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 the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA).

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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Title & UofL Instructions Solicitation Internal Deadline
5:00 p.m.
Letter of Intent Deadline Sponsor Deadline UofL Grand Challenge
Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25) PAR-20-223 First qualified application accepted 05/24/2021 - LOI Not Required

05/24/2022 - LOI Not Required
06/24/2021 - Full Application

06/24/2022 - Full Application
Amgen Foundation Grants Amgen On-going Not Applicable Applications accepted throughout the year, with decisions made quarterly 2
Inclusive Excellence (IE3) Competition Howard Hughes Medical Institute 05/31/2019
07/31/2019 01/14/2020 (Pre-Proposal); 
12/01/2020 (Final Proposal
Invite Only)
1, 3
Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories for Aging Research (P30 – Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-AG-21-009 07/03/2020
09/01/1010 10/01/2020 2, 3
Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation in Children and Adults (CTOT-CA) (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-AI-20-029 07/10/2020
30 days prior to sponsor deadline 10/09/2020 2
Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-AG-21-024 07/31/2020
09/29/2020 10/29/2020 2
Searle Scholars Program Searle Scholars Program 07/31/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 09/30/2020 2
Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) SNSF 15-576 08/28/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 10/09/2020
NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-AR-21-002 08/28/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
30 days prior to Application Deadline 10/06/2020 2
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science NSF 20-584 (replaced NSF 17-575 08/21/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 09/30/2020 3
WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program Johnson & Johnson 08/28/2020
(Technology, Math and Science categories are now closed. Other categories are still open.)
Not Applicable 10/03/2020 1, 3
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program NSF 20-595 09/04/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 11/04/2020 3
2021 Blavatnik National Awards Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists 09/11/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 10/28/2020 2, 3
National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes NSF 20-604 09/18/2020
Not Applicable 12/04/2020 3
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (IUSE:GEOPAths) NSF 20-516 09/18/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
11/17/2020 01/26/2021 - Full Proposal 3
NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-CA-20-048 09/24/2020
Not Applicable 11/18/2020 2
Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) NSF 18-513 09/25/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 01/01/2021 - 01/19/2021 2, 3
Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE) NSF 18-509 09/25/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
12/04/2020 (LOI) See solicitation for preliminary proposal and full proposal deadlines. 3
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program NSF 19-522 09/25/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
12/06/2020 (LOI Required) 02/06/2021 (Full Proposal) 3
Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science Simons Foundation 09/25/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 10/28/2020 3
Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research NSF 20-606 10/09/2020 Not Applicable 12/03/2020 3
Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-ES-20-014 10/16/2020 01/15/2021 02/15/2021 2, 3
NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-240 10/30/2020;
LOI due 30 days prior 01/25/2021;
1, 3
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-153 03/05/2021 LOI due 30 days prior 07/13/2021 -
(See solicitation)
Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) NSF 19-506 05/07/2021 Not Applicable 07/14/2021 2, 3
Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-107 05/28/2021 06/28/2021 07/28/2021 2
Mallinckrodt Grants Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation 07/09/2021 Not Applicable 08/01/2021 2