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.

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 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.

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, Innovation and Economic Development.

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 ORIED, 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, Innovation and Economic Development, 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.

StatusOpportunity
Closed for internal competition.NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)
Limit - 2 proposals per organization
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest 11/16/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Full Proposal: 2/1/18
Open for internal planning.

Please complete the Notification of Interest Form if interested.
Moore Inventor Fellows
Limit - 2 per institution
Internal due dates - 11/30/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Nomination deadline: 2/12/18; Application Materials: 3/5/18
Closed. PIs selected.NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Limit - 2 per organization, as lead or not
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest 10/12/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - LOI: 12/6/17; Full Proposal: 2/6/18
Closed for internal competition.This RFP has not been released yet, but is anticipated this fall.

NSF Science and Technology Center

Limit - 3 preliminary proposals per organization (from previous RFP)
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest 10/12/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Unknown at this time
Closed. PI Selected.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 - Preliminary Proposal: 11/2/17; Full Proposal: 1/11/18
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
Agency due dates - 3/28/18
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 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: 2/5/18
Closed.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
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

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 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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