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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
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

U.S. Embassy Lebanon PAS Grants Annual Program Statement United States Department of State (DOS) Social Science & Law 01/29/2020


UA may submit one application. PAS Lebanon invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and Lebanon through cultural and exchange programming that highlights engaging youth and empowering women. Contact RDS to apply

HRSA Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences, STEM, Education, Training 01/29/2020


UA may submit multiple applications; however, only one application may be submitted per one health profession degree program. UA must not submit a single application for multiple health profession degree programs; rather, each application will represent one discipline. Contact RDS to apply

Nursing: M. Koithan

Mellon Foundation: Sawyer Seminar 2020 and 2021 The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Arts & Humanities 01/24/2020



Due to an existing award, UA is ineligible to apply for the Sawyer Seminar. UA anticipates an invitation to apply again in the 2022 award cycle. Contact RDS with questions

National Quantum Information Science Research Centers Department of Energy Physical Sciences & Engineering 01/23/2020

02/10/2020 (Required Pre-Application)
04/10/2020 (Invited full proposal)

UA may be the Lead Institution on no more than one application. This opportunity is Institutionally Coordinated.

2020 The Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering The David & Lucile Packard Foundation Physical Sciences & Engineering 01/22/2020

3/16/2020 (updated - nomination)
4/20/2020 (updated - application)

T. Kong
E. Krause

NIGMS Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed) May 2020 Deadline National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 01/22/2020


H. Brown

2020 Biomedical Research Facilities (C06 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institute of Health Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 01/22/2020


UA may submit one application. This opportunity is Institutionally Coordinated. Contact RDS if interested

Library of Congress Literacy Awards Library of Congress Arts & Humanities 01/16/2020


UA may submit one application in only one category each year. This opportunity is Institutionally Coordinated. Contact RDS to apply

Type 1 Diabetes in Acute Pancreatitis Consortium - Data Coordinating Center (T1DAPC-DCC) (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 01/15/2020


UA may submit one application. Contact RDS to apply