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Limited Submissions

Limited submissions funding opportunities restrict the number of applications or proposals that an institution may submit for consideration. At UT Dallas, the Office of Research Development is responsible for managing the screening process of potential submissions to determine which proposal will go forward to the sponsoring agency.

Limited Submissions Process


Limited submissions (LS) announcements are posted on the Office of Research website and emailed to targeted deans, program heads, and professors who may have an interest. These announcements identify the opportunity, give a brief description, provide a link to the funding agency's site, and indicate all internal and external deadlines.

Faculty must adhere to all posted deadlines

While ORD makes every effort to identify all LS opportunities and notify faculty, it is the responsibility of the faculty to contact the office with an opportunity that she/he is interested in but has not yet received an announcement about from ORD.

The table below provides internal application deadlines and links to the full proposals for selected limited submission opportunities. If a professor is interested in a limited submission funding opportunity that is not listed below, he or she should contact the Office of Research Development. The list below should not be considered an exhaustive list of opportunities.

Program Name: Proposal due: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
Internal Deadline: 6/10/15
Sponsor Deadline: 8/12/15

Program Name: Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development (BRAD) Award (G11)
Internal Deadline: 6/1/15
Sponsor Deadline: 8/19/15

Program Name: Preliminary Proposal due: Sponsored Research Program
Internal Deadline: 7/1/15
Sponsor Deadline: 8/25/15

Program Name: Pre-Application: Resilience for Extreme Scale Supercomputing Systems
Internal Deadline: 7/1/15
Sponsor Deadline: 8/27/15

Program Name: Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS)
Internal Deadline: 6/1/15
Sponsor Deadline: 8/31/15

Program Name: Grants to Support Feminist Scholars and Activities
Internal Deadline: 8/1/15
Sponsor Deadline: 9/30/15

Program Name: Nomination due: Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship
Internal Deadline: 9/1/15
Sponsor Deadline: 10/7/15

Program Name: Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (DDIG)
Internal Deadline: 9/1/15
Sponsor Deadline: 10/9/15

Program Name: Application: Research Awards - Core Facility Support Awards (CFSA)
Internal Deadline: 9/1/15
Sponsor Deadline: 10/13/15

Program Name: High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards (HIHR)
Internal Deadline: 9/1/15
Sponsor Deadline: 10/13/15

Program Name: Nomination due: Noether Lectures (AWM-AMS Noether Lecture)
Internal Deadline: 9/1/15
Sponsor Deadline: 10/15/15

Program Name: Nomination: Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship Program
Internal Deadline: 9/10/15
Sponsor Deadline: 10/17/15

Program Name: STATEMAP - The State Component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
Internal Deadline: 9/1/15
Sponsor Deadline: 10/29/15

Program Name: Predoctoral Fellowships for Historians of American Art to Travel Abroad, 2015-2016 (Grad students ONLY---Nov. 15 is anticipated date)--Application will be available online by Aug. 25
Internal Deadline: 10/1/15
Sponsor Deadline: 11/15/15

Program Name: Doctoral Dissertation Award (ACM Doctoral Dissertation Competition)
Internal Deadline: 9/15/15
Sponsor Deadline: 10/31/15

Program Name: LOI due: Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC)
Internal Deadline: 11/1/15
Sponsor Deadline: 12/3/15

Program Name: Proposal due: Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Internal Deadline: 10/20/15
Sponsor Deadline: 12/8/15

Program Name: Application due: NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research (P30)
Internal Deadline: 10/10/15
Sponsor Deadline: 12/29/15

Program Name: Application due: Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) (P20)
Internal Deadline: 11/15/15
Sponsor Deadline: 1/28/16

Program Name: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI): Instrument Acquisition or Development
Internal Deadline: 12/1/15
Sponsor Deadline: 1/13/16

Program Name: Proposal: Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)
Internal Deadline: 11/20/15
Sponsor Deadline: 1/20/16

Program Name: Entry for ASNE Awards - Distinguished Writing on Diversity Award
Internal Deadline: 1/5/16
Sponsor Deadline: 2/5/16

Program Name: Advising Technology Innovation Awards
Internal Deadline: 1/20/16
Sponsor Deadline: 3/10/16

Program Name: Nomination: Regional Faculty Advisor Awards
Internal Deadline: 1/10/16
Sponsor Deadline: 3/17/16

Program Name: Application due: Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30)
Internal Deadline: 2/15/16
Sponsor Deadline: 4/22/16

Program Name: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers
Internal Deadline: 6/20/16
Sponsor Deadline: 8/26/16

Program Name: Online Resource Center for Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (ORCEESE)
Internal Deadline: 5/30/17
Sponsor Deadline: 8/7/17

Program Name: Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships
Internal Deadline: Varies
Sponsor Deadline: Varies

Program Name: Broad Agency Announcement: Advanced Naval Network Solutions (55-13-04)
Internal Deadline: Continuous
Sponsor Deadline: Continuous

Program Name: Grant Program
Internal Deadline: Continuous
Sponsor Deadline: Continuous

Program Name: Grants
Internal Deadline: Continuous
Sponsor Deadline: Continuous

Program Name: Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships
Internal Deadline: Varies
Sponsor Deadline: Varies

Letters of Intent – usually due 10 weeks before the sponsor deadline

When a faculty member receives notification of a Limited Submissions funding opportunity and is interested in applying, he/she is required to submit an internal Letter of Intent to ORD via the Research Explorer site. The LOI should detail the researcher(s) involved, basic research or program concept, and how their proposal best fits the referenced solicitation.

Pre-Proposal – when necessary, due 8 weeks before the sponsor deadline

If the number of LOIs exceeds the sponsor's limitation, invitations to submit internal proposals will be sent to all faculty who submitted internal LOIs, shortly after the LOI due date. Faculty should contact Jazmin Perez if they submitted a summary and did not receive an invitation to submit an internal proposal shortly following the LOI deadline.


If more internal applications are received than the university is allowed to submit, a review committee will be developed in consultation with the VP of Research. Some contests may still be open past the deadline if fewer than the approved number of applicants is received. In this situation, applications are accepted on a first-come basis until the approved number is reached. All applicants and their deans will be notified of the results and the names of those selected will also be posted on the limited submission website.

Selection and Notification – no less than 6 weeks before sponsor deadline

Once the Vice President for Research approves the nominee(s), the individual and her/his department chair, Associate Dean for Research, Office for Sponsored Research Grants Officer, will be notified in writing. Individuals not selected will be notified as well.

Candidate Responsibilities

Once a faculty member is selected to apply for a Limited Submissions opportunity, she/he has the responsibility to submit a timely application, barring serious, extenuating circumstances. Faculty may not submit an application in response to a limited funding opportunity to the sponsor without approval from ORD.

Should a candidate wish to decline a nomination, she/he needs to do so in writing within 5 business days of selection notification to Jazmin Perez. Not doing so may prevent a faculty member from applying to Limited Submissions competitions in the future.

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Beth Keithly
Associate Director

Jazmin Cabrera
Events and Communications Manager