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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, 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
Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

two nominations per invited institution

CALmessages notice
12/1/2014

Send letters of intent (LOIs) to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on December 1, 2014. LOIs should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Brief summary of program project (1 page maximum, single spaced, ½ inch margins, Times New Roman 11 pt. font minimum); and Biographical sketch (using current NIH format) with other support page (4 page maximum).
1/2/2015 (8:00 a.m.) for required letters of intent

3/24/2015 for invited applications
1/8/2015 for required letters of intent

4/1/2015 for invited applications
The Brain Research Foundation has invited the University of California, Berkeley to nominate two faculty members to submit Letters of Intent for the 2015 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program. The purpose of the Program is to provide start-up money for new research projects and innovative programs that have the potential of becoming competitive for an NIH grant or other external funding sources. The Program’s goal is to have this initial effort succeed in opening future opportunities for research, collaboration and scientific advancement. To be eligible, the PI must be a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor at an invited institution, working in the area of studies of brain function. See the BRF guidelines for additional information including PI ineligibility.
DOD National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship (NSSEFF)

DOD requires a letter of intent to nominate signed by an institutional official

CALmessages notice
12/3/2014

Faculty who wish to be nominated should email the following information to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00pm December 3, 2014: PI’s name, title, department, and email address; Title of the PI’s proposed research topic; and Technical subject category most appropriate for the proposed research.
12/15/2014 (8:00 am) for white papers: supporting documentation and nomination letters

4/27/2015 for full proposals
12/5/2014 for required letter of intent

1/2/2015 for white papers: supporting documentation and nomination letters

4/24/2015 for full proposals
The NSSEFF program will focus its funding on projects that have the potential for significant long-term impact and support the development of the next generation of scientists and engineers for the defense and national security workforce. Risk-taking is encouraged; however, all proposals must demonstrate solid judgment and rationale. This FOA is for single investigator grant proposals for basic research in one or more of the following technical subject categories of interest to the DoD: Synthetic Biology, Quantum Information Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, Novel Engineered Materials, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Other fields of research with high potential.
NSF National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)

a US academic institution may submit or participate in only one individual site proposal

CALmessages notice
12/15/2014

Send letters of intent (LOIs) to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00pm on December 15, 2014. Letters of intent should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Letter of intent (1 page limit), in accordance with the NNCI LOI guidelines, providing a brief summary discussion of the proposed site in terms of its principal focus areas and capabilities, the funds likely to be requested, and whether you intend to be considered for the Coordinating Office; and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI or Co-PI.
1/26/2015 for required letter of intent

3/26/2015 for proposal
2/2/2015 for required letter of intent

4/3/2015 for proposal
NSF has developed this solicitation to create the NNCI, the successor to the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN). This solicitation establishes a competition for individual university user facility sites that are geographically distributed and with diverse and complementary capabilities to support current and anticipated future user needs across the broad spectrum of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology domains. The selected individual sites will have autonomy in their operation and management but will be required to act in concert with a Coordinating Office that will be selected competitively at a later stage from among the selected sites.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation Grants

see program guidelines for limit per grant type per organization

CALmessages notice
1/7/2015

Send Letters of Intent (LOIs) to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00pm January 7, 2015. LOIs should be sent as a single PDF file that includes:
1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet;
2) Letter of Intent (1 page), containing the following information: Area of focus of the research project (childhood cancer type or other research focus), Relevance of the proposed research project to the mission of St. Baldrick’s, to cure childhood cancers, Brief rationale for the proposed research project, Brief timeline of the progression of research, and Brief statement of applicant’s eligibility; and
3) Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI or co-PI.
3/26/2015 for invited applications
1/30/2015 for required LOIs

4/3/2015 for invited applications
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is soliciting LOIs for multiple grant programs to support research to find cures for childhood cancers. See the program guidelines and the CALmessages notice for more information. Grant types:
  • Childhood Cancer Research Grant (two LOIs/applications per institution)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Childhood Cancer Research (Fellows) (one LOI/application per institution)
  • St. Baldrick’s Scholars (Career Development Award) (one LOI/application per institution)
  • St. Baldrick’s International Scholars (Career Development Award) (one LOI/application per institution)
  • Supportive Care Research Grants (one LOI/application per institution)
NEA Art Works and Challenge America Grant Programs

one application per organization with some exceptions; see Applicant Eligibility (Art Works, Challenge America) for details and exceptions

