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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


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.

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.

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
NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

UC Berkeley is allowed to submit three proposals, including as a significantly funded subawardee. If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition).

CALmessages notice
11/17/2013

Send proposed concepts to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on November 17, 2014. Proposed concepts should be sent as a single PDF file that includes:
Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references), addressing separately the proposed project’s intellectual merit, broader impact, and the additional solicitation specific review criteria for instrument acquisition or development outlined in the full NSF program solicitation; Summary budget (1 page), including anticipated sources of cost share; and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI or Co-PI.

Potential Berkeley applicants are encouraged to contact the Berkeley Research Development Office for support in the development of their proposed concepts. For more information contact the Director of Research Development David Trinkle at dtrinkle@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-6313.

1/14/2015
1/22/2015

next deadline: 1/13/2016
The MRI Program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally. Each MRI proposal may request support for either the acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single research instrument for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use. Development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at MRI submission-eligible organizations are encouraged. Requests in the range of $100,000-$4M will be accepted from all eligible organizations. Requests less than $100,000 will also be accepted for the disciplines of mathematics or social, behavioral and economic sciences. Cost-sharing of precisely 30% of the total project cost is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education. Note: Subawards may be included in development proposals but not in acquisition proposals unless the submitting organization is a non-Ph.D. granting institution of higher education.
State Department Establishment of a University Partnership with National College of Arts - Lahore

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
12/1/2014

Send a brief note of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by December 1, 2014 and include the title of this funding opportunity in your message. The VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds the submission limit.
1/26/2015
2/2/2015
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Lahore announce an open competition for a cooperative agreement to establish a University Partnership between a four-year college or university in the United States and National College of Arts (NCA)-Lahore in Film & Television Arts.
State Department Establishment of a University Partnership with University of the Punjab - Lahore, Institute of Communication Studies (ICS)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
12/1/2014

Send a brief note of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by December 1, 2014 and include the title of this funding opportunity in your message. The VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds the submission limit.
1/26/2015
2/2/2015
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Lahore announce an open competition for a cooperative agreement to establish a University Partnership between a four-year college or university in the United States and University of the Punjab in the two thematic areas of journalism/communication studies and development studies.
NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)

two applications per institution

CALmessages notice
12/1/2014

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on December 1, 2014. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) 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); 3) Evidence of exceptional scientific creativity and productivity (1-2 pages); 4) A research plan in a scientific area relevant to the NIH mission for which the investigator has demonstrated expertise (1-2 pages); and 5) 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 December 1, 2014.)
1/23/2015
1/30/2015

12/30/2014 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. Though most newly graduated doctoral-level researchers would benefit by post-doctoral training, a small number of outstanding junior investigators would benefit instead by launching directly into an independent research career. For these select investigators, who have established a record of scientific innovation and research productivity and who have demonstrated unusual leadership, drive, and maturity, post-doctoral training would unnecessarily delay their entry into performing independent research. See the program solicitation for applicant eligibility criteria.
Note: Three to five reference letters will be required for selected applications to NIH. See the program solicitation for more information.
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.
NICHD Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
12/1/2014

Send a brief notification of intent to apply, including the name of the lead PI and a descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus, to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on December 1, 2014. This will enable VCRO to determine the appropriate campus selection process.
1/22/2015
1/29/2015

Selected applicant must contact NIH Scientific/Research Contact by 12/18/2014

next deadline: 11/17/2015, 11/17/2016
The purpose is to bring together academic institutions/ organizations and community organizations to identify opportunities for reducing health disparities through the use of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). The areas of focus for these partnerships should include one or more of the following community-health issues: preterm birth; infant mortality; sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); maternal mortality; reproductive health; uterine fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; violence prevention; perinatal HBV and HIV/AIDS prevention; HIV/AIDS prevention; asthma; intellectual and developmental disabilities; pediatric injury prevention; and medical rehabilitation.
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.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
12/12/2014 for applications due on 1/8/2015, 12/17/2014 for applications due on 1/23/15,
1/9/2015 for applications due on 2/17/2015

Send a brief note of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines below, and include the title of the funding opportunity in your message. VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds a given program’s submission limit.
  • For applications due on January 8, notify us by December 12.
  • For applications due on January 23, notify us by December 17.
  • For applications due on February 17, notify us by January 9.

