Limited Submission Programs (LSPs) to Act on Now

Limited Submission Programs (LSPs) to Act on Now

Look on the Limited Submission Programs overview page for more information about the UNH process for selection of applicants to LSPs and special considerations when applying to foundations and other not-for-profit sponsors.

Considering a proposal to a foundation or other not-for profit?   Start here: Foundations - Special Considerations

For any of the programs shown in the tables below, send an email to the contact provided to get more information or to indicate your interest in applying.

Opportunities with Submission Deadlines ----
          Federal Sponsors & Selected Not-for-Profit Sponsors

New Hamphire Charitable Foundation  Updated in yellow starburst  

Ongoing Opportunities ---- Selected Not-for-Profit Sponsors



Opportunities with Submission Deadlines --
Federal Sponsors & Selected Not-for-Profit Sponsors


As of  2/3/16









of Proposals

by date

National Science Foundation
ABMRF/Foundation for Alcohol Research
Varies n/a
National Science Foundation
1 as lead

No limit as non-lead collaborator or sub-awardee


National Science Foundation
1 as lead

No limit as non-lead collaborator or sub-awardee


Yellow NEW flag

Engineering Information Foundation
Varies n/a
American Psychological Foundation 
3/1/16Yellow NEW flag
Buckminster Fuller Institute
Varies n/a
Tinker Foundation
3/18/16Yellow NEW flag
James S. McDonnell Foundation
Varies n/a
Human Frontier Science Program 
Russell Sage Foundation The Social, Economic and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act Varies n/a Contact
4/19/16Yellow NEW flag
National Science Foundation
2 2
Yellow NEW flag
William T. Grant Foundation
Varies n/a
Yellow NEW flag
National Science Foundation
1 each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field (as lead or partner)
Proposals planned by CEPS

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation     

All PIs must contact Diane Schaefer to coordinate UNH submissions to NHCF

Community Impacts Grants Program:

> Project Grants: $5,000 - $20,000 (community-based) or $25,000 (statewide)

    Proposals must align with one of NHCF's strategic priorities:

  • improving early childhood outcomes
  • preparing a STEM workforce
  • preventing youth substance use
  • creating healthy Manchester neighborhoods

A limited number of concept papers/proposals from UNH will be accepted. 

Deadline:  Concept paper   8/19/16

> Express Grants

Proposals from UNH will not be accepted.
Contact Diane Schaefer for more information.


Entrepreneurs Foundation of NH AMP NH Grant Program:

For New Hampshire-based projects solving pressing problems and critical issues facing the state that will have amplified benefit with measurable results.

Deadline: 3/25/16

Neil & Louise Tillotson Fund:

Grants for economic development, conservation and sustainable forestry, basic needs and community safety net services in Coos County and bordering communities

Deadlines:  1/15/16 and 7/15/16

Ongoing Opportunities ------   
Selected Not-for-profit Sponsors

Contact Diane Schaefer for more information about approaching these sponsors

 Availability Sponsor                                               Program
Yellow NEW flag
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Grants in the following program areas:  STEM Research, STEM Higher Education, Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics, Digital Information Technology, Economics, and Energy and the Environment.
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
Supports innovative, creative projects, and programs designed to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age.

Ford Foundation
Under a new strategy announced recently, Ford Foundation is redirecting all of its money and influence on reducing inequality and plans to steer $1 billion over the next five years toward strengthening social-justice organizations by providing unrestricted operating support.

The Foundation will support programs that promote open government, push for more equitable distribution of wealth, strengthen education and opportunities for young people, showcase free expression, and work toward justice based on race, ethnicity, and gender.

Although it doesn’t fund climate change research, it will continue to support working on sustainability.

The seven new program areas are:

• Civic Engagement and Government
• Creativity and Free Expression
• Equitable Development
• Gender, Racial and Ethnic Justice
• Inclusive Economies
• Internet Freedom
• Youth Opportunity and Learning

Grant making guided by the new strategy begins in January 2016.

Yellow NEW flag

Northrup Grumman
Corporate Contributions Program: The company focuses  on programs which address education, services for veterans and the military, health and human services, as well as the environment.

Proposals accepted Feb. 1 through June 30, 2016

Robert Woods Johnson Foundation
Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health: Support for creative, rigorous research on the impact of innovative programs, policies and partnerships on health and well-being, and on novel approaches to measuring health determinants and outcomes

Simons Foundation
Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences:  Support for high-risk projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance
LOI accepted at any time
Surdna Foundation
Grants to foster sustainable communities in the United States - communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies and thriving cultures.

The Foundation seeks to dismantle the structural barriers that limit opportunity for many, helping to create communities that are prosperous, culturally enriching, and sustainable.
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