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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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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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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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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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Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program 12-586 04/17/2015 1
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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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Instrument Development for Biological Research 13-561 07/31/2015 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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Oceanographic Facilities and Equipment Support 13-589 11/17/2014 See next
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None Specified

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Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program 13-594 09/26/2014 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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Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 13-603 01/12/2015 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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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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Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program 14-513 08/25/2014 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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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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Innovation Corps Sites Program 14-547 06/09/2015 1
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EarthScope National Office 14-553 09/26/2014 1
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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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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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Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation 14-569 09/02/2014 See next
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None Specified

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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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Tribal Colleges and Universities Program 14-572 09/02/2014 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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ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers 14-573 09/22/2014 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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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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Management and Operation of the Gemini Observatory 14-594 11/28/2014 1
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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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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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