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Limited Submission Programs

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

Limited Submission Cover Sheet


Current Solicitations List

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


Limited Submission Campus Announcements

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

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

Limited Submission Applications

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

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

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

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

one preliminary proposal per institution as the lead institution; no limit as a partner
7/26/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on July 26, 2016, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
9/14/2016 for required preliminary proposal

4/24/2017 for invited proposal
PIRE is an NSF-wide program that supports fundamental, international research and education in physical, living, human, and engineered systems.
NSF INCLUDES Initiative - Design and Development Launch Pilots

see CALmessages notice for limit
12/12/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on December 12, 2016, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
2/14/2017 for required preliminary proposal

5/16/2017 for invited proposal
NSF is soliciting proposals for the FY 2017 NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) Design and Development Launch Pilots.
NSF Management and Operation of the Ocean Observatories Initiative

one application as lead awardee per organization
12/15/2016

Those interested in leading a letter of intent / proposal should send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by December 15, including: name of this funding opportunity, name of lead PI, and campus department/ORU to submit the LOI/proposal.
1/18/2017 for LOI

4/17/2017 for proposal
This solicitation seeks the services of a qualified organization to provide scientific and technical management and operation of the Ocean Observatories Initiative.
DOE Advanced Manufacturing Projects for Emerging Research Exploration

see CALmessages notice for limit
1/6/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led concept paper / application should send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on January 6, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
1/31/2017 for concept papers

3/31/2017 for applications
This funding opportunity addresses three topic areas : Advanced Materials, Advanced Processes, and Modeling and Analysis Tools for Materials and Manufacturing.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation Grants

see CALmessages notice for limits

1/10/2017

Send Letters of Intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am January 10, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
1/31/2017 for required LOIs

3/31/2017 for invited applications
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is soliciting LOIs for multiple grant programs to support childhood cancer research. See the CALmessages notice for more information.
NEA Art Works and Challenge America Grant Programs

see CALmessages notice for limits
1/11/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on January 11, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
Art Works: 2/16/2017

Challenge America: 4/13/2017
NEA is soliciting applications for the Art Works and Challenge America grant programs.
San Francisco Foundation Equity Grants Program

see CALmessages notice for limit
1/17/2017

Send notifications of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by noon on January 17, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
2/2/2017 for Stage 1 applications

4/7/2017 for invited full applications
This program was created to advance the Foundation agenda of greater racial and economic equity in three interrelated pathways: People, Place, and Power.
NSF Management and Operations of the Arecibo Observatory

one proposal per organization
2/6/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by no later than 9:00 am Monday February 6, including: Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Whether or not there is interest in sending a representative to one or more site visits, and Campus department/ORU to submit the proposal.
4/25/2017
NSF is soliciting proposals to manage and operate the Observatory in cooperation with NSF itself and within available resources.
FFAR New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award

two nominations per institution
2/8/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on February 8, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
2/28/2017 for nominations

4/21/2017 for invited applications
The program supports and promotes the future generation of new faculty who are conducting critical research and establishing essential research programs that will lead to expanded availability of food and facilitate the global practice of sustainable agriculture.
NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10), High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10), and Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10)

see CALmessages notice for limit
2/9/2017

Principal investigators who plan to submit an application to SIG, HEI, or SIFAR must send notifications of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on February 9, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/31/2017
The S10 Instrumentation Grant Programs provide funds to purchase or upgrade expensive, specialized, state-of-the-art, commercially available 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.
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

see CALmessages notice for limit
2/13/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on February 13, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
3/29/2017
The program addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines supported by NSF and for the increased success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in STEM.
NSF Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - S2I2 Conceptualization

see CALmessages notice for limit
2/15/2017

Those who intend to submit S2I2 Conceptualization proposals should send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on February 15, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
4/11/2017
The program goal is to catalyze and nurture the interdisciplinary processes required to support the entire software lifecycle and result in the development of sustainable community software elements and reusable components at all levels of the software stack.
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 Institutional Transformation

1/17/2018 for proposal

next deadline: 8/9/2017
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.
NIMHD Specialized Centers of Excellence for Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54)

one application per institution
2/23/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led application should send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on February 23, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/15/2017

NIMHD intends to solicit applications for specialized COE awards to conduct research, research education, and community engagement research activities focused on minority health or reducing health disparities.
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.
NIH NCATS CTSA Program Data to Health (CD2H) Coordinating Center (U24)

one application per institution
2/23/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on February 23, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
4/14/2017

The NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences is soliciting applications Center that will support the activities of the CTSA Program in using data to translate discoveries to health benefit.
NIAID Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19)

one application per institution
2/24/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led application should send notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on February 24, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
4/3/2017
The program will support centers that integrate clinical and basic research to conduct studies on the mechanisms underlying the onset and progression of diseases of interest.
Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

two nominations per invited institution
2/27/2017

Send a campus application to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am February 27, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
4/20/2017 for applications

3/15/2017 for campus nominations

The program invests in future leaders who have the freedom to take risks, explore new frontiers in their fields of study, and follow uncharted paths that may lead to groundbreaking discoveries. See the CALmessages notice for more information.
State Department DRL Evaluation Innovation Fund: Democratizing Learning and Evaluation

see CALmessages notice for limit
2/28/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led application should send a campus application to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on February 28, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
4/3/2017

