Limited Submission Proposal Opportunities

Internal submission deadlines are determined by the Vice President for Research office. To allow enough lead time to develop a proposal, generally the internal deadline will be set at four weeks prior to the letter of intent date, or six weeks prior to the submission deadline—whichever comes first. A firm internal deadline date will be posted below as programs become known. See Limited Submission Program Guidelines for campus procedures.

Note: Due to the number of programs, it is not possible to provide an all-inclusive list. Pre-award questions not addressed or opportunities not listed may be directed to the Vice President for Research office at 487-1115 or 487-3043 (or email lims-l@mtu.edu).

Upcoming Internal Deadlines


 Limited Submission announcements at:

September 2014

Advanced Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: September 5, 2014
  • PI/Co-PI/Senior Personnel Limit: One. An individual may appear as PI or co-PI on no more than one ADBC proposal submitted to any annual ADBC competition.
  • Number per organization: One. Only one Thematic Collections Networks (TCN) proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization. Organizations may be involved in more than one collaborative effort as a non-lead proposal.
  • Full proposal deadline: October 17, 2014

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Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: September 5, 2014
  • PI/Co-PI/Senior personnel limit: Alliances (including B2B): one; Bridge to the Doctorate: one; Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education: no limit.
  • Number per organization: Alliances (including B2B) and BD: one; Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education: no limit.
  • Full proposal deadline: October 17, 2014

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Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Internal deadline: September 9, 2014
Preliminary proposal deadline: October 21, 2014
Number per organization: One. A single organization may submit one preliminary proposal as the lead institution. Full proposals will be accepted by invitation only. There is no limit on the number of proposals in which an institution can participate as a partner.
Full proposal deadline: May 15, 2015

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IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Internal deadline: September 16, 2014
Letter of Intent deadline: October 28, 2014
PI limit: One
Number per organization: Two
Full proposal deadline: November 26, 2014

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Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI)

Sponsor: The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)
Internal deadline: September 22, 2014
Number per organization: One
Full proposal deadline: November 3, 2014

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October 2014

Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (2015–2019)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Internal deadline: October 2, 2014
PI/Co-PI/Senior personnel limit: One. An individual may appear as Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI in no more than one proposal submitted in response to the full proposal deadline.
Number per organization: An academic institution may submit up to two proposals as the lead institution but may not submit more than one proposal as the lead institution in any one of the following four proposal categories:

  1. Network Coordination Office (NCO)
  2. Cyber-infrastructure (CI)
  3. Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (SimCenter)
  4. Experimental Facility (EF), which includes the Post-disaster, Rapid Response Research (RAPID) Facility

Letter of Intent deadline: November 6, 2014
Full proposal deadline: December 3, 2014

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Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)

Sponsor: The National Science Foundation
Internal deadline: October 21, 2014
Number per organization: Two
Full proposal deadline: December 2, 2014

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Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity

Sponsor: The National Science Foundation
Internal deadline: October 22, 2014
Letter of Intent deadline: December 3, 2014
Number per organization: Two
Full proposal deadline: January 28, 2015

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Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I Solicitation

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Internal deadline: October 24, 2014
PI/Co-PI/Senior personnel limit and eligibility: No person may participate as the principal investigator for more than one proposal submitted to this STTR Phase I solicitation and the concurrent SBIR Phase I solicitation. The primary employment of the Principal Investigator (PI) must be with the small business concern at the time of the award. A PI must spend a minimum of two calendar months on an STTR Phase I project.
Number per organization: Two. An organization may submit no more than two Phase I proposals in total during this cycle, which is defined as this STTR Phase I solicitation and the concurrent SBIR Phase I solicitation.
Full proposal deadline: December 5, 2014

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Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Internal deadline: October 27, 2014
PI/Co-PI/Senior personnel limit: Any one individual may be the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) for only one proposal. Individuals may be listed as participating senior investigators on more than one proposal.
Number per organization: One
Full proposal deadline: December 8, 2014

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Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI): Instrument Acquisition or Development

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: October 30, 2014
  • PI/Co-PI/Senior personnel limit: None
  • Number per organization: Three. If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition). Please read the solicitation to find out more about the limit on number of proposals per organization.

