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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 June 25, 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
2021 Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant, supported by BTG SIR Foundation Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences, STEM, Education, Training Grant 01/15/2021

January 15, 2021

UA may submit one application.

The Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant's purpose is to provide support to junior interventional radiology faculty members early in their academic careers to allow time for the conduct of research.The goal of this grant is to have the recipient subsequently obtain additional funding from other peer-reviewed sources, (e.g., National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants).

This funding mechanism is intended for junior IR faculty with dedicated research time. Applications should propose research that will advance the science of Interventional Radiology.

Projects may include but are not limited to topics such as:

  • Optimal anti-thrombotic/anticoagulation strategies after venous interventions
  • Nanotechnology and nanomedicine 
  • Women’s Health Research Agenda
  • Role of Image Guided Treatment for non-GI Oligometastatic disease
  • Integrating locoregional therapy with systemic therapy for HCC
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (IUSE:GEOPAths) National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM, Education, Training Grant 09/09/2020

November 17, 2020

UA may submit one application.

The National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Initiative is a Foundation-wide effort to accelerate improvements in the quality and effectiveness of undergraduate education in all STEM fields including the learning, social, behavioral, and economic sciences. Undergraduate STEM education is critical for preparing both a diverse STEM workforce and a STEM-literate public that is ready to support and benefit from the progress of science. The IUSE initiative provides a Foundation-wide framework of investments to support the agency's commitment to the highest caliber undergraduate STEM education. By improving the quality and effectiveness of undergraduate education in all STEM fields, IUSE investments enable NSF to lead national progress toward a diverse and innovative workforce and a STEM-literate public.

Apply to the UA internal competition.

Collaborative Centers in Children's Environmental Health Research and Translation Centers (P2C Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences Grants 09/09/2020

November 23, 2020

UA may submit one application.

To accelerate the movement of research findings to action, NIEHS invites grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to build a Collaborative Center in Children's Environmental Health Research and Translation (CEHRT Center). Centers are charged with developing effective strategies to translate key children's environmental health (CEH) research findings to relevant stakeholders in the community, academia and practice

Apply to the UA internal competition.

2021 Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program - Title V Department of Education STEM, Education, Training 09/02/2020

February 12, 2021

UA may submit one application.

The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program provides grants to assist HSIs to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students. These grants also enable HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.

Apply to the UA internal competition.

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2021 (P50 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences Grant 08/14/2020

August 14, 2020

UA may submit one application.

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek applications for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs). This FOA invites applications for research center grants designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This FOA seeks applications from institutions that meet the qualifications for a multi-disciplinary program of IDD research that will include: 1) Cores that facilitate interdisciplinary and translational research in IDD and its dissemination, and that support IDD-related projects funded by other sources; and 2) at least one specific research project related to one of several focus themes identified as an area of research need in IDD. Funds for the majority of outside research projects using these core facilities come from independent sources including Federal, State, and private organizations.


Contact RDS to apply.


2020 NIH Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Arts & Humanities Grant 08/12/2020


UA may submit one application.

The OAIC awards are designed to develop or strengthen awardee institutions' programs that focus on and sustain progress in a key area of aging research. 

Apply to the UA internal competition.

2020 NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences Grant 08/05/2020


UA may submit one application.

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) requests applications for the NIAMS Resource-based Centers Program (P30) for rheumatic diseases research areas within its mission. The Resource-based Centers will provide critical research infrastructure, shared facilities, services, and/or resources to groups of investigators conducting research on rheumatic diseases, enabling them to conduct their independently-funded individual and/or collaborative research projects more efficiently and/or more effectively, with the broad overall goal of accelerating, enriching, and enhancing the effectiveness of ongoing basic, translational, and clinical research and promoting new research within the NIAMS mission.

Apply to UA internal competition.

Alternative Methods For Calculating Fair Market Rents (FMRs) in Rental Markets With Rapidly Rising Rents Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Social Science & Law Grant 08/04/2020

August 4, 2020

UA may submit one application.

The primary objective of this project is to identify better methods for calculating FMRs for markets in disequilibrium where rents are rising rapidly and FMRs calculated using current methods coupled with current payment standard authority are insufficient to enable Housing Choice Voucher families to find and lease suitable units within the search time allowed.  In addition to the primary objective, this research should consider whether the alternative calculation methods should be applied to the calculation of Fair Market Rents in all types of housing markets.


Contact RDS to apply.


DoS Mekong Connections: Supporting Governance, Transparency and Local Voices Department of State Social Science & Law Grant 08/03/2020

August 3 2020

UA may submit one application.


The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP), Office of Multilateral Affairs (MLA), announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to a funding opportunity for an implementing partner to cultivate a network of individuals and community voices and actors having an impact throughout the Mekong by providing networks for engagement. The implementing partner must develop a Mekong network to, 1) assure that Mekong development projects and engagements are designed in consultation with and for the benefit of local communities and regional connectivity, 2) identify and manage a network of small-grant awardees focused on governance and transparency projects in the Mekong (Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam), and 3) support a network of rising talent and the next generation of policy practitioners in the Mekong. The implementing partner should demonstrate proficiency working in multi-lateral contexts and showcase an ability to identify regional individuals and institutions having a measurable impact on priority challenges affecting the Mekong.


Contact RDS to apply.

DoS The Next 70 Years: NATO in 2089 United States Department of State (DOS) Defense, Security Grant 07/31/2020

July 31, 2020

UA may submit one application.

The Office of the Public Affairs Advisor (PAA) at the U.S. Mission to NATO (USNATO) announces an open competition for not-for-profit, non-government organizations and think-tanks that focus on international affairs, defense and security issues, and U.S. and European relations to submit project proposals. We encourage project proposals to include public, on-the-record discussions and creative public engagements in Europe and Canada on the major theme of: “The Next 70 Years: What should NATO look like in 2089.” Please carefully follow all instructions below


Contact RDS to apply.