per organization

CALmessages notice
7/18/2016

Send SOIs to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 18, 2016. SOIs should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Executive Summary (up to 3 pages), following the Executive Summary guidelines outlined on pp. 6-7 of the full program solicitation; and Curriculum Vitae (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
8/19/2016
8/26/2016

next deadline: 2/10/2017
Statements of Interest (SOIs) must address one or more of the following themes: 1) Technology - Uncensored and Secure Access to the Global Internet, 2) Digital Security, 3) Policy and Advocacy, and 4) Research.
DHS Center of Excellence Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis - Center Lead

one application for Center Lead per university

CALmessages notice
7/18/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 18, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references), briefly describing the proposed Center’s overall focus, research program, workforce and professional development program, leadership team, and approach for transitioning research and education results to end user organizations; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketches (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
8/25/2016
9/1/2016
DHS Office of University Programs is requesting applications from U.S. colleges and universities to lead a consortium of universities for a Center of Excellence. OUP is also requesting applications through a separate solicitation for partners. This campus announcement is for Center Lead proposals only.
Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management Positive Youth Justice Initiative: Organizing for a Healthy Justice System

one application per organization
7/22/2016

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9am July 22. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
7/26/2016 for required letter of intent

8/25/2016 for application
8/2/2016 for required letter of intent

9/1/2016 for application
This program supports California organizations to advance the work of PYJI through community organizing to transform juvenile justice into a more just, effective system that is aligned with the developmental needs of young people.
NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)

one submission per organization as sole submitting institution or as lead institution; see the CALmessages notice for important additional details on limit and eligibility

CALmessages notice
7/25/2016

Those who intend to submit a UC Berkeley-led GEOPATHS-IMPACT proposal should send a brief notification of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 25, 2016. Notifications of intent should include: Name of this funding opportunity; Name of the lead PI; Descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus of the project; Geoscience sub-fields (e.g., geology, oceanography) or employment sectors (e.g., mining, environmental services) being addressed, if relevant; and Campus department/ORU to submit the LOI/proposal.
8/9/2016 for letter of intent

10/4/2016 for proposal
8/16/2016 for letter of intent

10/11/2016 for proposal
IUSE: GEOPATHS invites proposals that specifically address the current needs and opportunities related to undergraduate education within the geosciences community. The solicitation has two Tracks: GEOPATHS-EXTRA and GEOPATHS-IMPACT. The campus announcement is for UC Berkeley-led GEOPATHS-IMPACT proposals only.
Labor Department Improving Workers’ Understanding of and Ability to Protect and Claim their Labor Rights in Colombia

one application per organization; no limit as partner
7/25/2016

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by July 25. Notifications should include: Name of funding opportunity of interest, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
8/22/2016
8/29/2016

This funding opportunity supports technical assistance project(s) in Colombia to improve workers’ understanding of and ability to protect and claim their labor rights.
Korea Foundation Cultural and Arts Exchange Program

one application per organization
7/25/2016

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by July 25. Notifications of interest should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus of the project, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
8/24/2016
8/31/2016

The Korea Foundation offers sponsorship support for a variety of Korea-related cultural exchange programs being implemented by organizations abroad as part of their efforts to promote understanding and friendship between Korea and other countries of the world.
Labor Department Project to Reduce Child Labor in Agriculture in Mexico

one application per organization; no limit as partner
7/25/2016

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by July 25. Notifications should include: Name of funding opportunity of interest, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
9/2/2016
9/12/2016

This funding opportunity will support a technical assistance project in Mexico to reduce child labor in targeted agricultural communities.
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation (VKRF) Environmental Grants

two LOIs per institution
7/25/2016

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by July 25. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Descriptive title or sentence on the focus of proposed project, and Campus department/ORU to submit the LOI.
9/7/2016
9/14/2016
The VKRF environmental mission is to support the transition to a more environmentally resilient, stable, and sustainable planet.
NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

one preliminary proposal per institution as the lead institution; no limit on the number of proposals in which an institution can participate as a partner

CALmessages notice
7/26/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 26, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (up to 6 pages, not including references), according to the PIRE preliminary proposal project description guidelines under Section V.A.4 in the program solicitation including administrative, research, and education summaries; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
9/7/2016 for required preliminary proposal

8/17/2017 for invited proposal
9/14/2016 for required preliminary proposal

8/24/2017 for invited proposal
PIRE is an NSF-wide program that supports fundamental, international research and education in physical, living, human, and engineered systems. PIRE projects must include collaboration with foreign research partners and international research experiences for students.
DOE ENabling Extreme Real-time Grid Integration of Solar Energy (ENERGISE)

one full application per entity for each topic area; more than one concept paper per entity

see CALmessages notice for details
7/27/2016

See the CALmessages notice for more information. Send concept papers to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on July 27, 2016. Concept papers should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Concept paper, according to concept paper guidelines on p. 42 of the full program solicitation; Copy of encourage/discourage notification from DOE; and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
6/10/2016 for concept papers

