Limited Submissions

Granting agencies may impose a limit on the number of proposals submitted to a funding opportunity by an institution. In these cases, the Office of Research and Innovation (VCRI) is responsible for the campus competition. Selection may be made through a preliminary proposal competition (for details, see: http://provost.uark.edu/policies/153510.php). This webpage contains an overview of the external limited submission programs (NIH, NSF, foundation and association) programs currently requiring an internal selection process, as well as a calendar of limited programs offered throughout the year.

The limited submission programs are facilitated by Ralph Davis on behalf of the VCRI. Please contact Ralph at ralphd@uark.edu for questions or comments about these programs.

NOTICE: Investigators should notify the Office of Research & Innovation at the earliest possible moment when planning a limited submission proposal. In general, the on campus selection competition will close at least 30 days before the agency’s submission deadline.



July

The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.

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Limited: One application per institution

Eligibility: Any individual with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research, faculty must be resident at an institutions from IDeA states. The objective is to strengthen an institution’s biomedical research infrastructure through the establishment of a thematic multi-disciplinary center.

Internal Submission Guidelines: Applies to current and future PAR

  • Express interest by the Second Friday of July the year prior to submission date. Please email rbeitle@uark.edu as well as Research Dean of your department with the subject line “NIH COBRE we hope to submit”.
  • If an internal selection is necessary, a 2 page preproposal addressing the content of the LOI will be required by the Last Friday of July.

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This program supports tenure-track Assistant Professors as they develop expertise and capabilities in science and engineering related to the advancement of human health. Eligible faculty hold a tenure–track position for less than three years, and you can be nominated twice by your institution. One nomination is permitted per year for each institution.

Internal Submission Guidelines:

  • Express interest by the Second Friday of June. Please email rbeitle@uark.edu as well as Research Dean of your department with the subject line “Pew I hope to be nominated”.
  • If an internal selection is necessary, a preproposal addressing the application content will be required by the third Monday of June.

August

The Vice Provost for Research and Innovation is requesting expression of interest in submitting to NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17575/nsf17575.htm. This is a limited submission opportunity. Please contact Ralph Davis in the VPRED office via email with expression of interest by August 25, 2017, and include a 2-page white paper describing the project and a 1-page bio for the PI and Co-I’s. Final decisions about the team selected for submission will be made by 5:00 pm, August 29. Please submit white papers and cv as a single pdf document to Ralph Davis (ralphd@uark.edu).

NSF 17-575 Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

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.

Potential PIs are advised to contact their institutional office of research regarding processes used to select proposals for submission.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 1

The Southeastern Conference Provides up to $10,000 per year to foster institutional collaborations. Typical grant size to faculty is $2,500. Details explaining the travel program are provided in the pdf files below:

Internal Deadline for reviewing travel request: Second week of July

Deadline to inform SEC of Participants: August 1

Please submit 2-page white paper describing proposed project, PI and Co-I’s, and entities involved to Ralph Davis (ralphd@uark.edu).

Internal Deadline: August 16, 2018

Deadline for the grant to U.S. DOL: September 18, 2018

Program Description & Guidelines

September

The Vice Provost for Research and Innovation is requesting expression of interest in submitting to NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) NSF 17-581. RFP can be found at https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17581/nsf17581.htm#toc. This is a limited submission opportunity. Please contact Ralph Davis in the VPRI office via email with expression of interest by September 27, 2018, and include a 2-page white paper describing the project and a 1-page bio for the PI and Co-I’s. Final decisions about the team selected for submission will be made by 5:00 pm, October 5. Please submit white papers and cv as a single pdf document to Ralph Davis (ralphd@uark.edu).

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: A university or organization may submit no more than three Institutional Infrastructure (II) proposals per competition. There is no limit on Community Infrastructure (CI) proposals per competition.

These eligibility constraints will be strictly enforced in order to treat everyone fairly and consistently. In the event that an institution or organization exceeds this limit, proposals received within the limit will be accepted based on the earliest date and time of proposal submission (i.e., the first three II proposals received will be accepted and the remainder will be returned without review). No exceptions will be made.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 2

In each annual competition, an individual may participate in at most two proposals, across all classes, as PI, Co-PI, or Senior Personnel.

