Limited Submissions

Granting agencies may impose a limit on the number of proposals submitted to a funding opportunity by an institution. In these cases, the Office of Research and Innovation (VCRI) is responsible for the campus competition. Selection may be made through a preliminary proposal competition (for details, see: This webpage contains an overview of the external limited submission programs (NIH, NSF, foundation and association) programs currently requiring an internal selection process, as well as a calendar of limited programs offered throughout the year.

The limited submission programs are facilitated by VCRI. Please contact Associate Vice Chancellors Beitle and Stites at for questions or comments about these programs.

NOTICE: Investigators should notify the Office of Research & Innovation at the earliest possible moment when planning a limited submission proposal. In general, the on campus selection competition will close at least 30 days before the agency’s submission deadline.