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Limited Submissions and Opportunities

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.

Current 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

  • ODU may submit up to four proposals.
  • A Principal Investigator may submit up to two.
  • Deadlines:
    • Letter of Intent (LOIs): November 10, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
    • Proposal (by invitation): January 19, 2017 at noon

Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research

  • ODU may submit up to four Jeffress applications
  • See https://hria.org/tmf/jeffress/ to review the 2016 RFA. The 2017 cycle has not been announced yet.
  • Deadlines: Typically in early January; 2017 deadline to be announced.

National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

  • ODU may submit (or be included as a sub-awardee) on up to three MRI proposals.
  • If ODU submits/collaborates on three proposals, there is a limit of two Acquisition proposals; one must be a Development proposal.
  • Unfunded collaborations do not count against the institutional submission limit.
  • Separately submitted linked collaborative proposals of either type (Acquisition or Development) count against the submission limit of each of the submitting organizations. However, if a collaborator receives a sub-award that is 20% or less of a Development proposal budget request, the sub-awardee's submission limit will not be affected.
  • There are no restrictions or limits on the number of proposals per PI or Co-PI.
  • Deadlines
    • Letters of Intent: Not required
    • Preliminary Proposal Submission: Not required
    • Full Proposal: January 11, 2017

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