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Limited Submission Programs

Limited submission programs are extramural funding opportunities that either limit the number of applications CSUN may put forward to a given sponsor or require another kind of internal coordination. All proposals (herein referring to proposals, pre-proposals, letters of intent, statement of qualifications, etc.) submitted to programs that place institutional limits on the number and/or type of submissions will require pre-approval from the Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) office. RSP will notify the campus of these opportunities as soon as possible, coordinate the internal review and selection process, and will notify all applicants of outcomes. To ensure fairness and equity and to improve competitiveness, RSP will seek guidance from College Deans in this process. 

All faculty interested in applying to a limited submission opportunity must complete a pre-proposal. Please review the Step-by-Step Procedures for complete details. 

Step-by-Step Procedures

Initiating the Request

RSP will make every effort to identify limited submission opportunities early to allow enough time for faculty to obtain appropriate internal approvals. However, it is ultimately the PIs responsibility to immediately notify RSP of their intent to submit an application to such a program. Once the opportunity is identified, RSP will send a notice to all colleges and departments to ensure that all faculty are given a fair chance to respond. 

The following steps must be followed in order for the applicant to be approved to submit a proposal: 

Step 1. Using the attached template, applicants submit pre-proposals to their deans following procedures defined at the College level. At minimum, colleges should ensure that the proper infrastructure (e.g., IT, space, etc.) for the proposed activity exists. Applicants should review the criteria for final selection described in Step 3 and include any material in the pre-proposal that may be important or pertinent to the decision-making process.

Step 2. The Dean of the college, using a process defined at the College level, will rank, in a single list, all pre-proposals. The ranked list will be forwarded to RSP at least 8 weeks prior to the due date of the full proposal. For those instances where less time is available (e.g., the opportunity was identified late or the time between announcement and the deadline is limited), a modified timeline will be established and disseminated to the campus community.

Step 3. If the number of pre-proposals is less than the maximum allowed, all faculty will be encouraged to submit a full proposal to the relevant agency. Otherwise, RSP will review the ranked lists and will select the applications that will be allowed to submit proposals to the agency. If appropriate, an ad hoc committee of peers will be used to evaluate applications. Criteria used in the selection process include (in no particular order): 1) rank by college; 2) likelihood of success using criteria stated in the program announcement; and 3) outcomes of previous attempts. On this last criteria, previously submitted proposals that received meritorious reviews but were not funded will be encouraged. Proposals submitted in previous cycles that received poor reviews will be discouraged. Also, applicants selected in a previous cycle who failed to submit a final proposal to the agency will be barred from applying to the same program for at least one cycle. Successful applicants will be notified at least 6 weeks prior to the due date of the proposal. 

Pre-proposal Limited Submission Template:

1. Agency:
2. Program:
3. Proposal Title:
4. Investigator(s) Name and Department. Clearly identify PI for collaborative projects.
5. Project Summary (1/2 page maximum):
6. Project Description (3 pages maximum; include a section on how the proposal, if selected, will address the agency's review criteria):
7. Budget and Budget Justification

Please include a 2-page CV for each PI/Co-PI. Include a brief overview of current and pending support and how these relate to the current proposal (if at all).

NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) / RSP Deadline 7/2/2018

The CSBR program provides funds: 1) for improvements to secure and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; 2) to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility to the biological research community; and 3) to transfer ownership of collections.

The CSBR program provides for enhancements that secure and improve existing collections, improves the accessibility of digitized specimen-related data, and develop better methods for specimen curation and collection management. Requests should demonstrate a clear and urgent need to secure the collection, and the proposed activities should address that need. Biological collections supported include established living stock/culture collections, vouchered non-living natural history collections, and jointly-curated ancillary collections such as preserved tissues and DNA libraries.

In a single round of the CSBR competition, only one proposal may be submitted from any individual collection within an organization. One organization may not submit more than three proposals to any one CSBR competition.

