Limited Submissions

In Limited Submission Programs, the sponsor restricts the number of applications or proposals or places other limitations on the applications that an eligible institution may submit. As a result, institutions must screen pre-proposals or nominations to determine which applications will be submitted for the competition.

Where can I find information on limited submission programs?

The Office of Research and Economic Development strives to identify and post relevant limited submission opportunities. Be sure to check this website often, as new programs are added as information becomes available. While every attempt is made to ensure that the list of upcoming limited submission opportunities is comprehensive and accurate, faculty may learn of limited funding opportunities that do not appear below. If you are interested in a limited solicitation that is not listed on our site, please contact Maureen Pelham, Director for Research Development, immediately for guidance.

What is the procedure for applying to a limited submission solicitation?

Please note that ORED recently streamlined the limited submissions process and made important changes to the Internal Proposal Application procedures. Please read the following instructions carefully.

To determine which PIs or research teams will be selected to represent FIU in specific limited submission competitions, ORED coordinates internal competitions.  Any faculty member interested in applying to a Limited Submission Program is required to complete a Notice of Intent to Apply by 5 PM on the date listed as the internal deadline.  Only faculty members who submit this one-page form will be considered in the selection process.

If the number of Notices of Intent to Apply exceeds the maximum number of applications permitted by the sponsoring agency, potential applicants will be alerted that they must complete the Internal Proposal Application, which requires a signed cover page, biosketches, budget, and responses to three questions about the nature of the proposed research. When advised of the need to prepare an Internal Proposal Application, PI’s will be informed that they have five business days to submit the requested information to ORED.

How are limited submission proposals selected?

ORED has established a set of guidelines for selecting the proposal(s) that will be submitted by FIU in response to a Limited Submission Program.  When the number of internal applicants exceeds program limits and potential PI’s have been alerted to prepare the more detailed Internal Proposal Application, ORED, following the Limited Submissions Policy, coordinates an impartial internal review to select the most competitive proposals for submission to the external funding agency.  Final proposal selections are made by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development based on scientific merit and feasibility, alignment with the FIUBeyondPossible2020 strategic plan, and broader value to the University community. Additional considerations may include the research team’s funding history with the sponsoring agency, reviews from previous submissions to the same grant program, the extent of cross-college collaboration, and the degree to which collaborations have been fostered with outside agencies.   For solicitations that require match or cost share, please note that selection by ORED to move forward with a limited submission is not to be deemed approval for any cost share or match requirements and does not preclude the applicant from following established institutional procedures in securing match or cost-share approvals from one’s department/center/institute/ college.

Agency:
Program:
Institutional
Submission Limits:
Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply:
Agency
Deadline:
Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Each university / institution can support one applicant per STEM2D discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design); six applicants in total  . 09/28/2020 10/16/2020
National Science Foundation Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (IUSE:GEOPAths)

NSF 20-516

FIU may serve as sole submitting organization or as lead organization of a collaborative project on only one submission per competition , regardless of track, but may serve as the non-lead organization of a collaborative project more than once per competition. 10/05/2020 Letter of Intent (Required):  11/17/2020

Full Proposal:

1/26/2021

National Science Foundation National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes
Accelerating Research, Transforming Society, and Growing the American Workforce

NSF 20-604

An organization may submit no more than two proposals to this solicitation as lead institution. 10/05/2020 12/04/2020
National Science Foundation Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research

NSF 20-606

An organization may submit only one proposal but may be a subawardee on other proposals responding to this solicitation. 10/05/2020 12/03/2020
National Science Foundation ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)

NSF 20-554

An organization  can submit one proposal to IT-Preliminary, Adaptation, OR Catalyst 09/28/2020 Letter of Intent (Required for Adaptation Track):

11/3/2020

Full Proposal Due:

2/4/2021

National Institutes of Health Martin Delaney Collaboratories for HIV Cure Research (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

RFA-AI-20-035

Only one application per institution is allowed to either this FOA or RFA-AI-20-036 09/24/2020 11/04/2020
National Science Foundation Harnessing the Data Revolution: Coordination Hub

(HDR Central)

NSF 20-600

An organization may serve as the lead institution on only one HDR Central proposal. 09/24/2020 11/12/2020
National Film and Video Foundation National Film and Video Foundation Fund
(Marketing and Distribution)
Only one application per organization, individual, or company will be considered during a particular financial year. Open The NFVF will receive proposals for film funding throughout the year.
National Film and Video Foundation National Film and Video Foundation Fund
(Production Funding)
Only one application per organization, individual, or company will be considered during a particular financial year. Open The NFVF will receive proposals for film funding throughout the year.
National Film and Video Foundation National Film and Video Foundation Fund
(Development Funding)
Only one application per organization, individual, or company will be considered during a particular financial year. Open The NFVF will receive proposals for film funding throughout the year.
National Film and Video Foundation National Film and Video Foundation Fund
(Education and Training)
Only one application per organization, individual, or company will be considered during a particular financial year. Open The NFVF will receive proposals for film funding throughout the year.