Limited submission proposals

Our office coordinates the University’s entries for limited submission proposals. Announcements for these limited submissions are usually made through the official Research & Innovation email communication channel. Subscribe to our mailing list, Researchnotes to receive our notifications.

Your completed pre-proposal should be submitted as a single Word document to the Associate Vice President for Research, Ahmad Itani, at avpr@unr.edu.

If a researcher identifies a limited submission that has not been announced through Researchnotes, contact the Associate Vice President for Research to obtain permission to submit. Depending on the agency timeline, permission might be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis; alternatively, an announcement through Researchnotes might be made.

All pre-proposal submissions are reviewed externally or, if the turn-around time is limited, internally by an interdisciplinary committee of faculty members from several colleges and departments (as appropriate for the call). In certain instances, a combination of external and internal panels will be used.

The pre-proposals should therefore abide by the regular rules of grantsmanship. These require addressing the criteria outlined in the agency’s call for proposals and presenting the research/scholarly project in the most efficient, succinct way, and understandable to a diverse panel of reviewers knowledgeable in the general area.

Rubrics are used for evaluating the pre-proposals. The criteria will lean closely on the parameters outlined in the agency’s call.

The ranking of the pre-proposals is provided to the Vice President for Research and Innovation, who makes the final decision.

Current limited submissions

USDA-NIFA Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)

This funding opportunity supports research, education/training, and extension projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in STEM. Proposals should address educational needs within the areas of food and agricultural sciences. A single submission from the University is allowed.

Due to AVPR Nov. 17.

Please submit a standard pre-proposal.


USDA-NIFA Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program (SPECA)

This funding opportunity supports programs that enhance the quality of k-14 instruction; increase the number and diversity of students who will pursue degrees in food and agriculture sciences; promote and strengthen secondary education in agriscience and agribusiness; and promote complementary synergistic linkages among secondary, 2-year postsecondary, and higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences. A single submission from the University is allowed.

Due to AVPR Nov. 17.

Please submit a standard pre-proposal.


EPSCoR RII Track-2 FEC (Focused EPSCoR Collaborations)

The goal of Track-2 FEC is to build teams of collaborators across EPSCoR jurisdictions to address the topic “Advancing research towards Industries of the Future to ensure economic growth for EPSCoR jurisdictions.” Projects must include researchers from at least two

Due toAVPR Nov. 18.

Please submit a standard pre-proposal.


DoE EPSCoR Implementation Grants (DOE-FOA-0002431)

“The DoE EPSCoR grants are intended to improve research capability through the support of a group of scientists and engineers, including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, working on a common scientific theme in one or more EPSCoR jurisdictions. These awards are not appropriate mechanisms to provide support for individual faculty science and technology research projects.”

Due to AVPR Nov. 20.

DoE EPSCoR Implementation Grant Pre-proposal

  • Cover sheet with the following information
    • Proposal title
    • Amount requested
    • Project period
    • Agency solicitation
    • Principle investigator
    • Co-investigators
    • Relevant DOE Program Offices
    • Topical research area(s) of interest
    • Relevant DoE Program Office Scientific/Technical Contact
  • Four-page description of the objectives and technical approach of the proposed research.
  • Standard biosketch for PI and co-PIs in the format stipulated in the FOA
  • One-page summary of budget for total project period

EPSCoR RII Track-4 (Research Fellows)

RII Track-4 supports time spent at a premier research facility within the U.S., with the goal of catalyzing and strengthening the research programs of talented non-tenured faculty. PIs must hold a non-tenured faculty appointment at the time of proposal submission. Three submissions are allowed from the University.

Due to AVPR Nov. 30.

Please submit a standard pre-proposal.


NIH Training Grants

The NIH offers a number of grants that fund institutional training programs in specific areas. Please sign into Pivot to see a curated list of currently available T32 and T34 funding opportunities. The University may have a single application under review at a time.

Notification due to AVPR Nov. 30.

If you are interested in applying to any of these T32 or T34 funding opportunities, please email avpr@unr.edu by Nov. 30 of your intent to apply.

 

Standard pre-proposal format

  • Cover sheet with the following information:
    • Proposal title
    • Amount requested
    • Project period – from date to date
    • Agency solicitation
    • Principal investigator
    • Co-investigators (up to four)
  • Three-page project description addressing the proposal specific review criteria (references extra)
  • Standard biosketch for PI and co-PIs in the format stipulated in the FOA
  • One-page summary of budget for the total project period