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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
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.
NIGMS Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
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
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.
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
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.
Searle Scholars Program
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.
State Department Funding Opportunities
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
NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)
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.
NIA Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30)
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.
American Heart Association Strategically Focused Vascular Disease Research Network
7/20/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led Center application should send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am July 20, 2017, including: all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
9/26/2017
The intent is to support a collaboration of basic, clinical, and population researchers from different disciplines whose collective efforts will lead to new approaches to study vascular disease, particularly Peripheral Artery Disease and Aortopathy.
NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)
7/25/2017

Those who intend to submit a UC Berkeley-led GEOPATHS-IMPACT proposal should send a notification of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 25, 2017, including all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
8/18/2017 for letter of intent

10/10/2017 for proposal
IUSE: GEOPATHS invites proposals that specifically address the current needs and opportunities related to undergraduate education within the geosciences community. The campus announcement is for UC Berkeley-led GEOPATHS-IMPACT proposals only.
NEH Summer Stipends
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.
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art - Curatorial Research and Digital Project Grants
8/7/2017

Send notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on August 7, 2017, including Funding opportunity of interest, Lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit the application, Statement of up to 200 words describing the intended focus of the project.
9/30/2017
The Centre supports scholarship, academic research and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of British art and architectural history from the medieval period to the present; supported topics must have an historical perspective.
Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Initiative
8/11/2017

Send concept papers to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on August 11, 2017, including all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
9/15/2017 for letters of intent

10/2/2017 for proposals
This program funds research projects to improve the health, general well-being, and safety of student-athletes at all Pac-12 member institutions.
WBG/SVRI Development Marketplace for Innovation on Gender-based Violence Prevention
8/14/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/6/2017
Supports innovative research and interventions or related activities that will contribute to the prevention and response of gender-based violence in low and middle income countries.
NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
8/14/2017

Those who intend to submit UC Berkeley-led Site proposals should send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on August 14, 2017, including all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
10/10/2017
This solicitation features two support mechanisms: RET supplements to ongoing ENG or CISE awards; and new RET Site awards. This campus announcement is for RET Site proposals only.
Japan Foundation - Performing Arts Japan
8/18/2017

Submit a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am August 18, including Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit the application, Statement of up to 200 words describing the project.
10/31/2017

The program supports initiatives of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada to provide geographically diverse audiences with greater exposure to Japanese performing arts.
NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
8/21/2017

Those who intend to submit UC Berkeley-led proposals should send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on August 21, 2017, including all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
11/6/2017
The program supports six types of projects: Pilots and Feasibility Studies; Research in Service to Practice; Innovations in Development; Broad Implementation; Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses; and Conferences.
HUD Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program
8/23/2017

Submit a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am August 23, including Name of funding opportunity, Name of applying PI, Campus department/ORU to submit application, Submission type (i.e., lead application, subcontract, consultant), and TA focus area(s) of interest.
9/28/2017

Community Compass is designed to help HUD’s customers navigate complex housing and community development challenges.
Labor Department Improving Enforcement of Labor Laws in the Agricultural Export Sector of Costa Rica
8/25/2017

Submit a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am August 25, including Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
10/2/2017

This program supports a project in Costa Rica to improve enforcement of labor laws with respect to minimum wages, hours of work, and occupational safety and health in the agricultural export sector.
NSF Management and Operation of the Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC)
8/25/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led proposal should send notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am August 25, including Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
10/25/2017

This solicitation seeks the services of a qualified organization to manage and operate an Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center.
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE)
8/25/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/25/2017

next deadline: 9/27/2018, 9/27/2019
IGE is dedicated to piloting, testing, and validating innovative approaches to graduate education and to generating the knowledge required for the customization and implementation of the most successful, transformative ones.
NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI): Institutional Infrastructure
8/28/2017

Those who intend to submit Institutional Infrastructure proposals should send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on August 28, 2017, including all items as listed in the CALmessages notice.
11/2/2017 for preliminary proposals

1/11/2018 for proposals
The CRI program supports two classes of awards: Institutional Infrastructure (II) and Community Infrastructure (CI). NSF limits the number of proposals per institution for II; this campus announcement is for II proposals only.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowships
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.
USAID Funding Opportunities
9/1/2017 for 10/4/2017 deadline; 9/5/2017 for 10/12/2017 deadline

