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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

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program

Internal Competition - July 29, 2021, by 5 p.m.
Sponsor Deadline - September 6, 2021, by 5 p.m.

Synopsis of Program from the NSF Website:

The NSF Research Traineeship (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 a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. Proposals are requested that address any interdisciplinary or convergent research theme of national priority, as noted above.

The NRT program addresses workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. The program encourages proposals that involve 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. NRT especially welcomes proposals that include partnership with NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) and leverage INCLUDES project efforts to develop STEM talent from all sectors and groups in our society ( Collaborations between NRT proposals and existing NSF INCLUDES projects should strengthen both NRT and INCLUDES projects.

Fordham may only submit two proposals as the lead or collaborative non-lead institution. Additionally, a faculty member may serve as the PI or a Co-PI on only one proposal.

The NSF has provided an updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this program at:

If you are interested in applying to this program, please review the complete Program Solicitation 21-536 and contact Kris Wolff at

National Endowment for the Humanities - Summer Stipend Program

Internal Competition - August 30, 2021, by 5 p.m.
Sponsor Deadline - September 22, 2021, by 11:59 p.m.

Information from the NEH:

The NEH’s Summer Stipends program aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication by supporting the work of individual scholars doing research or writing. Anyone can apply, as long as she or he is not a degree candidate at time of application. The award amount is $6,000.

Although this is a very competitive program, the relatively short application and the focused time period make it a good way for junior faculty to lay the foundation for future grant applications. We have found that Summer Stipends are an entry point for the NEH. Forty percent of recent Stipends awardees are first-time applicants.

The NEH Summer Stipends award is for individual scholars who have been nominated by their institution. Fordham may nominate only two faculty members.

If you would like to be considered for this limited submission, please submit a three-page, single-spaced description of your proposed project, one page bibliography, and two-page CV to Beth Torres by August 30th, 2021. Your submission should conform to the instructions in the guidelines at

Your proposal will be reviewed by the internal Fordham Summer Stipends committee. Notifications will be made in time for nominees to polish their proposals before the NEH's deadline of September 22.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Torres, Grants Officer, at