|Sponsor||Program||Internal Instructions||Internal Deadline||Sponsor Deadline|
|Blavatnik Family Foundation||Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists||Aug 25||November 15|
Effective July 24, 2017
Limited submissions are external sponsored funding opportunities that require an internal selection process because the sponsor limits the number of proposals and/or imposes specific restrictions on applications submitted by Tufts. This information is typically located in the “Eligibility” sections of funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).
The Limited Submissions Team in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) identifies limited submission opportunities and coordinates the university-wide review and nomination of applications for these opportunities to ensure such submission restrictions are met. For those limited submission opportunities from foundations, the OVPR collaborates closely with the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) to facilitate the process. Proposals cannot be submitted outside of the limited submissions process described below.
The process is designed to provide principal investigators and their teams with as much time as possible to prepare submissions to the sponsor while allowing for a fair management of internal competitions. If the time to sponsor deadline is too short for the full process, every effort will be made to ensure a quick nomination.
The OVPR and CFR identify limited submission funding opportunities through Internet searches, mailings, newsletters, invitations, and previous opportunities.
If a faculty or staff member identifies a limited submission prior to an OVPR announcement, that individual will notify the Limited Submissions Team immediately to ensure that the team is aware of the opportunity and that no more than the specified numbers of applications are submitted.
When a limited opportunity is identified, the OVPR will notify the research community by weekly email using a specialized email list. On rare occasions based on time to sponsor deadline, more than one limited submission announcement may be sent in a week.
The OVPR will also post the announcement to the limited submissions page.
Some limited opportunities are focused on a specific scientific area or are open only to a specific group. In these cases, the Limited Submissions Team will target the opportunity to those who match the sponsor’s eligibility requirements.
NOTE: Please be aware that the list used to disseminate the opportunities may not be comprehensive; faculty and staff are encouraged to notify colleagues of internal FOAs.
Anyone wishing to submit a proposal in response to a limited submissions announcement should send an e-mail of intent to the Limited Submission Team at email@example.com with the subject line: Limited Submission (PROGRAM NAME FROM ANNOUNCEMENT) by noon on the Friday after the announcement, unless otherwise noted.
The email of intent should include only the following:
If no more than the maximum number of applications are submitted, the Limited Submissions Team will notify the applicant(s) by the close of business on Friday that their submissions may move forward.
If the number of emails of intent exceed the maximum number allowed by the sponsor, potential applicants will be notified and asked to prepare an internal application that includes all material explicitly requested in the internal announcement, due by noon on the Wednesday after the email of intent is due unless otherwise noted. These materials will include:
If the number of internal proposals exceeds the institutional limit, a review committee will review all internal proposals according to the review criteria listed below.
The OVPR will select the candidate(s) based on the committee’s recommendations. Review feedback will be provided upon request. Information about the faculty review committee and selected candidate(s) is confidential.
All candidates will be notified of the final decisions of the committee via email. The department/school’s Lead Research Administrator and the Director of Pre-Award Research Administration will be cc’d on the official nomination letter.
If a proposal cannot be completed, please contact the Limited Submission Team immediately so another PI may have the opportunity to submit an application.
All proposals must be accompanied by an official letter of nomination from the Limited Submissions Team to be processed.
All nominees should work with their assigned research administrator in their department or school to prepare submission to the sponsor.
In addition, for foundation proposals the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) will work with the nominee(s) to review the foundations’ latest requirements, goals, previously funded proposals, and the university’s history and internal connections with the particular foundation. The appropriate CFR representative will be cc’d on the official nomination letter.
Review criteria are determined based on the criteria employed by the sponsor for each funding program. In general, limited submission internal proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:
We encourage researchers to collaborate with other groups at Tufts when possible. This team-based approach adds breadth to the proposal, while supporting the interdisciplinary focus that is increasingly promoted by federal and nonfederal agencies.
The Limited Submissions process is designed to offer applicants as much time as possible to develop their submissions to external sponsors. Limited Submission Opportunities will be announced a minimum of 3 months prior to sponsor deadline, or as soon as the Limited Submissions Team is alerted to the FOA. The typical timeline for limited submissions is as follows.
