Limited Submissions

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 Center for Research Excellence (CRE) 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 CRE of intent to apply.
  2. White Papers: If an internal competition is necessary, CRE 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, CRE 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
NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) 7/27/2020   1/25/2021 1
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends Program 8/24/2020   9/23/2020 2

Past Deadlines

Program Internal Intent Deadline Funding Agency Deadline
Department of Defense Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions: Equipment/Instrumentation Program 7/01/2020 8/28/2020
NIH Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25) 6/30/2020 7/24/2020
NIH Director's Early Independence Award 6/17/2020 8/4/2020
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration Susan Harwood Training Grants in three programs: 1) Training and Educational Materials Development, 2) Capacity Building Developmental and Capacity Building Pilot, and 3) Targeted Topic Training Topics. 6/10/2020 7/20/2020
U.S. Department of Energy's FY20 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement 6/08/2020 6/25/2020
NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) Program. 6/3/2020 1/26/2021
NIH Addressing Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality and Morbidity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) program 4/22/2020 5/29/2020
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) 4/16/2020 7/14/2020
NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites 4/14/2020 9/16/2020
The Pew Charitable Trusts Pew Biomedical Scholars Program 03/16/2020 09/10/2020
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Bridges to the Doctorate (T32) program 03/09/2020 09/25/2020
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), in three tracks: 1) Scholarship, 2) Fellowship, and 3) Faculty Development. 02/27/2020 04/10/2020
NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track  02/24/2020 07/08/2020
NIH Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary - Clinical Trial Optional Teams (RM1).  02/18/2020 04/27/2020
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) (T34) 02/10/2020 05/21/2020
NIGMS Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE) (T32) 02/10/2020 05/21/2020
Department of Justice Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus Program 01/06/2020 02/12/2020
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)  12/16/2019 03/25/2020
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences Energy Frontier Research Centers 12/09/2019 01/16/2020
UNC System Research Opportunities Initiative (ROI) 11/18/2019 03/01/2020
CDC:  Modeling Infectious Diseases in Healthcare Research Projects to Improve Prevention Research and Healthcare Delivery 11/12/2019 12/18/2019
ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award 11/11/2019 01/08/2020
NIH/NLM Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) 10/17/2019 01/17/2020
NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program 10/14/2019 01/19/2020
NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track 09/16/2019 01/08/2020
NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program 09/09/2019 12/06/2019
NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program (NSF 17-573) 08/21/2019 11/06/2019
NSF Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research (19-587) 08/19/2019 11/05/2019
UNC System Inter-institutional Planning Grant (IPG) Program for FY20 07/29/2019 09/01/2019
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program (NSF 17-85) 05/27/2019 09/27/2019
NIH Director's Early Independence Award (RFA-RM-19-008) 04/30/2019 09/13/2019
NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships 04/17/2019 06/25/2019
NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Computing in Undergraduate Education (IUSE: CUE)  04/04/2019 05/09/2019
NIH Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) 02/19/2019 05/25/2019
NSF Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research (19-534) 02/12/2019 03/04/2019
NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) (19-517) 01/28/2019 06/24/2019
NSF Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research (19-534) 12/10/2018 03/04/2019
NSF Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) (19-526)  12/03/2018 02/04/2019
NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Data Science Corps (DSC) 11/20/2018 02/04/2019
NIH/NIGMS Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25) 11/06/2018 01/24/2019
DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions: Equipment/Instrumentation 06/18/2018 08/16/2018
U.S. Department of State/U.S. Embassy Moscow Public Diplomacy Grants Program 04/12/2018 06/30/2018
DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers 12/12/2017 01/31/2018
NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) 11/13/2017 02/01/2018
Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) 11/03/2017 02/15/2018
NIH: Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) 10/16/2017 01/25/2018
Women's Impact Fund 09/07/2017 10/04/2017
NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes) 06/30/2017 09/18/2017
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
NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing for Integrated Systems 09/30/2016 01/13/2017
NEA ART WORKS 07/13/2016 07/14/2016
NIH Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13) 06/06/2016 11/17/2016