Limited Submissions

    Procedure to Follow for Limited Submission

    (June 13, 2014)

    The University at Albany requires an internal review and selection process for funding opportunities where the program guidelines stipulate a limited number of pre-proposal or proposal submissions.  In order to select the best qualified proposal(s), applicants must follow the University’s Limited Submission Process.

    As limited submission funding opportunities are posted to the website, an email will be sent to the appropriate faculty, chair, and or dean.  An internal deadline will be given for interested applicants to submit a one page summary of their anticipated project to the Dean of their School/College.  If the submission is for a major piece of shared equipment or shared core facilities, a business plan for supporting on-going operations and maintenance is also required.

    In cases where the guidelines stipulate a specific number per college/school, the dean will be asked to coordinate the process within their college/school.  When guidelines indicate a limited number per institution, the process will begin at the college/school level.  In those cases, a deadline will be given for applicants to submit a one page summary and CV to the dean.  The dean will then submit recommendations along with the applicant(s)' one page summary and CV, by a specified deadline, to Research@albany.edu.  Dr. James A. Dias, Vice President for Research, will make the final selection in consultation with the relevant dean(s).

    *Deans please NOTE: Email your recommendations, applicant(s)' one page summary and CV to Research@albany.edu by the deadline indicated.

    Find Sponsors Who Accept a Limited Number of Nominees/Applications Per Institution

    Search the National Science Foundation (NSF) website listing their programs that limit the number of proposals that a single institution can submit.

    Selective Current Funding Opportunities Requiring Limited Submission
    Note: This is not an inclusive list of Limited Submissions

    NSF: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
    Deadlines:
    Candidate's emails to Dean's - August 3, 2016
    Dean's selections to research@albany.edu - August 9, 2016
    Preliminary Proposal- September 14, 2016
    Full Proposal - April 24, 2017

    NSF: Physics Frontiers Center (PCF)
    Deadlines:
    Candidate's emails to Dean's - June 20, 2016
    Dean's selections to research@albany.edu - June 27, 2016
    Preliminary Proposal - August 1, 2016
    Sponsor - Full Proposal - January 2, 2017

    NSF: Major Instrumentation Program (MRI)
    Deadlines:
    Candidate's emails to Dean's - May 4, 2016
    Dean's selections to research@albany.edu - June 1, 2016
    Full Proposal due to VPR Office for cost sharing negotiations- September 1, 2016
    Sponsor - Full Proposal - January 11, 2017

    NIH: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
    Deadlines:
    Candidate's emails to Dean's - April 27, 2016
    Dean's selections to research@albany.edu - May 18, 2016
    Open Date (earliest submission date)- August 25, 2016
    Sponsor - Full Proposal - September 25, 2016

    NSF: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers
    Deadlines:
    Candidate's emails to Dean's - May 20, 2016
    Dean's selections to research@albany.edu - May 27, 2016
    Preliminary Proposal - July 1, 2016
    Sponsor - Full Proposal - December 2, 2016

    Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists
    Deadlines:
    Nominations Open-December 8, 2015 to February 2, 2016
    Nominations to Deans by January 18, 2016 for review by VPR in February 2016.
    Letters of Support- February 16, 2016
    Summer 2016- Winners & Finalists Selected