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 earliest deadline, whether internal or external)

National Science Foundation (NSF) - Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
Internal Deadline: November 25, 2014, by 5pm
Sponsor Deadline: January 22, 2015

Fordham may submit three applications; if three are submitted, only two can be for instrument acquisition, one must be for instrument development

Internal competition instructions for Track 1, Acquisition proposals.
(Please contact Kris Wolff if you are interested in Track 2, Development, instead.)

Please Provide:

Instrument Location and Type – specify the building/room and the instrument (one sentence).

Description of the Research Instrument and Needs – please provide a brief technical description of the instrument and why it is needed at Fordham (half a page).

Research Activities to be Enabled – describe the specific research projects and research training activities currently active at Fordham that will be enabled with the desired instrumentation (no more than 1 page).

Impact on Research and Training Infrastructure – briefly describe how the instrument will serve to attract researchers and make a substantial improvement in Fordham's capabilities to conduct leading-edge research. If appropriate, describe how the instrument will improve the quality of research training (no more than 1 page).

Estimated Budget and Plan for Cost Match – NSF welcomes proposals in the range of $100,000 to $4 million from all departments; proposals for less than $100,000 will only be accepted from departments of mathematics or the social, behavioral and economic sciences.

Please provide an estimated budget for your total request, including the 78.5% indirect costs on any salaries or wages, broken down between the 70% from NSF and the required 30% cost match. Provide a plan to secure the 30% match: this can be a combination of a cash contribution from another (non-Federal) Fordham budget, in-kind such as waived indirect costs or donated time, and third-party contributions. If available, provide supporting documentation for the match and a quote for the instrumentation.

Email to Kris Wolff ( by 5pm on Tuesday, November 25th.

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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