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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
Black Lung Data and Resource Center Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 01/08/2020


UA may submit one application. The purpose of this program is to improve patient-level data collection and analysis, clinic operations, and the quality and breadth of services provided by the Black Lung Clinics Program (BLCP) recipients. Contact RDS to apply

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 01/08/2020


K. Hoch

2020 NIH Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) (R38) National Institute of Health Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 01/08/2020



The 2020 Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Faculty Scholars The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 01/08/2020



2020 (WAMS) Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Grant Program USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) STEM, Education, Training 01/08/2020


E. Gornish

(BRIDGE-Train) Building Research and Innovation for Development, Generating Evidence, and Training USAID STEM, Education, Training 01/08/2020


E. Bergthold and RII

2020 NSF Innovation Corps Hubs Program National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM, Education, Training 01/06/2020


D. Hockstad

Hyundai Hope on Wheels Research Program Hyundai Hope on Wheels Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 01/06/2020


Hope Scholar: E. Katsanis

Young Investigator: None.

NIFA Hall of Fame Nominations USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Honors & Awards 01/03/2020


D. Galbraith

Competition for the Management of Operations and Maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) National Science Foundation (NSF) Environmental Sciences 12/20/2019

2/21/2020 (LOI)

6/19/2020 (Full Proposal)

This opportunity is Institutionally Coordinated. Contact RDS for full details