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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
   1/15/2017                N/A                   2/15/2017         American Diabetes Association:    2017 - Pathway to Stop Diabetes                  
Sponsor Website:    http://www.diabetes.org/pathway/program/nominations.html
LIMITED to 1 Proposal- click for details
Pathway seeks exceptional nominees from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. The Association encourages nomination of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including minorities that are underrepresented in research. For the purposes of this program, underrepresented minorities are defined as individuals of African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander descent. Candidates will be identified through nominations from U.S.-accredited academic and nonprofit research institutions.  Please note, the deadline entered here (1/1/17) is based on an anticipated deadline. This entry will be updated once the ADA opens their call for nominations. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please contact Shane Moeykens at shane.moekens@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/ CLOSED click for status
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 deadlines per year (2/1,8/1) 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 Shane Moeykens at shane.moekens@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/ CLOSED click for status
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 Shane Moeykens at shane.moeykens@maine.edu

   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)

   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/ CLOSED click for status
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 Shane Moeykens at shane.moekens@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/ CLOSED click for status
 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 University of Maine Foundation if you are interested in applying for this opportunity.

   7/15/2016           9/14/2016              4/24/2017         National Science Foundation: NSF 16-571  Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)                  $8-12M/8-12 awards
Sponsor Website:    http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16571/nsf16571.htm
LIMITED to 1 Proposal/ CLOSED click for status
Program supports high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community. 

   10/20/2016           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 4 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

   10/24/2016                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/ CLOSED click for status
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).

   11/7/2016           1/10/2017              2/10/2017         National Science Foundation: NSF 17-503  EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)                  
Sponsor Website:    https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17503/nsf17503.htm
LIMITED to 1 Proposal/ CLOSED click for status
RII Track-2 FEC builds interjurisdictional collaborative teams of EPSCoR investigators in scientific focus areas consistent with NSF priorities. Projects are investigator-driven and must include researchers from at least two RII-eligible jurisdictions. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research and education activities should seek to broaden participation through the strategic inclusion and integration of different types of individuals, institutions, and sectors throughout the project. Proposals must describe a comprehensive and integrated vision to drive discovery and build sustainable STEM capacity that exemplifies diversity of all types (individual, institutional, geographic, and disciplinary). The development of diverse early-career faculty is a critical component of this sustainable STEM capacity. For FY 2017, RII Track-2 FEC proposals are invited on a single topic: Genomes to Phenomes. 

   11/18/2016                N/A                   2/28/2017         National Science Foundation: NSF 17-509  EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4)                  
Sponsor Website:    https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17509/nsf17509.htm
LIMITED to 3 Proposals/ CLOSED click for status
RII Track-4 provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers. 

   12/1/2016           12/9/2016              1/18/2017         National Science Foundation: NSF 17-501  IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED)                  
Sponsor Website:    https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17501/nsf17501.htm
LIMITED to 2 Proposals/ CLOSED click for status
In FY 2017, NSF is continuing a program aligned with the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) framework: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments. This funding opportunity enables engineering and computer science departments to lead the nation by successfully achieving significant sustainable changes necessary to overcome longstanding issues in their undergraduate programs and educate inclusive communities of engineering and computer science students prepared to solve 21st-­century challenges. 

   12/7/2016                N/A                   1/13/2017         National Science Foundation:  NSF 16-604  Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)                   $5M for 5-8 awards
Sponsor Website:    https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16604/nsf16604.htm
LIMITED to 1 Proposal/ CLOSED click for status
The SNM-IS solicitation seeks proposals that investigate novel scalable nanomanufacturing and integration methods for nano-enabled integrated systems with a clear commercial relevance. Proposals should consider addressing key aspects of the nanomanufacturing value chain comprised of nano-scale building-blocks, complex nanomaterials and nanostructures, functional components and devices, integrated sub-systems and systems. 

   12/12/2016                N/A                   2/10/2017         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 Shane Moeykens, Maine EPSCoR, (581-3399, shane.moeykens@maine.edu)

 

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