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Limited Submissions

Government agencies as well as private foundations and corporate sponsors sometimes choose to limit the number of submissions per institution for specific awards. When this is the case, limited submission competitions at Oklahoma State University are conducted internally by the Office of University Research Services. Below is a listing of several major recurring awards for which we have held internal limited submission competitions in the past, including synopses of the awards, URLs for more information, and both the internal and agency deadlines. Please consult the internal deadlines listed below for specific dates by which intent to submit is due to Jennifer Stephens ( ).

The internal deadlines posted below for intent to submit are typically two months prior to the agency deadlines. An intent to submit is an informal notification by e-mail and should simply state that the PI intends to submit a proposal for the particular award. After the internal deadline has passed, it is clear whether an internal competition is needed based on the amount of internal interest, and the PI will be notified accordingly. Specific instructions concerning the internal competition will be communicated at that point. Applicants are typically asked to provide a two-page project summary, CV, and budget by e-mail, which are then reviewed and ranked by a committee.

Since the below list is not comprehensive, PIs should contact their college research offices when applying for an award not listed on this page that limits submissions per institution. College research offices will be able to advise you concerning specific steps necessary to proceed in applying for the award in question.

NOTE: For the purposes of internal competitions, the OSU branch campuses (Center for Health Sciences, Oklahoma City, and Okmulgee) are considered separate units unless otherwise indicated by the granting agency. OSU Tulsa, because of the relationship its faculty has to the Stillwater campus, will not be considered a a separate unit.

Program Name Internal Deadline Funding Agency Deadline Nominee (s) Selected to Advance More Program Information

NSF Ethical and Responsible Research
Solicitation: NSF 19-609

October 12, 2021 February 22, 2022

No Intents Submitted

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards November 10, 2021 February 2, 2022


NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program
Solicitation: NSF 18-513

October 13, 2021 January 19, 2022


Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program

September 10, 2021 September 27, 2021

Nicoletta Fala, CEAT – Engineering discipline

Hebatalla Nazmy, CEHS – Design discipline

Liz McCullagh, CAS – Science discipline

Rittika Shamsuddin, CAS – Technology discipline

NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

Solicitation: NSF 20-569

August 31, 2021 October 4, 2021 No proposals submitted

NSF Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections NSF 15-576 

August 23, 2021 October 8, 2021 No Intents Submitted

NSF GERMINATION: Germination of Research Questions for Addressing Critical Societal Challenges: Solicitation: NSF 21-594

August 27, 2021 October 29, 2021

Lead PI - Susan Stansberry, College of Education & Human Sciences

Co-PI – Amy Brown, College of Education & Human Sciences

ORAU Events Sponsorship Program August 4, 2021 September 20, 2022

Allen Apblett, College of Arts & Sciences

The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards (ORAU) September 1, 2021 January 7, 2022

Xukai Yan, CAS
Hantao Cui, CEAT

Air Force Office of Scientific Research FY21 Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) - Capacity Building NSF 21-536

July 15, 2021

September 20, 2021

Ranji Vaidyanathan, CEAT

NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

Solicitation: NSF 21-536

July 14, 2021

September 6, 2021


NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)
Solicitation: NSF 19-506

June 1, 2021 July 14, 2021 Jamey Jacob, CEAT
NEH Summer Stipends June 30, 2021 September 22, 2021

No Intents Submitted


Department of Energy Data Reduction for Science

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: DE-FOA-0002501
April 26, 2021 May 6, 2021

Baski Balasundaram, CEAT

Gopal Kakani, DASNR
Department of Energy EXPRESS : Randomized Algorithms for Extreme-Scale ScienceFunding Opportunity Announcement Number (FOA): DE-FOA-0002497s April 2, 2021 April 16, 2021 Omer San, CEAT
Department of Energy Data-Intensive Scientific Machine Learning and Analysis April 2, 2021 April 23, 2021

Team of Kursat Kara, CEAT, and Omer San, CEAT

Team of Bingzhe Li, CEAT; Gary Yen, CEAT and Hamid Nazaripouya, CEAT

Data Science to Advance Chemical and Materials Sciences April 2, 2021, 12 PM April 14, 2021

Mario Borunda, A&S

The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust March 18,2021 August 16, 2021

Lou Anella, DASNR


NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track 4)

Solicitation: NSF 21-557

February 12, 2021 April 26, 2021

Shohreh Hemmati, CEAT – NSF Track

Seok-Jhin Kim, CEAT – NSF Track

Derek Meyers, Arts & Sciences – NSF Track

DOE Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR) Implementation Grants

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: DE-FOA-0002431

December 12, 2020

March 2, 2021

Jindal Shah, CEAT

NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaboration



(RII Track-2 FEC)

