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 vitae
  • 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

2019 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowships – up to $300k – Internal deadline: July 13, 2018

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The 2019 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowships  provides $300,000 over up to three academic years to enable faculty members in the humanities -- broadly understood to include the arts, history, languages, area studies, and zones of such fields as anthropology and geography in which the practice and insights of scholarship in the humanities coexist integrally with those of the social sciences -- to pursue systematic training outside their own special fields and support the acquisition of new academic competencies needed for the pursuit of a cross-disciplinary research agenda. This fellowship does not aim to facilitate short-term outcomes, such as completion of a book.  Rather, it is a longer-term investment in the scholar’s intellectual range and productivity.  Such training may consist of coursework or other programs of organized study. It may take place either at fellows' home institutions or elsewhere, as appropriate. The program is designed for candidates who received their doctorates between six and twelve years ago (that is, between May 1, 2006 and June 30, 2012). Department Chairs may nominate qualified candidates for this opportunity by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to mh24@princeton.edu on or before NOON on Monday, July 6, 2018: 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, if any, associated with the candidate’s projects.

2019 Searle Scholars Program – up to $300k – Internal deadline: July 9, 2018

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  Princeton was recently invited to nominate candidates for the 2019 Searle Scholars Program. The program provides $300,000 over three years to early-career scientists who have recently been appointed (on or after July 1, 2017) as tenure-track assistant professors.  Applicants are expected to be pursuing independent research projects in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.  The University may nominate two candidates. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to mh24@princeton.edu on or before NOON on Monday, July 9th, 2018: 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.

2019 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award Program – Awards up to $550k – Internal deadline: Monday, July 16, 2018

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The Rita Allen Foundation recently announced the 2019 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award Program.  The program provides up to $550,000 over five years to research scientists in the early stages of their careers working in the fields of cancer, immunology, and/or neuroscience. The Foundation prefers candidates who are in the first three years of a tenure-track faculty position.  Department Chairs may nominate qualified candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to mh24@princeton.eduon or before noon on Monday, July 16, 2018: 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.