CALmessages notice
1/8/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on January 8, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3 pages), including project activities, project objectives, how these objectives will be measured, and the intended beneficiaries of the project (audience/participants); Summary budget (1 page), including anticipated sources of cost share from nonfederal sources; and Curriculum vitae and biosketch (2 pages) for each PI or co-PI.
Art Works: 2/11/2015, 7/16/2015

Challenge America: 4/9/2015
Art Works: 2/19/2015, 7/23/2015

Challenge America: 4/16/2015
Art Works supports the following objectives: 1) Creation, 2) Engagement, 3) Learning; and 4) Livability. Applicants may apply in 1 of 14 artistic disciplines. Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000 for up to 2 years.
Challenge America offers support primarily for small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. Grants support two objectives: 1) Engagement and 2) Livability. Grants are $10,000 for up to 2 years.
All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1.
DOE NETL FY 2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Incubator

two concept papers and two applications per applicant; no limit as subrecipient or partner
1/26/2015

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by January 26, 2015.
2/3/2015 for required concept papers

3/20/2015 for applications
2/10/2015 for required concept papers

3/30/2015 for applications
The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is continuing to issue "Incubator" FOAs within its existing Offices and programs to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help meet existing goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices' existing Multi-Year Program Plans or current portfolios.
DOE Computational Materials Sciences

UC Berkeley may submit only one application as the lead organization

CALmessages notice
2/5/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on February 5, 2015. This will enable VCRO to determine the appropriate campus selection process.
Notifications of interest should include the following information:
Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU that will submit the proposal.

See the full program solicitation for more details regarding applicant eligibility criteria.
2/13/2015 for required letter of intent

4/10/2015 for application
2/23/2015 for required letter of intent

4/17/2015 for application
The DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences is interested in receiving applications proposing integrated, multidisciplinary teams that will perform research to develop validated community codes and data bases for predictive design of functional materials, excluding structural materials. Teams could also involve new approaches to enhance the use of large data sets derived from advanced characterization of materials, materials synthesis, processing, and properties assessments and the parallel data that are generated by large scale computational efforts that model materials phenomena.
State Department Academic Linkages and Education Programs (Pakistan)

one application per organization

CALmessages notice
2/6/2015

Send a brief notification of intent to apply, including the name of the lead PI and campus department/unit, to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00pm February 6, 2015. VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds the program submission limit.
3/24/2015
4/1/2015
The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan invites the submission of proposals for a grant or cooperative agreement to support people-to-people relationships within the educational community, strengthen academic relationships, and increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Pakistan. Proposals should focus on activities in one of the following areas: 1) Strengthening Academic Linkages and Cooperation, 2) High School and University Inter-Cooperation in Pakistan, or 3) Facilitation of Visits of U.S. Experts. Proposals must clearly indicate the one (and only one) activity area to which it is being submitted for consideration.
NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science

three site proposals per competition as the lead institution by a U.S. academic institution, including a College/Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer and Information Science; two proposals may have an engineering focus and one proposal may have a computer and/or information science focus

CALmessages notice
2/17/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on February 17, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages), addressing separately the project’s intellectual merit, broader impacts, and additional solicitation specific review criteria (p. 10 of the full solicitation); Summary budget (1 page); Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI or co-PI.
4/1/2015
4/8/2015

next deadline: 11/2/2016, 11/1/2017
This program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 STEM teachers and community college and university faculty and students to bring knowledge of engineering or computer and information science and engineering as well as technological innovation to pre-college/community college classrooms. The solicitation features two mechanisms for support: 1) RET supplements to ongoing ENG or CISE awards and 2) new RET Site awards. This campus announcement is for RET Site proposals. RET Sites must support a cohort of at least 10 STEM teachers and/or community college faculty per year for a minimum of six weeks during the summer. The STEM teachers and/or community college faculty will participate in summer research activities with a common intellectual focus on a host university campus and will then participate in academic-year follow-up activities.
HRSA Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
2/17/2015 for applications due 3/27/2015 and 3/30/2015, 2/20/2015 for applications due 4/3/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines below and include in your message the following information: 1) the title of the funding opportunity, 2) the name of the lead PI, and 3) the campus department/ORU submitting the application. VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds a given program’s submission limit.
  • For applications due March 27 or March 30, notify VCRO by February 17.
  • For applications due April 3, notify VCRO by February 20.

