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
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

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 Sept. 21, 2020 by 5 pm Nomination due from WSU by Oct. 28, 2020
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
Brain Research Foundation's Scientific Innovations Award in Neuroscience 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 May 15, 2020

7/25/2020 - LOI

9/24/2020 - Full App

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences The Pew Charitable Trusts has invited Wayne State University to nominate a candidate for the 2020 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences award. The Pew 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 May 7, 2020

5/18/2020 - Nominations

9/10/2020 - 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 Clincial 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
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program Supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. WSU internal coordinating instructions Dec. 3, 2019 Feb. 6, 2020

Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

Supports new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Nov. 4, 2019

Jan 7, 2020

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grants Supports early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease. WSU internal coordinating instructions Jun 28, 2019 Aug 1, 2019
Searle Scholars Program Supports research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level in their first tenure-track position. WSU internal coordinating instructions Jun 28, 2019 Sept 27, 2019 
2019 Healthy Aging Grant- Michigan Health Endowment Fund Aims to improve access and availability of integrated, comprehensive services for older adults and their caregivers, delivered in a person-centered way. Accepting proposals in two categories: Healthy Aging or Caregiving that address one of the Health Fund's cross-cutting goals: workforce development or integration. WSU internal coordinating instructions  May 21, 2019 July 11, 2019
American Diabetes Association's Pathway to Stop Diabetes Supports innovative basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, behavioral, or health services research relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or diabetes complication. WSU internal coordinating instructions Apr 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019 
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 Dec 17, 2018 Nomination: Feb  11, 2019

Application: Mar 4, 2019
W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program  The W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. WSU internal coordinating instructions Nov 20, 2018  May 1, 2019

Michigan Health Endowment Fund 2019 Community Health Impact Program

Supports local or regional organizations with bold ideas to address health challenges in any of the Health Fund's focus areas.

WSU internal coordinating instructions 

Nov 19, 2018

Concept paper: 
Nov 28, 2018

Full application: Jan 17, 2019

ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

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

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Oct 23, 2018

Jan 9, 2019

Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program

Designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Anticipated: Jun, 2019

Anticipated: Sept, 2019

ORAU Events Sponsorship Program

Provides up to $4,000 to support events that involve participants from more than one ORAU institution.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

WSU has received the allowable funding for this fiscal year through this program

WSU has received the allowable funding for this fiscal year through this program

W. M. Keck Foundation Research Program

Seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Anticipated: Aug, 2019

Anticipated: Dec, 2019

Aims to support theoretical approaches making important contributions to the life sciences and to foster a scientific culture of theory-experiment collaborations similar to that prevailing in physics.
WSU internal coordinating instructions
Anticipated: Aug, 2019
Anticipated:
Oct, 2019

Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1)

Focused on the creation, expansion, and/or maintenance of community resources (creation of new technologies or infrastructure development are not appropriate for this FOA).

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Anticipated: Aug, 2019 

Anticipated: Consultation on or before Nov, 2019

Anticipated: LOI Due: Dec, 2019

Anticipated Full Proposal Due: Jan, 2020

Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation

Supports innovative grants for translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast, or cervical cancer.

Contact Valerie Wade, Karmanos Cancer Institute

ongoing

Jan 15 through Apr 30 each year