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).

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Title & UofL Instructions Solicitation Internal Deadline
5:00 p.m.
Letter of Intent Deadline Sponsor Deadline UofL Grand Challenge
Amgen Foundation Grants Amgen On-going Not Applicable Applications accepted throughout the year, with decisions made quarterly 2
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
Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) NSF 18-513 09/25/2020
Not Applicable 01/01/2021 - 01/19/2021 2, 3
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program NSF 19-522 09/25/2020
12/06/2020 (LOI Required) 02/06/2021 (Full Proposal) 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
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Study Vaccine-elicited Immunity and Efficacy against Malaria (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-AI-20-064 10/30/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
01/08/2021 02/08/2021 2
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals HRSA-21-089 10/30/2020
Not Applicable 01/21/2021 1, 2
NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-240 10/30/2020-Still Accepting Apps;
LOI due 30 days prior 01/25/2021;
1, 3
Alcon Research Institute Grants Alcon 11/06/2020 - (Junior/Young Investigator Award)
-(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 02/01/2021 2
Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32) PAR-19-037 11/13/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 01/28/2021 2
NSF – EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) (NSF 21-518) NSF 21-518 11/13/2020
12/18/2020 01/25/2021 N/A
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) USDA 11/13/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 01/21/2021 1
Established Program To Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCOR) Implementation Grants DE-FOA-0002431 11/20/2020
Not Applicable Pre-Application - 12/15/2020
Full-Proposal - 03/02/2021
Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) NSF 19-609 11/20/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 02/22/2021 N/A
Mary Kay Foundation Innovative/Translational Cancer Research Grant Mary Kay Foundation 11/20/2020
Not Applicable 02/05/2021 2
St. Baldrick’s Foundation Spring Grant Cycle Awards St. Baldrick’s Foundation 11/20/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
12/04/2020 02/19/2021 2
Camille Dreyfus Teach-Scholar Awards Program Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation 12/04/2020
Not Applicable 02/04/2021 N/A
NEA Big Read National Endowment for the Arts 12/11/2020 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 01/27/2021 1
Counter Russian Malign Influence SFOP0007361 12/11/2020 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 01/29/2021 N/A
Countering Advanced Conventional Weapons SFOP0007363 12/11/2020 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 01/29/2021 N/A
CTR Global Biosecurity Engagement Activities SFOP0007376 12/11/2020 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 01/29/2021 N/A
Implementation Research Consortium to Accelerate Impact of Health Department-Delivered HIV Prevention Activities RFA-PS-21-002 12/11/2020 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
12/17/2020 - (Not Required) 01/28/2021 - (Full Proposal) 2
W.M. Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research Programs- Phase 1 W.M. Keck Foundation 12/11/2020
Not Applicable 05/01/2021 2, 3
Advanced Nursing Program- Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Program HRSA-21-016 12/18/2020 -
Not Applicable 02/12/2021 2
Conducting Research to Inform Pandemic Response and Recovery of Emergency-Affected Populations by Determining Public Health Needs, Improving Methods, and Integrating Services to Mitigate Morbidity and Mortality
(Also see COVID-19 Grants)
RFA-GH-21-004 12/18/2020 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 02/18/2021 2
Grants for Arts Project NEA 12/18/2020 -
Not Applicable 02/11/2021 N/A
Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program HRSA-21-020 12/18/2020 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 01/19/2021 2
Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) NSF 21-510 12/18/2020 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 02/05/2021 1
Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (R25 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-066 12/18/2020 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 01/27/2021 1
Racial Equity 2030 W.K. Kellogg Foundation 01/08/2021
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 01/28/2021 1
ORAU Events Sponsorship Program Oak Ridge Associated Universities 01/15/2021
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 03/01/2021 N/A
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) NSF 21-550 01/29/2021
(Closed for Engineering; Still Open for Technology, Math, & Science)
Not Applicable 04/07/2021 1, 3
Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-107 01/29/2021 06/28/2021 07/28/2021 2
NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program: FIRST Coordination and Evaluation Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-RM-20-023 01/29/2021 -
30 days prior March 1, 2021 (Full Proposal) 1
Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25) PAR-20-223 02/05/2021 05/24/2021 - LOI Not Required

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

06/24/2022 - Full Application
Mentored Research Experiences for Genetic Counselors (R25) PAR-21-074 02/05/2021 04/25/2021 05/21/2021 2
Research Experience in Genomic Research for Data Scientists (R25) PAR-21-075 02/05/2021 04/25/2021 05/21/2021 2, 3
Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) NSF 19-506 02/12/2021 Not Applicable 07/14/2021 2, 3
EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) NSF 20-543 02/19/2021 Not Applicable 04/13/2021 N/A
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)
Mallinckrodt Grants Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation 04/30/2021 Not Applicable 08/01/2021 2