Office of Research

Limited Submissions

Grants, awards and fellowships that limit the number of applications coming from one institution.

Some schools and colleges require that materials be routed through their office in advance of the UW deadline. Please check with your school or college administration to confirm.

Opportunities

UW Internal
Deadline
Opportunity Name Sponsor Funding Amount Announcement No.
02/09/2016 Faculty Scholars Program 2016 Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation 2016
03/31/2016 Infrastructure Grants 2016 St. Baldrick's Foundation $50,000 2016
05/05/2016 NEA Art Works 2016 National Endowment for the Arts $100,000 2016
02/08/2016 CDC Operations Research (Implementation Science) for Strengthening Program Implementation through the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Center for Disease Control (CDC) $500,000 CDC-RFA-GH16-005
03/03/2016 Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) National Science Foundation (NSF) $3,000,000 NSF 16-533
05/05/2016 Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) National Science Foundation (NSF) $525,000 NSF 15-576
05/05/2016 Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) National Science Foundation (NSF) $1,500,000 NSF 15-577
02/11/2016 Building Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Recipient Capacity to Engage People Living with HIV in Health Care Access Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) $1,125,000 HRSA-16-081
02/25/2016 Small and Large Grants 2016 Garneau-Nicon Family Foundation $100,000 2016

Recently Closed Opportunities

UW Internal
Deadline
Opportunity Name Sponsor Funding Amount Announcement No.
02/04/2016 High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2,000,000 PAR-16-053
02/04/2016 Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) $325,000 HRSA-16-013
02/04/2016 Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $600,000 PAR-16-054
02/02/2016 Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) National Science Foundation (NSF) $1,500,000 NSF 16-513
01/28/2016 Availability of Administrative Supplements to NIGMS Predoctoral Training Grants (Admin Supp) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $80,000 PA-16-060
01/21/2016 Supportive Care Research Grants 2016 St. Baldrick's Foundation $50,000 2016
01/21/2016 St. Baldrick’s Summer Fellows 2016 St. Baldrick's Foundation $5,000 2016
01/21/2016 St. Baldrick’s Fellows 2016 St. Baldrick's Foundation 2016
01/21/2016 MCH Research Network on Promoting Healthy Weight among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) $1,250,000 HRSA-16-044
01/21/2016 MCH Navigator Program Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) $990,000 HRSA-16-043
01/21/2016 Research Grants 2016 St. Baldrick's Foundation $100,000 2016
01/21/2016 St. Baldrick’s Scholars 2016 St. Baldrick's Foundation $330,000 2016
01/21/2016 Consortium Research Grants 2016 St. Baldrick's Foundation 2016
01/21/2016 Annual Grants 2016 Dr. Scholl Foundation $25,000 2016
01/21/2016 The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) National Institutes of Health (NIH) RFA-CA-16-005
01/15/2016 Gerda Henkel Prize Gerda Henkel Foundation $100,000 2016
01/14/2016 Grants 2016 American Honda Foundation $75,000 2016
01/14/2016 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Grant Program 2016 Pac-12 $3,500,000 2016
01/07/2016 Emergency Medical Services for Children Targeted Issues Program Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) $1,200,000 HRSA-16-053
01/07/2016 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) $4,000,000 HRSA-16-031
01/07/2016 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Integrated HIV Planning Implementation Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) $500,000 HRSA-16-082
01/07/2016 AIDS Education and Training Center National Clinician Consultation Center Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) $6,000,000 HRSA-16-173
12/31/2015 Trans-Pacific Fellowships 2015 University of Washington 2015
12/28/2015 Science and Engineering / Medical Research 2017 W. M. Keck Foundation $2,000,000 2017
12/28/2015 MCH Pipeline Training Program Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) $775,000 HRSA-16-037
12/17/2015 Strategically Focused Heart Failure Research Network American Heart Association $15,000,000 2016
12/17/2015 Academic Units for Primary Care Training and Enhancement Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) $3,750,000 HRSA-16-041
12/11/2015 Annual Conservation Grants 2016 Walt Disney Company 2016

About Limited Submission Opportunities

Many federal agencies and foundations offer grants, awards and fellowships that limit the number of applications that can come from one institution. In order to increase the chances of the UW succeeding in such “limited submission opportunity” applications, the Office of Research has established a procedure to review pre-proposals in a timely fashion.

The Review and Selection Process

For each limited submission opportunity, the Office of Research notifies by e-mail appropriate Deans, Directors and Chairs of the opportunity, and provides general directions and deadlines for submission of pre-proposals.

After the deadline, the proposals that have been received are sent to members of the Office of Research Proposal Review Committee. The Committee reviews each pre-proposal and then meets to discuss the relative merits and limitations of each proposal, and then choose the proposal(s) that the Committee believes will have the greatest chance of being funded, and will have the greatest positive impact on the University if it is funded.

Selection Criteria

The Committee ensures that selected pre-proposals:

  1. Meet all eligibility requirements specified by the funding organization RFA
  2. Are scientifically and technically strong
  3. Promote the greater University research mission

Most pre-proposals require a letter of support from the PI’s nominator, Dean or Chair. This letter of support signifies that the nominator, Dean or Chair have ensured that the nominee and application are likely to be of sufficient quality to be competitive nationally. Given the importance of the nominator’s letter, we encourage nominators to consult resources on how to write strong letters, such as: http://www.hhmi.org/sites/default/files/Educational%20Materials/Lab%20Management/letter.pdf.

Each pre-proposal is also carefully evaluated against the selection criteria provided by the sponsor. Once the decision as to which pre-proposal(s) will go forward has been made, all applicants are notified of the Committee’s decision. Occasionally, the Committee may provide feedback and recommendations to successful candidates in the hopes that the quality of the full proposal can be enhanced.

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed on this page, please email us at research@uw.edu