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 Limited Submission Opportunities listed below are divided into the following three categories:
Closed: Harvard Chan nominee has been selected
Active Internal Competitions: Currently Accepting Applications/Notices of Intent
Open for Nomination: The Notice of Intent deadline has expired and a Harvard Chan nominee has not yet been identified.


Closed: Harvard Chan nominee has been selected

An applicant has been selected to move forward as the Harvard Chan nominee for the awards listed below:

Active: Currently Accepting Applications/Notices of Intent

If you are interested in applying for one of the LSOs listed below, please follow the internal application instructions outlined below each opportunity. Internal processes will vary depending on who is administering the award so be sure to read the instructions carefully.

**NEW: Limited Submission – NIH: Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 1 (P20 – Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal deadline: October 7, 2022
Sponsor deadline: January 30, 2023, January 30, 2024, January 30, 2025
Please note: This LSO has multiple deadlines. If you plan on applying for the upcoming deadline, please submit a Notice of Intent including PI name, department, and a brief (1-2 sentence) description of the proposed project to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (alever@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than October 7, 2022. If you plan to apply for future deadlines, please submit these materials three months prior to the approaching deadline. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

**NEW: Limited Submission: Brain Research Foundation: Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
Internal Deadline: October 30, 2022
This Program supports new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions within the field of neuroscience. It is not intended to supplement existing grants.  Harvard University, as one institution, can nominate one applicant for this award and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research will manage the application and selection process for the University. Harvard Chan School applicants should apply through HUFP (Harvard University Funding Portal). The hyperlink above will bring you to the application portal, where you can find more information on award eligibility and internal submission requirements.

**NEW: Limited Submission – The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar: Awards Program
Internal deadline: November 6, 2022
This award supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. The program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage of their careers. Harvard University, as one institution, can nominate one applicant for this award and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research will manage the application and selection process for the University. Harvard Chan School applicants should apply through HUFP (Harvard University Funding Portal). The hyperlink above will bring you to the application portal, where you can find more information on award eligibility and internal submission requirements.

*NEW: Limited Submission – 2023 Gordon and Betty Moore Inventor Fellows
Internal deadline: October 23, 2022
Sponsor deadline: December 13, 2022
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Moore Inventor Fellows program seeks to identify outstanding inventors and innovators who harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care. Harvard University, as one institution, can nominate two applicants) for this award and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research will manage the application and selection process for the University. Harvard Chan School applicants should apply through HUFP (Harvard University Funding Portal). The hyperlink above will bring you to the application portal, where you can find more information on award eligibility and internal submission requirements.

Limited Submission – NIH: Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Research Career Development Award (K12 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 
Internal deadline: September 26, 2022
Sponsor deadline: December 5, 2022
If you are interested in applying for this award, you must submit a brief Notice of Intent including PI name, department, and a brief (1-2 sentence) description of the proposed project to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (alever@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than September 26, 2022. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

NOSI: Limited Submission – NIH: NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early-Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00)
Internal deadline: September 30, 2022
Sponsor deadline: February 28, 2023 (anticipated)
This program is for postdoctoral fellows with research and/or clinical doctoral degrees who do not require an extended period of mentored research training beyond their doctoral degrees and who have less than 2 years of postdoctoral research experience by the sponsor deadline. The objective of this award is to facilitate a timely transition of these fellows from their mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent tenure-track (or equivalent) faculty positions. The program will provide independent NCI research support during this transition to help awardees to launch competitive, independent research careers. Researchers in the scientific areas of data science and cancer control science are especially encouraged to apply, specifically: 

  • Data Science: For the purposes of this K99/R00 award, data science is defined as an interdisciplinary field of inquiry in which quantitative and analytical approaches, processes, and systems are both developed and used to extract knowledge and insights from increasingly large and/or complex sets of data. This includes cancer-focused data integration and visualization, systems biology, artificial intelligence, machine learning, informatics, genomics, precision oncology, and developing analytics for epidemiological or biostatistical studies.
  • Cancer Control Science: For the purposes of this award, cancer control science is defined as basic and applied research in the behavioral, social, and population sciences to create or enhance interventions that, independently or in combination with biomedical approaches reduce cancer risk, incidence, morbidity, and mortality, and improve quality of life. This includes research in epidemiology, behavioral sciences, health services, surveillance, cancer survivorship, and healthcare policy.
  • Other Sciences: For the purposes of this K99/R00 award, “Other Sciences” includes all scientific fields supported by the NCI that are not included in (A) or (B). Applicants proposing research in (C) “Other Sciences” may apply only if it is reasonable to expect them to transition to independence with an abbreviated period of mentored research training beyond their original doctoral degrees.

