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, conrad_monson@byu.edu or Kristen Kellems, kckellems@byu.edu).
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 PIRE program is currently closed.

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 (conrad_monson@byu.edu) or Kristen Kellems (kckellems@byu.edu).

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

Submission Deadline TitleDescriptionFunderAmountOther Due Dates & Notes
9/19/2018Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer ScienceThis program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics (STEM) in-service and pre-service teachers, full-time community college faculty, and university faculty and students to enhance the scientific disciplinary knowledge and capacity of the STEM teachers and/or community college faculty through participation in authentic summer research experiences with engineering and computer science faculty researchers.NSF
$5,800,00
Full Proposal: 3rd Wednesday in September
9/27/2018Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) ProgramThe Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training. The program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.NSF
$4,000,000Full Proposal: 9/27/2018, 9/27/2019
9/28/2018NEI Center Core Grant for Vision Research (P30)This program is designed to enhance an institution's environment and capability to conduct vision research and to facilitate collaborative studies of the visual system and its disorders.NIH
$2,000,000
Full Proposal: 9/28/2018, 9/18/2019
10/11/2018Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), invites grant applications for funding Education and Research Centers (ERCs) that are focused on occupational safety and health training, research training, education and outreach.NIH
$24,000,000
Letter of Intent: 8/13/2018, 8/16/2019
Full Proposal: 10/11/2018, 10/18/2019
10/12/2018Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)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. NSFEstimated $1,000,000-$2,500,000Full Proposal: due 2nd Friday in October, annually thereafter
11/7/2018Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments.NSF$33,000,000 - $44,000,000Full Proposal: 11/7/2018, 11/6/2019
1/22/2019Major 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. NSF$75,000,000 Full Proposal Window: January 1 - January 19, Annually Thereafter
1/25/2019Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority ParticipationThe overall goal of the program is to assist universities and colleges in diversifying the nation's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce by increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded to populations historically underrepresented in these disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.NSF
$22,300,000
Full Proposal: Last Friday in January
1/25/2019Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) Successful Collaborative Program Grant applications will bring together scientists to apply complementary approaches to work on an important and well-defined problem. Applications may address any area of science within the NIGMS mission, which is to support basic research that increases understanding of biological processes at a range of levels, from molecules and cells to tissues, whole organisms and populations. NIH
$10,000,000 Letter of Intent: 12/25/2018, 30 days prior to the application due date

Full Proposal:
1/25/2019, 5/25/2019, 1/25/2020, 5/25/2020
2/6/2019National 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. NSF$300,000-$3,000,000Letter of Intent: 12/6/2018, 12/6/2019
Full Proposal: 2/6/2019, 2/6/2020
Letter of intent is required.
2/7/2019Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards ProgramThe awards program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. The program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The Camille and Henry Freyfus Foundation, Inc.
$75,000Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2013. Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity.
2/22/2019Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEMCultivating 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.NSF
$3,150,000.00
Full Proposal: due 2/22 annually thereafter
2/28/2019Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01)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. NIH$3,000,000Letter of Intent: 1/28/2019, 30 days prior to the application due date

Full Proposal: 2/28/2019, 2/28/2020
3/27/2019
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ProgramThe program seeks: 1) to increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the workforce or graduate programs in STEM; 2) to improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and 3) to generate knowledge to advance understanding of how factors or evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities affect the success, retention, transfer, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM of low-income students.NSF
$75,000,000.00 - $95,000,000.00
Full Proposal: due Last Wednesday in March, Annually Thereafter
4/17/2019Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30)The broad overall goal of an EHS CC is to identify and capitalize on emerging issues that advance improving the understanding of the relationships among environmental exposures, human biology, and disease. NIH$6,000,000
Letter of Intent: 3/17/2019
5/1/2019W. M. Keck Foundation Research ProgramThe Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field.W. M. Keck Foundation$500,000 - $5,000,000Useful Link: Grant Cycle Timeline
5/24/2019Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences and Mentoring Activities for underrepresented undergraduate freshmen and sophomores in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field, especially those fields which broadly impact bioengineering. The ESTEEMED program is intended to support underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. It will prepare these participants for an Advanced Honors Program, such as a MARC U-STAR (T34) program and institutional program with similar goals, in the junior and senior years and subsequently, to pursue a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and a biomedical research career in academia or industry.NIHLetter of Intent: 3/17/2019
6/4/2019
Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)
The objective of the Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program is to develop, deploy and integrate security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity, resilience and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow. CICI seeks three categories of projects:
NSF$10,000,000 - $12,000,000
Organizations are limited to 2 CICI proposals
7/5/2019
William T. Grant Scholars ProgramThey fund research that increases our understanding of:
-programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and
strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.
William T. Grant Foundation
$350,000
One application per institution
8/1/2019Mallinckrodt GrantsAny domestic biomedical institution, whether solely research or educational, is invited to submit one candidate for the Mallinckrodt Board's consideration.Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation$60,000
Each institution is allowed to submit one proposal. Applicants should be in the first to fourth year of their tenure track faculty position and not have current R01 funding.
8/17/2019Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30) The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for the Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (D-CFAR) program to provide administrative and shared research support to enhance HIV/AIDS research. D-CFARs provide core facilities, expertise, resources, and services not readily obtained otherwise through more traditional funding mechanismsNIH
$3,750,000
Letter of Intent: 7/17/2019
One application per institution
8/17/2019Centers for AIDS Research (P30)The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for the Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) program to provide administrative and shared research support to enhance HIV/AIDS research. The program emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration across all areas of HIV/AIDS research.
NIH
$15,000,000
Letter of Intent: 7/17/2019
One application per institution
9/11/2019
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
The Adaptation track supports the adaptation and implementation of evidence-based organizational change strategies, ideally from among those developed and implemented by ADVANCE projects. Adaptation awards may also be made to a STEM organization to implement systemic change strategies focused across all STEM disciplines, several STEM disciplines, or within one STEM discipline.NSF
$1,000,000Letter of Intent: 8/14/2019
This is for the Adaption track.
Applicants are allowed to submit one proposal in the competition to either the IT or the Adaptation track but not both.
10/24/2019Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants (T03)The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), invites grant applications for Training Project Grants (TPGs) that are focused on occupational safety and health training.NIH
$3,000,000Letter of Intent: 8/26/2019
1/15/2020
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
The Institutional Transformation (IT) track supports the development of innovative organizational change strategies to produce comprehensive change within one non-profit two-year or four-year academic institution across all STEM disciplines. IT projects are also expected to contribute new research on gender equity in STEM academics. NSF$3,000,000Letter of Intent: 8/26/2019
This is for the IT track.
Applicants are allowed to submit one proposal in the competition to either the IT or the Adaptation track but not both.