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Limited Submissions: External Programs with Institutional Limits

These programs typically recur annually or once every two years and have institutional limits. Internal reviews for them are announced to faculty via email prior to the agency/foundation due dates.

For more information about the internal review process for programs from federal agencies, please contact Kate Bullard, PhD ( at the OVPRGS.

For more information about programs from foundations, please contact Matthew Mattern ( at the Office of Economic Engagement.

National Science Foundation: listing of currently active limited submission programs

FALL (August to January)

Federal Agencies Foundations
NEH Summer Stipends Searle Scholars Program
Department of Energy: Engineering Frontiers Research Centers (EFRC) Microsoft Research Faculty Fellows
NSF: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) (cost share required) NOW ACTIVE Keck Foundation (cost share required)
NSF: Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) Beckman Young Investigator Award
NSF: Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC)  

NSF Partnerships for Innovation - Building Innovation Capacity (PFI-BIC)     NOW ACTIVE

NSF Research Traineeship (NRT)  

SPRING (February to July)

Federal Agencies Foundations
NSF: Partnerships in International Research (PIRE) Keck Foundation (cost share required)
NSF Physics Frontiers Centers Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Awards
NSF Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase 1  
NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1  
Department of Energy: Computational Materials Science  


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