Office of Research
Grants, awards and fellowships that limit the number of applications coming from one institution.
If you have identified a limited submission opportunity that is not on this list, please contact email@example.com so we can support your submission.
Recently Closed Opportunities
The Review and Selection Process
For each limited submission opportunity, the Office of Research (OR) notifies, by e-mail listserv, Deans, Directors, Chairs and faculty 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the OR internal deadline, pre-proposals that have been received are sent to members of the OR Limited Submissions Opportunity Review Committee.
In their efforts to choose pre-proposals that are most likely to be funded and have high impact, the Committee reviews each pre-proposal based on these criteria:
- Meets all eligibility requirements specified by the funding organization RFA
- Is scientifically and technically strong
- Promotes the greater University research mission
Many pre-proposals require a letter of support from the PI's nominator, Dean or Chair. This letter should address the above criteria, recognizing that the internal UW selection process is often highly competitive. 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.
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.
Once the decision has been made on which pre-proposal(s) will go forward, all applicants are notified of the Committee's decision. Occasionally, the Committee may provide feedback and recommendations to successful candidates so that that the quality of the full proposal can be enhanced.
OR provides a limited submissions approval letter that must be attached to the applicant's eGC1 for the application to be considered by OSP.
Inquiries and Contact Information
For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that is not already listed on this page, please email us at email@example.com or call 206-616-9089.
In addition to the listings above, visit the UW Corporate and Foundation Relations webpage https://www.washington.edu/cfr/faculty/working-with-foundations/funder-info/ to find more information about selected foundation funders that the University of Washington has built relationships with over the years.