Texas Tech University

Limited Submissions

What is a Limited Submission?

Many federal, state and private funding agencies issue requests for proposals that limit the number of applications they will accept from an institution. Texas Tech University has established a process to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select applicants to submit full proposals in response to a particular program. The following policy is designed to support an equitable review process while preventing any submission disqualifications due to submissions from Texas Tech University beyond the allowed number.

Process

NOTE: A Notice of Intent (NOI) and internal proposal (if required) will be due to limitedsubs.vpr@ttu.edu by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline (TTU Notice of Intent Deadline) identified on the Limited Submission webpage. Any NOIs or internal proposals submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

NO Competition:

  1. Identify desired submission opportunity
  2. Submit NOI to RDT by TTU Notice of Intent Deadline
  3. If less NOIs submitted than required, RDT notifies PI to move forward with full proposal

Competition:

  1. Identify desired submission opportunity
  2. Submit NOI to RDT by TTU Notice of Intent Deadline
  3. If more NOIs submitted than requires, RDT notifies PI of requirements and due date of documents.
  4. Peer Review Team reviews and scores internal proposal.
  5. Highest score(s) allowed to proceed to full agency proposal

Disclaimer

Please note that you have been chosen to represent Texas Tech University. Therefore, it is your responsibility as PI to immediately notify us should your team not be able to submit the proposal within 1 month of the submission deadline. This then allows time for another team to represent TTU in submitting a proposal for this opportunity. Should your team not be in a position to fulfill the commitment and not notify VPR within the 1 month deadline, please be advised it may affect your chance in future limited submission competitions.

Internal Proposal Competition Format

Each PI will be notified of specifics for that limited submission funding opportunity; however, the internal proposal format generally includes:

  • Cover page (Title, PI/Co-PI Name(s), Department(s), email address(es), Key Participant(s)
  • 2-3 page proposal summary
  • Estimated budget (including cost sharing details if applicable) C.V.

Depending on the proposal, additional information/documents may be required. The PI will be notified of additional requirements if needed. These documents are then reviewed by an internal Peer Review Team with the highest scored proposal(s) approved to go forward to the sponsor. The names of selected PI(s) will be listed on the Limited Submissions website.

 

Limited Submission Not Listed on Website

The Research Development Team (RDT) identifies limited submission funding opportunities through internet searches, web services and historical opportunities. However, despite the best efforts of RDT, not every funding opportunity may be identified.

Anyone who wishes to apply to a limited submission opportunity that is not posted on the Limited Submissions webpage MUST email RDT at limitedsubs.vpr@ttu.edu with the PI's name, name of the grant competition, and link to the program announcement.

NOTE: Failure to send this email notification in a timely manner may result in disqualification of an applicant for the relevant grant competition.

Once notification is received, RDT will review the guidelines, determine if the situation warrants an NOI or pre-proposal announcement, and if so, establish appropriate internal due dates and post the announcement to the Limited Submissions webpage for competition.

Other Funding Resources

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

 

Agency and
Program Name
Deadlines   Specific Limitation    Internal Proposal Status

Agency: NSF

Program:
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program

TTU Notice of Intent: 8/15/2017

Agency: 10/25/2017

An eligible organization may participate in two Innovations in Graduate Education proposals per competition

Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000,000 for 6 to 10 awards.

OPEN

Agency: NSF

Program:
Management and Operation of the Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC)

TTU Notice of Intent: 8/15/2017

Agency: 10/25/2017

One proposal as Lead Institution per organization.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $9,000,000 for 1 award

OPEN

Agency: NIH

Program:
Research Infrastructure for Centers Conducting Population Dynamics Science FY 2018 (P2C)

TTU Notice of Intent: 8/17/2017

Agency: 11/27/2017

Only one application per institution is allowed.

NICHD intends to commit $1,000,000 in FY2018 to fund 4 to 6 awards.

OPEN

Agency: NSF

Program:
Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development

TTU Notice of Intent: 8/31/2017

Agency: 1/10/2018

Please state which track you are submitting:

Instrument Acquisition
(Track 1)

Instrument Development
(Track 2)

Three (3) as described below: 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).

Estimated Number of Awards: 160

Anticipated Funding Amount: $75,000,000

OPEN

Agency: NSF

Program:
CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)

TTU Notice of Intent: 9/19/2017

Agency: 11/2/2017

A university or organization may submit no more than three Institutional Infrastructure (II) proposals per competition.

Estimated Number of Awards: 25 to 30 Anticipated Funding Amount: $18,000,000 annually, subject to the availability of funds.

OPEN

Agency: Department of Transportation

Program:
Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grants

TTU Notice of Intent: 9/19/2017

Agency: 11/2/2017

To encourage applicants to prioritize their INFRA submissions, each eligible applicant may submit no more than three applications.

In summary, the estimated funding available for FY 2017 and FY 2018 under this notice is approximately $81 million–$85.5 million for small projects and $1.44 billion–$1.48 billion for large projects. (See funding opportunity for more details.)

OPEN

Agency: NSF

Program:
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

TTU Notice of Intent: 9/22/2017

Agency: 11/6/2017

An institution or organization may serve as lead on no more than three (3) proposals submitted to the November deadline.

