Limited Submission Proposals


Many funding agencies issue requests for proposals that limit the number of applications they will accept from an institution. The manner in which sponsors limit applications varies, but usually consists of one or more of the following: limiting the number of proposals which may be submitted; limiting the type of institutions that can apply; and/or limiting PIs by stage of career.

Texas A&M University, working in partnership with The Texas A&M University System research agencies, has established a process to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select applicants to submit full proposals in response to a particular program.


The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) identifies limited submission proposal funding opportunities through internet searches, web services and historical opportunities. PIs are encouraged to notify the OVPR if they find funding opportunities that may fall into this category.


Email announcements are sent to research deans, department heads and sponsored research offices on campus including a link to the sponsor’s website for full details of the opportunity. The OVPR will also post the announcement to the limited submissions page on the Division of Research website.  The announcement includes the following information: URL for sponsor’s full announcement; institutional eligibility; PI eligibility restrictions (if applicable); deadline for required internal e-mail of intent to submit to the internal selection process; internal proposal deadline; target date for notification to applicants of the results of the internal competition; and the external deadline for submission to sponsor.

Internal Proposal Submission, Review, and Selection

A date is established for an email of intent to be sent to the OVPR limited submissions email box.

An internal proposal must be submitted electronically using e-proposal, the on-line application system. NOTE: Be prepared to upload a 1-3 page research plan summary, 2-page bio sketch, and budget. This site is password protected. Texas A&M faculty may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click on "signup," fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions about the limited submission process or the e-proposal system, please contact Shelly Martin at or 979.862.2233.

Once the selection committee determines which PI(s) will go forward with a full proposal to the sponsor, all internal applicants, and the limited submission liaison at Sponsored Research Services (SRS), are informed of the outcome.

Full Proposal Submission

The principal investigator should contact the SRS for assistance in the preparation and submission of the full proposal to the sponsor.

Limited Submission Proposal Opportunities

*Deadline for required letters of intent

**Announcement forthcoming

Program Name
Email of

to Advance
NSF:  Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S-STEM) TBD TBD 08/12/2014
NIH:  Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources (G20) TBD TBD 08/01/2014
NIH:  Diabetes Research Centers (P30) TBD TBD 05/17/2014
NSF:  Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node) 11/01/2013 11/06/2013 04/18/2014
Dreyfus Foundation:  Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 10/24/2013 10/30/2013 02/10/2014
ORAU:  Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards 10/23/2013 10/30/2013 01/10/2014
US DOE:  Energy Frontier Research Centers 10/17/2013 10/21/2013 11/13/2013* Joshua Yuan; Ibrahim Karaman; Joe Zhou
NSF:  Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) 10/01/2013 10/17/2013 01/23/2014
NIH/NSF/DOE:  International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (U19) 09/16/2013 09/23/2013 11/20/2013 none submitted
NIH-NINDS:  Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) 09/16/2013 09/23/2013 12/23/2013* none submitted
USIEF:  Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI) 09/12/2013 09/17/2013 11/01/2013 Sunil Chirayath
Microsoft Research:  Faculty Fellowships 09/10/2013 09/11/2013 09/30/2013 Sevan Goenezen
NSF:  Partnerships for Innovation:  Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) 09/05/2013 09/10/2013 11/18/2013* Niall Slowey; Camille Peres
NSF:  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) 09/05/2013 09/12/2013 12/03/2013 Teri Reed
NIH:  Drug Docking and Screening Data Resource (U01) 08/30/2013 09/06/2013 10/09/2013 none submitted
NIH-NIDCR:  Institutional Career Development Award for Enhancing Research Capacity in TMJ Disorders and Orofacial Pain (K12) 08/30/2013 09/06/2013 10/12/2013 none submitted
Simons Fdn:  Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics and Theoretical Computer Science 08/15/2013 08/22/2013 10/28/2013 Math:  Ronald DeVore & Peter Kuchment; Physics: Helmut Katzgraber & Ralf Rapp; Theoretical Computer Science: Joseph Landsberg
Simons Fdn:  Simons Investigators in Math Modeling of Living Systems 08/14/2013 08/21/2013


