What are "limited submissions?"

Limited submission programs are competitive funding programs that restrict the number of proposals that may be submitted from one institution. Institutional applicants for programs with limited submission restrictions are determined through an internal review process. 
 

View list of limited submission competitions 

Please be aware that we make every effort to identify and post limited competitions available to the University of Iowa.  However, if you become aware of a funding opportunity with a limited submission requirement that is not listed, please email vpr-limsubs@uiowa.edu with the program title, due date and the URL or call 319-384-3332.  Please also contact us if you are interested in an opportunity and the internal deadline has expired but the sponsor's deadline is current.

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How does the institutional nomination process work?

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) initiates an internal competition if a competitive grant program restricts the number of proposals that may be submitted from one institution, and the competition is open to faculty and staff members of more than one college. The OVPR sets an internal deadline by which interested individuals must apply to be the institutional applicant.  The application materials are reviewed by the applicants' collegiate Associate Deans for Research, senior staff members from the OVPR, and selected faculty. The selected applicant(s) submit a full proposal to the sponsor by the program deadline.
 
If a competition with a limited number of applicants is open to faculty and staff members of only one college, it will be advertised on the UI Limited Submission Opportunities site and the college will organize its own review process to select the University's applicant.
 

Internal nomination competitions, whether they are conducted by individual colleges or through the OVPR, are advertised on the UI Limited Submission Opportunities site. The collegiate Associate Deans for Research also distribute news of each competition within their colleges.

Grant Limitation and Action Examples
Limitation
Action
Unlimited by number of applications per university, college or department                
Route your proposal through the Division of Sponsored Programs at least five days in advance of the deadline
Limited by number of applications per institution
Apply through UI Limited Submission Opportunities; applications are reviewed by appropriate associate deans for research, faculty and OVPR senior staff
Limited by number of applications per college
Apply through UI Limited Submission Opportunities; each college to organize its own review process.
Limited by number of applications per department
Contact the department chair before applying
Limited but not listed in UI Limited Submissions
Contact vpr-limsubs@uiowa.edu or call OVPR staff at 319-384-3332 with the program title, due date and the sponsor's URL
Interested in applying for a limited submission grant but the internal deadline has passed
Contact vpr-limsubs@uiowa.edu or call OVPR staff at 319-384-3332.  You may still be able to apply if there was no initial interest or if the number of applicants who plan to formally submit is less than the number permitted by the sponsor  

 

Calendar of Select Recurring Opportunities

Please note that months are approximate and all eligibility criteria is subject to change.

SPONSOR NAME

PROGRAM NAME

MONTH PROGRAM ANNOUNCED (campus)

MONTH OF SPONSOR DEADLINE

INSTITUTIONAL APPLICATION LIMIT

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

RESEARCH CATEGORY

Spring Announcements

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends March September 2 Tenured - Tenure Track Faculty Scholarly

Keck Foundation Grant Program

Research Program

March

November

1 per category (2 total)

Faculty

Basic

Brain Research Foundation

Scientific Innovations Award

April

June (LOI)

1 LOI

Established Investigators

Basic
Applied

Summer Announcements

Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

June

February

1

Young Investigators in the Chemical Sciences

Basic
Applied
Education

Doris Duke Foundation

Building Bridges

July

August (LOI)

1

Faculty

Engagement

Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics July September (LOI) 2 LOIs Junior faculty Basic
Applied

Simons Foundation Investigators

Math, Physics, Astrophysics, and Computer Science Program

July

October

2 per category

Tenured faculty

Basic

Simons Foundation Investigators

Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (2018 Guidelines)

July

October

2

W/in 10 years of first faculty position

Basic

Fall Announcements

Keck Foundation Grant Program

Research Program

September

May

1 per category (2 total)

Faculty

Basic

Damon Runyon Foundation

Clinical Investigator Award

September

February

5

Independent assistant professor or equivalent

Applied

Mallinckrodt Foundation

Scholars Program

October

January

2

5th to 8th year tenure track

Basic

Brain Research Foundation

Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

October

January (LOI only)

1

Fulltime assistant or associate professors

Basic
Applied

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Inventor Fellows Program

November

March

2

Faculty and other fulltime UI affiliates w/in 10 years of terminal degree

Basic
Applied

Winter Announcements

Whiting Foundation

Public Engagement Fellowship Program

December

June

1

Early-career, full-time humanities faculty

Engagement

Mellon Foundation

Sawyer Seminars

January

March

1

Tenured faculty

Engagement

Pew Scholars Program

Biomedical Sciences Program

February

October

1

Fulltime assistant professor - less than three years

Basic
Applied

Searle Foundation

Scholars Program

February

September

1

Applicants should be within one year of post-assistant professor appointment. The appointment must be their first tenure-track position at an invited institution.

Basic

National Science Foundation

Major Research Instrumentation Program

February

January

3 (no more than two in Track 1 and 1 in Track 2

Faculty

Instrument Acquisition or Development

Mallinckrodt Foundation

Grants Program

February

August

1

No more than 4 years in tenure track position. Applicants with current R01 funding are not eligible.

Basic

Click here to download this calendar information (excel)

 

Contact

Cheryl Ridgeway
Office of the Vice President for Research
319-384-3332

UI Limited Submission Opportunities