These eligibility constraints will be strictly enforced in order to treat everyone fairly and consistently. In the event that an individual exceeds this limit, proposals received within the limit will be accepted based on the earliest date and time of proposal submission (i.e., the first two proposals received will be accepted and the remainder will be returned without review). No exceptions will be made.

Program Description: The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.

The awards will fund one woman per discipline who has completed her advanced degree, who is working as an assistant professor and who is not yet tenured at an accredited university or design institution. The goal is to fuel the research passion of the awarded women and inspire career paths in their respective STEM2D fields.

By offering these awards, Johnson & Johnson hopes to play an influential role in STEM2D breakthroughs in the future. Applications are limited; each university and/or academic institute can support and recommend one applicant per each STEM2D discipline. Therefore, each university and/or academic Institute can support a total of 6 applicant submissions (one for Science, one for Technology, one for Engineering, etc.).

Please submit a 1-page summary and short bio/cv to Ralph Davis ralphd@uark.edu as a single pdf by August 29, 2018. Review and notification of selected finalist will be completed by September 6, 2018.

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Purpose: NEH summer stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Summer stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months and support projects at any stage of development.

Limited: Two nominations per institution

Eligibility: Tenure and tenure-track faculty must be nominated by the institution to be eligible. Non-Tenure, tenure-track faculty may apply directly to NEH without a university endorsement.

Internal Deadline: September 14, 2018

Please contact Ralph Davis (ralphd@uark.edu) with questions or comments concerning any aspect of this competition.

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The Vice Provost for Research and Innovation is requesting expression of interest in submitting to NSF: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) NSF 17-573. This is a limited submission opportunity. Please contact Ralph Davis in the VPR office via email with expression of interest by September 28, 2018, and include a 2-page white paper describing the project and a 1-page bio for the PI and Co-I’s. Final decisions about the team selected for submission will be made by 5:00 pm, October 5, 2018. Please submit white papers and cv as a single pdf document to Ralph Davis (ralphd@uark.edu).

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3
An institution or organization may serve as lead on no more than three (3) proposals submitted to the November deadline. However, an institution or organization may partner as a subaward on other proposals submitted.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 3
An individual may be included as a Principal Investigator (PI) /Co-PI on no more than three (3) proposals submitted to the November deadline.

Limited: Beginning with the FY 2018 competition, each performing organization may submit in revised “Tracks” as defined below, with no more than two submissions in Track 1 and no more than one submission in Track 2.

  • Track 1: Track 1 MRI proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $100,0001 and less than $1,000,000.
  • Track 2: Track 2 MRI proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $1,000,000 up to and including $4,000,000.

Purpose: The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations.
Internal Submission Guidelines:

  • Express interest by the Second Friday of September. Please email rbeitle@uark.edu as well as Research Dean of your department with the subject line “NSF MRI we hope to submit”. In the body of the email provide a one paragraph synopsis of the acquisition and include the proposed Track. Also provide an estimate of the total project cost with an indication of what would be requested of NSF and the university (in way of cost share).
  • If an internal selection is necessary, a preproposal will be required of investigating teams.

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Purpose: VentureWell provides grants of up to $30,000 to help fund and support faculty with innovative ideas to create new or transform existing courses and programs to help students develop novel, STEM-based inventions and gain the necessary entrepreneurial skills needed to bring these ideas to market. They are seeking proposals for areas that will support the emerging generation of inventors and innovators and the i&e ecosystems critical to their success.

Limited: Two nominations per institution

Internal Deadline: October 1, 2018. Please submit a 2-page summary of the proposed project and short bios/cv’s for the PI and Co-I’s to Ralph Davis (ralphd@uark.edu).

Deadline for grant submission to VentureWell: November 7, 2018.

Helpful Documents:

October

This program awards $250,000 to a young investigator in one of three areas: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. The UA may nominate one person in each area.

Eligibility: Born in or after the year 1976, hold a doctorate degree, and currently hold a faculty position.

Internal Deadline: Second Friday of October. Final material will be compiled for submission by first Friday of November.

