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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


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.

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.

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
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

one nomination per participating institution

CALmessages notice
6/23/2014

Send proposed concepts to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on June 23, 2014. Proposed concepts should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Curriculum Vitae; Self Assessment: brief description of most significant research contribution to date, creative and risk-taking aspects of proposed research, how receipt of scholarship would benefit applicant, and personal significance of research; Abstract of Proposed Research; Publications: list of three selected publications and a brief summary of the importance of each; and References: list of the three chosen individuals that will provide recommendation letters for the applicant before the deadline of November 3, 2014.
10/27/2014 for application
11/3/2014 for application

7/15/2014 for campus nomination
The Program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to human health. Strong proposals will incorporate particularly creative and innovative approaches. Candidates whose work is based on biomedical principles, but brings in concepts and theories from more diverse fields, are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine or a related field and, as of November 1, 2014, hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor. On July 1, 2014, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before July 1, 2011), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track. The award provides $60,000 per year for four years, subject to annual review of the Scholar’s progress.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

two nominations per institution, or three if a nominee holds the D.V.M.; an additional nomination for a member of an underrepresented minority group; and one additional nomination for each category for a researcher working in pathogenic helminths, mycology, or reproductive science

CALmessages notice
8/15/2014 for notes of intent to apply, 9/2/2014 for campus applications

The campus selection process will have two steps: 1) Submit a non-binding note of intent to apply, including your campus department/unit, to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00pm on August 15, 2014. This will enable VCRO to constitute an appropriate peer review committee.
2) Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on September 2, 2014. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Research Description (3 to 5 pages), describing proposed work and candidateís research plans (i.e., specific aims, background and significance, experimental methods and procedures, and long-term objectives); Budget (1 page); Biosketch (up to 4 pages), according to the BWF proposal guidelines; Letter of Nomination. The dean or department chair, who signs the Signature Page Form, must prepare a Letter of Nomination clearly presenting the institution’s reasons for nominating the candidate, verifying that the candidate meets the award's eligibility requirements, and describing the expected impact of the award on the candidate’s career (see BWF proposal guidelines for more details). Note: Additional letters and materials are required for the submission of a full proposal to BWF.
10/27/2014
11/3/2014
The program supports accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters. Candidates must have an established record of independent research and hold a tenure-track position as an assistant professor or equivalent at the time the application is submitted. Biochemical, pharmacological, molecular, genetic, immunologic, and other approaches are all appropriate for support by the program. Areas of particular interest include: cell/pathogen interactions, host/pathogen interactions, and novel routes to disease causation. Grantees must devote at least 75 percent of their time to research-related activities. This award provides $500,000 over a period of five years.

Note: UC Berkeley applicants have to be within seven years of receiving their Ph.D.s to be eligible to apply.
NIH/CDC Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) – Research Training (U2R)

A U.S. institution can only submit one U2R application. That institution may also receive a sub-award through the linked U01 research application. That institution may also participate as partner via a sub-award or associate program in one additional GEOHealth Hub through an application submitted by another institution.

CALmessages notice
8/25/2014 9/15/2014 for notes of intent to apply, 9/15/2014 10/6/2014 for campus applications

The campus selection process will have two steps: 1) Submit a non-binding note of intent to apply, including whether you will be submitting as lead or as sub-awardee (if sub-awardee, specify lead institution) to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00pm on August 25, 2014 September 15, 2014. This will enable VCRO to constitute an appropriate peer review committee.
2) Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on September 15, 2014 October 6, 2014. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet, Project Description (3 to 5 pages) addressing solicitation-specific review criteria, Curriculum vitae for each investigator, and Budget (1 page).
10/15/2014 11/12/2014
10/22/2014 11/19/2014

