Limited Submission Opportunities

Frequently federal agencies and foundations offer grants, awards and fellowships that limit the number of applications that can come from one institution. In order to increase the chances of the University of Louisville succeeding in such “limited submission opportunity” applications, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation has established a procedure to review pre-proposals in a timely fashion.

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research and Innovation (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, may preclude submission of the application through Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA).

For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed on this page, please email our .  To have your name added to our limited submissions opportunities mailing list, please register here

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Program NameSolicitationInternal Deadline
5:00 p.m.
Letter of Intent DeadlineSponsor DeadlineInternal Submission Notice
Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)PAR-17-22111/09/2018 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
04/24/201905/24/2019UofL Notice
Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)NSF 16-59411/14/2018 (Closed) 

(Partnerships Track);

(IT & Adaptation)

Prelim Proposal - -Institutional Transformation: 04/10/2019

Full Proposals - -Institutional Transformation: 01/16/2019

Adaptation - 09/11/2019

Partnerships - 01/09/2019

UofL Notice
Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering ResearchNSF 19-53412/12/2018
Not Applicable03/04/2019
(Full Proposal)
UofL Notice
NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM18-532 12/12/2018
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable02/22/2019UofL Notice
Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)(T32)PAR-19-03701/04/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable02/22/2019UofL Notice
EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4)NSF 18-52601/18/2019 -
Not Applicable03/12/2019UofL Notice
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)NSF 17-52701/22/2019 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable03/27/2019UofL Notice
International Sports Programming InitiativeSFOP000550801/25/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable02/22/2019UofL Notice
Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32)PAR-17-09601/25/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
04/25/201905/25/2019UofL Notice
Amgen Foundation GrantsN/AOn-goingNot ApplicableApplications accepted throughout the year, with decisions made quarterlyUofL Notice
Diabetes Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)RFA-DK-18-02002/08/2019
(Still Accepting Applications
05/20/201906/20/2019UofL Notice
Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Centers (BDSRC) (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)RFA-OD-19-00102/15/201903/15/201904/15/2019UofL Notice
Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)NSF 18-52902/15/2019Not Applicable04/02/2019UofL Notice
Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)NSF 19-51702/15/2019Not Applicable06/24/2019UofL Notice
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA)ED-GRANTS-012419-00202/20/2019Not Applicable03/25/2019UofL Notice
Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project GrantsBreast Cancer Alliance03/01/201905/05/201907/19/2019,
(Full Application By Invite)
UofL Notice
Creative Arts ExchangeSFOP000556103/01/2019Not Applicable04/01/2019UofL Notice
Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PAR-19-17803/01/2019Not Applicable05/31/2019UofL Notice
Innovations in Access to Care for Children and Youth with EpilepsyHRSA-19-05903/07/2019LOI04/22/2019UofL Notice
Networks for Oral Health Integration within the Maternal and Child Health Safety NetHRSA-19-05303/08/2019Not Applicable04/29/2019UofL Notice
Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations AwardSoli # - Brain Research Foundation03/15/2019LOI -06/28/2019UofL Notice
Post-conviction Testing of DNA Evidence - (PDF)NIJ-2019-1542303/15/2019Not Applicable05/06/2019UofL Notice
Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)NSF 15-57603/29/2019Not Applicable10/11/2019UofL Notice
American Diabetes Association’s Pathway to Stop Diabetes GrantAmerican Diabetes Asso03/29/2019Not ApplicableAmerican Diabetes AssociationUofL Notice
American Honda Foundation GrantsAmerican Honda04/05/2019Not Applicable08/30/2019UofL Notice
Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) Young Investigator GrantsBreast Cancer Alliance04/12/2019Not Applicable07/19/2019UofL Notice
NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)PAR-17-31205/10/201908/25/201909/25/2019UofL Notice
Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (42)PAR-15-30305/10/201908/16/201910/18/2019,
(Full Proposal)
UofL Notice
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) ProgramNSF 17-58505/24/2019Not Applicable09/27/2019UofL Notice
Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS)NSF 04-58205/31/2019Not Applicable08/31/2019UofL Notice
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and SitesNSF 17-57506/07/2019Not Applicable09/18/2019UofL Notice
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)NSF 17-57306/28/2019Not Applicable11/06/2019UofL Notice