Limited Submissions

Limited Submissions

Some grant and fellowship programs limit the number of proposals that may be submitted by an institution. Please see below for a list of limited submission programs and the status of the associated USA limited submission competition. The list below is not exhaustive. If you want to apply for a limited submission opportunity that is not listed below please contact Kim Littlefield, Ph.D., Asst. Vice President for guidance about obtaining institutional nomination before submission. Note if you submit a proposal to a limited submission program without institutional nomination and USA’s limit is exceeded, your proposal, and other proposal(s) submitted from the USA, will very likely be rejected without review. To prevent circumstances such as this the USA Office of RDL coordinates internal limited submission competitions.


2017 Mary Kay Foundation Research Grant Program Limited Submission Announcement

 The USA Office of Research and Economic Development announces the limited submission competition process and Notice of Intent (NOI) and pre-proposal guidelines for selection of one (1) submission - eligible nominee for the 2017 Mary Kay Foundation Research Grant Program.  This competition is open to appointees of the College of Medicine and Mitchell Cancer Institute only.

Deadlines and required documentation:

Potential applicants must submit a required Notice of Intent to submit a pre-proposal via the USA InfoReady Review platform.  The NOI must be submitted by 5:00PM on Monday December 5, 2016.

Those applicants who have submitted a NOI may submit a pre-proposal via the USA InfoReady Review Platform by 5:00PM on Thursday December 15, 2016.  

The submission eligible nominee is expected to be announced by Wednesday December 21, 2016.

The submission eligible nominee will submit a full proposal to the Foundation by February 3, 2017.   


2017 NSF EPSCoR Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-4 Research Fellows (RII Track-4) Limited Submission Announcement

The National Science Foundation has released NSF Program Solicitation 17-509 - EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-4 Research Fellows (RII Track-4).

RII Track-4 provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers. Through these visits, the EPSCoR Research Fellows will be able to learn new techniques, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and shift their research toward transformative new directions. The experience gained through the fellowship is intended to provide a foundation for research collaborations that span the recipient’s entire career. These benefits to the Fellows are also expected to in turn enhance the research capacity of their institutions and jurisdictions. PIs must hold a non-tenured faculty appointment or its close equivalent, either in the form of a pre-tenure tenure-track position or a long-term non-tenure-track position.

The following EPSCoR jurisdictions are RII-eligible for the FY 2017 RII Track-2 FEC competition: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, US Virgin Islands, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

PIs must hold a non-tenured faculty appointment, or its close equivalent. This may be in the form of a pretenure tenure-track position or a long-term, non-tenure-track position. Persons holding transitional (< 3 years) fixed-term postdoctoral appointments are not eligible for this program.
Only single-PI proposals will be considered. No co-PIs should be included on the proposal.

An institution may submit three (3) Track - 4 proposals.

As of November 29, 2016, all three slots are open.  If you would like to submit an application in response to this opportunity you must have institutional approval.  Please contact Kim Littlefield via email: kplittlefield@southalabama.edu or via telephone at 6-6628 to request submission approval.


NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) Institutional Nominee

We are pleased to announce the institutional nominee for the 2017 NSF Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) opportunity:

Dr. Alison Robertson, Asst. Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Marine Sciences.


2017 NSF Partnerships for Innovation - Building Innovation Capacity Institutional Nominees

We are pleased to announce the institutional nominees for the NSF 2017 Partnerships for Innovation - Building Innovation Capacity opportunity:

Dr. David A. Nelson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

Dr. Sam Russ, Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering


2017 NSF Major Research Instrumentation Institutional Nominees

We are pleased to announce the institutional nominees for the 2017 NSF Major Research Instrumentation opportunity.

Track 1 - Acquisition 

Drs. Dhananjay Tambe and Troy Stevens, College of Engineering, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, College of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology.

Drs. Ryan Benton and Jordan Shropshire, School of Computing, Depts. of Computer Science and Information Systems, respectively.

Track 2 - Development 

Drs. Silas Leavesley and Tom Rich, College of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, College of Medicine, Dept. of Pharmacology. 


USA Office of Research and Economic Development National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends Program Nominating Process (Continuous)

USA faculty who intend to submit a NEH Summer Stipends proposal must notify Dr. Kimberly Littlefield, Asst. Vice President Research Development and Learning via email to kplittlefield@southalabama.edu  by July 31, annually.  Institutions may nominate up to two (2) faculty applicants.  In the event that more than two applicants present notice, an internal competition will be staged to select the institutional nominees.  Applicants will be notified via email by the 1st Wednesday in August if an internal competition is necessary.  In the event that an internal competition is not necessary, the institutional nominees will be announced by the 1st Wednesday in August.  

The following supporting documentation will be required from an applicant if an internal competition is necessary:  1) a letter of support from the Department Chair, and 2) a one page summary of the project to be conducted including a description of the research to be conducted, the methods and work plan, a description of the applicant’s competencies, skills and access and the anticipated final products and dissemination plans.  Supporting documentation will be due by the 2nd Monday in August and will be reviewed and ranked by a panel of USA humanities experts.  The institutional nominees will be announced by the 2nd Friday in August. 

Please refer to the NEH Summer Stipends program guidelines for important, additional eligibility and nomination information.     

2017 NEH Guidelines and USA Institutionally approved 2017 faculty nominees:

19 August 2016 - Dr. Clair Cage - Asst. Professor, Department of History is confirmed as an institutionally-approved, eligible faculty nominee for the 2017 NEH Summer Stipend Program.

26 August 2016 - Dr. Christina Lindeman - Asst. Professor, Department Visual Arts is confirmed as an institutionally-approved, eligible faculty nominee for the 2017 NEH Summer Stipend Program.