Texas Tech University

Limited Submissions

Federal, State and private funding agencies occasionally limit the number of proposals and/or applications submitted by an organization in response to a given funding opportunity. As needed, the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) will initiate an internal limited submission competition in order to comply with this agency requirement. As with all proposals for sponsored projects, proposals for limited submission programs are not authorized to leave the university without review and approval of the Office of Research Services (ORS).

A Notice of Intent (NOI) and pre-proposal (if required) will be due to limited subs.vpr@ttu.edu by 5 p.m. on the deadline identified on the table below. Any NOIs or pre-proposals submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. (See Application Guidelines for information on NOI and pre-proposal requirements).

Unless an opportunity is explicitly marked "CLOSED, IN COMPETITION" or has a named PI(s) up to the agency limited amount, do not assume it is too late to apply just because the TTU internal deadline has passed. If the external agency deadline has not yet been reached, contact RDT and ORS to see if a submission is still possible.

Limited Submission Guidelines and Flowchart

There are grants, external awards, and other opportunities available on our Funding Resources page.

Agency Name Program Name TTU Notice
of Intent
Deadline
Agency Deadline Specific Limitation Pre-Proposals Accepted
NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) 4/13/16 8/8/16 In a single round of the CSBR competition, only one proposal may be submitted from any individual collection within an organization. One organization may not submit more than three proposals to any one CSBR competition.

Awards are limited to $500,000 for up to three years
OPEN
U.S. Dept. of Justice Justice and Mental Health Collaboration State-Based Capacity Building Program FY 2016 Competitive Grant 4/14/16 5/19/16 Only one application per lead applicant will be considered.

BJA estimates that it will make up to 1 award of approximately $1,956,000 or less for a 12-month project period, beginning on October 1, 2016.
OPEN
DHHS

Health Resources and Services Administration
Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network 4/14/16 5/27/16 Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $300,000 per year.
OPEN
U.S. Dept. of Justice Survey of Public Defenders: A Design Study (SPDDS) 4/14/16 5/23/16 Only one application per lead applicant will be considered.

BJS estimates that it will make one award of up to $500,000 for up to a 15-month project period, beginning no sooner than October 1, 2016.
OPEN
DHHS

Health Resources and Services Administration
International AIDS Education and Training Center 4/14/16 5/23/16 Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

This program expects to provide funding during federal fiscal years 2016 – 2020. Subject to the availability of funds, an estimated $45,000,000 is expected to be available annually to fund up to two (2) recipients for a five (5) year project period. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $45,000,000 per year.
OPEN
DOS –
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
FY 2016 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary Program Honoring Senators Robert Dole and Thomas Harkin 4/14/16 5/23/16 Applicants may submit only one proposal under this competition.

ECA anticipates awarding one (1) cooperative agreement of up to $500,000
OPEN
DOS –
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
FY 2016 Thematic International Exchange Seminars (TIES) for U.S. Alumni 4/14/16 5/27/16 Applicants may submit only one proposal under this competition

ECA anticipates issuing a Cooperative Agreement of up to $750,000.
OPEN
NIH Diabetes Research Centers (P30) 4/20/16 6/14/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

Award: $5,000,000 in FY2017 to fund up to 3 awards
OPEN
NIH

DHHS
Bridges to the Doctorate (R25) 4/21/16 9/25/16 Applicant organizations may not submit more than one application as the Lead Institution.

Application budgets are limited to $300,000 direct costs per year.
OPEN
NIH

DHHS
Bridges to the Baccalaureate (R25) 4/21/16 9/25/16 Applicant organizations may not submit more than one application as the Lead Institution. OPEN
Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance National Adult and Juvenile Offender Reentry Resource Center 4/25/16 6/2/16 Only one application per lead applicant will be considered. OPEN
Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance Tribal Justice Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program 4/26/16

Please indicate to which category you plan to apply in your NOI.
6/2/16 Only one application per lead applicant will be considered in each category.

