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Solicitations that Limit the Number of Proposals an Organization Can Submit

These solicitations have limits on the number of proposals that may be submitted by one organization. To see the full solicitation, please click on the appropriate solicitation number below.

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Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Research Alliance 14-612 01/12/2015 See next
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There is no limit on how many proposals a university may submit, but a particular NSF-funded research consortium may submit only one to this solicitation.

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Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity 14-610 12/03/2014 2

Academic institutions are limited to participation on two (2) proposals as a lead institution preferably involving distinct application areas. A lead academic institution that has submitted a proposal has the option to participate as a subawardee on any other proposal submitted under this solicitation. Lead academic institutions that have submitted a proposal may also provide consultants to other proposals submitted under this solicitation.

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Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I Solicitation 14-608 12/05/2014 2

An organization may submit no more than two Phase I proposals in total during this cycle, which is defined as this STTR Phase I solicitation and the concurrent SBIR Phase I solicitation. For example, an organization may submit one (1) SBIR Phase I and one (1) STTR Phase I proposal, two (2) SBIR Phase I proposals, or two(2) STTR Phase I proposals during this cycle.

These eligibility constraints will be strictly enforced. In the event that an organization exceeds this limit, the first two proposals received will be accepted, and the remainder will be returned without review). No exceptions will be made.

The submission of the same project idea to both this STTR Phase I solicitation and the concurrent SBIR Phase I solicitation is strongly discouraged.

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Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 14-607 12/08/2014 See next
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Only individuals may apply. There is no limit on the number of fellowships that an organization may host.

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Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials 14-606 01/07/2015 1
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Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (2015 - 2019) 14-605 11/06/2014 2

An academic institution may submit up to two proposals as the lead institution, but may not submit more than one proposal as the lead institution in any one of the following four proposal categories:

  1. Network Coordination Office (NCO),
  2. Cyberinfrastructure (CI),
  3. Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (SimCenter), and
  4. Experimental Facility (EF), which includes the Post-Disaster, Rapid Response Research (RAPID) Facility.

A full proposal involving more than one organization must be submitted as a single administrative package from the lead institution; collaborative full proposals with multiple administrative packages will not be accepted and will be returned without review. If the Principal Investigator of a full proposal leaves or transfers to another institution during the review process or after an award is made, the proposal/award remains with the lead institution. Additionally, the lead institution cannot be changed after submission of the full proposal.  National laboratories and private sector companies, as well as non-U.S. institutions, may participate in NHERI award activities using their own resources and cannot receive NSF support from an award made under this solicitation; however, this shall not be interpreted to prohibit purchases, services, or sales contracts/agreements with these entities.  A proposal for an EF, including the RAPID Facility, must be a single academic institution proposal with all proposed facility resources owned, operated, and maintained by the academic institution and located within the United States to facilitate access by NSF-supported users.

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Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Solicitation 14-603 12/02/2014 2

An organization may submit no more than two Phase I proposals in total during this cycle, which is defined as this SBIR Phase I solicitation and the concurrent STTR Phase I solicitation. For example, an organization may submit one (1) SBIR Phase I and one (1) STTR Phase I proposal, two (2) SBIR Phase I proposals, or two(2) STTR Phase I proposals during this cycle.

These eligibility constraints will be strictly enforced. In the event that an organization exceeds this limit, the first two proposals received will be accepted, and the remainder will be returned without review. No exceptions will be made.

The submission of the same project idea to both this SBIR Phase I solicitation and the concurrent STTR Phase I solicitation is strongly discouraged.

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IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments 14-602 10/28/2014 2

An organization is allowed up to two submissions per competition.

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Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships 14-600 12/11/2014 3

A single organization may submit a maximum of three preliminary proposals as the lead institution.  Full proposals are to be submitted only when invited by NSF.  There is no limit on the number of proposals in which an organization participates as a partner institution.  The STC program will not support more than one Center from any one lead institution in this competition.

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Management and Operation of the Gemini Observatory 14-594 11/28/2014 1
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Partnerships for International Research and Education 14-587 10/21/2014 1

A single organization may submit one preliminary proposal as the lead institution. Full proposals will be accepted by invitation only. There is no limit on the number of proposals in which an institution can participate as a partner.

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ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers 14-573 10/03/2014 1

One proposal per eligible organization for Institutional Transformation and Institutional Transformation Catalyst Awards.

No limit for PLAN IHE and PLAN D proposals.

See additional eligibility information.