9/22/2014 10/19/2014 for letters of intent (not required)
The GEOHealth Hub program invites applications from U.S. institutions to develop a collaborative research training program that will strengthen the capacity of institutions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) to conduct collaborative research, practical approaches for assessment and control of workplace hazards, data management, training, curriculum and outreach material development, and policy support around priority local, national and regional environmental and occupational health threats.
This funding opportunity announcement is one of two linked funding opportunities comprising the GEOHealth Hub program; applications in response to this opportunity (RFA-TW-14-002) must be developed in close coordination with linked applications under RFA-TW-14-001 “Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in GEOHealth - Research.”
NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships Program

three preliminary proposals per organization as the lead institution; no limit on the number of proposals in which an organization participates as a partner institution; a PI or co-PI on one STC proposal may not be a participant in another STC proposal under review in the same competition

CALmessages notice
9/8/2014 for notes of intent, 9/29/2014 for campus applications

The campus selection process will have two parallel steps: 1. Submit a non-binding note of intent, including names of the projectís anticipated PIs and co-PIs and a descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus of the Center, to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu, by 5:00pm on September 8, 2014. This will enable VCRO to start to constitute an appropriate peer review committee.
2. Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on September 29, 2014. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes:
1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet;
2) Project Description (4 to 6 pages), addressing separately the following aspects of the proposed project: Vision and grand challenges to be addressed (touching on both intellectual merit and broader impacts); The main research and education goals and how they would be integrated; The range of disciplines expected to be involved significantly; A draft management approach or plan, illustrating the team approach and partnerships; Preliminary thoughts on how you would ensure diversity and broadening participation; Preliminary thoughts on how you would demonstrate institutional commitment towards achieving the Center goals (given that voluntary cost sharing is not allowed); Why this vision is best achieved as a center, and how it differs from other current or previous STCs;
3) Curriculum vitae or biosketch for each PI or co-PIs (required) and other key personnel deemed critical (optional); and
4) Budget (1 page).
12/4/2014 for required preliminary proposals

6/9/2015 for proposals (invitation only)
12/11/2014 for required preliminary proposals

6/16/2015 for proposals (invitation only)
The STC: Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake significant investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or fresh approaches within disciplines.
Centers must undertake activities that facilitate knowledge transfer, i.e., the exchange of scientific and technical information with the objective of disseminating and utilizing knowledge broadly in multiple sectors. NSF also expects STCs to demonstrate leadership in the involvement of groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering at all levels (faculty, students, and postdoctoral researchers) within the Center. Centers use either proven or innovative mechanisms to address issues such as recruitment, retention and mentorship of participants from underrepresented groups.

Proposal Development Support: Potential Berkeley applicants are encouraged to contact the Berkeley Research Development Office (BRDO) for support in the development of their preliminary proposals. For more information contact the Director of Research Development David Trinkle at dtrinkle@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-6313.
NSF Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure 2015 - 2019 (NHERI)

two proposals as lead institution, but not more than one proposal as lead institution in any one these four categories: Network Coordination Office; Cyberinfrastructure; Computational Modeling and Simulation Center; and Experimental Facility, which includes the Post-Disaster, Rapid Response Research Facility
9/19/2014

Interested applicants should send a non-binding notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by September 19, 2014.
10/30/2014 for required letters of intent

11/24/2014 for proposals
11/6/2014 for required letters of intent

12/3/2014 for proposals
This solicitation will establish operations of the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) for 2015 - 2019. NHERI will consist of the following components, established through up to ten individual awards: Network Coordination Office (one award), Cyberinfrastructure ) (one award), Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (one award), and Experimental Facilities for earthquake engineering and wind engineering research (up to seven awards, including one award for a Post-Disaster, Rapid Response Research Facility).
Japan Foundation Performing Arts Japan

one application per applicant for one project for either the touring or the collaboration category
9/19/2014

Interested applicants should send a non-binding notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by September 19, 2014.
10/20/2014
10/27/2014

This program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the US and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. PAJ Touring Grants help present Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas. PAJ Collaboration Grants help Japanese and American/Canadian artists develop a new work, which will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to American/Canadian audiences.
American Honda Foundation

one request per 12-month period per organization

CALmessages notice
9/22/2014

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on September 22, 2014. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet, Project Description (3-5 pages), Curriculum vitae, and Budget (1 page).
10/27/2014
11/3/2014

next deadline: 11/1/2015
The AHF engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic, and innovative. AHF’s funding priority is youth education with a specific focus on the STEM subjects in addition to the environment, job training, and literacy.
National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program

three applications per applicant organization (for three separate projects)

