Limited Submissions

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Limited submission opportunities (LSO) are funding opportunities where the sponsoring agency or foundation limits the number of applications allowed from each institution.  The Office of Research manages the internal process for determining which proposals are nominated for submission.  


Once an agency or foundation announces an LSO, the Office of Research announces internally to faculty via email in advance of the agency due date.  For a list of current opportunities, see the table below and visit Lehigh’s Infoready site.  If there is sufficient interest, PIs will be asked to submit white papers to be reviewed by the Office of Research and other relevant parties. We will contact the PI to let them know that their application has been nominated as part of the institutional limit.  

* If the PI finds a funding opportunity of interest that is a limited submission, they must contact the Office of Research before proceeding.  We will review the opportunity and determine next steps.

For current Limited Submission opportunities, visit Infoready.


Agency Name Cost Share   Foundation Name Cost Share
Dept of Energy: Computational Materials Science n/a   Carnegie Fellows n/a
Dept of Energy: Engineering Frontiers Research Centers (EFRC) n/a   Beckman Young Investigator Award n/a
NEH: Summer Stipends n/a   Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Awards n/a
NSF: All currently active limited submission programs n/a   Microsoft Research Faculty Fellows n/a
NSF: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) n/a   Searle Scholars Program n/a
NSF Physics Frontiers Centers n/a      
NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) n/a      
NSF Science and Technology Centers (STC) n/a      
NSF: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) n/a      
NSF: Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC) n/a    


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


For more information on the process for limited submissions from foundations, contact Matthew Mattern (