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
WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program
Johnson & Johnson
Career Development Awards Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 09/21/2020
NEH Summer Stipends (Internal Closed)
NEH - National Endowment for the Humanities
Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 09/23/2020
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program FY21
NSF - National Science Foundation
Limited Submission Training Grants
  • Due Date: 10/02/2020
Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES 20) (Internal Closed)
NSF - National Science Foundation
Consortium Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 10/05/2020
NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Internal Still Open)
NIH - National Institutes of Health
Center Grants Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 10/06/2020
Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) (Internal Still Open)
NSF - National Science Foundation
Collaborative Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 10/09/2020
Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) FY21
NSF - National Science Foundation
Instrumentation/Equipment Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 10/17/2020
Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (42) (Internal Still Open)
NIH - National Institutes of Health
Center Grants Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 10/22/2020
Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science (Internal Still Open)
Simons Foundation
Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 10/28/2020
Science & Engineering and Medical Research Programs: Phase I
W.M. Keck Foundation
Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 11/03/2020
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program (Internal Still Open)
NSF - National Science Foundation
Limited Submission Training Grants
  • Due Date: 11/04/2020
Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) (Revised CCE STEM) FY21
NSF - National Science Foundation
Conferences Limited Submission Planning Grant
  • Due Date: 11/14/2020
National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes: Accelerating Research, Transforming Society, and Growing the American Workforce (Internal Closed)
NSF - National Science Foundation
Center Grants Limited Submission
  • Due Date: 12/04/2020
Partnerships for Innovation (Spring 21)
NSF - National Science Foundation
Limited Submission Technology Development
  • Due Date: 01/13/2021