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9 am, including Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
10/4/2017 USAID/Cambodia - Enhancing Quality of Healthcare
10/12/2017 Comprehensive HIV Services for Key and Priority Populations (Ethiopia)
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)
9/5/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/20/2017

next deadline: 7/9/2018, 7/9/2019
Encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12, pre-service and in-service teachers and students from underserved communities.
NIDDK Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Central Biochemistry Laboratory (U24)
9/5/2017

Send notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am September 5, including Name of opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus unit to submit the application, Statement (up to 200 words) on the ability of the PI and collaborators to be effective in meeting program goals.
11/3/2017

The CBL will be responsible for providing participating sites with the reagents and protocol needed for the iohexol glomerular filtration rate measurements.
NEH Dialogues on the Experience of War
9/6/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/2/2017
The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war.
USAID Integrated Maternal Neonatal Child Health and Family Planning (MNCH/FP) Program
9/8/2017

Submit a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am September 8, including name of funding opportunity, name of lead PI, campus department/ORU to submit the application.
10/2/2017

The USAID Mission in Zimbabwe is seeking applications to implement the MNCH/FP program.
NIAAA Alcoholic Hepatitis Clinical and Translational Network - Data Coordinating Center (U24)
9/11/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9 am, including Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
10/23/2017 NIAAA is seeking applications for a Data Coordinating Center to support the Alcoholic Hepatitis Clinical and Translational Network.
Disney Conservation Fund Grants Program
9/14/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/17/2017 for application inquiries

3/2018 for applications
DCF is accepting applications to support projects with a holistic approach to conservation - blending both scientific research and community engagement to protect wildlife and their habitats.
Labor Department Funding Opportunities
9/18/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/11/2017 Addressing Child Labor and Forced Labor in Coffee Supply Chains
10/11/2017 Building the Capacity of Civil Society to Combat Child Labor and Forced Labor and Improve Working Conditions
10/11/2017 Combating Forced Labor and Labor Trafficking of Adults and Children
10/11/2017 Tools for Reducing the Risks of Child Labor and Unacceptable Conditions of Work in Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiatives
Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
9/18/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/1/2017 for letters of intent

1/15/2018 for applications
This program is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research.
USAID Mali Electoral Support Activity (MESA)
9/22/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9 am, including Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
10/20/2017 USAID is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement to fund a two year activity.
USAID Moldava Comunitatea Mea/ My Community
9/22/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9 am, including Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
10/20/2017 This program aims to strengthen local government to become more effective, transparent, and accountable to citizens.
National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program
9/25/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/1/2017
The program provides financial assistance for the preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.
NSF Mid-Scale Innovations Program (MSIP) in Astronomical Sciences
9/26/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/20/2017 for preliminary proposals

4/6/2018 for proposals
The MSIP competition has four categories: Mid-Scale Science Projects, Mid-Scale Facilities, Development Investments, and Open Access Capabilities
NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub
9/27/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
11/27/2017
NSF is soliciting proposals for a Coordination Hub that will drive and support the work of the Network over the life-cycle of the initiative.
State Department Human Rights and Labor Programs in Bangladesh
9/29/2017

Send notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9 am, including Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
11/3/2017 DRL requests proposals that promote decent work and acceptable working conditions in the leather/tannery sector.
Creative Work Fund Collaboration Grants - Media and Performing Arts
10/16/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
12/1/2017 for LOIs

4/6/2018 for proposals
The Creative Work Fund invites letters of intent from eligible organizations and collaborating media or performing artists.
DOE Advanced Power Electronics Design for Solar Applications
10/23/2017

See the CALmessages notice for campus application instructions.
10/12/2017 for letters of intent

12/15/2017 for applications
This FOA has two topic areas: Holistic solar PV inverter/converter designs that significantly reduce lifetime costs; and Modular, multi-purpose power electronics that enable value-added grid and/or customer-owned solar energy services.
Amgen Foundation

one LOI per department per 12-month period
not applicable

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

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.