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.
07/08/2015 Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $4,500,000 RFA-AI-15-032

Recently Closed Opportunities

UW Internal
Deadline
Opportunity Name Sponsor Funding Amount Announcement No.
06/18/2015 ART WORKS National Endowment for the Arts $100,000 2016
06/15/2015 2016 Prizes in Biomedical Science Vilcek Foundation $50,000 2016
06/15/2015 Science and Engineering / Medical Research 2016 W. M. Keck Foundation $2,000,000 2016
06/15/2015 Vilcek Prizes For Creative Promise in Biomedical Science Vilcek Foundation $50,000
06/15/2015 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Grant Program Pac-12 $3,500,000 2015
06/11/2015 Addressing HIV Care and Housing Coordination through Data Integration to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) $3,600,000 HRSA-15-152
06/11/2015 Advancing Health Disparities Interventions Through Community-Based Participatory Research (U01) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $1,750,000 RFA-MD-15-010
06/11/2015 Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Foresights: Defining the Critical Needs of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Community National Science Foundation (NSF) $6,000,000 NSF 15-565
06/04/2015 Pew-Stewart 2016 Scholars Program for Cancer Research Pew Charitable Trusts $240,000
05/21/2015 GiveTogether Summer Cycle Seattle Foundation $25,000
05/14/2015 Amgen Foundation Grant 2015 Amgen 2015
05/14/2015 Regular Grants Program 2015 Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation $60,000 2015
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 Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS) National Science Foundation (NSF) $500,000 NSF 15-526
05/07/2015 Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF 13-569
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 NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2,500,000 RFA-AR-16-002
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

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