Limited Submissions

Many sponsoring agencies offer grants, summer stipends, awards and fellowships that limit the number of proposals that can be submitted from a single institution. An internal selection process has been established by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), within the Division of Research and Economic Development to assist with limited submission opportunities. OSP seeks to provide an open and timely process for announcing and coordinating institutional review and to make the process fair and transparent.

Limited Submissions

Dissemination Process

OSP Weekly

The Office of Sponsored Programs office makes every effort to identify limited submission opportunities and provide information on limited submissions in a timely manner through the OSP Weekly. If not already subscribed, subscribe to the OSP Weekly.

Forward Announcement

If a researcher learns of a limited submission opportunity that is not in the limited submission opportunities list, please forward the announcement to althea.sheets@unlv.edu to be announced in the next OSP Weekly.

Exception

If there are fewer than 30 working days until the sponsor deadline the proposals will be submitted on a first-come, first-served basis. If any proposals come in after UNLV has reached its maximum number of submissions, those proposals will not be submitted.

Internal Competition Process

Notice of Intent

  1. Researchers should review the announcement carefully to ensure eligibility.
  2. Researchers must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) directly via the Limited Submission Portal. Notice of Intent submission will include: PI name, email, and department; project title; one page abstract/summary and the names of three potential internal reviewers.
  3. At least two weeks will be given to submit a NOI.
  4. No late submissions will be considered.
  5. Researchers will receive an auto-generated NOI receipt notification.

Pre-Proposal

OSP will coordinate an internal pre-proposal process for NOIs that exceed the maximum number of proposals permitted by the sponsor.

  1. Researchers will be notified by email if a pre-proposal process is necessary.
  2. To help guide pre-proposal preparation, researchers are given the rating criteria the review committee will use to rate their pre-proposal. The criteria are not generic but based on the specific requirements indicated in the sponsor announcement or solicitation.
  3. If still interested, researchers should submit a Pre-Proposal directly via the Pre-Proposal Submission Portal. Pre-proposal submission will include: Lead PI and Co-PI(s) names(s), departments(s) and contact information; project title; project narrative (4 page maximum not including budget overview and budget narrative); and budget overview and narrative.
  4. At least two weeks will be given to submit a pre-proposal.
  5. No late submissions will be considered.
  6. Researchers will receive an auto-generated pre-proposal receipt notification.

Exception

Occasionally OSP will organize different pre-proposal guidelines for high-profile opportunities, such as center grants or other broad-impact programs. In such instances, OSP will notify PIs of the modified guidelines in the OSP Weekly. A limited submission where a UNLV PI received funding through this program previously will be offered the opportunity to submit a proposal for follow-on funding. If the PI chooses to submit for follow-on funding, this limited submission will not be announced through the Internal Competition Process.

Process for Private Funders

For limited submission opportunities to foundations and corporate sponsors, the process will be similar to that for grants; however the review will be coordinated by the Director for Foundation Relations.

Review and Selection Process

  1. Pre-proposals are reviewed by a panel of peers comprised of UNLV researchers whose expertise are as close as possible to the content area.
  2. At least two if not three reviews for every proposal submitted is performed.
  3. At least two weeks will be given to the reviewers to rate the pre-proposals.
  4. The review committee selects which proposal(s) best meet sponsor’s criteria, and which best align with the mission of the department, college, and university.

Notification Process

  1. PIs and the OSP Pre Award Research Administrator will be notified immediately of the committee’s decisions in ample time to develop a strong proposal before sponsor deadline.
  2. Reviewers’ summary feedback is provided as guidance for both successful and unsuccessful applications or proposals.

Proposal Preparation

  1. Selected PI must submit a completed and signed internal proposal routing form as soon as possible, but no later than seven (7) business days prior to sponsor deadline.
  2. Selected PI must submit a strong final proposal (all components) to their OSP Pre Award Research Administrator no later than five (5) business days prior to sponsor deadline.

