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Sponsored Projects

Limited Submission Programs

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

Limited Submission Cover Sheet


Current Solicitations List

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


Limited Submission Campus Announcements

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

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

Limited Submission Applications

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

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

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

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


Current Solicitations Chart

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

Program Campus Application Deadline to VCRO, Campus Process Selected Proposals to SPO Agency Deadline Program Synopsis
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
4/8/2015 for applications due 5/18/2015, 4/10/2015 for applications due 5/29/2015, 4/13/2015 for applications due 6/1/2015, 4/14/2015 for applications due 6/2/2015, 4/15/2015 for applications due 6/4/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed following the directions for the specific announcement. 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 proposal. 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.
5/11/2015 5/18/2015 Global Sports Mentoring Program
5/21/2015 5/29/2015 EducationUSA Academy
5/21/2015 5/29/2015 EducationUSA Leadership Institutes
5/21/2015 5/29/2015 Electronic Media Training (Pakistan)
5/22/2015 6/1/2015 Regional Language Media Training (Pakistan)
5/26/2015 6/2/2015 U.S. Building Study Abroad Capacity at U.S. Higher Education Institutions MOOC
5/28/2015 6/4/2015 Capacity-Building Program for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad
Justice Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
4/8/2015 for applications due 5/18/2015, 4/9/2015 for applications due 5/19/2015, 4/13/2015 for applications due 5/28/2015, 4/15/2015 for applications due 6/1/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed following the directions for the specific announcement. 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 proposal. 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.
5/11/2015 5/18/2015 Economic, Cyber, and High-Tech Crimes National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program
5/12/2015 5/19/2015 Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Assessment Technical Assistance and Maximizing Local Reforms
5/20/2015 5/28/2015 VOCA Children’s Advocacy Centers Subgrant Program
5/20/2015 5/28/2015 National Juvenile Court Data Archive
5/20/2015 5/28/2015 Bridging Research and Practice Project To Advance Juvenile Justice and Safety
5/22/2015 6/1/2015 Survey of State Attorney General Offices
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.
CDC Surveillance of Congenital Heart Defects Across the Lifespan

one application per organization
4/13/2015

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 13. Notifications of interest should include the following information: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
5/22/2015 for application
6/1/2015 for application

4/27/2015 for letter of intent (optional)
This FOA will expand the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities’ programs conducting birth defects surveillance with a focus on congenital heart defects among individuals of all ages. Surveillance data will be used for descriptive epidemiology, to identify comorbidities, and examine healthcare utilization and referral to timely and appropriate services.
HRSA Preventive Medicine Residency with Integrative Health Care Training Program

multiple applications from an organization are not allowable
4/13/2015

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 13, 2015, including the following: Name of the funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ ORU submitting the proposal.
5/21/2015
5/29/2015
The goal is to improve the health of communities by increasing the number and quality of preventive medicine physicians who can address public health needs and advance preventive medicine practices, increase access to integrative health care, and increase the integration of these two fields into overall primary care training and practice.
HRSA National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements (NCAs)

multiple applications from an organization are not allowable
4/13/2015

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 13, 2015, including the following: Name of the funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ ORU submitting the proposal.
5/22/2015
6/1/2015
Organizations that receive NCA funding under this opportunity will provide specialized national training and technical assistance to health centers in one of the following Target Areas: 1) Oral Health, 2) Health Information Technology and Data, and 3) Clinical Workforce Development.
CDC Epicenters for the Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) - Cycle II

one application per institution
4/13/2015

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 13, 2015, including the following: Name of the funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ ORU submitting the proposal.
5/22/2015 for application
6/1/2015 for application

5/1/2015 for optional letter of intent
The purpose is to expand the number of research institutions in the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program to translate basic, epidemiologic, and technologic discoveries into new strategies for preventing healthcare-associated transmission of Ebola and/or infectious pathogens (viral or bacterial) that can be spread by mechanisms similar to Ebola.
Justice Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
4/15/2015 for applications due 5/25/2015,
4/22/2015 for applications due 6/8/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed following the directions for the specific announcement. The notification should include 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.

