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
DE-FOA-0001909: Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences Materials and Chemical Sciences Research for Quantum Information Science Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:00pm May 24, 2018
HRSA-18-007: Health Careers Opportunity Program: The National HCOP Academies HRSA Friday, May 4, 2018 - 4:00pm May 29, 2018
USAID - 7200AA18RFA00017 - Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research USAID Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 4:00pm May 30, 2018
Brain Research Foundation: 2019 Scientific Innovations Award Brain Research Foundation Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:00pm Jun 22, 2018
Council on Library and Information Resources Recordings at Risk CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources) Friday, May 4, 2018 - 4:00pm Jun 29, 2018
W.M. Keck Foundation: Science & Engineering/Medical Research Program W.M. Keck Foundation Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:00pm Nov 01, 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 Notes
(CLOSED) USDA - NIFA - Agriculture in the Classroom

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-OP-006510, requests...

Mar 13, 2018 May 01, 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
(CLOSED) Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Training Program HRSA-18-076

This notice solicits applications for the ...

May 07, 2018
(CLOSED) NIH Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 17-340

Many research questions in biomedical science can be...

Mar 07, 2018 May 07, 2018
(CLOSED) TIP Office Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS) SFOP0004184

The 2018 TIP Office Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS) Funding Opportunity invites applicants to...

May 14, 2018
(CLOSED) NIH Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25) - PAR-17-221

The NIH Research...

Apr 24, 2018 May 24, 2018
(CLOSED) Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25) PAR-16-361

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

May 25, 2018
(CLOSED) NIH Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program - PAR-18-599

Awards Details: One item of the requested instrumentation...

Mar 02, 2018 May 31, 2018
(CLOSED) Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25) PAR-16-108

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that...

Apr 30, 2018 May 31, 2018
(CLOSED) NIH Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-AG-19-001

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications...

May 04, 2018 Jun 04, 2018
(CLOSED) NSF 18-547 Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)

The objective of the Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program is to...

Apr 13, 2018 Jun 04, 2018
(CLOSED) NIH Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Basic Research Program (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-AI-18-002

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity...

May 22, 2018 Jun 22, 2018
(CLOSED) NYAS Innovators in Science Award

The Innovators in Science Award, proudly sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and administered by the New York...

Apr 02, 2018 Jun 25, 2018
(CLOSED) Pathway to Stop Diabetes

We are allowed to submit (1) application from the College of Medicine and (1) application from the rest of Penn State. As in...

Apr 06, 2018 Jul 02, 2018
(CLOSED) William T. Grant Scholars Program

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

Mar 18, 2018 Jul 05, 2018