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Limited Submission Opportunities

Limited submission programs are those funding opportunities where sponsors restrict the number of proposals an institution may submit for consideration for an award.  Typically, sponsor guidelines or solicitations will include language such as "Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization" or refer to internal coordination prior to submission.  Sponsors with limited submission programs vary, from federal agencies to smaller, non-profit organizations.

Coordinating limited submissions is important, since sponsors can reject all proposals received from CPP if the number exceeds the organizational limit allowed. In these situations, CPP must therefore internally screen all eligible and interested nominees to determine which will represent the university.  The vehicle to do this is through the limited submission "pre-proposal," designed to provide sufficient information to select finalists that can submit full proposals.

Evaluation Criteria - All evaluation criteria given in the program solicitation, announcement, or guidelines should be addressed in your pre-proposal.  If additional evaluation criteria are going to be required, information regarding those criteria will be sent to all eligible applicants via email announcement prior to any internal pre-proposal deadline.

Internal Cover Sheet for limited Submission Pre-Proposal

Limited Submission Pre-Proposal Template

Below is a list of limited submission programs in which CPP currently competes or has an interest in competing. Included are deadlines for proposal submission and links to the program announcement.  Please fill out the Limited Submission Pre-Proposal Forms 2 months prior to the proposal deadline for review and selection.  Every effort will be made to maintain current and accurate information within this list; however, the awarding agency's posted information remains the final authority.

Please note: This list is neither exclusive nor exhaustive, since new programs are developed and existing programs change. Anyone who wishes to apply to a limited submission opportunity that is not posted on this website should contact ORSP immediately. ORSP will review the guidelines, establish an appropriate internal review date, and post information to the website. In certain circumstances, as when the agency deadline date is within 30 days of notification and time is a limiting factor, ORSP may institute an alternative selection mechanism.

UPCOMING DEADLINES FOR LIMITED SUBMISSIONS (FILL OUT PRE-PROPOSAL FORMS 2 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE PROPOSAL DEADLINES FOR REVIEW AND SELECTION):

* Information for 2017 Competition will be Forthcoming 


* Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE:GEOPATHS)


* Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS)

September 25, 2017
Bridges to Baccalaureate Program (R25)


* Research Experiences for Teacher (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science

January 24, 2017
Post Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25)

January 11, 2017

NSF Major Research Instrumentation