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Limited Submissions

Some sponsors have limits on the number of proposals that may be submitted from an organization. In these cases, an internal selection process is required to determine which proposals will go forward. When the number of abstracts received is more than the number of proposals allowed per the solicitation, an internal competition will be necessary.



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August 3, 2018 Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements Sites 17-575 National Science Foundation (NSF) September 19, 2018
August 3, 2018 Innovations in Graduate Education Program (IGE) 17-585 National Science Foundation (NSF)  September 27, 2018
August 31, 2018 CISE Research Infrastructure 17-581 National Science Foundation (NSF) November 7, 2018
August 31, 2018 Enabling Quantum Leap: Convergent Accelerated Discovery Foundries for Quantum Materials Science, Engineering and Information National Science Foundation (NSF) September 15, 2018
September 14, 2018 Research Traineeship (NRT) Program 18-507 National Science Foundation (NSF)  November 26, 2018
September 19, 2018 Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) National Science Foundation (NSF) September 28, 2018
October 5, 2018 ADVANCE: Increasing Particpation and Advacement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers 16-594 National Science Foundation (NSF)  December 12, 2018
October 12, 2018 Major Research Instrumentation Program 18-513 National Science Foundation (NSF)  January 1, 2019
November 16, 2018 NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics 17-527
National Science Foundation (NSF) March 27, 2019
December 7, 2018 Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Sites Program 16-547 National Science Foundation (NSF) February 14, 2019
December 14, 2018 Cultivating Cultures for Ethical Stem 18-532 National Science Foundation (NSF) February 22, 2019
February 1, 2019 Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) 18-529 National Science Foundation (NSF) April 2, 2019



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opportunity Name



Closed 2019 Beckman Scholars Program The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation  June 15, 2018
Closed Partnerships between Science and Engineering Fields and the NSF TRIPODS Institutes TRIPODS + X National Science Foundation (NSF)  May 29, 2018
Closed Computational Chemical Sciences Research Department of Energy May 16, 2018
Closed American National Election Studies (ANES) Competition National Science Foundation (NSF)  April 20, 2018
Closed The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.  February 8, 2018
Closed 2018 Blavatnik National Awards The Blavatnik Family Foundation November 15, 2017
Closed Innovation Corps (I-Corps TM) - National Innovation Network Nodes Program National Science Foundation (NSF) February 8, 2018
Closed Searle Scholars Program Searle Scholars Program September 29, 2017

Overall Process

Some sponsors have limits on the number of proposals that may be submitted from an organization. In these cases, an internal selection process is required to determine which proposals will go forward. The goal of this process is to ensure that proposals are reviewed in both a fair and competitive manner. This will also allow the Vice Provost for Research to select a pool of reviewers with the proper expertise to present a strong candidate or team to move forward.

The process for submitting and selecting proposals for limited submissions is as follows:

1. Cover page:

  • Sponsor, name of the program, solicitation number
  • PI and all personnel (including co-PIs, senior personnel, subcontractors, etc.) and their affiliation
  • Full title of the project

2. Proposal summary/abstract:

Please submit a one to three-page summary and a budget and budget justification, including cost sharing commitments required in the solicitation. If a cost sharing commitment is required by the sponsor or if the PI is requesting tuition cost share, approval is required form the Dean/Department Head as to how this financial commitment will be supported.

Submission process 

Researchers will submit an abstract via the Google form. Only those forms which have been fully completed and received by 5:00 pm (CST) on the stated internal deadline date will move forward.  Late submissions will not be accepted. The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs will manage the internal submission process. Email submissions will not be accepted.

Review Panel

The Vice Provost for Research, or designee, will convene an internal panel to review properly submitted summaries. The panel will meet to discuss the relative merits of the summary and to recommend the summary (ies) to be invited to submit. On rare occasions, the panel’s recommendations may not be accepted by the Vice Provost for Research based on University priorities or best interests.

Please contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at or at 312-567-3035 if you should have any questions.