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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: NIH

Program: 
Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25)

TTU Notice of Intent: 5/31/20017

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.

OPEN

Agency: NIH

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

TTU Notice of Intent: 5/31/20017

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.

OPEN

Agency: NSF

Program: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

TTU Notice of Intent: 6/11/17

Agency: 2/15/18

 

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.

OPEN

       

   

 

 

 

 

Agency: DOE

EERE

Program: Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships

TTU Notice of Intent: 2/10/17

Agency:

 

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

Agency: DOE

Energy and Efficiency Renewable Energy (EERE)

Program: Advanced Manufacturing Projects for Emerging Research Exploration

TTU Notice of Intent: 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

Agency: 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)

Agency: Agency for International Development

Program: Rapid Response Fund

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/1/17

Agency: 4/3/17

 

Applicants can only submit one (1) application.

USAID/Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) anticipates that up to approximately US$12million may be available to support the program(s) or activity(ies) described in the Request for Application (RFA). 1 award

CLOSED

Agency: DOS

Program: FY 2017 Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program

TTU Notice of Intent: 2/23/17

Agency: 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.

CLOSED

Agency: DOS

Program: FY 2017 Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program

TTU Notice of Intent: 2/13/17

Agency: 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.

CLOSED

Agency: National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services

Program: Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19)

TTU Notice of Intent: 10/20/17

Agency: 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.

CLOSED

Agency: DOS

Program: DRL Evaluation Innovation Fund: Democratizing Learning and Evaluation - Building evaluation skills and documenting local M&E solutions

TTU Notice of Intent: 2/16/17

Agency: 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.

CLOSED

Agency: DHHS

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

Program: FY17 Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches

TTU Notice of Intent: 2/16/17

Agency: 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.

CLOSED

Agency: NEA

Program: NEA 2017 Arts Education Statewide Data Infrastructure Project

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/10/17

Agency: 4/12/17

 

An organization may submit only one proposal under this program solicitation.

The National Endowment for the Arts expects to award one Cooperative Agreement of up to $500,000, contingent upon the availability of funds.

CLOSED

Agency: NIH

Program: CTSA Program Data to Health (CD2H) Coordinating Center (U24)

TTU Notice of Intent: 2/21/17

Agency: 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.

CLOSED

Agency: NEA

Program: Careers in the Arts Toolkit: Increasing Employment Opportunities in the Arts for People with Disabilities

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/9/17

Agency: 4/18/17

 

An organization may submit only one proposal under this program solicitation.

The National Endowment for the Arts expects to award one Cooperative Agreement of up to $75,000, contingent upon the availability of funds.

CLOSED

Agency: NSF

Program: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

TTU Notice of Intent: 1/10/17

Agency: 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)

Agency: Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)

Program: New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research

TTU Notice of Intent:
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.

Agency: 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%.

CLOSED

Agency: DOS

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Notice of Funding Opportunity

Program: FY 2017 Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminars (TIES)

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/9/17

Agency: 4/24/17

 

Applicants may submit only one proposal under this competition.

Approximate Total Funding: $1,750,000, pending the availability of FY 2017 funds. One award.

CLOSED

Agency: DOJ

Program: Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/14/17

Agency: 4/25/17

 

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

Awards: 4

Award amounts vary.

CLOSED

Agency: NSF

Program: Management and Operations of the Arecibo Observatory

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/14/17

Agency: 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.

CLOSED

Agency: Keck Foundation Grant

Program: Research Program – medical research and science and engineering

TTU Notice of Intent: 12/1/16
NOIs due to VPR Office

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

Agency: 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

Agency: FDA

Program: Maintenance and Enhancement of ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation and Whole Genome Sequencing for State Food Testing Laboratories

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/15/17

Agency: 5/1/17

 

Applicant organizations may not submit more than one application.

It is anticipated that up to forty-four (44) awards will be made to state laboratories, not to exceed $340,000 in total costs per award (direct plus indirect), and one (1) award will be made to an association, not to exceed $600,000 in total costs (direct plus indirect), per award.

CLOSED

Agency: NIH

Program: NIMHD Endowment Program for Increasing Research and Institutional Resources (S21)

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/15/17

Agency: 5/1/17

 

Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIMHD intends to commit $6,000,000 in FY 2017 to fund three awards.

CLOSED

Agency: NEH

Program: Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/16/17

Agency: 5/2/17

 

Only one application for a Preservation Assistance Grant may be submitted annually by an institution.

The maximum award for Preservation Assistance Grants is ordinarily $6,000

CLOSED

Agency: DHHS

Program: Regional Telehealth Resource Center Program

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/16/17

Agency: 5/2/17

 

Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

Approximately $3,900,000 is expected to be available annually to fund twelve (12) recipients. You may apply for a ceiling amount of $325,000 per year.

CLOSED

Agency: NSF

Program: Tomorrow's Internet Project Office (TIPOFF)

Building on the Success of the Global Environment for Network Innovations

TTU Notice of Intent: 2/28/17

Agency: 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

CLOSED

Agency: NSF

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

Design and Development Launch Pilots

TTU Notice of Intent: 1/12/17

Agency: 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)


Agency: NIH

Program: NIMHD Specialized Centers of Excellence for Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54)

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/21/17

Agency: 5/15/17

 

Only one application per institution.

NIMHD intends to commit $20 million in FY 2017 to fund up to 15 awards.

CLOSED

Agency: NIH

Program: Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30)

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/22/17

Agency: 5/17/17

 

Only one application per institution is allowed.

The NIEHS intends to fund an estimate of 3-4 awards, corresponding to a total of $6.0M

CLOSED

Agency: NIH

Program: Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/22/17

Agency: 5/31/17

 

Only one application per institution is allowed.

Total of $40,000 in direct costs. See RFA for further information.

CLOSED

Agency: ADA

Program: Pathways to STOP Diabetes

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/21/17

NOI must state which Award Type applicant intends to pursue:

Initiator

Accelerator

Visionary

Agency: 7/3/17

 

 

 

Each institution is allowed a maximum of one nomination.

The nomination can be in only one of the three available Pathway award types:

• Initiator (for researchers in postdoctoral training)

• Accelerator (for early-career diabetes investigators)

• Visionary (for established investigators, new to diabetes)

Awards of up to $1.625 million

CLOSED

Agency: NSF

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

Track 1: Institutional Transformation (IT)

TTU Notice of Intent: 12/15/16

Agency: 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)

Agency: Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs (BECA)

Program: FY 2017 Creative Arts Exchange

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/8/17

Agency: 4/10/17

 

Eligible applicants may not submit more than one proposal in this competition.

Approximate Average Award: $900,000 (DanceMotion USA); $1,750,000 (American Film Showcase); $1,340,000 (American Music Abroad); $1,440,000 (OneBeat), pending the availability of FY 2017 funds. 1 Award from each area.

CLOSED

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