Current Limited Submission Opportunities


Federal and non-federal funders frequently announce funding opportunities and awards for which the school or university is either restricted to submit a limited number of applications or is required to endorse nominees. Applications for these awards are available by invitation only (i.e., potential candidates may not apply directly to the specific foundations for these programs) and thus nominees must be internally screened and selected.

The following is a list of current limited submission opportunities.  If you are interested in applying for any of these opportunities, please:

a)      Click on the individual award description for information about the LSO and internal application instructions.

b)      In instances where there are no internal application instructions, please submit a brief notice of intent to the HSPH Office of Research Strategy and Development ( Please include: PI name, HSPH Department, limited submission opportunity of interest, brief (1-2 sentence) description of proposed project/area of interest.


*New – Limited Submission – Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM/ NSF 15-528
Supports research projects that foster ethical STEM research in all of the fields of science and engineering that the NSF supports.
Closing Date: January 26, 2015

*New – Limited Submission –  2015 Dana Foundation David Mahoney Neuroimaging Grant Program
Supports research on imaging innovations that help reveal how the human brain functions normally, how disorders and injuries alter these functions, and how various therapies affect these conditions.
Closing Date: January 12, 2015

*New – Limited Submission: NIAMS Skin Biology and Disease Resource-based Centers (P30)
Closing Date: June 12, 2015

*New – Limited Submission: Centers for Mendelian Genomics (UM1)
Closing Date: April 8, 2015

*New - Limited Submission: Centers for Common Disease Genomics (UM1)
Closing Date: April 8, 2015

*New – Limited Submission: Addressing Health Disparities in Maternal and Child Health through Community-Based Participatory Research (R03)
Closing Date: November 22, 1016

Limited Submission – 2015 Materials Innovations Platforms (MIP)/ NSF 15-522 Supports multidisciplinary materials research platforms focused on a grand challenge and/or technological outcome.
Deadline: January 12, 2015

Limited Submission – 2015 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship
In anticipation of an announcement from Microsoft concerning the 2015 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship opportunity the Office of the Vice Provost for Research is posting information on HUFP based on details of the 2014 competition. We hope that doing so provides eligible applicants more time to begin the internal application process. Pending/ Internal Deadline has been extended to 01/26/15. For more information, click here

Limited Submission – NIH: Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR)(U54)
Closing date:  October 1, 2016

Limited SubmissionNIH: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (R25) Grant
Closing Date: January 25, 2016

Limited Submission – 2014 Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)/ NSF 13-569
Only proposals for Thematic Collections Networks (TCN) limit the number of applications from an institution. Harvard may put forward one TCN proposal.
Deadline: September 15, 2015