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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
5/4/2017 for applications due 6/8/2017 and 6/9/2017, 5/8/2017 for applications due 6/12/2017, 5/9/2017 for applications due 6/16/2017, 5/11/2017 for applications due 6/22/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu 9:00 am on the deadlines listed, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
6/8/2017
Supporting Tunisia’s Agribusiness Sector
6/9/2017 South Asia Regional Connectivity Program
6/12/2017 Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka
6/12/2017 Countering Trafficking in Persons in Sri Lanka
6/16/2017 Engaging Youth in Promoting Tolerance, Pluralism, and the Human Rights of Marginalized Populations
6/22/2017 Survey of International Educational Exchange Activity in the United States
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.
USDA FNS Center for Food Safety in Child Nutrition Programs

one application per institution of higher education
5/15/2017

Those who intend to submit a UC Berkeley-led application should submit a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on May 15, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
6/26/2017
The Center will provide leadership in advancing food safety research and practices within Food and Nutritional Service nutrition assistance programs.
USAID Lifting Nicaraguan Voices (LNV)

one application per organization
5/15/2017

Those interested in submitting a proposal as either prime recipients or sub-recipients should send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edy by 9:00 am May 15, including: Name of funding opportunity, Whether applying as prime recipient or sub-recipient (if sub, include name of prime), lead UC Berkeley PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
6/26/2017
This program is a five-year activity to support the existence of an independent Nicaraguan civil society to effectively advocate for democratic principles, processes, and institutions.
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.
USDA NIFA FANH Science Education and Literacy Initiative (PD-STEP and REEU)

three proposals per institution
5/17/2017

Submit a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by May 17, including: Name of funding opportunity (PD-STEP or REEU), Name of lead PI, and Campus Department/ORU to submit the application.
6/28/2017
The Professional Development for Secondary School Teachers and Educational Professionals (PD-STEP) and Research and Extension Experiential Learning for Undergraduates (REEU) Fellowships programs have an institutional limit.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
5/18/2017 for applications due 6/16/2017, 5/22/2017 for applications due 7/5/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu 9:00 am on the deadlines listed, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
6/16/2017
Small Grants Program for Sri Lanka
6/16/2017 Small Grants Program for Maldives
7/5/2017 Creating a Palestinian University Research Hub
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.
Justice Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
5/24/2017 for applications due 6/15/2017 and 6/19/2017, 5/25/2017 for applications due 6/29/2017

If interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led application, send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu 9:00 am on the deadlines listed, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
6/15/2017
Mentoring for Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Sex Trafficking Program and Training and Technical Assistance
6/19/2017 Juvenile Justice Systems Reform Promising Practices
6/29/2017 National Intertribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative
6/29/2017 Smart on Juvenile Justice: Systemwide Reform and Reinvestment Initiative
6/29/2017 Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems Program
NIGMS Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)

one application per institution
5/25/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led application should send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on May 25, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
9/19/2017

next deadline: 9/19/2018
The program supports a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience at a research-intensive institution combined with an opportunity for fellows to develop critical academic skills, including teaching, through workshops and mentored teaching assignments at a partner institution.
NIGMS Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)

one application per institution as lead institution, no limit as partner
5/26/2017

Those interested in submitting a Berkeley-led application should send a brief notification of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by May 26, including: Name of funding opportunity, Name of intended lead PI, Name(s) of anticipated partner institution(s), and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
9/25/2017

next deadline: 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.
Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program

one nomination per participating institution
6/7/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 7, 2017, including: all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
6/30/2017 for campus nomination

10/16/2017 for application
The program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer.
EPA Pesticides and National Strategies for Healthcare Providers Training Program

one application per institution
6/8/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 8, 2017, including: all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
7/20/2017
EPA is soliciting applications to manage a cooperative agreement to help educate the medical community on how to recognize and treat pesticide-related health conditions.
Japan Prize - Audiovisual Division

see CALmessages notice for limit
6/9/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 9, 2017, including: all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
6/30/2017
The Japan Prize aims to contribute to the development of educational broadcasting and media worldwide by awarding audiovisual content that shows high quality educational effects.
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grants for Biomedical Research

one proposal per institution
6/12/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am June 12, 2017, including: all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
8/1/2017
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.
NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

see CALmessages notice for limit
6/12/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am June 12, 2017, including: all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
8/14/2017

next deadline: 8/13/2018
CSBR provides funds: for improvements to secure, improve, and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community; and to transfer collection ownership responsibilities.
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation Capital and Program Grants

one application per organization per year
6/14/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am June 14, 2017, including: all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
7/31/2017
The foundation makes grants to community organizations and works of the people of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and/or San Luis Obispo counties in five areas: Community Enhancement and Environment, Culture and Recreation, Education and Personal Development, Health and Human Services, and Native American.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Grants

one request per organization per 12-month period
6/14/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am June 14, 2017, including: all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
8/1/2017
The program supports organizations that provide services in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and accepts applications from Tribal Governments and Tribal nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. Areas are: Education, Health, Economic Development, and Special Projects.
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

one nomination per participating institution
6/15/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 15, 2017, including: all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
7/7/2017 for campus nomination

10/23/2017 for application
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.
NEA Research Labs

see CALmessages notice for limit
6/19/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 19, 2017, including: all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
7/18/2017
NEA seeks to support transdisciplinary research partnerships, grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, to produce and report empirical insights about the arts.
NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications

see CALmessages notice for limit
7/10/2017

Those who intend to submit a UC Berkeley-led proposal should send concepts to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 10, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
6/19/2017 for letters of collaboration to WBDIH

9/18/2017 for proposals
NSF is soliciting proposals for BD Spokes that will collaborate with one of four BD Hubs - Midwest, Northeast, South, and West - and focus on a particular topic that requires Big Data approaches and solutions.
NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)

two applications per institution
7/10/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 10, 2017, including: all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
9/22/2017
Awards supports exceptional junior scientists who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree.
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.