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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, 10/26/2022 - 12:00pm NSF: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC), NSF 22-633 PDF icon LC Opportunity Letter_NSF EPSCoR FEC Track 2_2022.pdf Required letter of intent is due December 20, 2022 and full proposals are due January 24, 2023 TBD
Tue, 10/18/2022 - 12:00pm Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards PDF icon ORAU_pre-prop_2023.pdf 1/09/2023 TBD
Mon, 10/10/2022 - 12:00pm Keck Foundation Lightning Pitch and Networking Event PDF icon Keck Foundation Pitch Competition OVPR Announcement_2023.pdf 01/13/2023 TBD
Tue, 10/04/2022 - 12:00pm NSF: Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program (NSF 18-513) PDF icon NSF MRI OVPR letter 2022.pdf 01/19/2023 TBD
Mon, 10/03/2022 - 12:00pm NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) NSF 19-506 PDF icon NSF_PFI_OVPRltr_SOI_pre-proposal_2023.pdf 01/11/2023 TBD
Wed, 09/28/2022 - 12:00pm NIH: NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (RFA-CA-22-041) PDF icon NIH NCI Predoc to Postdoc Fellow Transition Award _OVPR letter 2022.pdf 11/18/2022 TBD
Mon, 09/12/2022 - 12:00pm NSF: HSI Program Network Resource Centers & Hubs (NSF 22-602) PDF icon HSI-Net_OVPR letter_2022.pdf LOI, 11/14/2022; full proposal, 12/15/2022 Nancy Lopez
Thu, 09/08/2022 - 12:00pm EPA: Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers Program (EJ TCTAC), EPA-I-OP-OEJ-22-02 PDF icon EPA Environmental Justice OVPR Letter 2022.pdf 10/04/2022 no proposals
Thu, 09/08/2022 - 12:00pm Nuclear Regulatory Commission: University Nuclear Leadership Program (UNLP), 31310022K0005 PDF icon NRC UNLP OVPR Letter 2022.pdf 10/20/2022 Adam Hecht (Fellowships category), Neven Ali (Scholarship category), Hank Lee (Distinguished Faculty Anvancement Grants category)
Thu, 09/01/2022 - 12:00pm NIH: Modern Equipment for Shared-use Biomedical Research Facilities (R24), (PAR-22-190) PDF icon NIH Modern Equipment R24 OVPR Letter 2022.pdf 11/04/2022 no proposals