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 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
DOL Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program (FOA-ETA-23-31) U.S. Dept. of Labor May 30, 2024 Jul 01, 2024
National Endowment for the Arts: Our Town National Endowment for the Arts Thursday, May 30, 2024 - 4:00pm Aug 15, 2024
Macy Faculty Scholars Program Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 4:00pm Sep 15, 2024
W.M. Keck Foundation: Science & Engineering/Medical Research - Fall 2024 W.M. Keck Foundation Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 4:00pm Aug 15, 2024
NSF 20-554 ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) NSF Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 4:00pm Nov 06, 2024

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) National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program (NAPMP) Materials & Substrates

This NOFO seeks applications for research and development activities that...

Apr 12, 2024 Jul 03, 2024 Madhavan Swaminathan (CoE)
(CLOSED) NIH-PAR-23-114 Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)... Oct 17, 2024 Keefe Manning (CoE)
(CLOSED) NSF 23-538 Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) - Research Partnerships Track (September 2024)

An organization may not submit more than one (1) new or...

Sep 03, 2024 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) NSF 23-519 - Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

The Penn State Limited Submission Program manages the response to research funding opportunities for...

Nov 15, 2024 University Park Track 1: In Review; UP Track 2: Rebecca Passonneau; PS Behrend Track 1: Xioashi Zhang; PS Harrisburg Track 1: Aldo Morales. Non-UP slots available on a first come, first served basis. Contact limitedsubs@psu.edu if interested.
(CLOSED) Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Optional) - May 2024 (NIH PAR-23-077

Complex and challenging research questions...

May 29, 2024 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation: Spring 2024

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

Jan 19, 2024 Mar 22, 2024 Jun 07, 2024 Esther Gomez (CoE); Shyam Bansal (CoM); Wesley Raup-Konsavage (CoM); Alireza Mansouri (CoM)
(CLOSED) Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) Grants

The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) identifies and invests in leading edge research that...

Feb 01, 2024 Mar 01, 2024 Jun 01, 2024 Leonardo de Macedo Filho (CoM)
(CLOSED) NSF 24-537: General Social Survey Competition

The General Social Survey (GSS) is a nationally representative personal interview survey of the United States adult...

Mar 06, 2024 Jun 03, 2024 Aug 15, 2024 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) 2024 Clare Boothe Luce Program for Women in STEM

This opportunity is available to Commonwealth Campuses only. The Provost’s office has identified and...

Mar 14, 2024 Mar 25, 2024 Sep 02, 2024 Matthew Fury (PS Abington)
(CLOSED) William T. Grant Scholars Program 2024

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

Apr 09, 2024 Jul 03, 2024 Tiffany Nyachae (Education); Other colleges still eligible, and offered on a first come, first served basis - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply.
(CLOSED) 2025 Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research

The Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research is a national initiative designed to support promising...

Apr 12, 2024 May 15, 2024 Aug 28, 2024 Ilias Georgakopoulos Soares (CoM)
(CLOSED) 2025 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

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

Apr 12, 2024 May 15, 2024 Sep 05, 2024 Christopher Chen (CoM)
(CLOSED) NIH Director's Early Independence Award (DP5 - Clinical Trial Optional) (NIH RFA-RM-24-005)

The ...

Apr 26, 2024 Sep 06, 2024 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) Electronics Scrap Recycling Advancement Prize (E-SCRAP)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (...

May 01, 2024 Sep 04, 2024 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) Brain Research Foundation 2025 Scientific Innovations Award (SIA)

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

May 06, 2024 Jun 25, 2024 Aug 08, 2024 No Applicants, Now first come, first served - Contact LimitedSubs@psu.edu if you wish to apply
(CLOSED) NSF 24-565: NSF Regional Innovation Engines

The NSF Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines) program creates regional-scale, technology-driven, inclusive...

May 08, 2024 Jun 18, 2024 Joshua Robinson (E&MS)
(CLOSED) Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 2024

The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching...

May 20, 2024 Aug 01, 2024 PS Brandywine: Anna Sigmon
(CLOSED) National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (NSF 21-536)

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program seeks proposals that explore ways for...

May 22, 2024 Sep 06, 2024 In Review