Limited Submission Selection Process
Limited submission funding opportunities restrict institutions like BYU to a limited number of proposal submittals (typically one) for a particular funding opportunity. Here is the process for identifying and selecting limited submissions proposals that can be submitted by BYU:
1. Limited submissions opportunities are identified from: 1) external funders contacting the university, 2) research development describing opportunities through bulletins, emails and the research development website or 3) faculty finding opportunities.
2. Faculty indicate their intent to propose for a particular limited submission opportunity by contacting either their Associate Dean for Research or Research Development (Conrad Monson, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristen Kellems, email@example.com).
3. If there are too many faculty wanting to submit proposals for a particular opportunity, the Deans will select the faculty or group who can submit. The selection will be made using a set of criteria to evaluate the likelihood of success for each proposal.
4. Those who are not selected will be encouraged to work with research development to find alternative sources of funding for their proposals.
Limited Submission Opportunities
Listed below are some of the limited submission opportunities most commonly pursued by BYU faculty, followed by a table presenting additional opportunities.
NSF PIRE Opportunity
The NSF PIRE (Partnership for International Research and Education) is a limited submissions opportunity that will allow only one submittal from an institution. If you want to be considered for this opportunity, please email a three page description of your proposal to Conrad Monson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kristen Kellems (email@example.com).
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)
The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that ensure that graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.
Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation’s institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations.
The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences
The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences is awarded to an individual in a selected area of chemistry to recognize exceptional and original research that has advanced the field in a major way. The prize is awarded biennially and consists of a monetary award of $250,000, a medal, and a citation.
Additional Limited Submission Opportunities
|Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)||NSF||10/13/2017 (Full Proposal)||This program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States.||Estimated $1,000,000-$2,500,000|
|Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)||NSF||10/19/2017 (Full Proposal)||The SaTC program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity and privacy, and draw on expertise in one or more of these areas: computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences.||$3,000,000|
|Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs||NSF||10/19/2017 (Full Proposal)||CISE’s Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: the Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program; the Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program; and|
the Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program
|Polymers (POL)||NSF||10/31/2017 (Full Proposal)||The DMR Polymers Program supports fundamental research and education on polymeric materials and polymer science. The Program portfolio is mainly experimental and highly diverse with components of materials science, chemistry, physics, and other related disciplines.||See Record|
|Electronic and Photonic Materials (EPM)||NSF||10/31/2017 (Full Proposal)||The Electronic and Photonic Materials (EPM) program seeks to advance the field of electronics and photonics through basic, potentially transformative materials science research. The primary focus of the program is on novel materials and their integration that may offer new paradigms in critical computing, communication and sensing components, or enable advanced optoelectronics and photonics.||See Record|
|Metals and Metallic Nanostructures (MMN)||NSF||10/31/2017 (Full Proposal)||The Metals and Metallic Nanostructures (MMN) Program supports fundamental research and education on the relationships between processing, structure and properties of metals and their alloys. The program focuses on experimental research while strongly encouraging the synergistic use of theory and computational materials science.||See Record|
|Metals and Metallic Nano-structures (MMN)||NSF||10/31/2017 (Letter of Intent)||MMN is a program that supports fundamental research and education on the relationships between processing, structure and properties of metals and their allows. This Program focuses on experimental research while strongly encouraging the synergistic use of theory and computational materials science.||See Record|
|National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)||NSF||12/09/2017 (Letter of Intent)||The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that ensure that graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.||$300,000-$3,000,000|
|National Robotics Initiative 2.0||NSF||01/11/2018 (Full Proposal)||The goal of the National Robotics Initiative is to accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside or cooperatively with people. The purpose of this program is to support the development of this next generation of robotics, to advance the capability and usability of such systems and artifacts, and to encourage existing and new communities to focus on innovative application areas.||$3,000,000|
|Outstanding New Environmental Scientists||NIH||2/27/2018 (Full Proposal)||The Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award is intended to identify the most talented Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) who intend to make a long-term commitment to research in the Environmental Health Sciences and assist them in launching an innovative research program focused on the understanding of environmental exposure effects on people’s health.||$3,000,000|