Limited Submissions

A "limited submission" solicitation is a funding opportunity announcement in which the sponsor restricts the number of applications or proposals an institution is allowed to submit. The responsibility of selection for submission is placed on the institution. Research and Strategic Partnerships (RSP) manages an internal proposal submission, review, and selection process for PSU proposals to limited submission programs that strives to ensure transparency and fairness in these internal competitions with a process that does not overburden either the researcher or the reviewers required to choose the most competitive proposal(s) to represent Portland State University.

RSP establishes a deadline for notification of intent to apply for each limited submission solicitation. An internal proposal competition is developed when the interest is greater than the maximum number of proposals allowed. RSP provides guidance for how the internal proposal competition for a particular program will be structured. A selection committee established for the solicitation determines the winner(s) of the internal competition. All applicants to the internal program are informed of the outcome.

The funding opportunities listed below require an internal review.  All interested PIs must submit their abstracts to Research and Strategic Partnerships, by the posted internal deadline.  Click on the name of the funding opportunity to view the sponsor's announcement and application process.  If you have any questions, please contact Sponsored Projects Administration at 5-9989 or

Internal Due Date


Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)


Selected Proposal(s)
April 3, 2015EPA    Environmental Finance Center Grant Program    Open 
February 16, 2016    NIH    Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC)Closed 
February 13, 2015    NIHMARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR)Closed 
January 29, 2015NSF    National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)Closed 
December 19, 2014NSFMajor Research Instruction Program (MRI)Closed 
December 29, 2014NSF    Improving Undergraduate STEM EducationClosed 
October 9, 2014Oregon Humanities  Oregon Humanities Public Program GrantClosed 
September 22, 2014NSF    Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)Closed 
August 22, 2014NEH   Summer StipendsClosed 
June 16, 2014W.M. Keck FoundationW.M. Keck Foundation Funding Opportunities: Science and Engineering & Undergraduate Education
April 30, 2014NSF    National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) ProgramClosed 
February 13, 2014NSFSustainability Research Networks CompetitionClosed 
October 1, 2014NSFMajor Research Instrumentation ProgramClosed 
February 3, 2014NEANEA | Art Works Grant Program
February 25, 2014    NIHMARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR)Closed 
October 25, 2013    NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) closed  
October 15, 2013   W.M. Keck FoundationScience and Engineering Programclosed 
July 19, 2013NSF   Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Scienceclosed 
July 12, 2013   NSF ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careersclosed 
July 12, 2013NSF Water Sustainability and Climate   closed 
July 1, 2013    HHMI Sustaining Excellence: New Awards for Science Education to Research Universitiesclosed 
July 1, 2013           NSF     Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP)closed 
April 30, 2013 William T. Grant FoundationWilliam T. Grant Scholarsclosed 
April 30, 2013           NSFScholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)closed 
March 25, 2013
Grants for Arts Project

closedB.D. Wortham-Galvin (ARCH) and Corey Griffin (ARCH)
Sep 12, 2012     OHM Public Program Grant closed         James Grehan (MESC) 
July 18, 2012 USDE/IES     Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in Education Research (84.305H) closed     Helen Young (SPED)  
July 15, 2012
Summer Stipends Competition

May 24, 2012 DHHS     FY12 Youth Empowerment Program (YEPclosed Deborah Peterson (ELP) 
May 11, 2012    NIHCommunity Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Initiative in Reducing and Eliminating Health Disparities    closedVeronica Dujon (SOC),
Eileen Brennan (RRI),
Laurie Powers (RRI),
Betty Izumi (SCH),
Noelle Wiggins (SCH), and Team 
June 1, 2012 NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) 
David Sailor (MME),
Corey Griffin (ARCH),
Peter Dusicka (CEE), and Team
May 18, 2012 NEA Grants for Arts Projects 

closed Corey Griffin (ARCH) 
March 13, 2012         USAID Open Competition for Professional Fellows Program 

Marcus Ingle 
March 5, 2012USAIDRequest for Application (RFA): RFA-0AA-12-000004 Higher Education Solutions Network 
Jennifer Allan and Team (ISS)

Feb 28, 2012  


Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT)



Nov. 18, 2011  


Sustainable Energy Pathways 


David Sailor (ISS) 

Sept. 19, 2011


Sustainability Resource Networks Competition (SRN)

abstracts selected

Heejun Chang (GEOG)

David Sailor (MME)

Robert Castanza (ISS)

Aug. 15, 2011


Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)


Gregory Ruiz (ESM)

Catherine deRivera (ESM)

Mark Sytsma (ESM) <click here to view abstract>

Aug. 1, 2011


Summer Stipends


Annabelle Dolidon (WLL)

Alastair Hunt (ENG)

May 31, 2011


NIMHD Resource-Related Minority Health and Health Disparities (U24)


no abstracts submitted 

Feb. 17, 2011 


Science + Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships 

abstract selected

Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS) <click here to view abstract> 

What is RSP's internal review process?

For funding opportunities that limit the number of proposal(s) to be submitted by an institution, RSP designates a day by which abstracts should be submitted for internal review and selection.  The Associate Vice President for Research forms a committee with representation from discipline-related deans and RSP staff.  This committee is charged with evaluating abstracts and making recommendations to the Vice President for Research and Strategic Partnerships on which proposal(s) should move forward in the application process.  The VPRSP makes the final decision on which proposals will be submitted by PSU.