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.


Updated – Limited Submission – 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Taking place June 28 to July 3, 2015 in Lindau, Germany, the 2015 meeting focus is on Physics, Physiology, Medicine and Chemistry. Internal Deadline: October 16, 2014* Please note that the OVPR has changed the  internal deadline date. Please notify ORSD if you are interested in applying for this LSO.


Limited Submission – 2015 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program
Supports basic biomedical research in the fields of cancer, immunology and neuroscience. For more information and to apply, please click here
Internal Deadline: November 3, 2014

Please Note: HMS applicants should apply through the HMS Foundations Funds program for this opportunity.


Limited Submission – Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Life Science Focus on Alzheimer’s Disease  Seeking proposals whose focus would provide insights into the basic biological foundations of Alzheimer’s Disease, with an emphasis on cellular biology. For more information and to apply, please click here
Internal Deadline: November17, 2014
2015 PGA ADI Life Science RFP-Alzheimers
PGA 2015 Alzheimer Focus Budget Template


Limited Submission – 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
Supports the research and teaching careers of young faculty in the chemical sciences. For more information and to apply, please click here
Internal Deadline: December 1, 2014


Limited Submission: National Science Foundation – 2015 Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity/ NSF 14-610
Deadline: October 27, 2014


Limited Submission: National Science Foundation – 2015 Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)/NSF 14-546
Deadline: December 8, 2014


Limited Submission - Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (2015-2019)/ NSF 14-605 Harvard, as one institution, may put forward two (2) required LOIs for this opportunity. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please inform ORSD at


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 9/29/14. 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. For more information, click here
Deadline: September 15, 2015