Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Limited Opportunities


In Limited Submission opportunities, the sponsor restricts the number of applications or proposals an institution can submit. WSU initiates an internal screening process to determine which application(s) will be approved for submission to the sponsor. You must fill out and email an application or template to apply for a limited submission opportunity.


To receive an email notification of the limited submission programs, please sign up for our Limited Submission ListServ.


Complete the Limited Submission application using the appropriate template.


Email completed applications to If you have missed the internal deadline, please contact In the even that no other pre-proposals were received, you may be approved to proceed with a proposal to the agency.


Below is a list of recently released limited submission opportunities. You can find all of the limited submission opportunities on the Pivot website.


Title Keck – Undergraduate Education Program
Deadline 04 Jan 2019 – Internal Deadline
15 Feb 2019 – Proposal, 4:30pm (PT)
Amount $200,000 USD
Amount Upper: $1,000,000 USD
Amount Note: Undergraduate Education grants range from $200,000 to $1 million, but are typically under $500,000.The number of grants made varies each year.


Title NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)
Deadline 08 Jan 2019 – Internal Deadline
30 Mar 2019 – Proposal
Amount Amount Upper: $5,000,000 USD
Amount Note: Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 60 to 80
Anticipated Funding Amount: $70,000,000 to $95,000,000The program supports three types of projects. Awards for Institutional Capacity Building projects should not exceed $650,000. Awards for Design and Development Type 1 Single Institution projects should not exceed $1.0 million. Awards for Design and Development Type 2 Multi-Institutional Consortia projects should not exceed $5.0 million.


Title Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers
Deadline 21 Feb 2019 – Internal Deadline
24 Jun 2019 – Preliminary Proposal
26 Nov 2019 – Full Proposal (by invitation only)
Amount $2,200,000 USD
Amount Note: Individual MRSEC awards are expected to range in size from approximately $2.2 million/year to a maximum of $4 million/year, depending on the number of IRGs. Awards will be made for an initial duration of up to six years, but the level of funding is contingent on successful progress and upon the outcome of external review. The number of awards will depend on the availability of funds and the quality of proposals received. Any funding provided to existing centers after the initial duration will be based on the submission of a re-competing proposal as described below.An estimate of $23M will be available for the FY 2017 competition for funding approximately 6 to 8 MRSEC awards.