Please contact the Limited Submissions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about the limited submissions process.
|Sponsor||Program||Anticipated Sponsor Deadline|
|Brain Research Foundation||2018 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program||Jan 8|
|National Institutes of Health||Centers for HIV/AIDS‐Related Structural Biology (P50)||Jan 9|
|National Science Foundation||Program (MRI): Instrument Acquisition or Development||Jan 10|
|National Science Foundation||NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites||Jan 10|
|National Science Foundation||Nanomanufacturing for Integrated Systems (SNM-IS)||Jan 13|
|Center for Disease Control||Web-based Approaches to Reach Black or African American and Hispanic/Latino MSM for HIV Testing and Prevention Services||Jan 17|
|Department of Energy||Innovative Pathways||Jan 18|
|National Institutes of Health||Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25)||Jan 24|
|National Endowment for the Arts||NEA Big Read||Jan 26|
|National Institutes of Health||Research Education: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program (R25)||Jan 27|
|Health Resources and Services Administration||Maternal and Child Environmental Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN)||Jan 31|
|Health Resources and Services Administration||Autism CARES Act National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center||Jan 31|
|Department of Energy||Advanced Manufacturing Projects for Emerging Research Exploration||Jan 31|
|St. Baldrick’s Foundation||2017 St. Baldrick’s Foundation||Jan 31|
|Damon Runyon||Clinical Investigator Award||Feb 1|
|National Institutes of Health||Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Consortium (ACTC) (U24)||Feb 2|
|Mary Kay Foundation||Translational Research Grants 2017||Feb 3|
|Camile & Henry Dreyfus Foundation||Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program||Feb 8|
|National Science Foundation||National Innovation Network Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)||Feb 9|
|National Institutes of Health||Coordinating Center for Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process (PROSPR) (U24)||Feb 9|
|Dreyfus Foundation||Teacher-Scholar Awards Program||Feb 10|
|Health Resources and Services Administration||Autism Transitions Research Project (ATRP)||Feb 13|
|National Science Foundation||Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)||Feb 14|
|National Science Foundation||Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)||Feb 15|
|National Science Foundation||Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)||Feb 15|
|National Endowment for the Arts Art Works||Art Works||Feb 16|
|American Heart Association||Strategically Focused Children’s Research Network||Feb 21|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology||Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program (PSIAP)||Feb 28|
|National Institutes of Health||Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01)||Feb 28|
|Dr. Scholl Foundation||2017 Foundation Award||Mar 1|
|National Science Foundation||Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)||Mar 1|
|Health Resources & Services Administration||Optimizing Family Support for Families of Children with or at-risk for Congenital Zika Virus Infection in United States||Mar 2|
|United States Agency for International Development||Breakthrough-RESEARCH||Mar 3|
|Department of Energy||Plasma Science Facilities||Mar 3|
|National Institutes of Health||T Cell Reagent Research for the Study of Allergic Diseases (U19)||Mar 3|
|Health Resources & Services Administration||National Maternal and Child Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement||Mar 6|
|Department of Energy||Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program||Mar 7|
|Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration||FY 2017 Request for PRM Humanitarian Research Concept Notes||Mar 10|
|Health Resources & Services Administration||Maternal and Child Health Research Network Program Children with Special Health Care Needs Research Network (CSHCN-RN)||Mar 16|
|Health Resources & Services Administration||Maternal and Child Health Collaborative Office Rounds (MCH COR)||Mar 20|
|National Science Foundation||Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)||Mar 29|
|Health Resources & Services Administration||Area Health Education Centers Program (AHEC)||Mar 29|
|Department of Health & Human Services||Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity (“Partnership”)||Mar 31|
|Breast Cancer Alliance||Exceptional Project Grant||Apr 1|
|National Science Foundation||Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (S2I2)||Apr 11|
|National Science Foundation||Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) - Institutional Transformation (IT) Track||Apr 12|
|Aetna Foundation||2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program||Apr 14|
|National Institutes of Health||CTSA Program Data to Health (CD2H) Coordinating Center (U24)||Apr 14|
|American Honda Foundation||Grants for Education||May 1|
|National Institutes of Health||Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01)||May 1|
|Department of State||Department of State: FY 2017 Professional Fellows Program||May 1|
|National Science Foundation||Tomorrow's Internet Project Office (TIPOFF) Building on the Success of the Global Environment for Network Innovations||May 2|
|Health Resources and Services Administration||National Telehealth Resource Center Program||May 2|
|National Endowment for the Arts||Creativity Connects||May 4|
|Environmental Protection Agency||Field Implementation Meeting Support RFA||May 12|
|National Institutes of Health||Specialized Centers of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54)||May 15|
|National Institutes of Health||Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30)||May 17|
|National Institutes of Health||Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate — Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR)||May 24|
