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.
12/06/2018 Grants 2019 American Honda Foundation $75,000 2019
10/25/2018 National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program National Science Foundation (NSF) $3,000,000 NSF 18-507 (2019)
10/22/2018 2019 Alan T. Waterman Award National Science Foundation (NSF) $1,000,000 2019
01/09/2019 2019 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) $0 2019
10/25/2018 HEALing Communities Study: Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis (Data Coordinating Center) (UM1- Clinical Trials Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $0 RFA-DA-19-017
01/10/2019 Annual Grant 2019 Marisla Foundation $0 2019
10/25/2018 NIH Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $0 RFA-NS-19-007
01/31/2019 Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry Welch Foundation $500,000 2019
10/25/2018 HEALing Communities Study: Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis (Research Sites) (UM1 - Clinical Trial Required) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $0 RFA-DA-19-016
10/25/2018 Ancillary Studies to the NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (R01- Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $600,000 RFA-DK-18-017
10/25/2018 Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network (CP-CTNet): Data Management, Auditing, and Coordinating Center (DMACC) (U24 Clinical Trial Required) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $8,850,000 RFA-CA-18-030
12/06/2018 Culture, education, health, social service Hearst Foundations $250,000 2019
11/28/2018 2019 Clinical Scientist Development Award Doris Duke Charitable Foundation $0 2019
11/22/2018 2019 Fay / Frank Seed Grant Program Brain Research Foundation $80,000 2019
10/25/2018 Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs): Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem National Science Foundation (NSF) $4,000,000 NSF 18-598
11/29/2018 Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) (R38) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $221,000 RFA-HL-18-023 (2019)
11/01/2018 Distinguished Researchers Program 2019 Washington's Cancer Research Endowment (CARE) Fund $500,000 2019

Recently Closed Opportunities

UW Internal
Deadline
Opportunity Name Sponsor Funding Amount Announcement No.
10/18/2018 Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development National Science Foundation (NSF) $4,000,000 NSF 18-513
10/16/2018 Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $7,500,000 PAR-18-940
10/04/2018 Prevention of HPV-related Cancers in HIV-infected individuals: United States-Latin American-Caribbean Clinical Trials Network: Partnership Centers (U54 Clinical Trial Required) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $7,500,000 RFA-CA-18-018
10/04/2018 Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network (CP-CTNet): CP-CTNet Sites (UG1 Clinical Trial Required) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $5,625,000 RFA-CA-18-029
10/04/2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program 2019 Carnegie Corporation of New York $200,000 2019
10/04/2018 Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) for High Impact HIV Prevention Program Integration Center for Disease Control (CDC) CDC-RFA PS19-1904
09/28/2018 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists 2019 New York Academy of Sciences $250,000 2019
09/27/2018 HHMI 2019 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) $0 2019
09/25/2018 Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) National Science Foundation (NSF) $0 NSF 15-576
09/21/2018 Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) 2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund $700,000 2019
09/06/2018 Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program (K12 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $600,000 RFA-HD-19-008
08/30/2018 Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) 2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund $500,000 2019
08/23/2018 Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) National Science Foundation (NSF) $0 2019
08/23/2018 Medical Funds 2019 Seattle Foundation $25,000 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