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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
NSF Mid-Scale Innovations Program: Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)

three preliminary proposals per organization; no limit as a partner institution

Note: Any one individual may be the PI) or co-PI for no more than one preliminary or full proposal.

CALmessages notice
7/27/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on July 27, 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 preliminary proposal Project Description required content outlined on p. 5 of the full solicitation; Summary Budget (1 page); and Curriculum Vitae or Biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.

Proposal Development Support: Potential Berkeley applicants are encouraged to contact the Berkeley Research Development Office for support in the development of their proposals. For more information contact brdo@berkeley.edu.
9/9/2015 for required preliminary proposals

2/12/2016 for invited proposals
9/16/2015 for required preliminary proposals

2/22/2016 for invited proposals
The NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences has established a mid-scale program to support a variety of astronomical activities within a cost range up to $30M. This program is divided into four subcategories: 1) Mid-Scale Science Projects (i.e., limited term, self-contained science projects); 2) Mid-Scale Facilities (i.e., construction or operation of stand-alone, longer term mid-scale facilities); 3) Development Investments (i.e., design and development for future mid-scale and large-scale facilities); and 4) Open Access Capabilities (i.e., US community open access capabilities). All proposers to MSIP will be required to suggest which of these four categories is most appropriate for their projects.
CDC Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
12/8/2015 for applications due 1/15/2016, 12/11/2015 for applications due 2/2/2016,
12/14/2015 for applications due 2/12/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed, following the directions given for the specific announcement. VCRO will initiate a selection process if campus interest by the stated deadline exceeds a given program’s submission limit.

The DHHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has multiple funding opportunities.
1/8/2016 1/15/2016 Evaluating the Impact of Non-pharmaceutical Measures on the Incidence of Influenza-like Illness (ILI) among K-12 Students in the United States
1/26/2016 2/2/2016 Spatially Scalable Integrated Tick Vector/Rodent Reservoir Management to Reduce Human Risk of Exposure to Ixodes scapularis Ticks Infected with Lyme Disease Spirochetes
2/5/2016 2/12/2016 Evaluating Locally-Developed or Adapted (Homegrown) Combination HIV Prevention Interventions for Transgender Persons who have Sex with Men
2/5/2016 2/12/2016 Increase Access to Care for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men
Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

UC Berkeley may submit one letter of intent

CALmessages notice
12/9/2015

Send letters of intent (LOIs) to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on December 9, 2015. LOIs should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Brief summary of program project (2 page maximum, 10 pt. font minimum); and Biographical sketch (using current NIH format) with other support page (4 page maximum).
1/4/2016 (8:00 a.m.) for required letter of intent

3/24/2016 for invited application
1/7/2015 for required letter of intent

4/1/2016 for invited application
The Brain Research Foundation has invited the University of California, Berkeley to nominate one faculty member to submit a Letters of Intent for the 2016 Program. The purpose of the Program is to provide start-up money for new research projects and innovative programs that have the potential of becoming competitive for an NIH grant or other external funding sources. To be eligible, the PI must be a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor at an invited institution, working in the area of studies of brain function. The grant proposal must detail a new research project that is not funded by other sources. See the BRF guidelines for additional information.
NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)

one proposal per institution as lead organization; no limit as non-lead collaborative partner in other multi-organization group proposals

CALmessages notice
12/11/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on December 11, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-4 pages), addressing separately the project’s intellectual merit, broader impacts, and additional solicitation specific review criteria outlined on p. 8 of the full solicitation; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
2/8/2016
2/16/2016
The emphasis of the program is on research on new manufacturing processes and methods to overcome the key scientific and engineering barriers that prevent the production of useful nanomaterials and nanostructures and their integration into nanodevices and nanosystems at an industrially relevant scale, reliably, and at low cost and within sustainability and environmental, health and safety guidelines.
CDC Centers for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology (CADDRE): Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) 3

one application per institution
12/16/2015

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by December 16. Notifications of interest should include the following information: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the Lead PI, Component(s) of interest, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
2/4/2016
2/11/2016

1/4/2016 for letter of intent (not required)
This FOA has three components: Component A: CADDRE SEED Phase 3, Component B: Biorepository, and Component C: SEED 1 Follow-up Study. Applicants who apply for Component A may also apply for Component B. Applicants may not include collaborators or consultants from foreign institutions.
NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

