Funding Opportunities With Institutional Limits

Below is a list of NSF funding opportunities that only one PI at UA Little Rock can apply for. In order to apply for these opportunities, ORSP will hold internal white paper competitions to select UA Little Rock’s submissions. Each opportunity listing will include the white paper and NSF full submission deadline. Please contact ORSP if you are interested in applying for any of these opportunities.

White Paper Submission Requirements

Principal investigators must submit their white papers as a single .pdf document to the ORSP Internal RFP email address,

The white paper must contain the following information:

Cover Page (1 page)

  • Title (title must begin with the name of the funding opportunity)
  • PI name and contact information
  • Co-PI names and contact information
  • Synopsis

Project Summary (maximum length, 1 page)

Provide an overview, which briefly describes: the vision and goals of the collaboration; a statement of the objectives and methods to be employed; expected impacts of the proposed activities; and plans for sustaining collaborations and impact beyond the award period.

Budget and Budget Justification (1 page)

  • State the total project cost
  • State the major expense categories of the budget and the justification for each category

May 2020

Solicitation: NSF 20-543
NSF Deadline: April 13, 2021

Solicitation: NSF 20-571
NSF Deadline: August 3, 2020 (Letter of Intent due July 1, 2020)

Solicitation: NSF 20-573
NSF Deadline: August 4, 2020 (Letter of Intent due June 8, 2020)

Solicitation: NSF 20-569
NSF Deadline: January 26, 2021; January 22, 2022 (letter of Intent due Oct. 5, 2020 and Oct. 4, 2021)

Solicitation: NSF 20-526
NSF Deadline: March 31, 2021

Solicitation: NSF 20-555
NSF Deadline: May 13, 2020

March 2020

Solicitation: NSF 20-549
NSF Deadline: July 10, 2020

Solicitation: NSF 20-529
NSF Deadline: August 13, 2020

Solicitation: NSF 20-526
NSF Deadline: April 22, 2020

Solicitation: NSF 20-530
NSF Deadline: May 11, 2020

Solicitation: NSF 20-555
NSF Deadline: May 11, 2020

Solicitation: NSF 20-551
NSF Deadline: August 12, 2020 (letter of Intent due July 8, 2020)

Solicitation: NSF 19-609
NSF Deadline: February 22, 2021

Solicitation: NSF 20-550
NSF Deadline: June 1, 2020