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Office of Research Development

Limited Submission


Many funding agencies issue requests for proposals that limit the number of applications they will accept from an institution. The manner in which sponsors limit applications varies, but usually consists of one or more of the following: limiting the number of proposals which may be submitted; limiting the type of institutions that can apply; and/or limiting PIs by stage of career.  The Office of the Research Development (ORD) identifies limited submission proposal funding opportunities through internet searches, web services and historical opportunities. PIs are encouraged to notify the OVPR if they find funding opportunities that may fall into this category.

Internal Proposal Submission, Review and Selection

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. An ad-hoc peer review panel evaluates the internal pre-proposals according to the program guidelines and criteria, and makes recommendations.  The Vice President 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.

Current Limited Submission Opportunities

Research Funding Opportunities Database 

Reoccuring Limited Submission Opportunities 

Deadline: Anticipated in Feb 2018
Deadline: TBA
Deadline:  Spring 2018 RFA releases
Deadline: Sep 29, 2017

Additional Information

If you have any questions about the limited submission process, please contact Wanda Hutto at



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