Limited Submission RFPs

Guidelines for Limited Submission RFPs

When a sponsoring program announcement limits the number of submissions per institution, the University undertakes a selection process to solicit proposals internally and select the best proposal(s) for submission in response to that particular announcement. When the office of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations learns of a limited submission opportunity, the opportunity is posted to the CEFR website and an email is sent to the relevant department chairs, deans, institute directors, departmental managers, departmental grant managers and ORPA requesting submissions from those interested in applying.  The internal submission is composed of:

  • A letter of nomination from the appropriate chair, dean, or director
  • The PI’s curriculum vita
  • The proposal narrative
  • A statement of current support for that PI

Internal nominations are reviewed by a committee of the faculty and the Dean of Faculty.  The University nominees are then selected and notified. All individuals submitting nomination packets are notified whether or not their project was selected to advance to the proposal stage. 

The nominee(s), then work with their department and grant managers, ORPA and CEFR to make sure that the external submission documents are complete and delivered on time.

If at any point you become aware of a limited submission opportunity for which you would like to apply, please contact Michael Hodges

2018 December Cycle of the W.M. Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research Programs - $1M – Internal Deadline: April 21, 2017

The University requests internal nominations for the 2018 December Cycle of the W.M. Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research Programs (link is external). The programs focus on innovative, distinctive, high-risk and interdisciplinary research that falls outside the mission of public funding agencies. The research should have the potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation, or methodologies and should challenge the prevailing paradigm. Grants are typically up to $1M; significant matching funds are expected. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 5 PM ON FRIDAY, April 21, 2017: 1) a statement of endorsement from the Chair, clearly indicating Science & Engineering OR Medical Research; 2) nominee’s c.v.; 3) a one-page concept paper (describe the candidate’s research project, including: an overview emphasizing unique aspects and pilot studies; methodologies and key personnel; a brief justification of the need for Keck support; and an estimated budget); and 4) a list of the candidate's current funding.

2017 American Diabetes Association’s Pathway to Stop Diabetes program – Awards up to $1,625,000 – Internal Deadline: April 21, 2017

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University requests internal nominations for the 2017 American Diabetes Association’s Pathway to Stop Diabetes program. Pathway supports innovative basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, behavioral, or health services research relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or diabetes complication. The Association seeks exceptional candidates from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, physics, mathematics and engineering. Grants may run up to $1,625,000. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 12 PM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017: 1) a statement of endorsement from the Chair, clearly indicating the specific target program: Initiator, Accelerator, or Visionary; 2) PI Biographical Sketch (NIH format; 5 page maximum); 3) Research strategy paper describing the candidate’s research project (limit 4 pages); and 4) a list of the candidate's current funding.

2018 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship - Awards up to $50k – Internal deadline: May 5, 2017

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The Whiting Foundation invites nominations for the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, a pilot program designed to celebrate and support faculty who embrace public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation. The University may nominate TWO candidates who have demonstrated an orientation toward public engagement through previous work: one humanities professor who took up tenure between fall 2012 and fall 2017; and one full-time, untenured humanities professor with at least two full years of service. The fellowship provides $40,000 to fund six consecutive months of leave and an additional stipend of up to $10,000 to cover project costs such as travel, collaboration, technology, and training. All fellows will participate in two convenings, one each in the summers of 2018 and 2019, and provide a brief final report at the end of the fellowship. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before NOON on Friday, May 5, 2017: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

2018 William T. Grant Scholars Program – up to $350k – Internal Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The University invites nominations for the 2018 William T. Grant Scholars program.  The program provides up to $350,000 over five years to support promising early-career researchers working on projects relating to improving the lives of young people in the United States. The Foundation’s current areas of interest include: (1) reducing inequality in youth outcomes; and (2) advancing the use of research evidence in youth development policy and practice. Applicants must have received their terminal degree within SEVEN years of submitting their proposal.  The University may nominate ONE CANDIDATE. Department Chairs may nominate qualified candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before NOON on FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.