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Penn State Limited Submission Program


Open Limited Submission Programs and Deadlines


Program Title

Downselect  Application and/or Nomination Materials
Internal Deadline
Agency or Sponsor
External Deadline
NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)

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MRI Workshop for faculty/teams submitting NOI's:

Monday, September 21st 10am - 11am in 404 Old Main:
Email to RSVP for workshop.

NOI 9/18/2015
Internal Application Here:
due by 10/2/2015 via email:
Full to NSF
January 13, 2016
NSF Research Traineeship Program (NRT)

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NOI 10/2/2015
Internal Application Here:
due by 10/16/2015 via email:
LOI to NSF 12/22/2015
Full to NSF 2/22/2016
Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
To be determined
LOI 1/7/2016

See below for the larger list of limited submission programs administered by OVPR

Limited Submission Programs Administered by OVPR:

For each program below approximate dates are given for when the internal process is started and the estimated external sponsor deadline. 


American Honda Foundation: Rotating deadlines

Beckman Young Investigators Program (BYI): No longer limited, see special instructions

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Infectious Disease: August

DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC): January

Dreyfus, Camille Teacher-Scholar Awards:September/February

Dreyfus New Faculty Awards: November, Suspended until further notice

Ellison Medical Foundation: New Scholars Program in Aging: November

Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics: August

Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship Program: July

NIH Director's Early Independence Award (EIA): August

NSF Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC): May/June

NSF Biological Research Collections (BRC): January

NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM):  To be announced

NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC): To be announced

NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12): To be announced

NSF Research Traineeship Program

: (Formerly IGERT) March/June

NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI): Internal Downselect - August; NSF Deadline - January

NSF Math and Science Partnership (MSP): May

NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI): To be announced

NSF Partnerships for International Research & Education (PIRE)

NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM):  March / June

NSF Science and Technology Centers (STC): October

David & Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering: January  / April

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences: July / November

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement (ORAU): October / January

Searle Scholars Program: Internal - June;  Searle Deadline - September

USDA International Science and Education (CSREES): November

This is only a partial list of programs administered by OVPR.  If you are interested in a limited submission program not listed above, please contact our office by emailing

For more information or questions, please email