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  the research development office, so it can be announced. For strategic purposes, the proposal selection process utilized by the RDO for large-scale (~$8 million or more) limited submission opportunities may differ from that outlined below.

Limited Submission Announcements

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 (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

If there is interest in an opportunity that is not listed below, interested faculty must email limited-submission@ncsu.edu 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 with a NOI 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 send it out through the funding listserv to find out if there are any other proposals in progress or any other interest. Faculty will have a very 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.

Limited Submission Process

If the number of prospective PIs expressing interest in a particular limited submission opportunity exceeds the institutional limit, an evaluation of project pre-proposals is conducted 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 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.

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

Limited Submission Process

Notification of Interest

Internal competitions for all limited submission opportunities will be restricted to faculty that have submitted a notification of interest prior to the stated deadline. The RDO will inform the Associate Deans for Research of prospective PIs when it receives a notification of interest for a limited submission opportunity. For limited submission opportunities, such as career development or research scholar award programs, that require the nomination of faculty by a department head, prospective PIs should contact their department head and seek their support prior to the submission of a notification of interest.

Submission of Internal Pre-proposals for Review

In instances where an internal competition is required, the due date for the submission of pre-proposals by prospective PIs is typically 1-2 weeks after the notification of interest deadline. Pre-proposal requirements will be provided to all PIs who submitted a notification of interest before the deadline. Pre-proposals should be submitted through InfoReady Review by the deadline stated for each limited submission opportunity. Late pre-proposals will NOT be accepted for consideration. Pre-proposals should not be processed through PINS.

Standard Internal Review Process

Reviewers of limited submission opportunities are provided with review instructions based on pre-proposal requirements. The internal review panel evaluates, comments on, and rates pre-proposals according to the agency’s review criteria. The panel usually provides their reviews within 1-2 weeks, but programs that have elicited many pre-proposals may require additional time for review. Although the RDO strives to provide prospective PIs with reviewer feedback, not all internal pre-proposal reviews produce reviewer comments. Reviewer scores and comments are compiled by the RDO and reviewed by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Infrastructure. During the pre-proposal review process, Associate Deans for Research may provide the Assistant Vice Chancellor with pertinent information that may impact the decision-making process. The Assistant Vice Chancellor forwards peer-review results, makes a recommendation, and seeks approval from the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation.

Expedited Review Process

If there is insufficient time to conduct a standard internal peer-review (e.g., when the RDO is made aware of an opportunity less than 45 days prior to the agency deadline, as described above) an expedited review process will occur. Prospective PIs may be asked to submit a pre-proposal in order to indicate their interest, and turnaround times may be very short, for both PIs and reviewers. Pre-proposal requirements and review criteria may be less substantial to accommodate quick turnaround times. Reviewers may not have time to provide comments on pre-proposals and may be internal to Office of Research and Innovation, rather than domain experts. Instructions regarding these expedited review situations are communicated through the funding listserv.

Internal Review Results

Following approval from the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, selected PIs and their college research office are notified of their status to advance from NC State. All prospective PIs are notified of their status and are provided with reviewer comments, if any. This constructive feedback enables PIs to address points raised by reviewers for the specific opportunity in hand as well as future opportunities.

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. All deadlines are by 5pm unless otherwise stated.

StatusOpportunity
Open for internal planning.

Full info about NC State's internal process can be found here.
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.

Department heads may submit a Nomination Package.
Pew Biomedical Scholars Program
Limit - 1 nominee per institution
Internal due date -Internal Nomination Package: 4/16/20, by 5:00 pm
Nomination due date - 5/18/2020
Open for internal planning.

Please submit a Notification of Interest (NOI) form
NIH Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients
Limit - 1 per organization
Internal due date - Notification of Interest: 4/30/20, by 5:00 pm
Sponsor due date - Full Application: 7/31/20
Open for internal planning.

Please submit a Notification of Interest (NOI) form.
NIAMS Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Centers
Limit - 1 per institution
Internal due date- Notification of Interest: 5/7/20, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due date - 8/11/20
Open for internal planning.

Please submit a Notification of Interest (NOI) form.
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 - 8/3/20; 8/7/20; 11/4/20; 4/22/21; 10/7/21 (depending on track, see RFP for further information)
Open for internal planning.

