When Sponsors Limit Proposals from An Institution
When Sponsors Limit Proposals from An Institution
What are limited submissions?
Limited submissions are programs or sponsors that restrict the number of proposals Appalachian can submit each year.
Why is this important?
If we submit more proposals than a program allows, the sponsor can reject all proposals from our university without review.
What if I am interested in a program that limits submissions?
First, check the Popular Programs list below. We hold internal competitions for these programs every year, because we always have more prospective applicants than available application slots.
If the program you're interested in is not on the Popular Programs list, send a brief e-mail to email@example.com at least eight weeks before the sponsor's deadline notifying us of your intent to apply. We will try to determine whether there are other prospective applicants and coordinate an internal competition only if necessary.
How does Grants Resources & Services handle limited submissions?
In accordance with the university's policy on limited submissions, we organize an internal competition to fairly select the strongest proposal from all potential applicants at Appalachian. This is an overview of the process:
Prospective applicants notify us of their intent to apply to a program with submission restrictions by sending a brief e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org at least eight weeks before the sponsor's deadline.
After receiving a notification of intent to apply, GRS tries to identify any other prospective applicants for that program via queries to relevant parties. If there are no other prospective applicants, the first person who notified us of his/her intent to apply is approved as the one applicant from Appalachian that year. If there are other prospective applicants, we create an internal competition.
We publicize the internal competition via messages to department chairs, past applicants, and the Research Programs mailing list.
All potential applicants submit an internal application via webform.
Faculty peer reviewers rate these concept papers based on the program's guidelines.
We invite the applicant with the highest-rated concept paper to develop and submit a full proposal.
We help the other applicants look for alternative funding sources and/or improve their concept papers so they can try again in next year's internal competition.
If the program you're interested in is not on this list, send a brief e-mail to email@example.com at least eight weeks before the sponsor's deadline notifying us of your intent to apply. Since it is not possible to maintain an exhaustive list of all programs, it remains the faculty member's responsibility to notify GRS if he/she is considering applying to a program with a submission restriction.
|Sponsor||Title||Internal Deadline||Submission Limitations||Method||Sponsor's Deadline||Record Last Verified|
|National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)||Art Works and Challenge America||TBD||One application per institution per year for either Art Works or Challenge America. In addition, an institution may submit one application for the Art Works Creativity Connects program.||We hold an annual internal competition to select the applicant(s) from Appalachian who may apply. Please see later for updated guidelines. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.||Anticipated for mid-February, early-March, and mid-April.||10/25/2016|
|Walmart Foundation||Walmart National Giving Program||03/01/2017 - 12:00pm||One award per institution per fiscal year.Internal deadline TBA.||If you plan to submit an application, send an e-mail to email@example.com before the internal deadline notifying us of your intent to apply.||
ContinuousAppalachian targets March 1 annually as an ideal submission date because Walmart's fiscal year begins February 1 and it is best to submit shortly thereafter.
|ArtPlace America||ArtPlace America Grants||TBD||One letter of inquiry per organization per grant cycle. Applying for a grant does not preclude an organization from also applying for an ArtPlace loan and vice versa.||If you plan to submit an application, send a brief message to firstname.lastname@example.org by the internal deadline notifying us of your intent to apply.||Anticipated We anticipate the next open call for projects to be made in early January 2017.||10/25/2016|
|Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)||ORAU Travel Grants program||10/01/2016 - 12:00pm||Each ORAU Institution is limited to two requests per ORAU fiscal year (October 1 – September 30).||Contact email@example.com for more information. One applicant located for one request. Second request open to first-come-first serve eligible applicant until end of grantmaker's fiscal year.||Continuous The sponsor deadline depends on the date of the proposed travel.||10/25/2016|
