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Limited Submissions

What is a Limited Submission?

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 proposal submission procedures. Please note that proposals to private foundations may require submission and coordination through the University of Arizona Foundation.

The Limited Submissions Newsletter is sent to subscribers on Thursdays and lists all current Upcoming and Open Limited Submissions available to the UA campus. Subscribe here

Limited Submission Preferred Timeline

We strive to notify campus of internal competitions for limited submissions at least 12 weeks prior to the funder’s deadline. Applicants have two weeks to submit an internal pre-proposal to RDS and another 1-2 weeks to receive the go-ahead to submit or not. This timeline allows 8-9 weeks for applicants to prepare their proposal for submission to the funder.

Limited Submission Table

Last updated on October 18, 2019

  • The table below defaults to sorting by the RDI deadline but is also sortable by “Program Title,” or “Sponsor.” Simply click on the title in the table’s header.
  • Unless otherwise noted, internal pre-proposals are due by 5:00p AZ on the RDI deadline date.
  • If you want to apply for a limited submission opportunity that is not listed below, or if you have questions about the competitions listed here, please contact

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Program Title Sponsor Research Category Funding Type RDI Deadlinesort descending External Deadline Notes
Pew Scholars Program Pew Charitable Trust Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences Research 06/30/2014



A. Koshy

Searle Scholars Program Searle Scholars Program Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences Research 07/21/2014


D. Schenten

NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) NSF Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences, Mathematics, Computational, & Data Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, Social Science & Law Research 08/25/2014

10/21/14 (Pre-)

5/15/15 (Full)

J. Field 

Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics Greenwall Foundation Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences, Social Science & Law Research 08/27/2014


C. Robertson

Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (STC) NSF Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences, Mathematics, Computational, & Data Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, Social Science & Law Research, Training 08/29/2014

12/11/14 (Pre-)

6/16/15 (Full)

D. Breshears/K. Jacobs, R. Monson/R. Wing, P. Deymier/R. Ziolkowski 

Major Research Instrumentation Program NSF Mathematics, Computational, & Data Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering Equipment 09/14/2014


S. Missoum (Acquisition), T. Zega (Acquisition), L. Ziurys (Instrument Development)

Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, and Theoretical Computer Science Simons Foundation Mathematics, Computational, & Data Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering Research 09/15/2014


N. Ercolani

NEH Summer Stipends NEH Arts & Humanities Research 09/15/2014


B. Carter, F. Lanza

Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) NSF Physical Sciences & Engineering Research 10/16/2014

11/6/14 (LOI)

12/03/14 (Full)

R. Fleischman

Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54) NIH Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences Research, Training 10/20/2014

11/16/14 (LOI)

1/19/15 (Full)

J. Garcia