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).

Notice of Intents and pre-proposals (if required) will be due to proposals.vpr@ttu.edu by 11:59 p.m. on the deadline identified on the table below.

Download application guidelines here.

 

Agency Name Program Name TTU Notice
of Intent
Deadline
Internal Pre-Proposal Deadline Agency Deadline Specific Limitation Pre-Proposals Accepted
NIH

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award (K12) 8/28/14 9/4/14 10/12/14 Only one application per institution is allowed.

Application budgets are not limited, but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project and adhere to allowable costs.
OPEN
NIH Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth)
-Research (U01)
-Research Training (U2R)
8/28/14 9/11/14 10/22/14 Only one application per institution is allowed.

Award prize: up to $600,000 per year for the combined linked (U01 & U2R)
OPEN
NSF Management and Operation of the Gemini Observatory 8/29/14
by noon
9/11/14 Letter of Intent:
11/28/14

Full Proposal:
2/27/15
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1.

$182.229M for operations and maintenance plus up to $25.874M for instrument development over a 6-year period beginning January 1, 2017.
NSF intends to conduct site visits to the Gemini Observatory operational sites in Chile and Hawaii for representatives of potential proposing organizations. Eligible organizations that are interested in submitting a proposal and wish to send representatives to the site visit should email the Cognizant Program Officer by August 29, 2014. (In anticipation of applicants, RDT has emailed the Cognizant Program Officer but has not committed to sending representatives, please contact carrie.romo@ttu.edu for further information.)
Update: We have now been informed that NSF requires confirmation of a number of intended participants for the site visit by 8/29/14 to reserve spaces. Therefore we must require an NOI by 12 pm 8/29/14 if you intend to submit a proposal and attend site visits.
OPEN
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award 9/2/14 9/16/14 10/31/14 Nominations are limited to one per university or college unless more than 10 Ph.D.s are granted in one year, in which case two may be nominated.

Each nominated dissertation must have been successfully defended (not deposit date) by the department between October 2013 and September 2014.

Award prize up to $20,000.
OPEN
CPRIT Core Facilities Support Awards 9/2/14 9/16/14 11/17/14 An institution may submit only one new, renewal, or resubmission application under this RFA during this funding cycle.

Applicant may request a maximum of $3,000,000 total for the first 2 years, and up to $1,000,000 total for each of the 3 subsequent years.
OPEN
CPRIT High Impact/High-Risk Research Awards 9/2/14 9/16/14 11/17/14 The limit of applicants for Texas Tech University is 5.

Total of up to $200,000 for a period of up to 24 months, inclusive of both direct and indirect costs.
OPEN
Obama – Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI)

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)
U.S.-India Institutional Partnership Grants 9/2/14 9/16/14 11/3/14 USIEF will only accept one proposal per institution.  Institutions that have received an OSI grant in the past are not eligible.

USIEF will award four OSI grants of a maximum $190,000 each for a 3 year period.
OPEN
Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support Program in Japanese Studies 9/8/14 9/22/14 11/3/14 Multiple applications from one institution will not be accepted.

The maximum amount of the grant request is $150,000 per year.
OPEN
NSF Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node) 9/8/14 9/29/14 4/17/15 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1
Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 1
Anticipated Funding Amount: $2,000,000
Single-institution Proposer: $350,000 per year for up to three years.
Two-institution Team: $750,000 per year for up to three years.
Three-institution Team: $1.25 million per year for up to three years.
OPEN
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease 9/11/14 9/22/14 11/3/14 A U.S. institution, by submitting a statement of nomination, may nominate up to two candidates to submit applications. Institutions may have a single additional nomination for each category if they nominate a researcher working in pathogenic helminths, mycology, or reproductive science.

Award provides $500,000 over a period of five years.
OPEN
American Psychological Foundation Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship 9/11/14 9/22/14 11/15/14 Only one application accepted from any one institution in any given year.

$25,000 fellowships for graduate students in child psychology.
OPEN
NSF IUSE / Professional formation of Engineers:
Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED)
9/16/14 9/25/14 Letter of Intent:
10/28/14

Full Proposal:
11/26/14
An organization is allowed up to two submissions per competition.

