The University of Arizona

Limited Submissions

Limited submissions are funding opportunities where the funder has limited the number of applications from an organization. Research Development Services (RDS) facilitates limited submissions for federal and foundation opportunities for UA. Selected proposals will need to follow UA submission procedures. Please note that proposals to private foundations may require submission and coordination through the University of Arizona Foundation.

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Limited Submission Process

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Upcoming Limited Submissions
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If you want to apply for a limited submission that we have not listed in the tables below, or if you have questions about the competitions listed here, please contact

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Limited Submissions Table was last updated on March 16, 2018.

Upcoming Limited Submissions


Program Title Sponsor Funding Type RDI Deadlinesort descending External Deadline Notes
Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25) NIH 03/21/2018


UA may submit one proposal. Full guidelines. Apply to the UA internal competition

Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30) NIH Research 03/21/2018


UA may submit one proposal. Full guidelinesApply to the UA internal competition

NSF TRIPODS+X Partnerships between Science and Engineering Fields and the NSF TRIPODS Institutes NSF Research 03/26/2018


As a TRIPODS Phase 1 organization, UA may participate in 5 proposals. Submit a white paper proposal through UA Competition Space. First review and ranking will begin on 3/26/18. Full Guidelines. Contact RDS for additional details.

NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) National Science Foundation 03/28/2018


UA can submit two applications. Apply to the UA internal competition.

W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program Concept Paper July 2018 W.M. Keck Foundation 04/02/2018


UA can submit up to 4 Medical and 4 Science & Engineering. Submit your concept paper to UA's Competition Space. We encourage you to contact RDS for additional details regarding the application.

Takeda Innovators in Science Award in Regenerative Medicine The New York Academy of Sciences 04/18/2018


UA may submit one nomination per category. The award recognizes a promising Early-Career Scientist's and an outstanding Senior Scientist's contributions to science in the therapeutic area of Regenerative Medicine. Apply to the UA internal competition.

Pew Biomedical Scholars The Pew Charitable Trusts 05/02/2018


UA anticipates receiving an invitation in May to nominate one candidate. Apply to the UA internal competition 

Open Limited Submissions


Program Title Sponsor Funding Type RDI Deadlinesort descending External Deadline Notes
Science and Technology Center (STC) NSF Center 01/09/2017


Initial review submitted to teams. We anticipate that the UA can submit 3 preliminary proposals.

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) NSF Research and Training 11/30/2017


The UA may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of a Collaborative Research project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.

Applicants have been selected for the following colleges:

Education: R. Deil-Amen

Engineering: V. Subbian

CALS: G. Lopez

Medicine: A. Ganchorre

Note: Science has reopened 2/26/2018


The William T. Grant Scholars Program William T. Grant Foundation 02/05/2018


UA may nominate one applicant per college.  Full guidelines. The program supports career development for promising early-career researchers, awarding $350,000 for five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand junior researchers' expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas.
SBS: C Abramson

NSF INCLUDES Alliances: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science National Science Foundation (NSF) 02/08/2018


OPEN. UA may submit one application. Full guidelines. NSF INCLUDES Alliance proposals must be built upon a foundation developed by one or more NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot project(s).

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight (LGBT&S) Alliance Fund 2018-2019 Grant Community Foundation for Southern Arizona 02/21/2018


Updated. UA may submit more than one application. Submission through the UA Foundation. Full guidelines. Please email for more information

Distance Education Grants for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas (DEG) Department of Agriculture 02/21/2018


OPEN. UA may submit three proposals. Full guidelines. To strengthen the capacity of Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas to carry out resident instruction, curriculum, and teaching programs in the food, agriculture, natural resource and human (FANH) sciences through distance education technology.

NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NIH 03/07/2018


OPEN. This NIH program is an Institutionally Coordinated Submission. Full guidelines. Please contact RDS with questions.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program (HSI) NIFA USDA 03/07/2018

4/3/18 Regular

4/4/18 Collaborative

4/5/18 Conference

UA may submit up to 4 Regular applications, 2 Collaborative applications and 2 Conference applications. No more than two per lead institution will be awarded and these can be any combination of the three grant types.

G. Thompson - Collaborative application


Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NIH 03/07/2018


UNDER REVIEW. This NIH program is an Institutionally Coordinated SubmissionFull guidelines. Please contact RDS with questions

USAID Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (STIP) Annual Program Statement; Accelerating Local Potential Addendum USAID 03/12/2018


UA may submit one concept paper. Contact RDS to apply


Completed Reviews


Program Title Sponsor Funding Type RDI Deadline External Deadline Selected
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award Association of Public Land-Grant Universities Social Science & Law 03/08/2018


B. Mayer

Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NIH 03/07/2018


D. Besselsen

Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate - Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) (T34) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS 02/28/2018


UA is ineligible to apply due to an existing MARC U-STAR grant award.

Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NIH 02/28/2018

3/6/18 LOI

4/6/18 Full

F. Moreno

Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) United States Department of Agriculture 02/21/2018


E. Gornish

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 02/19/2018


K. Piotrowski

Lumina Fund for Racial Justice and Equity Lumina Foundation 02/09/2018


C. Demetriou

Innovation Corps- National Innovation Network Sites Program (I-Corps Sites) National Science Foundation (NSF) 02/08/2018



D. Allen

New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) 02/06/2018


C. Crosson

NIGMS Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed) May Deadline NIH (NIGMS) 02/05/2018

LOI due 04/25/2018 followed by a Full Proposal due 5/25/2018

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