Research Development

Will I know who is reviewing my pre-proposal?

Will I know who is reviewing my pre-proposal?

No. RDS does not publicly identify the members of the internal funding review panels or the specific members assigned to individual proposals or ad hoc reviewers. 

What is the TRIF initiative?

Arizona’s Technology and Research Initiative Fund investment has enabled thousands of scientific discoveries, over 950 patents, 328 new startup companies and hands-on training for approximately 39,000 students across Arizona’s three universities. Publicly supported through voter approval, TRIF is an essential resource for growing Arizona’s economy and providing opportunities for Arizona residents to work, learn and thrive. For the 2021 Arizona Board of Regents TRIF Annual Report visit the ABOR site.

What is a “ticket”?

A “ticket” is the terminology RDS and Sponsored Projects & Contracting Services use to designate an approved institutional submission for a limited submission opportunity. The “ticket” will be sent to the approved PI/Team via email from Resdev@email.arizona.edu

Why are some Limited Submissions not advertised or held as internal competitions?

Why are some Limited Submissions not advertised or held as internal competitions?

While every effort is made to adhere to our preferred Limited Submissions timeline, there are instances when the interval between becoming aware of a limited submission and the sponsor’s deadline makes it impractical to follow our process. In those cases, broad announcements may not be made, expedited reviews with limited or no feedback comments may be performed, and/or submission slots may be awarded on a first-identified basis.

Does UA ever impose limits beyond those required by the sponsor?

Does UA ever impose limits beyond those required by the sponsor?

Occasionally some funding opportunities will be managed as Institutionally Coordinated Submissions and will appear on the Limited Submission table with that designation. Usually, these opportunities are for large and/or complex funding opportunities that require institutional support, core facilities, or leadership approval. To guarantee the submission of the strongest proposal(s) to the funder, RDS coordinates the institutional UA response.

Where can I get more information on the UA Limited Submission process?

Visit the Limited Submissions page on the UA Research Gateway to download guidelines and for a complete and searchable table of all upcoming, open, and completed 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 and ensures only eligible institutional proposals are submitted to the funder.

I am submitting a competitive renewal to an existing grant program that is or has become a limited submission. Do I automatically receive the ticket to submit?

I am submitting a competitive renewal to an existing grant program that is or has become a limited submission. Do I automatically receive the ticket to submit?

Existing programs or centers with no break in funding (i.e. successful prior renewals or first competitive renewal) will have the opportunity to recompete to the sponsor without internal competition for two submission cycles. If, however, the existing program or center is unsuccessful in obtaining its renewal after two consecutive submissions, an internal limited submission competition will occur. If other pre-proposals are received for the limited submission competition, it is not guaranteed that the PI of the existing programs or centers will be granted the ticket. 

Why are some Limited Submission competitions held so far in advance of the sponsor’s deadline for proposals?

Many large and/or complex proposals require significant preparation time for development and coordination. To provide the submitting PI or team the maximum amount of time to focus on the external application, internal Limited Submission contests are run well in advance of the external deadline.

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