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Limited Submission Opportunities

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

Carnegie Corporation of New York -- Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program
Internal Deadline: October 22, 2019 (by 5pm)
Sponsor Deadline: November 14, 2019 (by 5pm)

From the Carnegie Corporation website:
The purpose of the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program is to support high-caliber scholarship in the social sciences and humanities, making it possible for the recipients to devote time to research and writing that addresses pressing issues and cultural transitions affecting us at home and abroad.

The 2020 program will provide fellowships of $200,000 to between thirty and thirty-five exceptional scholars, journalists, and public intellectuals.

Andrew Carnegie fellowships are open only to citizens or permanent residents of the United States whose names have been forwarded by a nominator designated by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Fordham has been invited to nominate two fellows for this award -- one junior (having received her/his terminal degree within the last 10 years) and one senior. Carnegie requires that candidates be full-time faculty members. If you want to be considered for this opportunity, please first review the 2020 topics list at this link.

If your project falls within the topic areas, prepare the following:
1. a one-page summary of your project including brief work plan and timeline (with a start date no later than September 1, 2020);
2. a short (400 words maximum) narrative biography; and
3. an estimated budget for the $200,000. Budget categories provided by Carnegie Corporation include salary for yourself and research assistants, travel, conferences you plan to attend or organize, and 'other'. Carnegie does not provide fringe benefits or indirect costs. Please indicate if you plan to request a 12-month or 24-month fellowship duration.

Please send your internal proposal to Kris Wolff, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at by 5pm on Tuesday, October 22nd.

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Sponsor Deadlines:
Letter of Intent (required) – target dates of November 25, 2019 - December 6, 2019 (by 5pm submitter’s local time)
Full Proposal – February 6, 2020 (by 5pm submitter’s local time)

Synopsis of Program from NSF:
The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master's and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.

The program is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary or convergent research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. Proposals are requested in any interdisciplinary or convergent research theme of national priority, with special emphasis on the research areas in NSF's 10 Big Ideas. The NSF research Big Ideas are Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR), The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF), Navigating the New Arctic (NNA), Windows on the Universe: The Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (WoU), The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution (QL), and Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype (URoL).

The NRT program addresses workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. Strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and academic partners are encouraged.

Fordham may participate in two proposals for this competition. "Participation" includes serving as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee on any proposal. Additionally, an individual may serve as lead PI or a Co-PI on only one proposal. PIs on the NRT program must be on the faculty of the submitting university.

If you are interested in submitting to this program please contact Kris Wolff, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at