Office of Research
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|Opportunity Name||Sponsor||Funding Amount||Announcement No.|
|05/11/2017||Research Education: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$1,500,000||PAR-17-209|
|05/11/2017||Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$1,500,000||PAR-17-210|
|05/04/2017||William T. Grant Scholars Program 2017||William T. Grant Foundation||$350,000||2017|
|05/11/2017||Pathway to Stop Diabetes 2017||American Diabetes Association (ADA)||2017|
|05/11/2017||Disney Conservation Fund Annual Conservation Grants 2018||Walt Disney Company||$50,000||2018|
|05/04/2017||Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) (2018)||National Science Foundation (NSF)||NSF 15-576|
|05/04/2017||Regular Grants 2017||Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation||$60,000||2017|
|05/18/2017||Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes)||National Science Foundation (NSF)||NSF 17-546|
|04/27/2017||2018 Scientific Innovations Award||Brain Research Foundation||$150,000||2018|
|06/08/2017||Searle Scholars Program 2018||Kinship Foundation||$300,000||2018|
|06/09/2017||Allen Institute for Brain Science Next Generation Leaders||Paul G. Allen Family Foundation||$0||2017|
|05/04/2017||Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program (NRCDP) (K12)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$1,000,000||RFA-NS-17-010|
Recently Closed Opportunities
|Opportunity Name||Sponsor||Funding Amount||Announcement No.|
|04/20/2017||2017 BRCA Convergence Team Award||V Foundation||$2,100,000||2017|
|04/20/2017||2017 BRCA Translational Award||V Foundation||$600,000||2017|
|04/20/2017||2018 Neilsen Scholarship Program||Craig H. Neilsen Foundation||2018|
|04/20/2017||Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)||National Science Foundation (NSF)||$500,000||NSF 15-577|
|04/13/2017||The 2017 Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation||State of Israel||$1,000,000||2017|
|04/13/2017||Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||PAR-17-221|
|04/10/2017||Tomorrow's Internet Project Office (TIPOFF) Building on the Success of the Global Environment for Network Innovations||National Science Foundation (NSF)||$10,000,000||NSF 17-540|
|04/06/2017||NIMHD Specialized Centers of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$4,750,000||RFA-MD-17-005|
|03/27/2017||Cancer Research 2017 V Scholar Award||V Foundation||2017|
|03/23/2017||2018 Beckman Scholars Program||Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation||$26,000||2018|
|03/17/2017||Clinical Scientist Development Award 2017||Doris Duke Charitable Foundation||$495,000||2017|
|03/16/2017||St. Baldrick’s Infrastructure Grants 2017||St. Baldrick's Foundation||$50,000||2017|
|03/15/2017||Balzan Prize 2017||International Balzan Foundation||$742,000||2017|
|03/09/2017||Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$1,000,000||PAR-17-159|
|03/09/2017||Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate - Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) (T34)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||PAR-17-068|
|03/09/2017||Art Works 2017||National Endowment for the Arts||$100,000||2017|
|03/02/2017||Strengthening HIV/AIDS Research in Kenya||Center for Disease Control (CDC)||$5,000,000||RFA-PS-17-005|
|03/02/2017||High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$2,000,000||PAR-17-076|
|03/02/2017||Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)||National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$600,000||PAR-17-074|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org