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Limited Submissions

Limited Submissions

Many federal, state, and private funding agencies issue requests for proposals that limit the number of applications they will accept from an institution. The University of Oklahoma (OU) has established a process to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select applicants to submit proposals in response to those programs. The following process is designed to support an equitable review while preventing any disqualifications due to submissions from OU beyond the allowed number.

Process for Opportunities Identified by ORS

  • Select a funding opportunity from the table on this website.
  • Submit an internal application via web form by the stated deadline to notify the Office of Research Services (ORS) of your interest in submitting to the program.
  • If there are fewer internal applications submitted than allowed, ORS notifies the PI(s) they are approved to move forward with proposal(s).
  • If there are more internal applications submitted than allowed, a Peer Review Committee may be convened to review internal proposals.
  • ORS notifies PI(s) of the results of the internal competition.

Opportunities not listed on this website/Opportunities whose internal deadlines have passed

ORS identifies limited submission funding opportunities through internet searches, web services, funding databases, and historical opportunities.  However, despite the best efforts of ORS, not every funding opportunity may be identified.  

Anyone who wishes to apply to a limited submission opportunity that is not posted on the Limited Submissions webpage or a Limited Submission opportunity whose internal application deadline has passed should contact ORS at ors_limitedsubs@ou.edu to indicate interest in submitting to the program.  Include a link to the program solicitation/program guidelines in the email. 

Open Limited Submission Opportunities

Limited Submission Program

Internal Applications

Due Date

Sponsor Submission Deadline

Sponsor Limitations

NSF Regional Innovation Engines

6/10/2022 – Internal Applications

 

6/30/2022-Type-1 and Type-2 Concept Outlines

 

8/31/2022-Type-1 LOI

 

9/29/2022-Type-1 Full Proposals

 

One (1) application per organization

The Internal Application Deadlines for the Following Programs Have Passed.

Limited Submission Program

Internal Application

Due Date

Sponsor Submission Deadline

 

Sponsor Limitations

 

 

NSF Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC)

 

5/17/2022 – Internal Applications

8/01/2022 – Preproposal

Two (2) applications per organization

 

NSF Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS)-Virtual Organizations (RINGS-VO)

 

5/11/2022 – Internal Applications

8/01/2022-Full Proposal

One (1) application per organization

 

W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program

 

5/6/2022-Internal Notice-of-Intent (NOI)

 

5/23/2022-Internal Phase 1 Concept Paper

 

11/1/2022- Keck Foundation Phase I Applications

 

2/15/23 – Phase II Full Proposal-by invitation

 

One (1) Phase 1 application from each of the two specific research areas per organization

 

NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

 

5/6/2022 – Internal Applications

9/6/2022 – Full Proposal

Two (2) applications per organization across all Tracks

 

NSF IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED)

 

4/28/2022 – Internal Applications

7/18/2022

Two (2) applications per organization across RED Innovation and RED A&I

 

For all tracks PI must be a department head/chair (or equivalent) 

 

Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award

 

4/22/2022 – Internal Applications

6/24/2022 - LOI

One (1) proposal per organization

DOE Randomized Algorithms for Combinatorial Scientific Computing

4/22/2022 – Internal Applications

5/19/2022-Pre-Application

Two (2) applications per organization

 

NEA Grants for Arts Projects

 

4/21/2022 – Internal Applications

7/7/2022 – Pre-application (Grants.gov)

One (1) application per organization

 

DOE 2022 Multifaceted Integrated Capability Centers (MMICCs)

 

 

4/21/2022 – Internal Applications

5/17/2022-Pre-Application

Two (2) applications per organization

 

DOE EXPRESS: 2022 Exploratory Research for Extreme-Scale Science

 

4/20/2022 – Internal Applications

5/12/2022-Pre-Application

Six (6) applications per organization

 

DOE Data Visualization for Scientific Discovery, Decision-Making, and Communication

 

4/19/2022 – Internal Applications

5/10/2022-Pre-Application

Two (2) applications per organization

 

DOE Management and Storage of Scientific Data

 

4/19/2022 – Internal Applications

5/05/2022-Pre-Application

Two (2) applications per organization

 

NEH Summer Stipends

 

4/18/2022 – Internal Applications

9/21/2022-Application

Two (2) applications per organization

 

DoS Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) FY 2022 Arts Envoy Program

 

4/14/2022 – Internal Applications

5/16/2022 - Application

One (1) application per organization

 

Conservation, Food & Health Foundation

 

4/8/2022 – Internal Applications

7/1/2022-Concept Application

One (1) application per organization

 

DoE Artificial Intelligence Research for High Energy Physics

 

3/30/2022 – Internal Applications

4/21/2022 -Letter of Intent

Four (4) applications per organization

 

DoE Urban Integrated Field Laboratories (IFL)

