Limited Submissions

Funding agencies (sponsors) sometimes place limits on the number of letters of intent, pre-proposals or proposals that any one university may submit in response to a funding opportunity announcement (commonly referred to as a Request for Proposals – RFP). The following policy is designed to support an equitable review process while preventing any submission disqualifications due to submissions from The University of Alabama beyond the allowed number.

Click to view the University of Alabama Limited Submission Grant Application Policy

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Missing Announcements: Despite the best efforts of OSP, not every funding opportunity may be identified. Anyone who wishes to apply to a limited submission opportunity that is not posted below or included in the link to the comprehensive listing in Pivot should email the Limited Submission Coordinator (Angie Shotts at ashotts@research.ua.edu) with the PI’s name, name of the grant competition and a link to the program announcement.

Open Limited Submissions

To view the agency guidelines, click on the Opportunity Title.

Agency

Opportunity Title

Internal Deadline(s) and Procedures

Agency Deadline(s)

Specific Limitation

Status

HRSA,Health Resources and Services Administration Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program, HRSA-17-070
Faculty interested in submitting a proposal should email Angie Shotts and copy the PI's ADR by 4:30 p.m May 3, 2017. The email should state interest in submitting a proposal, state the project's PI, and clarify if the interest is in the Professional Track or the Paraprofessional Certificate Track. 
June 12, 2017 Applicants may submit up to two applications--one under the Professional Track and one under the Paraprofessional Certificate Track. Applicants may not submit two applications for either the Professional Track or Paraprofessional Track. For example, an institution may submit an application for a master's level professional counseling program (Professional Track) and an application for a community health worker program (Paraprofessional Certificate Track).
Open
William T. Grant Foundation William T. Grant Scholars Program
Contact your Associate Dean for Research for information on your college's internal procedure.
The online application will open on April 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST. All applications must be received by July 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST. Awards will be announced in March 2018. Applicants must be nominated by their institutions. Major divisions (e.g.,College of Arts and Sciences, Medical School) of an institution may nominate only one applicant each year.
Varies by College/School, contact your Associate Dean for Research.
NSF, National Science Foundation Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes), NSF 17-546
A Statement of Interest is due by 4:30 p.m. April 3, 2017. Email Angie Shotts and your ADR if interested in submitting a proposal.
September 18, 2017 An organization may participate as submitting organization (or, in the case of collaborative proposals, as the lead organization) for at most one proposal responsive to this solicitation.
Proposal submissions are limited to 1 per organization (except as non-lead in a collaborative proposal) to maintain a balanced geographic representation of the Regional Hubs and Spokes program and to increase diversity of participating institutions.
Closed
NIH, National Institutes of Health  NIMHD Specialized Centers of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54)
A group has been selected.
April 14, 2014 - Letter of Recommendation

May 15, 2017 - full proposal
Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed.
Closed
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award
Faculty interested a nomination should email Angie Shotts and copy their Associate Dean for Research by1:00 p.m. February 24, 2017.
Nominations Due: February 28, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. EST
Eligible Nominees Invited to Apply: by March 10, 2017
Applications Due: April 21, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. EST
Institutions of higher education, other nonprofit research institutions and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are encouraged to nominate up to two candidates for the New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research award. Nominees must be within the first three years of his or her tenure-track or equivalent faculty career.
Open for one nomination
NSF, National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites), NSF 14-547
Statement of Interest due by 4:30 p.m. on March 25, 2015. Email Angie Shotts if you are interested in submitting a proposal.
February 9, 2017 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1
Closed
NEH, National Endowment for the Humanities Creating Humanities Communities
Not applicable.
February 15, 2017 A lead institution may apply for only one Creating Humanities Communities grant in a calendar year.
Closed
NSF, National Science Foundation
Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI), NSF 17-528
A Statement of Interest is due by 4:30 p.m. February 1, 2017. Email Angie Shotts and your ADR if interested in submitting a
proposal.
March 01, 2017 Organizations are limited to 2 CICI proposals. These eligibility constraints will be strictly enforced in order to treat everyone fairly and consistently. In the event that an organization exceeds this limit, proposals received within the limit will be accepted based on earliest date and time of proposal submission (i.e., the first two proposals received will be accepted and the remainder will be returned without review). No exceptions will be made.
Remains Open
NSF, National Science Foundation
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM), NSF 17-527
Contact your Associate Dean for Research for information on your college's internal procedure.
March 29, 2017 An Institution may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of a Collaborative Research project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.
Varies by College/School, contact your Associate Dean for Research.
NSF, National Science Foundation
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SSE, SSI, S2I2), NSF 17-526
A Statement of Interest is due by 4:30 p.m. February 1, 2017. Email Angie Shotts and your ADR if interested in submitting a
S2I2 Conceptualization proposal.
April 11, 2017 - S2I2 Conceptualization Proposals There are no restrictions or limits for SSE and SSI proposals. Each organization may only submit one S2I2 Conceptualization proposal within the calendar year.
Remains Open
NEA, National Endowment for the Arts Art Works and Challenge America
Faculty interested in submitting a proposal should email a statement of interest to their Associate Dean for Research and Angie Shotts by 4:30 p.m. January 13, 2017.
Multiple Deadlines: Art Works (February 16 and July 13, 2017) ; Art Works: Creativity Connects (May 4, 2017) and Challenge America (April 13, 2017). An organization may submit only one application under these FY 2018 Art Works guidelines, with few exceptions as listed below:

