Research and Sponsored Programs

Limited Submission Programs

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 ProgramsExternal funding agency program availability and proposal deadline may change without notice.


Pre-application and anticipated submission deadlines for limited submission programs
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.

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