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 (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.
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 table below should not be considered an exhaustive list of opportunities.
|Sponsor||Program||Internal Deadline||Sponsor Deadline||Selected Individual/Team|
|NSF||Scalable Nanomanufacturing||4/5/2013||6/3/2013||-Jason Slinker|
|NSF||Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)||6/17/2013||8/26/2013|
|NSF||Research Experiences for Teachers in Engineering and Computer Sciences||6/27/2013||10/07/2013|
|NSF||Water Sustainability and Climate||7/02/13||
|NSF||Major Research Instrumentation Program||11/15/2013||1/23/2014|
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.
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.
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.
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
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.