Office of Research
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|Opportunity Name||Sponsor||Funding Amount||Announcement No.|
|01/19/2017||Grants 2017||American Honda Foundation||$75,000||2017|
|11/03/2016||Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||PAR-16-361|
|10/06/2016||Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Consortium (ACTC) (U24)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$16,777,215||RFA-AG-17-005|
|10/06/2016||Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$4,500,000||RFA-AI-16-065|
|10/06/2016||Centers for HIV/AIDS-Related Structural Biology (P50)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$16,000,000||RFA-GM-17-003|
|10/06/2016||BD2K Research Education Curriculum Development: Data Science Overview for Biomedical Scientists (R25)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$450,000||RFA-ES-16-011|
|11/01/2016||Innovation Awards 2017||University of Washington||2017|
|10/06/2016||National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program||National Science Foundation (NSF)||$3,000,000||NSF 16-503|
|10/20/2016||Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development||National Science Foundation (NSF)||$4,000,000||NSF 15-504|
|10/20/2016||T Cell Reagent Research for the Study of Allergic Diseases (U19)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$3,000,000||RFA-AI-16-027|
|10/20/2016||NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (IBDGC) Genetic Research Centers (GRCs) (U01)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$1,465,000||RFA-DK-16-029|
|01/09/2017||Annual Grant 2017||Dr. Scholl Foundation||$25,000||2017|
|11/03/2016||Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 2017||Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation||$75,000||2017|
|10/06/2016||Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) Supporting the Next Phase of NCN Nodes Programs||National Science Foundation (NSF)||$4,000,000||NSF 16-593|
|10/20/2016||Rural Health Research Dissemination Cooperative Agreement||Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)||$540,000||HRSA-17-002|
|02/15/2017||Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program||Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)||2017|
Recently Closed Opportunities
|Opportunity Name||Sponsor||Funding Amount||Announcement No.|
|09/23/2016||Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) 2017||Burroughs Wellcome Fund||$700,000||2017|
|09/22/2016||Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH)||Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)||$2,189,710||HRSA-17-029|
|09/21/2016||NEH 2017 Summer Stipends||National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)||$6,000||2017|
|09/08/2016||Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC)||National Science Foundation (NSF)||$1,000,000||NSF 16-591|
|08/25/2016||Cancer Target Discovery and Development Network (U01)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$3,750,000||RFA-CA-16-014|
|08/25/2016||Medical Funds 2017||Seattle Foundation||$50,000||2017|
|08/25/2016||Blavatnik National Awards 2017||New York Academy of Sciences||$250,000||2017|
|08/25/2016||George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$3,750,000||RFA-DK-16-031|
|08/25/2016||Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology (P50)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$3,750,000||RFA-DK-16-032|
|08/25/2016||Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics 2017||Greenwall Foundation||2017|
|08/18/2016||Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science||Simons Foundation||$550,000||2017|
|08/18/2016||Simons Investigators in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems||Simons Foundation||$550,000||2017|
|08/15/2016||Beckman Young Investigators Program||Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation||$750,000||2016|
|08/04/2016||Conference for Early Stage HIV/AIDS Vaccine Researchers (R13)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$300,000||PAR-16-351|
|08/04/2016||Student-Athlete Health & Well-Being Grant Program (Third Cycle)||Pac-12||2017|
|08/04/2016||Clinical Research Education and Career Development (CRECD) Program (R25)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$2,500,000||PAR-16-350|
|08/04/2016||Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR): Establishing the PAWR Project Office (PPO) (PAWR/PPO)||National Science Foundation (NSF)||$5,000,000||NSF 16-585|
|08/01/2016||2016 Bridge to Independence Award||Simons Foundation||2016|
|08/01/2016||Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants Program||Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation||$25,000||2017|
|08/01/2016||Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)||National Science Foundation (NSF)||$350,000||NSF 16-584|
|07/28/2016||100&Change ($100 million grant)||MacArthur Foundation||$16,777,215||2017|
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.
The Committee ensures that selected pre-proposals:
- Meet all eligibility requirements specified by the funding organization RFA
- Are scientifically and technically strong
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org