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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 February 24, 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
Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Environmental Sciences 03/04/2020


UA may submit one application. Apply to the UA internal competition

2020 V Foundation Cancer Research Grant The V Foundation for Cancer Research Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 03/02/2020


UA may submit two applications. The internal selection process is managed by the University of Arizona Cancer CenterApply to the UA internal competition

2020 V Foundation Clinical Scholar Program The V Foundation for Cancer Research Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 03/02/2020


UA may submit one application. The internal selection process is managed by the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Apply to the UA internal competition

2020 Creative Arts Exchange United States Department of State (DOS) Arts & Humanities 02/26/2020


UA may submit one application. In FY 2020, CAE will focus on the following themes: Theme One - Film (American Film Showcase), Theme Two - Music (American Music Abroad), Theme Three - Music (OneBeat). Apply to the UA internal competition

Evaluation of New HIV Testing Technologies in Clinical Settings with High HIV Incidence Center for Disease Control and Prevention Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 02/26/2020


UA may submit one application. To develop and implement protocols and recruitment strategies to evaluate the performance (sensitivity and specificity) of HIV tests under development, and/or newly available HIV tests, for use in point-of-care settings in the United States using fresh (unprocessed) specimens such as whole blood and oral fluid. Apply to the UA internal competition

2020 William T. Grant Scholars The William T. Grant Foundation Physical Sciences & Engineering 02/26/2020

06/19/2020 (Confirmed letters deadline)
07/01/2020 (Confirmed application deadline)

2/12/20 update: 2020 guidelines have been posted and the internal deadline has been extended until 2/26/20. UA may nominate one applicant per College. 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. 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. Apply to the UA internal competition