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Solicitations that Limit the Number of Proposals an Organization Can Submit

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EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows 21-557 04/26/2021 See next
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For RII Track-4:NSF:  3

Only three proposals may be submitted in response to this solicitation by any single organization in a RII-eligible jurisdiction. If more than three proposals are received from any single institution for the competition, all proposals from that institution are subject to return without review. 

For RII Track-4:FAST:  6

Only six proposals may be submitted in response to this solicitation by any single organization in a RII-eligible jurisdiction.  If more than six proposals are received from any single institution for the competition, all proposals from that institution are subject to return without review.

Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support - Coordination Office 21-556 06/16/2021 1

An organization may submit only one proposal but may be a subawardee on other proposals responding to this solicitation.

These eligibility constraints will be strictly enforced in order to treat everyone fairly and consistently. In the event that an organization exceeds this limit, the proposal received within the limit will be accepted based on the earliest date and time of proposal submission (i.e., the first proposal received will be accepted and the remainder will be returned without review). No exceptions will be made.

Collaborative projects may only be submitted as a single proposal in which a single award is being requested (PAPPG Chapter II.D.3.a). The involvement of partner organizations should be supported through subawards administered by the submitting organization.

Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support 21-555 06/16/2021 1

An organization may submit only one proposal as a lead. An organization may also be a subawardee on proposals to tracks other than the track to which it has submitted a proposal as the lead organization.

Collaborative projects may only be submitted as a single proposal in which a single award is being requested (PAPPG Chapter II.D.3.a). The involvement of partner organizations should be supported through subawards administered by the submitting organization.

These eligibility constraints will be strictly enforced in order to treat everyone fairly and consistently. In the event that an organization exceeds this limit, the proposals received within the limit will be accepted based on the earliest date and time of proposal submission. No exceptions will be made.

Enabling Quantum Leap: Quantum Interconnect Challenges for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems 21-553 04/12/2021 1

 Only one preliminary proposal may be submitted per lead institution

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics 21-550 04/07/2021 See next
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An institution may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of an Interinstitutional Consortia project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an S-STEM eligible discipline. The reasoning behind this restriction is that any eligible student must have a clear single S-STEM program where the student can apply for a scholarship. See Additional Eligibility Information below for more details (see IV. Eligibility Information). Institutions with a current S-STEM award should wait at least until the end of the third year of execution of their current award before submitting a new S-STEM proposal focused on students pursuing the same discipline(s).

Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-2 21-537 02/03/2021 See next
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There is no limit on the number of preliminary proposals an organization may submit as the lead organization. Full proposals are to be submitted only if/when invited by NSF. There is no limit to participation as a partner organization or subawardee.

Although more than one organization may participate in a proposal, a single organization must accept overall management responsibility for the project. The proposal must be submitted by one organization, with funding provided to any other organization through subawards. The use of the separately submitted collaborative proposal method is not permitted.

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program 21-536 02/25/2021 2

 

An eligible organization may participate in only two (2) proposals per NRT competition as lead or collaborative non-lead. All Track 1 and/or Track 2 NRT proposals will be counted toward this total limit of two proposals per organization.

 

Participation includes serving as a lead organization or non-lead organization on any proposal. Organizations participating only as evaluators on projects are excluded from this limitation. Proposals that exceed the organizational eligibility limit will be returned without review regardless of whether the organization on such a proposal serves as lead or non-lead collaborative organization. Only US IHEs are eligible to submit as a lead or non-lead organization. Potential PIs are advised to contact their institutional office of research regarding processes used to select proposals for submission.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering Minority-Serving Institutions Research Expansion Program 21-533 04/15/2021 See next
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Institutions that have received an NSF award in the CISE programs listed in this solicitation are ineligible (See Section II. Program Description.)

Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials 21-510 02/05/2021 See next
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1 per lead institution

Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 21-505 04/23/2021 See next
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For this Mid-scale RI-1 competition, there are no limits to the number of preliminary proposals submitted as the lead organization. Full proposals are to be submitted only if/when invited by NSF. There is no limit to participation as a partner organization or subawardee.

