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.
07/06/2022 KUH Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $41,500 RFA-DK-21-033
05/25/2022 Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Grant 2022 Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust $25,000 2022
09/07/2022 Transition to Aging Research for Predoctoral Students (F99/K00 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $53,760 RFA-AG-23-016
06/01/2022 Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems - Virtual Organization (RINGS-VO) National Science Foundation (NSF) $1,000,000 NSF-22-590
06/01/2022 Pathway to Stop Diabetes 2022 American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2022
06/01/2022 Regular Grants Program 2023 Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation $180,000 2023
06/08/2022 Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC) National Science Foundation (NSF) $1,200,000 NSF 22-592
06/08/2022 NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2,500,000 RFA-AR-23-002
05/25/2022 2022 Rising Star Faculty Award Program Intel $50,000 2022
06/01/2022 NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $1,250,000 RFA-RM-22-021
06/01/2022 NICHD Neonatal Research Network (NRN): Data Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $3,100,000 RFA-HD-23-001
06/01/2022 NICHD Neonatal Research Network (NRN): Clinical Centers (UG1 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $220,000 RFA-HD-23-002
06/01/2022 NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network: Clinical Centers (UG1 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $220,000 RFA-HD-23-016
06/01/2022 NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network: Data Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $3,950,000 RFA-HD-23-017
05/25/2022 IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED) National Science Foundation (NSF) $2,000,000 NSF 22-587
06/03/2022 NSF Regional Innovation Engines Broad Agency Announcement National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF BAA 2022
05/25/2022 NCAE-C in Cybersecurity Education Research Innovation 2022 National Security Agency (NSA) $1,000,000 NCAE-C-003-2024

Recently Closed Opportunities

UW Internal
Deadline
Opportunity Name Sponsor Funding Amount Announcement No.
04/29/2022 Public Interest Technology University Network Challenge – Year 4 New America/New Venture Fund $180,000 2022
04/29/2022 Second Grants for Arts National Endowment for the Arts $100,000 2022
04/27/2022 Emergency Award: Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Tribal Data Repository (RADx TDR) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2,000,000 RFA-OD-22-011
04/27/2022 William T. Grant Scholars Program 2022 William T. Grant Foundation $350,000 2022
04/27/2022 Scientific Innovations Award Brain Research Foundation $150,000 2023
04/27/2022 CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS) National Science Foundation (NSF) $2,000,000 NSF 21-580
04/26/2022 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Grant Program Pew Charitable Trusts $300,000 2023
04/13/2022 Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) National Science Foundation (NSF) $3,125,000 NSF 21-625
04/12/2022 V Scholar Cancer Research Grant V Foundation $350,000 2022
04/12/2022 Clinical Trial Outreach Mission Grant V Foundation $350,000 2022
04/11/2022 Urban Integrated Field Laboratories (IFL) Department of Energy (DOE) $5,000,000 DE-FOA-0002581
04/08/2022 Higher Learning Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $500,000 2022
04/08/2022 International Prize for Biology Japan Society for the Promotion of Science $85,000 2022
04/06/2022 Immune Drivers of Autoimmune Disease (IDAD) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $750,000 RFA-AI-22-012
04/06/2022 Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF 19-506 (2022)
04/06/2022 Research Visioning for Computer and Information Science and Engineering: Future Research Directions for the CISE Community (CISE-RV) National Science Foundation (NSF) $9,000,000 NSF 22-567
03/31/2022 ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF 20-554 (2022)
03/31/2022 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science Franklin Institute $250,000 2022
03/31/2022 Population Idea-Grants GAIA Initiative $300,000 2022
03/31/2022 2022 Yidan Prize Yidan Prize 2022
03/31/2022 Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure National Science Foundation (NSF) $0 NSF-22-574
03/31/2022 Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $4,500,000 RFA-AI-21-079
03/30/2022 Creating Equitable Pathways to STEM Graduate Education Alfred P Sloan Foundation $500,000 2022

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.

To help guide you as you consider applying for the opportunity and to assess whether your work is a good fit, visit the UW Corporate and Foundation Relations webpage https://www.washington.edu/cfr/faculty/working-with-foundations/funder-info/. Here you’ll find more information about selected foundation funders that the University of Washington has built relationships with and received awards from over the years.

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