Renata Ivanek
Greenwall Foundation:  Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics 08/08/2013 08/15/2013 11/01/2013 none submitted
NIH:  Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series 08/07/2013 08/14/2013 10/17/2013 none submitted
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease 08/15/2013 08/22/2013 11/01/2013 Joseph Sorg; James Cai; Sara Lawhon
American Psychological Assn:  Koppitz Child Psychology Grad Student Fellowship 08/14/2013 08/21/2013 11/15/2013 none submitted
NIST - Advanced Materials Center of Excellence 07/12/2013 07/16/2013 08/12/2013 Hong Liang
W.M. Keck Foundation:  Medical Research Program 06/12/2013 06/19/2013 11/01/2013 Paul deFigueiredo
W.M. Keck Foundation:  Science and Engineering Research Program 06/18/2013 06/25/2013 11/01/2013 Darren Hartl
NSF:  Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) 07/19/2013 07/26/2013 10/18/2013  none submitted
NSF:  Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences 07/12/2013 07/17/2013 09/16/2013* none submitted
NSF:  Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science 07/01/2013 07/11/2013 10/07/2013 Wayne N.P. Hung
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences 06/21/2013 06/26/2013 11/01/2013 Qinglei Li
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists 08/07/2013 08/14/2013 10/01/2013 Angela Arenas; Johanna Elfenbein; Carolyn Hodo; Kendrick Sudderth
Proctor & Gamble Fund Higher Education Grant Program 07/02/2013 07/09/2013 09/30/2013 Grace Wang; Richard Posey; Candice Brinkmeyer-Langford; Jinsil Seo
NSF:  Critical Zone Observatory National Office 06/18/2013 06/25/2013 09/16/2013 none submitted
Searle Scholars Program 07/10/2013 07/17/2013 09/27/2013 Candice Brinkmeyer-Langford; Kathrin Dunlap
NEH Summer Stipends 06/21/2013 06/28/2013 09/26/2013 Stefanie Harris; Hilaire Kallendorf
NSF:  Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC) 05/08/2013 05/15/2013 08/05/2013 Bhaskar Dutta
NSF:  Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers 05/06/2013 05/10/2013 08/26/2013* Ibrahim Karaman
NSF:  Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) 05/02/2013 05/09/2013 08/13/2013 Wilford Gardner; Christopher Quick; Patrick Louchouarn
NSF:  Online Resource Center for Ethics Education in Science and Engineering 04/26/2013 05/06/2013 08/07/2013 none submitted
Brain Research Foundation :  Scientific Innovations Award 04/26/2013 05/03/2013 07/01/2013 William Griffith
The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation Concept Grants 05/28/2013 05/31/2013 07/01/2013 Christine Budke
TX Commission on the Arts:  Arts Respond Project 05/29/2013 06/03/2013 06/19/13 None submitted
Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation Grants 05/31/2013 06/07/2013 08/01/2013

Jason Gill; Ashlee Watts

American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes 06/07/2013 06/14/2013 08/16/2013 Kevin Burgess
HRSA:  Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network 05/17/2013 05/20/2013 07/01/2013 none submitted
NIH:  Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (T42) 05/17/2013 05/22/2013 08/14/2013 none submitted
NIH:  Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources 05/17/2013 05/21/2013 08/02/2013 James Elliott
CDC:  Grants for Injury Control Research Centers 05/17/2013 05/23/2013 09/06/2013* none submitted
NSF:  Collections in Support of Biological Research 05/17/2013 05/24/2013 07/26/2013 Lee Fitzgerald
William T. Grant Scholars Program 04/30/2013 05/07/2013 07/08/2013 Summer Odom
NSF Widening Implementation & Demonstration of Evidence-Based Reforms (WIDER) 04/24/2013 05/01/2013 07/03/2013 P.K. Imbrie
NASA SmallSat Technology Partnerships FY13 04/09/2013 04/17/2013 06/05/2013

Helen Reed; Cable Kurwitz

Planning Grants for the NIH National Research Mentoring Network (P20) 04/04/2013 04/10/2013 05/10/2013 Susan Bloomfield
National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant 03/20/2013 03/21/2013 05/01/2013 Richard Golsan
NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) 03/25/2013 04/01/2013 06/03/2013 Jodie Lutkenhaus

Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering

03/20/2013 03/27/2013 05/22/2013 none submitted
Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Training Program 02/14/2013 02/20/2013 03/22/2013 none submitted
A National Repository for Geological Cores Collected in the Polar Regions 02/13/2013 02/19/2013 04/16/2013 none submitted
George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Operations 02/13/2013 02/22/2013 05/24/2013 none submitted
EPA/NSF Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle (NCCLC) 01/21/2013 01/28/2013 03/18/2013 none submitted
EPA/NSF Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis (NSMDS) 01/21/2013 01/28/2013 03/18/2013 Bridget West
NSF High Performance Computing System Acquisition:  Building a More Inclusive Computing Environment for Science and Engineering 02/04/2013 02/11/2013 04/15/2013 none submitted
NSF Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NG NNIN) 01/22/2013 01/28/2013 05/13/2013 none submitted

Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office for the Division of Earth Science




none submitted

Climate Change Education Partnership Alliance Office




none submitted

Graduate Student Awards for the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates




Mikail Abbasov, Andrew Zarrella

CPRIT Bridging the Gap:  Early Translational Research Awards




Kevin Burgess, Robert Chapkin, Arul Jayaraman, Daniel Romo, Stephen Safe

Democracy, Human Rights, and Rule of Law in Europe and Eurasia

11/2/2012 11/5/2012 12/1/2012 Gabriela Marin Thornton
NSF Ethics Education in Science and Engineering 12/14/12 01/04/13 03/01/13 Clare Gill
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 11/16/12 11/27/12 02/10/13 Xiuran Zhang
ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards 10/25/12 11/01/12 01/11/13 Sarah Hamer, Qinglei Li
NIH-NINDS Diversity Research Education Grants in Neuroscience (R25) 10/29/12 11/12/12 01/25/13 Jane Welsh
NSF - Major Research Instrumentation Program 10/10/12 10/15/12 01/24/13 Will Lamb, Haiyan Wang, Andrea Strzelec
NSF - Science, Engineering, and Math Talent Expansion Program 10/03/12 10/11/12 12/10/12 Tracy Hammond
Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics 9/21/12 9/29/12 11/1/12 none submitted
Microsoft Research: Faculty Fellowship Program 09/14/12 09/19/12 10/22/12 Daniel Goldberg
Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI) 09/19/12 09/24/12 11/01/12 M. Sam Mannan
Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) 08/31/12 09/06/12 10/30/12 Karen Butler-Purry, Clyde Munster
Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards IRACDA (K12) 08/22/12 08/27/12 09/24/12 none submitted
Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) 08/22/12 08/28/12 10/19/12 none submitted
BWF - Career Awards for Medical Scientists 08/27/12 08/30/12 10/01/12 none submitted
BWF - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease 08/24/12 08/29/12 11/01/12 James Cai, Michael Criscitello, Xiaorong Lin, Renata Ivanek
Critical Zone Observatory Proposal 08/22/12 08/29/12 02/05/13 Binayak Mohanty
Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node) 08/20/12 08/27/12 10/19/12 none submitted
Research Experiences for Teachers in Engineering and Computer Science (RET) 08/16/12 08/23/12 10/01/12 Tracy Hammond, Tony Hsieh
Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) 08/09/12 08/16/12 09/26/12 Robin Murphy
EarthScope - SAFOD Management Office (SMO) 08/08/12 08/15/12 09/24/12 none submitted
NIMHD Transdisiplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research (U54) 08/07/12 08/14/12 09/04/12 none submitted
Opportunity for Enhancing Diversity in Geosciences (OEDG) NSF CANCELLED the October 2012 call for Papers 07/30/12 08/06/12 10/10/12 NSF anticipates reissuing at end of 2012 with due date in spring 2013
P&G Higher Education Grant 07/26/12 07/31/12 09/30/12 Manoj Vanajakumari, Michael Johnson, Victoria Salin, Richard Metters, Susan Bloomfield
SEARLE Scholars Award 06/15/12 06/21/12 09/28/12 Sakhila Banu & Jennifer Herman
NEH Summer Stipends for 2013 05/31/12 05/05/12 09/27/12

Hoi-eun Kim & Mikko Tuhkanen

BRF Scientific Innovations Award 05/04/12 05/09/12 10/15/12 Steve Maren

*Deadline for required letters of intent.

**Announcement forthcoming