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.


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Opportunity Name Sponsor Funding Amount Announcement No.
No Current opportunities found.

Recently Closed Opportunities

UW Internal
Opportunity Name Sponsor Funding Amount Announcement No.
05/21/2015 GiveTogether Summer Cycle Seattle Foundation $25,000
05/14/2015 Regional Medical Libraries for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (UG4) National Institutes of Health (NIH) RFA-LM-15-003
05/14/2015 Amgen Foundation Grant 2015 Amgen 2015
05/14/2015 Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS) National Science Foundation (NSF) $500,000 NSF 15-526
05/14/2015 Regular Grants Program 2015 Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation $60,000 2015
05/07/2015 Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF 13-569
05/07/2015 NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2,500,000 RFA-AR-16-002
05/07/2015 Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (R25) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $705,000 RFA-HL-16-017
05/07/2015 Limited Competition: International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) (U01) National Institutes of Health (NIH) RFA-AI-15-017
05/07/2015 Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) - Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem National Science Foundation (NSF) $1,250,000 NSF 15-562
04/30/2015 Scientific Innovations Award 2016 Brain Research Foundation $150,000 2016
04/23/2015 Pathway Awards (Initiator, Accelerator, Visionary) American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2015
04/23/2015 Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - S2I2 (SI2-S2I2) National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF 15-553
04/23/2015 Validation of Pediatric Patient Reported Outcomes in Chronic Diseases (PEPR) Consortium (U19) National Institutes of Health (NIH) RFA-AR-15-014
04/20/2015 Availability of Administrative Supplements to NIGMS Predoctoral Training Grants (Admin Supp) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $80,000 PA-15-136
04/07/2015 Community Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) $100,000 II-II-15-002
04/02/2015 Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR): National Exposure Assessment Laboratory Network (U2C) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $8,000,000 RFA-ES-15-009
04/02/2015 Health Careers Opportunity Program Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) $1,950,000 HRSA-15-042
04/02/2015 Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR): Coordinating Center (U24) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $3,000,000 RFA-ES-15-011
04/02/2015 Strengthening and Improving the HIV Care Continuum within Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A Jurisdictions Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) $1,500,000 HRSA-15-113
04/02/2015 Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR): Data Repository, Analysis and Science Center (U2C) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $6,000,000 RFA-ES-15-010
04/01/2015 Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF 15-536
03/27/2015 Consortium Research Grant St. Baldrick's Foundation 2015
03/26/2015 William T. Grant Scholars 2015 William T. Grant Foundation $350,000 2015
03/26/2015 High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2,000,000 PAR-15-118
03/26/2015 NIAMS Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine Resource-based Centers (P30) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2,500,000 RFA-AR-16-004
03/26/2015 Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network (UG1) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $1,000,000 RFA-HD-16-019
03/26/2015 Archiving and Discovering of Data and Metadata Generated through Projects Funded by the NSF Arctic Sciences Section National Science Foundation (NSF) $6,000,000 NSF 15-543
03/26/2015 Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Cooperative Multicenter Neonatal Research Network (UG1) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $1,000,000 RFA-HD-16-020

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:

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