Some funding agencies limit the number of proposals an institution may submit to a specific program. The Research Development Office (RDO) is charged with managing these programs internally to ensure compliance with agency requirement. The RDO attempts to identify all limited submission opportunities of interest to the NC State research community and coordinates the submission process with the colleges. These opportunities are announced in the table below and through the funding listserv. The RDO’s goals are (1) to identify and announce limited submission opportunities in a timely manner and (2) select NC State’s most competitive proposals if their numbers exceed limits imposed by the funding agency. If you are aware of a limited submission opportunity that is not posted below, please contact Marie Grubbs in the RDO, so it can be announced.

Posted Limited Submission Announcements

Faculty are required to notify the RDO in a timely manner that they are interested in a particular limited submission opportunity before beginning work on a proposal. Notification of Interest (NOI) deadlines for each opportunity identified by the RDO are listed below.

If interest in a particular opportunity exceeds the institutional limit subsequent to the NOI deadline, an internal peer review will be scheduled to determine which proposal(s) may move forward to agency submission. Only those faculty who fill out the linked NOI form before the deadline will be eligible to take part in an internal competition, if one is necessary.

Non-Posted Limited Submission Announcements

If there is interest in an opportunity that is not listed below, interested faculty must email Marie Grubbs in the RDO immediately and contact their College Research Office (CRO).  Failure to notify the RDO and CRO increases the probability that faculty will begin work on proposals that will not be allowed to move forward.

If the RDO is alerted more than 45 days prior to the agency deadline, the opportunity will be posted online and announced through the funding listserv. If the RDO is made aware of an opportunity less than 45 days prior to the agency deadline, the RDO will contact all College Research Offices via email to determine if there is additional interest among the research community in that opportunity. Colleges will have a limited amount of time to respond to this email that will depend on the agency deadline. If the number of interested faculty exceeds the institutional limit, an internal competition with an expedited review process will take place, requiring quick turnaround times both from both PIs and reviewers. Please contact the RDO as soon as possible in order to avoid this situation.

Current Opportunities

Note: PIs who indicate interest will be notified of their status via email no later than the day after the internal notification deadline.

StatusOpportunity
Closed. NC State has an active award and is ineligible to reapply until 2022.NIH Science Education Partnership Award (NIH SEPA)
Limit - 1 application per institution, 1 award per institution
Internal due dates - N/A
Agency due dates - 11/20/17
Closed for internal competition.Simons Foundation Math+X Investigators
Limit - 1 per institution
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 9/21/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Nomination Deadline: 10/31/17
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.Simons Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS)
Limit - 2 per institution
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 9/21/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Nomination Deadline: 10/31/17
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM²D Scholars Award
Limit - 1 per STEM2D discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, or Design)
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 9/21/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Application Deadline: 10/31/17
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NSF Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)
Limit - 3 per organization, as lead
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 9/14/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - 11/20/17
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub
Limit - 1 per organization, as lead
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 9/14/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - 11/27/17
Closed. PIs selected.NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)
Limit - 2 per institution
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 7/21/17, 4:00 pm
Agency due dates - LOI: 8/22/17; Full Application: 9/22/17
Closed. Nominees selected.Life Sciences, Chemistry, and Biomedical Research Scholar and Grant Programs
Limit - 1 per Program
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 6/22/17, 5:00 pm
Program due dates
Mallinckrodt Foundation Grants application: 8/1/17
Searle Scholars Program application: 9/29/17
Pew Biomedical Scholars application: 10/23/17
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites
Limit - Three Site proposals may be submitted per competition by a U.S. academic institution, including a College/Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer and/or Information Science as the lead institution. No more than two of the three proposals may have an engineering focus and only one of the three proposals may have a computer and/or information science focus.
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 7/27/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Full Proposal: 10/10/17
Open for internal planning. Complete Notification of Interest Form if interested.NSF CISE Infrastructure
Limit - 3 Institutional Infrastructure proposals (No limit on Community Infrastructure)
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 10/19/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - 1/11/18
Closed for internal competition.NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program
Limit - 2 per institution, whether as lead or as partner
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest 8/17/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Full Application: 10/27/17
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NIH Research Infrastructure for Centers Conducting Population Dynamics Science FY 2018 (P2C)
Limit - 1 per organization
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 8/17/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - LOI: 10/27/17; Full Application: 11/27/17
Closed. Applicants selected.Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program
Limit - 2 per institution
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 8/31/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Nomination deadline: 11/1/17
Closed for internal competition.NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program
Limit - Three; if three proposals are submitted, at least one proposal must be for instrument development (Track 2).
Internal due dates - LOI: 7/20/17, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates - Application: 1/10/18
Closed for internal competition.NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Limit - 3 per institution, as lead
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 8/24/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Full Proposal: 11/6/17
Physical Sciences & Engineering and Chemistry categories closed. Nominees selected.

Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested in the Life Sciences category.
Blavatnik National Awards
Limit - 1 per category
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 9/7/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Nomination Deadline: 11/15/17

Limited Submission Calendar

Limited submission opportunities are now listed on the RDO calendar.

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Items in red are limited submission deadlines, both internal and from funding agencies. Items in grey are internal ORIED Seed Funding deadlines. You can click on any of these items to see more information. You can also add any of these items to your personal calendar.

To subscribe to this calendar with your Google Apps @ NC State account:

Log in to your Google Calendar at http://gcal.ncsu.edu.
Under Other Calendars in the left column, at the bottom click Add by URL, and then:
To add the Research Development Calendar (internal seed funding) paste this URL into the box.
To add the Limited Submission Calendar paste this URL into the box.
Click Add Calendar.
Under Other Calendars in the left column, you will see the newly added NCSU Research Development Calendar.

Alternately, you may:

Click on the Google Calendar image in the lower right corner of the calendar.
Respond Yes, to the box asking whether you want to add it to your list of calendars.


Limited Submission Process

If the number of prospective PIs who express interest exceeds the institutional limit, an internal review is conducted. In this case, each PI is required to submit an internal pre-proposal for evaluation by a panel of faculty peers. Interested parties will be notified the next business day following the mandatory notification of interest due date if an internal review is necessary.

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The diagram and text below describe the limited submission process in detail.

Limited Submission Process

PI preparation
Notify your associate dean for research, department head, and college research administrator of your intent to participate, or, for award programs, of your interest in being considered for nomination. Check for additional college deadlines. Some colleges set additional deadlines for review of internal pre-proposals prior to submission for university-wide internal review.

Submission of internal pre-proposals for review
Pre-proposals must be submitted to limited-submission@ncsu.edu by the internal pre-proposal deadline. Late pre-proposals will NOT be accepted.

Internal pre-proposal preparation and requirements
If an internal review is necessary, you will be sent a link to internal pre-proposal specifications. Pre-proposals do not need to be processed through PINS.

Standard internal review process
The internal review panel evaluates, comments on, and ranks the pre-proposals according to the sponsor’s review criteria. The panel usually provides their reviews within a week, but programs with many internal pre-proposals may require additional time. Some reviews are based solely on written pre-proposals, while others require a presentation to the review panel in addition to the written pre-proposal. This affords each presenter the opportunity to answer reviewers’ questions prior to the selection. It also allows reviewers to clarify information directly from the PIs.

Internal review results
Following approval from the Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development, PIs are notified of their status to advance from NC State. Reviewer comments provided to all each submitting PI. This constructive feedback is provided to allow selected PIs to address reviewers comments for the selected and future opportunities.
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Limited Submission Contacts

If you have any questions or concerns about a limited submission proposal, please contact:

Marie Grubbs

Research Planning Manager, Limited Submissions Coordinator
Emaillimited-submission@ncsu.edu or marie_grubbs@ncsu.edu
(V) 919.513.3955

Dr. Jon Horowitz

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Infrastructure
Emailjmhorowi@ncsu.edu
(V) 919.515.4479

 

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