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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.


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 Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC)

There is no limit on the number of single- or multiple-university center proposals UC Berkeley may submit, but the proposed research topics must involve different disciplines and support different industries.

In addition, PIs can only submit one proposal per submission period, and co-PIs can only participate in one proposal per submission period.

CALmessages notice
4/1/2015

Principal investigators who plan to submit a proposal should send a brief notification of intent to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00pm April 1, 2015. The notifications should include the following information: 1) Proposed research topic, 2) Disciplines to be involved, and 3) Anticipated industry partners. VCRO will contact principal investigators if similar concepts are identified.

Proposal Development Support: Potential Berkeley applicants are encouraged to contact the Berkeley Research Development Office (BRDO) for support in the development of their proposals. For more information contact brdo@berkeley.edu.
Industry Partners Membership Agreement Support: A key element of I/UCRC proposals is membership agreements with industry partners. Potential Berkeley applicants are encouraged to contact the Industry Alliances Office (IAO) for support in industry membership agreements. For more information contact the Director of Industry Alliances Eric Giegerich at egiegerich@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-5850.
6/19/2015 for letters of intent

9/18/2015 for proposals
6/26/2015 for letters of intent

9/25/2015 for proposals

next deadline: 1/4/2016 for LOIs, 3/1/2016 for proposals
The I/UCRC program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from NSF and are primarily supported by industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center. An I/UCRC contributes to the nation’s research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, an I/UCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context. Applicants may submit planning grant proposals for new centers and sites or full center proposals (Phase I, II, or III).

Important: Please see the full NSF program solicitation for details and requirements for each proposal type and for additional information, as well as the CALmessages notice.
NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

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

CALmessages notice
5/11/2015

Send campus application to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on May 11, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references), addressing separately the intellectual merit, broader impacts, and additional solicitation specific review criteria of the proposed project; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI or Co-PI.
7/6/2015 9/2/2015
7/13/2015 9/10/2015

next deadline: 8/8/2016
The CSBR Program provides funds: for improvements to secure, improve, and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community; and to transfer collection ownership responsibilities. The program funds three areas: Natural History Collections, Living Stock Collections, and Transfer of Ownership of Collections.
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grants for Biomedical Research

two proposals annually per institution

CALmessages notice
6/16/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on June 16, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references), with attention to the criteria outlined in the Foundation grant application guidelines; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages).
7/24/2015
8/1/2015
Grants support early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Grants are designed to provide faculty members who hold M.D. and/or Ph.D. degrees, and who are in the first to fourth year of a tenure-track position, with support to move biomedical research projects forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained. Applicants with current R01 funding should not apply.
NIMHD Advancing Health Disparities Interventions Through Community-Based Participatory Research (U01)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
6/16/2015

Send brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) by 5:00 pm on June 16, 2015. This will enable VCRO to determine the appropriate campus selection process. Notifications of interest must include the following information: Name of this funding opportunity; Name of the project’s anticipated Lead PI and co-PIs; Descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus of the project; Name of partner community-based organization(s); and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
7/27/2015 8/11/2015
8/3/2015 8/18/2015

7/18/2015 for letter of intent (not required)
The purpose of this solicitation is to support promising community interventions using CBPR principles and approaches aimed at reducing and eventually eliminating health disparities. Note: Institutions of Higher Education and research organizations are required to partner with at least one community-based organization (or American Indian Tribal Government).
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

one nomination per participating institution

CALmessages notice

Note: If you are interested in being placed in contact with former Pew Scholars on campus for advice on preparing your campus application to VCRO, send email to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by June 1, including in your message your name and campus department.
6/22/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on June 22, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) Curriculum Vitae (2 pages); 3) Self Assessment (up to 3 pages): Brief description of most significant research contribution to date, highlight of particularly creative and risk-taking aspects of proposed research, a statement of how the receipt of the Pew Scholarship would benefit the applicant and why the applicant’s research is personally significant to them; 4) Abstract of Proposed Research (up to 1 page); 5) Publications (up to 3 pages): List of three selected publications and a brief summary of the importance of each; and 6) References: List of the three chosen individuals who will provide recommendation letters for the applicant before the November 16, 2015 deadline.