Five to ten awards will be made, each in an amount from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 total for a duration of up to 60 months.
OPEN
NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) 9/16/14 9/30/14 Agency Letter of Intent:
11/18/14

Full Proposal:
1/27/15
An academic institution can submit a maximum of two (2) proposals as a lead institution.

Awards may be up to $800,000 with an award duration of three (3) years.
OPEN
NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) 9/16/14 9/30/14 2/17/15 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1.

The anticipated funding amount each year is $3,050,000 for an estimated 6-8 Standard Grants. The maximum award duration is 5 years.
OPEN
NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships 9/29/14 10/13/14 Pre-Proposal:
12/11/14

Full Proposal:
6/15/15
A single organization may submit a maximum of three preliminary proposals as the lead institution.

Estimated 4 awards, up to $16,000,000 in the first year, and, thereafter, $20,000,000 annually, pending the availability of funds.
OPEN
             
National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program, Planning Awards 8/14/14 8/21/14 Required Pre-application on:
9/5/14

Full application on:
10/31/14
NIST will only consider one Pre-Application per applicant.

Awards range from approximately $250,000 to $500,000 total for two years.
CLOSED
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants (T03) 7/10/14 7/17/14 8/24/14 An applicant institution may only submit one grant application under this announcement.

Awards range from a maximum of $50,000 per year to a maximum $200,000 per year depending on the program level.
CLOSED
USDA Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program 8/1/14
by 5 p.m.
8/5/14 8/25/14 Organizations may only submit one proposal for funding.

Amount of funding varies depending on category.
CLOSED
Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
National Research Project to Assess State Agricultural Laws, Regulations, and Resources Related to Produce Safety (U01) 8/1/14
by 5 p.m.
8/5/14 8/25/14 Only one application per institution is allowed.

FDA intends to fund one award, corresponding to a total of $600,000, for fiscal year 2014.
CLOSED
National Institute of Standards and Technology Community Resilience Center of Excellence Program 7/24/14 7/31/14 9/12/14 An organization may only serve as the lead organization on one proposal.

NIST anticipates approximately $4,000,000 per year may be made available to award one (1) multi-year award to an eligible applicant, for up to five (5) years.
CLOSED
NSF Advance: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) 7/1/14 7/15/14 9/22/14 Limit of one application per eligible institution. Estimate 20 awards totaling approximately $11 million. CLOSED
Conrad H. Hilton Foundations The Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in MS Research
Foundation link
Proposal link
7/3/14 7/9/14 Pre-proposal deadline:
7/28/14
Full proposal deadline:
9/24/14
Only one proposal will be considered from each institution. Applicant (full-time employee of institution) must submit Pre-proposal along with a Letter of Support from Dept. Chair or Dean, to Foundation by 7/28/14.  Based on ratings given by the Advisory Committee, a subset of these proposals will be invited to submit full proposals. The Foundation will notify all pre-proposal applicants whether they have been chosen to submit a full proposal by August 15, 2014. Award for Innovation in MS Research will support grants of up to four-years, totaling no more than $900,000 over the grant period. CLOSED
Peter Keyel,
Dept. of Biological Sciences
NIH Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12) 7/31/14 8/14/14 9/24/14 Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF) is allowed.

Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.
CLOSED
NIH Bridges to Baccalaureate Program (R25) 7/31/14 8/14/14 9/25/14 Only one application per institution is allowed.

Application budgets are limited to $300,000 direct costs per year.
CLOSED
NIH Bridges to the Doctorate (R25) 7/31/14 8/14/14 9/25/14 Only one application per institution is allowed.

Application budgets are limited to $250,000 direct costs per year.
CLOSED
National Endowment for the Humanities NEH Summer Stipend Program 8/1/2014 by 12:00 p.m. 9/30/14 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
Justin Hart, Dept. of History
Kanika Batra, Dept. of English
Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)

Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
Center of Excellence (COE) - Center for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research (CBTIR) Center Lead 8/4/14 8/18/14 10/01/14
(new deadline)
DHS will accept only one (1) application for Center Lead from any single university for review.  

Up to $4,000,000 per year for five years.
CLOSED
Office of Procurement Operations - Grant Division DHS S&T Critical Infrastructure Resilience Center of Excellence – Center Lead 7/31/14 8/14/14 9/26/14 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 5 years.
CLOSED
NIH

National Eye Institute (NIE)
NEI Center Core Grant for Vision Research (P30) 8/4/14 8/18/14 9/30/14 Only one application per institution is allowed.

