Limited Submission Calendar

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A number of extramural programs limit the number of applications that the University of Oregon may submit. We have established an internal selection process for the programs listed below.  

Please review eligibility requirements carefully. If you identify a program that we have not listed that limits submissions, or if you have questions about any of the limited submission opportunities listed below, please contact Research Development Services ( or 541-346-8308).

Note that proposals to private foundations may require clearance through Foundation Relations. Those foundations are listed on the Sponsored Project Services website.

Active Limited Submissions

Internal Deadline Award/Program External Deadline

National Science Foundation
Major Research Instrumentation Grant
Limit: The UO can submit up to three (3) proposals if at least one proposal is for instrument development.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to this program, please contact Vidusha Devasthali in Research Development Services by November 1, 2013.


Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship
Limit: 1 per institution
UO faculty candidate must be nominated by UO Computer and Information Sciences.


Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Limit: 1 per institution
The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences is designed to support young investigators of outstanding promise in the basic and clinical sciences relevant to the advancement of human health.


National Science Foundation
Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections
Limit:UO may submit 1 proposal.


National Science Foundation
Mid-Scale Innovations Program 
Limit: UO may submit up to 3 pre-proposals.
Contact by August 9 to discuss submitting a 9/16/2013 pre-proposal to NSF. The deadline for invited proposals is 2/21/2014.  


NSF Materials Research & Science Engineering Centers
UO may submit one proposal
MRSECs support interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. External deadline is for preliminary proposal to NSF. Contact for further information.


NSF: Scholarships in STEM 12-529
Limit: UO may submit one scholarship request per STEM program
This program supports scholarships to enable talented students in financial need to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school following completion of a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics disciplines.


Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award
Limit: 1 per institution
UO faculty candidate must hold a rank of Associate/Full Professor and be nominated by the Office of the Vice President of Research.  Interested faculty members should submit a biographical sketch (4 pages maximum) and a brief summary of the program project (2 pages maximum) no later than 5:00 pm, May 15th, 2013.  Materials can be emailed to Vidusha Devasthali in Research Development Services.  Please note, your biographical sketch should include active research grants over the past 3 years.


NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research
Limit: 3
Please contact if you wish to submit a CSBR.
If UO submits multiple CSBRs, it must prioritize them.
CSBR provides funds for improvements to network, secure, and organize established natural history collections for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community.


NSF Widening Implementation & Demonstration of Evidence Based Reforms (WIDER)

Limit: 1 Planning Grant or Institutional Implementation Award.
(Proposals for Community Implementation or Research opportunities are unlimited.)
Please contact to discuss applying.