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: Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)
Sponsor deadline: July 13, 2022
An applicant has been selected to move forward as the Harvard Chan nominee for this award.

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.

Limited Submission – NIH: NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal deadline: May 12, 2022
Sponsor deadline: September 13, 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 (esylvester@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than May 12, 2022. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

Limited Submission – NIH: NIH Directors Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional)
Internal deadline: May 12, 2022
Sponsor deadline: September 3, 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 (esylvester@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than May 12, 2022. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed. 

Limited Submission – NIH: Centers for AIDS Research (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal deadline: May 11, 2022
Sponsor deadline: July 28, 2022
This previously announced LSO has entered a new cycle. If you plan on applying during the upcoming cycle, 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 (esylvester@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than May 11, 2022.  Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

Limited Submission – Brain Research Foundation: Scientific Innovations Award (SIA)
Internal deadline: May 5, 2022
Sponsor deadline: June 23, 2022
The objective of the SIA is to support projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. It is expected that investigations supported by these grants will yield high impact findings and result in major grant applications and significant publications in high impact journals. The Harvard Chan School can nominate one applicant(s) for this award.  If you are interested in applying, 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 (esylvester@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than May 5, 2022. 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 (esylvester@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.

NEW: Limited Submission – DOE: EXPRESS: 2022 Exploratory Research for Extreme Scale Science
Sponsor deadline: May 12, 2022

Limited Submission – DOE: Randomized Algorithms for Combinatorial Scientific Computing
Sponsor deadline: May 19, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Research Education Grants Programs (R25)
Sponsor deadline: May 13, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Research Education Grants Programs (R25)
Sponsor deadline: May 13, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: Coordinating Center for the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs) (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor deadline: May 16, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence  (INBRE) (P20)
Sponsor deadline: May 20, 2022

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

Limited Submission – NIH: Research Experience in Genomic Research for Data Scientists (R25)
Sponsor deadline: May 25, 2022

Limited Submission – DOE: 2022 Mathematical Multifaceted Integrated Capability Centers
Sponsor deadline: May 19, 2022

NIH – Limited Submission: Continuation of the Data Coordinating Center for the Diabetic Foot Consortium (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor deadline: May 23, 2022

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

NIH: Limited Submission – Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: May 30, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: Partnerships for Rapid Diagnostics and Phenotypic Antibacterial Susceptibility Testing for Bacteremia or Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: June 1, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor deadline: June 3, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: Genome Research Experiences to Attract Talented Undergraduates into Genomic Fields to Enhance Diversity (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: July 1, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: NIDCR Dental Specialty and PhD Program (K12 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: July 7, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: Immune Drivers of Autoimmune Disease (IDAD) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: July 1, 2022

Limited Submission – NIH: NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program: FIRST Cohort (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadline: July 12, 2022

Limited Submission- NSF: Partnerships for Innovation- Research Partnerships (RP) Track
Sponsor deadline: July 13, 2022

Limited Submission – Breast Cancer Alliance: Young Investigator Grants
Sponsor deadline: July 22, 2022

Limited Submission – Breast Cancer Alliance: Exceptional Projects Grants
Sponsor deadline: July 22, 2022