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Limited Submission Opportunities

On occasion, a funding opportunity will arise that is limited to just one or two proposals from each institution. In that case, an internal competition is necessary to pick the most promising applications. Please contact Kris Wolff, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, to express interest in these opportunities at or 718-817-4086.

Current List of Opportunities

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Sponsor Deadlines:
Letter of Intent (required) – November 25, 2018 - December 6, 2018
Full Proposal – February 6, 2019 (5pm)

Synopsis of Program from NSF:

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master's and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.

The program is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary or convergent research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. Proposals are requested in any interdisciplinary or convergent research theme of national priority, with special emphasis on the research areas in NSF's 10 Big Ideas. The NSF research Big Ideas are Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR), The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF), Navigating the New Arctic (NNA), Windows on the Universe: The Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (WoU), The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution (QL), and Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype (URoL).

The NRT program addresses workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. Strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and academic partners are encouraged.

Fordham may participate in two proposals for this competition. Participation includes serving as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee on any proposal. Additionally, an individual may serve as lead PI or a Co-PI on only one proposal.

If you are interested in submitting to this program please contact Kris Wolff, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Health and Climate Solutions
Sponsor Deadlines:
Brief Proposals: February 8, 2019 (3pm Eastern)
Full Proposals (if invited): April 3, 2019 (3pm Eastern)

Purpose of the Program from RWJF:

Through this funding opportunity, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to develop and amplify the evidence around a set of approaches that improve community health and well-being and advance health equity, while also addressing climate change adaptation or mitigation. Eligible, local approaches can focus on one or more of a range of determinants of health—including, but not limited to: air quality; energy sources; transportation or mobility design; food and water systems; housing; and health systems. Proposals should specify the determinants of health that the given approach is addressing, and the expected impact on health and well-being. Grant funds will support research and evaluation activities to develop the best possible evidence highlighting what is working well with the select approach and why; where there have been opportunities and challenges; and how other communities may learn from this approach to tackle similar challenges. *All interventions eligible for this funding must have been implemented and active for at least one year as of the date of the application.

Fordham may submit only one proposal for this competition. If you are interested in submitting to this program please review the full RFP by clicking on the link above, paying careful attention to the eligibility criteria, and contact Kris Wolff, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at