Texas Tech University

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 & PROGRAM NAME DEADLINES SPECIFIC LIMITATION INTERNAL PROPOSAL STATUS

Agency: CPRIT

Program:
High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards (HIHR)

TTU Notice of Intent: 10/18/2017

Agency: 1/31/2018

Institutional limits are as follows: Texas Tech University, 10

Award: Up to $200,000 (total costs); Maximum duration: 2 years.

OPEN

Agency: Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)

Program:
Peer Support Specialists for Individuals Living in Institutions 

TTU Notice of Intent: 11/2/2017

Agency: 11/15/2017

TCDD may award up to three organizations a maximum of $125,000 per year for up to five years. Funding for the second through fifth years is not automatic.

OPEN

Agency: NSF

Program:
Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)

TTU Notice of Intent: 11/4/2017

Agency: 1/29/2018 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Estimated Number of Awards: 4 to 8

Anticipated Funding Amount: $3,000,000

OPEN

Agency: NIH

Program:
Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

TTU Notice of Intent: 11/8/2017

Agency: 1/25/2018

Only one application per institution per review cycle is allowed.

NIGMS anticipates supporting no more than 4-6 awards, corresponding to a total of $10,000,000 (total costs), for fiscal year 2019.

OPEN

Agency: Keck Foundation Grant

Program:
Research Program – Medical Research, Science and Engineering, and Undergraduate Education

TTU Notice of Intent:
11/8/2017

Agency: 5/1/2018

*MUST state which area: Medical, Science and Engineering, or Undergraduate Education, that you are submitting to.

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, or Undergraduate Education.

For Medical Research and Science and Engineering Programs, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million. Typically $2 million or less. (Keck Foundation generally funds only basic science projects rather than applied, translational or clinical trials.)

For Undergraduate Education Program, grants range from $200,000 to $1 million. Typically $500,000 or less. (You must be able to demonstrate why your project can only be done at a large research university rather than a small liberal arts university.)

OPEN

Agency: NIH

Program:
Diabetic Foot Consortium - Clinical Research Units (U01) 

TTU Notice of Intent: 11/9/2017

Agency: 1/23/2018

Only one application per institution is allowed.

The NIDDK intends to commit $1.5 million in FY 2018 to fund up to 10 awards. In FY 2019 to FY 2021, the NIDDK intends to commit a total of $8.25 million with additional funding anticipated for specific research protocols.

OPEN

Agency: NSF

Program:
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science

TTU Notice of Intent: 11/10/2017

Agency: 9/19/2018

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

The total anticipated funding in FY 2018, FY 2019 and FY 2020 for both Sites and Supplements is approximately $5,800,000 per year, subject to the availability of funds. It is anticipated that approximately 9 Site awards will be made per year.

No more than two of the three proposals may have an engineering focus and only one of the three proposals may have a computer and/or information science focus.

OPEN

Agency: NSF

Program:
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

TTU Notice of Intent: 11/15/2017

Agency: 3/28/2018

An Institution may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as sub-awardee or a member of a Collaborative Research project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.

Estimated Number of Awards: 60 to 80

Anticipated Funding Amount: $70,000,000 to $95,000,000

OPEN

Agency: NSF

Program:
Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)

TTU Notice of Intent: 2/8/2018

Agency: 10/12/2018

Only one Thematic Collections Networks (TCN) proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization.

Estimated Number of Awards: 4 to 12

Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000,000

OPEN
       
Agency: NSF

Program:
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program 

TTU Notice of Intent: 8/15/2017

Agency: 10/25/2017

An eligible organization may participate in two Innovations in Graduate Education proposals per competition

Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000,000 for 6 to 10 awards.

CLOSED

Andy Swift (PI)

Danny Reible (PI)

Agency: NSF

Program:
Management and Operation of the Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC)

TTU Notice of Intent: 8/15/2017

Agency: 10/25/2017

One proposal as Lead Institution per organization.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $9,000,000 for 1 award

CLOSED
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.

CLOSED
Agency: NSF

Program:
CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)

TTU Notice of Intent: 9/19/2017

Agency: 11/2/2017

A university or organization may submit no more than three Institutional Infrastructure (II) proposals per competition.

Estimated Number of Awards: 25 to 30 Anticipated Funding Amount: $18,000,000 annually, subject to the availability of funds.

CLOSED

Patricia Solís (PI)

Yong Chen (PI)

Abdul Serwadda (PI)

Agency: Department of Transportation

Program:
Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grants

TTU Notice of Intent: 9/19/2017

Agency: 11/2/2017

To encourage applicants to prioritize their INFRA submissions, each eligible applicant may submit no more than three applications.

In summary, the estimated funding available for FY 2017 and FY 2018 under this notice is approximately $81 million–$85.5 million for small projects and $1.44 billion–$1.48 billion for large projects. (See funding opportunity for more details.)

CLOSED
Agency: NSF

Program:
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

TTU Notice of Intent: 9/22/2017

Agency: 11/6/2017

An institution or organization may serve as lead on no more than three (3) proposals submitted to the November deadline.

Estimated Number of Awards: 60 to 85 Anticipated Funding Amount: $33,000,000 to $44,000,000

CLOSED

Patricia Solís (PI)

Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer & Kelli Frias (Co-PIs)

Agency: Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)

Program:
RFP for Leadership and Advocacy Training in Rural Areas

TTU Notice of Intent: 10/4/2017

Agency: 11/15/2017 

TCDD may award up to three organizations a maximum of $85,000 per year for up to five years. Funding for the second through fifth years is not automatic.

CLOSED
Agency: NSF

Program:
Towards a Leadership-Class Computing Facility - Phase 1

TTU Notice of Intent: 5/26/2017

Agency: 7/14/2017
(Letter of Intent Due)

11/20/2017
(Full Proposal Due)

An organization may submit only one proposal but may be identified as sub-awardee on other proposals responding to this solicitation.

A total of $60,000,000 in FY 2018 will be used to fund one award, subject to the availability of funds.

CLOSED

Agency: NIH

Program:
Research Infrastructure for Centers Conducting Population Dynamics Science FY 2018 (P2C)

TTU Notice of Intent: 8/17/2017

Agency: 11/27/2017

Only one application per institution is allowed.

NICHD intends to commit $1,000,000 in FY2018 to fund 4 to 6 awards.

CLOSED
Agency: NSF

Program:
Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development

TTU Notice of Intent: 8/31/2017

Agency: 1/10/2018

Please state which track you are submitting:

Instrument Acquisition
(Track 1)

Instrument Development
(Track 2)

Three (3) as described below: 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

Yehia Mechref  & Changzi Li (Acquisition)

Daan Liang
(Development)

 

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.

CLOSED

To identify other funding opportunities, please use Community of Science.