Solicitation: NSF 21-518

December 18, 2020

January 25, 2021

Camelia Knapp, A&S

DOE Research to Enable Fuels from Sunlight

March 4, 2020 March 24, 2020


NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) Solicitation: NSF 20-504

December 2, 2019

Required LOI: December 20, 2019

Full Proposal: January 24, 2020

Pratul Agarwal, VPR-HPCC

VentureWell Faculty Grants

September 16, 2019 November 6, 2019

Stephanie Link, A&S
Tilanka Chandrasekera, Human Sciences

NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Solicitation: NSF 19-522

September 19, 2019 February 6, 2020

Jamey Jacob, CEAT

Robert Matts, DASNR

NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Solicitation: NSF 17-573

September 9, 2019 November 6, 2019

PI - Jennifer Cribbs, EHA
Co-PI – Juliana Utley, EHA
Co-PI – Toni Ivey, EHA

PI - J. Cecil, A&S
Co-PI – Rajesh Krishnamurthy, DASNR
Co-PI – Arunkumar Bagavathi, A&S

Team of Robert Taylor, CEAT; Jessica Stewart, CEAT; Mwarumba Mwavita, EHA

NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program
Solicitation: NSF 17-585

August 19, 2019 September 27, 2019

No intents submitted.

USDA Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)

April 26, 2019 May 21, 2019 TBD

American Diabetes Association Pathways to Stop Diabetes

April 3, 2019 January 1, 2020
Tieming Liu, CEAT – Visionary Award

NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships

Solicitation: NSF 19-567

April 5, 2019 January 27, 2020 No intents submitted.

NSF Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP)

Solicitation: NSF 19-526

December 20, 2018 February 4, 2019 Ranji Vaidyanathan, CEAT

NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Data Science Corps
Solicitation: NSF 19-518

December 3, 2018  January 28, 2019 - February 4, 2019 Paul Weckler, DASNR,
& Multiple PIs from different colleges.

FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants

 November 1, 2018 November 5 - December 7, 2018

Two Teams:
1-Ray Chang

2- Bryan Hoskins & Virginia Charter

NSF Enabling Access to Cloud Computing Resources for CISE Research and Education
(NSF 19-510)

November 5, 2018  December 20, 2018  No intents received.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education:  Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE:  GEOPATHS) (NSF 18-583)

   November 19, 2018 Jim Puckett & Team, A&S
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education:  Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE:  GEOPATHS) (NSF 18-583)

NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) 17-573  

12 pm, September 20, 2018 November 7, 2018 PI, Jeff Sallee, DASNR
PI, Stephanie Hathcock, EHA
Co-PI, Sheri Vasinda, EHA
Andy Luse, SSB
NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) Solicitation: NSF 18-532 April 15 2019 - 5:00 pm February 22 2020

PI – Sue Jacobs, EHA

Co-PI – Sheila Kennison, A&S

NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) Solicitation: NSF 18-547 March 19 2018 - 5:00 pm June 04, 2018  No proposals submitted.
USAID: Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research NF0 - 7200AA18RFA00017 April 02 2018 - 9:30 am May 30 2018  TBD
Department of Energy building EPSCoR-State/National Laboratory Partnerships April 05 2018 - 5:00 pm May 16 2018  Clint Aichele, CEAT
DoE Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) December 05 2017 - 9:45 am April 11 2018 David McIlroy, A&S
U.S.-India 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Awards February 27 2018 - 5:00 pm April 02 2018 Ranji Vaidyanathan, CEAT
USDA Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) February 05 2018 - 5:00 pm March 28 2018 Tilanka Chandrasekera, HS
NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE-STEM) Solicitation NSF 15-528 November 01 2017 - 5:00 pm February 15 2018 No proposals submitted.
Oklahoma Arts Council Major Grant Support  December 01 2017 - 5:00 pm  February 15 2018  TBD
NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program July 31 2017 - 5:00 pm February 05 2018

Track 1:
Yolanda Vasquez, A&S
Mark Krzmarzick, CEAT

Track 2:
Gopal Kakani, DASNR

NSF Partnerships for Innovation: (PFI-TT & PFI-RP) Solicitation: NSF 18-511 December 08 2017 - 5:00 pm February 01 2018 Raman Singh, CEAT
NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) R25 (PAR-17-053) November 17 2017 - 5:00 pm January 26 2018 Brenda Smith and team, HS
NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)  October 1, 2018  January 25, 2019  TBD
NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Solicitation NSF 17-573   November 7, 2018 Robert Taylor, CEAT
Nicole Colston, COE
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program Program Solicitation NSF 17-585   September 27, 2018 Stephanie Link, A&S
Heather Fahlenkamp, CEAT
NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes) May 25 2017 - 5:00 pm September 18 2017 Paul Weckler, DASNR
NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research Solicitation: NSF 15-577 August 28 2017 - 5:00 pm August 13 2017 No intents submitted.
USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) – Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative The Agriculture and Food Resear May 03 2017 - 5:00 pm June 28 2017 Shelley Mitchell/Justin Moss/Joshua Campbell – PD-STEP Program
Charles Fontanier – REEU Program
Justin Moss – REEU Program
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs FY 2017 Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminars (TIES) March 22 2017 - 5:00 pm April 24 2017 No Intents Submitted.
EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows Solicitation: NSF 17-509 December 05 2016 - 9:00 am February 28 2017 Pankaj Sarin, CEAT
Jongmin Cho, A&S