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 via by the posted internal deadline. A current CV or resume is also generally required. Click on the name of the funding opportunity announcement link for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Sponsored Projects Administration's Grants and Agreements Intake Coordinator: 5-8025 or

Due Date


Funding Opportunity 
Announcement (FOA)


Selected Proposal(s)
February 16, 2017   NIHResearch Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25) Open 
February 16, 2017  NIHMARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) Awards (T34) Open 
January 24, 2017     Dept of CommerceNIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program  Open 
January 20, 2017   Graham FdnProduction and Presentation Grants Open 
January 19, 2017 NSFInnovation Corps - Nodes Program  (I-Corps Nodes) Open 
January 19, 2017    NSFInclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) Open 
January 19, 2017     NSFCybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) Open 
January 19, 2017 NSFScholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program  (S-STEM) Open 
December 15, 2016 NSFInnovation Corps - Nodes Program  (I-Corps Nodes) Closed     No Submissions
November 15, 2016 NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist  (ONES) Award (R01) Closed No submissions
November 9, 2016 NSFCultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM  (CCE STEM) Closed No submissions
November 3, 2016 NSFInnovation Corps - National Innovation Network Sites Program  (I-Corps Sites) Closed     No submissions
October 26, 2016 NIHResearch Education Curriculum Development: Data Science Overview for Biomedical Scientists  Closed No submissions
October 26, 2016 NIHCenters for HIV/AIDS-Related Structural Biology (P50) Closed No submissions
October 26, 2016     State Dept    Sustainable diaspora Goals (SdG) Challenge Closed No submissions
October 26, 2016 NSFResearch Traineeship Program (NRT) Closed Elise Granek (ESR)
 Branimir Pejcinovic (ECE)
Nancy Price (GEOL)
October 26, 2016 NSFIUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments  (RED) Closed     No submissions
October 26, 2016 NSFScalable Nanomanufacturing for Integrated Systems (SNM-IS) Closed      No submissions
October 26, 2016 NSFSmall Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR) Closed      No submissions
October 26, 2016 NSF    Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Closed     No submissions
October 26, 2016 NSF    Oceanographic Facilities and Equipment Support Closed     No submissions
 August 5, 2016 NSFImproving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)  Closed Patrick Edwards
 August 3, 2016 RACCArtistic Focus Project Grant  Closed Bonnie Miksch
 (COTA - School of Music)
July 7, 2016 NSFPartnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Closed Jason Podrabsky (BIO)
June 14, 2016 NEAArt Works - Limited Submission Opportunity Closed B.D. Wortham-Galvin
June 2, 2016 NEH2017 Summer Stipends - Limited Submission Opportunity Closed Marie Lo and
 Evguenia Davidova
May 27, 2016 BRFScientific Innovations Award  Closed Jeffrey Singer (BIO)
April 29, 2016 NSF

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

April 29, 2016 OER/HECC

Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant (RFA #16-116)

April 8, 2016 ODE/HECCOregon STEM Grant  Closed 
March 28, 2016 NSFNSF INCLUDES Closed 
December 4, 2015 NSF 

NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

November 6, 2015 NSFMajor Research Instrumentation (MRI) ProgramClosed 
October 23, 2015 NSFIUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science Departments (RED)
September 11, 2015 NSFADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers    Closed 
April 3, 2015 EPA    Environmental Finance Center Grant Program    Closed 
February 16, 2015     NIH    Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC)Closed 
February 13, 2015     NIHMARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR)Closed 
January 29, 2015 NSF    National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)Closed 
December 19, 2014 NSFMajor Research Instruction Program (MRI)Closed 
December 29, 2014 NSF    Improving Undergraduate STEM EducationClosed 
October 9, 2014 Oregon  Humanities  Oregon Humanities Public Program GrantClosed 
September 22, 2014 NSF    Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)Closed 
August 22, 2014 NEH   Summer StipendsClosed 
June 16, 2014 W.M. Keck  FoundationW.M. Keck Foundation Funding Opportunities: Science and Engineering & Undergraduate Education
April 30, 2014 NSF    National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) ProgramClosed 
February 13, 2014 NSFSustainability Research Networks CompetitionClosed 
October 1, 2014 NSFMajor Research Instrumentation ProgramClosed 
February 3, 2014 NEANEA | 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.