Internal Submission Guidelines: Please email the following material to rbeitle@uark.edu as well as the Research Dean of your College/Program with the subject line “Blavatnik Award”: a Curriculum vitae (please include date of birth), a 1,000 word research statement, the names of two anticipated references (name, position, institution, noteworthy national/international awards), and a list of current and pending external and internal research support (award number, award title, role, start and end dates, sponsor, total award amount).

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Brain Research Foundation’s Annual Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program was initiated in 1981. The purpose of this program is to provide start-up monies for new research projects in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other outside funding sources.

Internal Deadline: November 1, 2018.

Please contact Ralph Davis (ralphd@uark.edu) with questions or comments concerning any aspect of this competition.

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Limited: UA is allowed only 1 application.

Purpose: RII Track-2 FEC builds inter-jurisdictional collaborative teams of EPSCoR investigators in themes consistent with NSF priorities. Projects are investigator-driven and must involve a collaborative team of investigators from at least two EPSCoR jurisdictions. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research and education activities should specifically broaden participation through the inclusion and integration of different types of individuals, institutions, and sectors throughout the project. Proposals must describe a comprehensive and integrated vision to drive discovery and build sustainable STEM capacity that exemplifies diversity of all types (individual, institutional, geographic, and disciplinary).

Internal Submission Guidelines:

  • Express interest by the October 31. Please email rbeitle@uark.edu as well as Research Dean of your department with the subject line “NSF Track II we hope to submit”.
  • LOI to NSF of selected group is due November 26, 2018.
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Letter of Intent Deadline Date: November 28, 2018

Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 6, 2019

Program Guidelines: NSF 18-507
The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that ensure that graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program includes two tracks: the Traineeship Track and the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track.

Internal Submission Guidelines:

  • Express interest to rbeitle@uark.edu and your research dean with the subject line "We intend to submit NSF NRT to track N".
  • If an internal selection is necessary, a 2 page preproposal addressing the content of the LOI will be required.

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S-STEM No Longer Accepting Proposals

IMPORTANT:
Proposals are no longer being accepted under 17-527. A new updated solicitation will be posted to replace 17-527 in the spring/summer 2019. Please check back at a later date for additional information on the proposed release date.

November

Limited: One nomination per institution

Eligibility: Tenure-track faculty from Ph.D.-granting, chemistry or chemistry-related departments within 5 years of the initial appointment.
This program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.

Internal Submission Guidelines:

  • Express interest of being nominated by Second Friday of November. Please email rbeitle@uark.edu as well as the Research Dean of your College/Program.
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Limited: UA is allowed one Site proposal.

Eligibility: The goals of this program are to spur translation of research, to encourage collaboration between academia and industry, and to train students to understand innovation and entrepreneurship. NSF funding through I-Corps Sites enables academic institutions to support teams whose projects are likely candidates for commercialization.

Internal Deadline: November 5

Internal Submission Guidelines:

  • Express interest by Second Friday of November. Please email rbeitle@uark.edu as well as the Research Dean of your College/Program with the subject line “We have interest in I-Corps Site”.
  • If an internal selection is necessary, a preproposal will be required of investigating teams.
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Limited: UA is allowed One for IT-Preliminary, Institutional Transformation (IT), or Adaptation. There is no limit for Partnership, ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network, and ADVANCE Longitudinal Evaluation.

Purpose:
The goals of the ADVANCE program are:

  1. to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM [1] careers;
  2. to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity that involve both men and women in the STEM academic workforce; and
  3. to contribute to the research knowledge base on gender equity and the intersection of gender and other identities in STEM academic careers.

The ADVANCE program contributes to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce because of the focus on equity for STEM academic faculty who are educating, training, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Internal Submission Guidelines:

  • Express interest by Second Friday of November. Please email rbeitle@uark.edu as well as the Research Dean of your College/Program with the subject line “NSF ADVANCE we hope to submit”.
  • If an internal selection is necessary, a preproposal will be required of investigating teams.
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Limited: Two applicants per institution

Eligibility: Full-time assistant professors within two years of their initial tenure track appointment at the time of application
These awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions.

