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: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA Assessing the Effectiveness of Programs, Policies, or Practices that Affect Social Determinants of Health to Promote Health Equity and Reduce Health Disparities in Chronic Diseases
Sponsor deadline: February 9, 2023
An applicant has been selected to move forward as the Harvard Chan nominee for this award.

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: Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Clinical Research Program (UM1 Clinical Trial Required)
Internal deadline:  February 4, 2023
Sponsor deadline:  May 19, 2023
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 February 4, 2023. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

**NEW: Limited Submission – NIH: Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Basic Research Program (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal deadline:  February 4, 2023
Sponsor deadline:  May 19, 2023
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 February 4, 2023. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

**NEW: Limited Submission – NIH: Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal deadline:  February 4, 2023
Sponsor deadlines: June 14, 2023; June 14, 2024; September 26, 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 February 4, 2023. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

**NEW: Limited Submission – NIH: NIAMS Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Centers (P30 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal deadline:  February 4, 2023
Sponsor deadline:  May 18, 2023
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 February 4, 2023. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

**NEW: Limited Submission – NIH: NIAMS Resource-based Centers for Bone, Muscle and Orthopaedic Research (P30 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal deadline:  February 4, 2023
Sponsor deadline:  May 18, 2023
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 February 4, 2023. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

**NEW: Limited Submission – NIH: Pediatric Heart Network for the Data Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal deadline:  February 4, 2023
Sponsor deadline:  May 12, 2023
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 February 4, 2023. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

**NEW: Limited Submission – NIH: Programs for Inclusion and Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) Coordination Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal deadline: February 4, 2023
Sponsor deadline:  March 10, 2023
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 February 4, 2023. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

**NEW: Limited Submission – NIH: Cooperative Agreement to Support the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (U01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed
Internal deadline:  February 4, 2023
Sponsor deadline:  March 07, 2023
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 February 4, 2023. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

**NEW: Limited Submission: Pew Charitable Trusts: Biomedical Scholars Award
Deadline: March 6, 2023
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.

**NEW: Limited Submission: Breast Cancer Alliance: Exceptional Projects Grants
Internal deadline: January 24, 2023
Sponsor deadline: March 31, 2023
This award recognizes creative, unique and innovative research at any career stage, including post docs, whose current proposal is focused on breast cancer. The Harvard Chan School can nominate two 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 (alever@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than January 24, 2023. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

**NEW: Limited Submission: Breast Cancer Alliance: Young Investigator Grants
Internal deadline: January 24, 2023
Sponsor deadline: March 31, 2023
This grant is intended to help advance the careers of young breast cancer researchers who do not yet have their own major grant support but who design and conduct their own independent research projects. The Harvard Chan School can nominate two 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 (alever@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than January 24, 2023. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

Limited Submission: 2023 Packard Fellows in Science and Engineering
Sponsor deadline: January 24, 2023
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Fellowships provide early career faculty members, within the first three years of their appointment (no earlier than January 1, 2020 and no later than May 31, 2023) engaged in research in the natural and physical sciences or engineering the opportunity to pursue their science and engineering research with few funding restrictions and limited paperwork requirements over a five-year period. 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: G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation Grant
Internal deadline: February 5, 2023
Sponsor deadline: March 31, 2023
The Mathers Foundation funds basic science that, ideally, contains the potential for translational applications. This includes: Immunology; Microbiome; Genomics; Structural Biology; Cellular Physiology; and Neuroscience.  Harvard University, as one institution, can nominate four applicant(s) 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: Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research: New Innovator in Food & Agriculture Research Award
Deadline: February 05, 2023
This Award aims to propel the careers of promising early career scientists whose research addresses significant food and agriculture challenges. 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.

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 – Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award
Sponsor deadline: February 1, 2023

Limited Submission – NIH: Assuring Radiation Protection (U18) Clinical Trial Not Allowed
Sponsor deadline:  February 14, 2023

Limited Submission – Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Award
Sponsor deadline: February 15, 2023 (LOI)

Limited Submission – NIH: Miner Safety and Health Training Program – Western United States
Sponsor deadline: February 19, 2023

Limited Submission – NIH: Resources and Workforce Development for the Regional Biocontainment Laboratories (UC7 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline:  February 22, 2023

Limited Submission – NIH: Resources and Workforce Development for the Regional Biocontainment Laboratories (UC7 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline:  February 22, 2023

Limited Submission – NIH: Biomedical Research Facilities (C06 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Sponsor deadline: February 24, 2023

Limited Submission – NIH: NCI Cancer Screening Research Network: Coordinating and Communication Center (UG1 Clinical Trial Required)
Sponsor deadline: February 28, 2023

Limited Submission – NIH: NCI Cancer Screening Research Network: Statistics and Data Management Center (UG1 Clinical Trial Required)
Sponsor deadline: February 28, 2023

Limited Submission: NSF Innovations in Graduate Education
Sponsor deadline: March 25, 2023

Limited Submission – NIH: Cooperative Agreement to Support the Western Center for Food Safety (U19) Clinical Trials Not Allowed
Sponsor deadline: March 2, 2023

Limited Submission – NIH: Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHSCC) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor deadline: April 19, 2023; April 19, 2024

Limited Submission – NIH: Trailblazer Award for New and Early-Stage Investigators (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor deadline: February 16, 2023; June 16, 2023; October 16, 2023; February 16, 2024; June 16, 2024; October 16, 2024; February 16, 2025; June 16, 2025; October 16, 2025

Limited Submission – NIH: Leading Equity and Diversity in the Medical Scientist Training Program (LEAD MSTP) (T32)
Sponsor deadline: January 25, 2023; January 25, 2024; January 27, 2025

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Limited Submission-NIH: Mentored Research Career Development Program Award in Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program (K12)
Sponsor deadlines: May 12, 2023; September 15, 2023; January 12, 2024; 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 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: NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early-Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00)
Sponsor deadline: February 28, 2023 (anticipated)

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