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.

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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 Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) PFI-RP (Research Partnerships) limited to 1 per institution June 5, 2023 September 5, 2023
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT) 2 per institution June 6, 2023 September 6, 2023
NSF Improving Undergraduate SEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) ITP (Institutional Transformation Projects) limited to 1 per institution June 9, 2023 August 30, 2023
NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI): Instrument Acquisition or Development 4 per institution (Two Track 1, One Track 2, One Track 3) June 12, 2023 November 15, 2023
NEA Our Town 2 per institution June 16, 2023 August 17, 2023
NEH Summer Stipends 2 per institution June 23, 2023 September 20, 2023
NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program (T34) 1 per institution June 26, 2023 September 25, 2023
NSF Expanding AI Innovation through Capacity Building and Partnerships (ExpandAI) 1 per institution per submission window July 21, 2023 October 20, 2023
NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) 1 per institution (as lead) July 24, 2023 October 24, 2023
NSF Strengthening the Cyberinfrastructure Professionals Ecosystem 1 per institution October 18, 2023 January 18, 2024
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) 2 per institution; no more than 1 per S-STEM discipline November 20, 2023 February 20, 2024
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program 2 per institution December 22, 2023 March 25, 2024
National Science Foundation Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (GEOPAths) 1 per institution (as lead) January 26, 2024 Rolling
William T. Grant Scholars Program 1 per institution  The deadline for this limited submission competition has now passed. July 5, 2023
Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 1 per institution  The deadline for this limited submission competition has now passed. August 3, 2023
Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions 1 per institution Montclair State University is currently not eligible to apply to this program. August 3, 2023
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 now passed.

Adaptation & Catalyst:  The deadline for this limited submission competition has now passed.

IT – Preliminary Proposal (Required): TBD

Adaptation – Letter of Intent (Required): August 7, 2023

Catalyst – Full Proposal: August 4, 2023

USDA/NIFA Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education
Grants Program
2 Collaboration and Conference per institution (as lead) TBD Collaboration: TBD

Conference: TBD

VentureWell Faculty Course & Program Grants 2 per institution  TBD TBD
Grants for Arts Projects 1 per institution TBD TBD
* This is an estimated date. Please check back for updated information.