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.
04/11/2019 Young Investigator Grants 2019 Breast Cancer Alliance $125,000 2019
03/25/2019 2019 Translational Research Grant V Foundation $600,000 2019
04/25/2019 William T. Grant Scholars Program 2019 William T. Grant Foundation $350,000 2019
04/25/2019 Art Works 2019 National Endowment for the Arts $100,000 2019
04/25/2019 Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $600,000 PAR-19-179
04/25/2019 High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2,000,000 PAR-19-177
04/25/2019 Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships National Science Foundation (NSF) $0 NSF 19-567
06/10/2019 Vilcek Foundation Prizes in Biomedical Science Vilcek Foundation $50,000 2019

Recently Closed Opportunities

UW Internal
Deadline
Opportunity Name Sponsor Funding Amount Announcement No.
03/14/2019 Cancer Research 2019 Scholar Award V Foundation $0 2019
03/14/2019 Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Computing in Undergraduate Education (IUSE: CUE) National Science Foundation (NSF) $350,000 NSF 19-546
03/07/2019 The Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (UM1 Clinical Trial Required) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $7,500,000 RFA-CA-19-007
03/07/2019 The Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN) Pharmacokinetic Resource Laboratories (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $1,920,000 RFA-CA-19-008
03/04/2019 NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) National Science Foundation (NSF) $350,000 NSF 17-527
02/21/2019 Quality of Life Grant 2019 Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation $25,000 2019
02/21/2019 Exceptional Project Grants 2019 Breast Cancer Alliance $100,000 2019
02/21/2019 Small and Large Grants 2019 Garneau-Nicon Family Foundation $50,000 2019
02/17/2019 HEAL Initiative: Back Pain Consortium (BACPAC) Research Program Data Integration, Algorithm Development and Operations Management Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $3,600,000 RFA-AR-19-027
02/14/2019 Fellowships for Science and Engineering Program 2019 Packard Foundation $875,000 2019
02/07/2019 NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Required) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $0 RFA-CA-19-030
02/07/2019 NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $0 RFA-CA-19-029
02/01/2019 Annual Conservation Grants 2019 Walt Disney Company $50,000 2019
01/31/2019 NIH Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) Awards (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $4,000,000 RFA-OD-19-014
01/31/2019 Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry Welch Foundation $500,000 2019

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