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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 Titlesort descending Sponsor Funding Type RDI Deadline External Deadline Notes
NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) National Science Foundation 03/28/2018


UA can submit two applications. Apply 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.

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 

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

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.

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.

Open Limited Submissions


Program Titlesort descending Sponsor Funding Type RDI Deadline External Deadline Notes
Department of Education National Resource Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Program (FLAS) Department of Education 03/14/2018

May 2018 (anticipated)

UA anticipates a limit of one application per Foci Area. Anticipated Foci Areas: Africa, Canada, East Asia, International, Latin America, Middle East, Russia/East Europe/Eurasia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe/Europe. UA currently has institutional selections for the following:
M. Vasquez-Leon: Latin America
A. Betterridge: Middle East
D. Pietz: International

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.

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


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

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.

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).

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


Paul Teschan Research Fund (PTRF) Dialysis Clinic Inc. 03/12/2018


The UA may submit three applications per round. Please contact  with interest in applying.

L. Kohler

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.

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


Completed Reviews


Program Titlesort descending Sponsor Funding Type RDI Deadline External Deadline Selected
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.

Scalable Nanomanufacturing for Integrated Systems (SNM-IS) NSF 10/18/2016


One application per institution. Please follow the instructions in the 09/22/2016 Weekly Digest if you are interested in applying.

100&Change MacArthur Foundation Research 07/29/2016


C. Barnes/R. Brinton

F. Martinez

J. Ruiz

2016 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program Aetna Foundation Research 04/04/2016

04/15/2016 (Stage One Applications)
06/10/2016 (Invited Stage Two Applications)

V. Nuño

2016 Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grant Department of Homeland Security Research and Training 03/06/2017


J. Burgess

2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Aetna Foundation Research 03/15/2017

3/14/2017 Stage 1 applications due.

S. Buechler

2017 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program Brain Research Foundation Research 11/03/2016

LOI  1/4/2017 4:00 PM CST

Full proposal 3/22/17 4:00 PM CST

H. Cai

2017 National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT) NSF Program Development 09/09/2016

12/09/2016 (LOI)

02/07/2017 (Full)

IGE proposals: A. MacPherson, E Leahey; Traineeship proposals: B. Heidorn, K. Chief


2018 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program Brain Research Foundation Research 12/12/2017

LOI 01/08/2018

M. Bhattacharya

2018 Sloan Research Fellowships Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 06/06/2017


L. McGuire - Geoscience

M. Hassan - Physics

J. Schaibley - Physics

S. Gralla - Physics

M. Bhattacharya - Neuroscience

C. Harig - Geoscience

J. Hall - Mathematics

M. Johnson - Immunobiology

UA can submit 3 nominees per department.