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Limited Submissions

Some funding opportunities are "limited submissions," meaning the funder sets a limit on the number of grant proposals that can be submitted by the university within a given period of time. The Office of Research coordinates limited submissions to ensure researchers do not invest time developing proposals that cannot be submitted. Faculty members who are interested in grant programs with limited submissions must contact the Office of Research at limitedsubmissions@odu.edu.

When researchers within the same college express interest in a limited submission, the Office of Research will involve the dean of that college in decision-making; however, if researchers from more than one college are involved, the Office of Research determines which proposal(s) will go forward, typically by holding an internal competition.

Potential applicants to limited submissions are asked to submit concept papers based on specific guidelines for that program.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has a list of limited submissions, which can be viewed by due date, title, or solicitation number.

Highlighted Opportunities

Online guidelines are provided for the following limited submissions of frequently interest to ODU faculty (click the headline for an external link to the program):

Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

  • Due January/February annually

Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

National Science Foundation Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

  • A letter of intent was due Aug. 21
  • Preliminary proposals are due Tuesday, Oct. 21
  • Full proposal deadline (by invitation) is due May 15, 2015.