A limited submission program is a funding program in which the sponsor restricts the number of applications or proposals that an institution may submit. Northeastern University requires an internal review and selection process for any funding opportunity that limits the number of pre-proposal or proposal submissions.

Before applying for an opportunity with limited submission requirements, you must follow the Procedure for Programs with Limited Submissions to secure authorization to submit.  The Senior Vice Provost for Research, David Luzzi, authorizes limited submission opportunities.

Opportunities are identified through invitations, internet searches, web services and historical opportunities. Please be aware that the list may not be comprehensive. If you become aware of a funding opportunity with limited submission requirements that is not listed, please contact limitedsubmissions@neu.edu immediately with the program title, due date, and URL.


Current Limited Submissions    View Archived
Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)
NSF - National Science Foundation
Collaborative Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 08/19/2019
Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science
Simons Foundation
Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 08/30/2019
Network of Modeling Centers to Improve Evidence Base for Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Prevention and Control
CDC - Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 08/30/2019
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
NSF - National Science Foundation
Limited Submission Pilot/Seed Grants Training Grants
  • Due Date: 09/02/2019
ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions: Partnership FY20
NSF - National Science Foundation
Limited Submission Training Grants
  • Due Date: 09/02/2019
Cummings Foundation $20 Million Grant Program (Internal Closed)
Cummings Foundation
Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 09/06/2019
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program, FY20
NSF - National Science Foundation
Limited Submission Training Grants
  • Due Date: 09/09/2019
DHS Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research (TPCR) Center of Excellence (Internal Still Open)
DHS - Department of Homeland Security
Center Grants Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 09/13/2019
Sloan Research Fellowships (Internal Still Open)
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Career Development Awards Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 09/16/2019
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites 2019 (Internal Still Open)
NSF - National Science Foundation
Limited Submission Training Grants
  • Due Date: 09/18/2019
NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional) (Internal Still Open)
NIH - National Institutes of Health
Career Development Awards Limited Submission Research
  • Due Date: 09/19/2019
Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program (Internal Still Open)
Greenwall Foundation
Career Development Awards Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 09/23/2019
NEH Summer Stipends (Internal Closed)
NEH - National Endowment for the Humanities
Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 09/25/2019
WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program (Internal Still Open)
Johnson & Johnson
Career Development Awards Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 09/25/2019
Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program (T34) (Internal Still Open)
NIH - National Institutes of Health
Limited Submission Training Grants
  • Due Date: 09/25/2019
NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) (Internal Still Open)
NIH - National Institutes of Health
Limited Submission Training Grants
  • Due Date: 09/25/2019
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program 2019 (Internal Closed)
NSF - National Science Foundation
Limited Submission Training Grants
  • Due Date: 09/27/2019
Critical-Zone Collaborative Network
NSF - National Science Foundation
Center Grants Limited Submission Research
  • Due Date: 09/30/2019
Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Jan 2020
NSF - National Science Foundation
Collaborative Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 10/14/2019
Advancing Public Scholarship on Religion and Theology (Internal Still Open)
Henry Luce Foundation
Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 10/15/2019
2020 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Award (Internal Closed)
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Career Development Awards Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 10/17/2019
Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) 2020
NSF - National Science Foundation
Instrumentation/Equipment Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 10/21/2019
Science & Engineering and Medical Research Programs: Phase I
W.M. Keck Foundation
Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 11/01/2019
Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research (Internal Still Open)
NSF - National Science Foundation
Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 11/05/2019
Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NIH - National Institutes of Health
Collaborative Limited Submission Research
  • Due Date: 11/09/2019
Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
NSF - National Science Foundation
Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 11/22/2019
Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01)
NIH - National Institutes of Health
Career Development Awards Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 12/03/2019
Major Research Instrumentation FY20 (MRI)
NSF - National Science Foundation
Instrumentation/Equipment Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 01/19/2020