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

Agency Name Program Name TTU Notice
of Intent
Deadline
Internal Pre-Proposal Deadline Agency Deadline Specific Limitation Pre-Proposals Accepted
NIH Academic - Community Partnership Conference Series (R13) 12/1/14 12/9/14 1/29/15 Only one application per institution is allowed.

Applicants may request direct costs up to $30,000 per year.
OPEN
Dept. of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Combatting Anti-Semitism in Europe 12/1/14 12/9/14 1/12/15 An organization may submit no more than one application.

Approx. $330,000, pending availability of funding.

OPEN
Dept. of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Proposals: Religious Freedom in Central Asia, particularly Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan 12/1/14 12/9/14 1/12/15 An organization may submit no more than one application.

Approx. $400,000, pending availability of funding.

OPEN
Dept. of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Proposals: Religious Freedom in Egypt 12/1/14 12/9/14 1/12/15 An organization may submit no more than one application.

Approx. $500,000, pending availability of funding.

OPEN
Dept. of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Proposals: Religious Freedom in Malaysia. 12/1/14 12/9/14 1/12/15 An organization may submit no more than one application.

Approx. $350,000, pending availability of funding.
OPEN
Dept. Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Admin.
Rural Assistance Center for ORHP Cooperative Agreement 12/1/14 12/9/14 1/9/15 Multiple applications from an organization are not allowed.

Up to $2.1 million per year.
OPEN
Dept. of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Proposals: Promoting Religious Freedom in Cameroon with a particular emphasis on displaced communities from Central African Republic 12/1/14 12/9/14 1/12/15 An organization may submit no more than one application.

Approximately $300,000, pending availability of funding.
OPEN
Dept. of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Proposals: Global Religious Freedom and Rule of Law Programs 12/1/14 12/9/14 1/12/15 An organization may submit no more than one application.

Approximately $650,000 pending availability of funding.
OPEN
Dept. of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Proposals: Religious Freedom in Malaysia 12/1/14 12/9/14 1/12/15 An organization may submit no more than one application.

Approximately $350,000, pending availability of funding
OPEN
Dept. of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Proposals: Religious Freedom in Egypt 12/1/14 12/9/14 1/12/15 An organization may submit no more than one application.

Approximately $500,000, pending availability of funding
OPEN
Dept. of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Proposals: Democracy, Human Rights, and Religious Freedom in Central Asia particularly Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan 12/1/14 12/9/14 1/12/15 An organization may submit no more than one application.

Approximately $400,000, pending availability of funding
OPEN
Dept. of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Combatting Anti-Semitism in Europe 12/1/14 12/9/14 1/12/15 An organization may submit no more than one application.

Approximately $300,000, pending availability of funding.
OPEN
NIH Academic / Community Partnership Conference Series (R13) 12/1/14 12/9/14 1/29/15 Only one application per institution is allowed.

Applicants may request direct costs of up to $30,000 per year.
OPEN
ORAU Travel Grants Program 1/12/15 1/26/15 Before travel takes place Each ORAU institution is limited to two requests within ORAU's fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30)

$800
OPEN
NSF National Nanotechnology
Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)
12/15/14 1/7/15 Letter of Intent:
2/2/15

Full Proposal:
4/3/15
A U.S. academic institution may submit or participate in only one individual site proposal submitted in response to this solicitation.

NSF intends to provide individual awards to support approximately 10-15 university user facility sites at a range of $500,000 to a maximum of $2,000,000 per year.
OPEN
NSF Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) 12/15/14 1/7/15 3/2/15 Limit on number of proposals per organization: 1

Awards totaling $10,000,000 to $25,000,000 over a five year period are anticipated.
OPEN
W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program (Science / Engineering & Medical Research) 12/17/14 1/8/15 5/1/15 Applicants may submit one application per grant cycle to each of the following areas for which they are eligible: Medical Research or Science and Engineering Research.

NOTE: Please indicate to which area you intend to submit - Medical Research or Science and Engineering.

