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:

October 2014

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

More Information

December 2014

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: December 22, 2014
  • Letter of Intent deadline: February 02, 2015
  • Number per organization: One. A US academic institution may submit or participate in only one individual site proposal submitted in response to this solicitation.
  • Full proposal deadline: April 03, 2014

More Information

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

More Information

Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP)

  • Sponsor: The National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: January 19, 2015
  • PI/Co-PI/Senior Personnel Limit: One. Individuals may appear as Senior Personnel (Co-PI, Faculty, or Other Senior Associate) on only one MIP proposal
  • Number per organization: One.
  • Full proposal deadline: March 2, 2015
  • *Proposals submitted in response to this solicitation may not duplicate or be substantially similar to other proposals funded or concurrently under consideration by NSF or to proposals previously declined by NSF and not substantially revised. Proposals not satisfying this condition will be returned without review.

More Information

February 2015

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: February 25, 2015
Number per organization: Three
Full proposal deadline: April 08, 2015

More Information

March 2015

Management of UNOLS Marine Technician Pool

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
  • Internal deadline: March 5, 2015
  • Number per organization: One
  • Full proposal deadline: April 16, 2015

More Information

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

More Information

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

More Information

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

More Information

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

More Information

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

More Information

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

More Information

September 2015

Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)

Sponsor: The National Science Foundation
Internal deadline: September 4, 2015
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 6, 2015

More Information

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

More Information

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

More Information

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 02, 2016

More Information