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Limited Submission Opportunities

Increasingly, grant and research sponsors are limiting the number of submissions allowed from each institution. Therefore the UB Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development has created a process for selecting those proposals which could best represent the university.

Current Competitions

For help with limited submissions: Email or call 716-645-3321

Limited Submission opportunities throughout the year

This grid is designed as an annual overview of Limited Submission opportunities so it might help researchers in planning their grant schedules. It includes those grant programs in which the university has been a participant. The internal deadline is when a Letter of Intent is due to the VPRED office. The external deadline indicates when those selected proposals would be due to the funding agencies. Click on the program name for more details and specific deadlines. 

Internal Deadline Proposal Deadline Program Grant Amount
January March  SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund up to $50,000
January February Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Competitive Grants $18,000—$20,000
January January Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation $10,000—$25,000
January February and July NEA Grants for Organizations: Art Works* $10,000—$100,000
January April NEA Grants for Organizations: Challenge America Fast Track* $10,000
January May NEA: Creativity Connects $20,000—$100,000
February May Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research $20,000—$750,000
March May NIH—Data Science Research: Personal Libraries for Consumers and Patients Up to $250,000/year — 4-year limit
March April NYS - ESD: Centers for Advanced Technology up to $921,200 annually
March July Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers  
April May NIMHD Specialized Centers of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities up to $950,000 over five years
April May DHS/FEMA: Fire Prevention and Safety Grants up to $1,500,000
April Aug./Sept. NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5) $250,000/year for up to 5 years
May June Biomedical Data Translator: Technical Feasibility Assessment and Architecture Design Projects (OT3)  
May June NYS FuzeHub Jeff Lawrence Manufacturing Innovation Fund $25,000 - $75,000, some matching
May July American Diabetes Association - Pathways to Stop Diabetes $1.625M over 5—7 years
May September Searle Scholars Program $300,000 for three years
May September NEH Summer Stipend Program  
May September NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications $10,000,000 split between multiple projects
June   Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences  $60,000/year up to 4 years
June August Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation $60,000/year for up to 3 years
July November W.M. Keck Foundation $500,000—$5M / 1—5 years
July   NIH Bridges to the Doctorate $300,000
July September NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) averages $4M over 5-year grant
August September NYS FuzeHub Jeff Lawrence Manufacturing Innovation Fund $25,000 - $75,000, some matching
September Dec./Feb. NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) up to 5-year grant / up to $3M
September   Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists - National Awards $250,000
September   Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists - Regional Awards $10,000—$30,000
September November NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity 3-year grant / up to $1M
September January NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program $100,000—$4M
October January Brain Research Foundation - Seed Grant Program 2-year grant / $80,000
November December NYS FuzeHub Jeff Lawrence Manufacturing Innovation Fund $25,000 - $75,000, some matching
November February Mary Kay Foundation up to $100,000 for 2 years
November January Cullen Foundation - Education and Performing Arts $15,000—$100,000/year up to 3 years 
December Feb. / May NSF: Underrepresented Discoverers 2-year grant / $300,000
December   Moore Inventor Fellows 3-year grant / $675,000