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

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Limited Competition: Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, ADNI (U19)

 9/2/15  9/9/15 Proposals due by 5:00pm on 10/27/15

Only one application per institution is allowed.

Application budget is limited to $12 Million in direct costs for the first year.

The maximum project period is 5 years.

OPEN

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation

Four alliance award types: LSAMP Alliances; Bridge to the Baccalaureate (B2B) Alliances; Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity; and Pre-Alliance Planning Grants

8/27/15 9/14/15

BD and Pre-Alliance Planning Proposals due 11/4/15

B2B and LSAMP Alliance Proposals due 11/20/15

Only one proposal may be submitted by an eligible institution per alliance award.

Approximately $45.6 million is expected to be available annually for new and continuing awards. The number and size of awards will vary depending upon the scope of projects and availability of funds.

OPEN

National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT)

Program Proposals are invited in two tracks: the Traineeship Track and the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track.

9/1/15 9/22/15

Letter of Intent due 12/22/15

Full Proposal due 2/22/16

Limit of two Proposals for the Traineeship Track; One for the Innovations in Graduate Education Track.

If an institution submits only one Traineeship Track proposal, it can be on either DESE or another theme. If an institution submits two Traineeship Track proposals, at least one must be a DESE proposal. In either case (DESE or non-DESE), the traineeship theme of a Traineeship Track proposal must be interdisciplinary.

NRT Traineeship Track Awards (10 Anticipated) are expected to be up to five years in duration with a budget up to $3,000,000.

NRT IGE Track Awards (14-20 anticipated) are expected to be up to 2-3 years in duration with a budget between $300,000 and $500,000.

OPEN

Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and National Institute of Health (NIH)

Limited Competition for the Renewal of the National Cell Repository of Alzheimer's Disease (NCRAD) (U24)

9/1/15 9/16/15

LOI due 12/25/15

Cycle I due 5:00pm CST 1/25/16

Only one application per institution is allowed.

Direct costs should not exceed $900,000. The maximum period of support may be no more than five years.

OPEN

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Two Areas: (1) Instrument Acquisition; and (2) Development

9/29/15 10/20/15

Full Proposal Due 5:00pm CST on 1/22/16

There is a limit of three (3) proposals per organization – if three are submitted, no more than two (2) proposals may be submitted for Instrument Acquisition.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $75,000,000

Up to $30,000,000 of these funds will be available to support proposals requesting $1-4 million from NSF.

OPEN
             

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Worker Training Program (WTP) Ebola Biosafety and Infectious Disease Response Training (UH4) Grant 8/24/15 9/14/15

LOI due 9/21/15

Proposal due by 5:00pm CST 10/21/15

Only one application per institution is allowed.

Award Ceiling $500,000

CLOSED

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure

Three categories: Network Coordination Office (NCO); Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (SimCenter); and Post-Disaster, Rapid Response Research (RAPID) Facility

8/24/15 9/9/15

LOI due 10/16/15

Full Proposal due 11/4/15

An academic institution may submit up to two proposals as the lead institution, but may not submit more than one proposal as the lead institution in any one of the three proposal categories.

An estimated funding amount of $19,100,000 is estimated total for up to five years for up to three awards.

For the RAPID Facility Awardee, a one-time budget increase of up to $1,200,000 in year two will be available for new equipment acquisition and commissioning, contingent upon the outcome of the year one merit review and NSF approval.

CLOSED

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Alzheimer's Disease Core Centers (P30)

 

 8/19/15  8/26/15 LOI due 9/6/15

Application due by 5:00pm CST 10/6/15

Only one application per institution is allowed.

Estimated total program Funding: $16,000,000

Award Ceiling: $900,000

 CLOSED

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards 8/12/15 8/20/15

Application due by 3pm CST on 10/13/2015

The limit of applicants for Texas Tech University is 10.

Applicants may request a total of $200,000 for a period of up to 24 months, inclusive of both direct and indirect costs.

CLOSED

Weiman Gao (PI), TIEHH

Kamaleshwar Singh (PI), TIEHH

Degeng Wang (PI), TIEHH

Burak Aksak (PI), Mechanical Engineering

Rajesh Khare (PI), Chemical Engineering

Changzhi Li (PI), Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mary Murimi (PI), Nutritional Sciences

Shaikh Rahman (PI), Nutritional Sciences

Siva Vanapalli (PI), Chemical Engineering

Carla Lacerda (PI), Chemical Engineering

Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and National Institute of Health (NIH)

Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54) Grant 8/6/15 8/20/15

Application due by 5pm CST on 9/25/15

Only one application per institution is allowed.