For more information, Program Solicitation NSF 15-577

DEADLINES for 2018:
Faculty submit pre-proposals to Deans: To be determined by Deans
Deans submit ranked lists and pre-proposals to RSP via email to : July 2, 2018 by 4pm
RSP notifies applicants: July 9, 2018
Sponsor submission deadline: August 13, 2018

DEADLINES for 2019:
Faculty submit pre-proposals to Deans: To be determined by Deans
Deans submit ranked lists and pre-proposals to RSP via email to : June 19, 2019 by 4pm
RSP notifies applicants: June 26, 2019
Sponsor submission deadline: August 12, 2019

DOD HBCU/MI Equipment/ Instrumentation / RSP Deadline 7/9/2018

Program Title:  Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Equipment/Instrumentation

Synopsis of Program: The Department of Defense (DoD) is soliciting applications for the acquisition of equipment/instrumentation under the Fiscal Year 2019 Research and Education Program for HBCU/MI. The Research and Education Program is designed to enhance the research capabilities of HBCU and MI and strengthen their STEM education programs. The purpose of funding under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to (1) support the acquisition of equipment/instrumentation to augment existing capabilities or to develop new capabilities in research areas of interest to DoD, and (2) attract students to pursue studies leading to STEM careers. Although funding provided under this FOA cannot be used for student support, in order to further DoD’s objective of attracting students to pursue studies leading to STEM careers, applicants must address the impact of the requested equipment/instrumentation on student participation in research.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

For more information, Program Solicitation: W911NF-18-S-0006

DEADLINES:
Faculty submit pre-proposals to Deans: To be determined by Deans
Deans submit ranked lists and pre-proposals to RSP via email to : July 9, 2018 by 4pm
RSP notifies applicants: July 13, 2018
Sponsor submission deadline: August 16, 2018 (4pm EST)

 

NIH Inst. Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12) / RSP Deadline 7/25/2018

The purpose of the IRACDA Program is to develop a group of highly trained biomedical scientists to address the Nation’s biomedical workforce needs. The strategy is to promote effective partnerships between research-intensive institutions (RII) and partner institutions that have a historical mission or a demonstrated commitment to educating students from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical research enterprise of the nation. The IRACDA program provides support for a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience at an RII combined with an opportunity for these fellows to develop critical academic skills, including teaching, through workshops and mentored teaching assignments at a partner institution. The primary goals of the IRACDA program are to (1) develop a group of highly trained biomedical scientists who have the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue independent research and teaching careers in academia; and (2) enhance science educational offerings at partner institutions, and promote links between RII and the partner institution(s) through research and teaching collaborations.

The mentored research experience must fall within the scope of the NIGMS mission, which is to support research that increases understanding of life processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. NIGMS-funded researchers seek to answer important scientific questions in fields such as cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, bioinformatics, computational biology, selected aspects of the behavioral sciences and specific cross-cutting clinical areas that affect multiple organ systems. A list of the NIGMS-supported areas can be found at: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/About/Overview/.

CSUN may submit one application.

For more information, Funding Opportunity Announcement PAR-16-103

DEADLINES 2018:
Faculty submit pre-proposals to Deans: To be determined by Deans
Deans submit ranked lists and pre-proposals to RSP via email to : July 25, 2018 by 4pm
RSP notifies applicants: August 1, 2018
Full proposal sponsor deadline: September 19, 2018

NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25) / RSP Deadline 8/1/2018

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce.

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on     Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, and Curriculum or Methods Development. A program application must include each activity, and describe how they will be synergized to make a comprehensive program.

The Bridges to Baccalaureate Program is intended to provide these activities to community college students to increase transition to and completion of Bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences.  

This program requires partnerships between community colleges or other two-year post-secondary educational institutions granting the associate degree with colleges or universities that offer the baccalaureate degree.  

Additionally, recruitment and retention plans are required as part of the application.

CSUN may not submit more than one application as the Lead Institution.

For more information, Funding Opportunity Announcement PAR-17-210

DEADLINES:
Faculty submit pre-proposals to Deans: To be determined by Deans
Deans submit ranked lists and pre-proposals to RSP via email to : August 1, 2018 by 4pm
RSP notifies applicants: August 13, 2018
Sponsor submission deadline: September 25, 2018

NIH Bridges to the Doctorate Program (R25) / RSP Deadline 8/1/2018

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce.

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on     Courses for Skills Development and Research Experiences. The Bridges to Doctorate Program is intended to provide these educational activities to Master's level students to increase transition to and completion of Ph.D.'s in biomedical sciences. A program application must include each educational activity, and describe how they will be synergized to make a comprehensive program.

This program requires partnerships between master's degree-granting institutions with doctorate degree-granting institutions. Additionally, recruitment and retention plans are required as part of the application.

