A limited submission program is a funding opportunity for which the sponsoring agency limits the number of proposals an institution may submit. If an institution exceeds the limit, the result can be disqualification of all of the institution’s proposals from the competition. To determine if the number of people interested in a particular limited submission is greater than the institutional limit, Research and Sponsored Programs has an internal pre-application competition process for all limited submission funding opportunities. Through this process, the institution will determine which proposal(s) will proceed with submission on behalf of St. Cloud State.
There are two deadlines each academic year and interested applicants must submit their pre-application for all limited submission programs. Program specific pre-application deadlines are outlined in the table below. If there is a limited submission program you are interested in but not included on the below table, please contact Research and Sponsored Programs. External funding agency program availability and proposal deadline may change without notice.
|Funding Agency||Program||Pre-Application Deadline||Anticipated Annual Submission Deadline*|
|Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB)||Project Grants||Sept 29, 2023||March|
|National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)||Art Works||Sept 29, 2023||February|
|National Science Foundation (NSF)||Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)||Sept 29, 2023||November|
|National Science Foundation (NSF)||NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)||Sept 29, 2023||March|
|Otto Bremer Trust||Otto Bremer Trust Community Grants||Sept 29, 2023||February|
|National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)||Art Works||April 1, 2024||July|
|National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)||Summer Stipends||April 1, 2024||September|
National Science Foundation (NSF)
|Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)||April 1, 2024||August|
|National Science Foundation (NSF)||ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)||April 1, 2024||
Letters of Intent in August
Proposals in November
|National Science Foundation (NSF)||Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)||April 1, 2024||
Note: External funding agency program availability and proposal deadline may change without notice.
Information needed for pre-application (completed and submitted in Wizehive):
Step 1: Discuss with your project and intent to apply with your department chair/director and dean/supervisor.
Step 2: Click on "Limited Submission Pre-Proposal" button, complete online form, and submit.
Step 3: Research and Sponsored Programs will review submissions and may request additional information if needed during review.
Step 4: Research and Sponsored Programs will notify PI(s) if they are selected to continue developing their proposal for submission on behalf of St. Cloud State.
*Note: The notification timeline will depend on how many pre-applications are received for each limited submission program.