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. 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
Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions 1 per institution May 5, 2021 August 5, 2021
Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 1 per institution May 5, 2021 August 5, 2021
NSF ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) 1 IT-Preliminary, Adaptation, or Catalyst per institution TBD Letter of Intent (Adaptation): August 2, 2021

Full Proposal (Catalyst): August 6, 2021

Full Proposal (Adaptation): November 3, 2021

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT) 2 per institution June 7, 2021 September 6, 2021
NEH Summer Stipends 2 per institution  August 2, 2021 September 22, 2021
NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program (T34) 1 per institution June 25, 2021 September 27, 2021
NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science 1 per institution (as lead) July 2, 2021 October 4, 2021
NSF Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) 1 per institution November 22, 2021 February 22, 2022
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) 1 from each college  December 16, 2021 March 16, 2022
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program 2 per institution December 23, 2021 March 25, 2022
Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program 1 per institution TBD TBD
NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI): Instrument Acquisition or Development 3 per institution (Two Track 1, One Track 2) TBD TBD
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need TBD TBD TBD
NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) 3 per institution TBD TBD
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Program (IPCP): Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) 1 per institution TBD TBD
Nursing Workforce Diversity Grants (NWD) 1 per institution TBD TBD
Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Program (ANEW) 1 per institution TBD TBD
ACE Fellows Program 2 per institution TBD TBD
Day of Service Grants 1 per Day of Service TBD TBD
NJ Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program 1 per institution TBD TBD
Grants for Arts Projects 1 per institution TBD TBD
NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) PFI-RP (Research Project) limited to 1 per institution TBD TBD
* This is an estimated date. Please check back for updated information.