Limited Submissions

Some grant opportunities limit the number of possible applications comping from a specific department or university. To determine who from UofL may submit, our office manages an internal competition process to ensure the strongest proposal moves forward. Current opportunities are listed below. 

For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed on this page, please email our . To have your name added to our limited submissions opportunities mailing list, please register here.

Frequently federal agencies and foundations offer grants, awards and fellowships that limit the number of applications that can come from one institution. In order to increase the chances of the University of Louisville succeeding in such “limited submission opportunity” applications, the Office of Research and Innovation has established a procedure to review pre-proposals in a timely fashion.

Limited submissions proposals must first go through a preproposal and internal competition process managed by the Office of Research Development and Strategic Initiatives. The strongest ones will be selected to move forward by a Selection Committee. The process for submitting and selecting proposals for limited submissions consists of:

      • a deadline for an internal preproposal written as a condensed version of the actual proposal and based on the review criteria noted in the sponsor’s solicitation
      • a ranking and subsequent meeting or review by a Limited Submission Review Committee to recommend projects moving forward to a sponsor
      • a notification to the candidate(s) and SPA identifying the candidate(s) recommended to move forward
      • a final proposal which will be forwarded to the sponsor through SPA

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research and Innovation if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, may preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA).

In the event the internal deadline passes and the total number of preproposals submitted is below the sponsor limit, interested PIs will be authorized to proceed with their proposals pending approval of their research dean. However, if the number of preproposals is higher than the sponsor limit, the Office of Research Development and Strategic Initiatives will assemble a Selection Committee made of other faculty at the university with experience submitting similar proposals. 

The Committee will review each pre-proposal and then choose the proposal(s) that the Committee believes will have the greatest chance of being funded, and will have the greatest positive impact on the university if it is funded.

Note: Pre-proposals must to be submitted to InfoReady by 5:00 p.m. (ET) of the stated deadline date to be eligible. Please send questions to the Office of Research Development & Strategic Initiatives service account.

If you want to submit to a limited submission opportunity that has not already been identified/posted by the Office of Research and Innovation, notify us immediately by emailing the Office of Research Development & Strategic Initiatives service account. Time permitting, the stated process will then be initiated. In rare instances, such as when a sponsor’s deadline is too short to allow for internal review, the office may allow an interested participant to move forward without the full internal review process based on a “first to notify” basis.

Limited submission preproposals are reviewed by a Selection Committee, who is charged with selecting the strongest ones to move forward. The Committee ensures that selected pre-proposals:

  • Meet all eligibility requirements specified by the funding organization RFP
  • Are scientifically and technically strong
  • Promote the greater University research mission

Each pre-proposal is carefully evaluated against the selection criteria provided by the sponsor. Once the decision as to which pre-proposal(s) will go forward has been made, all applicants are notified of the Committee’s decision. Occasionally, the Committee may provide feedback and recommendations.

Deadlines for electronic submission of preproposals will be established as soon as the solicitation for a limited submission program becomes available. The deadlines will be posted on the Office of Research and Innovation website when possible, announced via e-mail to appropriate Deans and Directors for distribution as the college, institute or center sees fit.

Faculty should notify us by emailing the Office of Research Development & Strategic Initiatives service account immediately in the event they intend to submit to a limited submission opportunity that has not already been identified/posted by the Office of Research and Innovation as a limited submission on this page. Time permitting, the stated process will then be initiated. In rare instances, such as when a sponsor’s deadline is too short to allow for internal review, the EVPRI may allow an interested participant to move forward without the full internal review process based on a “first to notify” basis.

