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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.

Open for internal planning.

Full info about NC State's internal process can be found on RDO's T32 webpage.
NIGMS T32 Training Grants
Limit - Institutions are limited to 1 submission per training area, per deadline; institutions are also limited to 1 active award per training area.
Internal deadlines - 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.

Click here to: Submit NOI
ORAU Innovation Partnerships Program
Limit: 2
Internal NOI Due: Rolling Deadline
Application Deadline: Rolling deadline until Sept. 30, 2024; event must take place prior to Sept. 30, 2024
Open for internal planning,

Click here to: Submit NOI
NEH Summer Stipends
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal NOI Due: July 29, 2024
Full Application Deadline: Sept. 18, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST
Open for internal planning,

Click Here to: Submit NOI
Mathers Foundation 2024 Basic & Translational Research Grant
Limit: 3
Internal NOI Due: July 18, 2024
Portal Registration deadline: Sept. 20, 2024
LOI deadline: Oct. 4, 2024
Invited proposals deadline: Dec. 6, 2024
Open for internal planning

Internal deadline passed, slot still open. Please contact Limited-submission@ncsu.edu
NSF National STEM Teacher Corps Pilot Program
Limit: 1
Internal NOI Due: July 12, 2024
LOI Deadline (optional): August 20, 2024
Application Deadline: October 1, 2024
Closed

FY2025 Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research
Limit: 1
Internal NOI Due: July 11, 2024 NOON
Application Deadline: July 17, 2024
Open for internal planning

Internal deadline passed, slot still open. Please contact Limited-submission@ncsu.edu

NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)
Limit: NC State is eligible to submit one PFI-RP proposal
Internal NOI due: July 8, 2024
Application Deadline: Sept. 3, 2024
Open for internal planning

Internal deadline passed, slot still open. Please contact Limited-submission@ncsu.edu

NEH Climate Smart Humanities Organizations
Limit: 1
Internal NOI Due: July 8, 2024
Optional Draft Deadline: August 9, 2024
Application Deadline: September 18, 2024
Open for internal planning

Internal deadline passed, slot still open. Please contact Limited-submission@ncsu.edu
NSF Accelerating Research Translation (ART)
Limit: 1
Internal NOI due: June 27, 2024
Application Deadline: Sept. 18, 2024 by 5 p.m. EST
Open for internal planning.

Internal deadline passed, slot still open. Please contact Limited-submission@ncsu.edu
NIH Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants
Limit: 1
Internal NOI Due: June 17, 2024
LOI Deadline: Sept. 17, 2024
Application Deadline: 10/22/24
Open for internal planning.

Internal deadline passed, slot still open. Please contact Limited-submission@ncsu.edu

National Endowment for the Arts: Our Town
Limit: 2
Internal NOI due: June 13, 2024
Application Deadline: Aug. 8-15, 2024
Open for internal planning.

Internal deadline passed, slot still open. Please contact Limited-submission@ncsu.edu

DOE Fusion Innovation Research Engine (FIRE) Collaboratives
Limit: 4
Internal NOI Due: June 10, 2024
Pre-Application Deadline: July 9, 2024, at 5 p.m. ET
Application Deadline: August 27, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Open for internal planning.

Internal deadline passed, slot still open. Please contact Limited-submission@ncsu.edu
NEH Graduate Education in the Humanities: A National Convening
Limit: 1
Internal NOI Due: June 3, 2024
Application Deadline: August 6, 2024, 11:59 p.m. ET
Open for internal planning.

Internal deadline passed, slot still open. Please contact Limited-submission@ncsu.edu
DOE Quantum Information Science Enabled Discovery (QUANTISED 2.0) For High Energy Physics
Limit: 2
Internal NOI Due: May 20, 2024
LOI Due: June 18, 2024
Application Deadline: July 30, 2024
Closed

NSF Regional Innovation Engines
Limit:1
Internal NOI Due: May 17, 2024
LOI Deadline: June 18, 2024
Pre-proposal Deadline: August 6, 2024
Full Application Deadline: Feb. 11, 2024
Open for internal planning.

Internal deadline passed, slots still open. Please contact Limited-submission@ncsu.edu

NSF Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research
Limit: 1
Internal NOI Due: May 15, 2024
Application Deadline: Oct. 29, 2024
Closed

2024 National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Institutional Partnership Pilot (NRT-IPP) Program
Limit: Eligible R1 and non-R1 IHEs may participate in one (1) proposal as a non-lead partner.
Internal NOI Due: May 10, 2024
Application Deadline: July 22, 2024
Closed

Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal NOI Due: April 30, 2024
LOI Due: June 14, 2024
Application Deadline: July 15, 2024
Closed

NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Limit:
  • NC State is only eligible to submit Track 1 proposals as a lead institution
  • NC State may participate in only two (2) proposals per NRT competition as lead or collaborative non-lead.

Internal NOI due: March 1, 2024
Deadline for Applications: Sept. 6, 2024

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.