CSUN may not submit more than one application as the Lead Institution.

For more information, Funding Opportunity Announcement PAR-17-209

DEADLINES:
Faculty submit pre-proposals to Deans: To be determined by Deans
Deans submit ranked lists and pre-proposals to RSP via email to : August 1, 2018 by 4pm
RSP notifies applicants: August 13, 2018
Sponsor submission deadline: September 25, 2018

NEH Summer Stipends / RSP Deadline 8/15/2018

The NEH Summer Stipend program supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project at any stage of development for a period of two consecutive months.

The Summer Stipends program provides $6,000 to support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of performance of two consecutive months. Projects may begin as early as May 1, 2019.

The Summer Stipends program accepts applications only from individual researchers, teachers, and writers, whether they have an institutional affiliation or not. Applicants with university affiliations must, however, be nominated by their institutions. CSUN’s nominating official, Dr. Crist Khachikian, may nominate two faculty for the stipend program.

For more information, Funding Opportunity Announcement 20180926-FT (2018 Guidelines)

DEADLINES:
Faculty submit pre-proposals to Deans: To be determined by Deans
Deans submit ranked lists and pre-proposals to RSP via email to : August 15, 2018 by 4pm
RSP notifies applicants: August 22, 2018
Sponsor submission deadline: September 26, 2018

NSF Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) / RSP Deadline 8/22/2018

The ADBC program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The information associated with various collections of organisms, such as geographic, paleogeographic and stratigraphic distribution, environmental habitat data, phenology, information about associated organisms, collector field notes, and tissues and molecular data extracted from the specimens, is a rich resource providing the baseline from which to further biodiversity research and provide critical information about existing gaps in our knowledge of life on earth. The national resource is structured at three levels: a central coordinating organization, a series of thematic networks based on an important research theme, and the physical collections. The national resource builds upon a sizable existing national investment in curation of the physical objects in scientific collections and contributes vitally to scientific research and technology interests in the United States. It will become an invaluable tool in understanding contemporary biological issues and challenges.

CSUN may submit one Thematic Collections Networks (TCN) proposal. CSUN may be involved in more than one collaborative effort as a non-lead proposal.

For more information, Program Solicitation NSF 15-576

DEADLINES for 2018:
Faculty submit pre-proposals to Deans: To be determined by Deans
Deans submit ranked lists and pre-proposals to RSP via email to : August 22, 2018 by 4pm
RSP notifies applicants: August 29, 2018
Sponsor submission deadline: October 12, 2018

DEADLINES for 2019:
Faculty submit pre-proposals to Deans: To be determined by Deans
Deans submit ranked lists and pre-proposals to RSP via email to : August 21, 2018 by 4pm
RSP notifies applicants: August 28, 2018
Sponsor submission deadline: October 11, 2019

NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) / RSP Deadlne 9/17/2018

Program Title: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

Synopsis of Program:

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.

The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses, and (6) Conferences.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

For more information, Program Solicitation NSF 17-573

DEADLINES:

Faculty submit pre-proposals to Deans: To be determined by your College Dean

Deans submit ranked lists and pre-proposals to ORSP via email to research@csun.edu : September 17, 2018 by 4pm
ORSP notifies applicants: September 21, 2018
Full proposal sponsor deadline: November 7, 2018

NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development / RSP Deadline 10/17/2018

The Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education and not-for-profit scientific/engineering research organizations. An MRI award supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs.

MRI provides support to acquire critical research instrumentation without which advances in fundamental science and engineering research may not otherwise occur. MRI also provides support to develop next-generation research instruments that open new opportunities to advance the frontiers in science and engineering research. Additionally, an MRI award is expected to enhance research training of students who will become the next generation of instrument users, designers and builders.

An MRI proposal may request up to $4 million for either acquisition or development of a research instrument. 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.

Consistent with the America COMPETES Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-69), cost sharing of precisely 30% of the total project cost is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education and for non-degree-granting organizations. Non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education are exempt from the cost-sharing requirement and cannot include it. National Science Board policy prohibits voluntary committed cost sharing.

CSUN may submit 3 total:

Three (3) as described below. Potential PIs are advised to contact their institutional office of research regarding processes used to select proposals for submission.