Award budgets are limited to between $3,000,000 and $7,500,000 in direct costs. Within that range, support is limited to 2.5% of total institutional NIH funding in the fiscal year prior to the time of application. The project period is limited to five years.

CLOSED

Department of Health and Human Services (H&HS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (T42) Grant 8/11/15 8/25/15

Letter of Intent due 10/2/2015

Full Application due by 5pm EST on 12/3/2015

Only one application per institution is allowed.

An applicant may request up to $1.8 million each year in total costs.

CLOSED

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

Core Facilities Support Awards 8/12/15 8/20/15

Application due by 3pm CST on 10/13/2015

An institution may submit only 1 new or resubmission under the RFA during this funding cycle.

The maximum duration for this award mechanism is 5 years. Applicants may request a maximum of $3,000,000 in total costs for the first 2 years and up to $1,000,000 in total costs for each subsequent year.

CLOSED

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) & National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Nanomaterials Health Implications Research (NIHR): Comprehensive Evaluation of Interactions between Engineered Nanomaterials and Biological System (U01) 8/04/15 8/25/15

Letter of Intent due 10/30/15

Full Proposal due 11/30/2015

Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIH intends to fund 5-6 awards corresponding to a total of $3,000,000 for fiscal year 2016.

Budgets are limited to $300,000 direct costs. The maximum project period is 5 years.

CLOSED

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and National Institutes of Health

Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30) 7/23/15 8/10/15

Letter of Intent due 9/21/15

Full Proposal due 10/21/15

Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIH intends to commit approximately $3.1 million in FY 2016 to fund 3 awards and approximately $1 million in FY 2017 to fund 1 award.

Applications are limited to $800,000 in annual direct costs.

CLOSED

National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Career Development Programs in Diabetes Research for Pediatric Endocrinologists (K-12) 7/20/15 8/10/15

12/2/15

Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIDDK intends to commit approximately $2.5 million in support of 4-5 awards in FY 2016.

CLOSED

Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)

Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant Program 7/13/15 7/28/15

12/14/15

Only one application may be submitted in a given year from each institution.

The grant provides $50,000 a year for two years. The second year of funding is contingent on satisfactory review of a first year progress report.

CLOSED

National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Science Foundation Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP) 7/14/15 7/28/15

Preliminary Proposal 9/16/15

Full proposal 2/22/16

A single organization may submit a maximum of three preliminary proposals as the lead institution. Full proposals are to be submitted only when invited by NSF, and no more than two invitations will be issued to a single organization.

Estimated Number of Awards: 2 to 4

Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000,000 to $30,000,000

CLOSED

National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)

Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13) 7/6/15 7/20/15

11/17/15

Only one application per institution is allowed.

Applicants may request direct costs of up to $30,000 per year for up to three years. Facilities & Administrative costs are not allowed costs.

CLOSED

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) 7/8/15 7/23/15

9/22/15

An institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college (i.e. Engineering, Arts & Sciences, etc.) that awards degrees in an eligible field.

Estimated Number of Awards: 60 to 80. Anticipated Funding Amount: $50,000,000 to $70,000,000.

CLOSED

Tim Dallas (PI), Electrical and Computer Engineering

National Endowment for the Arts

Our Town 6/18/15 7/6/15 9/21/15

An organization may submit as a lead applicant two applications to Our Town.

Grants are expected to be awarded at set levels ranging from $25,000 to $200,000. All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1.

CLOSED

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30) 6/18/15 7/6/15 10/9/15

Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIAMS intends to commit up to $2 million in FY 2016 to fund a maximum of four awards. Application budgets are limited to $500,000 direct costs per year.

CLOSED

American Heart Association

Summer 2015 Go Red For Women Research Network 6/18/15 7/6/15

Letter of Intent – 8/31/15

Full Proposal -11/17/15

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 indeed participate in another Center's application.

Total amount requested per Center, including 10% indirect costs, annually may not exceed approximately $3.7 million for the 4-year award.

