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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
NGO Capacity Building, US Mission to Panama United States Department of State (DOS) Social Science & Law 12/10/2019



National Consortium for Applied Hypersonics Department of Defense Defense, Security, Physical Sciences & Engineering 12/10/2019


UA may submit only one response to this RFI. The UA response is coordinated by Dr. Stuart A. Craig. Please contact RDS with any questions or if interested in this Institutionally Coordinated limited submission.

FY20 Global Biosecurity Engagement Program Activities United States Department of State (DOS) Physical Sciences & Engineering 12/09/2019



National Digital Newspaper Program National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Arts & Humanities 12/09/2019



OVW FY 2020 Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program U.S. Department of Justice Social Science & Law 12/06/2019



Natural Experiments of the Impact of Population-targeted Policies to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes and Diabetes Complications CDC Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 12/04/2019



Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM, Education, Training 12/04/2019


UA may submit one proposal as the lead institution. There is no limit on the number of proposals under which an organization may be included as a non-lead collaborator or subawardee.

S. Carroll

Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 12/04/2019



2020 NEA Big Read National Endowment for the Arts Arts & Humanities 12/04/2019



Energy Frontier Research Centers Department of Energy Physical Sciences & Engineering 12/04/2019

1/16/2020 (Pre-application)
4/7/2020 (Invited full proposal)