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. For these funding opportunities, Research and Strategic Partnerships (RSP) manages an internal proposal submission, review, and selection process for PSU proposals. We strive to ensure transparency and fairness in these internal competitions with a process that does not overburden either the researcher or the reviewers. New opportunities and their requirements are communicated monthly from to the PSU PI email list. To sign up for these emails and the general funding opportunities list, please click here.

The funding opportunities listed below require an internal review. All interested PIs must submit their abstracts, CVs, and a letter of support from their dean to by the posted internal deadline. 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

Internal Deadline
Sponsor Deadline


Funding Opportunity 
Announcement (FOA)


Selected Proposal(s)
November 09, 2017
February 15, 2018
  NSFCultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM  (CCE STEM) OPEN 
November 02, 2017
February 08, 2018
  NSFInnovation Corps- National Innovation Network Sites Program (ICorps Sites) OPEN 
November 02, 2017
February 08, 2018
  NSFInnovation Corps - National Innovation Network Nodes Program - Nodes Program  (I-Corps Nodes) OPEN 
October 20, 2017
January 27, 2018
 NIHOutstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01) OPEN 
October 04, 2017
January 10, 2018
  NSFMajor Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) CLOSED Dirk Iwata-Reuyl
 Nirupama Bulusu
 October 02, 2017
January 08, 2018
 Brain Research Foundation Annual Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program CLOSED Deborah Lutterschmidt
October 02, 2017
October 20, 2017
 NIH NIH Science Education Partnership Award CLOSED Dilafruz Williams
September 29, 2017
November 27, 2017
 NSF     Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) CLOSED  No submissions
September 29, 2017
November 02, 2017
  NSF    CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) CLOSED    Ehsan Aryafar
 Karen Karavanic
September 11, 2017
November 6, 2017
 NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)CLOSED Erin Shortlidge
August 18, 2017
October 25,2017
 NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program CLOSED Branimir Pejcinovic
 August 18, 2017
October 25,2017
 NSF Management and Operation of the Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC) CLOSED No submissions
August 2, 2017
October 13,2017
 NSFAdvancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)  Closed  No submissions
 August 2, 2017
November 8,2017
 VentureWellVentureWell Faculty Grants  Closed  No submissions
 July 31, 2017
August 18,2017
 NSF        Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: GEOPATHS  Closed  Patrick Edwards
July 28, 2017
October 10,2017
 NSF     Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements Closed       No submissions
June 21, 2017    
Sept 27, 2017
 NEH 2018 Summer StipendClosed Cassio de Oliveira
 Catherine McNeur
June 19, 2017    
August 25, 2017
 NIH  Bridges to the Doctorate (R25) Closed No submissions
May 29, 2017
Sept 18, 2017
 NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes) Closed No submissions
May 22, 2017
June 12, 2017
 HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program Closed Ericka Kimball (ED)
May 11, 2017
July 13, 2017
 NEA     Art Works Closed No submissions
May 8, 2017
August 14, 2017
 NSF     Collections in Support of Biological Research  (CSBR) Closed Mitch Cruzan (BIO)
May 3, 2017
Sept 13, 2017
 NSF ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers; Adaptation Closed No submissions
May 3, 2017
July 6, 2017    
 WTGF Scholars Awards Closed     Jada Phelps-Moultrie (GSE)
March 3, 2017
March 31, 2017
 IDEA IDEA Impact Grant

Closed Amy Donaldson (SPHS)
March 2, 2017
May 4, 2017
 NEA Art Works: Creativity ConnectsClosed Barbara Sestak (ARCH)
February 21, 2017
April 25, 2017
 NSF Management and Operations of the Arecibo LaboratoryClosed No submissions
February 16, 2017
May 25, 2017
 NIHResearch Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25)Closed No submissions
February 16, 2017
May 24, 2017 
 NIHMARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) Awards (T34)Closed No submissions
January 24, 2017
February 28, 2017   
 Dept of CommerceNIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program Closed No submissions
January 20, 2017
February 25, 2017  
Graham FdnProduction and Presentation GrantsClosed No submissions
January 19, 2017 NSFInnovation Corps - Nodes Program  (I-Corps Nodes)Closed No submissions
January 19, 2017    NSFInclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES)Closed No submissions
January 19, 2017     NSFCybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) Closed No submissions
January 19, 2017 NSFScholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program  (S-STEM) Closed     Shortlidge (BIO)
 Harrison (CE)
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>