CALmessages notice
9/25/2014 for notes of intent, 10/6/2014 for campus applications

The campus selection process will have two steps:
1) Send a note indicating your intent to apply, including the lead PI’s name and campus department, to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on September 25, 2014. This step is not optional.
2) Send a campus application to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on October 6, 2014. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project Description (3-5 pages), addressing the grant criteria outlined on p. 9 of the Program Guidelines; Curriculum vitae (2 pages) for each principal investigator (PI) and co-PI; and Summary Budget (1 page), including anticipated sources of cost share.
11/4/2014
11/12/2014
Grants support projects that preserve or interpret the U.S. confinement sites and other locations where more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II. The program’s goal is for present and future generations to learn of and gain inspiration from the confinement sites and the people who were held in them. Grants can be for a variety of uses, including design and construction of interpretive centers, trails, wayside exhibits and other facilities; oral histories and site-history research; school curriculums on internment history; and purchase of non-federal land at five of the sites. Each grant requires a 2:1 Federal to non-Federal match ($2 Federal to $1 non-Federal match).
Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

up to two letters of intent per university in each application cycle

CALmessages notice
9/29/2014

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on September 29, 2014. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Letter of Intent (up to 3 pages), including a description of the research proposal (particularly its significance), how the research will be carried out and is likely to have an impact on public policy or clinical practice, and the applicant’s goals in the field of bioethics; and Curriculum vitae (up to 3 pages).
10/27/2014 for letters of intent

1/23/2015 for invited applications
11/3/2014 for letters of intent

1/30/2015 for invited applications
The program goal is to nurture the next generation of leading bioethics researchers at a crucial stage in their academic careers, when they have started a tenure-track faculty appointment, need protected time to establish a long-term, sustainable research program, and would benefit from mentoring from senior bioethics scholars and joining a community of other bioethics researchers. Applicants must be junior faculty members holding at least a 60% appointment in a tenure series at a university or non-profit research institute in the U.S. Priority will be given to applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure, who have not received a comparable career development award, and whose work will have an impact on public policy, biomedical research, or clinical practice.
NIST Forensic Science Center of Excellence Program

one application per organization as lead organization
9/30/2014

Interested applicants should send a non-binding notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by September 30, 2014.
12/4/2014
12/11/2014
NIST is soliciting applications to establish a Forensic Science Center of Excellence in which NIST researchers collaborate with interdisciplinary researchers from academia and industry for the wide-spread adoption of probabilistic methods within the forensic science community, specifically in the areas of pattern evidence and digital evidence, by developing the necessary analytical methods, creating a suitable education and training infrastructure in probabilistic methods for the relevant stakeholders, and engaging the forensic science community to promote competence building.
HRSA Strengthen Evidence Base for Maternal and Child Health Programs

one application per organization
10/8/2014

Interested applicants should send a notification of interest to VCRO (ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) by October 8, 2014.
11/3/2014
11/10/2014
The purpose of this program is to provide support and resources to assist State Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs in developing evidence-based or evidence-informed State Action Plans as well as in responding to the National Outcome Measures, National Performance Measures, State Performance Measures, and state-initiated Structural/Process Measures. This will facilitate the transformation of the MCH Title V Block Grant program.
NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC)

academic institutions are limited to participation on two proposals as a lead institution; a lead academic institution has the option to participate as a subawardee on any other proposal; lead academic institutions may also provide consultants to other proposals

CALmessages notice
10/10/2014 for letters of intent

Send letters of intent (LOIs) to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on November 10, 2014. Letters of intent should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Letter of intent, according to LOI guidelines on pp. 7-8 of the full NSF program solicitation; and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and co-PI.
11/24/2014 for required letters of intent

