Limited Submissions

 

The Penn State Limited Submission Program manages the response to research funding opportunities for which a limited number of submissions are permitted from Penn State.

The Vice President for Research (VPR), in close communication with the college research deans and interdisciplinary consortia directors, is charged with implementing the Penn State Limited Submission Procedure.

Please contact limitedsubs@psu.edu should you have any questions.

Currently Accepting Notices of Intent/Proposals

If you would like to be considered as a Penn State institutional applicant for one of these opportunities, please submit a Proposal or Notice of Intent. Depending on the level of interest, a downselect competition may be held.

Funding Agency OVPR NOI Deadline OVPR Downselect Deadline Agency Final Deadline
Mallinckrodt Foundation: Biomedical Early-stage Investigator Grants Mallinckrodt Foundation Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 4:00pm Aug 01, 2019
AVOP RFA 2019-2 - USAID & Partners of the Americas Farmer-to-Farmer Agriculture Volunteer Opportunity Project (AVOP) Small Grants Program AVOP & USAID Monday, June 24, 2019 - 4:00pm Sep 25, 2019
Searle Scholars Program Searle Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 4:00pm Sep 27, 2019
NEH Summer Stipends NEH Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 4:00pm Sep 26, 2019

Currently in Downselect/Closed

Penn State may only submit a specific number of proposals to these funding opportunities. The number of NOIs received require that an internal competition take place, thus, a downselect process has commenced. No Penn State researchers may apply to any opportunity listed on this page outside of this downselect process.

All current downselect applications are provided in the InfoReady system, at psu.infoready4.com. You may also click on the titles below to apply for limited submission awards that are currently in downselect. (This link opens in a new window; Penn State WebAccess log in required to see application.)

Current Downselects:

OVPR Downselect Deadline Agency LOI Deadline Agency Final Deadline Notes
(CLOSED) NSF 19-578 Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC)

The Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC) program supports university-based centers and institutes where the collective...

Aug 01, 2019 Aug 01, 2019 Mostafa, Miguel (Physics, ECoS) 5/17/19
(CLOSED) ORAU Travel Grant

ORAU Travel Grants

The ORAU Travel Grants Program provides up to $800 to fund faculty or staff members of ORAU...

Sep 17, 2018 Sep 30, 2019 Grant no longer offered through ORAU
(CLOSED) Pathways to Stop Diabetes

Award Details: Pathway awards provide up to $1.625 million per award in combined salary and project support....

Mar 18, 2019 Jul 01, 2019 Stuckey, Heather (Division of General Internal Medicine, College of Medicine) 3/25/19
(CLOSED) DE‐FOA‐0001960 DOE EERE Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing

he Office of Energy Efficiency and...

Apr 08, 2019 Aug 20, 2019 Liu, Peng (IST) 5/8/19
(CLOSED) Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Scholars Program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in...

Apr 12, 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 Graziane, Nicholas (COM, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine) 5/7/19
(CLOSED) DE-FOA-0002080 DOE EERE Water Power Technologies Office 2019

Webinar: An informational webinar will be held on...

Apr 15, 2019 Jul 09, 2019 No applicants
(CLOSED) NIH - RFA-DK-19-003 - Cystic Fibrosis Research and Translation Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)

Awards Details:

Application budgets are limited to...

May 01, 2019 Jun 18, 2019 Jul 18, 2019 No applicants
(CLOSED) Brain Research Foundation: 2020 Scientific Innovations Award

Brain Research Foundation (BRF) Annual Scientific Innovations Award supports innovative discovery...

May 14, 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Sep 24, 2019 No applicants
(CLOSED) MacArthur Foundation 100&Change

Please Note: While the MacArthur Foundation does not limit the number of applications from any institution, this...

May 15, 2019 Aug 01, 2019
(CLOSED) NIH 19-072 Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients

The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel...

May 17, 2019 Jun 28, 2019 Jul 31, 2019 No applicants
(CLOSED) The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation Grant

Overview: The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to...

May 20, 2019 Jul 01, 2019 Yadav, Amulya (IST) 5/30/19
(CLOSED) DE-FOA-0001980: Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic

This funding...

May 20, 2019 Jun 20, 2019 Aug 29, 2019 Subtopic 1.1-Priya, Shashank(EMS, MatSE) Subtopic 1.2–Sun, Hongtao(Eng. IME) Subtopic 1.3-Wang, Yi(EMS, MatSE) Subtopic 1.4-Liu, Zi-Kui (EMS, MatSE) Subtopic 3.1 - Khoshkbar-Sadigh, Arash (Eng., Elec. Eng.) Subtopic 3.3–Freihaut, James (Eng.,Arch. Eng.)
(CLOSED) William T. Grant Scholars Program

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds...

May 20, 2019 Jul 02, 2019 Glodowski, Kathryn (Harrisburg, Behavioral Sci & Edu/Soc. Sci & Psychology) and Harrell-Levy, Marinda (Brandywine, Human Dev. & Family Studies) 5/21/19
(CLOSED) NEA Artworks
  • Cost Share and Matching Funds: Grants cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the project. All grants require a...
May 29, 2019 Jul 11, 2019 deBoer, Claire (Director, Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine - College of Med) 6/18/19
(CLOSED) NIH-RFA-GM-19-002 - The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository (U42 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository (HGCR) provides well-...

Jun 09, 2019 Jul 09, 2019 No applicants
(CLOSED) NIH 17-339 Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas...

Jun 10, 2019 Jul 09, 2019 Hill, Kathleen (Education, Center for Sci, Math, Schools) 6/11/2019
(CLOSED) NEA Our Town

Cost Share and Matching Funds:  Grants cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the project. All grants require a nonfederal...

Jun 13, 2019 Aug 08, 2019 deBoer, Claire (Director, Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine - College of Med) 6/17/19
(CLOSED) W.M. Keck Foundation: Science & Engineering/Medical Research Program

Workshop Information: The Limited Submissions Office will conduct a workshop on...

Jun 17, 2019 Nov 01, 2019 No applicants

Foundation/Private Organization Downselects:

OVPR Downselect Deadline Agency LOI Deadline Agency Final Deadline
Pew Trusts
(CLOSED) Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Scholars Program supports assistant...

Apr 12, 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Oct 17, 2019