 

3/29/2022 – Internal Applications

4/19/2022 – Pre-Application

One (1) application per organization

 

NIH Immune Drivers of Autoimmune Disease (IDAD) (U01)

 

 

3/28/2022 – Internal Applications

7/1/2022-Full Proposal

One (1) application per organization

 

NSF Innovation Corps Hubs Program

 

3/22/2022 – Internal Applications

(extended)

4/7/2022 – Full proposal

One (1) proposal/institution

 

NIH Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education

 

3/21/2022 – Internal Applications

 

5/30/2022 – Application

One (1) proposal/institution

 

NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Research Partnerships (PFI)

July Cycle

 

3/15/2022 – Internal Applications

 

7/13/2022

One (1) proposal/institution

DoE Research and Development Pilot Program (RDPP)

 

3/02/2022 – Internal Applications

 

4/20/2022

Two (2) proposals per institution

NSF Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure

 

2/28/2022 – Internal Applications

 

5/16/22 – Full Proposal

One (1) proposal/institution for the CIP project class

 

DoE Chemical and Materials Sciences to Advance Clean Energy Technologies and Low-Carbon Manufacturing

 

2/23/2022 – Internal Applications

 

3/16/22 – Pre-applications

5/17/22 – Applications

Up to two (2) multi-PI proposals

 or

Up to three (3) single-PI proposals

                                                  

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

 

2/23/2022 – Internal Applications (extended)

 

5/17/2022 – Applications

One (1) proposal/institution as lead                                                      

NSF Research Visioning for CISE: Future Research Directions for the CISE Community (CISE-RV)

 

2/15/2022 – Internal Applications

 

5/10/2022 - LOIs

10/5/2022 – Proposals

One (1) proposal/institution as lead                                                      

NSF ADVANCE:  Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)

2/11/2022 - Internal Applications

4/28/2022 – Pre-proposal (IT)

8/1/2022 – LOI (Adaptation/Partnership)

8/4/2022 – Full (Catalyst)

10/5/2022 – Full (IT)

11/2/2022 – Full (Adaptation/Partnership)

One (1) lead proposal per institution across all tracks

NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)

2/04/2022-Internal Applications

6/20/2022 – pre-proposal

11/22/2022 – Full (by invitation only)

One (1) proposal/institution                                                      
MRSEC proposal must contain a minimum of 2 IRGs and a maximum of 3 IRGs. (Interdisciplinary Research Group)

NSF Expanding Capacity in Quantum Information Science and Engineering (ExpandQISE Track-2)

2/7/2022 – Internal Applications

 

4/1/2022 - LOI

5/6/2022 – Full Proposals

 

Up to two (2) Track 2 proposals per lead institution are allowed.

DOE ASCR EXPRESS: Randomized Algorithms for Extreme-Scale Science

2/9/2022 – Internal Applications

April 2021 - last year’s pre-applications

May 2021 - last year’s full applications

Likely up to three (3) pre-applications/applications as the lead institution

NSF Cultural Transformation in the Geoscience Community (CTGC)

2/10/2022 - Internal Applications

3/14/2022 – LOI

5/2/2022 – Full Proposals

One (1) proposal/institution, regardless of track                                                      

NSF EPSCoR RII Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows; RII Track 4:FAST

1/26/2022

4/12/2022 – Full proposal

RII Track-4:NSF :Three (3) proposals/institution

RII Track-4:FAST: Not Eligible/institution

Community Facility Support: Synchrotron-based analytical capabilities advancing Earth and Environmental Sciences research and training

2/1/2022

3/4/2022 – Full proposal

One (1) proposal/institution

NSF Scholarships in STEM Network (S-STEM-Net)

1/10/2022

2/2/2022 – LOI

3/22/2022 – Full Proposal

One (1) proposal/institution for each S-STEM-REC and S-STEM-Hub

DOE Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC): Partnership in Nuclear Physics

1/10/2022

2/24/2022 – LOI

4/26/2022 – Full application

Two (2) LOI/applications per institution

DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers EFRC

1/4/2022

 

2/15/2022 – Pre-application

5/3/2022 - Full proposal

Three (3) Pre-proposals or full proposals per institution

DOE Building EPSCOR-State/National Laboratory

12/20/21

1/13/22 – Pre-Application

4/7/2022 – Full proposal

Three (3) pre-applications per (lead) institution

 DOE SC_BES Computational Chemical Sciences

12/20/21

1/7/22 – Pre-Application

3/25/22 – Full proposal

Two (2) pre-applications and applications per (lead) institution

Oklahoma Arts Council: Major Grant Support Program

12/15/2021

2/15/2022 – Full proposal

Five (5) projects/institution

National Endowment for the Arts: Grants for Art Projects

12/14/2021

2/10/2022 – Grants.gov

2/22/2022 – Full proposal

One (1) proposal/institution

Norman Arts Council (NAC) Hotel Motel Tax Fund Grant Program

 

