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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 Endowment for the Humanities -- Summer Stipends

Internal Deadline to the Nominating Committee: September 1, 2022 by 5pm Eastern
Please download the internal competition instructions HERE
Sponsor Deadline: September 21, 2022

Synopsis of Program from NEH:
The 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 they are 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 excellent entry point for the NEH and its many awards programs. About forty percent of recent Stipends awardees are first-time applicants.

On May 18, 2022 NEH staff hosted a webinar describing the application and nomination processes and general tips for writing the application.
To view the recording, click on this link.

This program requires tenured or tenure-track applicants to be nominated by an official on their campus, and institutions can nominate up to two people.  Non-tenure-track faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, retired faculty, community college faculty, and independent scholars are exempt from nomination.

If you have any questions, you may contact Beth Torres, Humanities Grants Officer,, or you may contact the NEH directly, at

National Science Foundation -- Research Traineeship Program (NRT)

Sponsor Deadline -- September 6, 2022 by 5 p.m. Eastern

Synopsis of Program from NSF:

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.

Institutions may submit only two proposals as a lead or collaborative non-lead institution, and faculty may not serve as a PI or Co-PI on more than one proposal. If you are interested in applying for this program, please contact Kris Wolff, Director, OSP at