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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.

If you have any questions about the internal campus review process, please contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at 642-7540 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 Research Analyst. More information on campus procedures is available here.


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
NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Core Centers (P30); NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (P50)

one application per institution for the P30 or the P50 mechanism

CALmessages notice
2/28/2014

Send proposed concepts to the Limited Submissions email address (ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) by 5:00 pm on February 28, 2014. Proposed concepts should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet, Project Description (3-5 pages) describing the proposed core services, Curriculum vitae (for each PI), and Budget (1 page).
5/7/2014
5/14/2014

4/14/2014 for letter of intent (not required)
Centers are designed to support research on Alzheimer’s disease (AD), serve as shared research resources that will facilitate research in AD and related disorders, distinguish them from the processes of normal brain aging and mild cognitive impairment, provide a platform for training, develop novel techniques and methodologies, and translate these research findings into better diagnostic, prevention and treatment strategies. Applications must contain the following cores: Administrative Core; Clinical Core; Data Management and Statistical Core; Neuropathology Core; Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core; Research Projects: 2-3 (P50 mechanism only); and Optional: Satellite Diagnostic and Treatment Clinic Core, Additional Cores.
NIDDK Cystic Fibrosis Research and Translation Core Center (P30)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
3/10/2014

Send proposed concepts to the Limited Submissions email address (ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) by 5:00 pm on March 10, 2014. Proposed concepts should be sent as a single The PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet, Project Description (3-5 pages) describing the proposed core services, Curriculum vitae (for each PI), and Budget (1 page).
6/11/2014
6/18/2014

5/18/2014 for letter of intent (not required)
NIDDK Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Research and Translation Centers are part of an integrated program of research support designed to enhance multidisciplinary research in pathogenesis and treatment of CF. Applications must be associated with an existing program of excellence in biomedical research in basic and clinical research in CF. Applications must contain the following cores/programs: Administrative Core with an Enrichment Program, Biomedical Research Core, and Pilot and Feasibility Program
National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Arts

one application per organization; see Applicant Eligibility (Art Works, Challenge America Fast-Track) for exceptions to the one-application rule made for parent (and related) organizations

CALmessages notice
3/17/2014

Proposed concepts for either program should be sent in one PDF copy to the Limited Submissions email address (ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) by 5:00pm on March 17, 2014. The PDF must include the following: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project Description (3-5 pages), including details on matching support from nonfederal sources; Curriculum vitae; and Budget (1 page).
Art Works: 7/17/2014

Challenge America Fast-Track: 5/1/2014
Art Works: 7/24/2014

Challenge America Fast-Track: 5/8/2014

Deadlines
The Art Works program supports the following four outcomes: Creation, Engagement, Learning, and Livability. Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000 and require a match of at least one-to-one with nonfederal funds. See topics suitable for the July deadline.
The Challenge America Fast-Track program offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. This category supports two outcomes: Engagement and Livability. Grants are $10,000 and require a match of at least one-to-one with nonfederal funds.
NSF Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN)

three proposals as the lead institution per organization; no limit to participation as a partner institution

CALmessages notice
3/18/2014

Send proposed concepts to the Limited Submissions email address (ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) by 5:00 pm on March 18, 2014. Proposed concepts should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project Description (3-5 pages), addressing separately the intellectual merit and broader impacts of the SRN, as well as the planned approach for managing collaborative partners; Curriculum vitae; and Budget (1 page).
4/22/2014
4/29/2014
The goal of the SRN competition is to bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers, educators, managers, policymakers and other stakeholders to conduct collaborative research that addresses fundamental challenges in sustainability. The 2014 SRN competition will fund research networks with a focus on urban sustainability. SRN awards are expected to be 4 to 5 years, with a total budget of up to $12,000,000.
State Department Funding Opportunities

either one or two proposals per applicant organization - see specific program guidelines

CALmessages notice
4/10/2014 for applications due on 4/25/2014,
4/11/2014 for applications due on 5/1/2014 or 5/2/2014

Send an email to the Limited Submissions email address (ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) tell us the particular funding opportunity to which you would like to apply, following the directions in the notice. We will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds a given program’s submission limit. Please direct any questions to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu.

The U.S. Department of State has a number of funding opportunities on a diverse set of topics due in April and May. Please see descriptions below for information.
4/18/2014 4/25/2014 Strengthening Iraqi Capacity to Address the Impact of Iraqi Returnees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and Syrian Refugees on Host Communities in Iraq
4/18/2014 4/25/2014 Ensuring Sustainability and Expanding Targeted Interventions of USG-funded Democracy and Governance Programs in Iraq
4/18/2014 4/25/2014 Promoting the Protection and Inclusion of Minority Ethnic and Religious Communities in Iraq
4/24/2014 5/1/2014 Syria: Supporting Civil Society and Religious Communities, and Promoting Inclusive Peacebuilding and Reconciliation
4/25/2014 5/2/2014 Indonesia Cooperation and Awareness for Citizen Rights FY 2013
DOE Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain (also see Grants.gov)

one concept paper and one full application per institution

CALmessages notice
4/22/2014 for notes of interest, 4/28/2014 for proposed concepts

Because the turnaround time is short, to enable a speedy review the campus selection process has two steps.
1) Please indicate your interest in applying with a non-binding note to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on April 22, 2014.
2) Send proposed concepts to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on April 28, 2014. Proposed concepts 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).





