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Limited Submission Programs

Limited submission programs are those for which funding agencies restrict the number of nominations or proposals a university may submit for consideration for an award.
The University of Texas at Brownsville must therefore internally screen all eligible and interested nominees to determine which will represent the university in these competitions.
To learn more about the Selection Process, click here.

Below is a list of limited submission programs in which UTB currently competes or has an interest in competing. Included are deadlines for internal OSP review, final deadlines of
the awarding agency, and other pertinent information. Click on the program name in each row to go to a summary of the program.

Please note: This list is not exclusive or exhaustive, since new programs are developed and existing programs change. Anyone who wishes to apply to
a limited submission RFP that is not posted on our website should contact OSP immediately. OSP will review the guidelines, establish an appropriate internal
review date, and post the RFP to the website.

Every effort will be made to maintain current and accurate information within this list; however, the awarding agency’s posted information remains the final authority.

Pre-Proposal Documentation

Documents required by OSP are listed in the Procedures for Grant Applications with Limited Submissions, click here. Requirements for internal review will mirror the requirements of the awarding body.

Please note that the Office of Sponsored Programs will only accept pre-proposals that include all required documentation and are submitted to OSP by the posted deadline.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to ensure that all eligibility guidelines are met prior to submission for internal review.

Current Solicitations






NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program 15-504 ​12/15/14 ​01/22/15

Centers of Excellence:  Autonomy, Cyber Security, Research Data Analysis at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education

RIK-2014-      0008 ​6/10/14 ​7/22/14
​Dept.ofEd. First in the World (FITW) Program
​84.116F ​5/27/14 ​6/30/14


Research & Education Program for HBCU/MI Equipment/Instrumentation BAA W911NF-14-R-0009
Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity 13-587
11/18/13 1/27/14
NSF Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase 1 Solicitation FY-2014 12-592 TBD TBD
NSF Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase 1 Solicitation FY-2013 13-598 11/04/13 12/04/13
NSF Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 13-603 12/13/13 1/13/14
NSF Operations Management of the Drilling Vessel JOIDES Resolution for the International Ocean Discovery Program 12-612 TBD TBD
NSF Science Support Office for the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) 12-611 TBD TBD
Major Research Instrumentation Progam 13-517
11/29/13 1/23/14
NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 13-509 12/20/13 1/29/14
NSF Critical Zone Observatories 12-575 1/5/13 2/5/13
NSF Climate Change Education Partnership Alliance Office (CCEPA) 13-513 1/5/13 2/5/13
NSF Fundamental Research Program for Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers 11-570 1/6/13 2/6/13
NSF Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program 13-516 1/11/13 2/11/13
NSF Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office for the Division of Earth Sciences Ethics Education in Science and Engineering


1/22/13 2/22/13
NSF Ethics Education in Science and Engineering 11-514 2/1/13 3/1/13
NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research 12-571 2/13/13 3/13/13
NSF Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring 11-563 5/5/13 6/5/13
NSF Critical Zone Observatory National Office 12-595 6/16/13 7/16/13
NSF Instrument Development for Biological Research 10-563 6/26/13 7/26/13
NSF NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics 12-529 7/13/13 8/13/13
NSF ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers 12-584 9/4/13 10/4/13
NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science 11-509 9/7/13 10/7/13
NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology 12-497 9/8/13 10/8/13
NSF Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections 12-565 9/18/13 10/18/13
NSF Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program 12-586 9/18/13 10/18/13
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program 11-550 11/3/13 12/3/13

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