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
Diabetes Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)RFA-DK-18-02002/08/2019
(Still Accepting Applications
05/20/201906/20/2019UofL Notice
Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PAR-19-17803/01/2019
Not Applicable05/31/2019UofL Notice
Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations AwardSoli # - Brain Research Foundation03/15/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
06/28/201906/28/2019UofL Notice
Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)NSF 15-57603/29/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable10/11/2019UofL Notice
American Diabetes Association’s Pathway to Stop Diabetes GrantAmerican Diabetes Asso05/07/2019Not Applicable07/01/2019UofL Notice
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25)PAR-17-33904/05/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
(Full Proposal)
UofL Notice
Science and Technology Centers: Integrative PartnershipsNSF 19-56704/12/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable06/25/2019 - (Preliminary Proposal)
01/27/2020 - (Full Proposal)
UofL Notice
Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) Young Investigator GrantsBreast Cancer Alliance04/12/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable07/19/2019UofL Notice
Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient ManufacturingU.S. Department of Energy04/19/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable05/15/2019 - (Concept Paper)
08/20/2019 - (Full Proposal)
UofL Notice
Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)NSF 19-51704/19/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not Applicable06/24/2019
(Required Preliminary Proposal Date)
UofL Notice
U.S. Embassy Moscow Public Affairs Section FY 2019 Annual Program Statement (APS) Large Grants and Small GrantsU.S. Department of State04/19/2019
(Still Accepting Applications)
Not ApplicableRolling Until
UofL Notice
Research and Evaluation, Demonstrations and Data Analysis and Utilization Program (HUDRD)FR-6200-N-2904/26/2019Not Applicable05/24/2019UofL Notice
Improving Justice and Mental Health Collaboration: Training and Technical Assistance to Grantees and the FieldBJA-2019-1512305/10/2019Not Applicable06/11/2019UofL Notice
NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)PAR-17-31205/10/201908/25/201909/25/2019UofL Notice
NSF Quantum Computing & Information Science Faculty Fellows (QCIS-FF)NSF 19-50705/10/201907/01/2019 -
(Preliminary Proposal)
09/17/2019 - 09/27/2019 -
(Full Proposal Submission Window)
UofL Notice
Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (42)PAR-15-30305/10/201908/16/201910/18/2019,
(Full Proposal)
UofL Notice
Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30)PAR-17-23805/17/201907/17/201908/17/2019UofL Notice
Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)NSF 19-50605/17/2019Not Applicable07/10/2019UofL Notice
Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)PAR-19-07205/24/201906/28/201907/31/2019 (Full Proposal)UofL Notice
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) ProgramNSF 17-58505/24/2019Not Applicable09/27/2019UofL Notice
NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository (U42 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)RFA-GM-19-00205/24/2019Not Applicable07/09/2019UofL Notice
NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program - Mission Critical Voice Test Equipment2019-NIST-MCVTE-0105/24/2019Not Applicable07/29/2019UofL Notice
OVC Fiscal Year 2019 Enhancing Language and Other Access to Services ProgramOVC-2019-1565405/24/2019Not Applicable06/26/2019UofL Notice
Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS)SFOP000580805/24/2019Not Applicable06/21/2918UofL Notice
Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) – Community Care InitiativeHRSA-19-10905/31/2019Not Applicable07/15/2019UofL Notice
Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS)NSF 04-58205/31/2019Not Applicable08/31/2019UofL Notice
Inclusive Excellence (IE3) CompetitionHoward Hughes Medical Institute05/31/201907/31/201901/14/2020 (Pre-Proposal
12/01/2020 (Final Proposal
Invite Only)
UofL Notice
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr FoundationEdward Mallinckrodt, Jr Foundation05/31/2019Not Applicable08/01/2019UofL Notice
Physics Frontier Centers (PFC)NSF 19-57805/31/2019Not 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 17-57506/07/2019Not Applicable09/18/2019UofL Notice
Informatics Pre-Doctoral Fellowship AwardsPHARMA Foundation06/14/19Not Applicable09/01/2019UofL Notice
Pharmacology / Toxicology Pre-Doctoral Fellowship AwardsPHARMA Foundation06/14/2019Not Applicable09/01/2019UofL Notice
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)NSF 17-57306/28/2019Not Applicable11/06/2019UofL 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
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
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
Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI)NSF 18-51308/16/2019Not Applicable01/01/2020 - 01/19/2020UofL Notice
Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)RFA-ES-18-00111/01/201901/28/202002/28/2020UofL Notice