Carnegie Mellon University

Limited Submission

A limited submission is when a sponsor or donor limits the number of proposals an institution can submit to an opportunity. OSP is responsible for managing the CMU internal selection process for limited submissions. Please use the links below to navigate to the desired funding opportunity.

The selection process is conducted by the Vice-President for Research. Usually interested researchers will submit an email of intent (includes names of participating researchers and brief description of proposed work) followed by a pre-proposal. Specific instructions may differ for each limited submission opportunity and these instructions will be included in limited submission posting. Selections may be made by ad hoc process through the VPR’s office or by Review Committee. PIs will receive feedback regarding their applications when selection notices are sent.

If OSP does not receive interest from campus during the internal competition, applications will be processed in order of receipt until the maximum number of proposals has been accepted for submission.

If the internal date has passed, the competition may still be open.  Please email Judy Coyle if you have any questions.

Format for pre-proposal:

  • Title page (1 page) : Title, list of investigators and affiliations and an abstract (200 words or less)
  • Project narrative (2 pages)
    • Optional 3rd page for additional figures/tables only (not additional narrative)
  • References (please try to limit to one page maximum)
  • Budget: 1 page with brief justifications
  • Anything additional as required by the sponsor

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More Opportunities: Limited Submission Opportunities for Foundation Funding can be found on the CMU Foundation Relations Website.


Current Opportunities

 Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) Coordination Hub - NSF 17-591                  
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle09/25/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 10/04/2017

Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)- NSF 17-592     Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle09/25/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 10/04/2017

 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)  - NSF 17-573                   
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle09/13/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 09/27/2017

 Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) - NSF 15-504                   
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle10/06/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 10/16/2017

 Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Statements of Interest: DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement - US Department of State                   
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle10/23/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 11/01/2017

 Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01) PAR-17-159

   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle10/23/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 11/01/2017

 Outstanding New Environmental Scientist  (ONES) Award (R01) RFA-ES-15-003

   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle10/10/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 10/23/2017

 Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications  NSF 17-546                   
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle08/08/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 08/14/2017

 Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science  NSF 17-575                   
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle08/17/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 08/28/2017

 Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections  NSF 15-576                   
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle08/17/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 08/28/2017

 Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program  NSF 17-585                   
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle08/24/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 09/01/2017

 CISE Research Infrastructure NSF 17-581                  
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle09/01/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 09/13/2017

NSF Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships (announcement anticipated)                   
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle05/15/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 05/29/2017 Extended to 06/05/2017 NOTE: Format for the pre-proposal is different than above. Please use this link to access the STC online form for instructions.

 

Previous Opportunities

 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences                   
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to osp-preaward@andrew.cmu.edu:   05/26/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal, preliminary budget, curriculum vitae, and a letter of support from the chair of his or her division submitted via online form:  06/02/2017

American Diabetes Association - Pathway to Stop Diabetes                   
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to osp-preaward@andrew.cmu.edu:   05/17/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form:  05/24/2017

Art Works Program                   
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to osp-preaward@andrew.cmu.edu:   05/15/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form:  05/22/2017

Art Works - Creativity Connects Projects                   
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to osp-preaward@andrew.cmu.edu:   04/05/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form:  04/10/2017

 Tomorrow's Internet Project Office (TIPOFF)  NSF 17-540                    
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle03/29/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 04/03/2017

 DE-FOA-0001465, ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PROJECTS FOR EMERGING RESEARCH EXPLORATION                   
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to osp-preaward@andrew.cmu.edu:  5:00 PM, 01/17/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 5:00 PM, 01/22/2017

 Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation  NSF 17-526                    
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle01/23/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 01/30/2017

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science  NSF 17-522                    
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle01/05/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 01/12/2017

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM  NSF 15-528                    
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle01/05/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 01/12/2017

Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)  NSF 17-528                    
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle01/05/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 01/12/2017

