Limited Submissions Funding Opportunities

The Office of Strategic Research Initiatives (OSRI) administers all limited submissions at Binghamton University. Limited submissions are funding opportunities where the sponsor limits the number of applications that can be submitted by an institution. For this reason, Binghamton University personnel who wish to apply for a limited submission must obtain institutional approval through an internal selection process. Personnel interested in applying for a limited submission must submit an internal Letter of Intent (LOI) to OSRI by the internal deadline posted below. Please scroll down to see a table of current limited submission opportunities, internal deadlines, and links to the LOI forms.

OSRI distributes monthly email digests of current and upcoming limited submissions.  The announcements provide a brief description of the opportunity, a link to the funding agency’s website, and both internal and external deadlines. OSRI will make every effort to identify all potential LSFOs and notify relevant faculty members. If you would like to be added to this email digest, please contact us at If a faculty member or research administrator identifies an LSFO which is not listed in the current opportunities list below, please contact OSRI.

Limited Submissions Process

Once a sponsor announces a limited submission funding opportunity, OSRI notifies faculty and staff of the solicitation and sets an internal deadline for LOIs. After the internal deadline, OSRI staff compile the LOIs for each solicitation and begin an internal selection process. LOIs are reviewed by the Advisory Committee for Scholarship and Research (ACSR). Following ACSR review, nominee(s) are selected and OSRI notifies all applicants of the decision on their LOI. Nominees then work closely with the OSRI and the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to prepare to submit their proposal to the sponsor. Applicants must adhere to all posted deadlines and may not submit an application in response to a limited submission without institutional authorization.

Limited Submission Steps:

  1. Sponsor announces solicitation
  2. OSRI notifies faculty/staff of solicitation
  3. Applicants submit LOI to OSRI
  4. Internal selection process: LOI reviewed by OSRI/ACSR. If the number of internal nominees exceeds the number of university submissions allowed by the agency, then an internal review is required to select the university nominee(s)
  5. Nominee(s) selected and notified
  6. OSRI notifies all applicants of decision
  7. Nominees work with OSP and OSRI on proposal
  8. Proposal submitted to sponsor

Letter of Intent (LOI) forms:

A faculty member interested in applying for a LSFO is required by OSRI to submit an internal LOI form: Link to LOI Form

Current Limited Submission Funding Opportunities:

The following limited submission funding opportunities are currently open to Binghamton University faculty. To apply, submit a Letter of Intent Form to by the internal deadline listed below.

Program Limit LOI Deadline

NEH Humanities Research Centers on Artificial Intelligence

The Humanities Research Centers on Artificial Intelligence program aims to support a more holistic understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) in the modern world through the creation of new humanities research centers on artificial intelligence at eligible institutions. Centers must focus their scholarly activities on exploring the ethical, legal, or societal implications of AI. 

1 12/14/23

NSF Innovations in Graduate Education Program (IGE)

Supports potentially transformative approaches to graduate education with a focus on preparing students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs for a range of STEM careers.

2 12/15/2023

NIH Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (BP BRAIN-ENDURE) (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research.

1 12/15/23

NIFA Agriculture Risk Management Education Partnerships Competitive Grants Program (ARME)

The purpose of the Agriculture Risk Management Education Partnerships Competitive Grants Program (ARME) is to educate agricultural producers about the full range of risk management activities. These activities include futures, options, agricultural trade options, crop insurance, cash forward contracting, debt reduction, production diversification, marketing plans and tactics, farm resources risk reduction, and other appropriate risk management strategies. The program places special emphasis on risk management strategies, education, and outreach specifically targeted at: (A) beginning farmers or ranchers; (B) legal immigrant farmers or ranchers that are attempting to become established producers in the United States; (C) socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers; (D) farmers or ranchers that (i) are preparing to retire; and (ii) are using transition strategies to help new farmers or ranchers get started; and (E) new or established farmers or ranchers that are converting production and marketing systems to pursue new markets. The Agriculture Risk Management Education (ARME) program brings the existing knowledge base to bear on risk management issues faced by agricultural producers and expands the program throughout the Nation on a regional and multi-regional basis.

1 12/15/23

NIH Nursing Research Education Program in Firearm Injury Prevention Research: Short Courses (R25 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This R25 program will support the development and implementation of short courses to prepare nurse scientists, and scientists in aligned fields, to conduct firearm injury prevention research in support of the NINR Strategic Plan ( Applications for courses that build on the existing knowledge, approaches, methods, and techniques related to injury prevention to advance research specifically in the area of firearm injury are encouraged. Proposed courses should include content related to inequities in firearm injuries (e.g., race, ethnicity, socioeconomic position, gender, geography, and their intersections) and research at the individual, community, institutional, and structural levels. This NOFO requires a Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives (PEDP), which will be assessed as part of the scientific and technical peer review evaluation. Applications that fail to include a PEDP will be considered incomplete and will be withdrawn.

1 12/15/23

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)

Supports institutions of higher education to fund scholarships for academically talented low-income students and to study and implement a program of activities that support their recruitment, retention and graduation in STEM.

2 12/20/2023

EPA Hydrofluorocarbon Reclaim and Innovative Destruction Grants

This Notice of Funding Opportunity announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities to develop projects for hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) reclamation and innovative destruction technologies. 

3 01/02/2024

NIH National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (UG1 Clinical Trial Required)

This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) invites applications from clinical investigators to participate in the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) and contribute to the network's capacity to respond to urgent public health needs. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) intends to continue to develop and test interventions for addressing the wide spectrum of substance use problems via collaborative partnerships among NIDA, clinical research investigators, community representatives, healthcare providers, and healthcare institutions. This NOFO requires a Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives (PEDP), which will be assessed as part of the scientific and technical peer review evaluation. Applications that fail to include a PEDP will be considered incomplete and will be withdrawn. Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the NOFO instructions carefully and view the available PEDP guidance material.

1 01/12/24

EPA Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program

The Community Change Grants will fund community-driven projects that address climate challenges and reduce pollution while strengthening communities through thoughtful implementation. This historic level of support will enable communities and their partners to overcome longstanding environmental challenges and implement meaningful solutions to meet community needs now and for generations to come. There will be two tracks of funding under this opportunity. Track I will fund approximately 150 large, transformational community-driven investment grants of $10 million - $20 million. Track II will fund approximately 20 meaningful engagement grants of $1 million - $3 million.

2 01/21/24