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.
07/26/2018 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF 17-573
07/26/2018 Searle Scholars Program 2019 Kinship Foundation $300,000 2019
07/30/2018 Beckman Young Investigators Program 2019 Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation $600,000 2019
06/21/2018 Space Technology Research Institutes (STRI) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) $15,000,000 80HQTR18NOA01
07/26/2018 2018 Bridge to Independence Award request for applications Simons Foundation $0 2018

Recently Closed Opportunities

UW Internal
Deadline
Opportunity Name Sponsor Funding Amount Announcement No.
06/11/2018 2019 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science Vilcek Foundation $50,000 2019
06/07/2018 Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Grant 2018 Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust $25,000 2018
06/07/2018 Science and Engineering / Medical Research June 2018 Cycle W. M. Keck Foundation $2,000,000 June 2018
06/07/2018 NEA Research Labs National Endowment for the Arts $150,000 2018
05/31/2018 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Science 2019 Pew Charitable Trusts $300,000 2019
05/31/2018 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program 2019 Pew Charitable Trusts $300,000 2019
05/31/2018 Small and Large Grants 10/31 cycle Garneau-Nicon Family Foundation $50,000 2018 10/31
05/31/2018 NIH Director's Early Independence Award (DP5 - Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $250,000 RFA-RM-18-010
05/30/2018 All of Us Research Program Genome Centers (OT2) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $15,000,000 OT-PM-18-002
05/17/2018 Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (R25 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $720,000 RFA-HL-19-019
05/17/2018 Limited Competition: Interaction of HIV Infection and Alcohol Abuse on Central Nervous System Morbidity (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $4,000,000 RFA-AA-18-011
05/15/2018 Health Careers Opportunity Program: The National HCOP Academies Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) $3,200,000 HRSA-18-007
05/15/2018 Innovation Grant 2018 Curing Kids Cancer $200,000 2018
05/10/2018 Coordination Center for the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) Program (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $4,400,000 RFA-GM-18-003
05/03/2018 Pathway to Stop Diabetes 2018 American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2018
05/03/2018 Regular Grants Program 2018 Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation $60,000 2018
05/03/2018 Development of Curricular or Training Activities in Rigor and Transparency to Enhance Reproducibility (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $80,000 PA-18-756
05/03/2018 Community Grants 2018 Pride Foundation $0 2018
05/03/2018 Development of Curricular or Training Activities in Skills Development (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $0 PA-18-759
05/03/2018 Administrative Supplements to NIGMS Predoctoral Training Grants for the Development of Activities to Prepare Trainees for Careers in the Biomedical Research Workforce (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $80,000 PA-18-757
05/03/2018 Development of Curricular or Training Activities in Laboratory Safety (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $80,000 PA-18-758
04/26/2018 2019 Innovators in Science Award New York Academy of Sciences $200,000 2019
04/26/2018 2019 Scientific Innovations Award Brain Research Foundation $150,000 2019
04/26/2018 Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Basic Research Program (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $3,375,000 RFA-AI-18-002
04/26/2018 Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Clinical Research Program (UM1 Clinical Trial Required) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $5,750,000 RFA-AI-18-003
04/23/2018 Materials and Chemical Sciences Research for Quantum Information Science Department of Energy (DOE) $1,500,000 DE-FOA-0001909

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