Limited Submission Awards and Grants

Foundations and federal agencies occasionally limit the number of applications or nominations an institution may submit for a specific funding program. When a call for proposals is "limited" the Office of Research Development (ORD) sends out a call for interest to the University Community. If more than the "limit" express interest, ORD uses an internal selection process to determine which application(s) will be submitted to the sponsor for funding consideration.

The Limited Submission Opportunities are listed below along with the internal deadlines. Those interested in a particular program must notify ORD by the internal deadline indicated by email to Michelle Wonsey.  

ORD and the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations make every attempt to identify Limited Submissions Opportunities and provide information on them to the University Community in a timely manner. If you have identified a Limited Submission Opportunity that is not posted on the list below please email Michelle Wonsey as soon as possible.

Deadlines Title Sponsor Sponsor Deadline
August 22, 2017 NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program NSF October 25, 2017
September 12, 2017 NSF Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES): Coordination Hub NSF November 27, 2017
September 15, 2017
If you are interested in submitting to this program please notify Michelle Wonsey (mwonsey@umass.edu) by August 15th
NSF Major Research Insturmentation Program (MRI) NSF January 10, 2018
September 15, 2017 Simons Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems Simons Foundation October 31, 2017
September 15, 2017 Simons Investigators in Math+X Investigators Program Simons Foundation October 31, 2017
September 29, 2017 2018 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists November 15, 2017
October 23, 2017 NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) NSF March 28, 2018
November 17, 2017 National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
November 30, 2017 Brain Research Foundation 2018 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Brain Research Foundation
December 1, 2017 DOE Energy Frontiers Research Center Program