Limited Submission Grants

Some sponsors have limits on the number of proposals that may be submitted from an organization. In these cases, an internal selection process is required to determine which proposals will go forward. Faculty wishing to participate are required to submit a pre-proposal (details at the bottom of this page) for an internal competition. If your proposal is selected to move forward, your proposal may require an internal or “red team” review. Additional information will be provided at the time of selection.

Below is a list of proposals known to limit the number of submissions, the sponsor deadlines, and the internal deadlines for pre-proposals. Instructions for submitting a pre-proposal follow this list.


Internal Deadline Program Sponsor Sponsor Deadline
February 9, 2023 Accelerating Research Translation (ART) National Science Foundation (NSF) May 9, 2023
November 25, 2022 Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program National Science Foundation (NSF) March 25, 2023
December 6, 2022 Innovation Corp Hub Program (I-CorpTM Hubs) National Science Foundation (NSF) April 6, 2023
March 15, 2023 CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service National Science Foundation (NSF) July 15, 2023
March 18, 2023 IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments National Science Foundation (NSF) July 18, 2023
April 7, 2023 ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) National Science Foundation (NSF) August 3, 2023
May 6, 2023 Research Traineeship (NRT) Program National Science Foundation (NSF) September 6, 2023
June 11, 2023 Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science National Science Foundation (NSF) October 11, 2023
June 16, 2023 BioFoundries to Enable Access to Infrastructure and Resources for Advancing Modern Biology and Biotechnology National Science Foundation (NSF) August 1, 2023
June 24, 2023 Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science National Science Foundation (NSF) October 24, 2023
September 1, 2023 Major Research Instrumentation Program National Science Foundation (NSF) January 1, 2024
September 10, 2023 Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) National Science Foundation (NSF) January 10, 2024
September 21, 2023 Ethical and Responsible Research National Science Foundation (NSF) January 21, 2024
October 19, 2023 Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics National Science Foundation (NSF) February 20, 2024
TBD MPS-Ascend External Mentoring National Science Foundation (NSF) TBD
TBD Nuclear Regulatory Commission NRC TBD
TBD 2022 Blavatnik National Awards The Blavatnik Family Foundation TBD
TBD Physics Frontiers Centers National Science Foundation (NSF) TBD
TBD Quantum Sensing Challenges for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems (QuSeC-TAQS) National Science Foundation (NSF) TBD
TBD Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Student Awards Program The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. TBD

If an internal deadline listed above is closed, please contact OSRP as opportunities may still be available.

Pre-Proposal and Internal Review Process

Pre-proposal Submission

Pre-proposals are submitted through this Google form, and must be received by 5:00 PM on the day of the internal deadline to receive full consideration. Email submissions will not be accepted. In case the number of pre-proposals received is fewer than the submission limit, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSRP) may accept late pre-proposal submissions.


The information required in by the pre-proposal Google form is

  • Sponsor, name of the program, solicitation number
  • PI and all personnel (including co-PIs, senior personnel, subcontractors, etc.) and their affiliation
  • Full title of the project
  • Proposal abstract: a one to three-page summary and a budget and budget justification

Internal Review Panel

The Vice Provost for Research (VPR), or designee, will convene an internal panel to review properly submitted summaries. The panel will meet to discuss the relative merits of the summary and to recommend the summary (ies) to be invited to submit. On rare occasions, the panel’s recommendations may not be accepted by the Vice Provost for Research based on University priorities or best interests. Decisions will typically be reached two weeks after the internal deadline.

Red Team Reviews of Proposals

Large or complex proposals will undergo red team reviews. The VPR will convene a red team review panel consisting of internal and/or external reviewers. The panel will receive an 80% complete draft of the proposal to the sponsor four weeks prior to the sponsor deadline, and will meet with the PI and his or her team to provide feedback three weeks prior to the sponsor deadline.

Please contact Domenica Pappas if you have any questions.