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July 5, 2022
NEW Limited Submissions Programs and Strategic Grants

Dear Faculty,

Happy summer! Here are the Top-of-the-Month limited submissions and strategic grants highlights for July. All three limited submissions are NSF grants that support students and have rapidly approaching deadlines; in particular, the NSF NRT has an internal deadline on July 29th.  Up-to-date information is also available anytime on our SJSU InfoReady Portal (for limited submissions) and via our SJSU Strategic Grants list within Pivot — SJSU’s go-to tool for finding funding. Past “top-of-the month” communications and our monthly AVP for Research email can be found on the Office of Research website under Communications.

Julia Gaudinski
Director, Research Development

Newly Released Limited Submissions & Upcoming Deadlines

NSF | National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)
NSF 21-536 Track 1: $3M | Track 2: $2M
Internal SJSU Deadline: July 29, 2022 | Sponsor Deadline: September 6, 2023

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. Collaborations between NRT proposals and existing NSF INCLUDES projects should strengthen both NRT and INCLUDES projects.


NSF | HSI Program Network Resource Centers and Hubs
NSF 22-602: $3M-$7M
Internal Submission Deadline: August 19, 2022 | Sponsor's Letter of Intent Deadline (required): November 14, 2022 | Deadline: December 15, 2022

This solicitation invites proposals with distinct objectives and goals to the HSI-Net: 1) HSI Program Center for Community Coordination (HSI-CCC); 2) HSI Center for Evaluation, Research and Synthesis (HSI-CERS); and 3)HSI Program Resource Hubs (HSI-Hubs).
Please Note: 
CSU STEM-Net Direct Frank Gomez ( is exploring the submission of a multi-campus HSI-Hub proposal. Please contact him if interested in joining that effort.


NSF | NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
NSF 22-527: ≤ $250K
Internal SJSU Deadline: August 19, 2022 | Sponsor Deadline: February 20, 2023
Ultimately, the S-STEM program seeks to increase the number of low-income students who graduate with a S-STEM eligible degree and contribute to the American innovation economy with their STEM knowledge. Recognizing that financial aid alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, the program provides awards to institutions of higher education (IHEs) not only to fund scholarships, but also to adapt, implement, and study evidence-based curricular and co-curricular[1] activities that have been shown to be effective supporting recruitment, retention, transfer (if appropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM.

New Strategic Grant Highlights


NSF | Dear Colleague Letter: Enabling Quantum Computing Platform Access for National Science Foundation Researchers with Amazon Web Services, IBM, and Microsoft Quantum
NSF 22-092: ≤ $50K (Supplemental Funding)
Deadline: July 8, 2022
The National Science Foundation, in conjunction with Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM, and Microsoft Quantum, is coordinating the availability of cloud-based access to quantum-computing platforms in order to advance research and build capacity in the academic setting. NSF's supplemental funding will include support for graduate students as well as fees to work on these hardware and software quantum platforms.

NSF | Dear Colleague Letter: Workforce Development in Spectrum STEM
NSF 22-095: ≤ $100K (supplemental funding)
Deadline: July 11, 2022
NSF invites supplemental funding requests in the following areas related to spectrum workforce development.

NASA | University Leadership Initiative
Funding Estimate: $3M-$10MApplicant Workshop: Thursday, July 14, 2022; 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET | Deadline: August 30, 2022
The University Leadership Initiative (ULI) provides the opportunity for university teams to exercise technical and organizational leadership in proposing unique technical challenges in aeronautics, defining multi-disciplinary solutions, establishing peer review mechanisms, and applying innovative teaming strategies to strengthen the research impact. (There are seven ULI topic areas in Appendix D.4.)

USDE | Open Textbooks Pilot Program
≤ $1M
Deadline: July 25, 2022

In awarding the research grants, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) intends to provide national leadership in expanding knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, (2) education outcomes for all learners from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education, and (3) employment and wage outcomes when relevant (such as for those engaged in career and technical, postsecondary, or adult education).

CA | Wildfire Recovery and Forest Resilience Directed Grant Program
Variable Funding
Deadline: July 29, 2022

The primary priority is the planning and implementation of forest health projects that promote wildfire recovery and forest resilience and support the goals of California’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Watershed Improvement Program. Eligibility Note: Projects must be located within or provide services to the Sierra Nevada Region. If you are interested, please contact the Research Development (RD) team for assistance in determining eligibility and to receive assistance in developing a competitive proposal.

DOD | DOD Parkinson's Early Investigator Research Award
≤ $400K
Pre-Application (required) Due: August 16, 2022 | Deadline: September 1, 2022
The PRP EIRA supports research opportunities for investigators in the early stages of their careers, under the guidance of one or two designated Mentor(s).

DOD | DOD Parkinson's Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Pre-Application (required) Due: August 16, 2022 | Deadline: September 1, 2022

The PRP IIRA supports highly rigorous, multidisciplinary, high-impact research projects that have the potential to make an important contribution to Parkinson’s research. This award mechanism supports the full spectrum of research from basic science through clinical research.