Applicants to the Media Arts discipline at the July 13, 2017, deadline: An organization may submit more than one application in the Art Works category through the Media Arts discipline at the July 13, 2017, deadline.

Applicants for a Creativity Connects project: An organization may submit one additional application in the Art Works category for a Creativity Connects project.

If an organization applies to the Challenge America category, it may not submit another application to the Art Works category except for a Creativity Connects project.
Closed
NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN), FY 2017 & 2018
Pre-proposals are due by 12:00 p.m. December 20, 2016 to Angie Shotts with the PI's Associate Dean for Research copied.The pre-proposal must follow the format outlined in the UA Limited Submission Grant Application Policy.
State of Alabama internal competition due date: January 20, 2017

NASA Notice of Intent: 2/13/17; full proposal 3/19/2017
Up to two (2) proposals will be accepted from each Alabama research university for the state-wide internal competition managed by the Alabama Space Grant Consortium.
Closed
NSF, National Science Foundation Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES), NSF 17-522
Faculty interested in submitting a proposal should email a statement of interest to Angie Shotts and their Associate Dean for Research by 4:30 p.m. December 12, 2016.
Preliminary Proposal Due Date (required): February 14, 2017; Full Proposal Deadline: May 16, 2017
An organization may serve as the lead institution on only one Design and Development Launch Pilot preliminary or full proposal, although it may serve as a collaborating partner on other proposals.
Closed
The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
Pre-proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. November 30, 2016. Pre-proposals must follow the Limited Submission Grant Application Policy formatting guidelines. Pre-proposals should be emailed to Angie Shotts with the PI's Associate Dean for Research copied.
February 10, 2017
Institutions may make only one nomination annually for the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program.
Closed
NSF, National Science Foundation EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4), NSF 17-509
Faculty interested in submitting a proposal should email a statement of interest to Angie Shotts and the PI's Associate Dean for Research by 4:30 p.m. November 9, 2016. February 28, 2017
Only three (3) RII Track-4 proposals may be submitted in response to this solicitation by any single organization in a RII-eligible jurisdiction. If more than three proposals are received from any single institution for the RII Track-4 competition, all proposals from that institution are subject to Return Without Review. Closed
NIH, National Institutes of Health Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01), RFA-ES-15-020
Contact your Associate Dean for Research for information on procedures and deadline for your School or College. Letter of Intent Due Dates:
January 28, 2017; January 27, 2018. Application Due Dates: February 28, 2017; February 27, 2018.
Only one application per School or College within a University will be accepted. Contact your Associate Dean for Research for information within your School or College.
NSF, National Science Foundation ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE), NSF 16-594
Faculty interested in submitting a proposal should email a statement of interest to Angie Shotts and the PI's Associate Dean for Research by 4:30 p.m. September 19, 2016. Multiple deadlines, please see solicitation for a complete list. The first due date is a required Letter of Intent on December 14, 2016 for the Partnership track.
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 One for IT-Preliminary, Institutional Transformation (IT), or Adaptation; no limit for Partnership, ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network, and ADVANCE Longitudinal Evaluation:

IT-Preliminary: Non-profit academic institutions are allowed to submit one preliminary proposal in the competition.

IT and Adaptation: Non-profit academic institutions are allowed to submit one proposal in the competition to either the IT (if invited after the preliminary proposal stage) or the Adaptation track but not both.

•Non-profit, non-academic organizations are allowed to submit one Adaptation proposal in the competition and may also be a partner on Partnership and/or ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network proposals.

•A non-profit academic institution or non-profit, non-academic organization may be a partner on multiple Partnership proposals in the same competition but lead only one and may also be a partner on an ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network and/or an ADVANCE Longitudinal Evaluation proposal if appropriate.
Remains Open
NSF, National Science Foundation Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR), NSF 15-577
There will not be a UA internal competition for 2016. The CSBR will not accept proposals in 2016.  August 14 2017
In a single round of the CSBR competition, only one proposal may be submitted from any individual collection within an organization. One organization may not submit more than three (3) proposals to any one CSBR competition. Not applicable at this time