Although more than one organization may participate in a proposal, a single organization must accept overall management responsibility for the project. The proposal must be submitted by one organization, with funding provided to any other organization through subawards. The use of the separately submitted collaborative proposal method is not permitted.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions 20-599 02/10/2021 See next
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  • Planning or Pilot Projects (PPP) track: An eligible institution cannot have more than two active PPP awards. A new PPP proposal can be submitted by an institution with two active PPP awards if at least one of the awards has had its final report submitted before the submission deadline for HSI proposals. Institutions with an active HSI Track 1: Building Capacity award under the previous solicitations 18-524 and 19-540 are not eligible to submit PPP proposals or receive a PPP award until the prior HSI award’s final report is submitted.
  • Implementation and Evaluation Projects (IEP) track: An eligible institution cannot have more than two active IEP awards. A new IEP proposal can be submitted by an institution with two active IEP awards if at least one of the awards has had its final report submitted prior to the HSI proposal submission deadline. A collaborative award counts as an HSI IEP award for all institutions. For institutions with a current Track 1: Building Capacity award under the previous solicitations 18-524 and 19-540, each award is considered an IEP award for the purpose of calculating active awards for this track.
  • Institutional Transformation Projects (ITP) track: One submission per institution is allowed. Previous ITP awardees are not eligible to submit a proposal in the ITP track.
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program 20-595 03/25/2022 2

An eligible organization may participate in two Innovations in Graduate Education proposals per competition.  Participation includes serving as a lead organization on a non-collaborative proposal or as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee on a collaborative proposal.  Organizations participating solely as evaluators on projects are excluded from this limitation.  Proposals that exceed the institutional eligibility limit (beyond the first two submissions based on timestamp) will be returned without review regardless of the institution's role (lead, non-lead, subawardee) in the returned proposal.

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation 20-590 06/01/2021 See next
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Alliances: Only one proposal may be submitted by an eligible (lead) institution. Alliances may hold only one active alliance award at a time.  Institutions partnering in an alliance may not be a formal partner in more than one alliance at the same time.  Formal partners are IHEs participating in an alliance that report enrollment and degree data and receive funding from the project.  This eligibility applies to proposals for STEM Pathways Implementation-Only Alliances, Bridge to the Baccalaureate Alliances and Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliances.

Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity Projects:  One proposal for BD support may be submitted by an eligible alliance institution.  An institution may have only one active BD award.  New proposals for additional cohorts may be submitted once the current award has expired.

Regional Foundational and Forward-Thinking Educational Research Conferences:  Only one proposal per year may be submitted by an eligible institution or organization. 

 

 

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program 20-570 03/10/2021 See next
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There is no limit to the number of proposals an eligible organization may submit to this program as long as each proposal pertains to a different IUCRC.

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) 20-569 10/04/2021 See next
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An organization may serve as a lead organization on only one proposal. Proposals that exceed the organizational limit (beyond the first submission based on timestamp) will be returned without review. No exceptions will be made. 

Full proposals involving multiple organizations may be submitted two ways:

  • a single submission from a lead organization, with other collaborating organizations included as subawardees,  OR
  • separate submissions from a lead organization and ONE collaborating organization, with any additional collaborating organizations included as subawardees.

See PAPPG Chapter II.D.3 for additional information on collaborative proposals.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program 20-559 07/27/2021 See next
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HBCU-UP Proposals:

  • An eligible institution can submit only one Implementation Project or ACE Implementation Project proposal per year. An institution may have only one active Implementation Project or ACE Implementation Project award. However, a new proposal can be submitted by an institution with an active project if that project is due to expire before new awards will be made. Also, an institution can be awarded, at most, three Implementation Projects and one ACE Implementation Project over time.
  • An eligible institution can submit only one Broadening Participation Research Center proposal and can have only one active center. The lead institution of the center proposal must have been awarded three rounds of an Implementation or ACE Implementation Project and must demonstrate the capacity to conduct broadening participation research.
  • An eligible institution can submit no more than two Broadening Participation Research proposals per year.
  • An eligible institution can submit no more than two Targeted Infusion Project proposals per year and can only have one active Targeted Infusion Project for any given department or unit.
  • An eligible institution can submit no more than two Research Initiation Award proposals per year.

