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.

National Science Foundation EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) Limited Submission Announcement

The National Science Foundation has released Program Solicitation 17-503 - EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC).

RII Track-2 FEC builds interjurisdictional collaborative teams of EPSCoR investigators in scientific focus areas consistent with NSF priorities. Projects are investigator-driven and must include researchers from at least two RII-eligible (EPSCoR) jurisdictions. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research and education activities should seek to broaden participation through the strategic inclusion and integration of different types of individuals, institutions, and sectors throughout the project. Proposals must describe a comprehensive and integrated vision to drive discovery and build sustainable STEM capacity that exemplifies diversity of all types (individual, institutional, geographic, and disciplinary). The development of diverse early-career faculty is a critical component of this sustainable STEM capacity. For FY 2017, RII Track-2 FEC proposals are invited on a single topic: Genomes to Phenomes.

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.

A single proposal is submitted for a project. Each participating EPSCoR jurisdiction must have at least one co-PI on the project.

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 a single, submission eligible proposal.

USA Limited Submission Announcement and NOI & Pre-Proposal Submissison Guidelines

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 October 24, 2016.

Those applicants who have submitted a NOI may submit a pre-proposal via the USA InfoReady Reveiw Platform by 5:00PM on Monday November 7, 2016.  

Pre-proposals will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary reveiw panel; the submission eligible nominee is expected to be announced by Monday November 28, 2016.

The submission eligible nominee will submit a Letter of Intent to NSF, due January 10, 2017 and a full proposal to NSF by February 10, 2017.  

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

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  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.