Institutions applying for an NEI Center Core Grant must hold a minimum of eight funded R01 NEI grants on the due date of the application.

$2,000,000 to $2,500,000 over a five-year period.
CLOSED
Dept. of Health and Human Services

Admin. for Children and Families
American Indian/Alaska Native EHS Expansion and EHS-Child Care Partnerships 8/7/14
Please state your intended service area in the NOI.
8/21/14 10/6/14 Applicant entities may submit only one application per service area.  Service area may refer to zip code, city, county, or state.

Average projected award amount: $1,500,000 per budget period.
CLOSED
Dept. of Health and Human Services

Admin. for Children and Families
EHS Expansion and Migrant and Seasonal EHS – Child Care Partnerships 8/7/14
Please state your intended service area in the NOI.
8/21/14 10/6/14 Applicant entities may submit only one application per service area.  Service area may refer to zip code, city, county, or state.

Average projected award amount: $1,500,000 per budget period.
CLOSED
NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites 8/7/14 8/21/14 10/06/14 Three site proposals may be submitted per competition by a U.S. academic institution, College/Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer and Information Science as the lead institution.

The maximum total request for a site is $500,000 for a duration of up to three years.
CLOSED
NIH/National Institute on Aging (NIA) Clinical Trial on the Effects of Interventions Aiming to Reduce Chronic Inflammation in Older Adults: Pilot Phase (U01) 7/8/14 7/22/14 10/8/14 Only one application per institution is allowed. NIA anticipates funding 1 award, totaling up to $1,857,000 in fiscal year 2015 CLOSED
NSF Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) 8/11/14 8/25/14 10/17/14 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1.

Award amounts vary.
CLOSED
Lawrence Schovanec (PI), Office of the Provost,
Annette Hernandez (Co-PI), Whitacre College of Engineering
Raegan Higgins (Co-PI), Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics
Dimitra Jackson (Co-PI), Dept. Educational Psychology
Jaclyn Canas (Co-PI), Institute of Environmental and Human Health
NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) 8/11/14 8/25/14 Preliminary Proposal
10/21/14

Full Proposal
5/15/15
A single organization may submit one preliminary proposal as the lead institution. Full proposals will be accepted by invitation only.

The average award size is expected to be approximately $4 million over 5 years.
CLOSED
Department of Health and Human Services

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Agricultural, Forestry and Fishing Safety and Health Research (U01) 8/14/14 8/26/14 LOI
9/26/14

Proposal
10/31/14
Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number) is allowed.

NIOSH intends to commit $1.2M in FY 2014 to fund 4-6 awards.
CLOSED
Office of Science

Dept. of Energy Advanced Scientific Computing Research
Resilience for Extreme Scale Supercomputing Systems 8/11/14 8/18/14 Required Pre-application on:
8/27/14

Full application on:
11/3/14
At most two applications as a Prime/Lead institution will be accepted from each institution.

Award sizes will range from $100,000 per year to $1,250,000 per year.
CLOSED
American Heart Association Summer 2014 Strategically Focused Hypertension Research Network 7/21/14 8/4/14 11/3/14 Institutions are limited to one Center application per location, however individuals at said institution who are not participating in said institution's Center application, may participate in another Center's application CLOSED
NIH Hazmat Training at DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex (UH4) 8/18/14 9/1/14 11/6/14 Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIH intends to fund an estimate of 7-12 awards, corresponding to a total of $9.5 million for fiscal year 2015.
CLOSED
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30) 8/4/14 8/18/14 11/19/14 Only one application per institution is allowed. NIDDK intends to commit $6 million in FY 2016 to fund 5 awards. CLOSED
Department of Health and Human Services Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30) 6/30/14 7/30/14 11/25/14 Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed. CLOSED
NSF Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 8/11/14 8/25/14 12/08/14 No more than one proposal may be submitted by any one institution.
Anticipated Funding Amount: $2,500,000 to $5,000,000. The center award is expected to be at the level of $500K-$1M/year. At most, one award is expected in FY 2015 depending upon the availability of funds and the quality of proposals received. Awards will be made for five years, with an option to apply for a 5-year renewal.
CLOSED

To identify other funding opportunities, please use Community of Science or the Funding Opportunities Database.