The Health Resources and Services Administration is soliciting applications for multiple funding opportunities.
3/19/2015 3/27/2015 State Offices of Rural Health Coordination and Development Program (SORHCDP)
3/20/2015 3/30/2015 Rapid Response Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research Studies
3/26/2015 4/3/2015 Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum - Demonstration Sites
3/26/2015 4/3/2015 Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum - Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
2/20/2015 for applications due 3/20/2015, 2/27/2015 for applications due 4/6/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed with the following information: 1) Name of the funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, and 3) Campus department/ORU submitting the proposal. VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds a given program’s submission limit.
  • For applications due March 20, notify VCRO by February 20.
  • For applications due April 6, notify VCRO by February 27.

The U.S. Department of State has several funding opportunities.
3/13/2015 3/20/2015 Supporting Security and Justice Sector Reforms in Tunisia
3/30/2015 4/6/2015 Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program Organizational Components
Social Security Administration SSA Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) Program

one application per organization
2/23/2015

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by February 23. Notifications should include the following information: 1) Name of this funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, and 3) Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
3/20/2015
3/30/2015
WIPA projects are community-based organizations that provide counseling and support to disabled beneficiaries of the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. The purpose of the program is to support beneficiaries who want to return to work to make a successful and profitable transition to the workforce.
HRSA Rural Health Clinic Policy and Clinical Assessment Program

one application per organization
2/27/2015

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by February 27. The notification should include the following information: 1) Name of this funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, and 3) Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
3/31/2015
4/7/2015
The purpose of the program is to identify key policy, regulatory and clinical challenges facing Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and identify possible solutions, while also informing them and other rural stakeholders about key RHC issues, including regulatory and programmatic changes that affect care delivery in these locations.
Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

two nominations per invited institution

CALmessages notice
3/2/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00pm March 2, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submissions Cover Sheet; 2) Research statement by the nominee (maximum of two pages; see Program Guidelines); 3) Curriculum vitae; 4) List of current external research support; 5) Publication list; 6) The names of three people from outside the university who will provide recommendation letters for the candidate if selected to submit a full application; 7) A recommendation letter from the nominee's department chair. This letter should be addressed to the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, be consistent with the directions in the Program Guidelines, and sent separately to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by March 2, 2015.
4/13/2015 for applications
4/20/2015 for applications

3/16/2015 for campus nominations

The program invests in future leaders who have the freedom to take risks, explore new frontiers in their fields of study, and follow uncharted paths that may lead to groundbreaking discoveries. Candidates must be faculty members who are eligible to serve as principal investigators and are within the first three years of their faculty careers (whose initial faculty appointments began no earlier than May 31, 2012 and no later than May 31, 2015). Candidates must also be engaged in research in the natural and physical sciences or engineering. Disciplines that will be considered include physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, and all branches of engineering. Candidates engaged in research in the social sciences will not be considered.
NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

two Traineeship Track proposals and one Innovations in Graduate Education Track proposal per institution; if an institution submits two Traineeship Track proposals, at least one must be a Data-Enabled Science and Engineering proposal.
Note: An individual may serve as Lead PI or Co-PI on only one proposal submitted to the NRT program.

CALmessages notice
3/9/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on March 9, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) Project description (3-5 pages), indicating applicant’s intended track and addressing separately the intellectual merit, broader impacts, and the additional solicitation specific review criteria for the intended track (see p. 13 of full solicitation); 3) Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI or Co-PI; and 4) Summary budget (1 page).
3/18/2015 for letters of intent (optional)

4/29/2015 for proposals
3/25/2015 for letters of intent (optional)

5/6/2015 for proposals

next deadline: 12/22/2015 for letters of intent, 2/22/2016 for proposals
The NRT program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program includes two tracks: the Traineeship Track and the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track. The Traineeship Track is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas. The IGE Track is dedicated solely to piloting, testing, and evaluating novel, innovative, and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption.
NIH/NICHD Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (U54)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
3/11/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on March 11, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) Project description (3-5 pages, including references), addressing the review criteria outlined in the full solicitation; 3) Summary Budget (1 page); and 4) Curriculum Vitae (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
4/8/2015
4/15/2015

