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
Amgen Foundation GrantsN/AOn-goingNot ApplicableApplications accepted throughout the year, with decisions made quarterlyUofL Notice
Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)NSF 15-57603/29/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable10/11/2019UofL Notice
Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) Young Investigator GrantsBreast Cancer Alliance04/12/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable07/19/2019UofL Notice
NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)PAR-17-31205/10/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
08/25/201909/25/2019UofL Notice
NSF Quantum Computing & Information Science Faculty Fellows (QCIS-FF)NSF 19-50705/10/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
07/01/2019 -
(Preliminary Proposal)
09/17/2019 - 09/27/2019 -
(Full Proposal Submission Window)
UofL Notice
Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (42)PAR-15-30305/10/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
(Full Proposal)
UofL Notice
Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30)PAR-17-23805/17/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
07/17/201908/17/2019UofL Notice
Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)PAR-19-07205/24/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
06/28/201907/31/2019 (Full Proposal)UofL Notice
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) ProgramNSF 17-58505/24/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable09/27/2019UofL Notice
NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program - Mission Critical Voice Test Equipment2019-NIST-MCVTE-0105/24/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable07/29/2019UofL Notice
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. FoundationEdward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation05/31/2019 - (Closed)Not Applicable08/01/2019UofL Notice
Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS)NSF 04-58205/31/2019 - (Closed)Not Applicable08/31/2919UofL Notice
Inclusive Excellence (IE3) CompetitionHoward Hughes Medical Institute05/31/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
07/31/201901/14/2020 (Pre-Proposal
12/01/2020 (Final Proposal
Invite Only)
UofL Notice
Physics Frontier Centers (PFC)NSF 19-57805/31/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable08/01/2019 - (preliminary proposal)
01/30/2020 - (full proposal by invitation only)
UofL Notice
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and SitesNSF 17-57506/07/2019 (Still Accepting Applications)Not Applicable09/18/2019UofL Notice
Informatics Pre-Doctoral Fellowship AwardsPHARMA Foundation06/14/2019 - (Closed)Not Applicable09/01/2019UofL Notice
Pharmacology/Toxicology Pre-Doctoral Fellowship AwardsPharma Foundation06/14/2019 (Closed)Not Applicable09/01/2019UofL Notice
Capacity Building for Sickle Cell Disease SurveillanceCDC-RFA-DD19-190606/15/201906/14/2019 - (LOI requested, but not required)07/22/2019 - (Full Proposal)UofL Notice
Strengthening Investigative Tools and Technology for Combating Child Sexual ExploitationOJJDP-2019-1498906/15/2019Not Applicable07/29/2019UofL Notice
USDA WIC Telehealth Innovations ProjectUSDA-FY19-WIC-TIP06/15/201906/25/201907/29/2019 - (Full Proposal)UofL Notice
Our Town Creative Placemaking GrantsNational Endowment for the Arts06/21/2019Not Applicable08/08/2019UofL Notice
Searle Scholars ProgramSearle Scholars Program06/21/2019Not Applicable09/27/2019UofL Notice
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)NSF 17-57306/28/2019Not Applicable11/06/2019UofL Notice
Establishment of a National Center on Restorative JusticeOMB No. 1121-032906/28/2019Not Applicable08/12/2019UofL Notice
Strengthening International Engagement on Security in CyberspaceSFOP000596806/28/2019Not Applicable08/09/2019UofL Notice
ORAU Events Sponsorship ProgramOak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)Fall - 07/03/2019

Spring - 12/20/2019
Not ApplicableFall - 09/01/2019

Spring - 03/01/2020
UofL Notice
Conference for Early Stage HIV/AIDS Researchers Using Nonhuman Primate Models (R13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PAR-19-26807/05/2019Not Applicable09/10/2019UofL Notice
Exploratory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (P20 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)RFA-AG-20-02307/12/201909/09/201910/09/2019UofL Notice
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends20190925-FT07/12/2019Not Applicable09/25/2019UofL Notice
WIC Breastfeeding Support CampaignUSDA-FNS-WIC-WBSC-1907/12/201907/24/201908/30/2019UofL Notice
Sloan Research FellowshipsAlfred P. Sloan FoundationContact Department Chair for InstructionNot Applicable09/16/2019UofL Notice
W. M. Keck Foundation Research ProgramW.M. Keck Foundation Research Program07/19/2019Not Applicable11/01/2019 - (Pre-proposal/application)
02/15/2020 - (Full proposal -
invitation only)
UofL Notice
KUH/NIDDK Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)RFA-DK-18-02407/19/201910/20/201911/20/2019UofL Notice
Advanced Computing Systems and Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering ResearchNSF 19-58707/26/2019Not Applicable11/05/2019UofL Notice
Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)RFA-AG-20-01907/26/201909/02/201910/02/2019UofL Notice
Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30 Clini-cal Trial Optional)RFA-DK-19-00407/26/201910/01/201911/01/2019 - (Full Proposal)UofL Notice
Critical-Zone Collaborative NetworkNSF 19-58608/09/2019Not Applicable12/02/2019UofL Notice
Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI)NSF 18-51308/16/2019Not Applicable01/01/2020 - 01/19/2020UofL Notice
Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student FellowshipAmerican Psychological Foundation08/23/2019Not ApplicableNovember 15, 2019UofL Notice
Advancing Public Scholarship on Religion and TheologyHenry Luce Foundation09/06/201910/15/201902/15/2020 - (Full Proposal By Invite Only)UofL Notice
Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)RFA-ES-18-00111/01/201901/28/202002/28/2020UofL Notice