Texas Tech University

Limited Submissions

Limited Submission Notices of Intent are now submitted through Competition Space. To submit your notice, go to https://ttu.infoready4.com and click on “Limited Submission Notice of Intent.” Click the “Apply” button and login through the “Texas Tech University Login” option. You will use your eRaider login. Fill in the necessary information on the application form. Once your application is completed, click on “Submit.”

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 https://ttu.infoready4.com 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.

Limited Submission Notices of Intent are now submitted through Competition Space. To submit your notice, go to https://ttu.infoready4.com and click on "Limited Submission Notice of Intent." Click the "Apply" button and login through the "Texas Tech University Login" option. You will use your eRaider login. Fill in the necessary information on the application form. Once your application is completed, click on "Submit."

NO Competition:

  1. Identify desired submission opportunity
  2. Submit NOI to ORD by TTU Notice of Intent Deadline
  3. If less NOIs submitted than required, ORD notifies PI to move forward with full proposal

Competition:

  1. Identify desired submission opportunity
  2. Submit NOI to ORD by TTU Notice of Intent Deadline
  3. If more NOIs submitted than requires, ORD 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&I 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.

Office of Research Development

Limited Submission Not Listed on Website

The Office of Research Development Team (ORD) identifies limited submission funding opportunities through internet searches, web services and historical opportunities. However, despite the best efforts of ORD, 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 should indicate this on their Notice of Intent application and provide a link to the program announcement in the text box provided on the Limited Submission Notice of Intent application form on the Competition Space website: https://ttu.infoready4.com/.

NOTE: Failure to follow these guidelines may result in disqualification of an applicant for the relevant grant competition.

Once notification is received, ORD 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 Notice of Intent Agency Deadline Specific Limitation Status
NSF
Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI)
9/16/20

1/19/21

The number of MRI proposal submissions allowed per institution continues to be a maximum of three, but is now based on the dollar value of the amount requested from NSF; no more than two submissions are permitted in a newly-defined Track 1 (Track 1 proposals are those requesting from NSF $100,000[1] to less than $1 million) and no more than one submission is permitted in a newly defined Track 2 (Track 2 proposals are those requesting from NSF $1 million up to and including $4 million). Proposal submissions within the two tracks may be either for acquisition or development of a research instrument. NSF strongly values MRI proposals that seek to develop next-generation research instruments that open new frontiers of research. As a result the MRI program seeks to support development proposals in numbers (i.e., up to 1/3 of awards) consistent with recent competitions, depending on the numbers and quality of the proposals.

CLOSED
NSF National Science Research Traineeship (NRT) Program 9/30/20

LOI: 11/25/20-12/6/20

Agency Deadline: 
2/6/21

An eligible organization may participate in two proposals per competition. Participation includes serving as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee on any proposal.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $45,000,000

NRT Awards (14-15 anticipated each year) are expected to be up to five (5) years in duration with a total budget up to $3,000,000.

OPEN
NSF Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research 9/16/20

12/3/20

An organization may submit only one proposal but may be a subawardee on other proposals responding to this solicitation.

Estimated Number of Awards: 2

The length of the award may vary depending on the type of resource funded. However, in most cases, it is expected to be up to 5 years. The details are described in the section entitled Program Requirements and should be carefully considered.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,000,000

per award. A total of $10,000,000 is available for this solicitation, subject to the availability of funds. It is anticipated that 1-2 awards will be made at up to $5,000,000 per award for up to five years.

 CLOSED
CPRIT High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards (HIHR) 9/30/20

1/27/21

CPRIT is imposing a limit of 5 applications from an academic research institution. 

Applicants may request a total of $250,000 for a period of up to 24 months (2 years), inclusive of both direct and indirect costs. 

 

CLOSED
NSF National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes  9/28/20

12/4/20

An organization may submit no more than two proposals to this solicitation as lead institution.

