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Limited Submissions are extramural funding opportunities that limit the number applications submitted per institution. Faculty that are interested in applying for a limited submission that is not posted on InfoReady must contact the Office of the Vice President for Research to verify their eligibility and ensure that another application has not been selected to submit.  Failure to comply with this internal submission process may lead to the automatic rejection of a proposal selected by the University of Utah.

For a list of current Limited Submissions visit our Competition Space.


NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program – Preliminary Internal Competition
Internal Deadline: Friday, October 30th 2020
External Deadline: To Be Announced

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The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.

Proposals are requested in any interdisciplinary or convergent research theme of national priority, with special emphasis on the research areas in NSF's 10 Big Ideas. The NSF research Big Ideas are Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR), The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF), Navigating the New Arctic (NNA), Windows on the Universe: The Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (WoU), The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution (QL), and Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype (URoL). A list of projects previously funded by this mechanism can be found HERE.

Important Note: The current NRT Solicitation (NSF 19-522) is under revision and will be available soon. The anticipated Letter of Intent deadline is late November. The program is also expected to be limited to 2 or less proposals per organization. In order to meet all required deadlines, the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) has elected to run a preliminary internal competition to collect information on investigators interested in applying to the NRT Program. Investigators selected to proceed with the full application to the solicitation, when published by the NSF, will be subject to all updated eligibility and program requirements. The VPR Office will not make any award selections until after the new solicitation publication, and will contact applicants with any revision or additional information requests, if necessary.

Required Application Materials
Research Narrative: PDF Format Only - 2-page maximum document that indicates the following:

  1. Research plan and strategy
  2. How your proposal meets the NSF objectives, including relevance to NSF's 10 Big Ideas.
  3. The anticipated budget total and justification

BiosketchesPDF Format Only - 2 page, NSF-style biosketches for all PIs, and co-PIs responsible for the proposal.

Review Process
Applications will be reviewed by a campus-wide committee who will evaluate the likelihood that the proposed project will be funded by NSF, and also ensure that a diversity of projects and disciplines are selected from different units on campus. Once the updated solicitation is published by NSF, applicants will be notified of final decisions within enough time to prepare a full proposal to the sponsor.


Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars
Limited Submission: One nominee
Award Amount: $100,000 unrestricted funds
Internal submission deadline: November 2, 2020

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment (see below), and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching.

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David and Lucille Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
Limited Submission: Two nominees
Award Amount: $875,000 over 5 years
Internal submission deadline: November 2, 2020

The Fellowship Program provides support for highly creative researchers early in their careers; faculty members who are well established and well-funded are less likely to receive the award. Packard Fellows are inquisitive, passionate scientists and engineers who take a creative approach to their research, dare to think big, and follow new ideas wherever they lead.

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Moore Inventor Fellows
Limited Submission: Two nominees
Award Amount: $675,000 over 3 years
Internal submission deadline: November 2, 2020

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is launching a competition to identify outstanding inventors who harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care.

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Brain Research Foundation - Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
Limited Submission: One nominee
Award Amount: $80,000 over 2 years
Internal submission deadline:  November 2, 2020

The Seed Grant program supports full-time Assistant or Associate Professors working in the field of neuroscience. The program aims to provide start-up money for new and innovative research projects that have the potential to become competitive for an NIH grant or other external funding sources.

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