The U.S. Department of State has several funding opportunities on a range of topics.
12/18/2014 (8:00 am) 1/8/2015 North Korea Programs
1/15/2015 1/23/2015 Countering Closing Civic Space in Kenya and Uganda
1/15/2015 1/23/2015 Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights in Ghana
2/9/2015 2/17/2015 Entrepreneurship Programs (Pakistan)
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.
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

one nomination per institution

CALmessages notice
1/5/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on January 5, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) A letter of nomination from an institutional representative highlighting the nominee's achievements, and the basis for selection (limited to 3 pages; 3) A summary description, with references, of the nominee's research accomplishments as an independent faculty member, and a description of research plans (limited to 7 pages); 4) A statement intended to convince the reviewers of the nominee's dedication to education in the chemical sciences (limited to 3 pages); 5) A CV (limited to 7 pages) including a list of publications in which independent contributions and undergraduate coauthors are clearly identified. Research support should be indicated.; and 6) A budget (less than 1 page) describing how award funds are anticipated to be used.
2/3/2015
2/10/2015
The Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2009. The program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.
Note: The full application due to the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation requires additional materials, including three letters of support. See the full program guidelines.
NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01)

one application per school or college within a university

CALmessages notice
1/5/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on January 5, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages), addressing the relevant review criteria outlined in the full solicitation; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages).
2/20/2015

2/27/2015

1/27/2015 for letter of intent (not required)

The ONES Award is intended to identify the most talented Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) who intend to make a long-term commitment to research in the environmental health sciences and assist them in launching an innovative research program focused on the understanding of environmental exposure effects on people’s health. To be eligible, applicants must be ESIs as defined by NIH. Applicants must also have faculty appointments which are tenure track or equivalent and have demonstrated outstanding abilities in basic, clinical or population-based research.
Cal Humanities Community Stories Grant

one application per campus department

CALmessages notice
1/6/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on January 6, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages), addressing how the humanities informs the project, plans for public access and engagement, and additional application-specific review criteria; Summary budget (1 page), including anticipated sources of cost share; and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI/PD or co-PI/PD.
1/26/2015
2/2/2015

next deadline: 8/2015 (estimate)
Community Stories funds projects that focus on the collection and sharing of real stories of California’s communities. Cal Humanities seeks proposals for story-based projects that reveal the realities of the people of California; are shaped by critical questions and diverse perspectives; are deepened by historical and cultural context; and will be of interest to local, statewide, and potentially national and global audiences. Projects must involve at least one humanities expert as an advisor, use the methods of analysis that inform the humanities as well as community-based research, and produce work that is publicly accessible and sharable, in whole or part, through the internet or other digital platform.
NSF Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP)

one proposal per organization; individuals may appear as Senior Personnel on only one MIP proposal

CALmessages notice
1/7/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on January 7, 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 intellectual merit, broader impacts, and additional solicitation-specific review criteria of the proposed project; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and co-PI.
2/23/2015
3/2/2015
The MIP program is a new midscale user facility program aimed to significantly accelerate advances in materials research and engineering through the rapid discovery of new materials and phenomena. MIPs respond to the increasing complexity of conducting materials research that requires the close collaboration of multidisciplinary teams who have access to cutting edge tools. To rebuild US technical strength in the science of crystal growth, the initial MIPs will focus on developing new bulk and thin film crystalline hard materials.
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.
NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

one proposal per organization as lead organization; no limit on proposals as non-lead collaborator or sub-awardee

CALmessages notice
1/5/2015 1/12/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on January 12, 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; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
2/9/2015 3/5/2015
2/17/2015 3/12/2015

next deadline: 2/16/2016, 2/15 annually
The CCE STEM program funds research to identify efficacious factors in the formation of ethical STEM researchers at all levels, including students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty, employing a variety of means beyond conventional classroom instruction. This program is distinguished from its predecessor, the Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program, which focused on graduate education. Projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge.
Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award

