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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.

UW Internal
Opportunity Name Sponsor Funding Amount Announcement No.
07/31/2014 Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) National Science Foundation (NSF) $175,000 NSF 13-569
07/31/2014 Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) 2015 Burroughs Wellcome Fund $700,000 2015
08/25/2014 Career Awards at the Scientific Interface Burroughs Wellcome Fund $500,000 2014
07/24/2014 Clinical Trial on the Effects of Interventions Aiming to Reduce Chronic Inflammation in Older Adults: Pilot Phase (U01) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $1,857,000 RFA-AG-15-006
09/18/2014 Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics National Science Foundation (NSF) $5,000,000 NSF 14-570
09/04/2014 Faculty Scholars Program 2015 Greenwall Foundation 2015
09/10/2014 Science and Engineering / Medical Research 2015 W. M. Keck Foundation $2,000,000 2015
UW Internal
Opportunity Name Sponsor Funding Amount Announcement No.
07/17/2014 ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers National Science Foundation (NSF) $750,000 NSF 14-573
07/10/2014 Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources (G20) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $500,000 PAR-14-251
07/10/2014 Searle Scholars 2015 Kinship Foundation $300,000 2015
07/10/2014 Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $3,750,000 RFA-DK-14-012
06/19/2014 Beckman Scholars Program 2015 Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation $750,000 2015
06/19/2014 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences 2015 Pew Charitable Trusts $240,000 2015
06/15/2014 Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics 2014B Raymond and Beverly Sackler $100,000 2014B
06/12/2014 Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education - First in the world Department of Education $4,000,000 84.116F.
06/09/2014 NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $1,250,000 PAR-14-228
06/05/2014 Grants 2014 American Honda Foundation $75,000 2014
05/29/2014 Bridging the Word Gap Research Network Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) $300,000 HRSA-14-131

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

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