Limited Submission Programs

Some agencies place limits on the number of proposals that a university may submit in response to a particular Request For Proposals or funding announcement. For those programs in which more faculty express interest than are allowed by the program to submit, UNC Charlotte must internally screen all eligible and interested proposals to select those to be submitted.

UNC Charlotte Procedures for Limited Submission Programs

The Office of Proposal Development (OPD) follows these three steps when choosing internal candidates for grant programs with limited submissions:

  1. Program Announcement: Limited submissions announcements are sent to the appropriate departments by email. Included in the email is a deadline for notifying OPD of intent to apply.
  2. White Papers: If an internal competition is necessary, OPD solicits white papers from the proposal teams by sending an email with instructions for the format of the white paper and an explanation of how the selection will be made.
  3. Applicant Selection: The Vice Chancellor of Research and Economic Development decides whether the Faculty Competitive Grants Committee (FCGC) or the Deans and Provost will select the proposals that go forward. The FCGC selects proposals except when the funding opportunity targets an area of strategic importance to the University.

When the selection is made, OPD notifies the proposal teams and works with the winning team(s) to produce a competitive proposal.

Limited Submission Programs

Programs with active and past deadlines for the current year are listed below in internal intent deadline date order. We anticipate these programs to have similar deadlines in upcoming years, and will send email notifications and update this page when new information is available.  If you are interested in applying to a limited submission program, please send a completed Internal Letter of Intent to Lesley Brown by the program’s internal intent deadline.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) also provides a listing of their programs that accept a limited number of submissions from a single institution.


Active Deadlines

Program Internal Intent Deadline Internal White Paper Deadline Funding Agency Deadline Submissions Allowed
THE NEH Summer Stipends Campus Competition 08/28/2017 09/27/2017

Past Deadlines

Program Internal Intent Deadline Funding Agency Deadline
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program (NSF 17-585) 08/15/2017 10/25/2017
DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions 07/10/2017 08/10/2017
NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes) 06/30/2017 09/18/2017
NIH Bridges to the Doctorate and Baccalaureate Programs 06/29/2017 09/25/2017
NIH Director's Early Independence Awards 06/28/2017 09/22/2017
DHHS/OMH Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative 06/21/2017 08/01/2017
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grants 06/16/2017 08/01/2017
NSF Towards a Leadership-Class Computing Facility - Phase 1 05/30/2017 11/20/2017
UNC Inter-institutional Planning Grant (IPG) 04/10/2017 04/19/2017
UNC Research Opportunities Initiative (ROI) 04/10/2017 04/19/2017
NIH Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25) 03/24/2017 04/24/2017
NIH Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) 03/21/2017 05/25/2017
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) 12/22/2016 03/29/2017
ORAU Junior Faculty Enhancement Award 10/31/2016 01/09/2017
NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) 10/24/2016 01/11/2017
NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) (15-528) 10/21/2016 02/15/2017
NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing for Integrated Systems 09/30/2016 01/13/2017
NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (formerly IGERT) 09/07/2016 02/07/2017
DoD Research and Education Program for HBCU/MI: Equipment/ Instrumentation 07/18/2016 08/31/2016
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grants 07/15/2016 08/01/2016
NEA ART WORKS 07/13/2016 07/14/2016
NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (16-571) 07/08/2016 09/14/2016
NIH Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13) 06/17/2016 11/17/2016
NSF Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC) 06/06/2016 07/01/2016
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) 04/01/2016 05/16/2016
National Science Foundation: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science 03/14/2016 06/24/2016
NIH Bridges to the Doctorate & Baccalaureate Programs 08/07/2015 09/25/2015
NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs 04/17/2015 06/24/2015
HRSA Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) 04/07/2015 05/15/2015
IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (14-602) 10/03/2014 11/26/2014
U.S.-India Institutional Partnership Grants 08/01/2014 11/03/2014
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) 06/06/2014 07/30/2014
SAMHSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Professionals 06/03/2014 06/03/2014
NSF International Research Network Connections (IRNC) (14-554) 05/02/2014 07/07/2014