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Limited Competitions Registry             Help

 The Limited Competitions Registry is a database of active RFP’s for limited competitions, (RFP’s for which the University may submit only a certain number of proposals). Investigators who wish to be considered for a limited competition must sign up through the Registry (PARS login and password required). Please consult UMaine’s policy on Limited Competitions (PDF) for more details. 
Entries are listed alphabetically by Sponsor. If you cannot find a particular limited competition please contact Amanda Ashe (Amanda.Ashe@umit.maine.edu).
The Funding Opportunities Calendar has been retired in favor of PIVOT (formerly Community of Science), a comprehensive funding resource available to the UMaine community courtesy of Fogler Library.
                            Deadlines
     UMaine      Notice of Intent    Full Proposal                Sponsor and Funding Level
   3/25/2016           4/15/2016              6/10/2016         Aetna Foundation Inc.:    Cultivating Healthy Communities 2016 Grants Program                  $2M total/awards will range between $50K - $100K over two years
Sponsor Website:    https://www.aetna-foundation.org/content/dam/aetna/pdfs/aetna-foundation/af-cultivating-healthy-communities-rfp.pdf
LIMITED to 1 Proposal/ CLOSED click for status
Seeks to support communities’ efforts to become healthier places to live, work, learn, play and pray. The Cultivating Healthy Communities program will support projects that benefit underserved, low-income, and minority communities. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please contact Wendy Eckert at wendy.eckert@umit.maine.edu

   12/2/2016                N/A                   2/1/2017         American Honda Foundation:    American Honda Foundation                  $20K-$75K
Sponsor Website:    http://csr.honda.com/community/honda-foundations/honda-foundations-american-honda-foundation/
LIMITED to 1 Proposal- click for details
The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. There are 4 deadlines per year (2/1,5/1, 8/1 and 11/1, but the University may only submit 1 application per year. 10/16/14: The American Honda Foundation will not be accepting applications 11/4/14 through 2/1/15. We will resume accepting applications for the 5/1/15 deadline submission date starting 2/2/15. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please contact Wendy Eckert at wendy.eckert@umit.maine.edu

   11/1/2016                N/A                   1/1/2017         Bangor Savings Bank:    January 2017 Funding Cycle                  
Sponsor Website:    https://www.bangor.com/Community-Support/Foundation-Grant-Making/Grant-Guidelines-Eligibility.aspx
LIMITED to 1 Proposal- click for details
The Foundation focuses its strategic philanthropy efforts on improving Maine''''''''''''''''s regional and statewide economy. This includes supporting the economic development, workforce development, and demographic and entrepreneurial health of the regions we serve. The foundation has 4 cycles per year (4/1, 7/1, 10/1 and 1/1), however the University may apply only once per calendar year. An application has already been submitted for 2016, so the next date UMaine is eligible to apply is January 2017 If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please contact Wendy Eckert at wendy.eckert@umit.maine.edu

   8/11/2016                N/A                   10/10/2016         Davis Conservation Foundation:    2016 Grants                  
Sponsor Website:    http://www.davisfoundations.org/site/conservation.asp
LIMITED to 1 Proposal- click for details
The Foundation supports organizations whose areas of interest include projects and activities related to wildlife, wildlife habitat, environmental protection or outdoor recreation. Projects that strengthen volunteer activity and outreach/community involvement in the above categories are of particular interest. Annual Submission deadlines are April 10 and October 10 each year, however in order to support as many worthwhile organizations as possible, the Foundation discourages organizations that have received a grant from submitting requests in consecutive years.If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please contact Wendy Eckert at wendy.eckert@umit.maine.edu

   11/16/2016                N/A                   1/13/2017         Elmina B. Sewall Foundation:    2017 Healthy People Healthy Places                  
Sponsor Website:    http://www.sewallfoundation.org/index.php?page=application-process
LIMITED to 1 Proposal- click for details
The Healthy People Healthy Places program focuses on five broad interrelated strategies (below) that are intended to to enhance individual, community and environmental health, resiliency and vibrancy. 1. Support the Well-being of People – supporting all people to lead healthy and whole lives 2.Support Healthy Land and Water – protects or enhances land and water quality and productivity 3. Develop Thriving Local Economies – promotes long-term development while building local opportunity 4.Invest in Community Engagement and Social Equity – builds community, strengthens relationships, and enhances civic participation 5.Build Resilient Communities – builds the capacity of all communities to adapt and thrive   If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please contact Wendy Eckert at wendy.eckert@umit.maine.edu

   11/25/2016                N/A                   1/25/2017         Jane's Trust:    January 2017 Grant Cycle                  
Sponsor Website:    http://hembar.com/janestrust
LIMITED to 1 Proposal- click for details
 Concept papers are accepted in 2 cycles per year: January 25 for consideration in March July 15 for consideration in September. Full proposal by invitation only. An organization may submit only one application at a time. If denied, at either the concept paper or full proposal stage, an organization must wait one year (12 months) to reapply. If a grant is received, an organization should wait at least one year after the date of the last payment before submitting another application. Concept paper applications from prior grantees will not be considered until a final report on the prior grant has been received.

