Limited Submission Opportunities

Many agencies limit the number of proposals from a single academic institution. For agencies for which there are typically only a few interested investigators at WVU who would like to submit to the same opportunity, it is the policy of the Office of Research to require college's that have multiple submissions select one proposal to advance. If proposals appear from more than one college, the Office of Research will perform an internal review to select the proposal to advance.

For solicitations with a regular and highly competitive level of submission activity within WVU, such the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation program, the Office of Research will organize a campus-wide competitive review process using a panel of either internal or external reviewers.

Currently Active Internal Competitions


NEH Summer


Previous Internal Competitions


NSF EPSCoR Track 4

  • Internal Proposals due January 20, 2017
  • Full proposals due to the NSF on February 28, 2017


  • Letter of Intent due January 23, 2017
  • Full proposals due to NSF on March 1, 2017



  • Letter of Intent due December 20, 2017
  • Preliminary Proposal due to NSF on February 14, 2017


  • Pre-proposals were due to our office by May 1, 2016 11.59 pm
  • Preliminary proposals to NSF by July 1 and full proposals by Dec 2

NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

  • Internal pre-proposals due July 22, 2016
  • Pre-proposals due to NSF on September 14, 2016
  • Full proposals by invitation due to NSF on April 24, 2017

NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program:

  • Internal proposals due September 9, 2016
  • Full proposals due to the NSF on January 11, 2017

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

  • Internal Letters of Intent due September 9, 2016
  • Letters of Intent to NSF due December 9, 2016
  • Full proposals due to NSF on February 7, 2017

NSF Partnerships for Innovation

  • Internal (WVU only) Letter of Intent due September 12. Depending on demand, VPR’s office may arrange an internal competition
  • NSF LOI due October 14, 2016 and full proposals due November 16, 2016


  • NASA will soon issue the FY 2017 NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) for the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
  • In anticipation of the release, the WV EPSCoR Committee invites pre-proposals from eligible faculty for the FY 2017 competition due November 21, 2016  via e-mail to
  • A detailed budget is not required with this submission