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:

July 2015

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: July 3, 2015
  • PI/Co-PI/Senior personnel limit: A Principal Investigator may serve in the role of PI or Co-PI on only one proposal per competition if they are at the sole-submitting institution or the lead institution of a collaborative project, but may serve as the Co-PI for a non-lead institution of a collaborative project more than once per competition.
  • Number per organization: One. An organization may serve as sole submitting institution or as lead institution of a collaborative project on only one submission per competition, regardless of track, but may serve as the non-lead institution of a collaborative project more than once per competition.
  • Letter of Intent deadline (required): August 14, 2015
  • Full proposal deadline: October 5, 2015

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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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Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: July 30, 2015
  • Number per organization: Three
  • Full proposal deadline: September 10, 2015

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August 2015

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)

  • Sponsor: The National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: August 11, 2015
  • PI/Co-PI/Senior Personnel Eligibility: For the S-STEM Institutional Capacity Building and Design and Development Type 1 Single Institution projects, the Principal Investigator must be a faculty member currently teaching in one of the S-STEM disciplines listed in section IV.B. who can provide the leadership required to ensure the success of the project.
  • Number per organization: An Institution may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as a member of a multi-institutional Design and Development consortium) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.
  • Full proposal deadline: September 22, 2015

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Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)

  • Sponsor: The National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: August 12, 2015
  • PI/Co-PI/Senior Personnel Limit: One. Any one individual may be the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) for no more than one preliminary or full proposal.
  • 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, and no more than two invitations will be issued to a single organization. There is no limit to participation as a partner institution.
  • Preliminary proposal deadlines: September 16, 2015
  • Full proposal deadline: February 22, 2016

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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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NEH Summer Stipends

  • Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Internal deadline: August 20, 2015
  • Number per organization: Two
  • Full proposal deadline: October 1, 2015

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Promoting Study Abroad in Engineering, Physics, Geology, and Geophysics

  • Sponsor: Partners of the Americas Foundation
  • Internal deadline: August 21, 2015
  • Number per organization: One
  • Full proposal deadline: October 2, 2015

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September 2015

Student Flight Research Opportunity for Undergraduate Students

  • Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Internal deadline: September 2, 2015
  • Number per organization: One. Each institution is allowed to submit one proposal composed solely of students from that institution. One additional proposal will be allowed if the second proposal is composed of a team that has participation from multiple institutions (at least one additional institution).
  • Letter of Intent deadline (required): October 1, 2015
  • Full proposal deadline: November 20, 2015

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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: September 7, 2015
  • Letter of intent deadline: October 5, 2015
  • Number per organization: One proposal for Institutional Transformation Catalyst
  • Full proposal deadline: November 3, 2015

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Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure

  • Sponsor: The National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: September 18, 2015
  • PI/Co-PI/Senior Personnel Eligibility: The PI must be a full-time employee of the lead institution by the start date of the NSF cooperative agreement award.
  • Number per organization: Two. 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 three proposal categories:
    • Network Coordination Office (NCO),
    • Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (SimCenter), and
    • Post-Disaster, Rapid Response Research (RAPID) Facility.
  • Letter of Intent Deadline: October 16, 2015
  • Full proposal deadline: November 4, 2015

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Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • PI/Co-PI/Senior personnel limit and eligibility: The principal investigator of a RET in Engineering and Computer Science Site proposal must have a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment within a College/Department of Engineering or Engineering Technology or a College/Department of Computer and/or Information Science broadly defined (e.g., including HCI, Software Engineering, Networking Science, Informatics) within the submitting U.S. academic institution.
  • Internal deadline: September 21, 2015
  • Number per organization: Three
  • Full proposal deadline: November 02, 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: October 8, 2015
    • Letter of intent deadlines: November 5, 2015
    • Number per organization: One proposal for Institutional Transformation
    • Full proposal deadline: January 20, 2016

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Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: October 28, 2015
  • 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).
  • Full proposal deadline: January 13, 2016

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November 2015

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

  • Sponsor: The National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: November 10, 2015
  • Letter of intent deadline: December 22, 2015
  • Number per organization: Three. 2 for the Traineeship Track, 1 for the Innovations in Graduate Education Track Each institution may submit two Traineeship Track proposals and one Innovations in Graduate Education Track proposals. If an institution submits only one Traineeship Track proposal, it can be on either DESE or another theme. If an institution submits two Traineeship Track proposals, at least one must be a DESE proposal. In either case (DESE or non-DESE), the traineeship theme of a Traineeship Track proposal must be interdisciplinary.
  • Full proposal deadline: February 22, 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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January 2016

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: January 5, 2016
  • Number per organization: One.
  • Full proposal deadline: February 16, 2016

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April 2016

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)

  • Sponsor: The National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: April 4, 2016
  • PI/Co-PI/Senior Personnel Eligibility: For the S-STEM Institutional Capacity Building and Design and Development Type 1 Single Institution projects, the Principal Investigator must be a faculty member currently teaching in one of the S-STEM disciplines listed in section IV.B. who can provide the leadership required to ensure the success of the project.
  • Number per organization: An Institution may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as a member of a multi-institutional Design and Development consortium) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.
  • Full proposal deadline: May 16, 2016

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June 2016

Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: June 27, 2016
  • Number per organization: Three
  • Full proposal deadline: August 8, 2016

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September 2016

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • PI/Co-PI/Senior personnel limit and eligibility: The principal investigator of a RET in Engineering and Computer Science Site proposal must have a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment within a College/Department of Engineering or Engineering Technology or a College/Department of Computer and/or Information Science broadly defined (e.g., including HCI, Software Engineering, Networking Science, Informatics) within the submitting U.S. academic institution.
  • Internal deadline: September 21, 2016
  • Number per organization: Three
  • Full proposal deadline: November 2, 2016

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Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)

  • Sponsor: The National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: September 2, 2016
  • 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 14, 2016

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January 2017

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: January 4, 2017
  • Number per organization: One.
  • Full proposal deadline: February 15, 2017

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July 2017

Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: July 3, 2017
  • Number per organization: Three
  • Full proposal deadline: August 14, 2017

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September 2017

Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)

  • Sponsor: The National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: September 1, 2017
  • 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 13, 2017

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