8/19/2016 for applications
6/17/2016 for concept papers

8/26/2016 for applications
ENERGISE is part of DOE’s Grid Modernization Initiative, which represents a comprehensive effort to help shape the future of our nation’s power grid and solve the challenges of integrating conventional and renewable sources while improving the reliability, resilience, affordability, flexibility, and security of the electric power grid.
NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)

two applications per institution

CALmessages notice
7/27/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 27, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Statement of how an Early Independence Award would enable entry into an independent research position and why this would be of benefit to the applicant’s career (1 page); Evidence of exceptional scientific creativity and productivity (1-2 pages); A research plan in a scientific area relevant to the NIH mission for which the investigator has demonstrated expertise (1-2 pages); Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages); Confirmation (e.g., signed letter, copy of email) from Chair/Director of intended campus department/ORU that the unit will employ applicant in appropriate independent research position and provide necessary resources (e.g., space) for the duration of the award, if funded; Two letters of reference (up to 2 pages each) from mentors and other scientists familiar with the investigator offering a detailed assessment of the prospects for a successful early transition to research independence; achievements as a graduate student; and the potential for future scientific contributions. (Letters should be addressed to the NIH, signed, in PDF, and sent separately by the letter writer directly to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am July 27, 2016.).
9/2/2016
9/12/2016

8/12/2016 for letter of intent (not required)
Awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Note: Prospective candidates must apply through the institution where they will hold the independent position and conduct the proposed research under this award. Therefore, this campus announcement is meant only for those who intend to apply through UC Berkeley.
California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) Demonstration Projects

institutional coordination required

CALmessages notice
7/29/2016

Interested PIs should submit concept proposals to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by Noon on July 29, 2016. Concept proposals should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet, Concept proposal (up to 2 pages), according to the concept proposal guidelines on pp. 3-4 (Section IV.D) of the full RFP.
9/23/2016 for invited proposals
8/8/2016 for required concept proposals

9/30/2016 for invited proposals
CIAPM is seeking concept proposals for proof-of-principle demonstration projects that leverage the state’s expansive and diverse patient data, research expertise, and technological capabilities to advance precision medicine.
Searle Scholars Program

three applications per invited institution

CALmessages notice

Note: If you are interested in being placed in contact with a former Searle Scholar on campus for advice on preparing your campus application to VCRO, send email to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by June 20, including your name and campus department.
8/1/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by by 9:00 am on August 1, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references), addressing why the proposed research is particularly novel and important; Curriculum vitae (2 pages); Statement of nomination from the applicant’s Department Chair and sent separately to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am August 1; and One letter of reference (from applicant’s doctoral or postdoctoral mentor or from a similarly placed individual who is familiar with the applicant's research, achievement, and potential). The letter should be addressed to the Searle Scholars Program and sent separately to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am August 1.
9/23/2016
9/30/2016
The Program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Applicants will be expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.
NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR): Establishing the PAWR Project Office (PPO)

an organization may participate in no more than one PPO proposal, including as a subawardee.

CALmessages notice
8/3/2016

Those who intend to participate in a PPO proposal should send a brief notification of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on August 3, 2016. Notifications of intent should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Applicant name, Name of lead PI on proposal (if applicant not lead PI), Applicant role in intended proposal (e.g., PI, Co-PI, Senior Personnel, Consultant), Campus department/ORU to submit proposal (if intended lead PI)
9/13/2016 for required preliminary proposal

11/16/2016 for proposal
9/20/2016 for required preliminary proposal

11/23/2016 for proposal
The PPO will assume responsibility for managing all design and development activities essential to prepare for the deployment of multiple advanced wireless research platforms across the country.
UC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Infrastructure

five letters of intent (LOIs) per campus

CALmessages notice
8/5/2016

See the CALmessages notice for information and instructions. Send LOIs to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am August 5, 2016.
8/12/2016 for LOIs
UC is on track to receive funds to invest in innovation and entrepreneurship programs and is soliciting LOIs for programs that will result in local economic development.
NEH Summer Stipends

two faculty nominations per institution

CALmessages notice
8/18/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on August 18, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet, and all other items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
9/22/2016
9/29/2016
NEH Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. The following university-affiliated individuals may apply without campus nomination: university staff members who are not faculty and will not be teaching during the academic year preceding the award tenure; emeritus faculty; and adjunct faculty, part-time faculty, and those with academic appointments that terminate by the summer of the award tenure.
NCI Cancer Target Discovery and Development Network (U01)

two applications per organization

CALmessages notice
8/18/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on August 18, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references) with attention to the application review criteria; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
9/26/2016
10/3/2016

30 days before application for letter of intent (not required)
This program supports research projects on: pathways that influence cancer phenotypes; perturbagens that can modulate such pathways; and biomarkers predicting responses to treatments, prognosis, and/or other aspects of cancer etiology.
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).
not applicable
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.
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.
not applicable
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. Most colleges and universities have designated an official liaison to the Foundation. Other personnel contacting the Foundation will be referred to the central liaison. At UC Berkeley, the liaison is Jeff Jackanicz, Director Corporate and Foundation Relations, University Relations (642-6136, jjackanicz@berkeley.edu).
At UC Berkeley, the pre-proposal process starts early and is very selective. The application process starts with the Council of Science and Engineering Deans. They put the word out that Keck is in its new phase of applications, and from there, all interested faculty are to submit a one-page concept paper. Based on the paper, the Deans have a conference call with Keck to decide which faculty are best suited to apply. Contact jjackanicz@berkeley.edu for further information.
not applicable
ongoing
The W.M. Keck Foundation was founded with the goal of generating far-reaching benefits for humanity. The 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. "High-risk" comprises a number of factors, including questions that push the edge of the field, present unconventional approaches to intractable problems, or challenge the prevailing paradigm.