The Graduate School

Limited Submission Opportunities

From time to time, a funding opportunity may arise that limits the number of proposals that a single institution may submit. The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) attempts to identify all limited submission opportunities of interest to the University community and coordinates the submission process with the colleges. A number of opportunities are announced in the table below and through OSP’s funding listserv, although this list should not be considered exhaustive.

To administratively manage limited competitions, MSU/OSP uses the industry leading web-based system InfoReady. When a limited submission opportunity is announced, OSP will launch a corresponding internal limited submission application in InfoReady that can be accessed on the InfoReady home page. The application is begun by clicking on the opportunity hyperlink on the home page, and then clicking on the “Submit” button and logging in with your University Net ID.

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Interested applicants are advised to read OSP’s Guidance Document on Limited Submission Opportunities and not to begin work on proposals until notified that the review process has been completed.

Funding Opportunity Number of Submissions Allowed Letter of Intent to OSP Deadline Sponsor Deadline
NSF Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Enriching Learning, Programs, and Student Experiences (HSI:ELPSE) – Educational Instrumentation (EI) Track 2 per institution April 5, 2024 June 4, 2024
William T. Grant Scholars Program 1 per college April 19, 2024 July 3, 2024
NSF ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) 1 IT, Adaptation, OR Catalyst per institution IT: The deadline for this limited submission competition has passed.

Adaptation & Catalyst: May 3, 2024

IT – Preliminary Proposal (Required): April 25, 2024

Adaptation – Letter of Intent (Required): August 5, 2024

Catalyst – Full Proposal: August 2, 2024

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 1 per institution May 17, 2024 August 1, 2024
Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions 1 per institution May 17, 2024 August 1, 2024
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT) 2 per institution June 7, 2024 September 6, 2024
NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program (T34) 1 per institution June 28, 2024 September 25, 2024
NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI): Instrument Acquisition or Development 4 per institution (Two Track 1, One Track 2, One Track 3)  August 30, 2024 November 15, 2024
NSF Strengthening the Cyberinfrastructure Professionals Ecosystem 1 per institution October 25, 2024 January 16, 2025
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program 2 per institution The deadline for this limited submission competition has passed. April 22, 2024
NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) PFI-RP (Research Partnerships) limited to 1 per institution The deadline for this limited submission competition has passed. May 7, 2024
National Science Foundation Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (GEOPAths) 1 per institution (as lead) The deadline for this limited submission competition has passed. Rolling
USDA/NIFA Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education
Grants Program
2 Collaboration and Conference per institution (as lead) TBD Collaboration: TBD

Conference: TBD

NEA Our Town 2 per institution TBD TBD
Library of Congress Of the People: Widening the Path: Connecting Communities Digital
Initiative – Higher Education 
1 per institution TBD TBD
DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black and Minority Serving Institutions Equipment/Instrumentation 3 per institution TBD TBD
NEH Summer Stipends 2 per institution July 12, 2024 September 18, 2024
NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) 1 per institution (as lead) August 2, 2024 October 22, 2024
VentureWell Faculty Course & Program Grants 2 per institution TBD TBD
Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program 2 per institution (One Junior Scholar and One Senior Scholar) TBD TBD
Dept. of Energy Climate Resilience Centers 2 per institution TBD TBD
NEH Humanities Research Centers on Artificial Intelligence 1 per institution TBD TBD
NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) ITP (Institutional Transformation Projects) limited to 1 per institution TBD TBD
Grants for Arts Projects 1 per institution TBD TBD
New Jersey Historical Commission: Project Grants 3 per institution TBD TBD
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) 2 per institution; no more than 1 per S-STEM discipline TBD TBD
NSF Expanding AI Innovation through Capacity Building and Partnerships (ExpandAI) 1 per institution per submission window TBD TBD
* This is an estimated date. Please check back for updated information.