Office of Research
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|Opportunity Name||Sponsor||Funding Amount||Announcement No.|
|01/02/2018||Career Awards at the Scientific Interface||Burroughs Wellcome Fund||$500,000||2018|
|01/11/2018||Grants 2018||American Honda Foundation||$75,000||2018|
|01/02/2018||Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program||Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)||$0||2018|
|01/31/2018||Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry||Welch Foundation||$500,000||2018|
|01/11/2018||Annual Grant 2018||Marisla Foundation||$0||2018|
|01/11/2018||Science and Engineering / Medical Research January 2018 Cycle||W. M. Keck Foundation||$2,000,000||January 2018|
|01/19/2018||Caspar Wistar Fellows Program||Wistar Institute||$0||2018|
|01/23/2018||Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry 2018||Welch Foundation||$500,000||2018|
|12/21/2017||Energy Frontier Research Centers||Department of Energy (DOE)||$16,000,000||2018|
|12/21/2017||Moore Inventor Fellows 2018||Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation||$675,000||2018|
Recently Closed Opportunities
|Opportunity Name||Sponsor||Funding Amount||Announcement No.|
|12/04/2017||The University of Washington 2018 Innovation Awards – Environmental Sciences||University of Washington||$0||2018|
|12/01/2017||Clinical Scientist Development Award||Doris Duke Charitable Foundation||2018|
|11/30/2017||Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$0||RFA-ES-18-001|
|11/30/2017||Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate - Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) (T34)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$0||PAR-17-068 (2018)|
|11/30/2017||NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)||National Science Foundation (NSF)||$0||NSF 17-527|
|11/30/2017||Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||PAR-16-361 (2018)|
|11/30/2017||Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$900,000||PAR-17-340|
|11/30/2017||Diabetic Foot Consortium - Clinical Research Units (U01)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$1,325,000||RFA-DK-17-014|
|11/30/2017||Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)||National Science Foundation (NSF)||$600,000||NSF 15-528 (2018)|
|11/28/2017||Keck Workshop and Panel||University of Washington||11/28/17|
|11/16/2017||Mallinckrodt Scholar Program 2018||Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation||$400,000||2018|
|11/09/2017||2018 Clinical Research Award||Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation||$450,000||2018|
|11/09/2017||National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program||National Science Foundation (NSF)||$3,000,000||NSF 18-507|
|11/07/2017||Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease||Burroughs Wellcome Fund||$500,000||2018|
|11/03/2017||Schmidt Science Fellows 2017||Schmidt Science Fellows||$0||2017|
|11/02/2017||Annual Grant 2018||Dr. Scholl Foundation||$25,000||2018|
|11/02/2017||2018 Young Investigator Award Program||National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Foundation||$150,000||2018|
|11/02/2017||Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)||National Science Foundation (NSF)||$4,000,000||NSF 17-592|
|11/02/2017||Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)||National Science Foundation (NSF)||$0||NSF 17-591|
|10/26/2017||Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 2018||Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation||$75,000||2018|
|10/19/2017||Research Education: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program (R25)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$16,777,215||PAR-17-053 (2018)|
|10/19/2017||Andrew Carnegie Fellows 2018||Carnegie Corporation of New York||$200,000||2018|
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 email@example.com