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
  • Biosketch for all team members
  • 1-page budget summary

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
NSF ADVANCEcontact limitedsubs@mines.eduMultiple deadlines in 2019 and 2020The 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.
Jefferson Science Fellows Programcontact John BradfordOctober 31, 2019Jefferson Science Fellows spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or USAID as science advisors on foreign policy/international development issues.
W.M. Keck Foundation Research ProgramJuly 1, 2019
January 1, 2020
November 1, 2019
May 1, 2020
The Research Program supports novel science and engineering projects that question prevailing paradigms or have potential to open new territory in their field.
NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)September 25, 2019January 21, 2020MRI awards support the acquisition or development of multi-user research instruments.
NSF Research Traineeship (NRT)October 9, 2019LOI: December 6, 2019
Full: February 6, 2020
NRT awards support the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training.
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards ProgramNovember 13, 2019February 6, 2020The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.
NSF IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE/PFE:RED)November 13, 2019February 7, 2020The RED program seeks to transform engineering departments’ disciplinary courses and programs such that students are engaged, develop their technical and professional skills, and establish identities as professional engineers.
NSF Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)November 20, 2019February 24, 2020ER2 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 Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM)January 15, 2020March 25, 2020 The 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.
Boettcher Webb-Waring Biomedical Research AwardsJanuary 15, 2020March 26, 2020Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards fund the work of promising biomedical researchers at Colorado institutions.
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE)Anticipated Fall 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.
WiSTEM2D Scholars ProgramAnticipated Fall 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.
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.
DOE Energy Frontiers Research Centers (EFRC)Anticipated Fall 2021/Winter 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.