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Limited Submission Opportunities

Extramural funding agencies often limit the number of proposals an institution can submit to a specific program. The Research Development Office (RDO) is charged with announcing such programs, managing pre-proposal competitions and selecting proposals to move forward in accord with agency requirements..

Limited Submission Announcements

The RDO strives to identify all limited submission opportunities of interest to the NC State research community, announce these opportunities via RDO’s funding newsletter and select NC State’s most competitive proposals for submission. All such opportunities are also listed in the Limited Submission Current Opportunities table. If you are aware of a limited-submission opportunity that is not posted in the table below, please email limited-submission@ncsu.edu so it can be announced. For strategic purposes, the proposal selection process RDO utilizes for large-scale (~$8 million or more) limited submission opportunities may differ from that outlined below.

Posted

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 deadlines for each opportunity identified by the RDO are listed in the table below, underneath “Current Opportunities.”

If interest in a particular opportunity exceeds the institutional limit subsequent to the Notification of Interest deadline, an internal peer review will be scheduled to determine which proposal(s) may move forward to agency submission. If an internal competition is necessary, only those faculty who complete the Notification of Interest form — linked in the table — before the deadline will be eligible to participate.

Non-Posted

If faculty identify a limited submission opportunity that is not listed below, they must email limited-submission@ncsu.edu immediately and contact their College Research Office (CRO). If the RDO is alerted more than 45 days prior to the agency deadline, the opportunity will be posted online and announced via the RDO funding newsletter with a Notification of Interest deadline as described above. If the RDO is made aware of an opportunity less than 45 days prior to the agency deadline, the RDO will initiate an expedited process in which the opportunity will be announced via a special funding newsletter and interested faculty will have a very limited amount of time to indicate their interest. If numbers of interested faculty exceed the institutional limit, an internal competition with an expedited review process will take place that will require quick turnaround times from principal investigators and pre-proposal reviewers. Should you identify an opportunity that is not listed by RDO, please contact us as soon as possible in order to avoid an expedited selection process.

Limited Submission Process

If the number of faculty interested in a particular limited-submission opportunity exceeds the institutional limit, pre-proposal packages are solicited and evaluated by an internal review panel. This review panel is assembled by the RDO and is comprised of domain experts and/or individuals knowledgeable about the specific program opportunity. Each prospective principal investigator (PI) is required to submit a pre-proposal for evaluation by this panel that is aligned with the requirements of the limited-submission opportunity. The RDO will communicate these requirements to all prospective PIs. For example, a pre-proposal may require a brief research plan that addresses matters specific to a given funding opportunity, a CV and a list of references willing to write a letter of support. Following the mandatory Notification of Interest deadline, prospective PIs will be informed no later than the next business day if an internal review is necessary.

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

Current Opportunities

Principal investigators who indicate interest will be notified of their status via email no later than the day after the internal notification deadline. All deadlines are by 5 p.m. unless stated otherwise.

StatusOpportunity
Open for internal planning.

Full info about NC State's internal process can be found on RDO's T32 webpage.
NIH NIGMS Training Grants (T32)
Limit - Institutions are limited to 1 submission per training area, per deadline; institutions are also limited to 1 active award per training area.
Internal due dates - 3 months prior to NIH deadline (1/25, 5/25, and 9/25 annually)
Sponsor due dates - Standard dates apply (1/25, 5/25, and 9/25 annually)
Open for internal planning.

Please submit an Internal Nomination Form

Blavatnik National Awards
Limit - 1 per category (1) Life Sciences, (2) Physical Sciences & Engineering, (3) Chemistry.
Internal due dates - Nomination deadline: 9/23/2021, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due dates - Nomination Deadline: 11/17/2021
Open for internal planning.

Please submit a Notification of Interest (NOI)
VentureWell Course and Program Grants Program
Limit - Two per institution
Internal due dates -Notification of interest: 9/23/2021, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due dates - Application due date: 11/3/2021
Open for internal planning.

Please submit a Notification of Interest (NOI)
Moore Inventor Fellows
Limit - 2 per institution
Internal due date - Notification of Interest: 10/7/2021, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due dates - Nomination: 11/12/2021; Full proposal: 12/13/2021
Open for internal planning.

Please submit a Notification of Interest (NOI)
NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)-Research Partnerships (RP) Track
Limit - 1 per institution for PFI-RP track ONLY
Internal due date - Notification of Interest: 10/14/21, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due date - Full proposal: 1/12/22
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interestedGreenwall Faculty Scholars Program
Limit - 1 per institution
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 8/5/21, 5:00 pm
Sponsor due dates - LOI deadline: 9/20/21; Invited proposal deadline: 1/10/22
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interestedNIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program: FIRST Cohort
Limit - 1 per institution
Internal due date - Notification of Interest: 7/29/21, 5:00 pm
Sponsor due dates - Application deadline: 9/24/21
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested
CDC NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health®
Limit - 1 per institution
Internal due date - Notification of Interest: 9/9/21, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due dates -LOI: 9/29/21; Full proposal: 10/29/21
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interestedSearle Scholars Program
Limit - 1 nominee per institution
Internal due date -Internal Nomination Package: 7/22/21, by 5:00 p.m.
Annual submission deadline - 9/30/2021
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interestedNIH Nutrition Obesity Research Centers
Limit - 1 per institution
Internal due date -Notification of Interest: 7/8/21, by 5:00 pm
Sponsor due date - Full Application: 10/20/21
Spots open. Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interestedSimons 2021 Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science
Limit - 2 per program (Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Theoretical Computer Science); 1 additional nomination in Theoretical Physics in Life Sciences
Internal due date-Nomination form: 8/12/21, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due date - 10/20/21
Closed for internal competition.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends
Limit - 2 nominations per institution
Internal due date - Notification of Interest: 6/24/21, 5:00 pm
Sponsor due dates - 9/22/21
Closed for internal competition.Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM²D Scholars Award
Limit - 1 per STEM²D discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design)
Internal due date -Notification of Interest: 9/7/21, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due dates - Application Deadline: 9/27/21
Closed. PI Selected.NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
Limit - 1 as lead
Internal due dates -7/8/2021, 5:00 pm
Sponsor due dates - 10/4/21 (LOI); 1/25/2022 (Full Proposal)
Closed. PI Selected.NSF ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)
Limit - IHEs can submit one (1) proposal to IT-Preliminary, Adaptation, OR Catalyst.  IHEs may be partners on multiple Partnership proposals in the same competition, but can be the lead organization only on one (1) Partnership proposal in the same competition.
Internal due date- Notification of Interest: 5/7/20, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due dates -11/3/20 (LOI), 11/3/21 (deadlines vary some depending on track, see RFP for further information)
Closed.NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program
Limit - Three; Two Track 1, One Track 2
Internal due dates - LOI: 7/22/21;Pre-Proposal: 8/12/21
Sponsor due dates - Application: 1/19/22
NC State is not currently eligible to apply for this program.

Contact the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations for details.
NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Traditional Grants
Limit - 1 per organization, per funding cycle
Internal due dates - N/A
Sponsor due dates - 1/1, 4/1, 7/1, 10/1 annually
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
Sponsor due dates - 7/9/19

Limited Submission Annual Calendar

Annual limited submission opportunities of broader interest to the NC State research community are included in RDO’s limited submission calendar. The calendar is continuously updated to reflect new opportunities of interest to the NC State community.  This calendar is intended to serve as a tool that enables investigators to plan around agency deadlines. RDO will announce all applicable Notification of Interest deadlines for these opportunities and list them in the table above.

Access a printable copy of the calendar here.