|National Science Foundation (NSF)||ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers||TBD||Internal competition TBD. One for IT-Preliminary, Institutional Transformation (IT), or Adaptation; no limit for Partnership, ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network, and ADVANCE Longitudinal Evaluation: IT-Preliminary: Non-profit academic institutions are allowed to submit one preliminary proposal in the competition. IT and Adaptation: Non-profit academic institutions are allowed to submit one proposal in the competition to either the IT (if invited after the preliminary proposal stage) or the Adaptation track but not both. Non-profit, non-academic organizations are allowed to submit one Adaptation proposal in the competition and may also be a partner on Partnership and/or ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network proposals. A non-profit academic institution or non-profit, non-academic organization may be a partner on multiple Partnership proposals in the same competition but lead only one and may also be a partner on an ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network and/or an ADVANCE Longitudinal Evaluation proposal if appropriate.||If you plan to submit an application for the 2017 deadlines, send a brief e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 2015 internal deadline notifying us of your intent to apply.||01/20/2016 Confirmed 12/14/2016 for LOI; 01/11/2017 for full proposal for partnerships. 08/09/2017 for LOIs for Adaptation; 09/13/2017 for full proposal Adaptation. Preliminary proposal deadline for Institutional Transformation 04/12/2017; full proposal 01/17/2018. Advance Resource and Coordination Network full proposal 03/15/2017.||10/25/2016|
|Greenwall Foundation||Greenwall Faculty Scholars in Bioethics||TBD||Up to two applicants from a university will be considered in each application cycle. Institutions are requested to have an internal screening and selection process. No more than one award per institution will be made in each Faculty Scholars grant cycle. The unit of award will be the overseeing university, thus if a university with a law school, medical school, several teaching hospitals, and a faculty of arts and sciences, nominates two applicants in a cycle, only one may be chosen.||If you plan to submit an application, send a brief e-mail to email@example.com before the internal deadline notifying us of your intent to apply.||11/01/2016 Confirmed Letters of Intent due by November 1, 2016, 12:00pm, ET (noon) Full Proposals due by January 17, 2017, 12:00pm, ET (noon) Scholars announced on or after June 1, 2017||10/25/2016|
|Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA): State Library of North Carolina||Project Grants||TBD||Eligible libraries may submit three applications each year. Required Letter of Intent.||11/01/2016 Confirmed for LOI; 02/24/2017 for full proposal.||10/25/2016|
|North Carolina Division of University-School Programs and UNC Center for School Leadership Development||NC QUEST (North Carolina Quality Educators through Staff Development and Training)||08/29/2017 - 12:00pm||One new proposal per institution per funding cycle (not including continuation grants).||We hold an annual internal competition for this program. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.||11/15/2016 Anticipated||10/25/2016|
|National Science Foundation||NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity Program||TBD||Appalachian can only submit 2 LOIs which lead to 2 full applications.||11/16/2016 Confirmed||10/25/2016|
|National Institutes of Health||Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)||09/14/2016 - 12:00pm||One application per institution||Please send a brief email to email@example.com if interested in applying for this program.||11/17/2016 Confirmed||10/25/2016|
|Puffin Foundation||Puffin Foundation Grants||11/02/2016 - 12:00pm||One application per institution per year.||If you plan to submit an application, send a brief e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before the internal deadline notifying us of your intent to apply.||12/30/2016 Confirmed Application packets are available starting September 1st. Requests for application packets must be received by December 6th||10/25/2016|
|Walmart Foundation||Walmart Community Grants||TBD||Once you have received funding from a facility for this program, you are not eligible to reapply at that facility until the next fiscal year.||12/31/2016 Confirmed Appalachian has already submitted an application to this program for the 2016 Fiscal Year. If we are not funded, we may submit again prior to the end of the FY, but if we are, the next submission window will be Feb 1, 2017-December 31, 2017||10/25/2016|
|Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)||ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards||11/16/2016 (All day)||Two applications per institution per year.||We hold an annual internal competition for this program. Contact email@example.com for more information.||01/09/2017 Confirmed||10/25/2016|
|National Science Foundation (NSF)||Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)||11/09/2016 (All day)||Three applications per institution, with one of the three applications being for instrument development. Other restrictions apply for sub-awardees and collaborations.||We hold an annual internal competition to select the applicant(s) from Appalachian who may submit to the external agency. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.||01/11/2017 Confirmed||10/25/2016|
|Walmart Foundation||Walmart State Giving Program||12/05/2016 (All day)||One award per institution per fiscal year. The internal deadline is for expressing interest in applying to the program.||If you plan to submit an application, send a brief e-mail to email@example.com notifying us of your intent to apply, so we can check ORSP records and verify institutional eligibility. (Eligibility depends on past awards.) Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.||01/30/2017 Confirmed for January, 2017.||10/25/2016|