Limited Submission Opportunities

Sponsor Opportunity Name Institutional Limit Funding Amount OSP NOI Deadline Sponsor Deadline Status Recurring

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Summer Stipend Program TWO $6,000

06/10/2021 12:00 pm

09/22/2021

Accepting NOI

Yes, next sponsor deadline 09/2022

Department of Education (ED) Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM and Articulation Program ONE $700,000-$1,000,000 05/11/2021 12:00 pm 06/14/2021 Accepting NOI  
National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship (NRT) Program TWO $3,000,000 04/20/21 12:00  pm 09/06/2021 Closed Yes, next sponsor deadline at 09/06/2022
National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps Hubs Program (I-Corps™ Hubs) ONE

$15,000,000

04/14/21 12:00 pm 08/25/2021 Contact althea.sheets@unlv.edu

Yes, next sponsor deadline at 04/07/2022

National Science Foundation (NSF) Centers for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) NSF 18-509 ONE $5,000,000 04/13/21 12:00 pm 12/03/21 Closed Yes, next sponsor deadline at 12/2022
National Science Foundation (NSF) Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) - NSF INCLUDES Alliances ONE $5,000,000 - $10,000,000

04/08/2021 12:00 pm

01/25/2022

Contact althea.sheets@unlv.edu  
National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support (ACCESS) ONE $7,500,000 - $20,000,000 03/08/21 12:00 pm 06/16/21 Contact althea.sheets@unlv.edu  
National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support - Coordination Office (ACCESS-ACO) ONE $5,000,000 03/08/21 12:00 pm 06/16/21 Contact althea.sheets@unlv.edu  
National Science Foundation (NSF) Enabling Quantum Leap: Quantum Interconnect Challenges for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems ONE

Up to $2,500,000

02/18/2021 12:00 pm

04/12/2021 and 06/14/2021

Closed Yes, next sponsor deadline at 04/12/2022
National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF EPSCoR RII Track-4: FAST SIX Up to $300,000 02/17/2021 at 12:00 pm 04/26/2021 Closed Yes, next sponsor deadline at 04/12/2022
Mountain West CTR-IN Pilot Grant FOUR $60,000 12/31/2020 12:00 pm 04/09/2021 Closed  
Mountain West CTR-IN Multi-Site Pilot Project ONE $90,000-$150,000 12/31/2020 12:00 pm 04/16/2021 Closed  
National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship (NRT) Program  TWO $3,000,000 12/22/2020 12:00 pm  02/25/2021 Closed Yes, Next sponsor deadline 09/06/2021
National Science Foundation (NSF) Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) ONE $1,800,000 - $4,200,000 11/17/20 12:00 pm 02/05/2021 Closed  
Department of Energy Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR) Implementation Grants ONE $2,000,000 - $3,000,000 11/16/2020 12:00 pm 12/15/2020 Pre-App and 3/2/2021 App Closed  
Department of Energy (DOE) Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research ONE $250,000 First Come, First Serve 11/12/2020 Closed  
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) BHWET Program for Professionals ONE Up to $1,920,000 11/11/2020 12:00 pm 01/21/2021 Closed  
National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) ONE $4,000,000 - $6,000,000 11/09/2020 12:00 pm 01/25/2021 Closed  
USDA-NIFA Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program TWO $50,000 - $1,000,000 11/03/2020 12:00 pm 01/28/2021 Closed Yes, Next sponsor deadline 01/28/2022
National Science Foundation (NSF) National Artificial Intelligience (AI) Research Institutes TWO $16M - $20M 09/22/2020 12:00 pm 12/04/2020 Closed  
National Science Foundation (NSF) Harnessing the Data Revolution: Coordination Hub (HDR Central) ONE $2 Million 09/01/2020 12:00 pm 11/12/2020 Closed  
National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program TWO $300,000 - $500,000 08/28/2020 12:00 pm

