Limited Submissions

Some opportunities limit the number of proposals which may be submitted by investigators from an individual institution. For these opportunities, the OVPR holds an internal competition to select the applicant(s) who will represent Baylor through submission of a full proposal to the sponsor.

Application Procedures

Faculty who wish to apply for a limited submission opportunity must submit an internal pre-proposal to the OVPR six weeks prior to the external submission date. Internal applications for limited submission should be submitted via email to research@baylor.edu and must include each required document referenced in the application checklist below.

Application Checklist

The following materials (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) must be attached to the emailed pre-proposal:

  • Completed limited submission application form.

  • A one- to two-page pre-proposal. The pre-proposal should outline the proposed research and its relevance to the goals of the sponsor and the particular program(s). The most competitive applications will demonstrate a potential to enhance and expand research capabilities at Baylor, preferably across multiple disciplines.

  • An updated CV, in the format required by the desired sponsor, for each proposed investigator.

Pre-proposal Deadlines

The OVPR internal deadline for most opportunities will be six weeks prior to the sponsor's deadline. The OVPR internal deadline for the NSF's MRI program is three months prior to the sponsor's deadline (see below).

To be considered complete and timely, applications must be received by the OVPR no later than 5:00 PM on the day of the internal deadline.

Review Process

  • Prospective investigators submit complete internal applications.

  • The OVPR will review all complete and timely proposals.

  • OVPR will notify prospective investigators whether or not they are approved to submit full proposals.

  • Investigators are responsible for working with OSP to submit full proposals by the sponsor's deadline.

Limited Submission Grants

Program Purpose Award Amount Internal Deadline
To acknowledge outstanding achievements by Texas-based researchers in four categories: medicine, engineering, science and technology innovation.
$25,000
03/19/2020
To radically transform diabetes research
$100,000/year-$325,000/year
05/20/2020
To honor America's most innovative young faculty-rank scientists and engineers
$250,000
10/02/2019
To encourage a commitment to breast cancer research
$125,000 total (two years)
06/01/2020
To support the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences
$100,000
12/19/2019
To protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
$20,000 average; grants over $30,000 rarely supported
11/20/2019
To protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
$20,000 average; grants over $30,000 rarely supported
05/20/2020
Establish
$4,000,000
12/04/2019
To create a pipeline of promising new cancer products developed by the Texas academic community and to advance successful technology toward commercialization and company development.
Up to $2,000,000 (two years)
12/19/2019
Short-term funding for high-risk projects that could create major insights into etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancers
$200,000
12/19/2019
Grants for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes
$5,000-$50,000
Rolling
To support early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease
$60,000 (Up to three years)
06/19/2020
Within each of its four program areas, the foundation gives special preference to programs focusing on ethics and new media
Varies
Rolling
Provides start-up money for new research projects and innovative programs that have the potential of becoming competitive for an NIH grant or other external funding sources.
$80,000 over two years
11/29/2019
Supports projects about architecture and designed environment
$20,000 (Production & Presentation); $10,000 (Research & Development)
07/15/2020
Supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences at undergraduate institutions. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. The award is based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment to teaching.
$75,000
04/02/2020
Seeking to advance public understanding of religion and theology, the Henry Luce Foundation’s Theology Program invites inquiries for university-based projects that are centrally animated by faculty members based at research institutions.
$250,000-$750,000
09/03/2020
Seeking to advance public understanding of religion and theology, the Henry Luce Foundation’s Theology Program invites inquiries for university-based projects that are centrally animated by faculty members based at research institutions.
$250,000-$500,000
02/03/2020
Youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy
$20,000-$75,000
12/19/2019
To support women at significant points in their research careers in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D).
$150,000 (three years)
08/22/2020
To identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing
$100,000 (two years)
01/02/2020
To support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.
$6,000
08/14/2020
To support acquisition or development of a research instrument.
$100,000-$999,999 (Track 1); $1,000,000-$4,000,000 (Track 2)
10/14/2019
Chemical Biology defined as research that deals with the interface between chemistry and biology. The criteria for this field is deliberately broad so as not to disqualify potentially innovative and groundbreaking projects. The PI may not apply for funding to amplify current work. However, PIs may research a new idea based on a prior findings of the PI.
$900,000 and additional institutional indirect costs up to 15% over three years
01/17/2020
Exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational purposes
$25,000-$75,000
01/03/2020
Supporting educational, health, human service, and cultural programs and projects that serve the people of Texas
$1,500-$3,000,000 (Education); $5,000-$2,500,000 (Health)
12/04/2019
Committed to funding the most promising childhood cancer research
$100,000 total (one-three years)
12/10/2019
Research, development and evaluation of treatment models
Several large awards in three categories
TBD
To assist people and institutions of Texas improve the quality and circumstance of life for themselves and future generations
Requests of any amount are considered
Rolling
To support pioneering biological and physical science research and engineering.
$500,000-$2,000,000
05/06/2019
To support pioneering biological and physical science research and engineering
$500,000-$2,000,000
11/06/2019
To further chemical discovery in Texas each year by recognizing emerging leaders
$100,000
07/15/2019
To support improving lives of young people 5-25. Currently focused on reducing inequality.
$350,000 total (five years)
TBD

Questions?

Contact Dr. Stacey L. Smith
Stacey_L_Smith@baylor.edu
(254) 710-3252