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Limited Submissions

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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.

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 September 20, 2018

  • 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.
  • 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
2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program Carnegie Corporation of New York Arts & Humanities, Social Science & Law 09/26/2018

11/08/2018 (UPDATED)

CONFIRMED: UA may nominate two applicants, one junior scholar, and one senior scholar. UPDATED: 2019 Sponsor Guidelines and Eligibility. UPDATED: Nomination materials due to the sponsor by 11/08/2018. Apply to the UA internal competition

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) National Science Foundation (NSF) All 10/24/2018


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. Full NSF Guidelines. Beginning in September, RDS will be hosting a series of S-STEM proposal workshops, writing groups, and a Red Team review leading up to the March 27, 2019 NSF submission deadline. Apply to the UA internal competition

W.M Keck Foundation Pre-proposal Concept Paper Fall 2018 W.M. Keck Foundation Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering 10/24/2018


UA may submit four Concept Papers in medical sciences and four Concept papers in physical sciences and engineering. Full Sponsor Guidelines. Proposals should focus on basic, fundamental science with broad applications. The proposed work should show a significant leap forward rather than an extension of existing work. Apply to the UA internal competition