Overview

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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Program Name Solicitation Internal Deadline
5:00 p.m.
Letter of Intent Deadline Sponsor Deadline Internal Submission Notice
National Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury RFA-OH-20-007 First qualified application accepted Not Applicable 04/24/2020 UofL Notice
FY 2020 Improving Reentry for Adults with Substance Use Disorders Program BJA-2020-17106 First qualified application accepted Not Applicable 04/27/2020 UofL Notice
OVC FY 2020 Crime Victims' Rights Legal Clinics OVC-2020-17893 First qualified application accepted Not Applicable 04/27/2020 UofL Notice
DRL Evaluation Innovation Fund – Understanding Factors and Conditions for Democracy and Rights Organizations SFOP0006516 First qualified application accepted Not Applicable 04/28/2020 UofL Notice
Amgen Foundation Grants N/A On-going Not Applicable Applications accepted throughout the year, with decisions made quarterly UofL Notice
Inclusive Excellence (IE3) Competition Howard Hughes Medical Institute 05/31/2019
(Closed)
07/31/2019 01/14/2020 (Pre-Proposal); 
12/01/2020 (Final Proposal
Invite Only)
UofL Notice
Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP) NSF 19-605 10/25/2019 -
(Closed)
Not Applicable 12/19/2019 - (preliminary proposal required);
05/06/2020 - (full proposal)
UofL Notice
Energy Frontier Research Centers DE-FOA-0002204 12/13/2019 -
(Closed)
Not Applicable 01/16/2020 - (Required Pre-Application)
04/07/2020 - (Full Proposal)
UofL Notice
Competition for the Management of Operations and Maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) NSF 20-530 01/31/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
02/21/2020 06/19/2020 UofL Notice
Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-19-215 01/31/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
04/27/2020 05/28/2020 (Full Application) UofL Notice
2020 New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award FFAR 02/04/2020 -
(Closed)
Not Applicable 03/04/2020 (Nomination);
05/06/2020 (Full Proposal)
UofL Notice
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006769 02/14/2020 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable -Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU): April 7, 2020;
-Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy: April 28, 2020;
-Agricultural Workforce Training Grants: May 26, 2020;
-Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships (NOT LIMITED): June 16, 2020
UofL Notice
FY 2020 GEOTHERMAL TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE HYDROTHERMAL AND LOW TEMPERA-TURE MULTI-TOPIC FUNDING DE-FOA-0002219 02/26/2020
(Closed)
03/02/2020 04/08/2020 UofL Notice
Children’s Healthy Weight State Capacity Building Program HRSA-20-043 02/28/2020 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 04/16/2020 UofL Notice
DOS Creative Arts Exchange SFOP0006401 02/28/2020-
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 04/24/2020 UofL Notice
Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHSCC) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-ES-20-006 02/28/2020-
(Still Accepting Applications)
04/18/2020 05/18/2020 UofL Notice
Maximizing Access to Research Careers (T34) PAR-19-219 02/28/2020-
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 05/21/2020 UofL Notice
NEA Challenge America Grants Natl Endowment for the Arts 02/28/2020
(Closed)
Not Applicable 04/09/2020 UofL Notice
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation HRSA-20-031 03/04/2020-
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 04/24/2020 UofL Notice
Evaluation of New HIV Testing Technologies in Clinical Settings with High HIV Incidence RFA-PS-20-001 03/06/2020-
(Closed)
03/16/2020 04/14/2020 -
Full Proposal
UofL Notice
Luce American Art Exhibition Competition Henry Luce Foundation 03/06/2020-
(Still Accepting Applications)
04/01/2020 06/01/202 - (Full Proposal by Invite Only) UofL Notice
Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grants Program USDA-NIFA-FSMA-007213 03/13/2020
(Still Accepting Applicaions)
Not Applicable 04/07/2020 UofL Notice
Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grants Breast Cancer Alliance 03/20/2020
(Closed)
04/05/2020 07/24/2020 -
Full Proposal
UofL Notice
Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grants Breast Cancer Alliance 03/27/2020 -
(Closed)
Not Applicable 07/24/2020 UofL Notice
Childhood Asthma in Urban Settings Clinical Research Network- Leadership Center (UM1 Clinical Trial Required) RFA-AI-19-074 03/27/2020 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
05/19/2020 06/19/2020 UofL Notice
Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center Program HRSA-20-023 03/20/2020 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 05/01/2020 UofL Notice
Childhood Asthma in Urban Settings -Clinical Research Centers (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-AI-19-073 03/27/2020 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
05/19/2020 06/19/2020 UofL Notice
NEA Arts Education Partnership (AEP), FY2020 NEA 03/27/2020 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 04/20/2020 UofL Notice
Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-112 03/27/2020 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 06/01/2020 UofL Notice
Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA): Future Research Directions for the Engineering Research Community NSF 20-551 04/01/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
07/08/2020, 5:00pm local time 08/12/2020, 5:00pm local time
General Social Survey (GSS) Competition NSF 20-550 04/01/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
06/01/2020 08/17/2020 UofL Notice
Pew Biomedical Scholars Pew Charitable Trusts 04/03/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 05/18/2020 - Nomination
09/10/2020 - Full Proposal
UofL Notice
Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA-CO) NSF 20-549 04/10/2020 Not Applicable 06/10/2020 UofL Notice
High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-114 04/24/2020 Not Applicable 06/01/2020 UofL Notice
Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-113 04/24/2020 Not Applicable 06/01/2020 UofL Notice
Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-AI-20-007 05/01/2020 30 days prior to sponsor deadline 08/28/2020 UofL Notice
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-153 05/01/2020 LOI due 30 days prior 07/14/2020 UofL Notice
Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE) NSF 18-509 09/25/2020 12/04/2020 (LOI) See solicitation for preliminary proposal and full proposal deadlines. UofL Notice
NSF Innovation Corps Hubs Program (I-CorpsTM Hubs) 20-529 (Closed) Not Applicable 04/14/2020 UofL Notice