BJA estimates that it will make up to 7 awards of up to $300,000-$800,000 each for an estimated total of $3,675,000 for an up to 18-month project period.
OPEN
NIH

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Bridges to the Doctorate (R25) 5/2/16 9/25/16 Applicant organizations may not submit more than one Bridges to Doctorate application as the lead institution.

Application budgets are limited to $300,000 direct costs per year.
OPEN
NIH

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Bridges to the Baccalaureate (R25) 5/2/16 9/25/16 Applicant organizations may not submit more than one application as the Lead Institution.

Application budgets are limited to $300,000 direct costs per year.
OPEN
Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Statistics
BJS-2016-9840 Survey of Prison Inmates Statistical Support Center (SPISSC) 5/10/16 6/10/16 Only one application per lead applicant will be considered.

This is a 5-year project with annually obligated funding conditional upon satisfactory performance and funding availability.
OPEN
Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Statistics
National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC-3) 2017-18 5/11/16 6/13/16 Only one application per lead applicant will be considered.

BJS estimates that it will make one award for an estimated total of $8,000,000 for a 48-month project period, beginning January 2, 2017.
OPEN
USDOJ

Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Reducing Reliance on Confinement and Improving Community-Based Responses for Girls At Risk of Entering the Juvenile Justice System 5/16/16 6/20/16 OJJDP will consider only one application per lead applicant.

OJJDP expects to make as many as three awards of as much as $250,000 for an estimated total of $750,000 for a 12-month project period beginning October 1, 2016.
OPEN
Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Methodological Research to Support National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence 5/17/16 6/24/16 Only one application per lead applicant will be considered.

BJS estimates that it will make one award of up to $1 million for a 2-year project period, with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2017. The award will be funded incrementally on an annual basis.
OPEN
USDOJ

Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Tribal Defending Childhood Demonstration Program - Category 2 5/19/16 7/6/16 Only one application per lead applicant will be considered.

OJJDP expects to make one award of as much as $1 million for a 36-month project period, beginning on October 1, 2016
OPEN
Department of Labor

Bureau of International Labor Affairs
M&E Toolkit: OCFT Sector-Specific Interventions and Cross-Cutting Themes 5/19/16 6/23/16 Multiple applications from an organization are not allowed.

Approximately $1,000,000 in total costs is expected to be available to fund approximately one award.
OPEN
Department of State

U.S. Mission to Pakistan
English Language Teacher Programs for Pakistan 5/19/16

Please indicate to which priority program area you wish to submit in your NOI.
6/24/16 Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per priority program area, and only three proposals total under this NOFO.

Individual Award Amount: $60,000 to $350,000
OPEN
Department of State

U.S. Mission to Pakistan
English for Workforce Development in Pakistan 5/20/16

Please indicate to which priority program area you wish to submit in your NOI.
6/24/2016 Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per priority program area, and only three proposals total under this NOFO.

Individual Award Amount: $50,000 to $200,000
OPEN
Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Building Care and Prevention Capacity: Addressing the HIV Care Continuum in Southern Metropolitan Areas 5/31/16 7/12/16 Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

Anticipated Total Annual Available Funding: $1,000,000
OPEN
Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Paraprofessionals and Professionals 6/1/16 7/1/16 An institution is allowed to submit up to two applications: one application for its master's-level marriage and family therapy and one application for its master's-level psychology program.

DHHS expects to present approximately 26 awards of up to $300,00 totaling a ceiling funding of $7,100,00
OPEN
NIH BD2K Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32) 6/1/16 7/25/16 Only one application per institution, identified by a unique DUNS number, will be accepted.

Average size of an award will be approximately $350,000 total cost.
OPEN
Keck Foundation Grant Research Program – medical research and science and engineering NOI to VPR:
6/8/16

Concept Paper Due to VPR:
6/22/16
11/1/16 Applicants may submit one application per grant cycle to each of the following areas for which they are eligible: Medical Research, Science and Engineering Research.