CLOSED

Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health

NIMHD Endowment Program for Increasing Research and Institutional Resources Capacity (S21) 6/24/15 7/8/15

9/4/15

Only one application per institution is allowed.

Applicant institutions may only request up to $2,000,000 in direct costs. Indirect costs will not be provided. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. Maximum project period is five years.

CLOSED

Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health

Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19) 6/29/15 7/13/15

10/2/15

Only one application per institution is allowed.

Application budgets are limited to $900,000 in direct costs per year (excluding consortium F&A costs) and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

CLOSED

NSF

Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

Prior Solicitation archived and replaced with above link.

6/24/15

7/8/15 9/10/15

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.

Anticipated funding amount: $4,500,000

CLOSED

James Cokendolpher (PI), Museum of Texas Tech University

DHHS

NIH

NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research focused on Precision Medicine (U54) Grant 6/10/15 6/24/15  9/17/15 

Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIMHD intends to commit $6,000,000 in FY 2016 to fund 3 awards. Application budgets are limited to $1,500,000 in direct costs annually, excluding consortium/contractual costs.

CLOSED

NIH

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12) 6/10/15 6/24/15 9/24/15 

Only one application per institution is allowed.

Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum period is five years.

CLOSED

DHHS

NIH

Building Population Health Research Capacity in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (U24)

6/11/15

6/25/15 12/9/15

Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIMHD intends to commit $1.35M in FY 2016 to fund 2-3 awards.

CLOSED

NIH

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Bridges to the Doctorate (R25) 6/11/15 6/25/15  9/25/15 

Only one application per institution is allowed.

Application budgets are limited to $250,000 direct costs per year. The maximum project period is five years.

CLOSED

NSF

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

6/4/15

Please see NOTE

6/18/15 11/2/15

Three Site proposals may be submitted per competition by a U.S. academic institution, including a College/Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer and/or Information Science as the lead institution. Please note that two proposals may have an engineering focus and one proposal may have a computer and/or information science focus.

NOTE: Please indicate in your NOI whether you intend to submit with an engineering focus or a computer/information science focus.

The maximum total request for a Site is $600,000 for a duration of up to three years. Supplements are limited to a maximum of $10,000 per teacher for a duration of one year.

CLOSED

W.M. Keck Foundation

Research Program (Science/Engineering & Medical Research that is distinctive and novel in its approach, questions the prevailing paradigm, or has the potential to break open new territory in the field)

5/12/15

5/19/15

11/1/15

Pre-application Counseling Period takes place between 7/1/15 and  8/15/15 and will be coordinated through Institutional Advancement

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.

NOTE: Please indicate to which area you intend to submit – Medical Research or Science and Engineering.

Historically, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million and are typically $2 Million or less.

CLOSED, IN COMPETITION

NIH

NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30)

5/13/15

5/27/15 10/9/15

Only one application per institution is allowed.

Application budgets are limited to $500K direct costs per year.

CLOSED

NIH

Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award (K12)

5/13/15

5/27/15 10/12/15

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.

CLOSED

NSF

Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)

5/13/15

5/27/15 10/16/15

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: approximately $10,000,000 total amount available across all awards in this program for FY2014, pending availability of funds.

CLOSED

NSF

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)

5/6/16

5/20/15

Letter of Intent: 8/5/15

Full Proposal: 10/5/15

An organization may serve as sole submitting institution or as lead institution of a collaborative project on only one submission per competition, regardless of track, but may serve as the non-lead institution of a collaborative project more than once per competition.

Regardless of which track is selected, the maximum total award size will be $500,000 in funding, with the average total award size expected to be in the $300,000 to $350,000 range.

CLOSED

Harold Gurrola and Callum Hetherington (PIs), Geosciences

Brain Research Foundation

Scientific Innovations Award

5/5/15

5/19/15

Letter of Intent: 7/1/15

Invited Full Proposal: 10/1/15

BRF will only accept one LOI per institution.

Each total award is limited to $150,000 (direct costs) for a two year grant period from the specified dates only.

CLOSED

NSF

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers Institutional Transformation Award (IT)

4/22/15

5/6/15

Letter of Intent:

11/5/15

Full Proposal:

1/20/16

 

One proposal per eligible organization for Institutional Transformation.

NSF expects to make: Approximately five (5) Institutional Transformation five-year awards at various award sizes.

CLOSED

Audra Morse (PI), Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering

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