Current Internal Deadlines

Increasingly funding sources are including in their program announcements limits on the number of applications an organization can submit to the program. For current programs ORSP has identified as having organizational limits, an Internal Deadline has been established in the event that an internal competition to select applicants is necessary. This listing is not all-inclusive. If you are aware of new announcements that include organizational limits, please notify Beverly Page, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, 532-5045,, so that an announcement with an internal deadline can be included in the Funding Bulletin and included on this list.

Calendar months link to internal deadlines, not actual program deadlines. Please consult the listings on a regular basis since they are updated as new information becomes available.

Limited Submission - 2014

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44-5 Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42) (NIH)

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is announcing the continuation of the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program, referred to as Superfund Research Program (SRP) Centers. SRP Center grants will support problem-based, solution-oriented research Centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and environmental science and engineering disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative, community engagement, research translation, training, and research support functions. The scope of the SRP Centers is taken directly from the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, and includes: 1) advanced techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effect on human health of hazardous substances; 2) methods to assess the risks to human health presented by hazardous substances; 3) methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment; and 4) basic biological, chemical, and physical methods to reduce the amount and toxicity of hazardous substances. Only one application per institution is allowed. RFA-ES-14-001 (NIHG 11/22/13)

Deadline: Internal 1/10/2014; Letters of Intent 3/10/2013; Applications 4/10/2014


3-5 NIH Director's Biomedical Research Workforce Innovation Award: Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) (DP7) (NIH)

The purpose of this FOA is to seek out, identify and support bold and innovative approaches designed to broaden graduate and postdoctoral training, such that training programs reflect the range of career options that Ph.D. graduate students and postdoctoral (regardless of funding source) pursue and that are required for a robust biomedical, behavioral, social and clinical research enterprise. Collaborations with non-academic partners are encouraged to ensure that experts from a broad spectrum of research-intensive and research-related careers contribute to coursework, rotations, internships or other forms of exposure. This program will establish a new paradigm for graduate and postdoctoral training; awarded institutions will work together to define needs and share best practices. Only one application per institution is allowed. RFA-RM-13-019 (NIHG 1/17/14)

Deadline: Internal 2/3/2014; Letters of Intent 1/28/2014; Applications 3/31/2014


45-8 Botanical Dietary Supplemental Research Centers (BDSRC) (P50) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to support research centers to develop and apply cutting-edge, transdisciplinary approaches to the study of botanicals with relevance to human health, that are found as ingredients in dietary supplements. These centers are expected to synergistically integrate a range of relevant disciplines (e.g., phytochemistry, botany, and expertise utilizing models ranging from in silico through in vitro to in vivo) to conduct innovative research to elucidate the interactions between complex botanical products and human biology. The long-term goal of this program is to support development of the preclinical data required for optimal design of rigorous, definitive clinical research on complex botanical products. The focus of this FOA is on research on the mechanisms of action of botanicals traditionally used for health maintenance, or on botanicals with strong evidence of promise for improving objective, quantitative measures of organism resilience. Use of relevant vertebrate and invertebrate models is strongly encouraged. Only one application per institution is allowed. RFA-OD-14-001 (NIHG 12/6/13)

Deadline: Internal 2/6/2014; Letters of Intent 4/6/2014; Applications 6/6/2014



4-5 Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN) 2014 Focus: Urban Sustainability (NSF)

The goal of the Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) competition is to bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers, educators, managers, policymakers and other stakeholders to conduct collaborative research that addresses fundamental challenges in sustainability. The 2014 SRN competition will fund research networks with a focus on urban sustainability. Proposals should identify an ambitious and nationally important theme in urban sustainability, present a creative and innovative research agenda that builds upon existing work in this area, and describe how a network of researchers and other stakeholders will be supported that integrates a variety of disciplines, sectors and backgrounds in order to create new perspectives and yield significant new understanding and knowledge. A single organization may submit a maximum of three proposals as the lead institution. There is no limit to participation as a partner institution. It is not likely that the SRN program will provide support for more than one SRN from any one lead institution in this competition. NSF 14-534

Deadline: Internal 2/28/2014, Proposals 4/29/2014

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8-1 Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering (NSF)

This solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. The focus of the FY 2014 competition is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. Recognizing disciplinary differences and priorities, NSF's investment in research and development in undergraduate STEM education encompasses a range of approaches. These approaches include: experiential learning, assessment/metrics of learning and practice, scholarships, foundational education research, professional development/institutional change, formal and informal learning environments, and undergraduate disciplinary research. Both individually and integrated in a range of combinations, these approaches can lead to outcomes including: developing the STEM and STEM-related workforce, advancing science, broadening participation in STEM, educating a STEM-literate populace, improving K-12 STEM education, encouraging life-long learning, and building capacity in higher education. Only 1 proposal may be submitted by a US academic institution as the lead institution with the following exception: A US academic institution may submit a second proposal if it is focused on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. NSF 14-541

Deadline: Internal 3/27/2014; Proposals 5/27/2014



10-2 Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (R25) (NIH)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this NIGMS R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focuses on research experiences, courses for skills development and mentoring activities. Only one application per institution is allowed. PAR-14-121

Deadline: Internal 3/28/2014; Applications 5/1/2014, 1/26/2015

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    12-2 Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) (NSF)

    Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: `What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice? Which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?' Do certain labs have a `culture of academic integrity'? What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings? Successful proposals will include a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or other factors. An eligible organization may only submit one application.  NSF 14-546

    Deadline: Internal 4/18/14; 6/17/2014, 2/17/2015, 2/16/2016


    13-3 NIH Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (R25) (NIH)

    The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this NIH Blueprint R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences, Courses for Skills Development, and Mentoring Activities. The fully integrated research experiences, courses for skills development, and mentoring activities should prepare undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences to enter Ph.D. degree programs in the neurosciences. To accomplish this goal, this initiative will provide institutional awards to develop neuroscience research education programs consisting of collaborative partnerships integrated across different educational institution types. Each collaborative research education partnership must have the following components: a) a research-intensive institution that has an established neuroscience or neuroscience-related program, b) partnership between institution(s) that have a substantial enrollment of undergraduates from populations nationally underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, c) integrated curriculum/academic enhancement and research training activities designed to increase participants' preparation to enter doctoral programs in the neurosciences, and d) well-described plans to provide early communication and interaction between participating students and graduate neuroscience programs across the country. Only one application per institution is allowed. RFA-NS-14-010 (NIHG 3/28/14)

    Deadline: Internal 4/18/2014; Letters of Intent 4/28/2014; Applications 5/28/2014



    14-1 Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations (DOE)

    This DOE announcement which appeared in last week's Funding Bulletin (FB 13-8) limits the number of Concept Papers submitted from an institution to one. Please notify Dr. Guikema ( by the Internal Deadline Date if you wish to submit. DE-FOA-0000978

    Deadline: Internal 4/18/14; Concept Papers 4/28/14


     2-1 National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (NSF)

    The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate training that ensure that graduate students develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program initially has one priority research theme - Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE); in addition, proposals are encouraged on any other crosscutting, interdisciplinary theme. In either case, proposals should identify the alignment of project research themes with national research priorities and the need for innovative approaches to train graduate students in those areas. NRT projects should develop evidence-based, sustainable approaches and practices that substantially improve STEM graduate education for NRT trainees and for STEM graduate students broadly at an institution. NRT emphasizes the development of competencies for both research and research-related careers. Strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, museums, and academic partners that enhance research quality and impacts and that facilitate development of technical and transferable professional skills are encouraged. Creation of sustainable programmatic capacity at institutions is an expected outcome. Proposals accordingly are expected to describe how institutions will support the continuation and institutional-level scaling of effective training elements after award closure. An institution can submit 2 applications, one of which must be in DESE. NSF 14-548

    Deadline: Internal 4/20/2014; Letters of Intent 5/20/2014; Proposals 6/24/2014


    15-8 Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishing Safety and Health Resources (U01) (CDC)

    NIOSH is soliciting applications to conduct agricultural injury and disease research. While emphasis will be placed on proposals in the areas of forestry/logging, vulnerable populations and research to practice efforts, any application associated with occupational safety and health concerns in this work sector will be accepted. Only one application per institution is allowed. PAR-14-175 (NIHG 4/11/2014)

