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Limited Submissions FAQ

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Limited Submissions FAQ

Why are some Limited Submissions not advertised or held as internal competitions?

While every effort is made to adhere to our preferred Limited Submissions timeline, there are instances when the interval between becoming aware of a limited submission and the sponsor’s deadline makes it impractical to follow our process. In those cases, broad announcements may not be made, expedited reviews with limited or no feedback comments may be performed, and/or submission slots may be awarded on a first-identified basis.

Does UA ever impose limits beyond those required by the sponsor?

Occasionally some funding opportunities will be managed as Institutionally Coordinated Submissions and will appear on the Limited Submission table with that designation. Usually, these opportunities are for large and/or complex funding opportunities that require institutional support, core facilities, or leadership approval. To guarantee the submission of the strongest proposal(s) to the funder, RDS coordinates the institutional UA response.

I am submitting a competitive renewal to an existing grant program that is or has become a limited submission. Do I automatically receive the ticket to submit?

Existing programs or centers with no break in funding (i.e. successful prior renewals or first competitive renewal) will have the opportunity to recompete to the sponsor without internal competition for two submission cycles. If, however, the existing program or center is unsuccessful in obtaining its renewal after two consecutive submissions, an internal limited submission competition will occur. If other pre-proposals are received for the limited submission competition, it is not guaranteed that the PI of the existing programs or centers will be granted the ticket. 

Why are some Limited Submission competitions held so far in advance of the sponsor’s deadline for proposals?

Many large and/or complex proposals require significant preparation time for development and coordination. To provide the submitting PI or team the maximum amount of time to focus on the external application, internal Limited Submission contests are run well in advance of the external deadline.

What is the difference between “Upcoming,” “Open,” and “Completed” Limited Submissions?

An “Upcoming” limited submission is currently accepting pre-proposals through a campus-wide competition with an established internal deadline. An “Open” limited submission means that the internal deadline has passed without any pre-proposals submitted for review: thus, the first expression of interest that RDS receives will be accepted as the institutional submission. A “Completed” limited submission means that the external deadline has passed, and no further proposals are accepted by the funder.

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