12/6/21 – Internal Applications

1/21/2022 – Full proposal

Three (3) proposals/institution

ORAU: Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

11/30/2021

1/7/2022 – Full proposal

Two (2) nominees/institution

NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

11/30/2021

1/24/2022 - LOI

2/24/2022 – Full application

One (1) application per school/college

Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program

11/23/2021

1/4/2022 – LOI

3/30/2022 – Full proposal

One (1) LOI/institution

NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2  Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)

 

11/15/21

12/20/21 – LOI

1/31/22 – Full Proposal

One (1) proposal/institution

Council on Library and Information Resources: Recordings at Risk Program

11/15/2021(extended)

12/15/2021 – Full proposal

One (1) proposal/institution

Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships(STC)

Discovery and Innovation to Address Vexing Scientific and Societal Challenges

11/12/21

2/1/22 – Pre-Proposal

8/29/22 – Full Proposal

Three (3) preliminary proposals/lead (1center per lead)

NSF (IGE) Innovations in Graduate Education

11/11/2021

3/25/2022 – Full proposal

Two (2) proposals/institution

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics(S-STEM)      

11/10/2021

3/16/22 – Full proposal

Track 2,3 and collaborative planning grants

One (1) per discipline

 

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

11/8/2021

2/2/2022 – Full proposal

One (1) nomination/institution

NSF Centers for Innovation and Community Engagement in Solid Earth Geohazards

11/8/2021

11/30/2021 – LOI

3/15/2022 – Full proposal

Two (2) proposals across both tracks/lead

NSF Facilitator of Polar STEAM (Polar STEAM)

11/4/2021

2/22/2022 – Full proposal

One (1) proposal/institution

NSF National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes Accelerating Research, Transforming Society, and Growing the American Workforce

11/02/2021

01/14/2022 - Preliminary proposal

05/13/2022 – Full proposal

Two (2) proposals/institution

NSF Community Facility Support: Synchrotron-Based Analytical Capabilities Advancing Earth and Environmental Sciences Research and Training

10/18/2021

3/4/2022 – Full proposal

One (1) proposal/institution

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: Moore Inventor Fellows

10/18/2021

11/12/2021 – Nominations

12/13/2021 – Applications

Two (2) nominations/institution

NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Research Partnerships (PFI)

10/15/2021

1/12/2022 – Full proposal

One (1) proposals/institution/cycle

DOE Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing: High Energy Physics

10/13/2021

12/15/2021 – LOI

2/9/2022 – Full proposal

Two (2) LOI’s/Lab proposals

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts-Carter Manny

10/11/2021

11/15/2021 – Full application

One (1) application per department/unit

Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

9/21/2021

11/17/2021 – Full Application

12/1/2021 – Letters of Support

One (1) nomination/category/institution

Simons Investigators

9/17/2021(extended)

10/20/2021 - Nominations

Two (2) nominations/area; one (1) in Theoretical Physics

NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program

9/9/2021

1/19/2022 – Full proposal

Three (3) proposals/institution

Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program

9/7/2021

9/27/2021 – Full application

One (1) application per STEM2D discipline/institution

NIH COBRE Phase 1

9/1/2021

12/27/2021 – Letters of Intent

1/27/2022 – Full Proposals

One (1) application/institution

Kinship Foundation: Searle Scholars Program

8/27/2021 (extended)

9/30/2021 – Full proposal

One (1) nominee/institution Norman Campus and HSC alternate submission opportunities. OU-Norman should submit again in 2021

FY21 DEPSCoR: Capacity Building

8/16/2021

9/20/2021 – White Papers

2/22/2022 – Full Proposals (by invitation)

One (1) application/institution

NSF  Research Traineeship (NRT)

8/12/2021

 

9/6/2021 – Full Proposal

 

Two (2) proposals/institution

DoE Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic Program

8/12/2021

9/10/2021 – Concept Paper

11/5/2021 – Full Proposal

One (1) concept paper and one full application for each subtopic

DoE EERE Advancing Wave Energy Technologies through Open Water Testing at PacWave

8/11/2021

8/13/2021 – Concept Paper

10/5/2021 – Full Application

One (1) concept paper and application each for Topic Areas 1 and 2/institution

NSF Competition for the Management of Operations and Maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)

8/11/2021

10/01/2021 – LOI

1/31/2022 – Full proposal

One (1) LOI/institution

NSF Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections

8/9/2021

10/8/2021 – Full proposal

One (1) proposal/institution

NSF 2024 American National Election Study Competition (ANES)

8/2/2021

9/20/21– LOI

12/10/21- Full Proposal

One (1) proposal/institution

NSF GERMINATION: Germination of Research Questions for Addressing Critical Societal Challenges

