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:

March 2016

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

Sponsor:  The National Science Foundation

Internal Deadline:  March 4, 2016

PI/Co-PI/Senior Personnel eligibility:   The PI must hold a permanent position at the lead institution.  The PI must have experience in leading distributed teams and organizations.  Collaboration for impact STEM relevant activities is desirable but not required.

PI/Co-PI/Senior Personnel limit:  An individual may serve as a PI on only one (1) Design and Development Launch Pilot proposal.  An individual may serve as the Co-PI on up to three (3) Design and Development Launch Pilot proposals.

Number per organization:  An organization may serve as the lead institution on only one (1) Design and Development Launch Pilot proposal.

Preliminary proposal deadline:  April 15, 2016

Full proposal deadline:  June 24, 2016

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May 2016

Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers

Sponsor:  The National Science Foundation

Internal Deadline:   May 20, 2016

PI/Co-PI/Senior Personnel limit:  An individual may be the Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI for only one preliminary proposal.

Number per Organization:  One.  Only one MRSEC preliminary proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead institution in this competition.  An institution proposing research in several groups should submit a single MRSEC proposal with multiple Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs).

Preliminary proposal deadline:  July 01, 2016

Full proposal deadline:  December 02, 2016

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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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Curatorial Stwewardship of a National Collection of Geological Rock & Sediment Cores from Antarctica and the Southern Ocean

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: June 22, 2016
  • Number per organization: One
  • Full proposal deadline: August 3, 2016

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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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August 2016

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

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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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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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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