UCSD Limited Submissions: Recurrent Opportunities

Listed below are limited submission funding opportunities offered on a recurrent basis, e.g. annually, biannually, biennially. This list is intended to assist UCSD investigators with advance planning.

Questions or comments about the limited-submission review process can be directed to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, or to Sharon Franks sfranks@ucsd.edu Director, Research Proposal Development Service or Emily Bass, edbass@ucsd.edu, Director, Research Proposal Development Service - Health Sciences


Recurrent Opportunities - Handled by Research Affairs

Campus deadlines vary from year to year. Please check the Current Opportunities for exact deadlines.

Program Name Sponsor Approx.
Campus Deadline
Limit on
Number of Submissions
Area/Discipline/Notes
Fellowships for Science and Engineering The David & Lucile Packard Foundation FEB 2 Early Career
The Moore Inventor Fellows The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation MARCH 2 Early Career; Fellows must be engaged in the pursuit of their invention at least 50 percent time for the three-year duration of their award
Career Development Award in the Biomedical Sciences The Ray Thomas Edwards Foundation MARCH 2 Early Career Faculty in Biomedical Sciences
Science & Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships National Science Foundation MAR (#) 3 Large-Scale, Long-term Award
Pathway to Stop Diabetes Awards American Diabetes Association, Inc. APRIL 1 Early Career Faculty in diabetes research
Innovation Corps - Regional Node (I-Corps Node) National Science Foundation bad MAY 1 (*) Innovation Ecosystem
Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) National Science Foundation MAY 3 (*) Improvements to Biological Collections
William T. Grant Scholars Program William T. Grant Foundation MAY 1 per UCSD School/Division Early Career Faculty; Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences
Supportive Care Research Grant St. Baldrick's Foundation MAY and NOVEMBER 1 Childhood Cancer Treatment
Research Grant St. Baldrick's Foundation MAY and NOVEMBER 2 Childhood Cancer Research
Scientific Innovations Award Brain Research Foundation MAY 1 Studies of brain function in health and disease
Material Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) National Science Foundation May - June, Varies per Cycle (#) 1 Science and Engineering
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences The Pew Charitable Trusts JUNE 1 Early Career Faculty in science relevant to human health
Biomedical Research Fellowships The Hartwell Foundation JUNE 1 Early Career Faculty in Biomedical Science
Science and Engineering Research Program W. M. Keck Foundation JUNE & NOV 1 Science and Engineering
Undergraduate Education Program W. M. Keck Foundation JUNE & NOV 1 Undergraduate Education
Medical Research Program W. M. Keck Foundation JUNE & NOV 1 Medical Research
Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC) National Science Foundation June - July, Varies per Cycle (#) 2 Physics
Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC) National Science Foundation JUL 1 (*) Biological Collections
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends National Endowment for the Humanities JUL 2 Advanced Research in the Humanities
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s New Directions Fellowships The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation JUL (#) 1 Traditional Humanities
Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (T42) National Institutes of Health JUL 1 Occupational Safety and Health
Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) National Science Foundation AUG (#) 1 International Collaboration
Simons Investigators Simons Foundation AUG/SEP 2 per discipline Theoretical research in Mathematics, Astrophysics, Physics, Computer Science
Simons Investigators in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems Simons Foundation AUG/SEP 1 Early Career Faculty; Math-based research in Life Sciences
Biomedical Research Award The Hartwell Foundation AUG 4 Early-stage, innovative, cutting-edge biomedical research that benefits children
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) National Science Foundation SEP 1 (Type 1) Undergraduate STEM Education
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT) National Science Foundation OCT 2 IGE; 2 Traineeship STEM Grad. Training
Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) National Science Foundation OCT 3 (*) Instrumentation
Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) National Science Foundation OCT (varies per cycle) 1 Scalable Nanomanufacturing
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. NOV/DEC 1 Young Faculty in the Chemical Sciences
Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) National Science Foundation DEC 1 Ethics Research - STEM fields
(*) SIO and GC/HS each allowed this number of proposals
(#) not offered every year

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