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 October 3, 2022

  • 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 Arizona Cultivate.
  • 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
NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps TM) NSF Physical Sciences & Engineering Fri, 12/08/2017

2/8/2018 (LOI)3/13/2018 (Full)

UA is ineligible to apply due to an existing award. 

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Dept. of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) Internet Freedom Annual Program Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) Social Science & Law Fri, 12/08/2017

02/12/2018 (SOI)


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HRSA Regional Public Health Training Centers (PHTC) Program HRSA STEM, Education, Training Training Wed, 12/06/2017


D. Taren

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Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Progam The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Physical Sciences & Engineering Tue, 12/05/2017



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NSF - Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) NSF STEM, Education, Training Fri, 12/01/2017


B. Hurwitz

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NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) NSF STEM, Education, Training Research and Training Thu, 11/30/2017


The UA may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of a Collaborative Research project) from each more

NEA Art Works NEA Arts & Humanities Wed, 11/29/2017


C. FarrarAll grants require at least a 1:1 non-federal match of total grant amount.

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NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01) NIH Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences Research Tue, 11/28/2017


The UA may submit one application per college.M. Ramirez - CALS

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NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) 2018 NSF STEM, Education, Training Training Tue, 11/14/2017

LOI due 12/06/2017 followed by a full proposal due 02/06/2018

S. SaleskaT. Meixner

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NEA Big Read 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Arts & Humanities Thu, 11/09/2017



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NIGMS Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed) January Deadline NIH (NIGMS) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences Wed, 11/08/2017

LOI due 12/25/2017 followed by a Full Proposal due 1/25/2018

None. The UA may submit one application per review cycle. Contact with an NIGMS Program Officer is required before LOI submission.

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The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Board Grants Program - Fall 2017 The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences Mon, 11/06/2017

V. Maizes.S. AdhikariSpecial limited conditions apply.

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Diabetic Foot Consortium - Clinical Research Units (U01) NIH NIDDK Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences Mon, 11/06/2017

LOI 12/23/17Full 1/23/18

W. Zhou

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The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation Grants The Conservation Food and Health Foundation Environmental Sciences Thu, 11/02/2017

Concept Paper due 01/01/2018. Full Proposal due 03/01/2018


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American Honda Foundation Grants American Honda Foundation STEM, Education, Training Tue, 10/24/2017

02/01/2018 or 05/01/2018

R. Bozgeyikli

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NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25) NIH (NIGMS) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences Fri, 10/20/2017


M. Witte

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Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics The Greenwall Foundation Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences Fri, 10/20/2017

Letter of intent due 11/01/2017

UA may submit two applicants per cycle. The program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out more

Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) NSF STEM, Education, Training Training Fri, 10/20/2017

Full Proposal due 11/27/2017


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Atrial Fibrillation Strategically Focused Research Network American Heart Association (AHA) Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences Wed, 10/18/2017

LOI 11/30/17Full 1/31/18


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Women in STEM²D Scholars Program Johnson & Johnson STEM, Education, Training Fri, 10/06/2017


UA can submit one applicant per each WiSTEM2D discipline, (Science,Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, Design)E. Gornish - ScienceL. Bozgeyikli more

Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Grant Program 2018 Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences Tue, 10/03/2017


M. Muramoto

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W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program Concept Paper Fall 2017 W.M. Keck Foundation Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering Mon, 10/02/2017

Dec 15, 2017

C. Castro - Physical Science & EngineeringT. Milster -  Physical Science & EngineeringS. Venkataramani - Physical Science & more

Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) National Science Foundation (NSF) Physical Sciences & Engineering Mon, 09/25/2017

1/29/18 - 02/05/18 Submission window

The UA may submit two Track 1 proposals and one Track 2 proposal.P. Reiners: Track 1Z. Zhang:Track 1J. Schaibley: Track 2

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PAC-12 Student-Athlete Health & Well Being Initiative Pac-12 Biomedical, Clinical & Life Sciences Research Fri, 09/15/2017

09/15/2017 LOI10/02/2017 Full

M. GrandnerJ. WalkerUA may submit up to three applications

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Museums for America 2018 The Institute of Museum and Library Services Arts & Humanities Thu, 09/14/2017



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