Internal Submission Guidelines:

  • Express interest by the Second Friday of November. Please email rbeitle@uark.edu as well as Research Dean of your department with the subject line “I’d like to be considered for the Powe”.
  • If an internal selection is necessary, additional information addressing the content of the application will be solicited from the possible nominees.

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The Office of Research and Innovation and the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations announce a limited submission funding opportunity from the William M. Keck Foundation.

The W.M. Keck Foundation has been supporting pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medical research for a half-century. The foundation awards research grants twice each year, in the form of a limited submission, to several universities. The focus areas are medical research and science and engineering research. According to their website, the Keck Foundation research program supports projects that are "distinctive and novel in their approach" or "have the potential to break open new territory in their field." Grants range from $500,000 to $5 million, but are typically $2 million or less.

Keck also awards grants for undergraduate education. Grants range from $200,000 to $1 million, and are typically under $500,000.

You may review previously awarded grant abstracts for more information.

Because this is a limited submission, the University of Arkansas may submit only one proposal to each grant area. During the concept paper phase, up to four proposals in each area will be discussed during a consultation call that will include the Keck Foundation, the U of A Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, and the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. The two proposals that most align with the Keck Foundation will be selected.

Internal Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit the one page concept paper to rbeitle@uark.edu and copy the Research Dean of your unit. Use the subject line: "Keck Foundation concept paper."
  • A single-paged concept for the Research and Undergraduate Program areas should be in 12 point font with 1-inch margins and should include:
    • an overview of the proposed project emphasizing any unique aspects and pilot studies (for Research Program concepts, indicate area of emphasis for project — medical research or science and engineering research)
    • a description of the methodologies and key personnel
    • a brief justification of the need for Keck support
    • an estimated budget broken down, if possible, by major areas, e.g., personnel, equipment, consumable supplies, etc. (budgets can be rough approximations at this stage)
  • Deadline for submission: Nov. 1, 2018

Interested applicants are encouraged to read the foundation's funding priorities before submitting.

Concept papers will be reviewed and up to 8 will be discussed with Keck on a pre-application counseling call to be held prior to February 15, 2019. The phase I application deadline is May 1, 2019, for any proposals selected for final submission.

January

Purpose: RII Track-4 provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers. Through these visits, the EPSCoR Research Fellows will be able to learn new techniques, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and shift their research toward transformative new directions. The experience gained through the fellowship is intended to provide a foundation for research collaborations that span the recipient’s entire career. These benefits to the Fellows are also expected to in turn enhance the research capacity of their institutions and jurisdictions.

Limited: Campus may submit a total of 3 for campus.

Eligibility: PI must hold a non-tenured faculty appointment or its close equivalent, either in the form of a pre-tenure tenure-track position or a long-term non-tenure-track position. Only single-PI proposals are accepted by NSF.

Internal Submission Guidelines: Three items are required for the internal selection process. Please combine all items into a single PDF file and mail to ralphd@uark.edu and the Research Dean of your College.

  1. a one page Project Summary, written per the grant solicitation, Element #2. This is one of the most impactful items in a full NSF proposal.
  2. your CV. The grant has specific requirements of the PI which must be clear from the CV you provide.
  3. up to two additional pages to support the Project Summary (Item 1). Use Element #4 (Project Description) of the solicitation as a guide, highlighting material you deem important. Be brief.

Internal Submission Deadline: Second Friday in February

April

Limited:
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Internal Deadline: April 10, 2018

Internal Submission Guidelines: Please submit a 2 to 3 page white paper of the proposed project including your co-PIs and any external partners. These should be submitted to both Ralph Davis and Bob Beitle as a single pdf.

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For limited submissions not listed here
If you are interested in a solicitation that limits the number of campus submissions, please contact the Director of Research and Sponsored Programs. By Academic Policy Series 1535.10, RSSP needs to determine the number of possible submissions and determine which proposal(s) are to be submitted. This step may seem to be generating competition for your proposal but it is in your best interest. It is better to find out early if there are other potential proposals before you expend significant effort to write a complete proposal. It also identifies potential collaborations between two different proposal teams.