Limited Submissions

A Limited Submission Opportunity (LSO) is a funding opportunity in which the sponsor sets an institutional limit for the number of proposals it will accept. These opportunities may be from federal sponsors, state sponsors, corporations, or foundations. In order to participate in an LSO, Syracuse University must organize to submit our most competitive proposal(s). This requires an internal competition and institutional peer review.

This process does not include opportunities which are limited at the individual PI or department level. Additionally, this process does not address any student programs.

Our Process

The Office of Proposal Support Services (OPSS) will list limited submission opportunities on the Syracuse University Application Portal (SUAP), post each LSO to this web page, and e-mail LSO notices to appropriate deans, department chairs, and faculty. Additionally, active LSOs will be included in the monthly Office of Research newsletter. If you do not currently receive the newsletter, please email vpr@syr.edu to request your addition to the distribution list.

If you are interested in applying to an opportunity that is not posted on the portal and Limited Submission web page, please email the solicitation details to LimitedSubmissions@syr.edu. OPSS staff will evaluate the solicitation and determine how to proceed.

All interested applicants should review the full Syracuse University process for limited submission funding opportunities provided below.

Open Limited Submissions

Program NameInternal Letter of Intent DeadlineInternal Proposal DeadlineSponsor DeadlineApplication Status
2022 NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers Program (MRSEC) - Letter of Interest11/1/20216/20/2022
NIH Modern Equipment for Shared-use Biomedical Research Facilities: Advancing Research-Related Operations11/1/202112/1/2021
CLIR Recordings at Risk11/8/202112/15/2021
2022 NSF National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes11/8/20211/14/2022
2022 Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program11/17/20211/4/2022
2022 NSF Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)12/1/20212/22/2022
2022 NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program12/1/20213/25/2022
2022 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards11/1/20211/7/2022
2022 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program11/17/20212/2/2022
Keck Science and Engineering Research Program - December 2022 Research Grants12/6/20215/1/2021
Fall 2021 VentureWell Course and Program Grants9/29/202111/3/20212 slots remaining
2022 Blavatnik National Awards9/22/202111/17/2021Chemistry slot unfilled

For Open LSOs for which the internal deadline has passed and there are “slots” remaining, please e-mail LimitedSubmissions@syr.edu if you are interested in applying to the sponsor.

2021 Closed Limited Submissions

Program NameInternal Letter of Intent DeadlineInternal Proposal DeadlineSponsor Proposal Deadline
2022 Moore Inventor Fellows Program10/18/202112/13/2021
2022 NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program10/13/20211/19/2022
2022 Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM²D Scholars Award Program9/13/20219/27/2021
2021 NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES)8/2/202110/4/2021
2021-2022 Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics8/23/20219/20/2021
September 2021 NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce – Letter of Intent5/17/20219/27/2021
2021 Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship8/9/20219/24/2021
NEA American Rescue Plan Grants to Organizations7/26/20218/12/2021 (LOI)
NSF GERMINATION: Germination of Research Questions for Addressing Critical Societal Challenges7/26/20218/27/2021 (LOI)
2022 Searle Scholars Program7/26/20219/30/2021
September 2021 NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program5/17/20219/6/2021
2021 NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards - Letter of Intent6/21/20218/3/2021
2021 Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr Foundation Grants6/15/20218/2/2021
August 2021 American Honda Foundation Grants – Letter of Intent6/15/20218/2/2021 - Sponsor suspended competition
2021 NSF ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) - Letter of Intent6/21/20218/2/2021
2021 NSF CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS) - Letter of Intent6/7/20217/28/2021
July 2021 NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)-Research Partnerships – Letter of Intent5/26/20217/14/2021
1907 Trailblazer Award - 2021 Cycle - Letter of Intent5/26/20216/30/2021
IMLS American Rescue Plan6/7/20216/28/2021
2021 NSF Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support (ACCESS) – Letter of Intent3/31/20216/16/2021
2021 NSF Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support – Coordination Office (ACCESS-ACO) – Letter of Intent3/31/20216/16/2021
2021 Sloan Foundation Creating Equitable Pathways to STEM Graduate Education5/10/20216/1/2021
2021 NEH American Rescue Plan (ARP): Humanities Organizations4/21/20215/14/2021
2022 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences4/21/20219/1/2021
Whiting Public Engagement Programs, 2022-23 cycle4/21/20216/14/2021
2021 Data Science to Advance Chemical and Materials Sciences – Letter of Intent4/8/20214/14/2021
2021 NIH Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) (T34) – Letter of Intent3/31/20215/21/2021
NSF Enabling Quantum Leap: Quantum Interconnect Challenges for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems (QuIC-TAQS) – Letter of Intent3/3/20214/12/2021
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)1 application allowed per school/college. Check with your internal administration.4/7/2021
March 2021 FuzeHub Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund – Letter of Intent3/22/20213/31/2021
2021 EPA Innovative Water Infrastructure Workforce Development Program – Letter of Intent3/3/20213/26/2021
2021 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship2/10/20213/29/2021
2021 National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Equipment Grants Program – Letter of Intent2/24/20213/16/2021
2021 NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program – REVISED1/6/20212/25/2021
2021 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grants for Arts Projects1/26/20212/11/2021
W.M. Keck Foundation December 2021 Research Grants Program11/19/20205/1/2021
2021 NSF Innovation Corps Hubs Program (I-Corps Hubs) (Letter of Intent)2/1/20214/1/2021
2021 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards Program11/30/20201/6/2021
2021 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program11/30/20202/4/2021
NIH Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) – January 2021 Deadline (Letter of Intent)10/15/20201/27/2021
NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Letter of Intent)9/30/20201/25/2021
NIFA 2021 Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)11/5/20201/21/2021
2021 Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program11/19/20201/5/2021
January 2021 NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)-Research Partnerships (Letter of Intent)11/12/20201/13/2021
2021 NSF Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) (Letter of Intent)11/12/20202/22/2021
2021 HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals11/12/20201/21/2021
National Science Foundation 2021 Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program10/12/20201/19/2021
2020 NIGMS Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student 3/16/20205/21/2020

