OSP | Limited Submission Opportunities

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is pleased to announce the following Limited Submission Funding Opportunity. In accordance with American University's Limited Submission Policy, the purpose of this announcement is to ensure transparent and appropriate consideration of all proposals from members of the university community intended to be submitted to an external sponsor that restricts or limits the number of proposals or applications it will accept from American University for funding consideration. 

You can subscribe to the distribution list for these opportunities, by sending an e-mail to funding-L@listserv.american.edu with “Subscribe Funding-L” in subject line and in body of e-mail.


The Morris &Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation: The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is currently accepting proposals to fund programs and services in the areas of arts and humanities, community service, education, health and the environment. The Cafritz Foundation is committed to building a stronger community for residents of the Washington, DC area through support of grant-funded programs in these areas. Although the Cafritz Foundation seeks to fund programs and services in four (4) areas: arts and humanities, community service, education, health and the environment, it restricts one proposal submission per institution. This proposal submission deadline is Monday, November 3, 2014 at 4pm.

In order to determine which proposal will be submitted on behalf of American University (per American University's Limited Submission Policy), interested faculty and staff are asked to submit: (1) a summary of the proposed project, no longer than two single-spaced pages;(2) a brief description (1 page) of how the proposal contributes to (a) the mission of the program sponsor and (b) the research mission of American University;(3) an estimated budget for the proposed project;and, (4) brief bio sketches for participating AU personnel. The proposal abstracts are due by 5:00 PM EST on September 29, 2014 to the Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at OSPLimitedsubmission@american.edu  

Additional information about the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation can be found here.