one application per invited institution

CALmessages notice
1/12/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on January 12, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes:
1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet;
2) Candidate Research Proposal (Word format, 5 pages max including figures and references), according to the Application and Submission Guidelines;
3) Mentorship and Career Development Plan (Word format, 5 pages max, including the 2 page mentor support template), according to the Application and Submission Guidelines;
4) Candidate’s CV (4 pages max);
5) Institution’s Letter of Support (Word format, 1 page max, submitted on official institutional letterhead, addressed to the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation) from the Dean of the Department and/or Academic Unit/School which will be providing the support to the Postdoctoral Fellow.
6) One Letter of Recommendation (Word format, 1 page max, submitted on official letter head, addressed to the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation), assessing the candidate’s scientific abilities and potential; history of independent research and creativity; and future potential as an independent investigator (Letters should be signed, in PDF, and sent separately by the letter writer directly to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by January 12, 2015.).
1/26/2015
2/2/2015
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has invited UC Berkeley to submit an application for a 2015 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award. The program is intended to initiate and support post-Ph.D. postdoctoral fellows at research institutions across the United States, who have the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences, thus leading to the development of new tools and methods while providing assistance during their transition from “mentored yet independent” postdoctoral to an independent, tenure-track position.
Fellows will be appointed for two years and may begin as early as August of their application year and no later than December 31. Recipients may not hold any other fellowship during this award period.
Please Note: The full application due to the Beckman Foundation requires additional materials, including additional letters of recommendation. See the Application and Submission Guidelines.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
1/14/2015 for applications due 2/4/2015, 1/16/2015 for applications due 2/19/2015 or 2/20/2015,
1/26/2015 for applications due 3/16/2015

Send a brief note of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines below, and include the title of the funding opportunity in your message. VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds a given program’s submission limit.
  • For applications due February 4, notify us by January 14.
  • For applications due February 19 or 20, notify us by January 16.
  • For applications due March 16, notify us by January 26.

The U.S. Department of State has several funding opportunities on a range of topics.
1/28/2015 2/4/2015 Tunisia: Encouraging Positive Post-Election Progress
2/11/2015 2/19/2015 Countering the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers in Yemen
2/12/2015 2/20/2015 Inter-ethnic and Reconciliation Youth Camps (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
3/9/2015 3/16/2015 Visual and Performing Arts Programs (Pakistan)
Chau Hoi Shuen Foundation Women in Science Program

two female faculty members will be selected to receive research grants, and one previously funded female faculty member will be selected to receive a research grant

CALmessages notice
1/16/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00pm on January 16, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Brief statement of research (up to 3 pages) that also identifies to which grant the applicant is applying and the applicant’s collaborators in China; and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) of the applicant.
not applicable
not applicable
The Chau Hoi Shuen Foundation Women in Science Program, formerly the Li Ka Shing Foundation Women in Science Program, awards grants to support educational and research projects submitted by UC Berkeley female faculty members who are engaged in collaborative research with female scientists in China. The program offers two types of grants: 1) New Research Grants and 2) Research Grants for Previous Recipients. For more information, see the CALmessages notice.
State Department Women’s Empowerment Programs - Pakistan

one proposal per organization
1/20/2015

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by January 20, 2015.
2/23/2015
3/2/2015
The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States in Islamabad, Pakistan has announced an open competition for assistance awards to support initiatives to promote women’s social and economic development, integrate women into peace and security building, address and prevent gender-based violence, and ensure women’s full participation in civic and political life.
CDC Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
1/20/2015 for applications due 2/24/2015, 1/21/2015 for applications due 2/25/2015,
1/23/2015 for applications due 3/3/2015

Send a brief note of interest to the VCRO Limited Submissions email address (ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) by the deadlines below, and include the title of the funding opportunity in your message. VCRO will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds a given program’s submission limit.
  • For applications due February 24, notify us by January 20.
  • For applications due February 25, notify us by January 21.
  • For applications due March 3, notify us by January 23.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has several funding opportunities on a range of topics.
2/17/2015 2/24/2015 Epidemiologic Study of Interstitial Cystitis
2/17/2015 2/24/2015 Public Health Research on Modifiable Risk Factors for Spina Bifida
2/18/2015 2/25/2015 Evaluation of a Stepped Care Approach for Perinatal Depression Treatment in Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics
2/24/2015 3/3/2015 Using Longitudinal Data to Characterize the Natural History of Fragile X Syndrome to Improve Services and Outcomes
State Department Promoting Internationally Recognized Labor Rights in the Dominican Republic

one application per organization
1/30/2015

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by January 30, 2015.
2/20/2015
2/27/2015
The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Laborinvites applications for a program to strengthen the ability of agricultural workers and their organizations in the sugar sector in the Dominican Republic to organize, advocate for workers rights, and effectively engage with the government in support of these rights.

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.
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
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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.
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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.