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 by OSP, 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.

InfoReady Login

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 Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) PFI-RP (Research Project) limited to 1 per institution October 12, 2021 January 12, 2022
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
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT) 2 per institution June 6, 2022 September 6, 2022
Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program 1 per institution TBD TBD
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need TBD 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
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
Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions 1 per institution TBD TBD
Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 1 per institution TBD TBD
NSF ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) 1 IT-Preliminary, Adaptation, or Catalyst per institution TBD TBD
NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program (T34) 1 per institution TBD TBD
NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science 1 per institution (as lead) TBD TBD
NEH Summer Stipends 2 per institution TBD TBD
ACE Fellows Program 2 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
VentureWell Course & Program Grants 2 per institution TBD TBD
* This is an estimated date. Please check back for updated information.