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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: DOS

Program:
Advancing Civic Engagement through the Assessment of Public Opinion

TTU Notice of Intent: 4/25/2017

Agency: 6/1/2017

Applicants may submit only one (1) application.

Contingent on the availability of funds, approximately $2,000,000 in Economic Support Funds for approximately one grant will be awarded through this announcement. 

 OPEN

Agency: DOS

Program:
Increasing Womens Political Participation in Kuwait

TTU Notice of Intent: 4/25/2017

Agency: 6/7/2017

Applicants may submit only one application.

Contingent on the availability of funds, approximately $1 million in Economic Support Funds for approximately one cooperative agreement will be awarded through this announcement.

OPEN

Agency: USDA

Program:
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Grant Program (WAMS)

TTU Notice of Intent: 4/27/2017

Agency: 6/8/2017

Each eligible, individual institution, independent branch campus, and branch institution of a State system may submit one application as an individual institution.

An applicant may request up to $100,000 (total amount – not per year) for a Regular Project.

 OPEN
Agency: HRSA

Program:
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) program

TTU Notice of Intent: 5/3/2017

Agency: 6/12/2017

Must note which track:

Professional Track

Paraprofessional

Certificate Track

According to the FOA, applicants may submit up to two applications, one under the Professional Track and one under the Paraprofessional Certificate Track.

HRSA expects to make $44,000,000 available for this competition, and anticipates that it will fund around 150 awards with a four-year project duration. Applicants can request up to $480,000 per year for Professional Track projects and up to $300,000 per year for Paraprofessional Certificate Track projects.

 OPEN

Agency: NEA

Program:
ART WORKS Guidelines: Folk & Traditional Arts

TTU Notice of Intent:
5/17/2017

Agency: 7/13/2017
(Submit SF-424)

7/27/2017
(Submit application materials to NEA-GO)

Generally, an organization is limited to one application per year in the Art Works category.

Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000.
OPEN

Agency: NIH

Program:
NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

TTU Notice of Intent: 5/18/2017

Agency: 9/22/2017

Only up to two applications per institution are allowed.

The NIH Common Fund intends to commit approximately $4,000,000 to support approximately 10 awards in FY 2018.

OPEN

Agency: NIH

Program:
NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30)

TTU Notice of Intent: 5/24/2017

Agency: 10/3/2017

Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIAMS intends to commit up to $1.5 million in FY2018 to fund a maximum of three awards.

OPEN

Agency: NSF

Program:
Competition for the Management and Operation of the National Center for Atmospheric Research

TTU Notice of Intent:
5/24/2017

Agency: 8/7/2017

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Estimated Number of Awards: 1

Anticipated Funding Amount: $500,000,000

OPEN

Agency: NIH

Program: 
Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25)

TTU Notice of Intent: 5/31/2017

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: 5/31/2017

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: 6/11/2017

Agency: 2/15/2018

 

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: NIH

Program:
George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30)

TTU Notice of Intent:
6/22/2017

Agency: 11/1/2017

Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIDDK intends to commit $4,670,661 in FY 2108 to fund up to 4 awards.

OPEN

       

   

 

 

 

 

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: 3/9/2017

Agency: 4/24/2017

 

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

Debbie Laverie (PI)

Agency: NEA

Program:
ART WORKS: Creativity Connects Projects

TTU Notice of Intent: 4/4/2017

Agency: 4/25/2017

An organization may submit only one application for an Art Works: Creativity Connects grant.

CLOSED

Rachel Hirshorn (PI)

Agency: DOJ

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

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/14/2017

Agency: 4/25/2017

 

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: 3/14/2017

Agency: 4/25/2017

 

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: 12/1/2016
NOIs due to VPR Office

12/15/2016
1 page concept papers due to VPR Office

Agency: 5/1/2017

 

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

Medical:
Jerzy Blawzdziewicz 
(PI)

Science/Engineering:
Greg McKenna (PI)

Undergraduate:
Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer

Agency: FDA

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

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/15/2017

Agency: 5/1/2017

 

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: 3/15/2017

Agency: 5/1/2017

 

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: 3/16/2017

Agency: 5/2/2017

 

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: 3/16/2017

Agency: 5/2/2017

 

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: 2/28/2017

Agency: 5/2/2017

 

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: DOJ

Program:
OJJDP FY 17 Changing Minds: Professional Development and Public Education to Address Children Exposed to Violence and Childhood Trauma

TTU Notice of Intent: 4/5/2017

Agency: 5/2/2017

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

CLOSED

Agency: NEA

Program:
NEA 2017 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge for High School Students

 

TTU Notice of Intent: 4/6/2017

Agency: 5/3/2017

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 $120,000, contingent upon the availability of funds.

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: 1/12/2017

Agency: 2/14/2017
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: 3/21/2017

Agency: 5/15/2017

 

Only one application per institution.

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

CLOSED

Agency: DOS

Program:
Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs FY 2017 Community Solutions Program

TTU Notice of Intent: 4/7/2017

Agency: 5/15/2017

Applicants may submit only 1 proposal under this competition.

It is the Bureau's intent to award a cooperative agreement for $2,300,000, pending the availability of FY 2017 funds.

CLOSED

Agency: FDA

Program:
Advancing Conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS) (U18)

TTU Notice of Intent: 4/7/2017

Agency: 5/15/2017

Applicant organizations may submit only one application.

FDA/ORA intends to fund up to $2,300,000, for fiscal year 2017 in support of this grant program.

It is anticipated that up to 33 awards will be made, not to exceed $70,000 in total costs (direct plus indirect), per award.

CLOSED

Agency: NIH

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

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/22/2017

Agency: 5/17/2017

 

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: DOS, BECA

Program:
FY 2017 Sports Visitor and Sports Envoy Program

TTU Notice of Intent:
4/18/2017

Agency: 5/24/2017

Applicant organizations are invited to submit one application to administer one cooperative agreement.

Approximate Total Funding: $1,700,000, pending the availability of FY 2017 funds.

Approximate Number of Awards: One

CLOSED

Agency: NIH

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

TTU Notice of Intent: 3/22/2017

Agency: 5/31/2017

 

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: 3/21/2017

NOI must state which Award Type applicant intends to pursue:

Initiator

Accelerator

Visionary

Agency: 7/3/2017

 

 

 

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: DHS

Program:
DHS S&T Center of Excellence for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense – Lead

TTU Notice of Intent: 4/19/2017

Agency: 8/4/2017

DHS will accept only one (1) application for Center Lead from any single university for review.

Available Funding for the NOFO: Up to $3,500,000 (subject to availability of funds) per year for 10 years, for 1 award.

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: 12/15/3016

Agency: 4/12/2017
Preliminary Proposal Due

1/17/2018
*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.