11/04/2020

Closed Yes, Next sponsor deadline 03/25/2022
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) ONE Not Limited 08/11/2020 12:00 pm 10/01/2020 UNLV NOI Cancelled - Contact althea.sheets@unlv.edu with questions. Yes, next sponsor deadline 10/1/2021
National Science Foundation EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) THREE NTE $300,000 07/23/2020 12:00 pm 04/13/2021 Closed Yes, next sponsor deadline 04/2022
National Institutes of Health NIH Director's Early Independence Awards TWO Up to $250,000 per year 06/22/20 12 p.m. 09/04/20 Closed  
National Endowment for the Humanities NEH Summer Stipend Program TWO $6,000 06/12/20 12:00 pm 09/23/2020 Closed Yes, next sponsor deadline 09/2021
Department of Defense (DoD) Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Equipment/Instrumentation THREE $100,000 - $600,000 06/10/2020 12 p.m. 08/28/2020 Closed  
National Science Foundation NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) - NSF 20-526 ONE per college in S-STEM disciplines

$650,000 - $5,000,000

06/10/2020 12 p.m. 03/31/2021 Closed Yes, Next sponsor deadline 03/2022
National Science Foundation Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) ONE Up to $600,000 05/21/2020 12 p.m. 02/22/2021 Closed Yes-Next sponsor deadline 02/2022
National Science Foundation ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions ONE Up to $1M 05/18/2020 12 p.m. 11/04/2020 Closed Yes-Next sponsor deadline 11/2021
National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development TWO (Track 1) and ONE (Track 2) Up to $4 million 05/04/2020 at 12 p.m. 01/19/2021 Closed Yes-Next sponsor deadline 01/2022
Centers for Disease Control BOLD Public Health Centers of Excellence to Address Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias ONE $300K-$800K/year for 5 years 04/09/2020 at 12 p.m. 05/26//2020 Closed  
National Science Foundation Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA): Future Research Directions for the Engineering Research Community ONE $5 million - $8 million 04/03/2020 at 12 p.m. 08/12/2020 Closed  
National Science Foundation General Social Survey (GSS) Competition ONE $14 million to $16 million 03/17/2020 at 12 p.m. 08/17/2020 Closed  
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Scholarship and Fellowship Education Grant, Faculty Development Grant, and Trade School and Community College Scholarship Grant, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 ONE per program $200,000 - $450,000 03/09/2020 at 12 p.m. 04/10/2020 Closed  
National Science Foundation Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (IUSE:GEOPAths) ONE $300,000 to $350,000 02/28/2020 12 p.m. 01/26/2021 Closed  
National Institutes of Health Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) (U54) ONE $3,000,000 02/19/2020 12 p.m. 04/14/2020 Closed  
National Institutes of Health Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25) ONE Up to $20,000/year 02/25/2020 12 p.m. 05/28/2020 Closed Yes, next sponsor deadline 05/28/2021
National Institutes of Health NIGMS Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1 - Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-20-103 ONE Up to $1.5 million 02/18/2020 12 p.m. 05/27/2020 Closed Yes, next sponsor deadline 01/27/2021
National Institutes of Health Biomedical Research Facilities ONE $3,000,000 - $8,000,000 01/29/2020 12 p.m. 03/17/2020 Closed  
National Science Foundation EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) THREE NTE $300,000 over 2 years 01/28/2020 12 p.m. 05/12/2020 Closed Yes, next sponsor deadline 03/09/2021
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Develop, Implement, and Evaluate Evidence-based, Innovative Approaches to Prevent, Find, and Cure Tuberculosis in High-Burden Settings ONE $5,000,000 01/23/2020 12 p.m. 03/03/2020 Closed  
National Institutes of Health Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award ONE per school or college ~$250,000 01/21/2020 12 p.m. 02/28/2020 Closed  
National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) ONE for PFI-RP track $250,000 PFI-TT & $550,000 PFI-RP 01/27/2020 12 p.m. 07/08/2020 Closed Yes, next sponsor deadline 01/08/2021
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program (WAMS) ONE $100,000 01/21/2020 12 p.m. 02/24/2020 Closed Yes, next sponsor deadline 01/21/2021
Department of Education (ED) OPE: Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program ONE $500,000-$600,000 01/15/2020 12 p.m. 02/10/2020 Closed  
Department of Energy Building EPSCoR-State/National Laboratory Partnerships THREE $750,000 First Come-First Served 01/16/2020 Closed  
National Science Foundation Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) ONE $3 million to $5 million, nte 4 years 02/03/2020 12 p.m. 10/09/2020 Closed Yes-Anticipated next sponsor deadline 10/2021