The MRI program requires that an MRI-eligible organization may, as a performing organization, submit or be included as a significantly funded3 subawardee in no more than three MRI proposals. Beginning with this competition, each performing organization is now limited to a maximum of three proposals in revised "Tracks" as defined below, with no more than two submissions in Track 1 and no more than one submission in Track 2. Any MRI proposal may request support for either the acquisition or development of a research instrument. Within their submission limit, NSF strongly encourages organizations to submit proposals for innovative development projects.

For more information, Program Solicitation NSF 18-513

DEADLINES:
Faculty submit pre-proposals to Deans: To be determined by Deans
Deans submit ranked lists and pre-proposals to RSP via email to : October 17, 2018 by 4pm
RSP notifies applicants: October 31, 2018
Sponsor submission deadline: January 1, 2019- January 22, 2019

SPONSOR DEADLINE Annually thereafter: January 1st- January 19th

 

NIH Support of Competitive Research (SCORE: SC1, SC2 & SC3) / RSP Deadline 12/7/2018

The NIH Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) program provides research capacity building support to under-resourced institutions with limited NIH R01 funding that have explicitly stated historical missions or historical track records focused on training and graduating students from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical research with B.S./B.A., M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in biomedically-related sciences, who represent an invaluable source of untapped talent. These institutions include those that have: 1) an explicitly stated historical mission or a demonstrated historical track record in educating students from underrepresented groups in biomedical research including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups (i.e., African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other natives of U.S. Pacific Islands),  2) an explicitly stated historical mission or a demonstrated historical track record of  training and graduating substantial numbers of undergraduate students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds as defined in (NOT-OD-15-053), and 3) an explicit mission or a demonstrated historical track record in in educating students with disabilities.

The SCORE program offers opportunities for faculty research career enhancement, which are expected to increase their research competitiveness and productivity and enable their transition to non-SCORE support.

The SCORE program offers three distinct support mechanisms for individual investigator-initiated biomedical or behavioral research projects of different scope and for different program director/principal investigators (PD/PIs) developmental levels:

  • Research Advancement Award (SC1) is for investigators with a track record of research activity who are seeking to enhance their research productivity in order to transition to non-SCORE support in a limited period of time. 
  • Pilot Project Award (SC2) is for those who are at the beginning stages of a research career, applying for their first independent award, and who are interested in testing a new idea, or generating preliminary data.
  • Research Continuance Award (SC3) is for those investigators who have been engaged in scholarly research and published, and who seek to continue to conduct competitive research of limited scope to increase their publications and eventually transition to non-SCORE support.

Number of Applications

Institutions may submit individual SC1, SC2 or SC3 applications to a combined maximum of 20 total applications and awards at any time. The maximum number of individual SCORE awards (combination of SC1, SC2, SC3) that a single institution may hold is 20.

For more information, Funding Opportunity Announcements:

  1. Research Advancement Award (SC1) PAR-16-439
  2. Pilot Project Award (SC2) PAR-16-438
  3. Research Continuance Award (SC3) PAR-16-437

DEADLINES:
Faculty submit pre-proposals to Deans: To be determined by Deans
Deans submit ranked lists and pre-proposals to RSP via email to : December 7, 2018 by 4pm
RSP notifies applicants: December 14, 2018
Sponsor submission deadline: January 25, 2019

NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) / RSP Deadline 1/7/2019

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice, and which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?' Factors one might consider include: honor codes, professional ethics codes and licensing requirements, an ethic of service and/or service learning, life-long learning requirements, curricula or memberships in organizations (e.g. Engineers without Borders) that stress social responsibility and humanitarian goals, institutions that serve under-represented groups, institutions where academic and research integrity are cultivated at multiple levels, institutions that cultivate ethics across the curriculum, or programs that promote group work, or do not grade. Do certain labs have a ‘culture of academic integrity'? What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings?

Successful proposals typically have a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or other factors.

CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge.

Proposals for awards from minority-serving institutions are strongly encouraged.

Limit on number of proposals per organization: CSUN may submit one proposal. There is no limit on the number of proposals under which CSUN may be included as a non-lead collaborator or sub-awardee.

