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.
09/05/2019 Regular Grants Program 2020 Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation $180,000 2020
09/05/2019 National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program National Science Foundation (NSF) $3,000,000 NSF 19-522
08/01/2019 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF 17-573
09/05/2019 Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development National Science Foundation (NSF) $4,000,000 NSF 18-513 (2020)
08/02/2019 National Endowment for the Humanities: 2020 Summer Stipends National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) $6,000 2020
08/08/2020 Bridge to Independence Award Program Simons Foundation $495,000 2020
09/16/2019 Sloan Research Fellowship 2020 Alfred P Sloan Foundation 2020
07/03/2019 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease 2020 Burroughs Wellcome Fund $500,000 2020
09/20/2019 Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) 2020 Burroughs Wellcome Fund $700,000 202
06/20/2019 National Endowment for the Arts Research Labs National Endowment for the Arts $15,000 2020
07/25/2019 Beckman Young Investigators Program 2020 Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation $600,000 2020

Recently Closed Opportunities

UW Internal
Deadline
Opportunity Name Sponsor Funding Amount Announcement No.
06/10/2019 Vilcek Foundation Prizes in Biomedical Science Vilcek Foundation $50,000 2019
06/06/2019 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program 2020 Pew Charitable Trusts $300,000 2020
06/06/2019 Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $3,750,000 RFA-DK-19-004
06/06/2019 Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) RFA-DK-19-002
06/03/2019 Science and Engineering / Medical Research June 2019 Cycle W. M. Keck Foundation $1,000,000 June 2019
05/30/2019 Limited Competition: Interdisciplinary Complementary and Integrative Health Clinical Research Training (T90/R90 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $0 RFA-AT-19-010
05/30/2019 Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) National Science Foundation (NSF) $550,000 NSF 19-506
05/30/2019 NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $1,250,000 RFA-RM-19-008
05/30/2019 Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program National Science Foundation (NSF) $500,000 NSF 17-585
05/30/2019 Searle Scholars Program 2020 Kinship Foundation $300,000 2020
05/30/2019 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Science 2020 Pew Charitable Trusts $300,000 2020
05/30/2019 Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) National Science Foundation (NSF) $0 NSF 15-576
05/30/2019 Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science National Science Foundation (NSF) $600,000 NSF 17-575
05/30/2019 Inclusive Excellence (IE): Building institutional capacity for student belonging Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) $1,000,000 2020
05/30/2019 Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) National Science Foundation (NSF) $0 NSF 19-517
05/09/2019 Faculty Development in the Space Sciences National Science Foundation (NSF) $1,500,000 NSF 19-558
05/02/2019 Atopic Dermatitis Research Network Leadership Center (UM1 Clinical Trial Required) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2,800,000 RFA-AI-19-014
05/02/2019 Atopic Dermatitis Research Network -Clinical Research Centers (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2,100,000 RFA-AI-19-015
04/25/2019 Scientific Innovations Award 2020 Brain Research Foundation $150,000 2020
04/25/2019 Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships National Science Foundation (NSF) $0 NSF 19-567
04/25/2019 High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2,000,000 PAR-19-177
04/25/2019 Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $600,000 PAR-19-179
04/25/2019 Art Works 2019 National Endowment for the Arts $100,000 2019
04/25/2019 William T. Grant Scholars Program 2019 William T. Grant Foundation $350,000 2019
04/18/2019 Pathway to Stop Diabetes 2019 American Diabetes Association (ADA) $0 2019
04/18/2019 Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Grant 2019 Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust $25,000 2019
04/18/2019 Maximizing Access to Research Careers (T34) National Institutes of Health (NIH) PAR-19-219
04/18/2019 Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) (T34) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $0 PAR-19-218

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