This program supports projects that improve evaluation skills and/or document evaluative evidence related to the improvement of democracy, human rights, and labor programs overseas.
Harpo Foundation New Work Project Grants

one application per year for presenting venues and hosting organizations
3/2/2017

Interested applicants should send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by March 2, including: Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI/PD, and Campus department/ORU to submit the LOI/proposal.
4/14/2017

The foundation considers proposals that directly support the production of new work by visual artists and/or collaborative teams who are under-recognized by the field.
NEA Statewide Data Infrastructure Project for Arts Education

one proposal per institution
3/8/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led proposal should send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on March 8, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
4/12/2017
NEA is soliciting proposals to provide states with technical expertise, logistical and communications support, and capacity to develop common data standards and common mechanisms for accessing and reporting arts education data by using existing statewide longitudinal data systems.
NSF Tomorrow's Internet Project Office (TIPOFF)

see CALmessages notice for limit
3/8/2017

If you plan to participate in a lead role on a UC Berkeley proposal or as a subawardee, send a campus application to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on March 8, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/2/2017

TIPOFF will provide leadership and administrative oversight in developing, deploying, and operating innovative mid-scale computing research infrastructure to meet evolving research community needs and align with emerging national priorities.
NEA Careers in the Arts Toolkit - Increasing Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

one proposal per institution
3/9/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led proposal should send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on March 9, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
4/18/2017
NEA is soliciting proposals to develop a web-based toolkit designed to provide resources for job seekers and employers to help reduce barriers to careers in the arts for people with disabilities.
NIH NLM Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01)

one application per institution
3/9/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on March 9, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/1/2017

The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage, and use data and information about their personal health.
NIGMS Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate - Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) (T34)

one application per institution
3/10/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am March 10, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/24/2017

next deadline: 5/24/2018
The program is designed to provide structured training programs to prepare high-achieving, underrepresented students for doctoral programs in biomedical research fields.
NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

see CALmessages notice for limit
3/14/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am March 14, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/2/2017
Grants help small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections.
NEA Art Works: Creativity Connects Projects

see CALmessages notice for limits
3/15/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led application should send a campus application to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on March 15, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/4/2017
Creativity Connects initiative, which supports collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships between arts and non-arts sectors.
USDA NIFA Methyl Bromide Transition Program

see CALmessages notice for limit
3/16/2017

Those interested in submitting a UC Berkeley-led application should a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am March 16, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
4/25/2017
The MBT Program focuses on integrated projects that use a systems approach to deliver short- to medium-term solutions and economic analyses for all commodities impacted by the loss of methyl bromide.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
3/17/2017 for applications due 4/21/2017; 3/22/2017 for applications due 3/29/2017, 4/18/2017, 4/28/2017, and 5/1/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on the deadlines listed, including: Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
4/21/2017
Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII)
3/29/2017, 4/18/2017 Promoting Women’s Leadership and Gender Inclusive Policies in the Middle East and North Africa
4/28/2017 Pakistan Annual Program Statement for Cultural Affairs
5/1/2017 Promoting Human Rights Legislation in Pakistan
SAMHSA International PEPFAR Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC)

one application per country per organization
3/17/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am March 17, including: Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Country of interest, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
4/25/2017
SAMHSA is accepting applications to establish ATTC programs in Vietnam, Ukraine, and South Africa as part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
USDA NIFA Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program

one application per institution for the EIP Area
3/24/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am March 24, including: Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
5/9/2017
The application limit is only on the Extension Implementation Program Area. Those who are interested in applying to the Applied Research and Development Program Area do not need to notify VCRO.
Justice Department Changing Minds: Professional Development and Public Education to Address Children Exposed to Violence and Childhood Trauma

one application per category per entity
3/27/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am March 17, including: Name of funding opportunity, Name of lead PI, Category of interest, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
5/2/2017
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is seeking applications for funding under the fiscal year2017 Changing Minds: Professional Development and Public Education to Address Children Exposed to Violence and Childhood Trauma.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
3/28/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu 9:00 am March 28, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/15/2017
Community Solutions Program
5/15/2017 Program to End Modern Slavery
Aetna Foundation Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program

one application per organization
3/29/2017

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on March 29, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
4/14/2017 for Stage 1 applications

6/16/2017 for Stage 2 applications
The program is geared specifically to local nonprofit organizations that work with underserved, low-income, and minority populations in the continental U.S.
NIH NIBIB Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED)

one application per institution
3/30/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am March 30, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
5/24/2017

next deadline: 5/24/2018, 5/24/2019
The program will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences and Mentoring Activities for underrepresented undergraduate freshmen and sophomores in a STEM field, especially those fields which broadly impact bioengineering.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization
3/30/2017 for applications due 4/26/2017, 4/7/2017 for applications due 5/22/2017 and 5/23/2017, 4/10/2017 for applications due 5/24/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu 9:00 am on the deadlines listed, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
4/26/2017
Global Religious Freedoms - Europe and East Asia and the Pacific
5/22/2017 Supporting Libya’s Political Transition
5/22/2017 U.S. - Pakistan Professional Partnership for Journalists in Urdu Program
5/23/2017 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program with Pakistan
5/23/2017 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Comparative Public Policymaking
5/24/2017 Sports Visitor and Sports Envoy Program
National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program

one application per organization
4/10/2017

Send a notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 9:00 am on April 10, 2017, including all items listed in the CALmessages notice.
6/26/2017
The program provides funding for results-oriented on-the-ground projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests and Grasslands.
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.
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.