UK Proposal Development Office

Limited Submission Opportunities

Currently Open Limited-Submission Competitions

Limited Submissions - Internal Deadlines

Because an increasing number of extramural programs limit the number of applications an institution may submit, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection procedure for the programs listed below. Click the links for the most recent information on each program.

*** Limited-Submission programs that are targeted toward a specific department or college are also included in the complete list but are coordinated at the departmental or college level. ***

If you identify a program not listed that limits submissions, or if you have questions about a particular program, please contact PDO to ensure that your application is appropriately considered (257-2861 or

Internal Competition Deadline
OSPA Deadline
Funding Agency Deadline
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Summer Stipends Eligible applicants interested in submitting a proposal to this program should submit the following information electronically to Ms. Kristine Hobson (, Office of the Provost, and a copy to their Dean by 08/18/14 09/25/14

Proposal 09/30/14
Reference Letters 10/21/14

NSF - Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) 08/19/14 10/16/14 Preliminary Proposal (Required)
Proposal 05/15/15
Homeland Security, U.S. Dept. of – Center of Excellence (COE) – Center for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research – Center Lead 08/19/14 09/26/14 10/01/14
State, U.S. Department of - Short-term Professional Study Tour Program 08/19/14 08/29/14 09/03/14
NSF - Management and Operation of the Gemini Observatory 09/02/14 11/25/14

Letter of Intent 11/28/14 Proposal 02/27/15

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) – National Leadership Grants for Libraries 09/09/14 10/08/14

Preliminary Proposal (Required) 10/13/14 Proposal 01/15/15

NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) 09/23/14 01/19/14 01/22/15
National Science Foundation - Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships 09/23/14 12/08/14 Preliminary Proposal (Required) 12/11/14 Proposal 06/16/15
***Sloan (Alfred P.) Foundation – Sloan Research Fellows***

***Those interested in being nominated should contact their department chair.***

09/11/14 09/16/14
***P&G Higher Education Grant Program*** ***Those interested in being nominated should contact their Department Dean.*** 09/25/14 09/30/14
***National Science Foundation - Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science*** ***UK College of Engineering faculty interested in this program should contact Eric Grulke, Associate Dean for Research, for internal deadlines and application procedures*** 10/01/14 10/06/14
*** Francis Family Foundation, The - Parker B. Francis Fellowship Program *** ***Those interested in being nominated should contact their department chair.*** 10/10/14 10/15/14
Health Resources and Services Administration - Affordable Care Act New Access Points Grants INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 08/15/14 08/20/14
USDA – Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers (Funding Opportunity Number: OAO-00006) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 08/20/14 08/25/14
State, U.S. Department of – China FY2014 Request for Statements of Interest (DRLA-DRLAQM-15-001) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 08/26/14 08/29/14
St. Baldrick's Foundation - Infrastructure Grants (Fall 2014 cycle) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 08/26/14 LOI (Required) 07/02/14
Proposal 08/29/14
Centers for Disease Control - Workers’ Compensation Surveillance (RFA-OH-14-007) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 08/26/14 08/29/14
PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships (Informatics and Pharmacology/Toxicology) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 08/27/14 09/01/14
Reeve (Christopher & Dana) Foundation - Quality of Life Grants INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 08/28/14 09/02/14
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 09/02/14

Pre-application (required) 09/05/14 Proposal 10/31/14

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – Community Resilience Center of Excellence Program (2014-NIST-CR-COE-01) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 09/09/14 09/12/14
Homeland Security, U.S. Dept. of S&T Critical Infrastructure Resilience Center of Excellence – Center Lead INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 09/19/14 09/23/14
National Institutes of Health - NIGMS - Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 09/19/14 09/24/14
NIH/NIGMS - Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 09/22/14 09/25/14
Searle Scholars Program for Outstanding New Faculty INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 09/23/14 09/26/14
National Science Foundation - EarthScope National Office (ESNO) (NSF 14-553) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 09/23/14 09/26/14
Foundation for Physical Therapy – Center of Excellence in Physical Therapy Health Services and Health Policy Research and Training INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 09/25/14 LOI (Required) 06/30/14
Proposal 09/30/14
Energy, U.S. Department of - Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment Initiatives (DE-FOA-0000951) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 09/26/14 Concept Paper (Required)
Proposal 10/01/14
Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 09/26/14 10/01/14
National Science Foundation - Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 10/14/14 10/17/14
Centers For Disease Control - NIOSH - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Safety and Health Research (U01) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 10/28/14 LOI (Optional) 09/26/14
Proposal 10/31/14
United States/India Educational Foundation (USIEF) - Obama Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 10/29/14 11/03/14
Energy, U.S. Department of - Resilience for Extreme Scale Supercomputing Systems (DE-FOA-0001059) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 8/22/14 Pre-Application (Required) 08/27/14 Proposal 11/03/14
National Science Foundation - ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (NSF 14-573) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED

IT Catalyst


IT Catalyst LOI (Required) 10/05/15
Proposal 11/03/15

IT LOI (Required) 11/05/15
Proposal 01/20/16

Pew Charitable Trust - Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences 2015 INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 10/29/14 11/03/14
National Institutes of Health - NIDDK - Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30) RFA-DK-14-012 INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 11/14/14 LOI (Optional) 10/19/14
Proposal 11/19/14
NIH/NIDDK Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30) RFA-DK-14-002 INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 11/20/14 LOI (Optional) 10/25/14
Proposal 11/25/14
State, U.S. Department of – Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement (DRLA-DRLAQM-13-099) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 12/02/14 12/05/14
National Science Foundation - Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (NSF 14-570) INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 12/03/14 12/08/14
Duke (Doris) Charitable Foundation - Building Bridges 2014-15 Grants Program INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED

Invited Final Proposal 12/09/14

Electronic Postcard (Required) 06/27/14
LOI (Required) 08/15/14
Invited Final Proposal 12/12/14

National Institutes of Health - NIGMS - NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) (P20) PAR-14-035 INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 01/23/15 LOI (Optional) 12/29/14
Proposal 01/28/15
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Travel Grants Program INTERNAL COMPETITION CLOSED 3 business days before submission Open