Research Development

I received the ticket but have decided not to apply after all, what should I do?

I received the ticket but have decided not to apply after all, what should I do?

Contact RDS as soon as possible so other potential applicants can move forward with a submission to the funder. Certain limited submissions are very competitive at UA, e.g. the National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program. If you receive the ticket to be the institutional submission for a competitive limited submission opportunity (i.e.

I’m traveling/teaching/sick/without internet access/waiting on a collaborator/waiting on a letter of support/in a different time zone/under a lot of stress: can I have an extension to apply?

I'm traveling/teaching/sick/without internet access/waiting on a collaborator/waiting on a letter of support/in a different time zone/under a lot of stress: can I have an extension to apply?

No. Deadlines for Limited Submission internal competitions are treated the same as funding deadlines for Federal agency sponsors, Foundations or other external funding sources. These opportunities are advertised widely and well in advance of the application deadlines. To maintain fairness for all, the deadline is firm and consistent for all applicants without exception.

I found a funding opportunity that I want to apply to, but the description says it is limited to “Only one application per institution.” Can I proceed with my application?

I found a funding opportunity that I want to apply to, but the description says it is limited to "Only one application per institution." Can I proceed with my application?

It depends. First, check the RDS Limited Submissions Table to see if the funding opportunity is listed and currently accepting internal pre-proposals. If an internal competition is underway, review the pre-proposal requirements and submit your pre-proposal. If the funding opportunity is not listed, email ResDev@email.arizona.edu to express your interest in applying. RDS will establish eligibility to apply based on the Preferred Timeline for Limited Submissions.

Where can I get the most up-to-date information about current Limited Submission funding opportunities?

Where can I get the most up-to-date information about current Limited Submission funding opportunities?

The RDS Limited Submissions Table page on the UA Research Gateway or UA Competition Space are regularly updated with all current funding opportunities, deadlines and updates.

How do I submit my pre-proposal for a Limited Submission funding opportunity?

How do I submit my pre-proposal for a Limited Submission funding opportunity?

All Limited Submission opportunities currently in a competition will be listed in UA Competition Space. You can log in and apply using your NetID. Most applications require both textbox entry of application information such as a summary, a significance statement, approach, and expected outcomes, as well as uploads in PDF format. RDS recommends logging in to the system to see what is required well in advance of the internal submission deadline.

Why are the pre-proposal requirements different than the sponsor requirements?

Why are the pre-proposal requirements different than the sponsor requirements?

The pre-proposal requirements are designed to give a sufficient representation of a prospective project or proposal without over-burdening faculty/applicants. Think of the pre-proposal as an “elevator pitch.” 

Does RDS provide proposal support for Limited Submissions pre-proposals?

Does RDS provide proposal support for Limited Submissions pre-proposals?

No. As the administrative office that coordinates and manages the review of Limited Submissions, RDS does not assist in proposal preparation for pre-proposals. However, RDS does provide proposal support, when available, for all “tickets” awarded through the Limited Submission process.

I was not selected to move forward with a submission. What happens to my pre-proposal?

I was not selected to move forward with a submission. What happens to my pre-proposal?

Preproposals are archived within UA Competition Space and are not distributed or made publicly available. 

I was selected to move forward with a submission. What happens now?

I was selected to move forward with a submission. What happens now?

Once you have received the “ticket” you should work with your department administrator and, if available, the RDS Associate designated to support the proposal development. All limited submissions submitted to an external funding agency or sponsor are handled through Sponsored Projects and Contracting Services.

Will I receive comments from the reviewers?

Will I receive comments from the reviewers?

Yes. Review comments are provided to all applicants once the reviews are completed, and the ticket has been awarded.

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