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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.

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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
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

NEA Arts Projects February 2020 Deadline National Endowment for the Arts Arts & Humanities 11/27/2019


12/16/19 Update: The NEA has changed the Art Works program category to "Arts Projects" for 2020.

K. Black is the institutional selection under this new category.

Arizona State Museum: L. Falk

2020 NIH (T32) Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) National Institute of General Medical Sciences Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 11/27/2019


F. Tax

2020 January Medical Scientist Training Program (T32) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 11/27/2019



CLIR Recordings at Risk Seventh Call The Council on Library and Information Resources Arts & Humanities 11/27/2019



Howard Hughes Medical Institute Driving Change Howard Hughes Medical Institute (hhmi) STEM, Education, Training 11/26/2019

02/07/2020 (Required LOI)

M. Franco

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (IUSE:GEOPAths) National Science Foundation (NSF) Environmental Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, STEM, Education, Training 11/20/2019

12/20/2020 (Required LOI)
2/14/2020 (Full proposal)


2020 (ONES) Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 11/20/2019


UA may submit one application per School or College. PD/PI's must have faculty appointments which are tenure track or equivalent. Contact RDS to apply

CALS: M. Ramirez-Andreotta
Pharmacy: J. Galligan

NIGMS Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed) January 2020 Deadline National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences 11/20/2019