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

CALmessages notice
1/4/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on January 4, 2016. 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 project’s intellectual merit, broader impacts, and additional solicitation specific review criteria on pp. 8-9 of the full solicitation; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
2/8/2016
2/16/2016

next deadline: 2/15/2017, 2/15 annually
The CCE STEM program accepts proposals for innovative research projects to foster ethical STEM research in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, including within interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and international contexts. CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge.
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

one nomination per institution

CALmessages notice
1/5/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on January 5, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; a letter of nomination from an institutional representative (e.g., Department Chair) highlighting the nominee’s achievements and the basis for selection (limited to 3 pages); a summary description of the nominee’s research accomplishments as an independent faculty member and a description of research plans (limited to 6 pages, including references); a statement intended to convince the reviewers of the nominee's dedication to education in the chemical sciences (limited to 2 pages); a CV (limited to 5 pages) including a list of publications in which independent contributions and undergraduate coauthors are clearly identified. Research support should be indicated.; and a budget (limited to 1 page) describing how award funds are anticipated to be used.
2/3/2016
2/10/2016
The Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment as independent researchers and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2010. Note: The full application due to the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation requires additional materials, including three letters of support. See the full program guidelines.
NIH/NICHD Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (U54)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
1/5/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on January 5, 2016. Notifications of interest should include the following information: Name of this funding opportunity, Your name, and Your campus department/ORU.
2/10/2016
2/18/2016

1/18/2016 for letter of intent (not required)
NICHD invites applications for research center cooperative agreements designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The five focus themes are: Comprehensive -omic Approaches, Outcome Measures for Interventions or Treatments, Multi-modal Treatment Approaches, Shared Resources Across IDDRCs for Treatment or Assessment, and Public Health Approaches.
NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01)

one application per school or college within a university

CALmessages notice
1/7/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on January 7, 2016. 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 relevant review criteria outlined in the full program solicitation (Part 2, Section V “Application Review Information”); Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages).
2/19/2016
2/26/2016

1/26/2016 for letter of intent (not required)

next deadline: 2/28/2017, 2/27/2018
The ONES Award is intended to identify the most talented Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) who intend to make a long term commitment to research in the environmental health sciences and assist them in launching an innovative research program focused on the understanding of environmental exposure effects on people’s health. To be eligible, applicants must be ESIs as defined by NIH.
CDC Early HIV Treatment to Optimize Patient Health and HIV Prevention

one application per organization
1/7/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by January 7 and include in your message the following information: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
2/11/2016
2/19/2016
The purpose is to support the conduct of a mixed-methods health services research study to assess models for the implementation of immediate antiretroviral therapy for persons with newly diagnosed acute and early HIV infection.
HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Integrated HIV Planning Implementation

one application per organization
1/8/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by January 8 and include in your message the following information: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
2/11/2016
2/19/2016
The purpose is to provide technical assistance to RWHAP Parts A and B recipients and their planning bodies to support activities and strategies for integrating HIV planning across prevention and care and treatment service delivery systems, and to support activities related to the CDC/HRSA Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan.
HRSA MCH Research Network on Promoting Healthy Weight among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities

one application per organization
1/8/2016

Interested applicants should submit brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by January 8. Notifications should include the following information: Name of the funding opportunity of interest, Name of the Lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
2/8/2016
2/16/2016
The purpose is to establish and maintain an interdisciplinary, multi-site research forum for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building, which will provide national leadership in research that furthers scientific understanding of obesity risk factors and facilitates the development of interventions.
Feminist Review Trust Grants

one application per organization per round
1/8/2016, 4/8/2016, 8/12/2016

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the internal round deadlines above. Notifications should include the following information: Name of the funding opportunity; Name of the Lead PI; Round of interest (i.e., 1, 2, or 3); Descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus of the project; and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
1/22/2016, 5/23/2016, 9/23/2016
1/31/2016, 5/31/2016, 9/30/2016
The Feminist Review Trust gives grants to projects in the UK and internationally that support women. These grants represent the diversity of women’s lives globally and support the creativity which with women fight the inequalities they face. See program guidelines for more information, including types of applications not funded.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation Grants