1/21/2015 for proposals
12/3/2014 for required letters of intent

1/28/2015 for proposals
The PFI:BIC program supports academe-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team with at least one industry partner to build technological, human, and service system innovation capacity. These partnerships focus on the integration of technologies into a specified human-centered smart service system with the potential to achieve transformational change in an existing service system or to spur an entirely new service system. Competitive proposals are likely to be those that move the state of the art in the direction of autonomy, ability to deal with ambiguity, and cognitive reasoning, as well as provide some type of action beneficial to humans. PFI:BIC funds research partnerships working on projects that operate in the post-fundamental discovery space but precede being on a clear path to commercialization.
State Department Promoting Democracy and Rule of Law in Europe (Belarus and Ukraine)

two proposals (one per country/theme) per applicant
10/13/2014

Interested applicants should notify the Vice Chancellor for Research Office at ltdsubs@berkeley.edu.
11/5/2014
11/13/2014
The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor invites organizations to submit proposals outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects targeting one of the following issues: 1) Belarus: Connecting Political Parties with Civil Society; and 2) Ukraine: Increasing Transparency and Countering Corruption.
NIDDK Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30)

one application per institution
10/17/2014

Interested applicants should notify the Vice Chancellor for Research Office at ltdsubs@berkeley.edu.
11/12/2014
11/19/2014

10/19/2014 for letters of intent (not required)
The purpose of this Centers program is to bring together basic and clinical investigators as a means to enhance communication, collaboration, and effectiveness of ongoing research related to digestive and/or liver diseases. Only institutions at which there is a strong ongoing base of digestive and/or liver diseases-relevant research that relates to the proposed theme of the Center are eligible. At least 50 percent of the already funded research base in a new application must be supported by the NIDDK.
State Department Official U.S. Presentation at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice, Italy

one proposal per applicant
10/17/2014

Interested applicants should notify the Vice Chancellor for Research Office at ltdsubs@berkeley.edu.
12/2/2014
12/9/2014
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is requesting proposals for an open competition for grants from U.S. based non-profit organizations including museums, galleries, visual and design arts centers and schools of design and architecture to organize the official U.S. presentation at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition to be held in Venice, Italy, June through November, 2016.
Japan Foundation Exhibitions Abroad Support Program

one application per organization
10/30/2014

Interested applicants should send abrief note of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by October 30, 2014.
11/20/2014
12/1/2014

This program is designed to provide financial assistance for overseas museums and art institutions to help them organize exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences overseas, in order to deepen the understanding of Japanese art and culture. In addition, this program is designed to provide financial assistance for overseas international exhibitions such as biennials/triennials introducing Japanese artists and their works.
State Department Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement

two statements of interest (SOIs) per organization per deadline

CALmessages notice
11/3/2014

Send SOIs to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on on November 3, 2014. Statements of interest should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Curriculum vitae (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI; and Statement of interest (3 pages), which should include the following items: a) Brief description of applicant’s previous work in the area of Internet freedom, particularly in acutely hostile Internet environments; b) Description of how project is innovative, sustainable, generates lasting impact, and does not duplicate current efforts; c) Project description, including project duration, objectives, outputs, and outcomes, with target benchmarks; d) Estimated total budget figure.
11/26/2014
12/5/2014
The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor goal is to promote fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online through integrated support for anti-censorship and secure communications technology, advocacy, digital safety, and research. DRL invites organizations to submit SOIs that address one or more of the following program themes: Technology Expanding Open and Uncensored Access to Information and Communications, Secure Communication Technology, Digital Safety, Policy and Advocacy, and Research and Evaluation.
Nick Traina Foundation Grant Program

one application per organization per calendar year

CALmessages notice
11/3/2014

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on November 3, 2014. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet, Project description (3 pages), Curriculum vitae (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI, and Summary budget (1 page).
12/15/2014 (estimate)
12/31/2014
The Nick Traina Foundation is accepting proposals to support organizations and programs involved in the diagnosis, research, treatment, and/or family support of manic-depression and other forms of mental illness, suicide prevention, child abuse, and children in jeopardy.
USDA/APHIS National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) Cooperative Agreements Program

an applicant organization may submit only one application and/or be a third party in an application submitted by another entity

