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 limited subs.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 NameAgency Program Name TTU Notice of Intent Deadline Agency Deadline Specific Limitation Pre-Proposals Accepted
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.
OPEN
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
OPEN
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.
OPEN
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.
OPEN
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.
OPEN
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
OPEN
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
OPEN
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
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

DHHS
Consortium for Food Allergy Research: Leadership Center (UM2) 3/23/16 6/30/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

Application budgets are not limited but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.
CLOSED
American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes (Initiator Award, Accelerator Award, or Visionary Award) 4/5/16 7/1/16 Each institution is allowed a maximum of one nomination per grant cycle. The nomination can be for any one of the Pathway Program Award types: Initiator, Accelerator or Visionary.

See solicitation for award information.
CLOSED
Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Paraprofessionals and Professionals 6/1/16 7/1/16 An institution is allowed to submit up to two applications: one application for its master's-level marriage and family therapy and one application for its master's-level psychology program.

DHHS expects to present approximately 26 awards of up to $300,00 totaling a ceiling funding of $7,100,00
CLOSED

Charles Crews (PI)
USDOJ

Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Tribal Defending Childhood Demonstration Program - Category 2 5/19/16 7/6/16 Only one application per lead applicant will be considered.

OJJDP expects to make one award of as much as $1 million for a 36-month project period, beginning on October 1, 2016
CLOSED
NIH

DHHS
Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30) 4/5/16 7/7/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIDDK intends to commit $3.4 million in FY 2017 to fund 3 awards.
CLOSED
Agency for International Development Guatemala USAID - Guatemala City Community Roots Project 6/2/16 7/11/16 Submit only one application per organization; no individual investigator/program director application will be accepted.

USAID intends to award one (1) Cooperative Agreement pursuant to this notice of funding opportunity. Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide $40 million in total USAID funding over a five (5) year period.
CLOSED
Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Building Care and Prevention Capacity: Addressing the HIV Care Continuum in Southern Metropolitan Areas 5/31/16 7/12/16 Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

Anticipated Total Annual Available Funding: $1,000,000
CLOSED
National Endowment for the Arts NEA Research Labs, FY2016 6/2/16 7/12/16 7/12/16 An organization may submit only one proposal under this program solicitation.

We expect to award Cooperative Agreements of up to $150,000 for each NEA Research Lab, contingent upon the availability of funds.
CLOSED

William Westney (PI), School of Music
Department of Commerce

National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Institute Awards 3/14/16 Pre-application
4/20/16

Full Application
7/22/16
NIST will only consider one Pre-Application per applicant.

NIST anticipates funding approximately $70 million for each Institute, distributed across five (5) years with the possibility of renewal for an additional two (2) years.
CLOSED
NIH BD2K Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32) 6/1/16 7/25/16 Only one application per institution, identified by a unique DUNS number, will be accepted.

Average size of an award will be approximately $350,000 total cost.
CLOSED
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

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 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
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