Historically grants range from $500,000 to $5 million and are typically $2 million or less.
OPEN
             
NSF Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (2015 - 2019) (NHERI) 9/18/14 10/2/14 Letter of Intent:
10/6/14

Full Proposal:
12/3/15
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization.

The anticipated funding amount of $62,000,000 is the estimated total for up to five years for up to ten awards (ten awardees).

CLOSED
Dr. Delong Zuo, Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering

NSF IUSE / Professional formation of Engineers:
Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED)
9/16/14 9/25/14 Letter of Intent:
10/28/14

Full Proposal:
11/26/14
An organization is allowed up to two submissions per competition.

Five to ten awards will be made, each in an amount from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 total for a duration of up to 60 months.

CLOSED
Dr. Hong-Chao Zhang, Engineering

Dept. of State

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
FY2015 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders from Southeast Asia 10/20/14 10/27/14 12/1/14 Applicant organizations may submit no more than one proposal under this competition.

Funding amount: Each institute is funded at up to $240,000 per year.
CLOSED
Dept. of State

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
FY 2015 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Women's Leadership 11/3/14 11/10/14 12/1/14 Eligible applicants may submit only one proposal to implement one institute under this competition. 

Funding amounts vary.
CLOSED
Dept. of State

bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
FY 2015 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on U.S. History and Government 11/5/14 11/12/14 12/8/14 Elgible applicants may submit only one proposal to implement one institute under this competition.

Funding amount varies.
CLOSED
National Endowment for the Arts 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Event 11/11/14 11/17/14 12/9/14 An organization may submit only one proposal under the program solicitation.

NEA expects to award one Cooperative Agreement of up to $300,000.
CLOSED
Dept. of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Promoting Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law in Central Asia 11/11/14 11/17/14 12/12/14 An organization may submit no more than 3 proposals (one per country/theme)

Funding amount varies.
CLOSED
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 

Health Resources and Services Admin.
Family - to - Family Health Information Centers 11/11/14 11/17/14 12/16/14 Multiple applications from an organization are not allowed.

Awards will be up to $95,700 per year.
CLOSED
             
NIH

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research (P30) 10/30/14 11/12/14 12/29/14 Only one application per institution is allowed.

NINDS intends to commit $3,000,000 in FY 2015 to fund approximately 5 awards. Applications may request up to $400,000 per year in direct costs. The maximum project period is four years.
CLOSED
Dept. of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Proposals: Business and Human Rights 11/24/14 12/2/14 12/29/14 An organization may submit no more than two applications per theme.

Approximately $200,000 available.
CLOSED
Dept. of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Proposals: Promoting Internationally Recognized Labor Rights Globally 11/24/14 12/2/14 12/29/14 An organization may submit no more than two application per country/theme.

Award amounts vary.
CLOSED
NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) 10/7/14 10/21/14 Letter of Intent:
12/3/14

Full Proposal:
1/28/15
Awards may be up to $1,000,000 with an award duration of three (3) years.  CLOSED
Changzhi Li (PI), Electrical and Computer Engineering; Dario Solis (PI), President's Office
Institute of Museum and Library Sciences National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-Libraries) 9/16/14 9/23/14 Preliminary Proposal:
10/14/14

Full Proposal:
1/15/15
Single institutions may submit only one proposal.

Project Grants: to be negotiated.
Research Grants: to be negotiated.
Planning Grants: up to $50,000.
National Forum Grants: up to $100,000.
CLOSED
American Psychological Foundation Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship 9/11/14 9/22/14 11/15/14 Only one application accepted from any one institution in any given year.

$25,000 fellowships for graduate students in child psychology.
CLOSED
NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) 8/11/14 8/25/14 Preliminary Proposal
10/21/14

Full Proposal
5/15/15
A single organization may submit one preliminary proposal as the lead institution. Full proposals will be accepted by invitation only.

The average award size is expected to be approximately $4 million over 5 years.
CLOSED
Dr. Richard Wigmans, Physics
Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support Program in Japanese Studies 9/8/14 9/22/14 11/3/14 Multiple applications from one institution will not be accepted.

