Limited submission funding opportunities(see PPS 5.14) refer to those solicitations that limit the number of proposals an organization can submit for consideration. If there is more than one principal investigator interested in submitting a proposal to a limited submission solicitation, the Research Development and Strategic Initiatives(RDSI) will review all potential submissions and determine which proposal(s) will be selected to be officially submitted to the sponsor.
When the Research Development and Strategic Initiatives becomes aware of a limited submission funding program, it will forward that information to all deans with the request that the deans then disseminate that information to the chairs and faculty of their respective colleges.
See possible limited submission solicitations below, along with their internal and sponsor deadlines.
Procedure for applying to a limited submission opportunity
Letter of Intent - due approximately 10 weeks before the sponsor deadline
When a faculty member receives notification of a limited submissions funding opportunity (or personally finds a limited submissions funding opportunity him/herself), and is interested in applying, he/she is required to submit a letter of intent (LOI) via email to email@example.com (and cc his/her respective chair and dean).
The LOI should include the following components:
If all LOIs received are from a single college, and the number exceeds the full proposal applications allowed by the sponsor, it shall be that college dean's responsibility to conduct the selection process. At least 6 weeks before the sponsor deadline, the dean will notify RDSI of each project's ranking within his/her college.
If LOIs are received from more than one college, and the number exceeds the applications allowed by the sponsor, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will conduct the selection process.
The following criteria will be used to make the decision:
Some limited submission contests may still be open past the deadline (see the table on this page) if fewer than the approved number of applicants are received. In this situation, applications are accepted on a first-come basis until the approved number is reached.
Notification - no less than 6 weeks before sponsor deadline
All applicants and his/her dean, chair, Pre and Post Award Support Services grant coordinator will be notified of the results.
Faculty may not submit an application in response to a limited funding opportunity to the sponsor without approval from RDSI.
Should a candidate wish to decline a nomination, s/he is requested to do so within 5 days of selection notification by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Failure to let RDSI know of a declination may prevent a faculty member from being selected for future limited submission proposals.