    Deadline: Internal 4/25/2014, 8/26/2014; Letters of Intent 5/5/2014, 9/26/2014; Applications 6/9/2014 10/31/2014




    13-9 Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Awards (ADA)

    The American Diabetes Association's Pathway to Stop Diabetes will transform diabetes research by identifying brilliant scientists and providing them with the resources needed for breakthrough discoveries. Initiator Awards, for post-doctoral talent on the cusp of their research careers, provide the means to establish independent careers, hire staff and -- most importantly -- focus completely on conducting their innovative research. The two-part funding is designed to support the transition from trainee to independent investigator. Accelerator Awards, for scientists early in their careers and for scientists interested in applying their expertise in a new field, provide the freedom to continue their work undistracted. This in turn will help to accelerate their research in those potentially novel areas that hold high promise for a breakthrough in the fight to Stop Diabetes. Institutions may nominate a maximum of one investigator per grant cycle. The nomination can be in either Pathway award type: Initiator or Accelerator.

    Deadline: Internal 5/1/2014; Applications 7/1/2014


    14-11 International Research Network Connections (IRNC) (NSF)

    The International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program supports high performance network connectivity required by international science and engineering research and education collaborations involving the NSF research community. NSF expects to make a set of awards to: 1) link U.S. research networks with peer networks in other parts of the world and leverage existing international network connectivity; 2) support U.S. infrastructure and innovation of open network exchange points; 3) drive innovation and state-of-the-art capabilities for Research and Education (R&E) Network Operation Centers (NOC); 4) stimulate the development, application and use of advanced network measurement capabilities and services across international network paths; and 5) support community engagement in training and human and network capacity building, and coordination in advanced network engineering. The organizational limit of 2 applies to IRNC: Backbone proposals only. NSF 14-554

    Deadline: Internal Backbone 5/7/2014; Proposals 7/7/2014



    13-2 William T. Grant Scholars Program (Grant)

    The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines, who have demonstrated success in conducting high-quality research and are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise. Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued professional development. Applicants must: submit a project that is consistent with the Foundation's Current Research Interests; address issues that have compelling relevance for theory, and policies or practices, affecting youth ages 5 to 25 in the United States or a vulnerable subpopulation of those youth; and have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. Major divisions of an institution (i.e., College of Arts & Sciences) may nominate only one applicant each year. (TGA 4/14)

    Deadline: Internal 5/9/2014; Nominations 7/9/2014


    17-1 Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) (NSF)

    This NSF initiative, announced in Issue 12, March 23, 2014, of the Funding Bulletin, failed to include an Internal Deadline. An organization may submit only 1 proposal for this competition. (NSF 14-544)

    Deadline: Internal 5/12/14; Proposals 6/16/14


    18-4 2014 Farmers Market Promotion Program Grants (USDA)

    The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced the availability of competitive grant funds in fiscal year (FY) 2014 to be awarded through the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP). The goals of FMPP grants are to increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, or assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of domestic farmers' markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. An applicant is limited to no more than one grant in a grant-funding year. USDA-AMS-FMPP-2014 (GG 5/8/2014)

    Deadline: Internal 5/20/2014; Proposals 6/20/2014


    19-6 NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25) (NIH)

    The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program is to invest in educational activities that enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12), teachers and students from underserved communities with a focus on Courses for Skill Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development or Informal Science Education (ISE) exhibits, and Outreach activities. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the SEPA Scientific/Research Contact to be advised on the appropriateness of the intended P-12 STEM or ISE project for the SEPA program objectives and Office of Science Education/SEPA priorities. Only one application per institution, normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or EIN number, is allowed.

