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Private Foundation Limited Submission Opportunities

Foundations sometimes limit the number of applications an institution may submit for a specific funding program. When a private foundation's call for proposals is "limited," Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) collaborates with Research Development (RD) to send out a call for interest to the relevant campus constituents. If more than the "limit" express interest, an internal review committee comprising faculty, Associate Deans of Research, and others — with advice from CFR — determine which application(s) would be most competitive. Nominees are selected based on the quality of the materials submitted to the review committee, and on the likelihood of being funded by the sponsor per the funder guidelines and the history of previous awardees.

Below are the current Private Foundation Limited Submission Opportunities. If you are interested in one of these programs, you must email Michelle Wonsey by the internal deadline stated in the announcement. Please note that the dates shown below may shift annually.

CFR and RD make every effort to identify Limited Submissions Opportunities and provide timely information about them. If you have identified a private foundation limited submission opportunity that is not posted on the below list, please email Liz Smith. For public opportunities like the National Science Foundation, please visit RD's Limited Submission Awards & Grants webpage. Thank you!

Sponsor Award Range Grant Title Internal Deadlinesort descending Sponsor Deadline
Pew Charitable Trust $240,000/ 4 years Biomedical Sciences Scholars Program 07/29/2016 11/01/2016
Simons Foundation $600,000/ 3 years Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems 08/15/2016 09/30/2016