Note: Pre-proposals must to be submitted to InfoReady by 5:00 p.m. (ET) of the stated deadline date to be eligible. Please send questions to the Office of Research Development & Strategic Initiatives service account.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

UofL Grand Challenges: 1: Empowering our communities; 2: Advancing our health; 3: Engineering our future economy

Title & UofL Instructions Internal Deadline
5:00 p.m.
Letter of Intent Deadline Sponsor Deadline

Amgen Foundation Grants 

GC: 2

On-going N/A Applications accepted throughout the year, with decisions made quarterly
FY21 Defense Established Program To Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) – Capacity Building (CB) 07/22/2021 (Closed) White Paper Deadline: 09/20/2021 02/22/2022 -
(Full Proposals by Invitation Only)

Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)

GC: 2

07/29/2021
(Still Accepting Applications)
LOI: 09/20/2021 10/20/2021

Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA

GC: 3

(Closed) Concept Paper:
09/10/2021
Full Proposal:
11/05/2021
2024 American National Election Study Competition (ANES) 09/02/2021 -
(Closed)
09/20/2021 12/10/2021

Cardiovascular Biorepository for Type 1 Diabetes (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

GC: 2

09/02/2021
(Still Accepting Applications)
N/A 10/20/2021

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF IN-CLUDES)

GC: 3

09/09/2021 -
(Closed)
10/04/2021 01/25/2022

(Call for Confidential Nominations:) Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science

09/09/20221
(Still Accepting Applications)
N/A 10/20/2021

Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development

GC: 3

09/16/2021 - (Closed) N/A 01/19/2022

Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

GC: 2

09/30/2021
(Still Accepting Applications)
10/18/2021 11/18/2021

The Moore Inventor Fellows

GC: 2, 3

10/01/2021
(Closed: Scientific Research,
Still Open: Environmental Conservation and Patient Care)
11/12/2021 (nominations due) 12/13/2021 (full application)

Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Stu-dent Fellowship

GC: 1

10/05/2021
(Still Accepting Applications)
N/A 11/15/2021

Jenny Kitsen Patient Safety Award

GC: 2

10/07/2021
(Still Accepting Applications)
N/A 10/15/2021

Orthodontic Faculty Development Fellowship Awards (OFDFA)

GC: 2

10/07/2021
(Still Accepting Applications)
N/A 11/12/2021

2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

GC: 3

First qualified applicant per category N/A 11/17/2021

Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative

GC: 1

10/21/2021 N/A 11/22/2021

Modern Equipment for Shared-use Biomedical Research Facilities: Advancing Research-Related Operations

GC: 2

10/21/2021 N/A 12/01/2021

Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program

GC: 2

10/28/2021 N/A 12/09/2021
Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) 10/28/2021

N/A 02/22/2022

W. M. Keck Foundation Research Program

GC: 1 & 3

11/4/2021 N/A Phase I-Invited: 05/01/2022;
Phase II: 08/15/2022

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

GC: 3

11/11/2021 N/A 01/06/2022

Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)

GC: 3

11/18/2021 Sponsor Required Preliminary Deadline: 06/20/2022 Sponsor Full Deadline: 11/22/2022

Partnerships for Research and Education in Chemistry (PREC)

GC: 3

11/18/2021 N/A 01/21/2022

National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes - Accelerating Research, Transforming Society, and Growing the American Workforce

GC: 3

11/19/2021 Preliminary Proposal: 01/14/2022 05/13/2022

Family-to Family Health Information Centers

GC: 2

12/02/2021 N/A 01/05/2022

Partnerships for Research and Education in Physics (PREP)

GC: 3

12/02/2021 N/A 01/21/2022

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

 

12/09/2021 N/A 02/02/2022

NCI Research Specialist (Clinician Scientist) Award (R50 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

GC: 2

12/16/2021 N/A 02/08/2022

Mentored Research Experiences for Genetic Counselors (R25)

GC: 2

01/27/2022 LOI: 30 days prior 05/25/2022

Research Experience in Genomic Research for Data Scientists (R25)

GC: 2, 3

01/27/2022 LOI: 30 days prior 05/25/2022

Maximizing Access to Research Careers (T34)

GC: 1

02/03/2022 N/A 05/26/2022

Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)

GC: 3

02/10/2022 05/24/2022 - LOI Not Required 06/24/2022 - Full Application

NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

GC: 3

02/24/2022 LOI due 30 days prior 07/13/2022 -
(See solicitation)

Mallinckrodt Grants

GC: 2

04/28/2022 N/A 08/01/2022