Estimated Number of Awards: 60 to 85 Anticipated Funding Amount: $33,000,000 to $44,000,000

OPEN

       

   

 

 

 

 

Agency: Department of Justice - BJA

Program:
FY 2017 BJA: A National Training and Technical Assistance Initiative to Improve Police-Based Responses to People with Mental Health Disorders and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

TTU Notice of Intent: 7/18/2017

Agency: 8/22/2017

Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered.

BJA expects to make up to one award with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $2.5 million for a 12-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2017.

CLOSED

Agency: NSF

Program:
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)

TTU Notice of Intent: 8/1/2017

Agency:
LOI due:
8/9/2017

Full proposal: 9/13/2017

One for IT-Preliminary, Institutional Transformation (IT), or Adaptation.

Estimated Number of Awards: 18 to 26 Anticipated Funding Amount: $22,200,000

CLOSED

Stephanie Jones (PI)

Agency: USAID/Ethiopia

Program:
Strengthening Quality of Malaria Diagnosis and Treatment in Ethiopia Agency for International Development Ethiopia USAID-Addis Ababa

TTU Notice of Intent: 8/1/2017

Agency: 9/13/2017

Applicants can only submit one (1) application.

Subject to funding availability, USAID/Ethiopia intends to provide $25 million in total USAID funding for the life of the activity. USAID/Ethiopia intends to award one (1) Cooperative Agreement pursuant to this RFA. (5 years total)

CLOSED

Agency: NIH

Program:
NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

TTU Notice of Intent: 5/18/2017

Agency: 9/22/2017

Only up to two applications per institution are allowed.

The NIH Common Fund intends to commit approximately $4,000,000 to support approximately 10 awards in FY 2018.

CLOSED

Agency: NIH

Program: 
Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25)

TTU Notice of Intent: 5/31/2017

Agency: 9/25/2017

 

Applicant organizations may not submit more than one application as the Lead Institution. Application budgets are limited to $300,000 direct costs per year.

CLOSED

Agency: NIH

Program: Research Education: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)

TTU Notice of Intent: 5/31/2017

Agency: 9/25/2017

 

 Applicant organizations may not submit more than one application as the Lead Institution.

The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Application budgets are limited to $300,000 direct costs per year.

CLOSED

Agency: NIH

Program:
NIH StrokeNet Regional Coordinating Stroke Centers (U24)

TTU Notice of Intent: 7/7/2017

Agency: 9/25/2017

Only one RCC application per institution is allowed.

NIH intends to fund an up to 25 awards, corresponding to a total of $8,700,000, for fiscal year 2018.

CLOSED

Agency: NIH

Program:
Clinical Research Sites for the Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT sites) (U24)

TTU Notice of Intent: 8/8/2017

Agency: 9/26/2017

Only one Clinical Site application per institution is allowed.

The total amount of funding that NINDS expects to award through this announcement is up to $40 million, for up to 25 awards.

CLOSED

Agency: NEH

Program:
Summer Stipends 2017-2018

TTU Notice of Intent: 7/28/2017

Agency: 9/27/2017

No more than 2 faculty per organization.

The Summer Stipend Program provides $6,000 grants for two consecutive, full-time months of research and writing.

CLOSED

Agency: NIH

Program:
NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30)

TTU Notice of Intent: 5/24/2017

Agency: 10/3/2017

Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIAMS intends to commit up to $1.5 million in FY2018 to fund a maximum of three awards.

CLOSED

Agency: NSF

Program: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)

TTU Notice of Intent: 7/18/2017

Agency: 10/10/2017

Mandatory Letter of Intent Due: 8/18/2017

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.

NSF anticipates available funding for the IUSE: GEOPATHS program to be approximately $5 million total in FY 2018, subject to availability of funds for up to 16 awards.

CLOSED

Callum Hetherington (PI)

Agency: Keck Foundation Grant

Program: 
Research Program – Medical Research, Science and Engineering, and Undergraduate Education

TTU Notice of Intent: 5/25/2017

1 page concept papers due to VPR Office: 6/12/2017

*MUST state which area that you are applying to: Medical, Science, and Engineering, or Undergraduate Education.

Agency: 11/1/2017

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, or Undergraduate Education.

For Medical Research and Science and Engineering Programs, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million. Typically $2 million or less.

For Undergraduate Education Program, grants range from $200,000 to $1 million. Typically $500,000 or less.

CLOSED

Agency: NIH

Program:
George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30)

TTU Notice of Intent:
6/22/2017

Agency: 11/1/2017

Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIDDK intends to commit $4,670,661 in FY 2108 to fund up to 4 awards.

CLOSED

Agency: NSF

Program:
Towards a Leadership-Class Computing Facility - Phase 1

TTU Notice of Intent: 5/26/2017

Agency: 7/14/2017
(Letter of Intent Due)

11/20/2017
(Full Proposal Due)

An organization may submit only one proposal but may be identified as sub-awardee on other proposals responding to this solicitation.

A total of $60,000,000 in FY 2018 will be used to fund one award, subject to the availability of funds.

CLOSED

Agency: NSF

Program: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

TTU Notice of Intent: 6/11/2017

Agency: 2/15/2018

 

Only one proposal may be submitted by an eligible organization.

Estimated total annual funding amount for 6 to 8 awards is $3,150,000 - subject to the availability of funds. The maximum amount for 5-year awards is $600,000 and the maximum amount for 3-year awards is $400,000. The average award is $275,000.

CLOSED

To identify other funding opportunities, please use Community of Science.