Office of Research Development

Limited Submission


Many private foundations and other funding organizations restrict the number of proposals they will accept from an institution.  MUSC has an established process to coordinate applications for these proposals.  This process has been developed to ensure that multiple investigators do not apply for the same funding opportunity, rendering both applications ineligible by the sponsor.

The Office of Research Development (ORD) is responsible for coordinating the limited submission process, including announcing these opportunities through postings on its website, as well as directly to faculty via ORD research funding alerts. These announcements contain a brief description of the opportunity with a link to the sponsor’s site and internal application instructions and deadlines.

Internal Submission Procedures

Faculty members interested in a limited submissions opportunity should follow the instructions provided in the internal announcement for the respective opportunity. Faculty are responsible for reviewing and downloading all provided information, as well as visiting the sponsor’s website, before making the determination to be considered for nomination, and must adhere to all posted deadlines.

Review and Selection Process

An ad-hoc peer review panel evaluates the internal pre-proposals according to the program guidelines and criteria, and makes recommendations.  The Associate Provost for Research makes final determinations.  All applicants are notified of the decision by email, with copies to their department chair and respective grants coordinator in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Selected Limited Submission Opportunities (Additional Funding Opportunities with Special Restrictions)

Internal DeadlineSponsor DeadlineSponsor Program Announcement
10/01/14Burroughs Wellcome FundCareer Awards for Medical Scientists 
July 2014Burroughs Wellcome FundInvestigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
02/18/14Damon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationClinical Investigator Award 
Institutional nominations are no longer required.
In process
Dana FoundationDavid Mahoney Neuroimaging Program

In process

03/07/14 (LOIs); 03/12/14 (Pre-proposals)DOE EPSCoR

Call for Pre-Proposals - Implementation Grants

Contact:  Dr. Joann Sullivan

Invited Full Proposals
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
No limitations on number of proposals but specific eligibility requirements.
02/04/1403/31/14National Institutes of HealthDirector's Biomedical Research Workforce Innovation Award (RFA-RM-13-019)
04/14/1401/28/15National Institutes of HealthCenters of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Program (PAR-14-035)
November 21, 2013February 3, 2014Mary Kay FoundationMary Kay Foundation Cancer Research Program
TBASeptember 2014Searle Scholars ProgramSearle Scholars Program
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