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
Department of Commerce

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Project to Develop, Produce, and Distribute a Documentary Film about Rebooting the International Measurement System 8/4/16 9/26/16 NIST will only consider one application per applicant; however, an applicant entity may participate as a subrecipient, contractor, or unfunded collaborator within applications submitted by other entities.

NIST anticipates funding one award of up to $500,000 for a period of performance of up to 24 months.
OPEN
NIH Cancer Target Discovery and Development Network (U01) 8/8/16 10/3/16 Applicant organization may submit two applications, provided that each application is scientifically distinct and based on different self-standing project. See RFA for further information.

NCI intends to commit $12 million in total costs in FY 2017 to fund up to 12 awards.
OPEN
NIH George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30) 8/17/16 11/14/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

The NIDDK intends to commit $3,680,000 in FY 2017 to fund three awards.
OPEN
NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR): Establishing the PAWR Project Office (PPO) 8/30/16 11/23/16 An organization may participate in no more than one PPO proposal submitted to this solicitation.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
OPEN
NEH NEH Summer Stipend N/A Pre-Proposals due by noon, 7/29/16

Please see linked PDF for instructions.
The university may nominate two faculty members for the national competition; at least one nominee will be a junior faculty member.

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

Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)
HIV/AIDS Vaccine Facility (C06) 6/9/16 8/1/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

ORIP (Office of Research Infrastructure Programs) intends to commit up to $4,900,000.00 in Fiscal Year 2017 to fund 1 award, contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of meritorious applications.
CLOSED
NSF Curatorial Stewardship of a National Collection of Geological Rock & Sediment Cores from Antarctica and the Southern Ocean 6/14/16 8/3/16 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

The U.S. Antarctic Program, NSF anticipates funding $275,000 to $375,000 per year for 5 years or $1.375M to $1.875M total through a 5-year cooperative agreement.
CLOSED
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
CLOSED
NIH Diabetes Research Centers (P30) 6/23/16 8/10/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIDDK intends to commit approximately $13,500,000 in FY2018 to fund up to 9 awards.
CLOSED
NIH Fogarty Global Health Training Program (D43) 6/28/16 8/16/16 Only one application per US institution is allowed.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,000,000

Award Ceiling: $1,100,000
CLOSED
NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience 7/20/16 Letter of Intent:
8/16/16 Proposal:
10/11/16
In FY 2017, NSF expects to make up to 20 awards through this competition, with ~10 awards being made in the GEOPATHS-EXTRA track and ~10 awards being made in the GEOPATHS-IMPACT track.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $6,000,000
CLOSED

Patricia Solis (PI)
Department of Labor

Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Project to Reduce the Exploitation of Children in the Sava Region of Madagascar 6/29/16 8/18/16 Multiple applications from an organization are not allowed.

Approximately $4,000,000 total costs is expected to be available to fund approximately one or more award(s). Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $4,000,000 total costs.
CLOSED
Department of Labor

Bureau of International Labor Affairs
EMPOWER: Increasing Economic and Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls and Vulnerable Women in Zambia 7/6/16 8/23/16 Multiple applications from an organization are not allowed.

Approximately $5,000,000 in total costs is expected to be available to fund approximately one or more award(s). Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $5,000,000 total costs.
CLOSED
DHS

Office of Procurement Operations - Grants Division
Center of Excellence Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis – LEAD 7/7/16 9/1/16 DHS will accept only one (1) application for Center Lead from any single university for review.

Up to $4,000,000 (subject to availability of funds) per year for 10 years

Projected number of Awards: 1
CLOSED
NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) 7/12/16 Preliminary proposal due:
9/14/16

Full proposal due:
4/24/17
A single organization may submit one preliminary proposal as the lead institution.

$8,000,000 to $12,000,000 annually, for all new awards, pending the availability of funds; the average award size is expected to be approximately $4 million over 5 years. 8 to 12 Pending the availability of funds
CLOSED

Will be in competition
NIH

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Bridges to the Doctorate (R25) 5/2/16 9/25/16 Applicant organizations may not submit more than one Bridges to Doctorate application as the lead institution.

Application budgets are limited to $300,000 direct costs per year.
CLOSED

Jorge Salazar-Bravo (PI), Biological Sciences
NIH

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Bridges to the Baccalaureate (R25) 5/2/16 9/25/16 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
NSF LSAMP - Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate:
6/22/2016

Pre-Alliance Planning Grant:
6/22/2016

LSAMP Alliance Proposal (including Bridge to Baccalaureate):
6/29/2016
Bridge to the Doctorate:
10/14/2016

Pre-Alliance Planning Grant:
10/14/2016

LSAMP Alliance Proposal (including Bridge to Baccalaureate):
11/4/2016
Only one proposal may be submitted by an eligible (lead) institution for each program: Bridge to the Doctorate, Pre-Alliance Planning Grant, or LSAMP Alliance (including Bridge to the Baccalaureate).

Award Information:
Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.
CLOSED

Pre-Alliance:
Raegan Higgins (PI)
NSF Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) 7/6/16 10/14/16

(October 9, 2015, Second Friday in October, Annually Thereafter)
Only one Thematic Collections Networks (TCN) proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization. Organizations may be involved in more than one collaborative effort as a non-lead proposal.

Estimated Number of Awards: 4 to 12

Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000,000

Total amount available across all awards in this program for FY2016, pending availability of funds.
CLOSED
Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants (T03) 6/21/16 10/26/16

Letter of Intent:
8/26/16

Full application:
10/26/16
Only one application per institute or organization is allowed.

An educational institution may submit one Training Project Grant application, with up to 4 academic training programs under this announcement. For the purpose of this FOA, an applicant educational institution is considered to be the main campus of the institution

Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000 Award budget varies based on program. See solicitation for more information.
CLOSED
Keck Foundation Grant Research Program – medical research and science and engineering NOI to VPR:
6/8/16

Concept Paper Due to VPR:
6/22/16
11/1/16 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.

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

Medical Research:
David Klein (PI), TIEHH

Science and Engineering Research:
Wei Li (PI), Chemical Engineering
NIH Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30) 7/23/16 11/23/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIDDK intends to commit $4,500,000 in FY2017 to fund up to 4 awards
CLOSED
NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers 4/5/16 Preliminary Proposal
7/01/16

Full Proposal
12/2/16
Only one MRSEC preliminary proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead institution in this competition.

See solicitation for award information.
CLOSED

Sindee Simon (PI), Chemical Engineering
NSF Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC) 6/15/16 Preliminary proposal due:
8/1/16

Invited full proposal due:
1/30/17
No more than two preliminary proposals may be submitted by any one institution. The same limitation applies to full proposals.

Estimated Number of Awards: 4 to 6

Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000,000 to $13,000,000
CLOSED
To identify other funding opportunities, please use Community of Science.

Contact

Office of the Vice President for Research