Estimated Number of Awards: 8

Anticipated Funding Amount: $128,000,000 to $160,000,000

 OPEN
USDA Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grant Programs (HSI) 9/30/20

Regular: January26, 2021; Collaboration: January 27, 2021; Conference: January 28, 2021 (5:00 P.M. Eastern)

For FY 2020 and FY 2021, an institution may not submit more than two Collaboration, and two Conference applications to this program, as a lead institution. There is no limit on the number of Regular applications to be submitted by an institution.

Grant Duration: 48 Months - Regular and Collaboration 36 Months - Conference Anticipated # of Awards: Regular – Open; Collaboration – 2-4; Conference – 2 Maximum Award Amount: Regular - $250,000; Collaboration - $1,000,000; Conference - $50,000.

OPEN
CPRIT Clinical Trials Network Award (CTNA) 10/01/20

1/27/21


Solicits applications from institutions to establish or enhance core facilities (laboratory, clinical, population-based, or computer-based) that will directly support cancer research programs to advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer or improve quality of life for patients with and survivors of cancer. Institutions may submit 2 applications provided that 1 exclusively supports childhood cancer research.

OPEN
USDA WAMS Program Code Name: Women and Minorities in STEM 10/01/20

1/21/21

Each eligible, individual institution, independent branch campus, and branch institution of a State system may submit one application as an individual institution each FY.

Grant Duration: 24-36 Months  Anticipated # of Awards/Fiscal Year: 4 Maximum Award Amount: $100,000

 OPEN
Call for Nominations: 2021 Moore Inventor Fellows Moore Inventor Fellows 10/8/20

Basic Nominee Information: 11/16/20

Agency Deadline: 11/14/20

Up to two nominations per institution. Fellows will receive funding for three years at a level of $200,000 per year from the Moore Foundation. In addition to funds for the fellow, the foundation will provide $25,000 each year to the institution to cover costs associated with administering the grant award, resulting in a total three-year award of $675,000. Host institutions are required to contribute $50,000 in annual support of the inventor's work.  

 OPEN
NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) 10/21/20

1/13/21

There is no limit on the number of PFI-TT proposals an organization may submit to a deadline of this solicitation. However, an organization may not submit more than one (1) new or resubmitted PFI-RP proposal to a deadline of this solicitation.

PFI-TT projects will be funded for up to $250,000 for 18-24 months per award; approximately 40-50 awards are anticipated. PFI-RP projects will be funded for up to $550,000 for 36 months. Approximately 10-15 awards are anticipated.

OPEN
NSF Ethical and Responsible Research 10/26/20

2/22/21

Only one proposal may be submitted by an eligible organization. Estimated total annual funding amount is $3,550,000 subject to the availability of funds. The maximum amount for 5-year awards is $600,000 (including indirect costs) and the maximum amount for 3-year awards is $400,000 (including indirect costs). The average award is $275,000.

OPEN
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program  8/21/20

 11/4/20

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

Estimated Number of Awards: 6 to 10

IGE Awards (6 to 10 anticipated in FY 2021) are expected to be up to three (3) years in duration with a total budget between $300,000 and $500,000. The estimated number of awards and the anticipated funding amount listed above are for FY 2021. The number of awards and funding level in FY 2022 and FY 2023 are anticipated to be similar to FY 2021. Funding amounts depend on availability of funds.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000,000

Estimated Number of Awards: One award is anticipated.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $500,000 in year one; remaining funds disbursed in years 2-5. The maximum award amount is $1,000,000 for five years.

 CLOSED
NSF

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
NSF INCLUDES Alliances

LOI : 10/05/2020

NOI: 8/31/20

1/26/21

An organization may serve as a lead organization on only one proposal. Proposals that exceed the organizational limit (beyond the first submission based on timestamp) will be returned without review. No exceptions will be made. 

 CLOSED

Jesse Mendez (PI)

NSF Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)  8/31/20

11/20/20

Alliances: Only one proposal may be submitted by an eligible (lead) institution. Alliances may hold only one active alliance award at a time. 

