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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.

American Planning Association (APA)
Program Name: National Planning Awards Best Practice (There is an entry fee for nomination submission)
Internal Deadline: 7/15/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 8/27/2014

Program Name: Limited Competition: Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR) (U54)--[LOI due]
Internal Deadline: 7/1/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 8/30/2014

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation, Inc. (PhRMA Foundation)
Program Name: Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in Informatics (Graduate students ONLY) [Application due]
Internal Deadline: 7/7/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 9/1/2014

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Digital Library Federation (DLF)
Program Name: DLF Forum Fellowships for New Professionals (This is the anticipated application date)
Internal Deadline: 8/15/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 9/6/2014

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Program Name: Sloan Research Fellowships
Internal Deadline: 8/15/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 9/15/2014

American Psychological Association (APA)
Program Name: APA Dissertation Research Award (Graduate students only) [Application due]
Internal Deadline: 7/28/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 9/15/2014

Program Name: Application: Manufacturing Technology Acceleration Center (M-TAC) Pilot Projects
Internal Deadline: 8/15/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 9/23/2014

Program Name: Application due: Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)
Internal Deadline: 8/25/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 9/24/2014

Program Name: Proposal due: EarthScope National Office (ESNO)
Internal Deadline: 8/10/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 9/26/2014

Program Name: International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge
Internal Deadline: 8/1/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 9/30/2014

Program Name: Nomination: Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)
Internal Deadline: 9/10/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 10/3/2014

Program Name: Proposal due: Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
Internal Deadline: 8/15/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 10/6/2014

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
Program Name: Clara Mayo Grants (Graduate Students ONLY)
Internal Deadline: 9/20/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 10/15/2014

Program Name: Dear Colleague Letter: Supplemental Funding Opportunity for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) - Phase IB Option-[Full proposal due]
Internal Deadline: 8/20/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 10/15/2014

Program Name: LOI due: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
Internal Deadline: 9/10/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 10/21/2014

Program Name: Application due: NIDCD Small Grant Program (R03)
Internal Deadline: 9/30/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 10/28/2014

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Program Name: Ph.D. Fellowship Program (Graduate students ONLY) This date reflects nominations for the 2015-2016 academic year
Internal Deadline: 9/2/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 10/29/2014

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Program Name: Nomination: Doctoral Dissertation Award (ACM Doctoral Dissertation Competition)-Graduates only
Internal Deadline: 10/1/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 10/31/2014

Program Name: Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
Internal Deadline: 8/25/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 11/6/2014

Program Name: Dr. Thomas J. Zwemer Award [Application due]
Internal Deadline: 9/18/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 11/13/2014

Program Name: High-Impact/High-Risk Awards
Internal Deadline: 9/15/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 11/17/2014

Program Name: LOI due: Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC)
Internal Deadline: 10/15/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 11/18/2014

Program Name: Limited Competition: International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (U19) [Full proposal deadline; LOI is not required]
Internal Deadline: 8/1/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 11/20/2014

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
Program Name: Graduate Research Award (Graduate students ONLY)-[Nomination due]
Internal Deadline: 11/1/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 12/1/2014

Program Name: Preliminary Proposal (REQUIRED): Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (STC)--(Max 3 subs allowed)
Internal Deadline: 10/20/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 12/11/2014

AHA/ Affiliate Research Programs Western States Affiliate
Program Name: Western States Affiliate Beginning Grant-in-Aid Program [Application due]
Internal Deadline: 11/20/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 1/16/2015

Program Name: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI): Instrument Acquisition or Development-[Full proposal due]
Internal Deadline: 11/15/2013
Sponsor Deadline: 1/23/2015

Program Name: NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)
Internal Deadline: 11/14/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 1/25/2015

Program Name: Interdisciplinary Complementary and Integrative Health Clinical Research Training Award (T90/R90); LOI (not required) due 12/28/14
Internal Deadline: 11/10/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 1/28/2015

Program Name: Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) (P20) [Application]
Internal Deadline: 11/24/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 1/28/2015

Welch Foundation
Program Name: Research Grant Program
Internal Deadline: 11/28/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 2/1/2015

Program Name: Fundamental Research Program for Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (FRP)
Internal Deadline: 12/1/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 2/4/2015

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)/ Undergraduate Scholarships and Research Fellowships
Program Name: Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter Scholarship (Undergraduates ONLY)
Internal Deadline: 1/1/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 2/15/2015

Program Name: Dear Colleague Letter: Opportunity for Support of Innovative Managing Director Models in I/UCRC Organizations
Internal Deadline: 1/1/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 2/17/2015

Luce Foundation/Henry Clare Boothe Luce Program (CBL)
Program Name: LOI (required): Undergraduate Scholarships and Research Awards
Internal Deadline: 2/1/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 3/3/2015

Morris K. Udall Foundation
Program Name: Nomination due: Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Internal Deadline: 2/5/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 3/5/2015

Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC)
Program Name: Higher Education Programs (Full proposal due); LOI has continuous submission
Internal Deadline: 12/26/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 3/7/2015

Program Name: Application due: Coordination Center for Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) (R01)
Internal Deadline: 2/20/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 3/13/2015

Program Name: Application due: Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)
Internal Deadline: 2/20/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 3/13/2015

Packard Foundation (David and Lucille)
Program Name: Nomination due: Conservation and Science Program: Fellowships for Science and Engineering
Internal Deadline: 2/25/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 3/15/2015

Program Name: Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program-(LOI is not required but strongly siggested; LOI due 1/17/15)
Internal Deadline: 1/15/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 3/19/2015

Program Name: LOI due: George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Operations FY 2015-FY 2019 (NEES2 Ops)
Internal Deadline: 2/20/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 3/22/2015

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Program Name: Mentor of the Year Award
Internal Deadline: 3/10/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 3/31/2015

United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Program Name: Application due: Nuclear Education Program - Faculty Development Grant (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
Internal Deadline: 3/1/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 3/31/2015

DOE/Idaho Operations Office
Program Name: Application due: Scientific Infrastructure Support for Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research
Internal Deadline: 3/3/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 4/3/2015

Program Name: LOI due: Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (P50); Application due 5/14/15
Internal Deadline: 3/1/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 4/14/2015

Program Name: Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node)-[Full proposal due]
Internal Deadline: 2/13/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 4/17/2015

Program Name: Application due: Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)
Internal Deadline: 4/15/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 5/13/2015

Program Name: LOI due: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Internal Deadline: 4/1/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 5/20/2015

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
Program Name: Social Issues Dissertaion Award
Internal Deadline: 4/1/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 5/20/2015

Program Name: LOI due: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP)
Internal Deadline: 4/10/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 5/23/2015

Program Name: Proposal due: Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering
Internal Deadline: 3/15/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 5/27/2015

Program Name: Proposal due: Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)
Internal Deadline: 4/15/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 6/16/2015

Program Name: Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS)
Internal Deadline: 6/1/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 8/31/2015

Program Name: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers
Internal Deadline: 6/20/2016
Sponsor Deadline: 8/26/2016

Program Name: Online Resource Center for Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (ORCEESE)
Internal Deadline: 5/30/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 8/7/2017

Houston Endowment, Inc.
Program Name: Grant Program
Internal Deadline: Continuous
Sponsor Deadline: Continuous

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

Zonta International
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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