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.
09/30/2020 NEI Center Core Grant for Vision Research (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) PAR-20-051
07/31/2020 Medical Institute Medically Trained Scientists Program Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) $0 2020
06/11/2020 Tuberculosis Research Units (U19 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $9,000,000 RFA-AI-20-020
06/11/2020 Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories for Aging Research (P30 – Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $12,500,000 RFA-AG-21-009
06/11/2020 Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19 Clinical Trial Optional National Institutes of Health (NIH) $4,500,000 RFA-AI-20-007
08/21/2020 Research funding available for collaborative neuroscience: Weill Neurohub request for proposals Weill Neurohub $0 2020
09/10/2020 Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) - Instrument Acquisition or Development National Science Foundation (NSF) $4,000,000 NSF 18-513 (2021)
06/04/2020 Regular Grants Program 2021 Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation $60,000 2021
07/09/2020 NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2,500,000 RFA-AR-21-002
07/09/2020 Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation in Children and Adults (CTOT-CA) (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $0 RFA-AI-20-029
06/05/2020 Public Interest Technology University Network Challenge – Year New America/New Venture Fund $0 2021
09/15/2020 Sloan Fellowships 2021 Alfred P Sloan Foundation $75,000 2021
06/08/2020 $10 Million data.org Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge data.org $10,000,000 2021
06/25/2020 Searle Scholars Program 2021 Kinship Foundation $300,000 2021

Recently Closed Opportunities

UW Internal
Deadline
Opportunity Name Sponsor Funding Amount Announcement No.
05/28/2020 Federal and State Technology Partnership Program (FT) U.S. Small Business Administration - Office of Investment and Innovation $125,000 SBA-OIIFT-20-001 / FAST-2020-R-0014
05/27/2020 COVID-19 Response Program Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment (CARE) Fund $100,000 2020
05/22/2020 Equipment Grants Program (EGP) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) $500,000 USDA-NIFA-OP-007473
05/21/2020 CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries Institute of Museum and Library Services $500,000 2020
05/14/2020 NIAMS Resource-based Centers for Bone, Muscle and Orthopaedic Research (P30 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2,500,000 RFA-AR-21-004
05/04/2020 2020 Robin Roberts Cancer Thrivership Research Award V Foundation $600,000 2020
04/30/2020 Addressing Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality and Morbidity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $0 RFA-MD-20-008
04/30/2020 ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF 20-554
04/30/2020 2021 Scientific Innovations Award Brain Research Foundation $150,000 2021
04/28/2020 Exceptional Flash Call for Proposals on Covid-19 AXA Research Fund $0 2020
04/09/2020 Childhood Asthma in Urban Settings -Clinical Research Centers (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $0 RFA-AI-19-073 (companion FOA RFA-AI-19-074)
04/09/2020 Second Grants for Arts Projects FY2021 National Endowment for the Arts $100,000 2021
04/09/2020 Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $600,000 PAR-20-113
04/09/2020 William T. Grant Scholars Program 2020 William T. Grant Foundation $350,000 2020
04/09/2020 Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1 - Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $0 PAR-20-103
04/09/2020 Childhood Asthma in Urban Settings Clinical Research Network- Leadership Center (UM1 Clinical Trial Required) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $0 RFA-AI-19-074 (companion FOA RFA-AI-19-073)
04/09/2020 High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2,000,000 PAR-20-114
04/09/2020 Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $750,000 PAR-20-112

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 peer 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 listserv, Deans, Directors and Chairs of the opportunity details, deadlines and general directions and deadlines for internal submission of pre-proposals. Subscription to this listserv is open to all. To subscribe or unsubscribe, please email research@uw.edu.

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 has 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 to the sponsor through the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP).

For an application that has been designated as UW’s limited submission to the sponsor, please note that internal deadlines for submission of an approved eGC1 to OSP, as set forth in GIM 19, apply. Waivers of the internal deadline requirements will only be considered under the circumstances described in GIM 19. In particular, waivers for a less-than-two-week announcement of the funding opportunity shall only be considered with respect to the timing of the sponsor’s announcement of the opportunity.

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