Please submit a Notification of Interest (NOI) form.
NIAMS Resource-based Centers for Bone, Muscle and Orthopaedic Research
Limit - 1 per institution
Internal due date- Notification of Interest: 5/7/20, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due date - 8/11/20
Open for internal planning.

Please submit a Notification of Interest (NOI) form.
NIH Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers
Limit - 1 per institution
Internal due date- Notification of Interest: 6/11/20, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due date - 9/15/20
Open for internal planning.

Please submit a Notification of Interest (NOI) form.
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 date - Notification of Interest: 6/18/20, by 5:00 pm
Sponsor due date - Full Proposal: 9/16/20
Open for internal planning.

Please submit a Notification of Interest (NOI) form.
NIH Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories for Aging Research (P30 – Clinical Trial Optional)
Limit - 1 per institution
Internal due date- Notification of Interest: 7/2/20, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due date - 10/1/20
Open for internal planning.

CROs and Core Research Facility Directors must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). Please see NC State's MRI program website for additional information.
NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program
Limit - Three; Two Track 1, One Track 2
Internal due dates - LOI: 7/23/20; Pre-Proposal: 8/13/20
Sponsor due dates - Application: 1/19/21
This opportunity is limited by college and not at the university level. Contact your college research office if interested.NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
Limit - 1 per college awarding STEM degrees
Internal due dates - Contact your college research office for information
Sponsor due dates - 4/22/20
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NIH Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (JSPTPN)
Limit - 1 per institution
Internal due date- Notification of Interest: 2/27/20, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due date - 5/26/20
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NIH Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1)
Limit - 1 per institution, per review cycle
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 2/20/20, by, 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due date - 5/27/20
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NIH Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education
Limit - 1 per institution
Internal due date- Notification of Interest: 3/5/20, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due date - 5/28/20
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.

NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)-Research Partnerships (RP) Track
Limit - 1 per institution for PFI-RP track ONLY
Internal due date - Notification of Interest: 4/2/20, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due date - Full proposal: 7/8/20
Closed. PIs Selected.
DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC)
Limit - 2 per institution as lead institution
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 11/25/19, 5:00 pm
Sponsor due dates - Pre-application: 1/16/20; Full application (by invitation only): 4/7/20
Closed. PIs Selected.USDA AFRI Education and Workforce Development - Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU)
Limit - 3 per institution
Internal due date- Notification of Interest: 1/23/20, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due date - 4/7/20
Closed. PIs Selected.USDA AFRI Education and Workforce Development - Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy
Limit - 3 per institution
Internal due date- Notification of Interest: 1/30/20, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due date - 4/28/20
Closed. PIs Selected.

American Honda Foundation Community Grants
Limit - 1 per organization/institution
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 2/27/20, by, 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due date - 5/1/20
Closed for internal planning.W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program
Limit - One Phase I application per area
Internal due dates -Concept Paper: 12/5/19, 5:00 pm
Sponsor due dates - Pre-application counseling period: 1/1/20 - 2/15/20 ; Phase I application: 5/1/20
Closed. PI Selected.

NEH Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants
Limit - 1 per organization
Internal due date- Notification of Interest: 3/19/20, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due date - 5/15/20
Closed. PIs Selected.

USDA AFRI Education and Workforce Development - Agricultural Workforce Training Grants
Limit - 3 per institution
Internal due date- Notification of Interest: 2/27/20, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due date - 5/26/20
Closed. PI Selected.Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program
Limit - 1 per institution
Internal due date- Notification of Interest: 3/19/20, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due date - 6/1/20
Closed for internal competition.Beckman Scholars Program
Limit - 1 program application per institution
Internal due date- Notification of Interest: 3/19/20, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor due date - 6/15/20
Closed for internal competition.NSF Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA)
Limit - 1 per lead institution
Internal due date- Notification of Interest: 3/16/20, by 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor letter of intent (LOI) due date - 7/8/20
Sponsor full proposal due date - 8/12/20
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.  This calendar will be continuously updated to reflect new opportunities of interest to the NC State community.  This calendar is intended to serve as a tool that will enable investigators to plan around agency deadlines.  RDO will announce all applicable NOI deadlines for these opportunities, and these deadlines will be listed above.

 


Contacts

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

Emaillimited-submission@ncsu.edu

Dr. Jon Horowitz

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

Emily Callihan, M.A.

Research Planning Manager
Emailebcallih@ncsu.edu
(V) 919.513.3955

 

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