see program guidelines for limit per grant type per organization

CALmessages notice
1/11/2016

Send Letters of Intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00pm January 11, 2016. LOIs should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Letter of Intent (1 page), containing: Area of focus of the research project (childhood cancer type or other research focus), Relevance of the proposed research project to the mission of St. Baldrick’s, to cure childhood cancers, Brief rationale for the proposed research project, Brief timeline of the progression of research, and For Scholar applicants ONLY, brief statement of applicant’s eligibility; and Biosketch for each PI or Co-PI using current NIH template.
3/17/2016 for invited applications
1/29/2016 for required LOIs

3/24/2016 for invited applications
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is soliciting LOIs for multiple grant programs to support research to find cures for childhood cancers. See the program guidelines and the CALmessages notice for more information. Grant types: Childhood Cancer Research Grant (two LOIs/applications per institution); St. Baldrick’s Scholars (Career Development Award) (one LOI/application per institution); Supportive Care Research Grants (one LOI/application per institution).
NEA Art Works, Art Works: Creativity Connects, and Challenge America Grant Programs

with some exceptions, one application per organization to the Art Works or Challenge America programs and one application per organization to the Art Works: Creativity Connects program

CALmessages notice
1/11/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on January 11, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3 pages, including references), clearly stating the program of interest and addressing the artistic excellence and merit of the proposed project (according to the review criteria outlined under “Application Review” of the full program guidelines); Summary budget (1 page), including anticipated sources of cost share from nonfederal sources; and Curriculum vitae and biosketch (2 pages) for each PI/PD or Co-PI/PD.
Art Works: 2/10/2016, 7/7/2016

Art Works: Creativity Connects: 2/25/2016

Challenge America: 4/7/2016
Art Works: 2/18/2016, 7/14/2016

Art Works: Creativity Connects: 3/3/2016

Challenge America: 4/14/2016
Art Works funds projects that consist of one or more specific events or activities that deepen and extend arts’ value. Art Works: Creativity Connects is a pilot grant opportunity to support partnerships between arts organizations and organizations from non-arts sectors. Challenge America offers support primarily for small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations - those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
CDC Study to Assess the Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes in Young Adults

one application per institution
1/11/2016

Interested applicants should submit brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by January 11. Notifications should include the following information: Name of the funding opportunity of interest, Name of the Lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
2/16/2016
2/23/2016
The purpose is to develop, implement, and evaluate a population-based, timely, low-cost surveillance system for the assessment of the incidence of type 1 diabetes among young adults, age 20 to 45 years in the United States.
FFAR New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award

one nominee per institution

CALmessages notice
1/12/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on January 12, 2016, as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) Research strategy (1-2 pages), including required information as listed in the CALmessages notice; 3) Curriculum vitae or biosketch (1 page) of the PI; and 4) Anticipated sources of cost share (see CALmessages notice).
3/1/2016 for invited application
1/20/2016 for nomination

3/8/2016 for invited application
The program supports and promotes the future generation of exceptionally talented and creative 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. See the program guidelines and the CALmessages notice for more information.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
1/14/2016 for applications due 2/5/2016, 1/22/2016 for applications due 3/1/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed, following the directions given for the specific announcement. VCRO will initiate a selection process if campus interest by the stated deadline exceeds a given program’s submission limit.

The U.S. Department of State has multiple funding opportunities.
1/29/2016 2/5/2016 Programs Fostering Civil, Political, and Labor Rights in Cuba
2/23/2016 3/1/2016 Global Innovation Programs to Help the Humanitarian Community Better Respond to Refugees Outside of Camps
Justice Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
1/15/2016 for applications due 3/1/2016,
1/19/2016 for applications due 3/7/2016, 1/20/2016 for applications due 3/8/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed, following the directions given 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.
2/23/2016 3/1/2016 Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force National Training Program
2/29/2016 3/7/2016 Mentoring for Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Sex Trafficking Initiative
3/1/2016 3/8/2016 National Girls Initiative
NIH Blueprint Training in Computational Neuroscience (T90/R90)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
1/28/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on January 28, 2016. Notifications of interest should include: Name of this funding opportunity; Name of the lead PI; Descriptive title and a short paragraph describing the focus of the intended program; and Campus department/ORU to submit the application
3/11/2016
3/18/2016