DOD | DOD Parkinson's Synergistic Idea Award
≤ $3M
Pre-Application (required) Due: August 16, 2022 | Deadline: September 1, 2022

This award is designed to support both new and pre-existing partnerships and encourages participation of PIs from other research fields. The PRP Synergistic Idea Award seeks applications from investigators working in a wide spectrum of disciplines including, but not limited to, basic science, engineering, bioinformatics, population science, translational research, and clinical research.

NEH | Humanities Connections
Planning: ≤ $35K; Implementation: ≤ $150K
Deadline: September 1, 2022

Awards support innovative curricular approaches that foster partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields) in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.

NEH | Dialogues on the Experiences of War
≤ $100K
Deadline: September 1, 2022

Dialogues projects encourage veterans and civilians to reflect collectively on such topics as civic engagement, veteran identity, the legacies of war, service, and homecoming. Project teams should include humanities scholars, military veterans, and individuals with relevant experience.

NSF | Research Experiences for Undergraduates
NSF 22-601: $5K-$500K
Deadline: September 06, 2022
REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome.

USDE | NCER Education Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences
Deadline: September 8, 2022

Within USDE, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) provides scientific evidence to improve education practice and policy and shares that evidence in a way that can be used by educators, parents, policymakers, researchers, and the public. This request for applications invites applications for training projects that will contribute to its Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences (Research Training). For FY 2023, this competition is accepting applications for training under two programs:
  • Early Career Mentoring Program for Faculty at Minority-Serving Institutions (Early Career Mentoring Program)
  • Methods Training in Data Science for Education Researchers (Methods Training Program)
USDE | NCER Using Longitudinal Data to Support State Education Policymaking
$100K - $333K
Deadline: September 8, 2022

This request for applications invites applications for projects that will contribute to its Using Longitudinal Data to Support State Education Policymaking (Using Data for Policymaking) grant program. For FY 2023, the Using Data for Policymaking grant program will support research addressing education equity through focusing on understanding and supporting learners affected by opportunity and achievement gaps.

USDE | NCER Special Education Research
Deadline: September 8, 2022

This competition encourages a broad range of research, including studies that may have more than one research focus (such as reading and behavior) and may focus broadly on students with disabilities or on a particular disability (such as autism spectrum disorders). The range of research supported through this program includes, but is not limited to, programs to improve child development and school readiness; academic and/or behavioral interventions; instructional practices and/or professional development programs for teachers and other school-based personnel; strategies for improving the family support and engagement critical to the success of students with disabilities; policies and systems-level interventions and programs to address school finance, school-community collaborations, or school structures that affect educational progress for students with disabilities; transition from secondary school to postsecondary education, career, and/or independent living; as well as access to, persistence in, and completion of postsecondary education.

USDE | NCER Research Training Programs in Special Education
Deadline: September 8, 2022
For the FY 2023 competition, applications are only being accepted under the Early Career Development and Mentoring (Early Career) program. The Early Career program provides support for an integrated research and career development plan for investigators in the early stages of their academic careers who have established an interest in special education research, with the ultimate aim of launching independent research careers focused on learners with or at risk for disabilities.

NEH | Archaeological and Ethnographic Field Research
≤ $150K
Deadlines: September 28, 2022 and September 28, 2023

The purpose of this program is to provide funding to conduct empirical research in the United States or abroad in order to answer questions of importance to the humanities. While the dissemination of results through publications and other media is the ultimate expectation of these awards, the program supports field costs such as travel, accommodation, field staff and equipment, and salary replacement for the project director and collaborating scholars.

NSF | Engineering Research Initiation (ERI)
NSF 22-595: $200K
Deadline: October 22, 2022

The NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) seeks to build engineering research capacity across the nation by investing in new academic investigators who have yet to receive research funding from Federal Agencies.

NSF | Launching Early-Career Academic Pathways in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (LEAPS-MPS)
NSF 22-604: $100K-$250K
Deadline: January 26, 2023
These grants are intended to support MPS principal investigators for whom LEAPS funding would enable the PI to submit a subsequent successful proposal to a traditional, already-existing NSF funding opportunity, such as individual investigator programs, CAREER competitions, etc. By providing this funding opportunity, MPS intends to help initiate viable independent research programs for researchers attempting to launch their research careers such that LEAPS-MPS awards are followed by competitive grant submissions that build upon the research launched through this mechanism.

NSF | Mid-Career Advancement
NSF 22-603 - Funding: Varies across disciplinary research programs.
Deadline: March 1, 2023
The MCA is the only cross-directorate NSF program specifically aimed at providing protected time and resources to established scientists and engineers targeted at the mid-career stage. Participating programs in the Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO), Geosciences (GEO), Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), and Education and Human Resources (EHR) will accept MCA proposals. To help identify the disciplinary program in which the MCA should be reviewed, PIs are urged to investigate the research areas supported by the different directorates and participating programs.
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