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
Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25) PAR-20-223 First qualified application accepted May 22, 2020 - LOI Not Required 07/24/2020
Full Application
UofL Notice
Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-AG-21-019 First qualified application accepted 08/15/2020 09/15/2020 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
07/31/2019 01/14/2020 (Pre-Proposal); 
12/01/2020 (Final Proposal
Invite Only)
UofL Notice
Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grants Breast Cancer Alliance 03/20/2020
04/05/2020 07/24/2020 -
Full Proposal
UofL Notice
Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grants Breast Cancer Alliance 03/27/2020
Not Applicable 07/24/2020 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
06/01/2020 08/17/2020 UofL Notice
Pew Biomedical Scholars Pew Charitable Trusts 04/03/2020
Not Applicable 05/18/2020 - Nomination
09/10/2020 - Full Proposal
UofL Notice
Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-AI-20-007 05/01/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
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
(Still Accepting Applications)
LOI due 30 days prior 07/14/2020 UofL Notice
Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) NSF 19-506 05/08/2020 -
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 08/05/2020 UofL Notice
Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award Brain Research Foundation (BRF) 05/15/2020
06/25/2020 09/22/2020 Full Proposal UofL Notice
Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-107 05/29/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
06/28/2020 07/28/2020 UofL Notice
Mallinckrodt Grants Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation 05/29/2020
Not Applicable 08/01/2020 UofL Notice
NEA OUR TOWN Grant Program NEA 06/05/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable 08/06/2020 UofL Notice
NIH Director’s Emergency Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clin-ical Trial Optional) - COVID-19
(This FOA solicits applications responsive only to COVID-19)
RFA-RM-20-021 06/26/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
08/04/2020 09/04/2020 UofL Notice
NIH Director’s Emergency Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clin-ical Trial Optional) RFA-RM-20-014 06/26/2020
(Still Accepting Applications)
08/04/2020 09/04/2020 UofL Notice
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 UofL Notice
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 UofL Notice
Sloan Research Fellowships Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 07/17/2020 Not Applicable 09/15/2020 UofL Notice
Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-AG-21-024 07/31/2020 09/29/2020 10/29/2020 UofL Notice
Searle Scholars Program Searle Scholars Program 07/31/2020 Not Applicable 09/30/2020 UofL Notice
Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) SNSF 15-576 08/28/2020 Not Applicable 10/09/2020 UofL Notice
NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-AR-21-002 08/28/2020 30 days prior to Application Deadline 10/06/2020 UofL Notice
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science NSF 17-575 08/28/2020 Not Applicable 09/16/2020 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
NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-20-240 10/30/2020 LOI -30 days prior to sponsor deadline 01/25/2021 (Full Application) UofL Notice