2/18/2016 for letter of intent (not required)
This funding opportunity will support integrated research education and research training programs that provide interdisciplinary training in experimental neuroscience and the theoretical and technological approaches of computational neuroscience at the undergraduate and predoctoral level.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Accountable Health Communities (AHC)

institutions may apply to participate in one or two tracks
1/29/2016

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by January 29. Notifications should include the following: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Track(s) of interest, and Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
3/23/2016
3/31/2016

2/8/2016 for highly encouraged letter of intent
The CMS is soliciting applications to test whether systematically identifying the health-related social needs of community-dwelling Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and addressing their identified needs impacts those beneficiaries’ total health care costs and their inpatient and outpatient utilization of health care services.
Justice Department OVW Technical Assistance Initiative

one application per organization
1/29/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by January 29. The notification should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Purpose area category of interest, Purpose area content of interest (if applicable), and Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
2/23/2016
3/1/2016
The primary purpose of the initiative is to provide direct technical assistance to existing and potential grantees and sub-grantees to enhance and support their efforts to successfully implement projects supported by Office on Violence Against Women grant funds.
USAID Decentralization Offering Better Results and Efficiency (DOBRE)

one application per organization
1/29/2016

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by January 29. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
2/29/2016
3/7/2016
USAID, through the Regional Contracting Office in Kyiv, Ukraine is seeking applications. The purpose is to strengthen local governance to deepen democracy, improve conditions for development of communities, and promote stability.
HRSA Early Comprehensive Childhood Systems Impact (ECCS Impact)

one application per organization
2/1/2016

Interested applicants should submit brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by February 1. Notifications should include: Name of the funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
3/8/2016
3/15/2016
The purpose is to enhance early childhood systems building and demonstrate improved outcomes in population-based children’s developmental health and family well-being indicators using a Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network approach.
Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants Program

one request per cycle per organization
2/1/2016

Interested applicants should submit brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by Monday February 1. Notifications should include: Name of the funding opportunity of interest, Name of the Lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit LOI/application.
2/8/2016
2/16/2016

next deadline: 8/2016, 2/2017
The program strives to empower individuals with disabilities and their families by providing grants to nonprofit organizations that improve quality of life through inclusion, access, independence, opportunities for community engagement, and other life-enhancing endeavors.
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Quality of Life Project Grants Program

one letter of intent per organization
2/1/2016

Interested applicants should submit brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by Monday February 1. Notifications should include: Name of the funding opportunity of interest, Name of the Lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit LOI/application.
2/8/2016 for LOI

4/15/2016 for application
2/16/2016 for LOI

4/22/2016 for application
Grants support innovative projects that improve participation and independence for people living with spinal cord injury and address critical areas of need in rehabilitation. The 2016 program includes Project Grants and Sustainable Impact Projects. Sustainable Impact Projects are by invitation only. This campus announcement is only for Project Grants.
Labor Department Tech Hire Partnership Grants

one application per organization as lead applicant; more than one application as partner
2/4/2016

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by February 4. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Names of the anticipated partnerships (i.e., workforce investment system, education and training provider, business-related nonprofit organization), and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
3/4/2016
3/11/2016
This grant program is designed to equip individuals with the skills they need through innovative approaches that can rapidly train workers for and connect them to well-paying, middle- and high-skilled, and high-growth jobs across a diversity of H-1B industries.
USDA/NIFA Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education Literacy Initiative: Professional Development for Secondary School Teachers and Educational Professionals (PD-STEP)

three proposals per institution
2/5/2016

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by February 5. Notifications should include the following: Name of the funding opportunity of interest (PD-STEP or REEU), Name of the lead PI to submit the proposal, and Campus Department/ORU to submit the proposal.
3/11/2016
3/18/2016
The Professional Development for Secondary School Teachers and Educational Professionals (PD-STEP) program aims to provide immersive learning experiences for secondary school teachers/educational professionals to create and replicate best practices to improve student success outcomes within the food, agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences.
USDA/NIFA Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education Literacy Initiative: Research and Extension Experiential Learning for Undergraduate (REEU) Fellowships

