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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
The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards (ORAU) November 2, 2020 January 6, 2021 12 PM EST


Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards November 9, 2020 February 4, 2021


NSF Ethical and Responsible Research
Solicitation: NSF 19-609

October 1, 2020 February 22, 2021


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

September 23, 2020 January 19, 2021


NSF Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections NSF 15-576 

May 26, 2020 October 9, 2020 Kitty Cardwell, DASNR
NEH Summer Stipends July 1, 2020 September 23, 2020

Sarah Foss, A&S

Cristina Cruz Gonzalez, A&S


DOE Research to Enable Fuels from Sunlight

March 4, 2020 March 24, 2020


  October 30, 2019 March 10, 2020

Shohreh Hemmati, CEAT

Ahmed Ismail, A&S

James Manimala, CEAT

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

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

April 25, 2019 July 10, 2019 No intents submitted.

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