Office of Research

Limited Submissions

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 so we can support your submission.


UW Internal
Opportunity Name Sponsor Funding Amount Announcement No.
03/14/2024 Open-Office Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) 75N99223S0001
08/30/2023 Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (R25 – Independent Clinical Trial not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $375,000 RFA-DK-22-037
07/19/2023 Science and Engineering / Medical Research W. M. Keck Foundation $1,000,000 2023
07/19/2023 Faculty Development in geoSpace Science (FDSS) National Science Foundation (NSF) $3,000,000 NSF 23-577
06/28/2023 Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2,000,000 RFA-ES-23-001
06/14/2023 BioFoundries to Enable Access to Infrastructure and Resources for Advancing Modern Biology and Biotechnology National Science Foundation (NSF) $15,000,000 NSF 23-585
07/19/2023 Advanced Computing Systems & Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research, Category II National Science Foundation (NSF) $5,000,000 NSF 23-518 Category II
06/14/2023 HEAL Initiative Partnerships to Advance INterdisciplinary (PAIN) Training in Clinical Pain Research: The HEAL PAIN Cohort Program (T90/R90 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $673,000 RFA-NS-24-015
10/04/2023 Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program National Science Foundation (NSF) $4,000,000 NSF 23-519 (2024)
06/28/2023 Emergency Medicine Research Career Development Program in the Neurological Sciences (EMRCDP-NS) (K12 - No Independent Clinical Trial Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2,300,000 PAR-23-151
06/28/2023 Searle Scholars Program 2024 Kinship Foundation $300,000 2024
06/21/2023 NIMHD Centers of Excellence in Investigator Development and Community Engagement (P50 - Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $500,000 RFA-MD-23-011

Recently Closed Opportunities

UW Internal
Opportunity Name Sponsor Funding Amount Announcement No.
06/07/2023 AIM-AHEAD Program for Artificial Intelligence Readiness (PAIR) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $100,000 2023
06/07/2023 NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $250,000 RFA-RM-23-007
06/02/2023 DoD University Cybersecurity Consortium National Security Agency (NSA) $250,000 NCAE-C-005-2023
05/24/2023 Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Grant 2023 Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust $25,000 2023
05/24/2023 Education and Training Program for Outsourcing Facility Industry (UE5) Clinical Trials Not Allowed National Institutes of Health (NIH) $5,500,000 RFA-FD-23-02
05/20/2023 Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Award RFA Chan Zuckerberg Initiative $1,200,000 2023
05/17/2023 Research for Alternative Methods to Reduce/Eliminate Emissions from Agricultural Burning Washington Department of Ecology $100,000 2023
05/12/2023 Data Visualization of Structural Racism and Place Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $250,000 2023
05/10/2023 Building the Prototype Open Knowledge Network (Proto-OKN) National Science Foundation (NSF) $1,500,000 NSF 23-571
05/05/2023 Renewable Energy: Ensuring a Sustainable and Fair Transition AXA Research Fund $150,000 2023
05/03/2023 Coordination Center for the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) Program (R24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $250,000 PAR-23-129
05/03/2023 Scientific Innovations Award Brain Research Foundation $150,000 2024
05/03/2023 2023 Rising Star Faculty Award Program Intel $50,000 2023
05/03/2023 Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $325,000 PAR-23-114
05/03/2023 Health Careers Opportunity Program: The National HCOP Academies Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) $3,250,000 HRSA-23-003
05/03/2023 Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) PAR-22-265
05/03/2023 Countering Wildlife Trafficking in Sub-Saharan Africa Department of State (DOS) $3,000,000 SFOP0009580
05/01/2023 Population Health Climate Change Planning Grants University of Washington $10,000 2023
04/19/2023 Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $750,000 RFA-DK-21-026
04/19/2023 Science Foundations for Energy Earthshots Department of Energy (DOE) $2,000,000 DE-FOA-0003003
04/19/2023 Diagnostic Centers of Excellence (X01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) PAR-23-171
04/12/2023 NIAMS Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Centers (P30 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $1,500,000 RFA-AR-24-001
04/12/2023 Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Basic Research Program (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $3,000,000 RFA-AI-22-070
04/12/2023 Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Clinical Research Program (UM1 Clinical Trial Required) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $3,000,000 RFA-AI-22-071
04/12/2023 Cybersecurity Workforce Development Grant National Security Agency (NSA) $2,500,000 NCAE-C-003-2023
04/11/2023 V Scholar Cancer Research Grant V Foundation $600,000 2023

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

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:

  1. Meets all eligibility requirements specified by the funding organization RFA
  2. Is scientifically and technically strong
  3. 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:

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 or call 206-616-9089.

In addition to the listings above, visit the UW Corporate and Foundation Relations webpage to find more information about selected foundation funders that the University of Washington has built relationships with over the years.