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Limited Submission Programs

In limited submission programs, the sponsor restricts the number of applications or proposals a campus can submit to the agency. The guidelines for these programs require institutions to screen preproposals or nominations to determine which applications will be submitted for competition.

Limited Submission Cover Sheet


Current Solicitations List

Please note: The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research makes every attempt to identify limited submission opportunities and provide information on limited submissions in a timely manner; however, the list below is not exhaustive. If a researcher should identify a limited submission that does not appear below, please forward the program information as soon as possible to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu.


Limited Submission Campus Announcements

The Vice Chancellor for Research Office uses CALmessages to send limited submission announcements to faculty within targeted departments and/or units based on the focus of the agency funding program or, when the program is more general, to faculty campus-wide. For example, a program funding public health research would be directed only to faculty within the School of Public Health.

Research administrators and other staff who also wish to be notified of upcoming limited submission deadlines must sign up for the Limited Submission CALmessages list (CalNet authorization required). Faculty members do not need to sign up for this list; they will receive messages automatically. Staff who sign up for the list will receive all messages, not just those specific to their department.

Limited Submission Applications

Campus applications for limited submission programs should include the application material and the Limited Submission Cover Sheet (see top of this page), submitted in PDF to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at ltdsubs@berkeley.edu.

In general, applications for campus review will include a three- to five-page project description, a curriculum vita for each investigator, and a one-page budget that summarizes the total project period. However, please see the announcements below for program-specific information on campus application requirements.

Requests for matching funds or exceptions to campus policies must be identified at this stage and included in the budget page. Requests will be negotiated if the project is selected for submission.

If you have any questions about the internal campus review process, please contact Matthew Andrews in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at 643-1795 or ltdsubs@berkeley.edu. For assistance with the preparation of your proposal, please contact your departmental Research Administrator. For questions about submitting the proposal to the funding agency please contact your SPO Contract and Grant Officer. Proposals must be submitted to SPO in accordance with the VCR five day proposal submission policy.


Current Solicitations Chart

The chart below lists active limited submission programs. For previously announced programs, see the Limited Submission Archive.

Program Campus Application Deadline to VCRO, Campus Process Agency Deadline (see VCR 5-day proposal submission policy) Program Synopsis
NSF 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.
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.
DHS S&T Center of Excellence to Address Biological Threats and Hazards - Center Lead

one application per university
5/1/2017

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

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

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

see CALmessages notice for limit
5/8/2017

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

see CALmessages notice for limit
5/11/2017

Send notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on May 11, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
6/20/2017 7/5/2017
EPA is soliciting proposals for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure.
NSF Competition for the Management and Operation of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

one proposal per organization
5/15/2017

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

one application per institution
6/15/2017

Send notifications of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 15, 2017, including all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
7/31/2017
The program supports the digitization of rare and unique audio and audiovisual content.
HRSA Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
6/16/2017 for applications due 7/24/2017, 6/19/2017 for applications due 7/17/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu 9:00 am on the deadlines listed, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
7/17/2017
Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network on Infant Mortality (IM CoIIN)
7/24/2017 Improving HIV Health Outcomes Through the Coordination of Supportive Employment and Housing Services - Evaluation and Technical Assistance Provider
7/24/2017 Improving HIV Health Outcomes through the Coordination of Supportive Employment and Housing Services - Demonstration Sites
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.
Searle Scholars Program

see CALmessages notice for limit
6/19/2017, 7/31/2017

See the CALmessages notice for application instructions.
9/29/2017
The program supports independent research of early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment and are pursuing research in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.
Labor Department Labor Market Supply and Demand in the Northern Triangle

see CALmessages notice for limit
6/22/2017

Those who are interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led application should send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 22, 2017, including all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
7/28/2017
DOL is soliciting applications for technical assistance projects in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to leverage data in order to improve labor market efficiency and performance.
OMH Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative

see CALmessages notice for limit
6/22/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 22, 2017, including all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
8/1/2017
This program provides support for minority and/or disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, or serious mental illness.
Justice Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
6/23/2017

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.
7/17/2017
Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities (CSFACF)
7/17/2017 National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X-State) Project: Technical Assistance and Implementation Support
USAID Feed the Future Innovation lab for Peanut Research (PRIL)

one application per institution
6/26/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led application should send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am July 12, including Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
8/1/2017
PRIL will design, lead, and implement a program of peanut research and capacity building.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
6/27/2017 for applications due 7/31/2017, 6/30/2017 for applications due 8/2/2017 and 8/7/2017, 7/11/2017 for applications due 9/25/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu 9:00 am on the deadlines listed, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
7/31/2017
Improving the Regulatory Environment for Civil Society Organizations in Tunisia
8/2/2017 International Programs to Combat Child Trafficking in Peru
8/7/2017 Supporting Independent Media in the Baltics
9/25/2017 Business and Human Rights in the ICT Sector to Advance Internet Freedom
State Department Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Internet Freedom

two SOIs per organization
6/30/2017

Send statements of interest (SOIs) to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 30, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
7/14/2017
SOIs must address one or more of these themes: Technology - Uncensored and Secure Access to the Global Internet, Digital Safety, Policy and Advocacy, and Applied Research.
USDA FNS Child and Adult Care Food Program Training Grant

one application per institution
6/30/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 30, including Name of opportunity, Name of lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
7/20/2017
This program will support a training initiative to equip State agencies administering CACFP with the knowledge and skills necessary to train and provide technical assistance to CACFP operators at the local level.
Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust

one proposal per institution
6/30/2017

If invited by the Trust to submit a full proposal, send a campus application to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on June 30, 2017, including all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
8/15/2017
VCRO asks that interested applicants first submit an LOI to the Trust. The Trust supports education and research in ornamental horticulture, primarily in North and South America.
NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)

one application per institution
7/6/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led application should send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 6, 2017, including all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
9/25/2017
The over-arching goal is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce
NEA Our Town

see CALmessages notice for limit
7/7/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led application should send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 7, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
9/11/2017
Our Town support projects in two areas: Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects; and Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking.
CalRecycle Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program

see CALmessages notice for limit
7/9/2017

Send notifications of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 9, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
7/18/2017
The purpose is to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by expanding existing or establishing new food waste prevention and/or rescue projects in California to reduce the amount of food being disposed in landfills.
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.
CCHE 2017 Museum Grant Program

see CALmessages notice for limit
7/10/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 10, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
8/15/2017
The program supports small capital asset projects in California’s museums, and other groups and institutions, which undertake cultural projects deeply rooted in and reflective of previously underserved communities.
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.
NIA Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30)

one application per institution
7/10/2017

Send a campus application to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 10, 2017, including all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
10/19/2017
Awards are designed to develop or strengthen programs that focus and sustain progress in a key area of aging research.
Pew/RWJF Health Impact Project

one proposal per organization
7/14/2017

Send a notification of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 14, 2017., including all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
9/15/2017
The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2017 Health Impact Project offers funding to communities and organizations to promote the consideration of health in policy and decision-making.
NEH Summer Stipends

see CALmessages notice for limit
8/1/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on August 1, 2017, including all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
9/27/2017
NEH Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowships

one nomination per invited institution
9/1/2017

The Arts and Humanities Division Dean’s Office asks for nominations by September 1, 2017. Those interested should contact dean_art-hum@ls.berkeley.edu.
10/6/2017
Fellowships support faculty in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who received their doctorates between 2005 and 2011 to acquire systematic training outside their own areas of special interest.
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.