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 limitedsubs.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
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research NOI due:
1/31/17

NOI requirements:
Name, department, title, start date for current position, and FFAR Target Area of Research

Pre-proposal due:
2/15/17

Requirements for Pre-proposal:
1-2 page summary of project description, C.V., and letter signed by Dept. Chair and Dean delineating source(s) of cost-share.
2/28/17
Nominations

3/10/17
Invite to Apply

4/21/17 Applications Due

NOTE: Faculty members must have been hired on or after August 1, 2013 for tenure-track or equivalent position and are within 8 years of receiving PhD.
Up to two candidates.

FFAR will distribute 10 awards, Budget = $100,000/yr for 3 years with 1:1 cash match, total of $600,000.

In-kind matching is not permissible. Source of cost share must be non-federal and may not come from funds already designated for other purposes (i.e., funds included in a faculty member's start-up package may not be redirected to cover the match).

Indirect costs are limited to 10%.
OPEN
DOS DRL Evaluation Innovation Fund: Democratizing Learning and Evaluation - Building evaluation skills and documenting local M&E solutions 2/16/17 4/3/17 Organizations may submit up to one (1) proposal.

DRL anticipates having approximately $400,000 available to support one to three successful applications submitted in response to this NOFO, subject to the availability of funding.
OPEN
DHHS

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
FY17 Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches 2/16/17 4/4/17 We will consider only one application per organization.

OHM will fund up to 11 grants for $325,000 to $425,000 per year to carry out MYVP II for a total of $3,600,000 per year for a four year period.
OPEN
NIH CTSA Program Data to Health (CD2H) Coordinating Center (U24) 2/21/17 4/14/17 Only one application per institution is allowed.

NCATS intends to commit up to a total of $5M per year for up to 5 years for one award.
OPEN
DOS FY 2017 Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program 2/23/17 4/3/17 Eligible applicants may not submit more than one proposal in this competition.

The Bureau anticipates making one award, in an amount up to $2,672,500, pending the availability of FY 2017 funds, to support program and administrative costs required to implement this exchange program.
OPEN
DOS FY 2017 Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program 2/13/17 4/3/17 Eligible applicants may not submit more than one proposal in this competition.

ECA anticipates making one award in an amount up to $2,672,500 to support program and administrative costs required to implement this exchange program.
OPEN
NSF Tomorrow's Internet Project Office (TIPOFF)

Building on the Success of the Global Environment for Network Innovations
2/28/17 5/2/17 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 Subject to the availability of funds, the anticipated total funding amount is $10 million for 1 award over the duration of the project. Administrative project management and operations costs for TIPOFF should be less than $2.0 million per year for three years OPEN
DOJ Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program 3/14/17 4/25/17 Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered.

Awards: 4

Award amounts vary.
OPEN
NSF Management and Operations of the Arecibo Observatory 3/14/17 4/25/17 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Estimated Number of Awards: 1

Anticipated Funding Amount: $20,150,000, over the five-year period, beginning in FY 2018, pending the availability of funds.
OPEN
           
NSF National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program 9/13/16 Letter of Intent:
12/9/16

Full Proposal:
2/7/17

State which track you are applying for when submitting LOI.
An eligible organization may participate in two Traineeship Track proposals and two Innovations in Graduate Education Track proposals per competition.

An individual may serve as Lead Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on only one proposal submitted to the NRT program per annual competition.

NRT Traineeship Track Awards (14-15 anticipated; FY 2016) are expected to be up to five (5) years in duration with a total budget up to $3,000,000.

NRT IGE Track Awards (14-20 anticipated; FY 2016) are expected to be up to three (3) years in duration with a total budget between $300,000 and $500,000.
CLOSED

Jenny Qiu (PI)

Akbar Namin (PI)
HHS Improving HPV Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescent Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial of AFIX and Remote Physician-to-Physician Engagement Strategies 12/12/16 2/7/17 Only one application per institution.

Total Funding Amount: $1,500,000
CLOSED
US
DOJ
OJJDP FY 2017 Missing and Exploited Children Training and Technical Assistance Program 1/9/17 2/13/17 Only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered.

OJJDP expects to make one award of up to $1.8 million.
CLOSED
NIH NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research (P30) 11/15/16 2/14/17 Only one application per institution is allowed.

NINDS intends to commit $1,500,000 in FY 2017 to fund approximately 5 awards.
CLOSED
NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) 1/10/17 2/15/17 Only one application per institution is allowed.

Estimated total annual funding amount is $3,150,000 for 6-8 awards.
CLOSED

Kevin Stoker (PI)
CDC Coordinating Center for Research to Promote the Health of Children with Birth Defects and People with Developmental and Other Disabilities 1/17/17 2/22/17 Only one application per institution is allowed.

The estimated total funding (direct and indirect costs) for the first budget period is approximately $675,000 and the estimated total funding (direct and indirect) for the entire project period is $15,025,000. 1 award.
CLOSED
Moore Foundation Moore Inventor Fellows 1/25/2017

NOTE: A 2 page paper must be submitted as the NOI. Follow the guidelines for the Statement of Invention in the nomination packet in the linked solicitation. Also include a 2 page CV and a statement of the institution's plan to assure that the nominee has at least 25% of their time to devote to their invention and $50,000 in annual direct support of the inventor's work.

PI must be within 10 years of their terminal degree.
2/8/17
Basic nominee information

3/1/17
Nomination packet
Two individuals from institution will be nominated for 2017.