|National Institutes of Health||Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25)||May 25|
|National Institutes of Health||Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase III - Transitional Centers (P30)||May 26|
|National Institutes of Health||Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)||May 31|
|National Institutes of Health||Analysis of Data from NIA's Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project Follow-Up Study (U01)||Jun 5|
|United States Department of Agriculture||Mobile Technology for Child Nutrition Innovation Laboratory||Jun 5|
|United States Department of Agriculture||Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)||Jun 8|
|Health Resources and Services Administration||Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program||Jun 12|
|Brain Research Foundation||Scientific Innovations Award||Jun 29|
|National Institutes of Health||NIDCR Dental Specialty and PhD Program (DSPP)(K12)||Jul 3|
|William T. Grant Foundation||2017 Scholars Program||Jul 6|
|Smith Family Foundation||Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research||Jul 11|
|National Endowment for the Arts||Second Art Works||Jul 11|
|National Science Foundation||Towards a Leadership-Class Computing Facility - Phase 1||Jul 14|
|National Endowment for the Arts||Research Labs||Jul 18|
|Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation||Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr Foundation Early Investigators in Biomedical Research||Aug 1|
|American Heart Association||Strategically Focused Research Network: Vascular Disease||Aug 1|
|The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research||Accelerating Advances in Animal Welfare||Aug 2|
|Department of Homeland Security||S&T Center of Excellence for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense - Lead||Aug 4|
|National Science Foundation||Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers (2501 Program)||Aug 7|
|Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation||The Beckman Young Investigator Program||Aug 14|
|National Science Foundation||Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)||Aug 14|
|Alfred P. Sloan Foundation||2018 Sloan Research Fellowships||Sept 15|
|National Science Foundation||Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes)||Sept 18|
|National Institutes of Health||Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)||Sept 19|
|National Institutes of Health||Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)||Sept 22|
|National Institutes of Health||Research Education: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)||Sept 25|
|National Institutes of Health||Research Education: Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25)||Sept 25|
|National Institutes of Health||NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)||Sept 25|
|National Endowment for the Humanities||NEH Summer Stipends||Sept 27|
|Searle Family Kinship Foundation||Searle Scholars Program||Sept 29|
|National Endowment for Humanities|
|National Institutes of Health||NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30)||Oct 3|
|National Science Foundation||Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)||Oct 10|
|United States Department of Agriculture||Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship||Oct 11|
|National Science Foundation||Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)||Oct 13|
|Parker B. Francis||Parker B. Francis Fellowship Program||Oct 16|
|National Institutes of Health||Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers||Oct 19|
|Pew Charitable Trusts||2018 Pew Biomedical Scholars||Oct 23|
|Hearst Foundation||Funding Priorities||Oct 23|
|National Institutes of Health||Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs)||Oct 23|
|National Science Foundation||Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program||Oct 25|
|Massachusetts Environmental Trust||MET Grant Programs||Oct 30|
|Simons Foundation||Math+X Investigators||Oct 31|
|Simons Foundation||Investigators in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems||Oct 31|
|Greenwell Foundation||Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program||Nov 1|
|W.M. Keck Foundation||W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program: Call for Concept Papers||Nov 1|
|National Science Foundation||ISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)||Nov 2|
|National Science Foundation||Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) Supporting the Next Phase of NCN Nodes Programs||Nov 3|
|National Science Foundation||Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)||Nov 6|
|Disney Conservation Fund||Annual Conservation Grants||Nov 11|
|American Psychological Foundation||Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Graduate Research Fellowship||Nov 15|
|Blavatnik Awards||Awards for Young Scientists||Nov 16|
|National Institutes of Health||NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health (U19)||Nov 30|
|National Institutes of Health||Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (U54)||Dec 1|
|National Institutes of Health||Kidney Precision Medicine Project – Central Hub (U2C)||Dec 6|
|National Institutes of Health||BD2K Research Education Curriculum Development: Data Science Overview for Biomedical Scientists (R25)||Dec 7|
|National Science Foundation||Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML)||Dec 8|
|Rita Allen Foundation||Scholar Program Guidelines||Dec 9|
|National Science Foundation||Research Traineeship (NRT) Program||Dec 9|
|National Science Foundation||IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED)||Dec 9|
|Small Business Administration||Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (WVETP)||Dec 12|
|National Institutes of Health||Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (IBDGC) Genetic Research Centers (GRCs) (U01)||Dec 14|
|National Institutes of Health||Collaborative Consortia for the Study of HIV-Associated Cancers: U.S. and Low-and Middle-Income Country Partnerships (U54)||Dec 20|
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