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Limited Submissions

Limited submission programs are those in which the number of submissions per institution is limited by the sponsor.

When the number of interested applicants exceeds the number allowed by the sponsor, the University uses an internal selection process to determine which proposals will be submitted.

Announcements of internal deadlines by Research Development will be made through e-mails to faculty and program directors, on the opportunity listing in Pivot, and on the SPA website through the limited submissionslist. The limited submissions list is being updated please call Stefanie Picard to inquire.

If you find a limited submission opportunity that is not included in this list and you would like to apply, please forward the opportunity link to Stefanie Picard.

Limited Submissions

A preliminary round may be needed to determine which PIs submit to these limited opportunities. Please make early contact with Stefanie Picard in the Office of Research Development if you are considering applying.

Ongoing Opportunities  

If more than the allowed number of Principal Investigators express interest in a given program, each will be asked to submit a pre-proposal for internal review. Pre-proposals may be required even if the agency deadline is for a Letter of Intent rather than a full proposal, so PIs should be sure to register interest by the internal deadline. 

A pre-proposal should include at a minimum:

  • an abstract (maximum of 3 pages) describing the project and how it meets the program goals
  • the impact on education and research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • an estimated budget and justification, including any planned match or institutional commitment

The Office of the Provost will review the pre-proposals. Proposals to be submitted will be selected based on the impact on the University's science and educational goals, as well as responsiveness to the evaluation criteria established by the sponsor. 

Anticipated Internal DeadlineAward ProgramDiscipline/ Subject AreaAnticipated Sponsor DeadlineAdministrator Internal Selection
9/1/2019 Advanced Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Agency: NSF Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) 11/6/2019  Research & Economic Development
9/1/2019 Drive for a Better Environment (DFBE) Grants Program Agency: MET Energy and Environment, Marine Animal Conservation and Aquatic Ecosystems 12/14/2019  Research & Economic Development
9/1/2019 Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research Agency: NSF Computer & Information Science & Engineering Advanced Cyberinfrastructure 11/5/2019  Research & Economic Development
10/1/2019 The Island Foundation Science, Environment, Education



For inquires please contact Ben Jones, Advancement Office
10/1/2019 Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR) Agency: NSF Science and Technology 12/12/2019  Research & Economic Development
11/1/2019 NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) Agency: NSF Instrument Acquisition or Development 1/19/2020  Research & Economic Development
11/1/2019 Partners for Innovation (PFI) Agency: NSF Science and Engineering 2/6/2020  Research & Economic Development
11/1/2019 The Graham Foundation Production and Presentation Grants Architecture; Architectural History Design; Landscape Architecture; Urban Planning; Visual Arts, Fine Arts, Humanities, and Sciences 2/25/2020 For inquires please contact Ben Jones, Advancement Office
12/1/2019 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award Program Chemical Sciences (e.g. biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering) 2/6/2020 Research & Economic Development
12/1/2019 Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) Agency: NSF Science and Engineering 2/22/2020 Research & Economic Development
12/1/2019 "Art Works" Grant Agency: National Endowment for the Arts  Art Education, Performing arts, Design, Traditional Literature, Media Music, Musical Theater, Visual Arts 2/14/2020 Research & Economic Development