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
03/31/2024 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science Franklin Institute $250,000 2025
03/31/2024 Yidan Prize Yidan Prize $3,800,000 2024
03/13/2024 Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) National Science Foundation (NSF) $1,000,000 NSF 23-538
03/07/2024 2024 Princess of Asturias Awards Fundación Princesa de Asturias $50,000 2024
03/06/2024 Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program National Science Foundation (NSF) $500,000 NSF 24-595
03/13/2024 Assessment of Climate at Institutions (ACt) Award (RC2 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $250,000 PAR-24-038
03/11/2024 WRF Planning Grants Washington Research Foundation $200,000 2024
03/06/2024 National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program National Science Foundation (NSF) $2,000,000 NSF 21-536 (2024)
03/13/2024 Pew Biomedical Scholars Pew Charitable Trusts $300,000 2025
03/20/2024 High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $750,001 PAR-22-079 (2024)
03/20/2024 Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $600,000 PAR-22-080 (2024)
02/28/2024 Data Reduction for Science Department of Energy (DOE) $400,000 DE-FOA-0003266
03/20/2024 General Social Survey Competition National Science Foundation (NSF) $16,000,000 SF 24-537
03/06/2024 Advancements in Artificial Intelligence for Science Department of Energy (DOE) $350,000 DE-FOA-0003264
03/13/2024 Department of Defense University Cybersecurity Consortium National Security Agency (NSA) $450,000 NCAE-C-002-2024

Recently Closed Opportunities

UW Internal
Opportunity Name Sponsor Funding Amount Announcement No.
02/21/2024 Platform Technologies for Transformative Battery Manufacturing Department of Energy (DOE) $1,000,000 DE-FOA-0003236
02/21/2024 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering Packard Foundation $875,000 2024
02/14/2024 NOSTER & Science Microbiome Prize American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) $25,000 2024
02/07/2024 New Innovator in Food & Agriculture Research Award Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research $150,000 2024
01/31/2024 Research in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering Department of Energy (DOE) $770,000 DE-FOA-0003254
01/31/2024 Mathers Foundation Grant Program Mathers Foundation $750,000 2024 March
01/24/2024 Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) National Science Foundation (NSF) $2,000,000 NSF 24-511
01/19/2024 Integrated Biological and Computational Low-Dose Radiation Research Department of Energy (DOE) $250,000 DE-FOA-0003281
01/17/2024 Organization/Group Grant Garneau Nicon Family Foundation $50,000 2024
01/17/2024 Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (GEOPAths) National Science Foundation (NSF) $6,000,000 NSF-23-540
01/15/2024 Women Scientists Innovation Translational Award V Foundation $800,000 2024
01/03/2024 Building Resilience against Systemic Cyber Risk AXA Research Fund $150,000 2024
01/03/2024 Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $750,000 RFA-DK-25-003
01/03/2024 Science and Engineering / Medical Research W. M. Keck Foundation $1,000,000 2024
12/27/2023 Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $10,000 PAR-24-031
12/27/2023 Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE) (T32) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $12,500 PAR-24-032
12/27/2023 Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards Program Ono Pharma Foundation $900,000 2024
12/27/2023 Nursing Research Education Program in Firearm Injury Prevention Research: Short Courses (R25 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $200,000 PAR-24-061

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.