 

ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions 20-554 02/04/2021 See next
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  • Eligible IHEs can submit one proposal to IT-Preliminary, Adaptation, OR Catalyst. IHEs can also be a partner on one or more Partnership proposals.
  • Eligible Non-profit, non-academic organizations can submit one proposal to the Adaptation competition and be a partner on one or more Partnership proposals.
  • IHEs and non-profit, non-academic organizations may be partners on multiple ADVANCE Partnership proposals in the same competition but can be the lead organization only on one Partnership proposal in the same competition.
Competition for the Management of Operations and Maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) 20-530 09/17/2021 1

An organization may only submit 1 proposal as the lead. There is no limit on the number of proposals on which an organization can be included as a subawardee.

NSF Innovation Corps Hubs Program 20-529 04/01/2021 1

Organizations may only be a participant (Principal, Partner or Affiliate) in one proposal per deadline.

Ethical and Responsible Research 19-609 02/22/2021 1

Only one proposal may be submitted by an eligible organization, as defined above, in which a member of their organization serves as the PI. Potential PIs are advised to contact their organizational office of research regarding processes used to select proposals for submission. Organizations submitting more than one proposal will be notified and given one week from notification to select one proposal for consideration. If one is not selected in that period, all of those proposals will be returned without review. There is no limit on the number of proposals under which an organization may be included as a non-lead collaborator or subawardee.

Oceanographic Facilities and Equipment Support 19-602 12/15/2021 See next
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None Specified

Research Experiences for Undergraduates 19-582 08/25/2021 See next
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There are no restrictions or limits on the number of proposals per organization except for the following: NSF Centers or National Facilities managed by NSF's Division of Materials Research (DMR) that have an active REU Site may not request additional support for a new Site or an expansion of their existing Site. (For questions, e-mail reu.dmr@nsf.gov.)

Partnerships for Innovation 19-506 02/10/2021 See next
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There is no limit on the number of PFI-TT proposals an organization may submit to a deadline of this solicitation. However, an organization may not submit more than one (1) new or resubmitted PFI-RP proposal to a deadline of this solicitation. This eligibility constraint will be strictly enforced. If an organization exceeds this limit, the first PFI-RP proposal received will be accepted, and the remainder will be returned without review. An organization may not receive more than two (2) awards from a submission deadline of this solicitation.

NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships 18-565 09/08/2021 See next
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Only individuals may submit proposals. There is no limit on the number of fellows that an institution may host.

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program 18-546 03/07/2021 See next
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Eligible institutions may receive consecutive, but not concurrent, Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions awards. Eligible institutions may participate in only one SEA-PHAGES in TCUs awards concurrently. Eligible institutions may participate in only one Partnerships for Geoscience Education award concurrently, but participation is not prevented by the institution having other TCUP awards. Eligible institutions may submit only one TEA Center proposal per year. There is no limit on the number of Targeted STEM Infusion Projects or Small Grants for Research projects per TCUP-eligible institution. Institutions may receive only one Preparing for TCUP Implementation award.

Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE) 18-509 02/11/2021 See next
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Only one preliminary CREST Center proposal may be submitted per eligible institution. Full CREST Center proposals are to be submitted only when invited by NSF.  An institution may have only one active CREST Center award, irrespective of focus area. Centers that have completed two prior, consecutive 5-year CREST Center awards may recompete in disciplinary areas that are significantly different from those of the previous award(s).

Only three (3) individuals per active CREST Center may submit a CREST-PRF application per competition.  Only one individual can be awarded a CREST-PRF at an active CREST Center per year.

Only one HBCU-RISE proposal may be submitted per eligible institution. An institution may have only one active HBCU-RISE award.

For each active SBIR/STTR Phase II grant, only one SBIR/STTR collaboration with a CREST Center may be submitted.  For each CREST center, only one SBIR/STTR collaboration can be active at any given time.