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 (orsd@hsph.harvard.edu). Please include: PI name, HSPH Department, limited submission opportunity of interest, brief (1-2 sentence) description of proposed project/area of interest.

 

*New – Simons Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Announce 2016 Faculty Scholars Competition
Closing Date: July 28, 2015
The three philanthropies will award a total of $148 million over the program’s first five years, awarding up to 70 grants every two and a half to three years. The awards are intended for basic researchers and physician scientists who have already demonstrated significant research accomplishments and show potential to make unique and important contributions to their fields.This is not a limited submission opportunity. However, because this is a new mechanism, Harvard T.H. Chan School faculty interested in applying for this award are encouraged to notify the Office of Research Strategy and Development (orsd@hsph.harvard.edu) so that we can communicate to interested applicants any information we gather about the application and review process.

*New – Limited Submission – Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award 2015
Closing Date: May 4, 2015
The objective of the Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award is to support projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources in the areas of basic and clinical neuroscience, but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings.Because only one application will be accepted from Harvard, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research will coordinate an internal review and selection of the institution’s nominee.

*New – Limited Submission – Mallinckrodt Foundation Funding
Internal NOI Date: April 20, 2015
The mission of the Foundation is to support early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease. Mallinckrodt Foundation funding is designed to provide faculty members who hold M.D. and/or Ph.D. degrees, and who are in the first to fourth year of a tenure-track position, with support to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained.  (Applicants with current R01 funding are not eligible to apply.) The regular grants provide $60,000 per year for a period of up to three years.  The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health may submit a maximum of two proposals annually; applicants must be nominated by the Harvard Chan School. If you are interested in applying for this award, please submit a brief notice of intent to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (orsd@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than April 20, 2015. 

*New – Limited Submission – Searle Scholars Program
Closing Date: June 8, 2015
The Searle Scholars program supports research of individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Institutions are only permitted to submit two applications for this award. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research will coordinate an internal review and selection of the institution’s nominees.

*New – Limited Submission – Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation/ NSF 15-553
Closing Date: April 7, 2015
The goal of the software Infrastructure Sustained Innovation (SI2) program is a to create a software ecosystem that scales from individual or small group of software innovators to large hubs of software excellence. Harvard is permitted to submit only three applications for this award. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research will coordinate an internal review and selection of the institution’s nominees.

*New – Limited Submission – Collections in Support of Biological Research
Closing Date: April 13, 2015
The CSBR funds activities that improve infrastructure for existing living stock/culture collections and specimen-based vouchered natural history collections that serve a broad community of biological researchers. Harvard is permitted to submit only three applications for this award. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research will coordinate an internal review and selection of the institution’s nominees.

*New – Limited Submission – NIH: Administrative Supplements for Ebola Biosafety and Infectious Disease Response Training (Admin Supp)
Closing Date: April 20, 2015
If you are interested in applying for this award, please submit a brief notice of intent including your name and department to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (orsd@hsph.harvard.edu) as soon as possible but no later than April 3, 2015.  Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition will need to be held.

*New – NIH: Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (R25)
Closing Date: June 1, 2015
If you are interested in applying for this award, please submit a brief notice of intent including your name and department to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (orsd@hsph.harvard.edu) as soon as possible but no later than April 6, 2015.  Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition will need to be held.

Limited Submission: UCBS Burroughs Wellcome Career Award
Closing Date: April 7, 2015

Limited Submission – UCBS Burroughs Wellcome Infectious Disease Award
Closing Date: April 7, 2015

Limited Submission – UCBS Pew Scholars Program
Closing Date: April 7, 2015

Limited Submission – Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research
Internal NOI Deadline: April 8, 2015

Limited Submission: Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation/NSF 15-553
Closing Date: April 7, 2015
The goal of the software Infrastructure Sustained Innovation (SI2) program is a to create a software ecosystem that scales from individual or small group of software innovators to large hubs of software excellence. The Harvard University Office of the Vice Provost for Research is coordinating the internal nomination process.

Limited Submission – NIH: Children’s Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR): Coordinating Center (U24)
Closing Date: April 30, 2015
If you are interested in applying for this award, please submit a brief notice of intent including your name and department to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (orsd@hsph.harvard.edu) as soon as possible but no later than March 16, 2015.  Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition will need to be held.

Limited Submission – NIH: Children’s Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR): National Exposure Assessment Laboratory Network (U2C)
Closing Date: April 30, 2015
If you are interested in applying for this award, please submit a brief notice of intent including your name and department to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (orsd@hsph.harvard.edu) as soon as possible but no later than March 16, 2015.  Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition will need to be held.

Limited Submission – American Diabetes Association – Pathway to Stop Diabetes Awards
Internal Notice of Intent Deadline: February 20, 2015

The American Diabetes Association is now accepting nominations for its limited submission opportunity Pathway to Stop Diabetes Awards in an effort to inspire and support a new generation of diabetes researchers. Individuals supported through this program will focus on innovative ideas and transformational approaches that lead to discoveries in diabetes prevention and treatment, and ultimately change the face of diabetes.

*The sponsor will only allow applicant institutions to nominate one nominee across all three Pathway Awards (described in detail below):

  • Diabetes Research Career Initiator (INI)
  • Diabetes Research Accelerator (ACE)
  • Diabetes Research Visionary Award (VSN)

If you are interested in applying for any of these awards, please submit a brief notice of intent including your name and the Pathway Award that you are targeting to the HSPH Office of Research Strategy and Development (orsd@hsph.harvard.edu) as soon as possible but no later than February 20.  Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition will need to be held to select the HSPH nominee for this award.  If a competition is needed, we will require interested applicants to submit a 2-page synopsis of their proposed work by April 3, 2014.


Limited Submission – NIH: NIAMS Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine Resource-based Centers (P30)
Closing Date: June 12, 2015

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

Limited Submission – NIH: Institutional Training for a Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Workforce (T90/R90)
Closing Date: September 26, 2017

Limited Submission – NIH: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training for a Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Workforce (T32)
Closing Date: September 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

Limited Submission – NIH: 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