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 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
USDOJ - OVW-2019-17693- Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking on Campus Program Fiscal Year 2020 US Department of Justice Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 4:00pm Feb 12, 2020
2020-2021 Four Diamonds Faculty Research Grants Four Diamonds Fund Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:00pm Jan 29, 2020
2020-2021 Four Diamonds Trainee Research Grants Four Diamonds Fund Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:00pm Jan 29, 2020
2020-2021 Four Diamonds Pilot Projects in Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Grant Four Diamonds Fund Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:00pm Jan 29, 2020
NIH PAR-17-340 Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 2020 NIH Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:00pm May 25, 2020
NIDDK Diabetes in Acute Pancreatitis Consortium - Data Coordinating Center RFA NIH Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 12:00pm Mar 13, 2020
USDA - Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program (WAMS) 2020 USDA Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 4:00pm Feb 24, 2020
ORAU Events Sponsorship Program 2020 ORAU Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 4:00pm Mar 01, 2020
2020 Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Grants Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Grants Friday, February 7, 2020 - 11:59pm May 31, 2020
Packard Fellowships for Science & Engineering 2020 The David & Lucile Packard Foundation Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 4:00pm Apr 20, 2020

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:

OVPR Downselect Deadline Agency LOI Deadline Agency Final Deadline Notes
(CLOSED) NIH PAR-20-066 Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (R25 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - NOI

The NIH Research Education Program (R25)...

Feb 21, 2020 No Applicants
(CLOSED) NIH ES-18-001 Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) 2020 NOI

Institution Eligibility Special Notes:...

Jan 28, 2020 Feb 27, 2020 No Applicants
(CLOSED) NSF 19-522 Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and...

Dec 06, 2019 Feb 06, 2020 Huang, Sharon (IST) and Mackenzie, Sally (Biology, ECoS) 11/12/19
(CLOSED) NSF 20-530 Competition for the Management of Operations and Maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) NOI

NSF solicits proposals to...

Feb 21, 2020 Jun 19, 2020 No Applicants
(CLOSED) - Brain Research Foundation: 2020 Fay/Frank Seed Grant

Brain Research Foundation has invited Penn State to nominate one faculty member (Assistant or...

Nov 14, 2019 Jan 07, 2020 Mar 25, 2020 Mansouri, Seyed (Neurosurgery, College of Medicine) 12/3/19
(CLOSED) - ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

ORAU commitment to enriching the research skills and professional growth of young faculty members at ORAU...

Nov 21, 2019 Jan 28, 2020 Najem, Josef (Engineering), 12/10/19
(CLOSED) 2020 Dreyfus Foundation: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of...

Nov 21, 2019 Feb 06, 2020 Cotruvo, Joseph (Chemistry, ECoS) 11/27/19
(CLOSED) DE-FOA-0002204: Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences - Energy Frontier Research Centers

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Basic...

Dec 04, 2019 Jan 16, 2020 Apr 07, 2020 Susan Trolier-McKinstry (MatSE, E&MS); Rongming Chu (Elec. Eng, CoE), 12/19/2019
(CLOSED) NSF 19-609 Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)
  • NOTE: This solicitation replaces NSF 18-532 Cultivating Cultures for...
Dec 05, 2019 Feb 20, 2020 Canagarajah, Athelstan (Liberal Arts) 12/12/19
(CLOSED) W.M. Keck Foundation: Science & Engineering/Medical Research Program

The Powerpoint Presentation from the November 7 workshop is attached to this...

Dec 06, 2019 Feb 15, 2020 Currently in downselect
(CLOSED) NSF 20-516 LOI Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (IUSE:GEOPAths)... Dec 06, 2019 Dec 20, 2019 Feb 14, 2020 Klippel, Alexander (EMS) 12/10/19
(CLOSED) NSF 19-605 LOI Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)

A vigorous Mid-Scale Innovations Program (MSIP) was recommended by the 2010...

Dec 09, 2019 Dec 19, 2019 May 06, 2020 No applicants
(CLOSED) Agilent Early Career Professor Award
  • Description:

2020 Focus: Contributions to...

Dec 10, 2019 Feb 28, 2020 No Applicants
(CLOSED) RFA-CA-20-014 & RFA-CA-20-015 NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed... Dec 19, 2019 Jan 27, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 David Wooten (Physics, ECOS) 12/20/2019
(CLOSED) 2020 Macy Faculty Scholars Program

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is pleased to invite applications for the tenth class of Macy Faculty Scholars.

The...

Jan 06, 2020 Feb 05, 2020 No Applicants
(CLOSED) NSF 20-526 Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) 2020

A well-educated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (...

Jan 22, 2020 Mar 25, 2020

Foundation/Private Organization Downselects:

OVPR Downselect Deadline Agency LOI Deadline Agency Final Deadline
Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
(CLOSED) 2020 Macy Faculty Scholars Program

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is pleased to invite applications for...

Jan 06, 2020 Feb 05, 2020