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Limited Competitions Registry             Help

 The Limited Competitions Registry is a database of active RFPs for limited competitions, (RFPs 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 UMaines policy on Limited Competitions (PDF) for more details. 
Entries are listed alphabetically by Sponsor. If you cannot find a particular limited competition please contact Bobby MacLeod (robert.macleod@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
   8/1/2018                N/A                   10/1/2018         Davis Educational Foundation:    2018 Award Competition                  
Sponsor Website:    http://www.davisfoundations.org/site/educational.asp
LIMITED to 1 Proposal- click for details
Supports the undergraduate programs of public and private, regionally accredited, baccalaureate degree granting colleges and universities throughout the six New England states. UMaine currently has an active Davis Educational Foundation award. The next award cycle UMaine is eligible to apply for is 10/1/18. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please contact Shane Moeykens, Maine EPSCoR, (581-3399, shane.moeykens@maine.edu)

   6/11/2018                N/A                   8/10/2018         Davis Family Foundation:    2018 Grants                  
Sponsor Website:    http://www.davisfoundations.org/site/family.asp
LIMITED to 1 Proposal- click for details
Foundation provides support for three types of charitable organizations: Educational Organizations, Medical Organizations and Cultural and Arts Organizations.  Four submission deadlines per year: Feb 10, May 10, Aug 10 and Nov 10. UMaine has a current DEF award, the next submission deadline UMaine is eligible to apply for is 8/10/18. The Foundation discourages organizations that receive a grant from submitting subsequent requests within 24 months. In addition, declined applicants should not submit a request for the same project within 12 months.If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please contact Shane Moeykens, Maine EPSCoR, (581-3399, shane.moeykens@maine.edu)

   6/2/2017                N/A                   8/1/2017         Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation:    2017 Grant Application                  
Sponsor Website:    http://www.emallinckrodtfoundation.org/Application.html
LIMITED to 1 Proposal/ CLOSED click for status
The Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation is a private foundation that funds basic biomedical research in St Louis and throughout the United States. The mission of the Foundation is to support early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.  If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please contact Shane Moeykens at shane.moekens@maine.edu

   6/1/2017                N/A                   1/15/2018         Elmina B. Sewall Foundation:    2018 Healthy People Healthy Places                  
Sponsor Website:    http://www.sewallfoundation.org/index.php?page=application-process
LIMITED to 1 Proposal/ CLOSED click for status
The long-term goal of the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation is to improve the well-being and prosperity of all Maine people and the environment in which they live. Among the most pressing issues currently facing Maine and negatively impacting the well-being of both people and the environment are: limited economic opportunity, environmental degradation, and the existence of barriers that create inequities and separation among people.  If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please contact Shane Moeykens at shane.moekens@maine.edu

   7/28/2017                N/A                   9/27/2017         National Endowment for the Humanities:    Summer Stipends (for Projects Beginning May 2018)                  
Sponsor Website:    https://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. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Projects must not result solely in the collection of data. Instead they must also incorporate analysis and interpretation. 

   6/23/2017                N/A                   8/9/2017         National Science Foundation: NSF 16-594  ADVANCE - IT Preliminary, IT, or Adaptation                  
Sponsor Website:    https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16594/nsf16594.htm
LIMITED to 1 Proposal/ CLOSED click for status
Focus on diversity among women faculty. The ADVANCE program is centrally focused on funding projects to support systemic change for gender equity in STEM academic careers. Only IT Preliminary, IT, and Adaptation are limited. 

   8/10/2017                N/A                   10/10/2017         National Science Foundation: NSF 17-575   Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites                  
Sponsor Website:    https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17575/nsf17575.htm
LIMITED to 3 Proposals- click for details
NSF''s Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) have joined to support the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program. This program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics (STEM) in-service and pre-service teachers, full-time community college faculty, and university faculty and students to enhance the scientific disciplinary knowledge and capacity of the STEM teachers and/or community college faculty through participation in authentic summer research experiences with engineering and computer science faculty researchers. 

   11/10/2017                N/A                   1/10/2018         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).

   7/3/2017                N/A                   9/1/2017         PhRMA Foundation:    Informatics - Pre-Doctoral Fellowships                  
Sponsor Website:    http://www.phrmafoundation.org/2018-awards/pre-doctoral-fellowship-awards/informatics/
LIMITED to 2 Proposals- click for details
The goal of the Informatics program is to promote development and use of novel informatics in an integrative approach toward understanding normal processes of human biology and disease processes.  If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please contact Shane Moeykens at shane.moekens@maine.edu

   7/10/2017                N/A                   8/7/2017         U.S. Department of Agriculture: OAO-0011  Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program                  
Sponsor Website:    https://www.outreach.usda.gov/grants/
LIMITED to 1 Proposal- click for details
The OAO is committed to ensuring that socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers are able to equitably participate in USDA programs. Differences in demographics, culture, economics, and other factors preclude a single approach to identifying solutions that can benefit our underserved farmers and ranchers. 

 

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