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
Keck Foundation Grant Research Program – medical research and science and engineering 12/1/16
NOIs due to VPR Office

12/15/16
1 page concept papers due to VPR Office
5/1/17 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.
OPEN
HHS Web-based Approaches to Reach Black or African American and Hispanic/Latino MSM for HIV Testing and Prevention Services 12/1/16 1/17/17 Only one application per institution.

The estimated total funding available, including direct and indirect costs, for the entire 4-year project period is $2,950,000. The number of awards is estimated to be one (1).
OPEN
HHS Evaluation of Models of PrEP Service Delivery at Title X and STD Clinics 12/2/16 1/17/17 Only one application per institution.

The estimated total funding available, for the entire 4-year project period is $11,000,000.
OPEN
NIH Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25) 12/5/16 1/24/17 Only one application per institution is allowed.

The total direct costs for each award are limited to $400,000 annually. The total project period may not exceed 5 years.
OPEN
NIH Research Education: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program (R25) 12/7/16 1/27/17 Only one application per institution is allowed.

The total amount to be awarded is approximately $5 million (total costs) per year for a number of awards to be determined See RFA for further information.
OPEN
Department of State

Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues
Leveraging UNESCO Networks to Address the STEAM Gender Gap in Africa 12/8/16 1/31/17 Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization.

493,750 USD for 1 award.
OPEN
HHS Improving HPV Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescent Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial of AFIX and Remote Physician-to-Physician Engagement Strategies 12/12/16 2/7/17 Only one application per institution.

Total Funding Amount: $1,500,000
OPEN
NSF ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)

Track 1: Institutional Transformation (IT)
12/15/16 4/12/17
Preliminary Proposal Due

1/17/18
*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.
OPEN
NSF NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) 1/10/17 4/20/17 An Institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.

The number and size of awards will vary depending upon the scope of projects and availability of funds. Approximately $70 - $95 million is expected to be available annually, for new and continuing activities to support approximately 60 - 80 new S-STEM Awards.
OPEN
HHS Household Transmission of Influenza Viruses in the Community 1/12/17 3/1/17 Only one application per institution Estimated Total Funding: $3,000,000 Anticipated Number of Awards:3 OPEN
           
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 Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) Supporting the Next Phase of NCN Nodes Programs 9/22/16 Letter of Intent:
11/3/16

Full Proposal:
12/2/16
A university may submit only one proposal per Node content area in this solicitation. Therefore, one university might submit up to three separate Node proposals, but only one to each Node content area.

Estimated Number of Awards: 3

Three Node awards

Anticipated Funding Amount: $2,500,000
CLOSED
NIH

Department of Health and Human Services
Kidney Precision Medicine Project Central Hub (U2C) 9/15/16 12/6/16 Only one application per institution.

NIDDK intends to commit $6,750,000 in FY 2017 to support three related funding opportunities
CLOSED
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.
CLOSED
NIH

Department of Health and Human Services
NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (IBDGC) Genetic Research Centers (GRCs) (U01) 9/20/16 12/14/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIDDK intends to commit $2,624,000 in FY 2017 to fund 6 awards.
CLOSED
NIH Population Dynamics Centers Research Infrastructure Program FY 2017 (P2C) 11/2/16 12/28/16 Only one application per institution is allowed.

NICHD intends to commit up to $1,937,000 for fiscal year 2017 to fund up to 3-4 awards.
CLOSED
DOS Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs FY 2017 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars 11/29/2016

State which Institute you are applying for:

1. The Study of the U.S. Institute on American Politics and Political Thought

2. The Study of the U.S. Institute on Contemporary American Literature

3. The Study of the U.S. Institute on Religious Pluralism in the United States
1/6/17 Applicants may submit only one proposal under this competition.

Total Funding: $2,610,000, 3 awards. See RFA for further information
CLOSED
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.
CLOSED
NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development 10/18/16 1/11/17

Note which track you want to apply to.

Track 1:
Acquisition

Track 2:
Development
Three (3) may be submitted; If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition).

Estimated Number of Awards: 160

Anticipated Funding Amount: $75,000,000
CLOSED

Acquisition:
Ayrton Bernussi (PI), and Yehia Mechref (PI)

Development:
Changzhi Li (PI)
NSF Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)

Track 3: Partnership
 11/17/16  12/14/16
LOI (other deadlines in RFA)

1/11/17
Full Proposal Due
 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

The total number of awards to be made under this solicitation is estimated to be between 18 and 26 over two fiscal years. Total: $22,200.00 (see RFA for full details)
CLOSED

Audra Morse (PI)
NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing for Integrated Systems 10/3/16 1/13/17 An academic institution may submit no more than one (1) proposal on which it is the lead organization in response to this solicitation.

Estimated Number of Awards: 5 to 8

Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,000,000
CLOSED

Jenny Qui (PI)

Akbar Namin (PI)
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.
 CLOSED

Callum Hetherington (PI)
CPRIT High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards (HIHR) 9/1/16 1/17/17

See RFA for important dates
CPRIT is imposing a limit on the number of HIHR Research Award applications that may be submitted by an institution during this review cycle.
Texas Tech University, 10

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.
 CLOSED

Dimitri Pappas (PI)

Hannah Moussa (PI)

Jenny Qui (PI)

Jeremy Marston (PI)

Naima Moustaid-Moussa (PI)

Vijay Hegde (PI)

Wei Li (PI)

Nurxat Nuraje (PI)

Andrew Shin (PI)

Ranadip Pal (PI)

NSF IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED) 11/1/16 Letter of Intent:
12/9/16

Full Proposal:
1/18/17
An organization is allowed up to two submissions per competition.

Six to eight awards will be made, each in an amount from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 total for a duration of up to 5 years.
CLOSED
NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) (P20) 10/5/16 1/24/17 Only one application per institution.

The annual budgets must not exceed $1.5 million in direct costs. Additional direct costs in year one only of up to $300,000 as a one-time expenditure for Alteration and Renovation may be requested.
CLOSED
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
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.
 CLOSED
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.
CLOSED

Jenny Qiu (PI)

Akbar Namin (PI)
NIH NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research (P30) 11/15/16 2/14/17 Only one application per institution is allowed.

NINDS intends to commit $1,500,000 in FY 2017 to fund approximately 5 awards.
CLOSED
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.
CLOSED
To identify other funding opportunities, please use Community of Science.

Contact

Office of the Vice President for Research