   12/16/2016                N/A                   2/15/2017         Maine Community Foundation:    Community Building Grant Program                  up to $10K
Sponsor Website:    http://www.mainecf.org/Grants/CommunityBuildingCountyFundGrantPrograms.aspx
LIMITED to 1 Proposal- click for details
Supports organizations and programs that recognize and build on a community’s strengths and assets The Community Building Grant Program will accept more than one application from a single large organization (those with annual operating budgets equal to or greater than $2 million), if the applications are from distinct programs within the organization and if the proposed programs serve different counties. Please contact the Development Office if you are interested in applying for this opportunity.

   7/30/2016                N/A                   9/29/2016         National Endowment for the Humanities:    Summer Stipends (For Projects beginning May 2017)                  $6,000/award
Sponsor Website:    hhttp://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends
LIMITED to 2 Proposals- click for details
Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Scholars must be nominated by their institutions. Updated Guidelines will be available 2 months prior to the listed deadline.

   8/11/2016                N/A                   1/11/2017         National Science Foundation: NSF 15-504  Major Research Instrumentation Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development                  $75M/160 awards
Sponsor Website:    http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15504/nsf15504.htm
LIMITED to 3 Proposals- click for details
MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of shared research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs.  Please note, this information is based on an anticipated deadline and is subject to change if NSF issues a new RFP. If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition).

   10/10/2016           12/9/2016              2/7/2017         National Science Foundation: NSF 16-503  NSF Research Traineeship (NRT)                   $51.68M /28-35 awards for FY15 & 16
Sponsor Website:    http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16503/nsf16503.htm
LIMITED to 2 Proposals- click for details
The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training.  Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2 for the Traineeship Track, 2 for the Innovations in Graduate Education Track

   7/1/2016           9/1/2016              11/1/2016         Quimby Family Foundation:    Concept Papers for 2016 Grant Cycle                  $5K-50K
Sponsor Website:    http://quimbyfamilyfoundation.org/apply/
LIMITED to 1 Proposal- click for details
Each year, the Quimby Family Foundation grants awards to qualifying 501-c3 Non-Profit organizations based in Maine whose mission and values are aligned with The Quimby Family Foundation. The mission of the Quimby Family Foundation is to encourage vibrant sustainable Maine communities by promoting health and wellbeing, advancing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting and restoring our environment, and supporting local access to the arts for all Maine people.  Please note: The Foundation accepts concept letters in three cycles, but the university is only able to submit one concept paper per calendar year. Concept Letter Due Dates: Arts Organizations - Jan 1st Environmental Organizations - May 1st Healthy Living Organizations - Sept 1st Full proposal upon invitation only! If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please contact Wendy Eckert at wendy.eckert@umit.maine.edu

   4/29/2016                N/A                   6/30/2016         The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation:    STK Foundation 2016 Grant Applications                  $500-$50K
Sponsor Website:    http://www.stkfoundation.org/Guidelines.aspx
LIMITED to 1 Proposal- click for details
The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation was created in 1986 to provide support for Maine communities. A family foundation, we are interested in projects that address the underlying causes of social and environmental problems, as well as those that address the consequences. We have a strong interest in literacy, community services and the arts. As community builders, we are particularly interested in organizations and projects that will affect or serve the most members of a community. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please contact Wendy Eckert at wendy.eckert@umit.maine.edu, prior to registering.

   5/6/2016                N/A                   7/6/2016         William T. Grant Foundation:    William T. Grant Scholars Program                  4-6 awards, up to $350K each over 5 yrs.
Sponsor Website:    http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/william-t-grant-scholars-program
LIMITED to 1 Proposal- click for details
supports the professional development of early-career researchers in the social,behavioral, and health sciences. The goal is to help Scholars tackle important questions that will advance theory, policy,and practice for youth and to do so with an expanded array of expertise that includes different methods, disciplinary perspectives, and content knowledge. Applicants must be nominated by their institutions. Major divisions (e.g.,College of Arts and Sciences, Medical School) of an institution may nominate only one applicant each year.

 

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