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.



Dr. K.T. Hsiao, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering has been selected as the institutional nominee for this competition.  

2015 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training by supporting proposals for shared instrumentation that foster the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Each MRI proposal may request support for the acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single research instrument for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use, Development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at MRI submission-eligible organizations are encouraged. The instrument is expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period (up to three (3) years for an acquisition proposal; up to five (5) years for a development proposal.

Sponsor Program Announcement:

USA Limited Competition Announcement and Timeline

USA Limited Submission Competition Status: The USA will be submitting two (2) Track I Acquisition and one (1) Track II Development applications for the 2015 NSF MRI Competition.  The 2015 USA NSF MRI applicants are:

Track I:    Dr. John Cleary, Principal Investigator, Asst. Professor, Civil Engineering: "Acquisition of a Research Grade Subsonic Wind Tunnel" 

Drs. T. Grant Glover and Doug Haywick, Principal Investigators, Asst. Professor, Chemical Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering and Assoc. Professor Earth Sciences (respectively): "Acquisition of a Powder X-ray Diffractometer for the Characterization of both Synthetic and Naturally Occurring Crystalline Materials"

Track II:   Dr. Silas Leavesley, Principal Investigator, Assoc. Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: "Development of a High-Speed, Hyperspectral Imaging, Spinning - Disk Confocal Microscope"