3/15/2015 for letter of intent (not required)
This solicitation supports multi-disciplinary programs of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) research that will include: 1) Cores that facilitate interdisciplinary and translational research in IDD and support IDD-related projects funded by other sources; and 2) at least one specific research project related to one of five focus themes: 1) Comprehensive “-omic” Approaches, 2) Outcome Measures for Interventions or Treatments, 3) Multi-modal Treatment Approaches, 4) Shared Resources Across IDDRCs for Treatment or Assessment, and 5) Public Health Approaches.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
3/12/2015 for applications due 4/7/2015,
3/16/2015 for applications due 4/20/2015,
3/20/2015 for applications due 4/24/2015,
3/23/2015 for applications due 5/4/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed following the directions for the specific announcement. VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds a given program’s submission limit.

The U.S. Department of State has multiple funding opportunities on different topics.
3/31/2015 4/7/2015 Advancing Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law in Pakistan: The notification should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of category of interest, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the SOI.
4/13/2015 4/20/2015 Toolkit Identifying Best Practices on Human Rights Documentation: The notification should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the proposal.
4/17/2015 4/24/2015 Ngwang Choephel Fellows Program: The notification should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the proposal.
4/27/2015 5/4/2015 Leaders for Democracy Fellowship: The notification should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10) and
High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10)

There is no restriction on the number of applications an institution can submit to the SIG and/or HEI programs per institution provided the applications request different types of equipment, but institutions must provide explanations if similar types of equipment are requested. Concurrent SIG and/or HEI applications for the same instrument are not allowed.

CALmessages notice
3/13/2015

Principal investigators who plan to submit an application to either program must send a brief explanation of the type of instrument they intend to request, indicating the program of interest, to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00pm March 13, 2015. VCRO will contact principal investigators if similar requests are identified.

Proposal Development Support: Potential Berkeley applicants are encouraged to contact the Berkeley Research Development Office (BRDO) for support in the development of their proposals. For more information contact the Director of Research Development David Trinkle at dtrinkle@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-6313.
5/21/2015
5/29/2015
The objective of the SIG and HEI programs is to make available to groups of NIH-supported investigators expensive research 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. The programs provide funds to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrument or an integrated instrumentation system. Instrument purchases or upgrades for the SIG program should cost at least $50,000 and for the HEI program at least $600,000. See the full program solicitations for more details and additional instructions, as well as the CALmessages notice.
Justice Department Justice Reinvestment Initiative: State-Level Technical Assistance

one application per entity as lead applicant, however, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals
3/13/2015

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by March 13, 2015, including the following: 1) Name of this funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, and 3) Campus department/ ORU submitting the proposal.
4/16/2015
4/23/2015
This program furthers the Department’s mission by helping state governments to analyze criminal justice system data, develop and implement policy options, and allocate scarce resources effectively while improving public safety and enhancing state capacity to make data-driven policy decisions.
DHS/FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant Program

one application per institution, with up to three projects under each activity area
3/16/2015

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by March 16, 2015. Notifications should include the following information: 1) Name of this funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, 3) Name of proposed activity (FP&S or R&D), and 4) Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
4/10/2015
4/17/2015
FP&S Grants are offered to support projects in two activities: 1) Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Activity and 2) Research and Development (R&D) Activity. FP&S Activities are designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate the incidence of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards. R&D Projects are aimed at improving firefighter safety, health, or wellness through research and development that reduces firefighter fatalities and injuries.
EPA Environmental Finance Center Grant Program

one application covering one EPA region per applicant organization (California is in Region 9)
3/18/2015

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by March 18. Notifications should include the following information: 1) Name of this funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, and 3) Campus department/ORU submitting the proposal..
4/23/2015
4/30/2015
EPA is soliciting applications for regional Environmental Finance Centers (EFCs) that provide multi-media environmental finance expertise and outreach to regulated communities (e.g., states, tribes, local governments, and private sector entities) to help them meet environmental requirements. The objective is to help the regulated parties in these communities find effective and innovative ways to help address the growing costs of protecting public health and the environment in a sustainable and equitable manner.
DOE U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center: Energy and Water


UC Berkeley may only submit one application as a prime recipient. No limitation on collaborating as a subrecipient on other application(s); no limit to the number of applications that can include a specific subrecipient.

