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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
   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

   2/9/2016                N/A                   4/10/2016         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

   1/13/2016                N/A                   3/14/2016         Davis Educational Foundation:    2016 Award Competition                  
Sponsor Website:    http://www.davisfoundations.org/site/educational.asp
LIMITED to 1 Proposal/ CLOSED click for status
Supports the undergraduate programs of public and private, regionally accredited, baccalaureate degree granting colleges and universities throughout the six New England states. The next award cycle UMaine is eligible to apply for is 3/14/16. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please contact Wendy Eckert at wendy.eckert@umit.maine.edu

   3/10/2016                N/A                   5/10/2016         Davis Family Foundation:    2016 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. The next submission deadline UMaine is eligible to apply for is 5/10/16. 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 Wendy Eckert at wendy.eckert@umit.maine.edu

   12/17/2015                N/A                   2/15/2016         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.

   11/6/2015           12/9/2015              2/9/2016         National Science Foundation: NSF 16-503  NSF Research Traineeship (NRT)                   $51.68M /28-35 awards
Sponsor Website:    http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16503/nsf16503.htm
LIMITED to 2 Proposals/ CLOSED click for status
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 PLEASE NOTE: Those interested in applying for this limited competition must register their intent by by NOON on 11/6/15.

   12/18/2015                N/A                   2/16/2016         National Science Foundation: NSF 16-513  Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)                   $5M for 5-8 awards
Sponsor Website:    http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16513/nsf16513.htm
LIMITED to 1 Proposal- click for details
Funds for collaborative research education in the area of Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM). The emphasis of the Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) solicitation is on research on new manufacturing processes and methods to overcome the key scientific and engineering barriers that prevent the production of useful nanomaterials and nanostructures and their integration into nanodevices and nanosystems at an industrially relevant scale, reliably, and at low cost and within sustainability and environmental, health and safety (EHS) guidelines. 

   1/1/2016                N/A                   2/16/2016         National Science Foundation: NSF 15-528  Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)                   $3.15M/6-8 awards
Sponsor Website:    http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15528/nsf15528.htm
LIMITED to 1 Proposal- click for details
Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice, and which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?''''''''''''''''  

   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).

   3/1/2016           5/1/2016              7/1/2016         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

   12/11/2015                N/A                   2/10/2016         The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.:    Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program                  
Sponsor Website:    http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/camille_dreyfus_teacher_award.shtml
LIMITED to 1 Proposal- click for details
Supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.  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.

   1/27/2016                N/A                   3/18/2016         U.S. Department of Agriculture:    AFRI - Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative - Professional Development Opportunities for Secondary School Teachers                  
Sponsor Website:    http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-food-agriculture-natural-resources-and
LIMITED to 3 Proposals- click for details
  Limit of one award per host institution. Any single institution can submit a maximum of three proposals

   1/27/2016                N/A                   3/24/2016         U.S. Department of Agriculture:    AFRI - Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative - Research and Extension Experiential Learning for Undergraduate (REEU) Fellowships                  
Sponsor Website:    http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-food-agriculture-natural-resources-and
LIMITED to 3 Proposals- click for details
 Limit of one award per hose institution, any single institution can submit a maximum of 3 proposals.

 

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