If you are interested in applying for this award, please submit the following to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (alever@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than September 30, 2022: PI name, department, and a brief (1-2 sentence) description of the proposed project. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

Open for Nomination

The Notice of Intent deadline has expired and a Harvard Chan nominee has not yet been identified for the awards listed below. If you are still interested in applying for one of these awards you must contact the Office of Research Strategy and Development (alever@hsph.harvard.edu) immediately to submit your nomination.

Limited Submission – NIH: National Primate Research Centers (P51)
Sponsor deadlines: September 25, 2022; January 25, 2023; May 25, 2023

Limited Submission: NIH – Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training for a Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Workforce (T32)
Sponsor deadline: September 26, 2022

Limited Submission: NIH – Institutional Training for a Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Workforce (T90/R90)
Sponsor deadline: September 26, 2022

Limited Submission: NIH – NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce
Sponsor deadline: September 26, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: Bridges to the Doctorate Research Training Program (T32)
Sponsor deadlines: September 27, 2022; September 27, 2023

Limited Submission-NIH: NEI Center Core Grant for Vision Research
Sponsor deadline: September 30, 2022

Limited Submission-NIH: Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadlines: October 3, 2022; October 3, 2023; October 3, 2024

Limited Submission – NIH: Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Networks for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR) (U54)
Sponsor deadline: October 7, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: Institutional Network Award for Promoting Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Research Training (U2C)
Sponsor deadlines: October 14, 2022

Limited Submission: NIH – Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor deadline: October 20, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (U54)
Sponsor deadlines: October 24, 2022; October 24, 2023; October 22, 2024

Limited Submission – NIH: Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (T42)
Sponsor deadlines: October 24, 2022; October 24, 2023; October 22, 2024; October 21, 2025

Limited Submission – NIH: Cancer Immune Monitoring and Analysis Centers (CIMACs) and Cancer Immunologic Data Center (CIDC) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: October 24, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: Continuation of the Prospective Study of Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Clinical Coordinating Centers (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: October 26, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: Continuation of the Prospective Study of Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Data Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: October 26, 2022

Limited Submission- NIH: NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health® (U19)
Sponsor deadlines: October 28, 2022; October 30, 2023

Limited Submission: W.M. Keck Foundation: Medical Research and Science and Engineering Program
Sponsor deadline: November 1, 2022

Limited Submission: NIH – George M. O’Brien Kidney National Resource Centers (U54 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: December 1, 2022

Limited Submission: NIH – National Coordinating Center for the George M. O’Brien Kidney National Resource Centers (U24 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: December 1, 2022

Limited Submission-NIH: Pre-application: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (X02 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor deadlines: December 13, 2022; December 13, 2023

Limited Submission-NIH: Mentored Research Career Development Program Award in Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program (K12)
Sponsor deadlines: January 13, 2023; May 12, 2023; September 15, 2023; January 12, 2024; May 17, 2024; September 13, 2024

Limited Submission – NIH: Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1)
Sponsor deadline: January 27, 2023

Limited Submission – NIH: Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 1 (P20 – Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor deadlines: January 30, 2023; January 30, 2024; January 30, 2025

Limited Submission – NIH: Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadlines: January 31, 2023; January 31, 2024; January 31, 2025

Limited Submission – NIH: Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01)
Sponsor deadline: February 24, 2023

Limited Submission – NIH: Research Experience in Genomic Research for Data Scientists (R25)
Sponsor deadline: May 25, 2023

Limited Submission – NIH: Genome Research Experiences to Attract Talented Undergraduates into Genomic Fields to Enhance Diversity (R25)
Sponsor deadline: July 1, 2023