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
2020 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Award (Internal Closed)
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Career Development Awards Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 06/14/2019
Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC): IRG (Internal Closed)
NSF - National Science Foundation
Center Grants Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 06/24/2019
Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (Internal Closed)
NSF - National Science Foundation
Center Grants Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 06/25/2019
Scientific Innovations Award (SIA) (Internal Closed)
Brain Research Foundation
Career Development Awards Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 06/25/2019
Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Internal Still Open)
NIH - National Institutes of Health
Limited Submission Research
  • Due Date: 06/28/2019
Pathway to Stop Diabetes Awards (Internal Still Open)
American Diabetes Association
Career Development Awards Limited Submission Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Due Date: 07/01/2019
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites 2019
NSF - National Science Foundation
Limited Submission Training Grants
  • Due Date: 07/09/2019
Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research
Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation
Career Development Awards Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 07/09/2019
Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) (Internal Closed)
NSF - National Science Foundation
Collaborative Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 07/10/2019
Sloan Research Fellowships
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Career Development Awards Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 07/15/2019
NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional)
NIH - National Institutes of Health
Career Development Awards Limited Submission Research
  • Due Date: 07/19/2019
Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grant (Internal Still Open)
Breast Cancer Alliance
Career Development Awards Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 07/19/2019
NEH Summer Stipends
NEH - National Endowment for the Humanities
Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 07/25/2019
Mallinckrodt Grants (Internal Closed)
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation
Career Development Awards Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 08/01/2019
Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC)
NSF - National Science Foundation
Center Grants Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 08/01/2019
Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research
NSF - National Science Foundation
Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 08/05/2019
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
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program, FY20
NSF - National Science Foundation
Limited Submission Training Grants
  • Due Date: 09/09/2019
Critical-Zone Collaborative Network
NSF - National Science Foundation
Center Grants Limited Submission Research
  • Due Date: 09/30/2019
Science & Engineering and Medical Research Programs: Phase I
W.M. Keck Foundation
Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 11/01/2019
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