CALmessages notice
3/23/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on March 23, 2015. This will enable VCRO to gauge campus interest and facilitate the coordination of a campus-led effort. Notifications of interest should include the following information: Name of this funding opportunity; Your name; Your campus department/ORU; R&D topic(s) of interest.
4/27/2015 for application
3/26/2015 for DOE Information Sharing for Consortium Building (optional)

5/4/2015 for application
DOE is soliciting applications for the formation of a Consortium to pursue five identified R&D topics at the nexus of energy and water: 1) water use reduction at thermoelectric plants; 2) treatment and management of non-traditional waters; 3) improving sustainable hydropower design and operation; 4) climate impact modeling, methods, and scenarios to support improved energy and water systems understanding; and 5) data and analysis to inform planning, policy, and other decisions. Each proposal must address all five topics. The Consortium that is funded will form a new technical track under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC).
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
3/26/2015 for applications due 4/21/2015,
4/1/2015 for applications due 4/30/2015 or 5/8/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed following the directions for the specific announcement. VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds a given program’s submission limit.

The U.S. Department of State has multiple funding opportunities on different topics.
4/14/2015 4/21/2015 Bolstering Judicial and Social Processes in Central African Republic: The notification should include: 1) Name of this funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, and 3) Campus department/ORU submitting the proposal.
4/23/2015 4/30/2015 Track II Initiatives (U.S. Mission to Pakistan): The notification should include: 1) Name of this funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, 3) Name of the anticipated Pakistani and Indian partner organizations, and 4) Campus department/ORU submitting the proposal.
5/1/2015 5/8/2015 SportsUnited: International Sports Programming Initiative (ISPI): The notification should include: 1) Name of this funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, and 3) Campus department/ORU submitting the proposal.
NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

one application per institution, although distinct collecting entities of a larger organization may apply in the same year, although distinct collecting entities of a larger organization may apply in the same year, such as the library and museum of a university or two historic sites within a historical society

CALmessages notice
3/30/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on March 30, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project Description (3-5 pages), with attention to the Project Narrative guidelines on pp.7-10 of the full program guidelines; Summary Budget (1 page), including any anticipated sources of cost share; and Curriculum Vitae (up to 2 pages) for each PI/PD and co-PI/PD.
4/28/2015
5/5/2015
Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions - such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities - improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials.
HUD Research and Evaluation, Demonstrations, and Data Analysis and Utilization

Organizations may submit one application for each of the projects. Subcontractors and consultants may be included in more than one application. However, if an organization submits an application for a project, then it may not be included as a subcontractor or consultant in any other application for the same project.
3/30/2015

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by March 30, including the following information: 1) Name of this funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, 3) Project of interest, and 4) Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
4/23/2015
4/30/2015
The program supports the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Policy Development and Research’s mission to inform policy development and implementation to improve life in American communities through conducting, supporting, and sharing research, surveys, demonstrations, program evaluations, and best practices. Applicants are required to identify one of the following projects that they are applying for: 1) Evaluation of Moving to Work : Activities, Outcomes and Impacts, and Program Performance; 2) Jobs Plus Evaluation; 3) Small Area Fair Market Rent Demonstration Evaluation; 4) Evaluation of the Public and Indian Housing Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinators Program.
NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC)

There is no limit on the number of single- or multiple-university center proposals UC Berkeley may submit, but the proposed research topics must involve different disciplines and support different industries.

In addition, PIs can only submit one proposal per submission period, and co-PIs can only participate in one proposal per submission period.

CALmessages notice
4/1/2015

Principal investigators who plan to submit a proposal should send a brief notification of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00pm April 1, 2015. The notifications should include the following information: 1) Proposed research topic, 2) Disciplines to be involved, and 3) Anticipated industry partners. VCRO will contact principal investigators if similar concepts are identified.

Proposal Development Support: Potential Berkeley applicants are encouraged to contact the Berkeley Research Development Office (BRDO) for support in the development of their proposals. For more information contact brdo@berkeley.edu.
Industry Partners Membership Agreement Support: A key element of I/UCRC proposals is membership agreements with industry partners. Potential Berkeley applicants are encouraged to contact the Industry Alliances Office (IAO) for support in industry membership agreements. For more information contact the Director of Industry Alliances Eric Giegerich at egiegerich@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-5850.
6/19/2015 for letters of intent

9/18/2015 for proposals
6/26/2015 for letters of intent

9/25/2015 for proposals

next deadline: 1/4/2016 for LOIs, 3/1/2016 for proposals
The I/UCRC program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from NSF and are primarily supported by industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center. An I/UCRC contributes to the nation’s research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, an I/UCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context. Applicants may submit planning grant proposals for new centers and sites or full center proposals (Phase I, II, or III).

