Limited Submission Opportunities

Limited Submission Opportunities

Step 1: Interest Period
  • If you are interested in applying to a limited opportunity, please email by 5pm on the internal deadline posted below.
  • If an opportunity generates more interest than the number of slots allocated, the Office of Research & Technology Transfer (RTT) will hold an internal competition to identify the most qualified team(s) to advance.
  • If no one expresses interest within the interest period, spots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Step 2: Internal Competition

If an internal competition is warranted, applicants will be asked to submit the following to

  • Cover Sheet with
    • Your name, contact information, and departmental affiliation
    • Your proposal’s title
    • A list of your team members and their affiliations
  • 3-page project summary (references can be included on an additional page)
  • Biosketch for key team members
  • 1-page budget summary/overview
  • **If you submitted a full proposal to this opportunity last year** please also include your reviews from the sponsor and a brief paragraph (1/2-page max) outlining how you intend to address this feedback. This information will not count against your page limit.

RTT will convene a panel of faculty members who have prior experience with the opportunity and/or relevant expertise. Reviewers will evaluate each proposal against the review criteria stated in the solicitation, and may also consider the relevance of the proposed research to the university’s goals.


OpportunityInternal Expression of Interest DeadlineSponsor DeadlineProgram Synopsis
W.M. Keck Foundation Research ProgramJuly 1, 2020
January 1, 2021
November 1, 2020
May 1, 2021
The Research Program supports novel science and engineering projects that question prevailing paradigms or have potential to open new territory in their field.
WiSTEM2D Scholars ProgramAugust 19, 2020 - internal proposal deadlineOctober 15, 2020The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program sponsors women at critical points in their careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.
Colorado RISE Education FundSeptember 23, 2020 - internal proposal deadlineOctober 17 & December 19, 2020The RISE Education Fund aims to address the learning challenges related to the economic, social, and health impacts of COVID-19.
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE)September 9, 2020 - internal proposal deadlineNovember 4, 2020The Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training.
NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)September 2, 2020 - internal proposal deadlineJanuary 19, 2021MRI awards support the acquisition or development of multi-user research instruments.
NSF ADVANCEcontact limitedsubs@mines.eduMultiple deadlines in 2020/2021The NSF ADVANCE program goal is to broaden the implementation of evidence-based systemic change strategies that promote equity for STEM faculty in academic workplaces and the academic profession.
NSF Research Traineeship (NRT)November 4, 2020 - internal proposal deadlineLOI: December 6, 2020
Full: February 6, 2021
NRT awards support the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training.
NSF Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM)November 11, 2020March 31, 2021The program seeks to 1) increase the number of low-income academically talented students obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the workforce or graduate programs in STEM; 2) improve STEM education, with a focus on low-income students; and 3) advance understanding what affects the success, retention, transfer, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM of low-income students.
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards ProgramNovember 13, 2020February 6, 2021The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.
NSF Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)November 20, 2020February 22, 2021ER2 funds research projects that identify (1) factors that are effective in the formation of ethical STEM researchers and (2) approaches to developing those factors in all STEM fields that NSF supports.
NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)Anticipated Spring 2021PIRE supports high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration.
Mallinckrodt GrantsJune 3, 2021August 1, 2021Mallinckrodt Grants support early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.
DOE Energy Frontiers Research Centers (EFRC)Anticipated January 2022EFRCs bring together multidisciplinary teams to accelerate scientific understanding in diverse energy-relevant fields.
NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)Anticipated Spring 2022MRSEC provides sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education that addresses fundamental problems in science and engineering.
NSF Science and Technology Centers (STC)Anticipated Spring 2022STCs conduct innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards.
Boettcher Webb-Waring Biomedical Research AwardsAnticipated Spring 2022Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards fund the work of promising biomedical researchers at Colorado institutions.