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 Homeland Security

Office of Procurement Operations - Grants Division
DHS S&T Center of Excellence for Homeland Security Quantitative Analysis – Center Lead 8/23/16 11/1/16 DHS will accept only one (1) application for Center Lead from any single university for review.

DHS will grant one (1) award for Center Lead. Up to $4,000,000 (subject to availability of funds) per year for 10 years
OPEN
Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration
Regional Hemophilia Network 8/24/16 10/4/16 Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

Approximately $4,000,000 is expected to be available annually to fund up to eight (8) recipients. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $500,000 per year.
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
CPRIT Core Facility Support Awards (CFSA) 9/1/16 1/17/17

See RFA for important dates
An institution may submit only 1 new or resubmission application under this RFA during this funding cycle.

An exception will be made for institutions submitting applications for core facilities that support research directed toward childhood and adolescent cancer; in this case, institutions may submit 1 childhood and adolescent cancer application and 1 additional application in another aspect of cancer research (new or resubmission). An exception will also be made for institutions submitting a resubmission of a renewal application that was submitted in response to RFA R-17-CFSA-1 and not awarded; in this case, the institution may submit 1 resubmission of a renewal application and 1 new or resubmission application.

Award: Up to $3M (total costs) for the first 2 years and up to $1M (total costs) for each subsequent year; Maximum duration: 5 years.
 OPEN
CPRIT High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards (HIHR) 9/1/16 1/17/17

See RFA for important dates
A PI may submit only 1 new or resubmission application under this RFA during this funding cycle.

An exception will be made for institutions submitting applications for core facilities that support research directed toward childhood and adolescent cancer; in this case, institutions may submit 1 childhood and adolescent cancer application and 1 additional application in another aspect of cancer research (new or resubmission). An exception will also be made for institutions submitting a resubmission of a renewal application that was submitted in response to RFA R-17-CFSA-1 and not awarded; in this case, the institution may submit 1 resubmission of a renewal application and 1 new or resubmission application.

Award: Up to $200,000 (total costs); Maximum duration: 2 years.
 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.
OPEN
National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for HIV/AIDS-Related Structural Biology (P50) 9/21/16 1/9/17 Only one application per institution is allowed.

Issuing IC intend to commit an estimated total of $23,000,000 in FY 2017 to fund 4 - 5 awards.
OPEN
National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services
BD2K Research Education Curriculum Development: Data Science Overview for Biomedical Scientists (R25) 9/22/16 12/7/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIH intends to fund an estimate of 4-5 awards per year, corresponding to a total of $500,000 per year, for fiscal years 2017 and 2018.
OPEN
NIH Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Consortium (ACTC) (U24) 10/12/16 2/2/17 Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed.

NIA intends to commit $14 million in FY 2017 to fund 1 award.
 OPEN
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.
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.
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
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

Patricia Solis (PI)
Corporation for National and Community Service Round 2: FY 2016 Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success Cooperative Agreement 8/18/16 9/20/16 Each applicant may only submit one application as the lead or sole applicant to this SIF PFS competition. An applicant may serve as the lead applicant for one application and serve as a partner to the lead applicant on another application.

Awards to Recipients will range from a minimum of $350,000 to a maximum of $1,800,000 per year.
CLOSED
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
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.
CLOSED
Agency for International Development

Mali USAID -Bamako
Education for deaf and blind Children in Mali 8/11/16 9/29/16 Organizations may submit more than one concept paper, but not more than three.

USAID intends to fund several awards ranging from $20,000 to $300,000.
CLOSED
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.
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
AHA

Strategically Focused Research Network
Summer 2016 Obesity Network 8/16/16 11/8/16 Only one Center proposal, including multiple research project proposals, may be submitted from an institution.

The AHA is committed to an investment of $12-15 million to establish this Obesity Network which will provide almost $4 million per Center. The AHA intends to fund three – four (3-4) Centers
CLOSED

Naima Moustiad-Moussa (PI)
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.
CLOSED
DOD Robots in Manufacturing Environments Manufacturing Innovation Institute (RIME-MII) 8/8/16 11/18/16

Concept Paper Due:
9/1/16

Invited Full Proposal Due:
Mid-Late September

See RFA for all deadlines
An Applicant may only submit one Concept Paper and, if invited, one Proposal, but proposed sub-recipients may team on multiple Concept Papers/Proposals.

The government anticipates making a single award, but reserves the right to make no award resulting from this FOA. $80,000,000 See RFA for further information
CLOSED
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
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Office of the Vice President for Research