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


NSF - Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES): Design and Development Launch Pilots
Sponsor Deadlines:
Pre-Proposal – February 14, 2017 at 5pm
Full Proposal – May 16, 2017 at 5pm

Synopsis of Program from NSF:
Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) is a comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields. NSF INCLUDES supports efforts to create networked relationships among organizations whose goals include developing talent from all sectors of society to build the STEM workforce. This initiative seeks to improve collaborative efforts aimed at enhancing the preparation, increasing the participation, and ensuring the contributions of individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise: women, persons with disabilities, African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, and persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Significant advancement in the inclusion of these groups will result in a new generation of STEM talent and leadership to secure our nation’s future and long-term economic competitiveness. This solicitation is an opportunity for Design and Development Launch Pilots only, two-year pilot projects that explore the feasibility of bold, innovative ways for solving a broadening participation challenge in STEM. Successful pilots will deliver models or prototypes, which incorporate data and measurement infrastructures, supporting collective efforts aimed at increasing the active participation of those who have been traditionally underserved and underrepresented in all STEM fields. The budget is a maximum of $300,000 over the two years.

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.