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Limited Submissions

Limited submissions are opportunities for which the sponsor has limited the number of applications an institution may submit. These opportunities are posted in the Limited Submissions Database.

Learn more about the process for limited submission grants

Selected Opportunities

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Health Resources & Services Administration

National Science Foundation

Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)

The Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education and not-for-profit scientific/engineering research organizations. An MRI award supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. MRI provides support to acquire critical research instrumentation without which advances in fundamental science and engineering research may not otherwise occur. MRI also provides support to develop next-generation research instruments that open new opportunities to advance the frontiers in science and engineering research. Additionally, an MRI award is expected to enhance research training of students who will become the next generation of instrument users, designers and builders. MRI has two tracks: $100,000-$1,000,000 (track 1) and $1,000,000-$4,000,000 (track 2). 

Internal: 11/1/2018

Proposal: 1/22/2019


US Department of Agriculture

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Arts

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association

National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Collaborative Science Program 2019

This funding opportunity will provide support for the grantee to develop and administer a comprehensive national program that funds extramural collaborative science projects to address the system-wide research and management needs of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, while being responsive to local and regional reserve priorities and those of NOAA. The NERRS collaborative science program is intended to deliver highly credible and relevant information to the coastal management community by incorporating user input into the design and implementation of research projects and ensure that the outcomes support the needs of stakeholders. This program will also increase the capacity of the NERRS management, research, education, stewardship, and coastal training sectors to transfer information and skills to end-users and more effectively support coastal and estuarine resource management. A NERRS collaborative science program has been in existence for ten years, and this is the third competition for the five-year program.

Internal: 9/21/2018

LOI: 10/10/2018

Proposal: 12/3/2018


Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

CPRIT has a variety of limited submission opportunities annually. This year, their Core Facility Support Awards (CFSA), Early Translational Research Awards (ETRA), and High-Impact High-Risk Awards (HIHR) are all limited submissions.

Internal Deadline: 10/8/2018

Sponsor Deadline: 1/30/2019