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 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
ORAU-Directed Research and Development Program Oak Ridge Associated Universities Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 4:00pm Mar 26, 2018
USDA - Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program (WAMS) USDA Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:00pm Mar 28, 2018
Health-Professional Education Partnership Initiative (HEPI) (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-TW-17-001 NIH Feb 20, 2018 Mar 28, 2018
Yidan Prize for Educational Research and Development The Yidan Prize Foundation Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 4:00pm Mar 31, 2018
NIH Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHSCC) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) NIH Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:00pm Apr 17, 2018
NIH Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 17-340 NIH Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 4:00pm May 07, 2018
Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25) PAR-16-361 NIH Mar 12, 2018 May 25, 2018
Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25) PAR-16-108 NIH Mar 12, 2018 May 31, 2018
NIH Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program - PAR-18-599 NIH Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:00pm May 31, 2018
Pathway to Stop Diabetes American Diabetes Association Friday, April 6, 2018 - 4:00pm Jul 02, 2018
William T. Grant Scholars Program William T. Grant Foundation (through Penn State Corporate & Foundation Relations) Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 11:59pm Jul 05, 2018

Currently in Downselect

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 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
(CLOSED) USDOJ - OVW - Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking on Campus Program

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is a component...

Jan 18, 2018 Jan 25, 2018 Feb 22, 2018
(CLOSED) Agilent Early Career Professor Award

2018 Focus: Contributions to the development and advancement of...

Jan 05, 2018 Feb 28, 2018
(CLOSED) - ORAU Events Sponsorship Program

ORAU Events Grants provide up to $4,000 in support of events which involve participants from more than one ORAU...

Feb 06, 2018 Mar 01, 2018
(CLOSED) CDC - Advancing Public Health Research in Central America

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is: to conduct and monitor epidemiologic,...

Jan 26, 2018 Feb 08, 2018 Mar 09, 2018
(CLOSED) NSF 17-527 (S-STEM) NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

A well-educated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (...

Feb 01, 2018 Mar 28, 2018
(CLOSED) ORAU Travel Grant

ORAU Travel Grants

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

Feb 01, 2018 Apr 01, 2018
(CLOSED) DE-FOA-0001810: Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces a re...

Dec 18, 2017 Jan 31, 2018 Apr 11, 2018
Packard Fellowships for Science & Engineering

The Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering program invests in future leaders who have the freedom to take...

Feb 18, 2018 Apr 20, 2018
(CLOSED) NSF 18-519 American National Election Studies Competition (ANES)

Sponsor Letters of Intent: Submission of Letters of Intent is ...

Jan 24, 2018 Feb 21, 2018 Apr 20, 2018
W.M. Keck Foundation: Science & Engineering/Medical Research Program

The Keck Foundation supports basic research projects that are high-risk and have the potential...

Jan 21, 2018 May 01, 2018