Limited Submission Awards & Grants

Foundations and Federal Agencies occasionally limit the number of applications/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.

Below please find a list of Limited Submission Opportunities. If you are interested in one of these  programs, you must email Michelle Wonsey by the internal deadline stated.

ORD makes 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.

Further information on limited institutional submissions can be found in the Guidelines for Limited Institutional Submissions to Funding Programs.


Limited Submission Opportunities

Deadlines are listed by our office's Internal Deadline.

Internal Deadline

Grant Title


Sponsor Deadline

January 12, 2015

Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP)

National Science Foundation March 2, 2015
January 13, 2015 Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node) National Science Foundation April 17, 2015
January 23, 2015 David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowships for Science and Engineering The David and Lucile Packard Foundation March 16, 2015
January 16, 2014 Sawyer Seminar Program The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation March 1, 2014
February 7, 2014 Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN) National Science Foundation April 29, 2014
February 18, 2014 NIH Director's Biomedical Research Workforce Innovation Award: Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) (DP7) National Institutes of Health March 31, 2014
February 23, 2015 National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program National Science Foundation May 6, 2015
March 2, 2015 NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) National Science Foundation July 13, 2015
March 5, 2014 High Performance Computing System Acquisition: Continuing the Building of a More Inclusive Computing Environment for Science and Engineering National Science Foundation May 14, 2014
March 14, 2014

Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering

National Science Foundation May 27, 2014
April 4, 2014  NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program National Science Foundation

May 20, 2014 – Letter of Intent

June 24, 2014 – Full Proposal

April 7, 2014 Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) National Science Foundation June 17, 2014
April 10, 2014 HRSA - Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals Health Resources & Service Administration Department of Health and Human Services June 3, 2014
April 2, 2014 The Mallinckrodt Grant Program Edward Mallinckrodt, JR Foundation August 1, 2014
April 28, 2014 Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation July 16, 2014
April 28, 2014 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award Brain Research Foundation July 1, 2014
May 6, 2014 NIH Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) Awards (U01) National Institutes of Health June 26, 2014
May 14, 2014 International Research Network Connections (IRNC) National Science Foundation July 7, 2014
May 23, 2014 NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) National Science Foundation August 12, 2014
June 04, 2014 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Pew Charitable Trusts November 3, 2014
June 20, 2014 2015 Searle Scholars Program Searle September 26 2014

June 2014 (coordinated by Dean of CHFA)

Summer Stipends

National Endowment for the Humanities

September 30, 2014

July 2014 Keck Medical Research Program W. M. Keck Foundation February 15, 2014 (Full Proposal)
August 8, 2014 Simons Investigators in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems Simons Foundation October 28, 2014
August 8. 2014 Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, and Theoretical Computer Science Program Simons Foundation October 28, 2014
August 21, 2014 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Burroughs Wellcome Fund November 3, 2014
August 26, 2014 Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) National Science Foundation October 21, 2014 (Pre-Proposal)
August 27, 2014 IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers:Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) National Science Foundation October 28, 2014 (Letter of Intent)
August 28, 2014 Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships National Science Foundation December 11, 2014 (Preliminary Proposal)
September 2, 2014 Faculty Bioscholars in Bioethics The Greenwall Foundation November 3, 2014
Summer 2014 Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12) National Institutes of Health September 24, 2014
September 2015 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Microsoft Research  
September 12, 2013 Massachusetts Environmental Trust FY15 General Grants Massachusetts Environmental Trust October 11, 2013 (Letter of Inquiry)
September 19, 2014 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists The New York Academy of Sciences December 9, 2014
October 7, 2014 Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) National Science Foundation December 3, 2014 (Letter of Intent)
October 10, 2014 Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program National Science Foundation January 22, 2015
October 14, 2014 Massachusetts Environmental Trust FY16 General Grants The Massachusetts Environmental Trust March 13, 2015
November 7, 2014 Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) National Science Foundation January 20, 2015
November 7, 2014 ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) National Science Foundation October 5, 2015
November 12, 2014 Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01) National Institutes of Health January 27, 2015 [Full on 2/27/15]
November 12, 2014 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher - Scholar Award The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. February 10, 2015
December 15, 2014 National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) National Science Foundation April 3, 2015
Summer 2014 TBA Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) National Science Foundation 2014 TBA
2014 TBA Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT) National Science Foundation 2014 TBA
2014 TBA NEH Challenge Grant National Endowment for the Humanities May 1, 2014
  USAID Higher Education Solutions Network United States Agency for International Development