three proposals per institution
2/5/2016

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by February 5. Notifications should include the following: Name of the funding opportunity of interest (PD-STEP or REEU), Name of the lead PI to submit the proposal, and Campus Department/ORU to submit the proposal.
3/17/2016
3/24/2016
Undergraduate Research and Extension Experiential Learning Fellowships promote research and extension experiential learning for undergraduates such that upon graduation they may enter the agriculture workforce with exceptional skills. The experiential learning initiative for undergraduates will provide opportunities for undergraduate students at colleges and universities.
HRSA Building Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Recipient Capacity to Engage People Living with HIV in Health Care Access

one application per organization
2/5/2016

Interested applicants should submit brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by February 5. Notifications should include: Name of the funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
3/15/2016
3/22/2016
The purpose is to build the capacity of RWHAP recipients and their subrecipients through tools and technical assistance to enroll and engage PLWH in expanded health care coverage and to increase the health literacy of the RWHAP care and treatment system, health care providers, and clients regarding use of the health care system to improve the health outcomes of PLWH.
HRSA Rural Health Research Center Cooperative Agreement

one application per organization
2/9/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by February 9. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Concentration area(s) of interest, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
3/7/2016
3/14/2016
RHRC recipients will conduct policy-oriented health services research on rural issues and synthesize the issues into publicly available policy briefs designed to be easily understood by a non-technical audience.
CDC Cohort Study to Assess Population Impact of Current and Evolving Chronic Viral Hepatitis Treatment

one application per institution
2/11/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by February 11. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
3/8/2016

3/18/2016 for application
3/15/2016

3/28/2016 for application
This FOA supports the collection of clinical and behavioral data from a large and diverse population of persons (aged 18 years or older) with chronic hepatitis B and C, by establishing or continuing a longitudinal observational cohort of patients with chronic viral hepatitis, with both retrospective and prospective collection of clinical data obtained in the course of their physician-patient interactions.
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.

CALmessages notice
2/12/2016

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 February 12, 2016. VCRO will inform principal investigators whether or not similar requests were 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.
5/9/2016
5/16/2016
The objective of the SIG and HEI programs s 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 details and additional instructions, as well as the CALmessages notice.
Justice Department Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence to Exonerate the Innocent

one application per organization as lead applicant; subrecipients may be part of multiple applications
2/12/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by February 12. The notification should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU submitting the application.
3/31/2016
4/7/2016
The National Institute of Justice is seeking proposals for funding to assist in defraying the costs associated with postconviction case review, evidence location, and DNA testing in violent felony cases where the results of such testing might show actual innocence.
Sierra Health Foundation Responsive Grants Program

one proposal per organization

CALmessages notice
2/16/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on February 16, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (up to 3 pages, including references), briefly describing the proposed project, desired project results, population to be served or impacted, qualifications of project leaders and key staff on the project, any cooperative relationships needed for the project to be successful, and plans for the project’s sustainability if it continues beyond grant period; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
3/7/2016
3/14/2016
This program supports projects that improve health and quality of life for those living in one or more of the Foundation’s 26-county Northern California funding region. The Foundation has a broad definition of health, believing there is more to health than health care, including socioeconomic conditions, environment, education, income, housing, and neighborhood safety.
CDC Conducting Public Health Research in Kenya

one application per institution
2/16/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by February 16. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Component(s) of interest, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
2/19/2016 for required letter of intent

2/15/16 for optional letter of intent
2/26/2016 for required letter of intent

2/15/16 for optional letter of intent
The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to conduct and monitor epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory based studies of important human diseases in Kenya.
USDA NIFA Children, Youth and Families at Risk Sustainable Communities Projects

one application per university for either the New SCP Project or for the New SCP Joint Project
2/16/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by February 16. The notification should includ: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Project type (Single SCP or Joint SCP), and Campus department/ORU to submit the proposal.
3/7/2016
3/14/2016
NIFA requests applications to marshal resources of the Land-grant and Cooperative Extension Systems so that, in collaboration with other organizations, they can develop and deliver educational programs that equip youth who are at-risk for not meeting basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, and contributing lives.
NEA Mayor's Institute on City Design (MICD)

one proposal per organization
2/16/2016

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by February 17. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application
3/21/2016
3/29/2016
The purpose of this program is to select an organization to administer the MICD. NEA plans to award a Cooperative Agreement to an organization that has a history of education and advocacy regarding policies and practices affecting the design of American cities.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

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2/16/2016 for applications due 3/28/2016, 2/18/2016 for applications due 3/31/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by the deadlines listed, following the directions given for the specific announcement. VCRO will initiate a selection process if campus interest by the stated deadline exceeds a given program’s submission limit.