Grants range from $500,000 to $5 million. Typically $2 million or less.
OPEN
NSF Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC) 6/15/16 Preliminary proposal due:
8/1/16

Invited full proposal due:
1/30/17
No more than two preliminary proposals may be submitted by any one institution. The same limitation applies to full proposals.

Estimated Number of Awards: 4 to 6

Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000,000 to $13,000,000
OPEN
NSF Curatorial Stewardship of a National Collection of Geological Rock & Sediment Cores from Antarctica and the Southern Ocean 6/21/16 8/3/16 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

The U.S. Antarctic Program, NSF anticipates funding $275,000 to $375,000 per year for 5 years or $1.375M to $1.875M total through a 5-year cooperative agreement.
OPEN
NIH Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30) 7/23/16 11/23/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIDDK intends to commit $4,500,000 in FY2017 to fund up to 4 awards
OPEN
Department of Defense

Dept. of the Army -- Materiel Command
Army Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research 8/18/16 3/31/17 Eligible applicants under this BAA include degree-granting universities, nonprofit organizations, or industrial concerns.

The ARL and ARO receive several hundred research proposals annually. Because of financial constraints, we are able to provide support for only a limited number of the proposals received.
OPEN
NEH NEH Summer Stipend N/A Pre-Proposals due by noon, 7/29/16

Please see linked PDF for instructions.
The university may nominate two faculty members for the national competition; at least one nominee will be a junior faculty member.

The Summer Stipend Program provides $6,000 grants for two consecutive, full-time months of research and writing.
OPEN
           
NSF Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)   5/25/16 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 Eli Velasquez (PI), Office of Research Commercialization
Department of Commerce

National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Institute Awards 3/14/16 Pre-application
4/20/16

Full Application
7/22/16
NIST will only consider one Pre-Application per applicant.

NIST anticipates funding approximately $70 million for each Institute, distributed across five (5) years with the possibility of renewal for an additional two (2) years.
CLOSED
NEH Humanities Access Grants 3/15/16 5/4/16 Institutions may apply for only one Humanities Access grant in a calendar year.

NEH will offer successful applicants a one-to-one matching grant of either $50,000 or $100,000 divided evenly over two years.
CLOSED

Kelley Coleman (PI), Office of International Affairs, Director K-12 International Education and Outreach
DHHS

Health Resources and Services Admin.
Life Course Research Network 3/15/16 5/17/16 Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

Estimated Award Amount: Up to $150,000 per year
CLOSED
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Minority Health Research and Education Grant Program

Recruitment and Retention
3/16/16 Inquiry Deadline
5/12/16

Application Deadline
5/25/16
An Eligible Applicant may submit a maximum of two (2) Applications.

The THECB anticipates a maximum of 25 grant awards (Grant Award). Each award will not exceed $160,000 for the Grant Period.
CLOSED
NIH

DHHS
Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25) 3/22/16 5/31/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

Direct costs of up to $20,000 per year may be requested.
CLOSED
NIH

DHHS
Consortium for Food Allergy Research: Leadership Center (UM2) 3/23/16 6/30/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

Application budgets are not limited but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.
CLOSED
NIH

DHHS
Consortium for Food Allergy Research: Clinical Research Units (UM1) 3/23/16 6/30/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

Application budgets are not limited but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed CoFAR CRU.
CLOSED
NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers 4/5/16 Preliminary Proposal
7/01/16

Full Proposal
12/2/16
Only one MRSEC preliminary proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead institution in this competition.

See solicitation for award information.
CLOSED

Sindee Simon (PI), Chemical Engineering
American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes (Initiator Award, Accelerator Award, or Visionary Award) 4/5/16 7/1/16 Each institution is allowed a maximum of one nomination per grant cycle. The nomination can be for any one of the Pathway Program Award types: Initiator, Accelerator or Visionary.

See solicitation for award information.
CLOSED
NIH

DHHS
Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30) 4/5/16 7/7/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIDDK intends to commit $3.4 million in FY 2017 to fund 3 awards.
CLOSED
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Minority Health Research and Education Grant Program

Allied Health Pathways to Success
3/2/16 Notice of Intent
4/7/16

Inquiry Deadline
5/12/16

Application Deadline
6/6/16
An Eligible Applicant may submit a maximum of three (3) Applications.

