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 Senior Vice President for Research (SVPR), 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 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
Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 2023 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Jun 21, 2023 Aug 03, 2023
W.M. Keck Foundation: Science & Engineering/Medical Research - Fall 2023 W.M. Keck Foundation Monday, June 5, 2023 - 4:00pm Aug 15, 2023
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (NSF 21-536) NSF Division of Graduate Education Monday, June 12, 2023 - 4:00pm Sep 06, 2023
Macy Faculty Scholars Program - 2024 Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 4:00pm Sep 15, 2023
BioFoundries to Enable Access to Infrastructure and Resources for Advancing Modern Biology and Biotechnology (BioFoundries) (NSF 23-585) NSF Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 4:00pm Oct 02, 2023
G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation: Summer/Fall 2023 G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation Monday, June 19, 2023 - 4:00pm Sep 29, 2023
Pathways to Stop Diabetes Initiator and Accelerator Awards American Diabetes Association Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 4:00pm Aug 01, 2023
Mallinckrodt Foundation: Biomedical Early-stage Investigator Grants Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00pm Aug 01, 2023

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 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) Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) Investigative Journalism in Europe (SFOP0009648)

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights...

Jun 30, 2023 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (OPPE-018)

This notice announces the availability...

Jul 25, 2023 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation: Spring 2023

The mission of The G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation is to advance knowledge in the life...

Feb 15, 2023 Mar 31, 2023 Jun 16, 2023 Wang Kai (E&MS); Elizabeth Proctor (CoM)
(CLOSED) Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) FY23 Multi-Topic FOA (DE-FOA-0002997)

This FOA will fund high-impact, applied research and development and...

Mar 30, 2023 Apr 17, 2023 Jun 23, 2023 Topic 2: Jacqueline O'Connor (CoE); Topic 4: Hojae Yi (AgSci); Topic 5: Hojong Kim (E&MS); Topic 7: Juan Pablo Gevaudan (CoE)
(CLOSED) NSF 23-571: Building the Prototype Open Knowledge Network (Proto-OKN)

This program supports the creation of a prototype Open Knowledge Network — an interconnected...

Apr 24, 2023 Jun 20, 2023 Dongwon Lee (IST)
(CLOSED) William T. Grant Scholars Program


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

May 01, 2023 Jul 05, 2023 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) National Endowment for the Arts: Grants for Arts Projects July 2023 (All Disciplines)

An organization may submit only one application per calendar year...

May 03, 2023 Jul 06, 2023 Claire de Boer (CoM); Mandisa Haarhoff (CoLA); Pearl Gluck (Bellisario) Media Arts; Sita Frederick (Centre for the Performing Arts/A&A)
(CLOSED) NIH-PAR-23-114 Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)... May 04, 2023 Jun 07, 2023 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) NSF Engines Builder Platform

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) launched the ...

May 08, 2023 Jun 12, 2023 Mahmut Kandemir (CoE)
(CLOSED) Brain Research Foundation 2024 Scientific Innovations Award (SIA)

Brain Research Foundation’s Scientific Innovations Award (SIA) Program provides funding for...

May 10, 2023 Jun 22, 2023 Jun 22, 2023 Scott Simon (CoM)
(CLOSED) 2023 Clare Boothe Luce Program for Women in STEM

A collaborative proposal is being prepared centrally for University Park so the Limited Submission for...

May 11, 2023 May 31, 2023 University Park: Tonya Peebles (CoE), Tracy Langkilde (ECoS)
(CLOSED) National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends (20220921-FT)

NEH staff hosted a webinar describing the application and nomination processes and...

May 18, 2023 Sep 22, 2023 In Review - UP; Lindsey Keiter (PS Altoona)
(CLOSED) DOE Inertial Fusion Energy Science & Technology Accelerated Research (IFE-STAR) (DE-FOA-0003044)

The DOE SC program in Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) hereby...

May 22, 2023 May 30, 2023 Jul 11, 2023 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact if you wish to apply