 
3/18/2016 3/28/2016 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program
3/23/2016 3/31/2016 Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Programming in the Greater Maghreb
DOE Computational Materials Sciences

one application as the lead organization per entity; no limitation on number of applications as team member or subawardee

CALmessages notice
2/17/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on February 17, 2016. Notifications of interest should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, and Campus department/ORU that will submit the application.
2/29/2016 for required letter of intent

4/18/2016 for application
3/7/2016 for required letter of intent

4/25/2016 for application
The DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences is interested in receiving applications proposing integrated, multidisciplinary teams that will perform research to develop validated community codes and data bases for predictive design of functional materials, excluding structural materials.
OMH National Health Education Lupus Program (NHELP)

one application for Priority A and one application for Priority B per organization
2/19/2016

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by February 19. Notifications should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Priority area of interest, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
4/11/2016
4/18/2016
The DHHS Office of Minority Health solicits applications (1) for projects to complete implementation of a national health education program on lupus (Priority A) and (2) for projects to initiate a program to develop an education plan on clinical trials for lupus and begin preliminary steps toward implementation of such a plan (Priority B).
UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative

each UC campus may submit up to two concept proposals as host

CALmessages notice
2/22/2016

Send concept proposals to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on February 22, 2016. Concept proposals should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Concept proposal (3 pages maximum, Arial 11 font, 0.5 margins), according to the concept proposal guidelines in the full Request for Applications (see Part II, B “Proposal – Concept Proposals”); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
3/7/2016 for concept papers

5/27/2016 for proposals
3/14/2016 for concept papers

6/6/2016 for proposals
The Initiative was created to accelerate the most promising Alzheimer’s disease research. The initiative leverages the strength and experience of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study at UC San Diego and UC Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration and Development (UC BRAID). Projects could be a proof-of-concept clinical trial or a study to validate a novel biomarker or imaging modality.
DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC)

one letter of intent (LOI) and application per lead organization; no limit on participation as team member or subcontractor

CALmessages notice
2/22/2016

Send LOIs to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on February 22, 2016. LOIs should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) Letter of Intent (2 pages maximum, including any figures or references), including the following: Topic area of interest, One or more priority research direction of interest. One or more “grand challenge” that proposed research addresses, One or more “transformative opportunity” that proposed research addresses, Clear and concise description of the goals, objectives, and technical approaches of the proposed research; and 3) CV or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI or Co-PI.
3/2/2016 for required letter of intent

4/12/2106 for application
3/9/2016 for required letter of intent

4/19/2106 for application
The Office of Basic Energy Sciences is interested in receiving applications for new EFRCs in two topical areas: 1) novel and innovative methods for characterization, transformation, and separation of nuclear waste; and 2) new materials for long-term storage of nuclear waste, including waste forms.
NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)

two proposals per organization

CALmessages notice
2/25/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on February 25, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references), identifying program area of interest and addressing separately the project’s intellectual merit, broader impacts, and the additional solicitation specific review criteria on p. 8 (Section VI.A.2) of the full solicitation; Summary budget (1 page); Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
4/12/2016
4/19/2016
The program objective is to develop and deploy security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow. CICI comprises two program areas: Secure and Resilient Architecture, and Regional Cybersecurity Collaboration.
Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminars Program

