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 kwolff@fordham.edu or 718-817-4086.

Current list of Opportunities


The Brain Research Foundation - Scientific Innovations Award
Sponsor Deadlines:
Pre-Proposal – June 29, 2017 at 4pm CST
Full Proposal (if invited) – September 26, 2017 at 4pm CST

Synopsis of Program from Foundation:
The Scientific Innovations Award supports innovative discovery science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators. This funding opportunity is for projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings in a very short timeframe. It is expected that investigations supported by these grants will yield high impact findings and result in major grant applications and significant publications in high impact journals.

Please download the full guidelines at this link.

Fordham may only submit one application for this competition.
If you are interested in submitting to this program please contact Kris Wolff, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at kwolff@fordham.edu.


The William T. Grant Foundation - Scholars Program
Sponsor Deadline: Full Proposal – July 6, 2017

Synopsis of Program from Foundation:
The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand junior researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take such risks, so this award includes a mentoring component, as well as an emphasis on community and collaboration. Scholars Program applicants should have a track record of conducting high-quality research and an interest in pursuing a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers. Proposed research plans must address questions of policy and practice that are relevant to the Foundation’s focus areas.

Please download the full guidelines at this link.

Fordham may only submit one application for this competition.
If you are interested in submitting to this program please contact Kris Wolff, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at kwolff@fordham.edu.


NSF - ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers - Adaptation Grants only
Sponsor Deadlines:
Pre-Proposal – August 9, 2017 at 5pm
Full Proposal – September 13, 2017 at 5pm

Synopsis of Program from NSF:
The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM [1] careers; (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity that involve both men and women in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the research knowledge base on gender equity and the intersection of gender and other identities in STEM academic careers. The ADVANCE program contributes to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce because of the focus on equity for STEM academic faculty who are educating, training, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

The Adaptation track supports the adaptation and implementation of evidence-based organizational change strategies, ideally from among those developed and implemented by ADVANCE projects. Adaptation awards may support the adaptation and implementation of proven organizational change strategies within a non-profit two-year or four-year academic institution that has not had an ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award. Adaptation awards may also be made to a STEM organization to implement systemic change strategies focused across all STEM disciplines, several STEM disciplines, or within one STEM discipline.

Fordham may only submit one application for this competition.
If you are interested in submitting to this program please contact Kris Wolff, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at kwolff@fordham.edu.