The THECB anticipates a maximum of 10 grant awards (Grant Award). Each award will not exceed $400,000 for the Grant Period.
CLOSED
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Engineering Summer Program 3/2/16 Notice of Intent
4/3/16

Application Deadline
5/1/16
Each Eligible Institution may submit one Application.

For Summer 2016, there is $250,000 available to support 26 public and eight independent institutions eligible to participate in the program.
CLOSED

Audra Morse (PI), Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science
(NSF INCLUDES)


3/7/16 Preliminary Proposal
4/15/16

Full Proposal
6/24/16
An organization may serve as the lead institution on only one Design and Development Launch Pilot proposal.



Award size: Up to $300,000
CLOSED

Tim Dallas (PI), Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dept. of Justice

National Institute of Justice
Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence to Exonerate the Innocent 2/8/16 4/7/16 Only one application per lead applicant will be considered; however, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals. CLOSED
NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) 2/8/16 4/19/16 Organizations are limited to 2 CICI proposals.

Estimated Number of Awards: 7 to 9

Anticipated Funding Amount: $7,000,000
CLOSED
Institute of Museum and Library Services STEM Expert Facilitation of Family Learning in Libraries and Museums (STEMeX) – A National Leadership Grants Special Initiative 2/18/16 5/1/16 An institution may only submit one application to this special initiative.

Total Amount of Funding expected: $2,500,000 Anticipated Number of Awards: 3
CLOSED
NIH

DHHS
Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30) 2/18/16 5/6/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

See solicitation for details.
CLOSED
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Diabetes Research Centers (P30) 2/23/16 LOI due by 5pm on 5/14/16

Application due by 5pm on 6/14/16
Only one application per institution is allowed.Estimated Total Program Funding = $5,000,000.Award Ceiling = $1,000,000 CLOSED
NIH

DHHS
Clinical and Translational Science Award U54 2/24/16 5/25/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

See solicitation for details.
CLOSED
NIH

DHHS
International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (U19) 2/25/16 4/15/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

The budget for each ICEMR cannot exceed $1 million in direct costs per year excluding consortia F&A costs.
CLOSED
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (U19) 1/12/16 Letter of Intent due 3/15/16

Application due by 5pm on 4/15/16
Only one application per institution

The budget for each ICEMR cannot exceed $1 million in direct costs per year excluding consortia F&A costs. It is required that at least 50% of the annual direct costs should be committed for field work and related research activities at the endemic sites.  An applicant may request a project period of up to 7 years.
 CLOSED
Project Management Institute (PMI) Sponsored Research Program   1/19/16 Submission Deadline prior to 4/25/16  An academic department within a university is eligible for only one grant in a funding cycle.

Funding is up to $50,000 on topics related to project, program, or portfolio management, but research must have direct application to some aspect of the project management body of knowledge or its practice. 
 CLOSED
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42)  1/20/16 Letter of Intent due 3/11/16

Application due by 5pm on 4/11/16 
Only one application per institution is allowed.

Applications may request a budget for direct costs of up to $1.75 million for the first year.  Applications may propose a project period of up to 5 years. 
 CLOSED
National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Program (S-STEM)  12/15/15 Application due 5/16/16 An institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.

Approximately $50-70 million is expected to be available annually, for new and continuing activities to support approximately 60-80 new S-STEM Awards.
CLOSED

Valerie Paton (PI), College of Education

Andy Swift (PI), NWI
W. M. Keck Foundation Research Program   12/1/15  Phase I application due 5/1/16 Applicants may submit one application per grant cycle to each of the following areas: Medical Research, and Science and Engineering Research.

Historically grants range from $500,000 to $5 million, but are typically $2 million or less. 
CLOSED

Burak Aksak (PI), Mechanical Engineering
To identify other funding opportunities, please use Community of Science.

Contact

Office of the Vice President for Research