  • Full proposal deadline: January 22, 2015
  • Please note: this limited submission opportunity requires a technical review.

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Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Internal deadline: October 30, 2014
Preliminary proposal deadline: December 11, 2014
PI/Co-PI/Senior personnel limit: A PI or co-PI on one proposal in this competition may not be a participant in another STC proposal under review in the same competition.
Number per organization: Three. A single organization may submit a maximum of three preliminary proposals as the lead institution. Full proposals are to be submitted only when invited by NSF. There is no limit on the number of proposals in which an organization participates as a partner institution. 
Full proposal deadline: June 16, 2015

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November 2014

Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)

Sponsor: The National Science Foundation
Internal deadline: November 26, 2014
Number per organization: One
Full proposal deadline: January 7, 2015

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December 2014

Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCE-PRF)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: December 1, 2014
  • PI/Co-PI/Senior personnel limit: One. Please visit the solicitation to review the PI eligible criteria.
  • Number per organization: Only individuals may apply. There is no limit on the number of fellowships that an organization may host.
  • Full proposal deadline: January 12, 2015

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Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

Sponsor: ORAU
Internal deadline: December 1, 2014
PI/Co-PI/Senior personnel eligibility: Full-time assistant professors at ORAU member institutions within two years of their initial tenure track appointment
Number per organization: Two
Full proposal deadline: January 12, 2015

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NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)

  • Workforce (R25)
  • Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Internal deadline: December 12, 2014
  • Number per organization: One
  • Full proposal deadline: January 25, 2015

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January 2015

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Internal deadline: January 6, 2015
Number per organization: One
Full proposal deadline: February 17, 2015

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March 2015

Innovation Corps—Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: March 6, 2015
  • PI/Co-PI/Senior personnel limit: One. The PI must be an academic administrative lead at the level of Dean or higher.
  • Number per organization: One
  • Full proposal deadline: April 17, 2015

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April 2015

Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Internal deadline: April 28, 2015
PI/Co-PI/Senior personnel limit: One
Number per organization: One
Full proposal deadline: June 09, 2015

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June 2015

Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: June 1, 2015
  • Number per organization: Three
  • Full proposal deadline: July 13, 2015

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July 2015

Faculty Development in the Space Sciences

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: July 20, 2015
  • Number per organization: One
  • Full proposal deadline: Aug. 31, 2015

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August 2015

Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)

  • Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Internal deadline: August 14, 2015
  • Number per organization: One
  • Full proposal deadline: September 25, 2015

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September 2015

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: September 4, 2015
  • PI/Co-PI/Senior personnel limit: Alliances (including B2B): one; Bridge to the Doctorate: one; Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education: no limit.
  • Number per organization: Alliances (including B2B) and BD: one; Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education: no limit.
  • Full proposal deadline: October 16, 2015

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ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Internal deadline: Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)—September 7, 2015
Number per organization: One. One proposal per eligible organization for Institutional Transformation and Institutional Transformation Catalyst Awards. No limit for PLAN IHE and PLAN D proposals.
Letter of Intent deadline (required): Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)—October 5, 2015
Full proposal deadline: Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)—November 3, 2015

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October 2015

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Internal deadline: Institutional Transformation (IT)—October 8, 2015
Number per organization: One. One proposal per eligible organization for Institutional Transformation and Institutional Transformation Catalyst Awards. No limit for PLAN IHE and PLAN D proposals.
Letter of Intent deadline (required): Institutional Transformation (IT)—November 5, 2015
Full proposal deadline: Institutional Transformation (IT)—January 20, 2016

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December 2015

NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)

  • Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Internal deadline: December 14, 2015
  • Number per organization: One
  • Full proposal deadline: January 25, 2016

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