NSF Scholarships in Science, TEchnology, Engineering, and Mathematics  NSF 17-527                    
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle01/05/2017
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 01/12/2017

The Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program                   
   Instructions for internal selection differ from procedure above. Please click the opportunity link for details.
   CV and Research Statement due by email to Gerry Balbier: 11/14/2016

 Scalable Nanomanufacturing for Integrated Systems  NSF 16-604                    
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle10/24/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 10/31/2016

 IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments NSF 17-501                     
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle10/18/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 10/26/2016

 NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) NSF 15-504                     
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle10/10/2016 - include track (acquisition or development)
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 10/24/2016

 Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science NSF 15-536                     
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle08/22/2016 - include focus area
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 09/02/2016

 National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program           NSF 16-503

   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle05/12/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 05/23/2016

Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) NSF 16-593                       
  
Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle09/12/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 09/19/2016

Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC)          NSF 16-591

   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle09/06/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 09/13/2016

 Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections               NSF 15-576                        
  
Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle08/10/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 08/22/2016

Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR): Establishing the PAWR Project Office (PPO) NSF 16-585

   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle08/15/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 08/22/2016

 DHS Center for Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis - Center Lead                       
  
Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle7/29/16 3:00 PM

NSF 16-571 Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)                                 
  
Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle07/08/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 07/18/2016

NSF 16-561 Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC)                                  
  
Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle06/06/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 06/13/2016

 NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)                                  
  
Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle05/12/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 05/23/2016

PA Department of Health RFA 67-49: Request for Applications for Nonformula Health Research on Health Care Innovation or  Traumatic Brain Injury                                  
  
Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle04/28/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 05/05/2016

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences                                  
  
Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy CoyleN/A
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 06/20/2016

 National Endowment for the Arts Research Labs                       
  
Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle06/29/2016

 American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes                      
  
Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle05/05/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 05/16/2016

 NIH - Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10)          PAR-16-054                      
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle:  02/08/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 02/16/2016

 NIH - High-End Instrumentation Grant Program (S10)          PAR-16-053                      
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle:  02/08/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 02/16/2016

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle:  1/11/16
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 1/20/16

NEA Challenge America Grant                       
  
Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle03/18/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 03/23/2016

NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure   NSF 16-533                        
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle:  02/10/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 02/15/2016

DOE Energy Frontier Reseach Centers (EFRC)  DE-FOA-0001514                       
  
Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle02/17/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 02/22/2016

Department of Justice - Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force National Training Program               
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle:  01/27/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 02/03/2016

 Department of Justice - National Girls Initiative                
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle:  01/27/2016
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 02/03/2016

NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers NSF 16-545
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle:  not applicable
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 02/05/16

NIH - Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01) RFA-ES-15-020
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle: 12/7/15
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 12/16/15

NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing NSF 16-513
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle:  12/4/15
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 12/23/15

NIH - Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25) PAR-14-076
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle: 12/7/15
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 12/16/15

NIH - NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce
   (R25) 
PAR-13-256 
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle: 11/30/15
 
  Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 12/07/15  

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5) RFA-RM-15-006
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle:  11/30/15
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 12/7/15

Solutions to Improve Energy Efficency of U.S. Small and Medium Commercial Buildings - DE-FOA-0001385
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle: N/A
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 11/13/15

Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity - NSF 15-610
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle: N/A
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 10/23/15

NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM NSF 15-528
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle:  12/14/15
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 12/23/15

Major Research Instrumentation Program - NSF 15-504
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle: N/A
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 10/23/15

American Heart Association - Strategically Focused Heart Failure Research Network
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle: 10/19/15
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 10/23/15

NIH - NINDS Instutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research (P30) - RFA-NS-16-004
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle: 10/14/15
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 10/16/15

IUSE / Professional Formation of Engeineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science
   Departments - NSF 15-607
   Deadline for email notice of intent to apply to Judy Coyle: 10/14/15
   Deadline for pre-proposal and preliminary budget submitted via online form: 10/16/15