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:

June 2016

Physics Frontiers Center (PFC)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: June 20, 2016
  • Preliminary proposal deadline:  August 1, 2016
  • PI/Co-PI limitation: Any one individual may be the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) for only one preliminary proposal. The same limitation applies to full proposals. Individuals may be listed as participating senior investigators on more than one proposal.
  • Number per organization: Two. No more than two preliminary proposals may be submitted by any one institution. The same limitation applies to full proposals
  • Full proposal deadline: January 30, 2017

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August 2016

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: August 3, 2016
  • 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.
  • Preliminary Proposal Deadline: September 14, 2016
  • Full proposal deadline: April 24, 2017

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NEH Summer Stipends

  • Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Internal deadline: August 18, 2016
  • Number per organization: Two
  • Full proposal deadline: September 29, 2016

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September 2016

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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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 20, 2016
  • Number per organization: Three
  • Full proposal deadline: November 1, 2016

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October 2016

Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Sponsor: The National Science Foundation

Internal deadline: October 26, 2016

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 11, 2017

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Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML)

Sponsor: The National Science Foundation

Internal deadline: October 28, 2016

Number per organization: One. Only one proposal may be submitted on behalf of any single facility per round of the FSML competition. This limitation does not prevent a single institution from submitting more than one proposal, as long as each proposal is submitted on behalf of a different eligible facility.

Full proposal deadline: December 09, 2016

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Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

Sponsor:  The National Science Foundation

Internal deadline:  October 28, 2016

Letter of intent deadline:  December 09, 2016

PI/Co-PI/Senior personnel limit:  An individual may serve as Lead Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on only one proposal submitted to the NRT program per annual competition.

Number per organization:  Four. An eligible organization may participate in two Traineeship Track proposals and two Innovations in Graduate Education Track proposals per competition.  Participation includes serving as a lead organization on a non-collaborative proposal or as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee on a collaborative proposal.

Full proposal deadline:  February 7, 2017

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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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March 2017

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

Sponsor:   The National Science Foundation

Internal Deadline:  March 9, 2017

PI/Co-PI/Senior personnel eligibility:  The Principal Investigator must be a faculty member currently teaching in one of the S-STEM disciplines listed in Section IV.B in the solicitation.

Scholarship recipient eligibility:  Please read Section IV in the solicitation for eligibility information.

Number per organization:  An Institution may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of a Collaborative Research project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.

Full Proposal deadline:  April 20, 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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March 2018

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

Sponsor:  The National Science Foundation

Internal Deadline:  March 8, 2018

PI/Co-PI/Senior personnel eligibility:  The Principal Investigator must be a faculty member currently teaching in one of the S-STEM disciplines listed in Section IV.B in the solicitation.

Scholarship recipient eligibility:  Please read Section IV in the solicitation for eligibility information.

Number per organization:  An Institution may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member a Collaborative Research project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.

Full proposal deadline:  April 19, 2018

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