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 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 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.)

NSF Downselects:

OVPR Downselect Deadline Agency LOI Deadline Agency Final Deadline
NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

The Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) (NSF 15-528) program accepts proposals for...

Jan 24, 2017 Feb 15, 2017 ()
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) (NSF 17-527)

The program seeks: 1) to increase the number of low-income academically...

Feb 03, 2017 Mar 29, 2017 ()
NSF Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (S2I2) Conceptualization Award

Scientific Software Innovation Institutes (S2I2)...

Feb 01, 2017 Apr 11, 2017 ()
Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)

Advancements in data-driven scientific research depend on trustworthy and reliable cyberinfrastructure....

Jan 18, 2017 Mar 01, 2017 ()
Broadening participation in STEM

Program Title:

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in...

Jan 06, 2017 May 16, 2017 ()
Engineering, Arts/Design, and Math (STEAM) Gender Gap in Africa

The U.S. Mission to UNESCO (USUNESCO) announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a new...

Dec 22, 2016 Dec 14, 2017 Jan 31, 2017 ()
Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) Design and Development Launch Pilots

...

Jan 06, 2017 May 16, 2017 (Preliminary Proposal Due: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM)

Foundation/Private Organization Downselects:

OVPR Downselect Deadline Agency LOI Deadline Agency Final Deadline
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
ORAU Events Sponsorship Program

ORAU Events Grants provide up to $4,000 in support of events which...

Feb 07, 2017 Mar 01, 2017
The Keck Foundation
Keck Research Program - medical/science & engineering

Workshop Announcement: A session conducted by the CFR...

Jan 15, 2017 May 01, 2017
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Moore Inventor Fellows

Inspired by Gordon Moore’s passion for discovery, the competition seeks to...

Jan 15, 2017 Feb 08, 2017

Other Governmental Downselects:

Funding Agency Deadline to file Notice of Intent with Penn State OVPR Agency LOI Deadline Agency Final Deadline
DOE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PROJECTS FOR EMERGING RESEARCH EXPLORATION

Penn State can submit a total of 3 concept papers, one for each topic:

...

U.S. Dept. of Energy Jan 31, 2017

Currently Accepting Notices of Intent

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

Recent Past Competitions

NSF Limited Submissions:

Funding Agency Deadline to file Notice of Intent with Penn State OVPR Agency LOI Deadline Agency Final Deadline
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

Limit 4 per institution (2 for Traineeship Track; 2 for Innovations in Graduate Education Track).

NSF Jul 24, 2016 Dec 09, 2016 Feb 07, 2017

Foundation/Private Organization Limited Submissions:

Funding Agency Deadline to file Notice of Intent with Penn State OVPR Agency LOI Deadline Agency Final Deadline
American Heart Association: Strategically Focused Children Research Network

This opportunity seeks to have basic, clinical and/or population/behavioral health teams...

American Heart Association Nov 07, 2016 Dec 09, 2016 Feb 21, 2017

Other Governmental Limited Submissions:

Funding Agency Deadline to file Notice of Intent with Penn State OVPR Agency LOI Deadline Agency Final Deadline
EERE: Scaling Up the Next Generation of Building Efficiency Packages

DOE seeks proposals that drive innovation in real building technology demonstrations while also...

U.S. Dept. of Energy - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Nov 04, 2016 Feb 21, 2017 Sponsor Deadline for Concept Papers (Required): 11/21/2016 5:00pm ET