Below are some of the limited submissions with internal deadlines in February and March.

To be considered for these opportunities, please send a letter of intent (LOI) to Beth Keithly by the internal deadline.

The LOI for any internal limited submission needs to be a one-page document (it may be a bit longer or shorter, but it shouldn’t be longer than a page and a half) that answers the following questions:

  • What is the project you want to propose?
  • Why is it a good project and how does it fit the program you are applying to?
  • Who is on your team?

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2015 (U54)

  • Sponsor: NIH/HHS/NICHD
  • Opportunity information: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek applications for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs). This FOA invites applications for research center cooperative agreements designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). This FOA seeks applications from institutions that meet the qualifications for a multi-disciplinary program of IDD research that will include: 1) Cores that facilitate interdisciplinary and translational research in IDD, and support IDD-related projects funded by other sources; and 2) at least one specific research project related to one of five focus themes identified as an area of research needed in IDD. Funds for the majority of research projects using these core facilities come from independent sources including federal, state, and private organizations.
  • Internal deadline: 2/1/2016
  • Sponsor deadline: 4/15/2016
  • UT Dallas may submit: 1

United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Faculty Development Grant, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

  • Sponsor: United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • Opportunity information: This program provides funding to support nuclear science, engineering, and related disciplines to develop a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities and the safe handling of nuclear materials. This announcement is for faculty development grants. The objectives of the Faculty Development Program are to attract and retain highly-qualified individuals in academic teaching careers. The grants specifically target probationary, tenure-track faculty during the first 6 years of their career and new faculty hires in the following academic areas: Nuclear Engineering, Health Physics, Radiochemistry, Probability Risk Assessment (Levels 2 & 3), and related disciplines. Grants may include support for developing applications for research and amounts for initiating or continuing research projects in their areas of expertise. Other areas might include course development, equipment, stipends, participation in professional society meetings, and preparation of papers, travel, and associated expenses. The NRC may increase funds to the extent that a portion of the award is matched by the institution. The program provides support to enable newer faculty to enhance their careers as professors and researchers in the university department where employed. The research supported by this announcement is intended to benefit the nuclear sector broadly
  • Internal deadline: 2/1/2016
  • Sponsor deadline: 4/20/2016
  • UT Dallas may submit: 1

Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30)

  • Sponsor: NIH/HHS/NIEHS
  • Opportunity information: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications from qualified institutions to support Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC). A Core Center Grant is an institutional award to support centralized scientific resources and facilities shared by investigators with existing research projects.  By providing intellectual leadership, advanced technologies/ methodologies, and supporting community engagement, a core center is intended to enhance the ability of scientists working in the field of environmental health sciences to identify and capitalize on emerging issues that will translate into advances improving the understanding of the relationships among environmental exposures, human biology, and disease
  • Internal deadline: 2/15/2016
  • Sponsor deadline: 4/22/2016
  • UT Dallas may submit: 1

John Coburn and Harold Winters Student Award in Plasma Science and Technology (Graduate student ONLY)

  • Sponsor: American Vacuum Society (AVS)
  • Opportunity information: This award recognizes outstanding research achievement and oral presentation by a graduate.  Each award is contingent upon acceptance of the abstract for presentation in a PSTD session at the AVS International Symposium.
  • Internal deadline: 3/1/2016
  • Sponsor deadline: 5/4/2016
  • UT Dallas may submit: one application per research group

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

  • Sponsor: NSF/DUE/EHR
  • Opportunity information: The program seeks to increase the success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships, and to enhance and study effective curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, student success, and graduation in STEM.
  • Internal deadline: 3/1/2016
  • Sponsor deadline: 5/16/2016
  • UT Dallas may submit: 1

NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)

  • Sponsor: NIH/HHS/ORIP
  • Opportunity information: The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The goal of the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program is to invest in educational activities that enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12), teachers and students from underserved communities with a focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development or Informal Science Education (ISE) exhibits, as well as Outreach activities.
  • Internal deadline: 3/20/2016
  • Sponsor deadline: 6/22/2016
  • UT Dallas may submit: 1

Information about other limited submissions and the process is available at The Office of Research Development.