For more information, Program Solicitation NSF 18-532

DEADLINES:
Faculty submit pre-proposals to Deans: To be determined by Deans
Deans submit ranked lists and pre-proposals to RSP via email to : January 7, 2019 by 4pm
RSP notifies applicants: January 11, 2018
Sponsor submission deadline: February 22, 2019

Sponsor Deadline Annually thereafter: February 22

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) / RSP Deadline 2/4/2019

A well-educated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is a significant contributor to maintaining the competitiveness of the U.S. in the global economy. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program addresses the need for a high-quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines supported by the program and for the increased success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Recognizing that financial aid alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, the program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships and to advance the adaptation, implementation, and study of effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, transfer (if appropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM. The S-STEM program encourages collaborations among different types of partners: Partnerships among different types of institutions; collaborations of STEM faculty and institutional, educational, and social science researchers; and partnerships among institutions of higher education and local business and industry, if appropriate.

The program seeks: 1) to increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the workforce or graduate programs in STEM; 2) to improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and 3) to generate knowledge to advance understanding of how factors or evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities affect the success, retention, transfer, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM of low-income students.

The STEM disciplines supported by the S-STEM program include:

  • Biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields);
  • Physical sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science);
  • Mathematical sciences;
  • Computer and information sciences;
  • Geosciences;
  • Engineering; and
  • Technology areas associated with the preceding disciplines (for example, biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology, etc.)

Limit on number of proposals per organization:

CSUN may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of a Collaborative Research project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.

For more information, please review the Program Solicitation NSF 17-527.

DEADLINES:
Faculty submit pre-proposals to Deans: To be determined by Deans
Deans submit ranked lists and pre-proposals to RSP via email to : February 4, 2018 by 4pm
RSP notifies applicants: February 8, 2018
Sponsor submission deadline: March 27, 2018

Sponsor Deadline Annually thereafter: Last Wednesday in March, Annually Thereafter  

NSF INCLUDES proposals / RSP Deadline 2/11/2019

All NSF INCLUDES Alliance proposals must be built upon a foundation developed by one or more NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot project(s). The integration of the Design and Development Launch Pilot's broadening participation goals and collaborative change strategies must be clearly evident in the Alliance proposal. Partnerships based on more than one Launch Pilot are especially encouraged. Additionally:

  • At least one Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator from an NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot must be included as a PI/Co-PI on the Alliance proposal.
  • While the NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot PI's organization does not have to be the lead organization for the Alliance proposal, nor does the individual have to be the lead PI, the choice of lead institution or PI should be fully explained in the proposal.
  • Design and Development Launch Pilots may be a part of more than one Alliance proposal. However, they may be the lead institution on only one Alliance proposal.
  • In instances where a group of two or more of the same Design and Development Launch Pilots come together to submit an Alliance proposal, they are limited to one Alliance proposal submission representing that group.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: An organization may serve as the lead institution on only one Alliance proposal. Organizations that serve as the lead institution on an Alliance proposal may still participate in other Alliance proposals as a collaborating institution. In the event that an organization exceeds the limit of one proposal as lead, proposals received within the limit will be accepted based on earliest date and time of proposal submission. No exceptions will be made.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: An individual may serve as a PI or Co-PI on only two (2) NSF INCLUDES Alliance proposals. Proposals that exceed the PI or Co-PI limit will be returned without review. In the event that an individual exceeds this limit, proposals received within the limit will be accepted based on earliest date and time of proposal submission. No exceptions will be made.

For more information, please review the Program Solicitation NSF 18-529

DEADLINES:
Faculty submit pre-proposals to Deans: To be determined by Deans
Deans submit ranked lists and pre-proposals to RSP via email to : February 11, 2019 by 4pm
RSP notifies applicants: February 15, 2019
Sponsor submission deadline: April 2, 2019

NIH (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25) / RSP Deadline 4/8/2019

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. 

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences and Mentoring Activities for underrepresented undergraduate freshmen and sophomores in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field, especially those fields which broadly impact bioengineering. The ESTEEMED program is intended to support underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. It will prepare these participants for an Advanced Honors Program, such as a MARC U-STAR (T34) program and institutional program with similar goals, in the junior and senior years and subsequently, to pursue a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and a biomedical research career in academia or industry.

Only one application per institution is allowed.

For more information, Funding Opportunity Announcement PAR-17-221

DEADLINES:
Faculty submit pre-proposals to Deans: To be determined by Deans
Deans submit ranked lists and pre-proposals to RSP via email to : April 8, 2019 by 4pm
RSP notifies applicants: April 12, 2019
Letter of Intent sponsor deadline: April 24, 2019
Full proposal sponsor deadline: May 24, 2019