11/6/2015 for application
11/16/2015 for application

7/15/2015 for campus nomination
The Program supports the independent biomedical research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level. Candidates should demonstrate outstanding promise as contributors 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 11/16/2015, hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor. On 7/16/2015, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before 7/16/2012), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Grants

one request per organization per 12-month period

CALmessages notice
6/22/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on June 22, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references); Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketches (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
7/24/2015
8/1/2015
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation makes grants to vital community organizations and works to grow and manage permanent funds to meet the future needs of the people of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and/or San Luis Obispo counties. The Foundation awards funds in five field of interest areas: Community Enhancement and Environment, Culture and Recreation, Education and Personal Development, Health and Human Services, and Native American.
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation Capital and Program Grants

one application per organization per year

CALmessages notice
6/22/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on June 22, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references); Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketches (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
7/24/2015
8/1/2015
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ charitable giving program supports organizations that provide services in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and accepts applications from Tribal Governments and Tribal nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. San Manuel’s resources are directed within the following four areas of program focus to benefit these communities and improve quality of life for adults, children and families: Education, Health, Economic Development, and Special Projects.
Cal Humanities Community Stories Grant

one application per campus department

CALmessages notice
6/26/2015

Send brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on June 26, 2015. This will enable VCRO to determine the appropriate campus selection process. Notifications of interest should include: Name of this funding opportunity; Name of the lead Principal Investigator/Project Director, Descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus of the project, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
7/27/2015
8/3/2015

next deadline: 2/2016, 8/2016
Community Stories is a competitive grant program that aims to illuminate the California experience by bringing to light genuine and compelling stories from California’s diverse communities and sharing those stories through accessible and engaging public programs. Projects that explore stories not widely known or that have not been previously documented, as well as those that engage communities and audiences who are often underserved by public humanities programs are of particular interest.
NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program Analysis Centers (U01)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
6/26/2015

Send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on June 26, 2015. This will enable VCRO to gauge campus interest and facilitate the coordination of a campus-led effort. Notifications of interest should include the following information: Name of this funding opportunity, Your name, and Your campus department/ORU.
8/18/2015
8/25/2015

7/25/2015 for letter of intent (not required)
The National Human Genome Research Institute seeks to establish NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program Analysis Centers (GSPAC), which will undertake computational analyses of the data produced by the NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program with the purpose of extracting genomic and biological knowledge. 
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
6/26/2015 for applications due 7/10/2015; 7/1/2015 for applications due 7/20/2015, 7/21/2015, and 7/22/2015; 7/6/2015 for applications due 7/31/2015

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 State has multiple funding opportunities.
7/2/2015 7/10/2015 Global Equality Fund: Programs to Protect the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons
7/13/2015 7/20/2015 Empowering Women in IT
7/14/2015 7/21/2015 Social Entrepreneurship Capacity Building
7/15/2015 7/22/2015 Digital Media Co-op
7/24/2015 7/31/2015 Maker Faire – A Showcase for Innovation
NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research Focused on Precision Medicine (U54)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
7/1/2015

Send brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on July 1, 2015. This will enable VCRO to determine the appropriate campus selection process. Notifications of interest must include the following information: Name of this funding opportunity; Name of the project’s anticipated Lead PI and co-PIs; Priority research area(s) of interest; and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
9/10/2015
9/17/2015

8/17/2015 for letter of intent (not required)
NIMHD is soliciting applications for TCCs for health disparities research exploring the potential for precision medicine - an emerging approach that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle - to promote health equity and reduce health disparities through a transdisciplinary framework that integrates multiple disciplines.
NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)

An organization may serve as sole submitting institution or as lead institution of a collaborative project on only one submission per competition, regardless of track. See the CALmessages notice for important eligibility details.

CALmessages notice
7/6/2015

Send Letters of Intent (LOIs) to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on July 6, 2015. This deadline will provide time for VCRO to facilitate potential collaboration if campus interest exceeds the institutional limit. LOIs should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) Letter of Intent, following the LOI instructions in the full program solicitation (p. 8), including information requested in the CALmessages notice; and 3) Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.

7/14/2015 for letter of intent

9/28/2015 for proposal
7/14/2015 for letter of intent

10/5/2015 for proposal
IUSE: GEOPATHS invites proposals that specifically address the current needs and opportunities related to undergraduate education within the geosciences community. The solicitation features two funding Tracks: 1) GEOPATHS-EXTRA, and 2) GEOPATHS-IMPACT, which improves pathways into the geosciences through institutional collaborations and transfer. The campus CALmessages announcement is for UC Berkeley-led GEOPATHS-IMPACT proposals only.
Union Pacific Foundation Community-Based Grant Program

one application for one program/project per organization

CALmessages notice
7/6/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on July 6, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project Description (3-5 pages), addressing program-specific review criteria; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
8/7/2014
8/14/2015 for preliminary application