Estimated Number of Awards: 13

Up to 8 new awards in FY2021 and up to 13 new awards in FY2022. FY2022 estimate includes BD. Subject to number of proposal submissions and availability of funds.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000,000

CLOSED

Raegan Higgins (PI)

CPRIT Research Training Awards 8/31/20

7/8/20-10/28/20

An institution may submit only 1 new or renewal application under this RFA during this funding cycle. 

Supports applications for integrated institutional research training programs to support promising individuals who seek specialized training in the area of cancer research. Successful applicant institutions are expected to provide trainees with broad access to research opportunities across disciplinary lines and to maintain high standards for intellectual rigor and creativity.

Award: Up to $800,000 per year in total costs
Maximum duration: 5 years.

CLOSED 
CPRIT Core Facility Support Awards 8/26/20

1/27/21

 An institution may submit only 1 application (1 new, 1 renewal, or 1 resubmission) 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, renewal, or resubmission). 

The maximum duration for this award mechanism is 5 years. Applicants may request a maximum of $4,000,000 in total costs.

CLOSED
NSF Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) 7/30/20

10/9/20

Limit on Number of Propsals per Organization: 1 Only one Thematic Collections Networks (TCN) proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization. Estimated Number of Awards is 4 to 12 with anticipated funding Amount: $10,000,000. CLOSED
NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) 8/1/20

9/16/20

For Track 1 (Building Capacity), an eligible institution may submit only one proposal. The award limit and duration for Track 1 are up to $2,500,000 over a period of up to 5 years.

CLOSED

Jaclyn Canas-Carrell (PI)

Department of Defense (DOD) Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions Equipment/Instrumentation 7/27/20

 8/28/20

No more than three (3) applications are allowed per institution. If more than three otherwise eligible applications are received from a given HBCU/MI, the institution will be required to withdraw all but three.

An application may request DoD funding ranging in the aggregate from $100,000 to $600,000. 

All awards will have a performance period of 12 months.

 CLOSED

Sangsik Kim (PI)

NIH NIH Director's Early Independence Awards 6/25/20 9/4/20 Only up to two applications per institution are allowed. Awards will be for up to $250,000 in direct costs per year, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs. The project period is limited to five years CLOSED
NIH  Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) (U54 Clinical Trials Optional)  4/29/20 7/15/20 Only one application per institution. Applicants must focus on basic biomedical, behavioral, and/or clinical research areas. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.   CLOSED
DOD FY20 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA 5/21/20 6/29/20 Limited to one Concept Paper and one Full Application for each Subtopic Area Identified. 

CLOSED

Sheima Khatib (PI)

NIH NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 6/5/20

 7/14/20

Only one application per institution is allowed on each due date.

The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

NIGMS intends to commit an estimated total of $2,000,000 per fiscal year for new awards.

The SEPA project period is 5 years.

 CLOSED

Yuanlin Zhang (PI)

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr Foundation Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr Foundation 6/22/20

8/1/20

Mallinckrodt Scholars are those selected from 30 institutions around the country. Each institution is invited to submit two candidates. From these nominations, four are chosen for direct interviews in St Louis. From among these, one to two are chosen to be the Mallinckrodt Scholar. These individuals receive $100,000 annually for four years.

Mallinckrodt Grants are competitively provided to investigators based on their proposals, selected from applicants on an annual basis. These awards are usually $60,000 per year for three years, provided an annual progress report is submitted and approved. Only two candidates from any institution are considered per cycle. From six to eight are chosen each cycle.

CLOSED

Andrew Shin (PI)

Brain Research Foundation Brain Research Foundation 2021 Scientific Innovations Award 4/30/2020

LOI

6/25/2020

One senior faculty member may submit a Letter of Intent for the 2021 Scientific Innovations Award (SIA).

To be eligible, the nominee must be a full-time associate professor/full professor working in the area of neuroscience and brain function in health and disease.

Current major NIH or other peer-reviewed funding is preferred but evidence of such funding in the past three years is essential. The grant period is for two years totaling $150,000.

