Certain funding organizations limit the number of proposals that UH Mānoa can submit for a particular extramural research opportunity.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research oversees the internal selection process to identify the strongest candidates for these limited submission opportunities.

The OVCR is responsible for coordinating the timely review of internal candidates and for notifying all applicants of the outcomes. Applicants will be asked to submit pre-proposal information to assist in the selection process.

The OVCR monitors the recurring funding opportunities that limit the number of applications per application cycle. The below list is provided as a service to PIs but is not comprehensive; if you are aware of an upcoming opportunity that limits the number of applicants but is not listed, please notify the OVCR by emailing ovcr@hawaii.edu.

Disclaimer on LSO approvals

The VCR or AVCR may approve certain LSO requests on a first-come-first serve basis where circumstances prevent an internal competition from being held, such as, but not limited to less than 20 working days to the agency submission deadline, or a LSO with very specific requirements on eligibility where they may be only one candidate. Proposals received by the OVCR for unannounced LSO’s after UHM has reached its maximum number of submissions will be rejected and cannot be submitted.

Limited Submission Opportunities

UH Internal Deadline Opportunity Name Sponsor Agency No.
December 18th, 2017 National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) (NSF 18-511) NSF NSF 18-511

Closed Opportunities

UH Internal Deadline Opportunity Name Sponsor Agency No.
November 13, 2017 National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (NSF 18-507) NSF NSF 18-507
November 3, 2017 EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) (NSF 18-502): Genomes to Phenomes NSF NSF 18-502
October 13, 2017 Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) Coordination Hub NSF NSF 17-591
October 9, 2017 2017 Simons Foundation – Investigators in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS) Simons Foundation
October 6, 2017 2018 NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI): Instrument Acquisition or Development NSF NSF 15-504
October 2, 2017 2018 Simons Foundation – Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Theoretical Computer Science (MPATCS) Simons Foundation
September 29, 2017 CISE (Computer and Information Science and Engineering) Research Infrastructure (CRI) NSF NSF 17-581
September 29, 2017 Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Pre-Alliance Planning Program NSF NSF 17-579
August 28, 2017 Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites NSF NSF 17-575
June 19, 2017 NSF-Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications NSF NSF-17-546
June 12, 2017 Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) NSF NSF-16-594
May 15, 2017 2017 Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) NSF NSF 15-577
April 14, 2017 NIH ESTEEMED NIH NIH PAR-17-221
January 3, 2017 MOORE Inventor Fellows RFP Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
January 3, 2017 Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) NSF NSF 17-522
December 5, 2016 EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) NSF NSF 17-509
November 22, 2016 EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) NSF NSF 17-503
October 24, 2016 2017 NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI): Instrument Acquisition or Development NSF NSF 15-504
October 3, 2016 Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence NIH PAR-16-415
September 29, 2016 2017 National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program NSF NSF 16-503
Sept 12, 2016 2016 Simons Foundation – Investigators in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS) Simons Foundation
July 25, 2016 Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) NSF NSF 16-571
May 9, 2016
(Cancelled)
Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) NSF NSF-15-577
March 15, 2016 Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) NSF NSF 16-544