8/15/2015 for application
The Foundation will dedicate the majority of grants to help nonprofit organizations build their capacity by helping new or existing programs reach more people or reach them more effectively. UPF will be particularly receptive to proposals in these categories: 1) Community and Civic, to assist community-based organization and related activities that improve and enrich the general quality of life in the community (e.g., museums, botanical gardens, public libraries), and 2) Health and Human Services, to assist organizations dedicated to improving the level of health care and providing human services in the community.
State Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
7/6/2015 for applications due 7/27/2015, 7/7/2015 for applications due 8/7/2015, 7/10/2015 for applications due 8/10/2015; 7/13/2015 for applications due 8/24/2015

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 State has multiple funding opportunities.
7/20/2015 7/27/2015 Women in University Administration Professional Exchange
7/31/2015 8/7/2015 U.S. Speakers Program
8/3/2015 8/10/2015 Professional Exchanges for Russia
8/17/2015 8/24/2015 Engaging Civil Society in Rehabilitation and Reintegration
Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants Program

one request per cycle organization
7/21/2015

Interested applicants should submit a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by July 21. Notifications should include the following information: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus of the project, and Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
8/11/2015
8/18/2015

next deadline: 2/2016
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.
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.
NEA Our Town

two applications per organization as lead applicant; no limit as partner

CALmessages notice
7/27/2015

Send brief notifications of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on July 27, 2015. Notifications of interest should include the following information: Name of this funding opportunity, Name of the lead PI, Name of the campus department/ORU submitting the application, Project area of interest, Descriptive title or a sentence on the intended focus of the project, and Anticipated partnering local government entity (for Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects only).
9/14/2015
9/21/2015
Our Town offers support for projects in two areas. Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects represent the distinct character and quality of their communities. These projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking are available to arts and design service organizations, and industry or university organizations that provide technical assistance to those doing place-based work.
Labor Department Funding Opportunities

see specific program guidelines for limit per organization

CALmessages notice
7/29/2015 for applications due 8/27/2015 and 8/28/2015, 7/31/2015 for applications due 8/31/2015, 8/3/2015 for applications due 9/10/2015

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 Labor has multiple funding opportunities.
8/20/2015 8/27/2015 Project to Reduce Child Labor in Côte d’Ivoire’s Cocoa Growing Areas
8/21/2015 8/28/2015 Project to Mobilize Community Action and Promote Opportunities for Youth in Ghana’s Cocoa Growing Communities
8/24/2015 8/31/2015 Partnership to Reduce Child Labor and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products
9/2/2015 9/10/2015 Assessing Progress in Reducing Child Labor in Cocoa Growing Areas of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana
Searle Scholars Program

three applications per invited institution

CALmessages notice

Note: If you are interested in being placed in contact with a former Searle Scholar on campus for advice on preparing your campus application to VCRO, send email to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by June 22, including in your message your name and campus department.
7/31/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on July 31, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: 1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) Project description (3-5 pages, including references), addressing why the proposed research is particularly novel and important; 3) Curriculum vitae (2 pages); 4) Statement of nomination from the applicant’s Department Chair; and 5) One letter of reference (from applicant’s doctoral or postdoctoral mentor or from a similarly placed individual who is familiar with the applicant's research, achievement, and potential). The letter should be addressed to the Searle Scholars Program.
9/23/2015
9/30/2015
The Program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Applicants will be expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. See Program Overview and Eligibility for more information.
USAID Global Labor Program

one application per organization
8/7/2015

Interested applicants should send a brief notification of interest to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by August 7. Notifications should include the following information: 1) Name of the funding opportunity, 2) Name of the lead PI, 3) Country/region(s) of interest (including six core countries/regions), 4) Economic or occupational sector(s) of interest, and 5) Campus department/ORU to submit the application.
9/17/2015
9/24/2015
USAID is seeking program applications that can demonstrate clear, measurable, and meaningful medium-term results and progress toward long-term impact to increase the capacity of labor organizations, including trade unions and civil society organizations, to promote workers’ representation in policy processes, improve access to justice, advance the effective worldwide application of core international labor standards, and improve the welfare and livelihood opportunities of workers and their families and communities.
NEH Summer Stipends

