Limited Submissions Funding opportunities

Some external grant opportunities allow limited institutional submissions. In those cases, internal competitions are held. If a Request for Proposals (RFP) indicates that the university is limited in the number of submissions it is allowed, please email rifs@wayne.edu.

Limited submissions

Sponsor/Program Program description Internal instructions Internal deadline Sponsor deadline

ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

Provides seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU universities.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Nov. 16, 2022

Jan 9, 2023

The Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Discoveries in the biomedical sciences and innovations in clinical medicine have led to significant victories in our longstanding war against illness and suffering. With the mapping of the entire human genome, we are now closer to the understanding of the mechanisms of life, aging, illness and death, opening up exciting new opportunities for advances in therapeutics. Novel insights in the life science and technological advances in medicine will result in better health and an improved quality of life for the human race in the new century.

WSU internal coordinating instructions Oct. 26, 2022 by 5 pm Nomination due from WSU by November 30, 2022
The Moore Inventor Fellows Focuses on supporting scientist-inventors at a critical stage of research to capture opportunities that otherwise might be missed. WSU internal coordinating instructions LOI: Oct. 26, 2022 by 5 pm Nomination: Nov. 14, 2022

Application:Dec. 13, 2022

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Recognizes the country's most promising young faculty-rank scientists and engineers in the disciplinary categories of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering and Chemistry. WSU internal coordinating instructions October 10, 2022 by 5 pm Nomination due from WSU by Oct. 26, 2022
Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program Aims to fule development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design. WSU internal coordinating instructions August 31, 2022 September 30, 2022
NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program Serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training.  Contact Mary Serowik at mserowik@wayne.edu for details August 19, 2022 January 1 - 19, 2023
Pew Biomedical Scholars Program The Pew Charitable Trusts has invited Wayne State University to nominate a candidate for the 2023 Pew Biomedical Scholars Program. The Pew Biomedical Scholars Program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The award provides $300,000 in flexible support—$75,000 per year for a four-year period. WSU internal coordinating instructions Apr. 22, 2022

5/18/2022 - WSU Nomination

9/8/2022 - Full Application

 

National Science Foundation

Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

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. WSU internal coordinating instructions May 23, 2022 Sept. 6, 2022, 5:00 p.m. EST
Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award

Brain Research Foundation's Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators. The objective of the SIA is to support projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. 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.

WSU internal coordinating instructions June 3, 2022 LOI to Brain Research Foundation: June 23, 2022; Full proposal for those selected to submit: Oct. 4, 2022
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award Supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. The program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. WSU internal coordinating instructions LOI: Dec. 6, 2021 Feb. 2, 2022
Brain Research Foundation's Fay/Frank Seed Grant

The objective of the BRF Seed Grant Program is to support new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions. BRF Seed Grant awards are not intended to supplement existing grants.

WSU internal coordinating instructions May 15, 2020

Jan. 4, 2022- LOI

Mar. 30, 2022 - Full App

John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity

The main criterion for the prize is deep achievement in the study of humanity. Nominees need not have worked primarily in academic institutions, but they are expected to have developed, in their creative pursuits or careers, unique insights into the forces that have shaped and continue to shape humankind. Candidates should be distinguished by their intellectual achievements, by the fundamental importance of their work and its impact on public affairs and civil society, and by the ability to communicate the significance of their work to broad audiences.

WSU internal coordinating instructions October 11, 2021 November 1, 2021
Searle Scholars Program The Searle Scholar Program supports the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry. The program is interested primarily in the potential of applicants to make innovative and high-impact contributions to research over an extended period of time. WSU internal coordinating instructions July 12, 2021 September 30, 2021
NSF INCLUDES Big Idea The NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) Big Idea is a limited submission, comprehensive national initiative 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. The vision of NSF INCLUDES is to catalyze the STEM enterprise to work collaboratively for inclusive change, resulting in a STEM workforce that reflects the population of the Nation. WSU internal coordinating instructions Sept. 28, 2020 @ 5 p.m.

LOI - Oct. 5, 2020

Proposal - Jan. 26, 2021

Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science Each institution may submit up to two nominations in each of the Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Theoretical Computer Science programs (e.g., two in Mathematics, two in Physics) and up to one additional nomination in Theoretical Physics in Life Sciences. WSU internal coordinating instructions September 14, 2020 October 28, 2020
NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program Serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training. Read more here. WSU internal coordinating instructions August 17, 2020 January 1 - 19, 2021
Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars Fellowship Award The focus of The Warren Alpert Foundation is to improve the health of the public through grants and programmatic activities progressing towards attaining or perfecting medical treatments or cures through basic research, translational and outcomes research as well as through health education. WSU internal coordinating instructions August 28, 2020 November 1, 2020
Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design. WSU internal coordinating instructions September 9, 2020 September 14 - October 15, 2020
NEH Summer Stipend Opportunity Summer stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Summer stipends support projects at any stage of development. NEH funds may support recipients' compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research. Summer stipends are awarded to individual scholars. WSU internal coordinating instructions June 29, 2020 9/23/2020 - Full App
Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust - Catalyst Award Program Provides one year of seed funding to support high-risk, high-reward projects that address critical scientific and therapeutic roadblocks within the Program's principal areas of focus. The Program is designed to enable planning and development of projects, teams, tools, techniques and management infrastructure necessary to successfully compete for two-year awards through the Transformational Research Award Program. WSU internal coordinating instructions June 26, 2020 8/11/2020 - Full App
NIH: Addressing Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality and Morbidity This initiative will support multidisciplinary research examining mechanisms underlying racial and ethnic disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity, testing the efficacy and/or effectiveness of multi-level interventions, and/or research strategies to optimally and sustainably deliver proven-effective prevention and treatment interventions to reduce these disparities. WSU internal coordinating instructions 4/23/2020

4/29/2020 - LOI

5/29/2020 - Full App

NIH Collaborative Program for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1 - Clinical Trial Optional) This program is designed to support highly integrated research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of NIGMS and are beyond the scope of one or two investigators. WSU internal coordinating instructions 3/23/2020 5/27/2020
NIH's Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10) Encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $50,000. WSU internal coordinating instructions Apr 6, 2020 June 1, 2020
Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Encourages applications from groups of NIH-funded investigators to purchase or upgrade scientific instruments necessary to carry out animal experiments in all areas of biomedical research supported by the NIH. Applicants may request clusters of commercially available instruments configured as specialized integrated systems or as series of instruments to support a thematic well-defined area of research using animals or related materials. WSU internal coordinating instructions April 6, 2020 June 1, 2020
High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of high-end, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems. The minimum award is $600,001. There is no maximum price limit for the instrument; however, the maximum award is $2,000,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, mass spectrometers, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, cell sorters, high throughput robotic screening systems, and biomedical imagers. WSU internal coordinating instructions April 6, 2020 June 1, 2020