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 or if you would like to receive a weekly digest of open limited submission opportunities.

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 OSVPR NOI Deadline OSVPR Downselect Deadline Agency Final Deadline
NSF 18-513 - Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) 2022/2023 NSF Jul 11, 2022 Jan 19, 2023
2023 Sloan Research Fellowships Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 4:00pm Sep 15, 2022
William T. Grant Institutional Challenge 2022 William T. Grant Foundation Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 4:00pm Sep 14, 2022
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: New Directions Fellowships Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Friday, July 29, 2022 - 4:00pm Sep 23, 2022

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:

OSVPR Downselect Deadline Agency LOI Deadline Agency Final Deadline Notes
(CLOSED) NSF 22-592 Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC)

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

Aug 01, 2022 Jan 27, 2023 Miguel Mostafa (ECOS); PSU is eligible to submit one additional proposal, contact limitedsubs@psu.edu if interested.
(CLOSED) IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED) (NSF 22-587)

Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (...

Jul 18, 2022 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce for High Energy Physics (RENEW-HEP) (DE-FOA-0002759)

The DOE SC High Energy Physics (HEP) program hereby announces its...

Aug 15, 2022 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 2022

The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young...

Aug 04, 2022 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) NSF 19-506 Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) - Research Partnerships Track

An organization may not submit more than one (1) new or resubmitted PFI-RP...

Jul 14, 2022 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) Energyshed: Exploring Place-Based Generation

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Energyshed: Exploring Place‐Based Generation funding opportunity...

Aug 01, 2022
(CLOSED) National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (NSF 21-536)

A mandatory notice if intent must be submitted at the InfoReady competition...

Sep 06, 2022 Allison Beese (E&MS); Christina Grozinger (AgSci)
(CLOSED) Research Visioning for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Future Research Directions for the CISE Community (CISE-RV) NSF 22-567

NSF’s...

May 10, 2022 Oct 05, 2022 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS) - Virtual Organization (RINGS-VO)

The Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS) program (...

Aug 01, 2022 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) NEH Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants - 20220517-CHA

NEH has two deadlines for this NOFO, May 17, 2022 and Sebtember 28, 2022....

Sep 28, 2022 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships NSF 22-521

The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports...

Nov 15, 2021 Feb 01, 2022 Aug 29, 2022 Vincent Crespi (ECoS); Mauricio Terrones (ECoS); Qing Wang (E&MS)
(CLOSED) NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program: FIRST Cohort (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)

The FIRST Cohort program aims...

Feb 24, 2022 Jul 12, 2022 Craig Newschaffer (HHD)
(CLOSED) Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Creating Equitable Pathways to STEM Graduate Education

The DEI in STEM Higher Education Program at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is...

Mar 17, 2022 May 01, 2022 Jul 31, 2022 Christina Grozinger (AgSci)
(CLOSED) William T. Grant Scholars Program 2022

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

Apr 04, 2022 Jul 06, 2022 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) 2023 Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research

The Penn State Cancer Institute has been invited by the Pew Charitable Trusts to nominate one candidate...

Apr 11, 2022 Sep 01, 2022 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) 2023 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding...

Apr 11, 2022 Sep 08, 2022 Ruobo Zhou (ECoS)
(CLOSED) Macy Faculty Scholars Program - 2023

Institutional Limit: This opportunity is limited to the College of Medicine & the College of...

May 04, 2022 Aug 01, 2022 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) NSF 22-555 Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (GEOPAths)

An organization may serve as sole submitting...

May 18, 2022 Sep 01, 2022 Kathleen Hill (Education)
(CLOSED) National Endowment for the Arts: Grants for Arts Projects July 2022 (All Disciplines)

An organization may submit only one application under these FY...

May 23, 2022 Jul 07, 2022 Mehrdad Hadighi (A&A)
(CLOSED) The Conservation, Food, & Health Foundation

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and...

May 24, 2022 Jul 01, 2022 Sep 01, 2022 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS) (NSF 21-580)

Cybersecurity is arguably one of the most important challenges confronting society in the information...

May 25, 2022 Jul 15, 2022 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) W.M. Keck Foundation: Science & Engineering/Medical Research - Fall 2022

Workshop Information: Foundation Relations and the Limited Submissions...

Jun 01, 2022 Nov 01, 2022 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends (20220921-FT)

NEH staff will host a webinar describing the application and nomination processes...

Jun 08, 2022 Sep 21, 2022 Amanda Scott (CoLA); Joshua Barnett (CoLA)
(CLOSED) Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW) - Earth and Environmental Systems (DE-FOA-002757)

The DOE Office of Science (SC) program in Biological and...

Jun 13, 2022 Jun 26, 2022 Aug 24, 2022 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) NIH Director's Early Independence Award (DP5 - Clinical Trial Optional) (NIH RFA-RM-22-021)

The ...

Jun 13, 2022 Sep 02, 2022 Patty Ssentongo (College of Medicine); Ashley Kuzmik (Nursing)
(CLOSED) National Endowment for the Arts: Our Town

Our Town is the NEA’s creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, the program supports...

Jun 16, 2022 Aug 04, 2022 Pearl Gluck (Communications); Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Ornamental Horticulture Grants 2022

The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust supports education and research in ornamental...

Jun 28, 2022 Jul 15, 2022 Aug 15, 2022 Mary Ann Smith (Penn State Schuylkill)
(CLOSED) Searle Scholars Program

The Searle Scholars Program gives grants to support independent research in medicine, chemistry, and the biological sciences for...

Jun 30, 2022 Sep 30, 2022