Limited Submission Opportunities

Funding agencies often limit the number of proposals an institution is allowed to submit to a particular program. The Office of the Vice President for Research highlights current limited submission opportunities and outlines Western Michigan University’s procedures for managing agency-imposed limits on submissions.

Current limited submission opportunities

Partnerships for Innovation program—National Science Foundation  18-511. This new solicitation contains significant changes from previous solicitations under this program.
Application deadline:  notify OVPR of interest by Dec. 1, white papers due Dec. 8 if needed, OVPR decision by Dec. 15, full proposal due Feb. 1, 2018
Limit: two per organization

PFI has six broad goals: (1) identifying and supporting Foundation-sponsored research and technologies that have the potential for accelerated commercialization; (2) supporting prior or current Foundation-sponsored researchers, institutions of higher education, and non-profit organizations that partner with an institution of higher education to undertake proof-of-concept work, including the development of technology prototypes that are derived from NSF-funded research and have potential market value; (3) promoting sustainable partnerships between Foundation-funded institutions, industry, and other organizations within academia and the private sector with the purpose of accelerating the transfer of technology; (4) developing multi-disciplinary innovation ecosystems which involve and are responsive to the specific needs of academia and industry; (5) catalyzing professional development activities, mentoring, and best practices in entrepreneurship and technology translation for faculty, students and researchers; and (6) expanding the participation of women and individuals from underrepresented groups in innovation, technology translation, and entrepreneurship.

Innovation Corps National Innovation Network Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)—National Science Foundation 16-547
Application deadline:  notify OVPR of interest by Oct. 18, white papers due Nov. 2 if needed, OVPR decision by Nov. 16, full proposal due Feb. 8, 2018
Limit: one per organization

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)—National Science Foundation 15-528
Application deadline:  white papers due to OVPR by 5 p.m. on Dec. 14, OVPR decision by Dec. 21, full proposal due Feb. 15, 2018
Limit: one per organization 

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)—National Science Foundation 17-527
Application deadline:  notify OVPR of interest by Nov. 15, white papers due Dec. 6 if needed, OVPR decision by Dec. 20, full proposal due Mar. 21, 2018
Limit: one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of a Collaborative Research project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field