CALmessages notice
11/10/2014

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on November 10, 2014. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project Description (3-5 pages, including references), addressing projectís purpose, objectives, scope of work, methodology/approach, and expected deliverables, with attention to review criteria outlined on pp. 32-36 of the full program solicitation; Curriculum Vitae (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI; and Summary Budget (1 page), including any anticipated sources of cost share.
12/12/2014
12/19/2014
The NCPN provides asexually propagated plant material free of targeted plant pathogens and pests that cause economic loss to protect the environment and ensure the global competitiveness of specialty crop producers. Priorities include: 1) establishing and supporting clean plant network governance and related administrative and support systems; 2) providing for operations needed for the rapid and safe introduction, diagnosis, treatment, foundation block establishment and release of clean plant materials for planting from foreign and domestic sources for commercial development; 3) conducting methods development to accurately test, develop therapies, and support the establishment of guidelines and standards for different crop species for certification maintenance; 4) developing partnerships with land-grant and other university-based extension and outreach services to interact with commercial nurseries, industry associations, and producers; and 5) developing and implementing audit and quality controls.
NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research (P30)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
11/12/2014

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on November 12, 2014. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project Description (3-5 pages, including references), addressing the review criteria outlined in the full solicitation; Summary Budget (1 page); and Curriculum Vitae (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
12/17/2014 (8:00 am)
12/29/2014

11/29/2014 for letters of intent (not required)
NINDS invites applications for Institutional Center Core Grants to support the NINDS mission to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. The Centers will provide cutting edge resources and facilities shared by a minimum of six investigators who have existing NINDS-funded research projects and to other investigators pursuing research consistent with the NINDS mission. The Centers should enhance the effectiveness of ongoing research and facilitate new research directions.
NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

UC Berkeley is allowed to submit three proposals, including as a significantly funded subawardee. If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition).

CALmessages notice
11/17/2013

Send proposed concepts to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on November 17, 2014. Proposed concepts should be sent as a single PDF file that includes:
Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references), addressing separately the proposed project’s intellectual merit, broader impact, and the additional solicitation specific review criteria for instrument acquisition or development outlined in the full NSF program solicitation; Summary budget (1 page), including anticipated sources of cost share; and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI or Co-PI.

Potential Berkeley applicants are encouraged to contact the Berkeley Research Development Office for support in the development of their proposed concepts. For more information contact the Director of Research Development David Trinkle at dtrinkle@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-6313.

1/14/2015
1/22/2015

next deadline: 1/13/2015
The MRI Program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally. Each MRI proposal may request support for either the acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single research instrument for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use. Development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at MRI submission-eligible organizations are encouraged. Requests in the range of $100,000-$4M will be accepted from all eligible organizations. Requests less than $100,000 will also be accepted for the disciplines of mathematics or social, behavioral and economic sciences. Cost-sharing of precisely 30% of the total project cost is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education. Note: Subawards may be included in development proposals but not in acquisition proposals unless the submitting organization is a non-Ph.D. granting institution of higher education.
RGK Foundation Grants in Education, Community, and Health/Medicine

one letter of inquiry per organization per 12-month period

CALmessagesnotice

11/24/2014

Send a letter of inquiry (LOI) to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on November 24, 2014. LOIs should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Letter of inquiry (2,500 character limit), including a brief project description that addresses at least three specific measurable goals the project hopes to achieve; Curriculum vitae (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI; and Summary budget (1 page), including any anticipated sources of cost share.
 
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The Foundation’s primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. Within Community, the Foundation supports a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. The Foundation’s current interests in the area of Health/Medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and Foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS.
The 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 is dedicated to the well-being of children and youth through financial support of programs and services provided by nonprofit organizations: including support of social services, education, the arts, physical and mental health, and capital development.
Funding: $2,500-$50,000.
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.