Important: Please see the full NSF program solicitation for details and requirements for each proposal type and for additional information, as well as the CALmessages notice.
State Department Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor in Egypt

one application per organization
4/3/2015

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 3. Notifications should include: Name of the funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ ORU submitting the application.
4/29/2015
5/6/2015
The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor invites proposals for projects that will have a direct and lasting impact toward an inclusive, stable democratic process that protects fundamental freedoms, stable democratic institutions, and the rule of law in Egypt.
Justice Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
4/3/2015 for applications due 5/12/2015,
4/6/2015 for applications due 5/18/2015, 4/10/2015 for applications due 5/26/2015

Send an email to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu following the directions directions for the specific announcement. VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds a given program’s submission limit.

The U.S. Department of Justice has multiple funding opportunities.
5/5/2015 5/12/2015 Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance: The notification should include: 1) Name of this funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, and 3) Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
5/11/2015 5/18/2015 Annual Survey of Probation and Parole, 2015-2018: The notification should include: 1) Name of this funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, and 3) Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
5/18/2015 5/26/2015 Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country, 2016-2019: The notification should include: 1) Name of this funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, and 3) Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
USAID Reintegration and Prevention of Recruitment Program (Colombia)

one application per organization
4/6/2015

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 6. Notifications should include: Name of the funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ ORU submitting the application.
5/12/2015
5/19/2015
USAID is seeking applications to support the Government of Colombia to develop and provide services that foster sustainable social and economic reintegration of adult ex-combatants and disengaged children from illegal armed groups and prevent recruitment into such illegal armed groups.
NSF Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - S2I2 (SI2-S2I2)

one proposal of each class (Conceptualization, CMRSI Implementation, SGSI Implementation) per organization

Note: An individual can participate as PI, co-PI, or Senior Personnel, or Consultant on no more than one Implementation proposal. There is no limit on the number of Conceptualization proposals per PI.

CALmessages notice
4/13/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on April 13, 2015. Proposals should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) Project Description (3-5 pages, including references), identifying award class of interest (Conceptualization, CMRSI Implementation, or SGSI Implementation) and addressing separately the intellectual merit, broader impacts, and the additional solicitation specific review criteria for the award class of interest (see pp. 13-14 of full program solicitation); 3) Summary Budget (1 page); and 4) Curriculum Vitae/Biosketches (2 pages) for each PI and co-PI.
5/27/2015 for Implementation proposals

five working days before submission to NSF for Conceptualization proposals
6/3/2015 for Implementation proposals

no deadline for Conceptualization proposals
S2I2 includes two subclasses of awards: 1) Conceptualization awards, which are planning awards aimed at organizing an interdisciplinary community and understanding their software requirements and challenges, and 2) Implementation awards, which will be made to implement community activities that support software infrastructure. Implementation proposals may only be submitted in these topics: 1) Chemical and Materials Research Software (CMRSI) and 2) Science Gateways Software Institute (SGSI). Potential applicants should review the full NSF program solicitation.
NIH/NIAMS Validation of Pediatric Patient Reported Outcomes in Chronic Diseases (PEPR) Consortium (U19)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
4/20/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on April 20, 2015. 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 review criteria outlined in the full solicitation; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI or Co-PI.
5/26/2015
6/2/2015

5/2/2015 for letter of intent (not required)
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to capitalize on recent advances in the science of patient reported outcomes to measure the patient experience in clinical care and research in children with a variety of chronic diseases and conditions using the NIH PROMIS tools and approaches coupled with detailed clinical phenotyping and/or biospecimen collection in well-characterized human cohorts.
The 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 is dedicated to the well-being of children and youth through financial support of programs and services provided by nonprofit organizations: including support of social services, education, the arts, physical and mental health, and capital development. Funding: $2,500-$50,000.
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.
Funding: Up to $1 million for research grants and $250,000 for undergraduate education grants in 2011.