CLOSED
NIH Food and Agriculture Service Learning Center Program 5/04/20

6/04/20

Duplicate or multiple submissions are not allowed. Anticipated number of awards is approximately 4 for FY2020. Maximum award amount is $225,000 for up to 2 years. CLOSED
DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers   12/05/2020 Pre-Application Deadline:
1/16/2020

Agency Deadline: 4/07/2020

An entity may not submit more than two applications as the lead organization.

DOE anticipates that award sizes will range from $2,000,000 per year to $4,000,000 per year for up to 4 years for each award

CLOSED

Nimmagadda Sandeep (PI)

Gerri Botte (PI)

 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 2020 College Readiness and Success Models Intent to apply deadline 3/13/2020 4/13/2020  The total available funding for the 2020 College Readiness and Success Models (CRSM-2020) is up to $1,500,000.

The THECB anticipates up to 10 awards depending on quality of applications and availability of funding.

Based upon the prescribed services outlined in this RFA, eligible Applicants may submit only one (1) application per university or community college district.

CLOSED

Michelle Kiser (PI)

NEA Grants for Arts Projects  3/27/2020 7/9/2020  An organization may submit only one application under these FY 2021 Grants for Arts Projects guidelines. CLOSED

Kelsie Jackson

USDA Education and Workforce Development Program: Agricultural Workforce Training Grants 3/10/2020
 
 Please reference RFA for deadlines Any single institution may submit a maximum of three grant applications; limit of one award per lead institution.

Budgets, including indirect costs, for Standard Grants and Strengthening Standard Grants must not exceed $500,000 total per project for project periods of up to five years

CLOSED

REEU Naima Moustaid-Moussa (PI) 

 NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) 4/29/2020 7/28/2020 There is no limit on the number of PFI-TT proposals an organization may submit to a deadline of this solicitation. However, an organization may not submit more than one (1) new or resubmitted PFI-RP proposal to a deadline of this solicitation. This eligibility constraint will be strictly enforced.

Estimated Number of Awards: The budget for PFI-TT proposals is up to $250,000 for 18-24 months per award; approximately 40-50 awards are anticipated.

The budget for PFI-RP proposals is up to $550,000 for 36 months.

Approximately 10-15 awards are anticipated.

CLOSED

Suhas Pol (PI)

USDA Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)  1/09/2020 2/24/2020  Each eligible, individual institution, independent branch campus, and branch institution of a State system may submit one application as an individual institution each FY.

The anticipated amount available for WAMS in FY2020 and FY2021 is approximately $400,000.

CLOSED
USDA Education and Workforce Development Program: Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy  2/17/2020  4/28/2020 Any single institution may submit a maximum of three grant applications; limit of one award per lead institution.

Budgets, including indirect costs, for Standard Grants and Strengthening Standard Grants must not exceed $300,000 total per project for project periods of up to four years.

CLOSED
The Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award 2/10/2020 Nominations Due: 3/04/2020

Full Proposals Due:
5/06/2020

Institutions may submit one nominee to the 2020 New Innovator Award program.

Amount per Award: Up to $150,000/year for up to three years. Matching funds are NOT required, however, matching is encouraged to broaden the scope of the program, and, if available, should be reflected in the budget. Lack of matching funds will not influence the review of the application.

Estimated Number of Awards: Up to ten (10) awards.

Anticipated Award Duration: Up to 36 months

CLOSED

Matthew Siebcker (PI)

NEH NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations 4/24/2020 5/11/2020 Organizations are limited to one application under this call, but additional applications can come from independently operating sub-components.

CLOSED

Travis Snyder (PI)

NIH Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)  2/13/2020  5/25/2020 Only one application per institution per review cycle is allowed.
NIGMS anticipates supporting no more than 4-6 awards.

While applications may request research program budgets of up to $1.5 million direct costs per year, it is anticipated that most awards will be between $700,000-$900,000 direct costs

CLOSED

Xiaomei Shu (PI)

NIH Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE) (T32)  2/27/2020 5/21/2020  Only one application per institution per review cycle is allowed.

The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. NIGMS expects to fund programs at or below 20 trainees, as appropriate to the institutional capabilities.

The maximum project period is 5 years.

CLOSED

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