Current Limited Submission Opportunities

Each year a number of federal and non-federal funders 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. Nominees must be internally screened and selected to apply for these opportunities.

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

For the awards listed below, an applicant has been selected to move forward as the Harvard Chan nominee or there is an existing award at the School that precludes additional applicants from applying:

Limited Submission – Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation
Sponsor deadline: March 31, 2024

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.

Limited Submission – Pew Biomedical Scholars Program
Deadline: March 10, 2024
This Program provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.  Awards are granted in the broad field of biomedical research, including areas such as bioengineering, biophysics, and chemistry.  The program supports the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first three years of their appointment at the assistant professor level. The application process for the Harvard Chan School and the Harvard Medical School is managed by the HMS Foundation Funds. Chan School applicants should apply through the Harvard University Funding Portal (HUFP) using the link above. There you will also find more information on award eligibility and internal submission requirements.

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 – Campbell Foundation HIV/AIDS research grants
Sponsor deadline: LOIs are accepted during January, April, July and October of each year.

Limited Submission – NIH: NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Early-Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00 – Independent Clinical Trial Required)
Sponsor deadlines: June 14, 2024, October 15, 2024, February 14, 2025, June 16, 2025, October 14, 2025, February 17, 2026, June 15, 2026, October 14, 2026
Please note: nominees have been selected for the Cancer Data Science and Cancer Control Science categories for the February 2024 deadline. 

Limited Submission – NIH: NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Early-Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadlines:  June 14, 2024, October 15, 2024, February 14, 2025, June 16, 2025, October 14, 2025, February 17, 2026, June 15, 2026, October 14, 2026
Please note: nominees have been selected for the Cancer Data Science and Cancer Control Science categories for the February 2024 deadline. 

Limited Submission – NIH: Assessment of Climate at Institutions (ACt) Award (RC2 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: February 20, 2026

Limited Submission – DOE: Bioimaging Research and Approaches for the Bioeconomy & the Environment
Sponsor deadline: March 5, 2024

Limited Submission – NIH: Diagnostic Centers of Excellence (X01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: May 15, 2024; May 15, 2025

Limited Submission – NIH: Diagnostic Centers of Excellence (X01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: May 15, 2024; May 15, 2025

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

Limited Submission – NIH: NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Research Education Grants Programs (R25)
Sponsor deadlines: May 17, 2024; September 13, 2024

Limited Submission – NIH: National Project to Support and Promote Consistent Implementation of the Regulatory Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption and Produce Regulatory Standards (PRPS) (U2F) -Cooperative Agreements
Sponsor deadline: June 10, 2024

Limited Submission – NIH: Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadlines: June 14, 2024; September 26, 2025

Limited Submission – NIH: Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: June 17, 2024; June 17, 2025, January 17, 2024, January 17, 2025

Limited Submission – NIH: Mechanistic Research on Neuromodulation for Substance Use Disorders Treatment (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor deadline: August 14, 2024; January 16, 2025; August 14, 2025; January 16, 2026; August 14, 2026

Limited Submission – NIH: STrengthening Research Opportunities for NIH Grants (STRONG): Structured Institutional Needs Assessment and Action Plan Development for Resource Limited Institutions (RLIs) (UC2 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadlines: September 18, 2024, September 18, 2025

Limited Submission – NIH: IDeA Clinical and Translational Research Development (CTR-D) Award (P20-Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor deadline: October 9, 2024; October 9, 2025

Limited Submission – NIH: IDeA Clinical and Translational Research Network (CTR-N) Award (P50 – Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor deadline: October 9, 2024; October 9, 2025

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

Limited Submission – NIH: Leading Equity and Diversity in the Medical Scientist Training Program (LEAD MSTP) (T32)
Sponsor deadline: January 27, 2025

Limited Submission – NIH: Advancing Research Careers (ARC) Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: January 29, 2025, January 29, 2026

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

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

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