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-0001824: DOE EERE Building America Industry Partnerships and Research Priorities for High Performance Housing Innovation DOE of EERE Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 12:00pm Jun 11, 2018
Brain Research Foundation: 2019 Scientific Innovations Award Brain Research Foundation Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:00pm Jun 22, 2018
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Pew Trust Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 4:00pm Jun 29, 2018
HRSA-18-105 Rural Health Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT) HRSA May 25, 2018 Jul 02, 2018
NIH: Interaction of HIV Infection and Alcohol Abuse on Central Nervous System Morbidity (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-AA-18-011 NIH Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 4:00pm Jul 03, 2018
NEA Artworks NEA Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:00pm Jul 12, 2018
NEA Our Town NEA Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 4:00pm Aug 09, 2018
W.M. Keck Foundation: Science & Engineering/Medical Research Program W.M. Keck Foundation Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:00pm Nov 01, 2018
2018/19 NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships NSF May 21, 2018 Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:00pm Dec 21, 2018
2018/19 NSF - Major Research Instrumentation Program NSF Jul 31, 2018 Monday, August 27, 2018 - 4:00pm Jan 22, 2019

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) DE-FOA-0001909: Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences Materials and Chemical Sciences Research for Quantum Information Science

The Office...

Apr 23, 2018 May 24, 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) HRSA-18-007: Health Careers Opportunity Program: The National HCOP Academies

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce...

May 04, 2018 May 29, 2018 No applicants
(CLOSED) USAID - 7200AA18RFA00017 - Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research

A public webinar for Q & A will be on April 12, 2018 from 1:...

Apr 24, 2018 May 30, 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 Leung, Siu Ling (Bioengineering) 5/2/18
(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) Global Sports Mentoring Program - DOS ECA-ECAPEC-18-106

The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Sports Diplomacy Division, in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural...

Jun 01, 2018 Sikes, Michelle (Kinesiology) 5/7/18
(CLOSED) TechWomen Program - DOS ECA-ECAPEC-18-107

The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Professional Fellows Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA...

Jun 01, 2018 No applicants
(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) DE-FOA-0001912: Department of Energy (DOE) OOS BES Computational Chemical Sciences Research

The DOE SC program in Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces its...

May 09, 2018 May 16, 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Dabo, Ismaila (Materials Science & Engineering) 5/11/18
(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
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006555 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Education and Workforce Development

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce...

Jun 28, 2018 Chiles, Robert (Ag Econ, Sociology & Education); Hill, Kathleen (Center for Science and the Schools); McNellis, Timothy (Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology) 5/11/18
(CLOSED) RFA-HL-19-019 Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (R25 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports...

May 28, 2018 Jun 28, 2018 Wu, Rongling (Public Health Sciences, COM) 5/11/18
(CLOSED) Council on Library and Information Resources Recordings at Risk

Recordings at Risk is a national regranting program administered by CLIR to...

May 04, 2018 Jun 29, 2018 No applicants
(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