    Deadline: Internal 5/30/2014; Letters of Intent 6/30/2014; Applications 7/30/2014




    20-10 Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) (NSF)

    The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds: 1) for improvements to secure, improve, and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; 2) to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community; and 3) to transfer collection ownership responsibilities. The CSBR program provides for enhancements that secure and improve existing collections, result in accessible digitized specimen-related data, and develop better methods for specimen curation and collection management. Requests should demonstrate a clear and urgent need to secure the collection, and the proposed activities should address that need. Biological collections supported include established living stock/culture collections, vouchered non-living natural history collections, and jointly-curated ancillary collections such as preserved tissues and DNA libraries. In a single round of the CSBR competition, only one proposal may be submitted from any individual collection within an organization. One organization may not submit more than three proposals to any one CSBR competition. NSF 14-564

    Deadline: Internal 6/11/2014; Proposals 8/11/2014, 7/13/2015v


    18-2 NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) (NSF)

    This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need, enabling them to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution. The program does not make scholarship awards directly to students. An Institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field. NSF 12-529

    Deadline: Internal 6/14/2014; Proposals 8/12/2014



    22-8 Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources (G20) (HHS)

    This FOA encourages applications from biomedical research institutions to seek funding to modernize and improve individual animal research facilities. Support can also be requested to upgrade animal care equipment in the facility. It is expected that all award funds will be expeditiously expended and that applicants will consider the use of sustainable technologies and design approaches. Only one application per institution is allowed. PAR-14-251 (GG 6/6/14)

    Deadline: Internal 6/26/2014; Applications 8/1/2014, 8/3/2015



    23-9 Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42) (NIH) (HHS)

    The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is announcing the continuation of the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program, referred to as Superfund Research Program (SRP) Centers. SRP Center grants will support problem-based, solution-oriented research Centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and environmental science and engineering disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative, community engagement, research translation, training, and research support functions. Only one application per institution is allowed. RFA-ES-14-007 (NIHG 6/13/14)

    Deadline: Internal 7/3/2014; Letters of Intent 8/3/2014; Applications 9/3/2014




    22-5 Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (NSF)

    The Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics will be a center to advance theoretical AMO physics and lead in motivating and explaining new experimental work in AMO and other areas of science. The goal of this institute is to foster cutting edge research, serve as a focus for theoretical AMO science, and to enhance the visibility of the field. It will bring together diverse groups both inside and outside of the AMO community to promote connections leading to frontier science, while fostering a vibrant environment at all levels from student to senior investigator. Funding for the institute is designed to foster major breakthroughs at the intellectual frontier of AMO physics by providing resources beyond those available to individual investigators or small groups, in an environment in which the collective efforts of the larger group can be shown to be seminal to promoting significant progress in the science and the education of students. No more than one proposal may be submitted by any one institution. NSF 14-570

    Deadline: Internal 8/8/2014; Proposals 12/8/2014




    21-2 ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) (NSF)

    The goals of the ADVANCE program are 1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers; 2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity in the STEM academic workforce; and 3) to contribute to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE also has as its goal to contribute to and inform the general knowledge base on gender equity in the academic STEM disciplines. There are three tracks with distinct purposes: the Institutional Transformation (IT) track; the Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst) track; and the Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks (PLAN) track. There is a limit of one proposal per eligible organization for Institutional Transformation and Institutional Transformation Catalyst Awards. NSF 14-573 (GG 6/3/2014)

    Deadline: Internal 8/15/2014; Letters of Intent 8/11/2014, 8/20/2014




    20-8 Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30) (NIH)

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research. The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC) program is designed to support and enhance the national research effort in nutrition and obesity. NORCs support three primary research-related activities: Research Core services, a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program, and an Enrichment program. Only one application per institution is allowed. RFA-DK-14-002 (NIHG 5/23/14)

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    Deadline: Internal 8/25/2014; Letters of Intent 10/25/2014; Applications 11/25/2014



    23-11 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (BWF)

    The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study what happens at the points where human and microbial systems connect. The program supports research that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of this encounter: how colonization, infection, commensalism and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones. Studies supported by the program may have their roots in pathogen or host biology but the focus of the work should be on the interplay of host and microbe. Research on under-studied infectious diseases, including pathogenic fungi, protozoan and metazoan diseases, and emerging infections is especially of interest. In addition, excellent animal models of human disease, including work done in veterinary research settings, are within the program's scope. A U.S. or Canadian institution-- including its medical school, graduate schools, and all affiliated hospitals and research institutes--may nominate up to two candidates. To encourage applications from veterinarians, institutions that nominate a researcher who holds the D.V.M. will be allowed three nominations.

    Deadline: Internal 9/3/2014; Applications 11/3/2014