5/29/2014 for application
5/5/2014 for required concept paper

6/5/2014 for application
The awardee, in partnership with DOE, NOAA, and a Balancing Authority, will conduct a field campaign in an area of complex terrain to assess how physical processes alter wind speeds at hub heights. The team will then develop physical modeling schemes or atmospheric theories that can be incorporated in foundational weather models to improve wind forecasting.
DOE anticipates making one cooperative agreement up to $2,500,000 over 39 months. Cost sharing of 10% is required.
There will be an informational webinar on April 21, 2014 from noon to 2:00 pm Pacific Time.
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
4/28/2014

Send proposed concepts to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on April 28, 2014. Proposed concepts should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project Description (3-5 pages), addressing separately the intellectual merit and broader impacts of the proposed project; Curriculum vitae; and Budget (1 page).
6/9/2014
6/16/2014
The SNM program supports collaborative research and education on scalablnanomanufacturing, including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations. The SNM program emphasizes research to overcome key scientific and technological barriers that prevent the production of useful nanomaterials, nanostructures, devices and systems at an industrially relevant scale, reliably, at low cost, and within environmental, health and safety guidelines.
State Department Funding Opportunities

either one or two proposals per applicant organization - see specific program guidelines

CALmessages notice
4/28/2014 for applications due 5/13/2014,
4/29/2014 for applications due 5/15/2014,
5/5/2014 for applications due 5/23/2014,
5/8/2014 for applications due 5/30/2104

Send email to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu with the title of the funding opportunity to which you would like to apply, following the directions in the notice. We will initiate a selection process when campus interest exceeds a given program’s submission limit. Please direct any questions to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu.

The U.S. Department of State has a number of funding opportunities on a diverse set of topics due in May. Please see descriptions below for information.
5/6/2014 5/13/2014 Call for North Korea-focused proposals
5/8/2014 5/15/2014 Evaluation and Implementation of a Program to Prevent Drug Use and Anti-Social, Violent, and Criminal Behavior in Youth
5/8/2014 5/15/2014 Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Psychosocial Model to Treat Juvenile Users of Illegal Drugs
5/16/2014 5/23/2014 Workshops for Youth Leaders in English Teaching (WYLET)
5/22/2014 5/30/2014 Strengthening Independent Media in Moldova
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)

two proposals as the lead institution; if an institution submits two proposals, at least one must be in Data-Enabled Science and Engineering

CALmessages notice
5/1/2014

Send proposed concepts to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on May 1, 2014. Proposed concepts should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project Description (3-5 pages), addressing separately the intellectual merit and broader impacts of the NRT; Curriculum vitae; and Budget (1 page).
5/13/2014 for letters of intent (optional)

6/17/2014 for proposals
5/20/2014 for letters of intent (optional)

6/24/2014 for proposals
The NRT program is designed to develop bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate training that ensure that graduate students develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of research and research-related careers within and outside academe. The program is distinguished from the previous NSF training programs through an emphasis on training for multiple career pathways, rotating priority research themes, inclusion of both masterís and doctoral students, a broader definition of trainees, and greater budgetary and programmatic flexibility.
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
5/1/2014

Send proposed concepts to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on May 1, 2014. Proposed concepts should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet; Project Description (3-5 pages), addressing separately the intellectual merit and broader impacts of the proposed project; Curriculum vitae; and Budget (1 page).
6/9/2014
6/17/2014

next deadline: 2/17/2015
The CCE STEM program funds research to identify efficacious factors in the formation of ethical STEM researchers at all levels, including students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty, employing a variety of means beyond conventional classroom instruction. This program is distinguished from its predecessor, the Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program, which focused on graduate education. 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.
State Department Creative Arts Exchanges

one proposal per institution

CALmessages notice
5/5/2014

Send proposed concepts to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on May 5, 2014. Proposed concepts should be sent as a single PDF file that includes: Limited Submission Cover Sheet, Project Description (2-3 pages), Curriculum vitae or similar documentation, Budget (1 page).
5/21/2014
5/29/2014
Creative Arts Exchange initiatives create partnerships through artistic collaboration and professional development opportunities that foster mutual understanding between American and international participants. Under the 2014 Exchange, the Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs will award one Cooperative Agreement under each theme: American Music Abroad, American Film Showcase, and DanceMotion USA.
NIA Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30)

one application per institution

CALmessages notice
5/8/2014

Send proposed concepts to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu by 5:00 pm on May 8, 2014. Proposed concepts 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).
6/17/2014
6/24/2014

5/23/2014 for letter of intent (not required)
NIA is soliciting applications for centers of excellence in geriatrics research and research career development. Awards are designed to develop or strengthen programs that focus and sustain progress on a key area in aging research. Proposals are expected to include: Leadership Administrative Core, Resource Cores, Pilot/Experimental Studies Core, Information Dissemination Core, and Research Career Development Component.
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.