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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
Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 02/19/2020


D. Derksen

Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program Department of Defense (DoD) Mathematics, Computational, & Data Sciences, STEM, Education, Training 02/12/2020


J. Denno

Phoenix Suns Charities 2020 Grant Cycle Phoenix Suns Charities STEM, Education, Training 02/10/2020


Submission must be coordinated through the UA Foundation.

A. Strauss

Centers and Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institute of Health Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 02/07/2020


UA is ineligible for both PAR-20-107 and PAR-20-106 due to the requirement that Institutions/Organizations have an HIV/AIDS FRB of $10M annually. Contact RDS with questions

2020 NIH Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHSCC) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 02/06/2020


UA is ineligible to apply due to an existing award. Contact RDS with questions

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)

Fellowship: J. Crisman

Seed Grant: E. Gault

Medical Scientist Training Program (T32) May 2020 National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 02/05/2020


T. Vanderah

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.

U.S. University Partnership Initiative in South Africa United States Department of State (DOS) Social Science & Law 01/29/2020


B. Black

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)

A. Josephson