7/27/2021 (extended deadline)

8/27/2021 – LOI

10/29/2021 – Full proposal

One (1) proposal/institution

NEA American Rescue Plan

7/21/2021

8/12/2021 – Part 1 (Grants.gov)

9/2/2021 – Part 2 (ARTS Portal)

One (1) proposal/institution

NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science

7/15/2021

10/4/2021 – LOI

1/25/2022 – Full proposal

One (1) proposal/lead institution

W.M. Keck Foundation: Science and Engineering and Medical Research Grants

6/10/2021 (Fall Cycle)

11/1/2021 – Full proposal

One (1) Phase I application per/institution

Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award (SIA)

5/31/2021

6/24/2021 – LOI

10/5/2021 – Full proposal

One (1) PI per application

Mallinckrodt Foundation Grants

5/14/2021

8/1/2021 – Full proposal

One (1) application/institution

DoE ASCR Data Reduction for Science

5/3/2021

5/6/2021-Pre-Application

6/4/2021- Application

Two (2) applications/institution

NIH: Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01)

4/30/2021

6/30/2021 – LOI

7/30/2021 – Full application

One (1) application/institution

Grand Challenges in Integrative Geospace Sciences: Advancing National Space Weather Expertise and Research toward Societal Resilience(ANSWERS)

4/27/2021

8/23/2021 – Full proposal

One (1) ANSWERS award received/(lead)institution and  PI/Co-PI on only (2) ANSWERS proposals

Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Notice of Funding Opportunity

4/27/2021

6/7/2021 – Full Proposal

One (1) proposal/institution

NEH (ARP)  American Rescue Plan: Humanities Organizations

4/23/2021

5/14/2021 – Full Application

One(1) nomination as a single entity with subordinate entries

DoE ASCR Data-Intensive Scientific Machine Learning and Analysis

4/19/2021

4/23/2021 – Pre-proposal

5/27/2021 – Full proposal

Two (2) pre-applications and applications (lead)/institution

NEH Summer Stipends

4/12/2021

9/22/2021 – Full proposal

Two (2) proposals/institution

DoE BES Data Science to Advance Chemical and Materials Sciences

4/12/2021

4/14/2021 – Pre-proposal

6/8/2021 – Full proposal

Two (2) pre-applications and applications (lead)/institution

Critical Minerals & Materials: Chemical and Materials Sciences Research On Rare Earth and Platinum Group Elements

4/7/2021

4/12/2021 – Pre-proposal

6/9/2021 – Full proposal

Two (2) pre-applications and applications/institution

DoE ASCR Entanglement Management and Control in Transparent Optical Quantum Networks

4/2/2021

4/5/2021 – LOI

5/17/2021 – Full proposal

Two (2) LOI’s or applications/lead institution

Conservation, Food & Health Foundation Grant (July Cycle)

 

7/1/2021-Concept Paper

One (1) application/institution per calendar year

William T. Grant Scholars Program

3/25/2021

6/16/2021 – Reference letter

7/7/2021 – Full application

One (1) application/college

DoE ASCR: Integrated Computational and Data Infrastructure (ICDI) for Scientific Discovery

3/25/2021

4/2/2021 – LOI

5/14/2021 – Full proposal

Three (3) LOI’s or applications per institution

Pew Trust: Biomedical Scholars Program

3/17/2021

5/17/2021 – Institutional nomination

9/1/2021 – Full application

One (1) proposal/institution Norman Campus and HSC alternate submission opportunities (HSC will submit – 2022)

DOE Materials and Chemical Sciences Research for Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide

3/15/2021

3/30/21 – Pre-proposal

5/18/2021 – Full proposal

Two (2) Pre-proposals or applications/institution

NIH Screening for Conditions by Electronic Nose Technology (SCENT) (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

3/8/2021

5/10/2021 - LOI

6/10/2021 – Full proposal

One (1) proposal/institution

NSF Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services &Support (ACCESS)

3/3/2021

6/16/2021 - Full proposal

One (1) proposal/lead institution

EDA Build to Scale Program

3/1/2021

4/29/2021-Full Submission

 

One (1) application per track (Venture Challenge & Capital Challenge)/institution

 

DOE Chemical Upcycling of Polymers

2/25/2021

3/10/2021 Pre-proposal

5/12/2021 Full proposal

Two (2) pre-applications and applications/institution

NSF Enabling Quantum Leap: Quantum Interconnect Challenges for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems (QuIC-TAQS)

2/23/2021

4/12/2021 – Pre-proposal

6/14/2021 – Full proposal

One (1) preproposal/institution

DOE  Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) X-STACK

2/9/2021

3/1/2021 – Pre-proposal

4/12/21 – Full proposal

Two (2) pre-application and application (lead)/institution