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 24, 2015 The Mallinckrodt Grant Program Edward Mallinckrodt, JR Foundation August 1, 2015
April 24, 2015 Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation September 3, 2015
April 24, 2015 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award Brain Research Foundation July 1, 2015
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 20, 2015 Keck Foundation Science/Technology and Keck Medical Research Programs W.M. Keck Foundation

(Full Proposal)

February 15, 2016

May 23, 2014 NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) National Science Foundation August 12, 2014
June 4, 2015 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Pew Charitable Trusts November 16, 2015
June 15, 2015 National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program National Science Foundation December 22, 2015
June 16, 2015 2016 Searle Scholars Program Searle September 30, 2015

June 2015 (coordinated by Dean of CHFA)

Summer Stipends

National Endowment for the Humanities

October 1, 2015

2015 Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) National Science Foundation TBD
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)
August 2015 Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12) National Institutes of Health September 24, 2015
September 18, 2015 Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program National Science Foundation January 13, 2016
September 25, 2015 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists The New York Academy of Sciences December 2, 2015
October 7, 2014 Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) National Science Foundation December 3, 2014 (Letter of Intent)
October 9, 2015 Massachusetts Environmental Trust FY16 General Grants The Massachusetts Environmental Trust March 18, 2016
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
  USAID Higher Education Solutions Network United States Agency for International Development  
2015 TBA Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) National Science Foundation February 16, 2016