one proposal per invited institution

CALmessages notice
2/29/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on February 29, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) Proposal (must not exceed 8,000 words), including the following: the rationale for raising the central questions to be addressed and the potential significance of the inquiry to be pursued, the cases to be studied (e.g. nations, regions, time periods, cultural trends, social tensions) and the perspectives to be brought to bear on them, the thematic threads that will run through the seminar the institution’s resources and suitability for the proposed seminar, and the procedures to be used in selecting graduate and postdoctoral fellows; 3) Summary budget (1 page); 4) A well developed preliminary plan (no stated word limit) for the seminar that outlines the specific topics to be addressed in each session and provides the names and qualifications of the scholars who would ideally participate; and 5) Short CVs (1 to 2 pages) for the principal seminar organizers (if other participants are identified, limit information about them to a few lines of text).
3/23/2016
3/31/2016
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has invited the University of California, Berkeley to submit a proposal for the John E. Sawyer Seminars on the Comparative Study of Cultures. The program provides support for collaborative research on historical and contemporary topics of major scholarly significance. The seminars bring together faculty, foreign visitors, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from a variety of fields mainly in the humanities (which the Foundation defines broadly as including the arts and interpretive social sciences such as anthropology, social psychology, and political theory) for intensive study of subjects chosen by the participants.
Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

two nominations per invited institution

CALmessages notice: see notice about registration for 2/11/2106 information session
3/1/2016

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00pm March 1, 2016. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submissions Cover Sheet; 2) Research statement by the nominee (maximum two pages of text; see Research statement guidelines under “Nomination and Application Requirements” in the program guidelines); 3) Curriculum vitae; 4) List of current external research support; 5) Publication list; 6) The names of three people from outside the university who will provide recommendation letters for the candidate if selected to submit a full application; and 7) A recommendation letter from the nominee's department chair (maximum of two pages). This letter should be addressed to the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, be consistent with the directions in the program guidelines (see “Nomination and Applicant Requirements”), and sent separately to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by March 1, 2016.
4/13/2016 for applications
4/20/2016 for applications

3/15/2016 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. Candidates must be faculty members who are eligible to serve as principal investigators and are within the first three years of their faculty careers (whose initial faculty appointments began no earlier than May 31, 2013 and no later than May 31, 2016). Candidates must also be engaged in research in the natural and physical sciences or engineering. Disciplines that will be considered include physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, and all branches of engineering. Candidates engaged in research in the social sciences will not be considered.
NIH/NIDDK Diabetes Research Centers (P30)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
3/4/2016

Send brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on March 4, 2016. Notifications of interest should include: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Anticipated biomedical research cores of intended center, and Campus department/ORU to submit application.
6/7/2016
6/14/2016

5/14/2016 for letter of intent (not required)
Centers support three primary research-related activities: Biomedical Research Core services, a Pilot and Feasibility program, and an Enrichment program. Successful Center applications require an existing program of excellence in biomedical research in the area of diabetes, its complications, and in related research in endocrine and metabolic diseases.
Moore Inventor Fellows Program

two nominations per invited institution
4/1/2016

Submit the following materials to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by April 1, 2016: 1) Nomination statement (no more than 1.5 pages), describing why the candidate is the best choice for nomination. This statement should include the present status of funding for the idea, a specific description of how awarding a Moore Inventor Fellowship will advance this idea, and a brief explanation of how the Fellow will be able to devote at least 50% of his/her time to the invention.; 2) Summary CV (no more than 2 pages), including: Educational and professional background, Key accomplishments, honors and demonstrated areas of expertise, and Other background information relevant to stated invention; 3) Statement of invention (no more than 2 pages; single-spaced, 12-point font and 1 inch margins), describing idea, importance, stage of invention, current funding, feasibility, potential impact in the area of science, environmental conservation, or patient care and experience.; 4) Budget narrative (no more than 1 page), outlining how grant funds will be used and the source(s) of the required match; 5) Letter(s) of financial support from relevant department chairs/deans confirming required match; 6) Three letters of reference, speaking to promise of applicant and idea. At least one must come from outside the nominating institution.
4/22/2016 for campus nominations

8/23/2016 for invited second-stage information
5/1/2016 for campus nominations

8/30/2016 for invited second-stage information

The program is a new competition to identify outstanding early-stage inventors in the areas of natural science, environmental conservation, and patient experience and care. Host institutions are required to make a $50,000 contribution in annual direct support of the inventor’s work. Those making nominations must document this required match. Nominations must also describe how the Fellow will be able to devote at least 50% of his/her time to the invention. Candidates must be within ten years of receiving the terminal degree in their field (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D.) and can be tenure-line faculty, teaching faculty, research scientists, postdocs or other full-time affiliates of the university.
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.