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Tribal Colleges and Universities Program 14-572 12/09/2014 See next
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Eligible institutions may receive consecutive, but not concurrent, Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions awards.   Eligible institutions may participate in only one PArtnerships for Geoscience Education award, but its participation is not prevented by the institution's having other TCUP awards. There is no limit on the number of Targeted STEM Infusion Projects, Small Grants for Research, or Broadening Participation Research projects per TCUP-eligible institution. Institutions may receive only one Preparing for TCUP Implementation award.
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Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 14-570 12/08/2014 1

No more than one proposal may be submitted by any one institution. 

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Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation 14-569 10/02/2014 See next
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None Specified

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Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE) 14-565 10/06/2014 See next
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Only one preliminary CREST Center proposal may be submitted per eligible institution. Full CREST Center proposals are to be submitted only when invited by NSF.  An institution may have only one active CREST Center award, irrespective of focus area. Centers that have completed two prior, consecutive 5-year CREST Center awards may recompete in disciplinary areas that are significantly different from those of the previous award(s).

Only one HBCU-RISE proposal may be submitted per eligible institution. An institution may have only one active HBCU-RISE award.

An eligible institution can submit no more than two Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education proposals per year.   

 

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Collections in Support of Biological Research 14-564 07/13/2015 3

In a single round of the CSBR competition, only one proposal may be submitted from any individual collection within an organization. One organization may not submit more than three proposals to any one CSBR competition.

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Innovation Corps Sites Program 14-547 06/09/2015 1
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Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM 14-546 02/17/2015 1

An eligible organization, as defined above, may submit only one proposal as the lead organization. Organizations submitting more than one proposal as the lead organization will be notified and given one week from notification to select one proposal for consideration. If one is not selected in that time period, all of those proposals will be returned without review. There is no limit on the number of proposals under which an organization may be included as a non-lead collaborator or sub-awardee.

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program 14-513 10/27/2014 See next
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HBCU-UP Proposals:

  • An eligible institution can only submit one Implementation Project or ACE Implementation Project proposal and can only have one active Implementation Project or ACE Implementation Project award.
  • An eligible institution can submit no more than two Broadening Participation Research proposals per year.
  • An eligible institution can submit no more than two Targeted Infusion Project proposals per year and can only have one active Targeted Infusion Project for any given department.
  • An eligible institution can submit no more than two Research Initiation Award proposals per year.

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Faculty Development in the Space Sciences 14-506 08/31/2015 1      Institutions may submit only one proposal in response to this solicitation.
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Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program 13-594 01/05/2015 See next
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Any institution may submit multiple-university center proposals provided that the proposed research topics involve different disciplines and support different industries.

Grantee institutions that have an active, single-university I/UCRC award are not eligible to apply for another single-university center award; however, they may apply for a multi-university center award.

A center site may apply for a Phase II (years 6 through 10) grant if it meets the Phase II minimum requirements specified in the solicitation as well as having satisfactorily completed the Phase I (years 1 through 5) grant.

A center site may apply for a Phase III (years 11 through 15)  grant if it meets the minimum Phase III requirements specified in the solicitation as well as having satisfactorily completed the Phase II (years 6 through 10) grant. 

Graduated centers that have successfully completed a Phase II award within the last 10 years may apply for a Phase III award.

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Oceanographic Facilities and Equipment Support 13-589 11/17/2014 See next
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None Specified

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Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections 13-569 10/17/2014 1

Only one Thematic Collections Networks (TCN) proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization. Organizations may be involved in more than one collaborative effort as a non-lead proposal.

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Instrument Development for Biological Research 13-561 07/31/2015 See next
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NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships 13-548 07/20/2015 See next
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Only individuals may submit proposals. There is no limit on the number of fellows that an institution may host.

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EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 13-509 01/28/2015 1

Eligible jurisdictions can participate in only one consortium, and can submit only one collaborative proposal.

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Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program 12-586 04/17/2015 1
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Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) 12-564 10/03/2014 See next
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Alliances (including B2B) and BD: 1 

Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education:  No limit.

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Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories 12-505 12/12/2014 See next
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Only one proposal may be submitted on behalf of any single facility per round of the FSML competition. This limitation does not prevent a single institution from submitting more than one proposal, as long as each proposal is submitted on behalf of a different eligible facility.
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Fundamental Research Program for Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers 11-570 02/04/2015 See next
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One proposal per center. All sites must submit a collaborative proposal that is part of the same integrated research experimental plan of the center. The total budget for all site submissions from a center cannot exceed the maximum award.

 

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