Closed Limited Submissions Prior to 2021

Program NameInternal Letter of Intent DeadlineInternal Proposal DeadlineSponsor Proposal Deadline
CDC Monitoring Cause-specific School Absenteeism for Estimating Community-wide Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 Transmission10/23/202012/18/2020
2020 NSF National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes9/30/202012/4/2020
2020 NSF Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research (Letter of Intent)10/8/202012/3/2020
2020 NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program9/3/202011/4/2020
2020 NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution: Coordination Hub (HDR Central) (Letter of Intent)9/16/202011/12/2020
2021 Moore Inventor Fellows Program10/19/202012/14/2020
2021 Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM²D Scholars Award Program9/3/202010/3/2020
2020 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends8/17/20209/23/2020
2021 Searle Scholars Program7/30/20209/30/2020
W.M. Keck Foundation - June 2021 Research Grants Program6/25/202011/2/2020
2021 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award5/18/20206/25/2020
2020 NIH Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)6/18/20207/24/2020
IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries5/26/20206/12/2020
1907 Trailblazer Award for Mental Health Research5/11/20206/30/2020
2021 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences4/29/20209/10/2020
NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations4/28/20205/11/2020
2020 NIH Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program4/2/20206/1/2020
2020 NIGMS Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student 3/16/20205/21/2020
2020 NIJ Assessing the Effectiveness of the Second Chance Act Grant Program: A Phased Evaluation ApproachOpen5/26/2020
HRSA Scholarships for Disadvantaged StudentsOpen3/3/2020
2020 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program12/4/20192/6/2020
2020 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards11/13/20191/8/2020
2020 Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program11/13/20191/7/2020
2020 Moore Inventor Fellows Program10/30/201912/13/2019
2020 National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program10/7/201912/6/2019
2020 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program10/7/20191/21/2020
2019 National Science Foundation Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)9/20/201911/6/2019
2020 Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM²D Scholars Award Program8/23/201910/3/2019
2020 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend Competition8/26/20199/25/2019
Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship8/30/20199/27/2019
2020 Pew Biomedical Scholars6/3/20196/14/2019
Research Economic Development Council (REDC) Consolidated Funding Application – Round IX6/17/20197/26/2019
2019 NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)5/6/20197/9/2019
2019 NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)1/7/20192/22/2019
2019 Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program12/6/20181/8/2019
2019 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award Competition12/14/20182/7/2019
2018 National Science Foundation Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)9/28/201811/7/2018
2019 NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE)8/22/20189/27/2018
2020 NIGMS Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student 3/16/20205/21/2020
Mellon Foundation “New Directions” Fellowship Internal Call for Applications9/7/201810/5/2018
2019 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend Competition8/27/20189/26/2018