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.
10/31/2018 CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) National Science Foundation (NSF) $0 NSF 17-581
03/28/2018 Health-Professional Education Partnership Initiative (HEPI) (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $3,000,000 RFA-TW-17-001
02/28/2018 Opioid Relapse Reduction Therapeutics Grant Brain Research Foundation $50,000 2018
03/29/2018 Injury Control Research Centers Center for Disease Control (CDC) $840,286 RFA-CE-19-001
03/01/2018 Andy Hill CARE Distinguished Researchers Program 2018 Washington's Cancer Research Endowment (CARE) Fund $500,000 2018
03/01/2018 Health Workforce Research Center Cooperative Agreement Program Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) $0 HRSA-18-028
03/01/2018 Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) National Science Foundation (NSF) $12,500,000 NSF 18-529

Recently Closed Opportunities

UW Internal
Deadline
Opportunity Name Sponsor Funding Amount Announcement No.
02/15/2018 NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) (2018) National Science Foundation (NSF) $0 NSF 17-527 (2018)
02/15/2018 Fellowships for Science and Engineering Program Packard Foundation $875,000
02/08/2018 Annual Grant 2018 The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation $30,000 2018
02/08/2018 Microphysiological Systems Data Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $1,400,000 RFA-TR-18-005
02/08/2018 Breakthrough Research Grant Program Funding Opportunity 2018 Washington's Cancer Research Endowment (CARE) Fund $12,750,000 2018
02/08/2018 NextGen Tissue Chip Testing Centers: Validating Microphysiological Systems (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2,000,000 RFA-TR-18-006
02/08/2018 Ancillary Studies to the NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $800,000 RFA-DK-17-017
02/08/2018 Ancillary Studies to the NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional National Institutes of Health (NIH) $275,000 RFA-DK-17-018
02/01/2018 Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) $3,750,000 RFA-DK-18-001
01/31/2018 Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry Welch Foundation $500,000 2018
01/29/2018 Signature Employer Grant 2018 Kessler Foundation $500,000 2018
01/23/2018 Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry 2018 Welch Foundation $500,000 2018
01/19/2018 Caspar Wistar Fellows Program Wistar Institute $0 2018
01/11/2018 2018 Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards: Chemical Biology Research Ono Pharma Foundation $1,035,000 2018
01/11/2018 Annual Grant 2018 Marisla Foundation $0 2018
01/11/2018 Grants 2018 American Honda Foundation $75,000 2018
01/11/2018 Science and Engineering / Medical Research January 2018 Cycle W. M. Keck Foundation $2,000,000 January 2018
01/04/2018 Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) National Science Foundation (NSF) $4,200,000 NSF 17-599
01/04/2018 Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) National Science Foundation (NSF) $750,000 NSF 18-511
01/02/2018 Career Awards at the Scientific Interface Burroughs Wellcome Fund $500,000 2018
01/02/2018 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) $0 2018
12/21/2017 Moore Inventor Fellows 2018 Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $675,000 2018
12/21/2017 Energy Frontier Research Centers Department of Energy (DOE) $16,000,000 2018

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