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Internal competition is necessary when an external funding solicitation limits the number of submissions that can come from a single University or Duns Number. Below, please find the current list of active and recent competitions. Please follow the directions available in the related PDF to submit to the internal competition. Instructions are also sent out to the PI Listserv. If you are not currently getting those emails, please join that list by clicking HERE. Past competitions are accessible through the annual archives available below. Archived competitions are collated according to their UNM internal competition deadline year. 

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UNM Deadline Award Title File Download Agency Deadline Awardee
Wed, 02/22/2023 - 12:00pm NSF: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (NSF 23-535) PDF icon NSF EPSCoR Track 4_2023_OVPR Letter.pdf 04/11/2023 TBD
Thu, 02/09/2023 - 12:00pm Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, 2023 New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award PDF icon FFAR_NI_LC_OVPR Letter 2023.pdf 02/22/2023 Matthew Aronoff
Fri, 02/03/2023 - 12:00pm NSF, Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE), (NSF 20-595) PDF icon NSF IGE OVPR Letter 2023.pdf 03/27/2023 TBD
Wed, 02/01/2023 - 12:00pm DOE: Reaching A New Energy Sciences Workforce For High Energy Physics (RENEW-HEP) (DE-FOA-0002949) PDF icon DOE_RENEW-HEP_OVPR Letter 2023.pdf Encouraged LOI: 2/21/2023; Proposal: 3/31/2023 TBD
Mon, 01/30/2023 - 12:00pm DOE: Innovation Fusion Technology and Collaborative Fusion Energy Research in the DIII-D National Program (DE-FOA-0002904) PDF icon DOE_DIII-D_OVPR Letter 2023.pdf Required pre-applications due 2/15/23; Encouraged full proposals due 3/30/23 Innovative Fusion Technology--Minghui Chen; Collaborative Research--TBD
Tue, 01/24/2023 - 12:00pm DOE, Advanced Scientific Computing Research-Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (ASCR-RENEW) (DE-FOA-0002942) PDF icon DOE_ASCR RENEW_OVPR Letter 2023.pdf Required Pre-Applications due 2/21/2023; Invited proposals due 4/18/2023 Limit of 3: (1) Patrick Bridges; (2) Lindsay Lowe Worthington; (3) Amanda Bienz
Fri, 01/20/2023 - 3:00pm DOE, Multi-topic AMMTO-BTO, (DE-FOA-0002864) PDF icon DOE Multi-topic AMMTO-BTO_OVPR Letter 2023.pdf 02/03/2023 at 3pm MST (1 application per subtopic allowed) Sakineh Chabi subtopic 1.2; Yu-Lin Shen subtopic 1.1a; none for the other subtopics
Tue, 01/17/2023 - 12:00pm NSF Cultural Transformation in the Geoscience Community (CTGC), NSF 23-539 PDF icon NSF CTGC OVPR Letter 2023.pdf Letter of Inquiry: 2/01/2023; Full proposal 4/03/2023 Yolanda C. Lin
Thu, 01/12/2023 - 12:00pm DOE, Distributed Resilient Systems, (DE-FOA-0002902) PDF icon DOE Distributed Resilient Systems_OVPR Letter 2023.pdf Pre-application due 02/09/2023; Proposals due 03/30/2023 Patrick Bridges
Tue, 01/10/2023 - 12:00pm NEA Challenge America and Grants for Arts Projects PDF icon NEA Grants for Arts_Challenge Amer_letter 2023.pdf 02/06/2023, 04/27/2023, 07/06/2023 Diana Gaston for Tamarind; none for main campus slot