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:

CLOSED: Limited Submission – NIH: Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program: FIRST Cohort (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor deadline: September 24, 2021

CLOSED: NIH: NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00)
Sponsor deadline: February 28, 2022

CLOSED: Limited Submission – William T. Grant Foundation: Grant Scholars Program
Sponsor deadline: July 7, 2021

CLOSED: Limited Submission – NIH: Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health Research Training (Collaborative U2R Clinical Trial Optional) 
Sponsor deadline: July 8, 2021

CLOSED: Launching Future Leaders in Global Health (LAUNCH) Research Training Program (D43 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor deadline: August 20, 2021

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: NIOSH Education and Research Centers
Internal deadline: December 7, 2021
Sponsor deadline: January 18, 2022
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 (hconrad@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than December 7, 2021. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

*NEW: Limited Submission – NIH: Pre-application: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (X02 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal deadline: December 1, 2021
Sponsor deadline: December 15, 2021
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 (hconrad@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than December 1, 2021. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

Limited Submission: NIH: Shared Personal Protective Equipment Resources for COVID-19 Related Vaccine and Treatment Clinical Trials and Clinical Studies (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: Rolling
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 (hconrad@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than July 30, 2021. 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 (esylvester@hsph.harvard.edu) immediately to submit your nomination.

Limited Submission – NSF: Modern Equipment for Shared-use Biomedical Research Facilities: Advancing Research-Related Operations (R24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: December 1, 2021

Limited Submission – St. Baldrick’s Foundation (SBF): Scholars (Career Development) Awards
Sponsor deadline: December 3, 2021

Limited Submission – The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: Moore Inventor Fellows
Sponsor deadline: December 13, 2021

Limited Submission – NIH: Clinical Research Education and Career Development (CRECD) Program (R25-Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: December 15, 2021

Limited Submission – NIH: Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants (T03)
Sponsor deadline: December 17, 2021

Limited Submission – NIH: Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program (NRCDP) (K12 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: December 15, 2021

Limited Submission –  NIH: Limited Competition: Development and Renovation of Research Space for HIV/AIDS Research at Institutions Serving Underrepresented Populations or Located in Institutional Development Award (IDeA)-eligible States (C06 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: January 06, 2022

Limited Submission –  NIH: Limited Competition: Development and Renovation of Research Space for HIV/AIDS Research at Institutions Serving Underrepresented Populations or Located in Institutional Development Award (IDeA)-eligible States (C06 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: January 06, 2022

Limited Submission – NSF: Partnerships for Innovation
Sponsor deadline: January 12, 2022

Limited Submission – NSF: National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes Accelerating Research, Transforming Society, and Growing the American Workforce
Sponsor deadline: January 14, 2022 (pre-proposal)

Limited Submission – 2022 NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
Sponsor Deadline: January 19, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: National Primate Research Centers (P51)
Sponsor deadline: January 25, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Research Education Grants Programs (R25 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: January 26, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: Mentored Research Career Development Program Award in Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program (K12 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor deadline: January 26, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1)
Sponsor deadline: January 27, 2022

NEW Limited Submission – NIH: Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (R25)
Sponsor deadline: January 27, 2022

Limited Submission – Damon Runyon:  Clinical Investigator Award
Sponsor deadline: February 1, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: SUNBEAM – Analysis and Bioinformatics Center (ABC) (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: February 16, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: Pediatric Obesity Discovery Science Research to Improve Understanding of Risk and Causal Mechanisms for Obesity in Early Life (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor deadline: March 08, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: Diabetes Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor deadline: March 09, 2022