National Science Foundation

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) ONE Up to $2.5 million, up to 3 years 02/03/2020 12 p.m. 09/16/2020 Closed Yes-next sponsor deadline 09/2021
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science THREE $600,000 for up to 3 years 02/03/2020 12 p.m. 09/16/2020 Closed Yes-next sponsor deadline 09/2021
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (42) ONE Up to $1.8 million/yr for 3 years 01/14/2020 12 p.m. 10/22/2020 Closed Yes-Anticipated next sponsor deadline 10/2021
Mountain West CTR-IN Pilot Grant FOUR $60,000 12/31/2019 12 p.m. 04/08/2020 Closed  
Mountain West CTR-IN Multi-Site Pilot Project (MSPP) ONE $90,000-$150,000 12/31/2019 12 p.m. 04/15/2020 Closed  
National Science Foundation Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) ONE Up to $600,000 12/02/2019 12 p.m. 02/24/2020 Closed Yes-Next sponsor deadline 02/22/2021
National Institutes of Health Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) (R38) ONE $221,000/yr 12/02/2019 12 p.m. 02/13/2020 Closed  
National Institutes of Health Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients ONE Up to $250,000/yr 12/02/2019 12 p.m. 07/31/2020 Closed Yes-Next sponsor deadline 01/19/2021
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Driving Change Initiative ONE $500,000 - $2,500,000 11/19/2019 12 p.m. 02/07/2020 Closed  
USDA-NIFA Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program TWO $50,000 - $1,000,000 11/12/2019 12 p.m. 01/29/2020 Closed Yes-Next sponsor deadline 01/27/2021
National Science
Foundation
EPSCoR Track-2 FEC ONE $4-$6 million 11/4/2019 1/24/2020 Closed  
National Science Foundation Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP) THREE $4-$30 million 10/21/2019 12/19/2019 Closed Yes-Anticipated next sponsor deadline 05/2021
National Science Foundation IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE/PFE): RED) TWO Up to $8 million 10/21/2019 2/7/2020 Closed Yes-Anticipated sponsor deadline 02/2021
National Institutes of Health NIGMS Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) ONE $3.5-$4.5 million 10/17/2019 1/25/2020 Closed Yes-Next sponsor deadline 5/25/2020
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program TWO Up to $3 million 10/17/2019 2/6/2020 Closed Yes-next sponsor deadline 02/2021
National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award ONE $3 - $7.5 million 10/17/2019 12/16/2019 Closed Yes-Next sponsor deadline 04/15/2020
The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award ONE $100,000 10/17/2019 2/7/2020 Closed Yes-Next sponsor deadline 02/2021
National Institutes of Health Specialized Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research (P50) ONE $950,000/yr 10/10/2019 11/22/2019 Closed  
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Program TWO $6,000 7/15/2019 9/26/2019 Closed Yes-Next sponsor deadline 09/2020
National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development TWO Up to $4 million 7/1/2019 1/21/2020 Closed Yes-Next sponsor deadline 01/2021
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence Initiative 3rd Competition (ie3) ONE $1,000,000 6/5/2019 7/31/2019 Closed Yes-Next sponsor deadline 07/2020
Department of Defense Basic Research Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) THREE Up to $660,000 5/8/2019 7/15/2019 Closed Yes-Next sponsor deadline 07/2020
National Science Foundation Organizational Change for Gender Equipty in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) ONE Up to $3 million 4/24/2019 5/22/2019 Closed Yes-Next sponsor deadline 05/2020