Office of Research
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|Opportunity Name||Sponsor||Funding Amount||Announcement No.|
Recently Closed Opportunities
|Opportunity Name||Sponsor||Funding Amount||Announcement No.|
|08/27/2015||Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Statements of Interest: CHINA PROGRAMS||Department of State (DOS)||$1,500,000||2015|
|08/24/2015||U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund||Walmart||$100,000||2015|
|08/20/2015||Nanomaterials Health Implications Research (NHIR): Comprehensive Evaluation of Interactions between Engineered Nanomaterials and Biological System (U01)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$1,500,000||RFA-ES-15-013|
|08/20/2015||Medical Funds 2015||Seattle Foundation||$50,000||2015|
|08/20/2015||Investigators in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems Program||Simons Foundation||$550,000||2015|
|08/20/2015||Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$4,000,000||RFA-AG-16-011|
|08/20/2015||Management and Operation of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory (ICNO)||National Science Foundation (NSF)||$16,777,215||NSF 15-587|
|08/17/2015||NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)||National Science Foundation (NSF)||$5,000,000||NSF 15-581|
|08/07/2015||NEH Summer Stipends 2016||National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)||2016|
|07/30/2015||Quality of Life Grants Program 2nd Cycle 2015||Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation||$250,000||2015|
|07/28/2015||Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS)||Burroughs Wellcome Fund||$700,000||2016|
|07/28/2015||2015 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists||Doris Duke Charitable Foundation||$540,000||2015|
|07/28/2015||Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease||Burroughs Wellcome Fund||$500,000||2016|
|07/23/2015||Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)||National Science Foundation (NSF)||$4,000,000||NSF 15-580|
|07/20/2015||Faculty Scholars Program||Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)||2015|
|07/09/2015||Health Center Program||Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)||$3,720,000||HRSA-16-003|
|07/09/2015||Searle Scholars Program 2016||Kinship Foundation||$300,000||2016|
|07/09/2015||Career Development Programs in Diabetes Research for Pediatric Endocrinologists (K12)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||RFA-DK-15-006|
|07/09/2015||Building Population Health Research Capacity in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (U24)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$2,000,000||RFA-MD-15-011|
|07/09/2015||NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research Focused on Precision Medicine (U54)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$7,500,000||RFA-MD-15-013|
|07/09/2015||Limited Competition: NIMHD Endowment Program for Increasing Research and Institutional Resources (S21)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$2,000,000||RFA-MD-15-007|
|07/09/2015||Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)||National Science Foundation (NSF)||$2,500,000||NSF 15-576|
|07/08/2015||Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$4,500,000||RFA-AI-15-032|
|07/02/2015||NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program Analysis Centers (U01)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||RFA-HG-15-026|
|07/02/2015||Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) Program||Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)||$900,000||HRSA-15-148|
|07/02/2015||Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Science||Pew Charitable Trusts||$240,000||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.
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