Fellows will receive funding for three years at a level of $200,000 per year from the Moore Foundation.
CLOSED

Marie Bugarel (PI)

Changzhi Li (PI)
HHS Household Transmission of Influenza Viruses in the Community 1/12/17 3/1/17 Only one application per institution Estimated Total Funding: $3,000,000 Anticipated Number of Awards:3 CLOSED
USAID Breakthrough-ACTION Agency for International Development 1/19/17 3/3/17 Eligible organizations may submit only one (1) application in response to this RFA as the Prime Applicant.

USAID intends to provide approximately $300 million in total USAID funding to countries, 1 award.
CLOSED
USAID Breakthrough-RESEARCH Agency for International Development 1/19/17 3/3/17 Eligible organizations may submit only one (1) application in response to this RFA as the Prime Applicant.

USAID intends to provide $55 million in total USAID funding over a 5-year period to support one Cooperative Agreement.
CLOSED
DDHS Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program 1/30/17 3/6/17 Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

Awards: 8

Estimated Funding: Up to $300,000 per year for 3 years.
CLOSED
DOJ Law Enforcement National Initiatives: Improving Responses to Criminal Justice Issues 1/31/17 3/7/17 Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant will be considered.

Awards: 3

Award amounts vary.
CLOSED
DOJ National Initiatives: Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR)
Initiative
1/31/17 3/7/17 Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered.

Awards: 3

Award amounts vary
CLOSED
Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program CDFA Number 84.021A 1/23/17 3/7/17 Applicants may submit only one GPA short-term or GPA long-term application under this notice and must identify whether they are applying for a GPA short-term project or a GPA long-term project.

Estimated Available Funds: $2,792,440.
Estimated Number of Awards: 20.
GPA short-term projects: 5.
GPA long-term projects: 15.
CLOSED
Department of State

Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration
FY 2017 Request for PRM Humanitarian Research Concept Notes 1/30/17 3/10/17 Organizations may submit a maximum of one concept note.

Award: $300,000
CLOSED
DOJ OVW FY 2017 Training and Technical Assistance Initiative Program 2/9/17

Please list your intended purpose area in you NOI.
3/14/17 An applicant can only submit one application per organization in response to each purpose area. OVW estimates that it will make up to 62 awards for an estimated $31,000,000. CLOSED
NIH Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30) 1/26/17 3/14/17 Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIDDK intends to commit $2.4 million in FY 2018 to fund 2 awards and $3.6 million in FY 2019 to fund 3 awards. Application budgets are limited to $750,000 direct costs per year.
CLOSED
Department of State

Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
International Sports Programming Initiative 2/1/17 3/17/17 Eligible applicants may not submit more than one (1) proposal for this competition. ECA's intent to award approximately three Cooperative Agreements for an estimated combined total of $1,800,000 CLOSED

Marc Lochbaum (PI)
DOJ Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program Training and Technical Assistance Initiative 2/7/17 3/21/17 Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered.

Awards: 1

Estimated Funding: $300,000
CLOSED
DOE

EERE
Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships 2/10/17 3/21/17 EERE will only consider one Full Application per university for this FOA.

EERE expects to make approximately $25,000,000 of Federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. 6-10 Awards.
CLOSED
DOE

Energy and Efficiency Renewable Energy (EERE)
Advanced Manufacturing Projects for Emerging Research Exploration 1/12/17

Must State Topic Area:

Topic Area 1:
Advanced Materials

Topic Area 2:
Advanced Processes

Topic Area 3:
Modeling and Analysis Tools for Materials and Manufacturing
1/31/17
Concept Paper Deadline

3/30/17
Full Applications Deadline
EERE will only consider one Concept Paper and one Full Application per university for each of the three Topic Areas identified for this FOA.

EERE expects to make approximately $35 million of Federal funding available for new awards under this FOA. EERE anticipates making approximately 24 to 40 awards under this FOA.
CLOSED

Topic Area 1:
Jenny Qui (PI)
National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services
Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19) 10/20/17 4/3/17 Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIAID intends to commit $7,253,000 in FY 2018 to fund 4 - 5 awards.
 
NSF NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) 1/10/17 4/20/17 An Institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.

The number and size of awards will vary depending upon the scope of projects and availability of funds. Approximately $70 - $95 million is expected to be available annually, for new and continuing activities to support approximately 60 - 80 new S-STEM Awards.
CLOSED

Tim Dallas (PI)
Keck Foundation Grant Research Program – medical research and science and engineering 12/1/16
NOIs due to VPR Office

12/15/16
1 page concept papers due to VPR Office
5/1/17 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.

Grants range from $500,000 to $5 million. Typically $2 millions or less.
CLOSED

In Competition
NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

Design and Development Launch Pilots
1/12/17 2/14/17
Preliminary Proposal

5/16/2017
Full Proposal (by invitation only)
An organization may serve as the lead institution on only one Design and Development Launch Pilot preliminary or full proposal.

In FY 2017, pending the availability of appropriations, approximately $7.5 million is available to fund up to 25 NSF INCLUDES two-year Design and Development Launch Pilot Projects at levels up to $300,000 each.
CLOSED

Jerry Dwyer (PI)


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

Track 1: Institutional Transformation (IT)
12/15/16 4/12/17
Preliminary Proposal Due

1/17/18
*Full Proposal Due
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 Preliminary Proposal, Full Proposal Submitted IF accepted.*

NSF expects to make approximately five Institutional Transformation five-year awards up to $3,000,000 for five years.
CLOSED

Audra Morse (PI)
To identify other funding opportunities, please use Community of Science.