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
November 9, 2020 NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) NSF January 13, 2021
November 18, 2020 NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program National Science Foundation February 6, 2021
January 15, 2021 NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program: FIRST Cohort (U54 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health March 1, 2021
February 5, 2021 Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) NSF April 7, 2021
February 12, 2021 USDA NIFA Equipment Grant Program USDA March 16, 2021
February 12, 2021 NSF Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support (ACCESS) June 16, 2021
February 12, 2021 NSF Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support - Coordination Office (ACCESS-ACO) June 16, 2021
February 17, 2021 DOE Chemical Upcycling of Polymers Department of Energy March 10, 2021
March 1, 2021 Massachusetts Environmental Trust FY22 Aquatic Animal conservation Grantmaking Program Massachusetts Environmental Trust May 21, 2021