Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Limited Submission Opportunities

Limited Submissions

On occasion, a funding opportunity will arise that is limited to just one or two proposals from each institution.  In that case, an internal competition is necessary to pick the most promising applications.

Please contact Kris Wolff, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, to express interest in these opportunities at or 718-817-4086.

Current list of Opportunities (chronological by sponsor deadline)

National Science Foundation (NSF) - Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
Sponsor Deadline: January 22, 2015

From the synopsis:

The MRI Program serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally.

Each MRI proposal may request support for the acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single research instrument for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use. Development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at MRI submission-eligible organizations are encouraged.

The MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of a shared research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. The program does not fund research projects or provide ongoing support for operating or maintaining facilities or centers.

Fordham may submit three applications; if three are submitted, only two can be for instrument acquisition, one must be for instrument development. Note that Fordham falls into the category of "PhD-granting institutions" and therefore the 30% cost match is required.

If you are interested in submitting to this opportunity please contact Kris Wolff at or 718-817-4086 by Monday, December 1st; we will then determine if an internal competition is necessary.

Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC)
Sponsor Deadlines:
Letter of Intent - December 3, 2014
Full Proposal - January 28, 2015

From the synopsis:
The Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) program supports academe-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team with a least one industry partner to build technological, human, and service system innovation capacity. These partnerships focus on the integration of technologies into a specified human-centered smart service system with the potential to achieve transformational change in an existing service system or to spur an entirely new service system. These technologies have been inspired by existing breakthrough discoveries.

This is a limited submission in that Fordham may only serve as lead on two proposals; there is no limit to the number of proposals we could participate in as a partner institution.

If you are interested in submitting to this opportunity, please contact Kris Wolff at or 718-817-4086.


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