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Limited Submission Opportunities

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.

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 colleges 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.

Currently Active Internal Competitions

Upcoming and ongoing internal funding links and requirements.

Keck Foundation
Internal Process (PDF)

  • Contact Research Office before June 12, 2020

NEH Summer
Proposal instructions (DOCX)

  • Letter of intent due to colleges by June 30, 2020 
    (Check to see if your college has set a different deadline.)
  • Notification due July 13, 2020
NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Research Partnerships 
Internal instructions (DOCX)
  • Internal deadline May 15, 2020
  • NSF deadline July 8, 2020

Previous Internal Competitions

Previous funding links that are no longer open.

Internal instructions (DOCX)

  • Internal due January 6, 2020
  • DoE Pre-application due January 16, 2020

NSF EPSCoR Track 4 Research Fellows
Internal instructions (DOCX)

  • Internal due date January 10, 2020
  • NSF deadline March 10, 2020

NSF Scholarships for STEM (S-STEM)
Internal Instructions (DOCX)

  • Internal due date January 22, 2020
  • NSF deadline March 15, 2020

DoE Energy Frontier Research Center
Internal Instructions (DOCX)

  • Internal due date December 9, 2019
  • Agency LOI due January 16, 2020
  • Agency Full Proposal by Invitation due April 7, 2020

NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Research Partnerships
Internal instructions (DOCX)

  • Internal deadline November 18, 2019
  • NSF deadline January 8, 2020

NSF EPSCoR Track 2
Internal Selection Process (PDF)

  • Internal submission due November 11, 2019
  • NSF LOI due by December 20, 2019
  • Full Proposal deadline January 24, 2020

MRI Internal Proposal (DOCX)

  • Internal deadline October 3, 2019
  • NSF deadline January 2, 2020

NSF Research Traineeships (NRT)
Internal LOI (PDF)

  • Internal LOI due October 18, 2019
  • Agency LOI due December 6, 2019
  • Agency full proposal due Feb 6, 2020
NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
AISL Internal LOI (DOCX)
  • Internal LOI deadline September 4, 2019
  • NSF full proposal deadline November 6, 2019
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE)
IGE Internal LOI (DOCX)
  • Internal LOI deadline August 21, 2019
  • NSF full proposal deadline September 27, 2019
NSF- Partnerships for Innovation
Letter of Intent (DOCX)
  • WVU Letter of Intent Deadline April 30, 2019
  • NSF Proposal Deadline July 10, 2019

NSF S-STEM Scholarship
Letter of Intent (DOCX)

  • Internal Submission due January 25, 2019
  • Agency deadline March 27, 2019

NSF EPSCoR Track 4
Internal Selection Process (DOCX)

  • Internal submission due January 25, 2019
  • Agency deadline March 12, 2019

NSF EPSCoR Track 2
Internal Selection Process (PDF)

  • Internal submission due October 15, 2018
  • NSF LOI due November 26, 2018
  • Full proposal deadline January 25, 2019

MRI Instrument Ideas Sharepoint 

NSF National Research Traineeships (NRT)
NRT summary (PDF)

  • Internal LOI is due October 1, 2018
  • Agency LOI deadline December 6, 2018
  • Full proposal due February 6, 2019

NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
AISL summary (PDF)

  • Internal LOI (PDF) due August 31, 2018
  • Agency full proposal deadline November 7, 2018

NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE)
IGE summary (PDF)

  • Internal LOI (PDF) due August 15, 2018
  • Agency deadline September 27, 2018

Keck Foundation



NEA: Art Works
  • Internal Applications due December 20th,11:59pm
  • Partial must be submitted by Feb 15; there will be a second call and deadline at the end of spring for a summer deadline).
  • Competition deadline Feb 27th


WVU can submit only one application. To be considered, please submit a 1-2 page application that details your major project activities and outcomes and measures.
Please submit to Melanie Page at, subject line: Art Works.

NSF-EPSCoR Track 4
  • Internal LOI (DOCX) due by Friday December 15th, 2018
  • External agency proposal due on February 1, 2018.
  • Internal Proposals (PDF) due Friday, December 15th, 2017
  • Agency Pre-Application due January 31, 2018
  • Full Agency Application (by invitation) due April 11, 2018






NSF EPSCoR Track 4




  • Pre-proposals (DOCX) 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 (PDF) 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

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

NSF Partnerships for Innovation


  • 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