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
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. OPEN
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
OPEN
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
OPEN
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.
OPEN
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  OPEN
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.
OPEN
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.
OPEN
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.
OPEN
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
           
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
Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health
NIH Blueprint Training in Computational Neuroscience: From Biology to Model and Back Again (T90/R90) 2/2/16 3/18/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.Direct costs for each application are not to exceed $500,000 per year. CLOSED
Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration
Early Comprehensive Childhood Systems Impact (ECCS Impact) 2/2/16 3/15/16 Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

Approximately $6,400,000 is expected to be available annually to fund up to fifteen (15) recipients.
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

IN COMPETITION
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
National Science Foundation (NSF) Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) 12/2/15 2/16/16 An academic institution -- a university, or a campus in a multi-campus university -- may submit no more than one (1) proposal on which it is the lead organization in response to this solicitation.

Awards will be in the range of $250,000-$375,000 per year for four years. The total request may not exceed $1,500,000.
CLOSED
National Science Foundation (NSF) Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) 11/18/15  Full Proposal Due by 5pm on 2/16/16 Only one proposal may be submitted by an organization.

Estimated Total Funding + $3,150,000. Maximum amount for 5-year awards is $600,000. Maximum amount for 3-year awards is $400,000. 
CLOSED
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01) 11/13/15  Letter of Intent due 1/26/16

Application due by 5pm on 2/26/16 
Only one application per School or College within a University will be accepted.

Estimated Total Program Funding = $3,000,000.  For most applications, the budget for direct costs should be limited to $250,000 per year, plus the portion of the additional $250,000 budget for career enhancement which will be distributed over a 5-year award period. 
CLOSED

Jennifer Vanos (PI), College of Arts and Sciences, Dept. of Geosciences
National Science Foundation (NSF) National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT)

Program Proposals are invited in two tracks: the Traineeship Track and the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track.
9/1/15 Letter of Intent due 12/22/15

Full Proposal due 2/22/16
Limit of two Proposals for the Traineeship Track; two for the Innovations in Graduate Education Track.

If an institution submits only one Traineeship Track proposal, it can be on either DESE or another theme. If an institution submits two Traineeship Track proposals, at least one must be a DESE proposal. In either case (DESE or non-DESE), the traineeship theme of a Traineeship Track proposal must be interdisciplinary.

NRT Traineeship Track Awards (10 Anticipated) are expected to be up to five years in duration with a budget up to $3,000,000.

NRT IGE Track Awards (14-20 anticipated) are expected to be up to 2-3 years in duration with a budget between $300,000 and $500,000.
CLOSED

DESE Track:

Vittal S. Rao
, (PI), Smart Grid Energy Center

Non-DESE Track:

Susan San Francisco
, (PI), Center for Biotechnology & Genomics

IGE Track:

Chongzheng Na
(PI), Civil Environmental 
and Construction Engineering

Rattikorn Hewett (PI), Computer Science
 
National Science Foundation (NSF) National Science Foundation Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP) 7/14/15 Preliminary Proposal 9/16/15

Full proposal 2/22/16
A single organization may submit a maximum of three preliminary proposals as the lead institution. Full proposals are to be submitted only when invited by NSF, and no more than two invitations will be issued to a single organization.

Estimated Number of Awards: 2 to 4Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000,000 to $30,000,000
CLOSED
To identify other funding opportunities, please use Community of Science.

Contact

Office of the Vice President for Research