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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.

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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 January 16, 2020

  • 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 and must be submitted through UA Competition Space.
  • 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 ascending External Deadline Notes
2020 William T. Grant Scholars The William T. Grant Foundation Physical Sciences & Engineering 02/19/2020

06/12/2020 (Anticipated letters deadline)
07/01/2020 (Anticipated application deadline)

UA anticipates nominating one applicant per College. RDS anticipates that applicants must have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. The Foundation calculates this by adding seven years to the date the doctoral degree was conferred. In medicine, the seven-year maximum is dated from the completion of the first residency. RDS anticipates that applicants must be employed in career-ladder positions. For many applicants, this means holding a tenure-track position. The award may not be used as a post-doctoral fellowship. RDS will post updated 2020 guidelines once they are available. Apply to the UA internal competition

Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Fellowship and Seed Grant 2021-22 Cycle The Whiting Foundation Arts & Humanities 02/05/2020

05/01/2020 (nominations)
06/15/2020 (application)

UA is invited to nominate one humanities faculty member for each of the two programs: Public Engagement Fellowship, Public Engagement Seed Grant. To be eligible for either program, nominees must be full-time humanities faculty as of September 2020; they must be early-career, which the Foundation defines as pre-tenure, untenured, or having received tenure in the last five years. Please see the full guidelines for full eligibility requirements. Apply to the UA internal competition

2020 St. Baldrick's Spring Grant Cycle St. Baldrick's Foundation Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 01/31/2020


See the sponsor's guidelines for available programs and limits. The internal selection process for the St. Baldrick's Fellows program is managed by the UA Cancer Center.

HRSA Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences, STEM, Education, Training 01/29/2020


UA may submit multiple applications; however, only one application may be submitted per one health profession degree program. UA must not submit a single application for multiple health profession degree programs; rather, each application will represent one discipline. Apply to the UA internal competition

FY 2020 DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement United States Department of State (DOS) Social Science & Law 01/29/2020


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

2020 FFAR New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) Environmental Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering 01/29/2020

03/04/2020 (Nomination)
03/25/2020 (Full proposal)

UA may submit one nomination. For the 2020 competition there is no match requirement. The nominated faculty member must have been hired on or after August 1, 2016 for a tenure-track or equivalent position and may work in any discipline or any department. Preference will be given to individuals near the onset of their independent research career and who are within eight years of receiving a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Apply to the UA internal competition

2020 The Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering The David & Lucile Packard Foundation Physical Sciences & Engineering 01/22/2020

3/16/2020 (updated)

UA has been invited to nominate two candidates. UPDATED: 2020 Guidelines are now available. Candidates must be faculty members in the first three years of their faculty careers, that is, whose initial faculty appointments began no earlier than May 31, 2017, and no later than May 31, 2020. Apply to the UA internal competition

Type 1 Diabetes in Acute Pancreatitis Consortium - Clinical Centers (T1DAPC-CCs) (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 01/15/2020


UA may submit one application. Contact RDS to apply

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Alliance Fund Community Foundation for Southern Arizona Social Science & Law 01/15/2020


UA may submit more than one application; however, submission is coordinated through the UA Foundation. Please email for more information.

2020 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Physical Sciences & Engineering 01/15/2020


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