The maximum amount of the grant request is $150,000 per year.
CLOSED
Office of Science

Dept. of Energy Advanced Scientific Computing Research
Resilience for Extreme Scale Supercomputing Systems 8/11/14 8/18/14 Required Pre-application on:
8/27/14

Full application on:
11/3/14
At most two applications as a Prime/Lead institution will be accepted from each institution.

Award sizes will range from $100,000 per year to $1,250,000 per year.
CLOSED
Obama – Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI)

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)
U.S.-India Institutional Partnership Grants 9/2/14 9/16/14 11/3/14 USIEF will only accept one proposal per institution. Institutions that have received an OSI grant in the past are not eligible.

USIEF will award four OSI grants of a maximum $190,000 each for a 3 year period.
CLOSED
Dr. Darren Hudson, Agricultural & Applied Economics; Dr. Eduardo Segarra, Agricultural & Applied Economics; Dr. Benaissa Chidmi, Agricultural & Applied Economics and Dr. Sukant Misra, Office of International Affairs
American Heart Association Summer 2014 Strategically Focused Hypertension Research Network 7/21/14 8/4/14 11/3/14 Institutions are limited to one Center application per location, however individuals at said institution who are not participating in said institution's Center application, may participate in another Center's application CLOSED
NIH Hazmat Training at DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex (UH4) 8/18/14 9/1/14 11/6/14 Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIH intends to fund an estimate of 7-12 awards, corresponding to a total of $9.5 million for fiscal year 2015.
CLOSED

DHHS

Health Resources and Services Admin.

National Technical Resource Center for Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention  9/26/14 By 5pm. 10/6/14 11/10/14

Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

During Federal fiscal years 2015 – 2019, approximately $1,200,000, is expected to be available annually to fund one (1) awardee.

CLOSED

DHHS

Health Resources and Services Admin.

Strengthen Evidence Base for Maternal and Child Health Programs 9/26/14 By 5pm. 10/6/14 11/10/14

Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

During Federal fiscal years 2015 – 2017, approximately $550,000 is expected to be available annually to fund one (1) awardee.

CLOSED
CPRIT Core Facilities Support Awards 9/2/14 9/16/14 11/17/14 An institution may submit only one new, renewal, or resubmission application under this RFA during this funding cycle.

Applicant may request a maximum of $3,000,000 total for the first 2 years, and up to $1,000,000 total for each of the 3 subsequent years.
CLOSED
Yehia Mechref, Chemistry
CPRIT High Impact/High-Risk Research Awards 9/2/14 9/16/14 11/17/14 The limit of applicants for Texas Tech University is 5.

Total of up to $200,000 for a period of up to 24 months, inclusive of both direct and indirect costs.
CLOSED
Peter Keyel, Biological Sciences; Dimitri Pappas, Chemistry; Wei Li, Chemical Engineering; Rajesh Khare, Chemical Engineering; Burak Aksak, Mechanical Engineering
USDA National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) 10/23/14 11/4/14 12/19/14 An applicant may submit only one application and/or be a third party in an application submitted by another entity.

Anticipated Award Funding Amounts: Approx. $10,000 - $1,250,000.
CLOSED
NSF Scalable Nano-
manufacutring (SNM)
11/6/14 11/19/14 1/20/15 Limit on number of proposals per organization: 1

Awards will be in the range of $250,000 - $375,000 per year for four years.
CLOSED
Jenny Qiu, Mechanical Engineering
NSF Major Research Instrumentation program (MRI): Instrument Acquisition or Development 11/4/14
*See note
11/18/14 1/22/15 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3
If 3 proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be fore instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition).

*NOTE: Please indicate in your NOI whether you intend to pursue funding for instrument acquisition or development.

Award amounts vary.
IN COMPETITION
NIH NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research workforce (R25) 11/12/14 11/24/14 1/25/15 Only one application per institution is allowed.

Direct costs are limited to $250,000 per year. Project period may not exceed 5 years.
CLOSED
NIH NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5) 11/12/14 11/24/15 1/30/15 An applicant organization may submit up to two applications in response to this FOA.