The U.S. Department of Justice has two funding opportunities.
5/15/2015 5/25/2015 Design Study of Dual System Youth
6/1/2015 6/8/2015 Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies
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.
NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Institutional Training Grants (T32/T15)

see CALmessages notice

CALmessages notice
4/24/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on April 24, 2015. This will enable VCRO to determine the appropriate campus selection process. Notifications of interest should include the following information: Name of the funding opportunity of interest (including FOA Number); Name of the lead PI; Campus department/ORU that will be submitting the application; and Descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus of the training program.
7/20/2015
7/27/2015
NIH has announced the following three related institutional training grant solicitations: 1) RFA-HG-14-004: Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32), 2) RFA-HG-14-005: Revisions to Add Biomedical Big Data Training to Active Institutional Training Grants (T32), and 3) RFA-HG-14-006: Revisions to Add Biomedical Big Data Training to Active NLM Institutional Training Grants in Biomedical Informatics (T15). See the CALmessages notice for more information.
NIH Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
5/4/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on May 4, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references), addressing the review criteria outlined in the full solicitation; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
6/3/2015
6/10/2015

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

next deadline: 5/25/2016, 5/25/2017
This program supports broad and fundamental research training in the neurosciences via institutional Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) research training grants (T32) at domestic institutions of higher education. Trainees appointed to this training grant are financially supported for either one or two years, during the first two years of their graduate research training. The primary objective is to prepare individuals for careers in neuroscience that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation.
NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

three proposals per institution; one proposal from any individual collection within an institution

CALmessages notice
5/11/2015

Send campus application to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on May 11, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references), 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 or Co-PI.
7/6/2015
7/13/2015

next deadline: 7/11/2016
The CSBR Program 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. The program funds three areas: Natural History Collections, Living Stock Collections, and Transfer of Ownership of Collections.
American Diabetes Association Pathway Program Awards

one nomination per grant cycle per institution; the nomination can be for only one of the three award types

CALmessages notice
5/11/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on May 11, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) Research description (3-5 pages, including references), addressing candidate’s research strategies, innovation, and potential to impact the field of diabetes research as well as additional award-specific review criteria; 3) Summary budget (1 page); 4) Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages); 5) Names of two eligible recommenders (other than Department Chair for Accelerator and Visionary Awards and other than Current Mentor for Initiator Award) who will write reference letters (see award-specific Application Instructions for eligible recommenders); and 6) A recommendation letter from candidate’s Department Chair (for Accelerator and Visionary Awards) or Current Mentor (for Initiator Award). This letter should be addressed to the “Mentor Advisory Group,” be consistent with the directions in the award-specific Application Instructions, and sent separately to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by May 11, 2015.
6/24/2015
7/1/2015
Part of the ADA’s Pathway to Stop Diabetes initiative, the Pathway Program Awards support innovative basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, or health services research relevant to any type of diabetes, diabetes-related disease state or complication. The ADA seeks exceptional candidates from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, physics, mathematics, and engineering. There are three types of Pathway Awards: 1) Initiator (for researchers in postdoctoral training), 2) Accelerator (for early-career diabetes investigators), and 3) Visionary (for established investigators, new to diabetes). Potential applicants should review the full ADA Application Instructions for the award of interest and the CALmessages notice.
Amgen Foundation

one LOI per department per 12-month period
not applicable

Please contact the Vice Chancellor for Research Office (ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) if you are interested in submitting a letter of intent (LOI).
not applicable
ongoing
The Amgen 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. The minimum grant is $10,000.
Morris Stulsaft Foundation

one request per organization in a 12-month period
not applicable

Please contact the Vice Chancellor for Research Office (ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) if you are interested in submitting a proposal.
not applicable
open
The Foundation dedicated to the well-being of Bay Area children and youth in need. Grantmaking priorities include: early childhood education, participation in the arts, support services for foster care children and youth, and pathways to work.
W. M. Keck Foundation

eligible institutions may submit one request per grant cycle to each of the Foundation’s program areas for which they are eligible
not applicable

Initial contact from a multi-unit organization (such as a college, university or agency branch location) must be coordinated through the institution’s central development office. Most colleges and universities have designated an official liaison to the Foundation. Other personnel contacting the Foundation will be referred to the central liaison. At UC Berkeley, the liaison is Jeff Jackanicz, Director Corporate and Foundation Relations, University Relations (642-6136, jjackanicz@berkeley.edu).
At UC Berkeley, the pre-proposal process starts early and is very selective. The application process starts with the Council of Science and Engineering Deans. They put the word out that Keck is in its new phase of applications, and from there, all interested faculty are to submit a one-page concept paper. Based on the paper, the Deans have a conference call with Keck to decide which faculty are best suited to apply. Contact jjackanicz@berkeley.edu for further information.
not applicable
ongoing
The W.M. Keck Foundation was founded with the goal of generating far-reaching benefits for humanity. The Foundation supports outstanding science, engineering and medical research, and undergraduate education. The Foundation strives to fund endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach. It encourages projects that are high-risk with the potential for transformative impact. "High-risk" comprises a number of factors, including questions that push the edge of the field, present unconventional approaches to intractable problems, or challenge the prevailing paradigm.
Funding: Up to $1 million for research grants and $250,000 for undergraduate education grants in 2011.