|National Science Foundation||Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)||TBD||One application per institution with institution as lead applicant.||Please send a brief email to email@example.com if interested in applying for this program.||02/15/2017 Confirmed||10/25/2016|
|Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA): State Library of North Carolina||EZ Grants||TBD||Internal competition deadline TBD. An eligible library or organization may submit up to three applications each year. A||Please send a brief email to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in applying for this program.||02/24/2017 Confirmed||10/25/2016|
|South Arts (formerly Southern Arts Federation)||South Arts Grants (multiple programs)||01/15/2017 - 12:00pm||Organizations are eligible for only one Traditional Arts grant through the fiscal year July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017. Organizations currently receiving funding (for the 2016-2017 fiscal year) through South Arts’ Regional Touring or Literary Arts Touring program are not eligible for this grant program.Presenters are limited to one Regional Touring grant application AND one Regional Touring: Block-Booked Tour grant application per South Arts fiscal year.Presenters are limited to one Literary Arts Touring grant application per South Arts fiscal year.Presenters are limited to one Planning Grant application and one Travel Grant application per South Arts fiscal year.Presenting organizations are limited to one Planning Grant AND one Travel Grant per South Arts fiscal year.||If you plan to submit a proposal, send a brief e-mail to email@example.com before the internal deadline notifying us of your intent to apply.||03/01/2017 Confirmed "Block-Booked Tour applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by 11:59 PM ET. Regional Touring applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by 11:59 PM ET." Traditional Arts: September 1, 2016; December 7, 2016; March 15, 2017 for projects taking place between October 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.05/01/2017 for Literary Arts.Presenter Assistance and Travel Grants 60 days prior to the activities||10/25/2016|
|North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC)||North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) Preservation Grants||TBD||Internal deadline TBD. Institutions may apply for only one grant per year. An institution that has received a NCPC Preservation Grant may apply for another grant to support the next phase of its preservation efforts after successfully completing its initial grant project.||Please send a brief email to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in applying for this program.||03/15/2017 Anticipated||10/25/2016|
|North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation||North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation: Ribbon of Hope Mini-Grants||03/07/2016 - 12:00pm||Some coordination required. An organization may only receive one Ribbon of Hope grant.||If you plan to submit an application, send a brief e-mail to email@example.com notifying us of your intent to apply.||04/01/2017 Anticipated April 1, 2017 and October 1, 2017||10/25/2016|
|National Endowment for the Humanities||Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions||TBD||Only one application for a Preservation Assistance Grant may be submitted annually by an institution, although distinct collecting entities of a larger organization may apply in the same year, such as the library and museum of a university or two historic sites within a historical society.||Please send a brief email to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in applying for this program.||05/02/2017 Confirmed||10/25/2016|
|Dreyfus Foundation||Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions||03/22/2017 - 12:00pm||Internal competition deadline TBD. One application per institution per year.Internal deadline anticipated.||If you plan to submit an application, send a brief e-mail to email@example.com before the internal deadline notifying us of your intent to apply.||05/18/2017 Anticipated||10/28/2016|
|Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)||ORAU Event Sponsorship program||08/12/2017 - 12:00pm||Internal deadline 8/12/2017 anticipated for complete submission on 9/1||We hold an annual internal competition for this program. Guidelines for the internal competition will be posted here before the deadline. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.||
Continuous09/01/2017 if the event will take place between October 1 and May 31 of the following year; March 1 if the event will take place between April 1 and September 30.
|National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)||Summer Stipends||08/01/2017 - 12:00pm||Internal deadline 8/1/2017 anticipated. Two nominations per institution.||We hold an annual internal competition to select the applicant(s) from Appalachian who may submit to the external agency.||09/29/2017 Anticipated||10/25/2016|
|Blue Ridge National Heritage Area||Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership Grants||08/22/2018 - 12:00pm||One application per organization per funding cycle.||We hold an annual internal competition for this program. Please contact email@example.com for more information. Grant cycles are every two years.||10/03/2018 Anticipated Grant cycles are offered every two years. We expect to announce the next grant cycle in 2018, with applications due in the fall of 2018, and awards made in early 2019.||10/25/2016|
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