Awards will be for up to $250,000 in direct costs per year, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs. The project period is limited to five years.
CLOSED
Dept. of State

U.S. Mission to Pakistan
Establishment of a University Partnership with National College of Arts - Lahore (Film & Television Arts) 11/19/14 12/3/14 2/2/15 Only one application may be submitted by a single institution.

Awards will be in the range of $750,000 - $1,000,000. Award period: 36 months.
CLOSED
Dept. of State

U.S. Mission to Pakistan
Establishment of a University Partnership with University of the Punjab - Lahore, Institution of Communication Studies (ICS) (two thematic areas of journalism and communication studies and development studies) 11/19/14 12/3/14 2/2/15 Only one application may be submitted by a single institution.

Awards will be in the range of $750,000 - $1,000,000. Award period: 36 months.
CLOSED
NSF Management and Operation of the Gemini Observatory 8/29/14
by noon
9/11/14 Letter of Intent:
11/28/14

Full Proposal:
2/27/15
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1.

$182.229M for operations and maintenance plus up to $25.874M for instrument development over a 6-year period beginning January 1, 2017.
NSF intends to conduct site visits to the Gemini Observatory operational sites in Chile and Hawaii for representatives of potential proposing organizations.
CLOSED
NSF Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node) 9/8/14 9/29/14 4/17/15 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1
Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 1
Anticipated Funding Amount: $2,000,000
Single-institution Proposer: $350,000 per year for up to three years.
Two-institution Team: $750,000 per year for up to three years.
Three-institution Team: $1.25 million per year for up to three years.
CLOSED
Eli Velasquez, Office of Technology Commercialization
Department of Health and Human Services Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30) 6/30/14 7/30/14 11/25/14 Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed. CLOSED
ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards 10/22/14  11/5/14 1/25/15 Each ORAU member councilor may submit up to two applications each year.

Funding is provided exclusively from non-federal monies by ORAU. The award amount provided by ORAU is $5,000. The applicant's institution is required to match the award with at least an additional $5,000. This is a one-year grant (June1 to May 31).
CLOSED
American Heart Association Winter 2015 Strategically Focused Research Network 9/30/14 10/7/14

Letter of Intent: 10/30/14

Full Proposal: 1/30/15

An institution may submit only one AHA Strategically Focused Disparities research Network Center application for this competition.

The AHA is committed to an investment of $15 million to establish this Disparities Network which will provide almost $4 million per Center.

CLOSED
NSF Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 8/11/14 8/25/14 12/08/14 No more than one proposal may be submitted by any one institution.
Anticipated Funding Amount: $2,500,000 to $5,000,000. The center award is expected to be at the level of $500K-$1M/year. At most, one award is expected in FY 2015 depending upon the availability of funds and the quality of proposals received. Awards will be made for five years, with an option to apply for a 5-year renewal.
CLOSED

NIH

National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS)

Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54) 9/29/14 10/13/14 12/16/14

Only one application per institution is allowed.

NCATS intends to commit approximately $110 million in FY 2015 to fund up to 21 awards in response to this FOA.

CLOSED
The Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program 9/24/14 10/6/14 Letter of Intent:
11/3/14

Full Proposal upon invitation:
1/30/15
Up to two applicants from a university (including law school, medical school etc.) will be considered in each application cycle.

The award supports 50% of a scholar's salary plus benefits fro three years, up to the NIH salary cap, with 10% institutional costs for the salary and benefits. In addition, we provide $5000 each year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs are provided for these items).
CLOSED
NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) 9/16/14 9/30/14 2/17/15 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1.

The anticipated funding amount each year is $3,050,000 for an estimated 6-8 Standard Grants. The maximum award duration is 5 years.

CLOSED
Howard Curzer, Philosophy

NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships 9/29/14 10/13/14 Pre-Proposal:
12/11/14

Full Proposal:
6/15/15
A single organization may submit a maximum of three preliminary proposals as the lead institution.

Estimated 4 awards, up to $16,000,000 in the first year, and, thereafter, $20,000,000 annually, pending the availability of funds.
CLOSED
John Zak (PI), Biological Science; Daan Liang (PI), Engineering

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