two faculty nominations per institution

CALmessages notice
8/17/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on August 17, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes:
1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) Project Narrative (up to 3 pages), following the Narrative guidelines on pp. 7-8 of the full program guidelines; 3) Curriculum vitae (up to 2 pages); 4) Bibliography (1 page), consisting of primary and secondary sources related directly to project; 5) Two letters of recommendation addressed to the National Endowment for the Humanities (Letters may be included in the campus application or sent separately to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by August 17.); and 6) Appendix (only for editions, translations, or database projects or for proposals that include visual materials): a) Editions or translations: sample of the original text (1 page) and the edited or translated version (1 page), b) Database projects: sample entry (1 page), and c) Visual materials: sample in PDF format (1 page).
9/24/2015
10/1/2015
Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. The program supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Individuals who have either held or been awarded a major fellowship or research grant or its equivalent within the three academic years prior to the deadline are ineligible.
The following university-affiliated individuals may apply without campus nomination: 1) university staff members who are not faculty and will not be teaching during the academic year preceding the award tenure; 2) emeritus faculty; and 3) adjunct faculty, part-time faculty, and those with academic appointments that terminate by the summer of the award tenure.
NIAID Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
8/20/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on August 20, 2015.Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references), addressing the review criteria outlined in the full solicitation; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
9/25/2015
10/2/2015

9/2/2015 for letter of intent (not required)
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, including asthma, rhinitis (allergic and non-allergic), chronic rhinosinusitis, atopic dermatitis, food allergy, and drug allergy.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowships; Grant Proposal Guidelines

one nomination per invited institution

CALmessages notice
8/31/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on August 31, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes:
1) Limited Submission Cover Sheet; 2) Proposal (maximum length of 2000 words), providing an explanation of the overall significance of the research being undertaken and how the proposed new direction will assist in the development of the field; 3) A preliminary budget for the anticipated program of study, including items for salary and standard fringe benefits, projected training costs, project-related travel, and in certain circumstances (such as vital professional meetings and short site visits) lodging. The Foundation assumes that needs for equipment or for research assistants will be met by the fellow’s home institution. (See “Budget and Duration” for more budget details.); 4) Curriculum vitae (no more than 5 pages); and 5) One letter of recommendation from a senior colleague (e.g., department chair), addressing the candidate’s preparation and the relationship of the “new direction” to the nominee’s research and pedagogy. A letter of recommendation from a colleague in the new field is strongly encouraged. The letter should be addressed to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
10/2/2015
10/9/2015
New Directions Fellowships assist faculty members in the humanities -- broadly understood to include the arts, history, languages, area studies, and zones of such fields as anthropology and geography in which the practice and insights of scholarship in the humanities coexist integrally with those of the social sciences -- who seek to acquire systematic training outside their own areas of special interest. Candidates will be faculty members who were awarded doctorates within the last six to twelve years and whose research interests call for formal training in a discipline other than the one in which they are expert. Such training may consist of coursework or other programs of organized study. It may take place either at fellows’ home institutions or elsewhere, as appropriate. Fellows will receive: (1) the equivalent of one academic year’s salary; (2) two summers of additional support, each at the equivalent two-ninths of the previous academic year salary, and (3) tuition or course fees or equivalent direct costs associated with the fellows’ training programs. These funds may be expended over a period not to exceed three full academic years following the date of the award.
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

one proposal per school or college; interested applicants should contact their cognizant deans about submitting a campus application

CALmessages notice
9/1/2015

Interested applicants should contact their cognizant deans about submitting a campus application. Campus applications should be a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages), indicating the program strand and (if Design and Development) project type of interest and addressing separately the intellectual merit, broader impacts, and additional solicitation-specific review criteria of the proposed project; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
9/15/2015
9/22/2015

next deadline: 5/16/2016
The NSF S-STEM program provides Institutions of Higher Education with funds for student scholarships to encourage and enable low income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need to enter the workforce or graduate study following completion of associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in STEM. S-STEM program strands are: Strand 1: S-STEM Institutional Capacity Building and Strand 2: S-STEM Design and Development.
NIA Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
9/1/2015

Send campus applications to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on September 1, 2015. Campus applications should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project description (3-5 pages, including references), addressing the review criteria outlined in the full solicitation; Summary budget (1 page); and Curriculum vitae or biosketch (2 pages) for each PI and Co-PI.
10/14/2015
10/21/2015

9/21/2015 for letter of intent (not required)
The OAIC awards are designed to develop or strengthen awardee institutions’ programs that focus and sustain progress on a key area in aging research. Each area of focus is one in which progress could contribute to greater independence for older persons and offer opportunities for education in aging research.
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.
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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.