Limited Submission Opportunities

Limited Submission Process

Some funding opportunities restrict the number of submissions from an institution or require some type of internal coordination. The Office of Research, guided by policy, seeks to provide an open and timely process for announcing and coordinating institutional review. Generally, this process involves announcement and solicitation of a “Notice of Interest” (NOI). If the number of NOI’s exceeds the allowable limit for a solicitation, an internal review of brief pre-proposals from each NOI is arranged. This process will vary depending on timelines and sponsor requirements. For details or questions about the process contact KUCR Limited.

In general the timelines are:

  1. Opportunity announcement to NOI submission—2 weeks
  2. Internal-competition pre-proposals due (if needed)—2 weeks
  3. Internal review and selection—up to 4 weeks depending on number of proposals

Finding Limited Submission Opportunities

NSF provides a current listing of limited submission opportunities here.

Pivot, the grant opportunity search tool, includes a filter for limited submission opportunities if you would like to customize and save a funding opportunity search.

The Office of Research identifies some limited submission opportunities based on past engagement and alignment with faculty interests. Our active Limited Submission opportunities are listed below. Status is defined as:

“Accepting NOI” or “Accepting Pre-proposals” means the opportunity has been announced. Contact KUCR Limited if interested.

“Closed” means that internal selection is complete.

“Contact KUCR” means the internal process is complete but there are remaining openings.

If you are interested in a limited submission opportunity that is not listed below, contact KUCR Limited immediately to arrange required institutional reviews.


Current Limited Submission Status List

Sponsor Program Name Internal Deadline Sponsor Deadline Status
NSF Partnerships for Innovation PFI 9/30/19 1/8/20 Accepting NOI
NIH Collaborative Program for Multidisciplinary Teams RM1 9/30/19 1/27/20 Accepting NOI
New York Academy of Sciences Innovators in Science - Rare Diseases 10/7/19 11/22/19 Accepting NOI
Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Moore Inventors Fellows 10/7/19 12/13/19 Accepting Pre-Proposals
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education IGE PASSED 9/27/19 Contact kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu
NSF Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections ADBC PASSED 10/11/19 Contact kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu
Simons Foundation Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, MMLS PASSED 10/31/19 Contact kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu
NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning AISL PASSED 11/6/19 Contact kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu
New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists PASSED 11/13/19 Contact kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu
NSF Critical Zone Collaborative Network PASSED 12/2/19 Contact kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu
NSF ADVANCE PASSED 1/15/20 Contract kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu
Chicago Community Trust Searle Scholars PASSED 9/27/19 CLOSED
Health Forward Foundation Applicant Defined Grants PASSED 10/2/19 CLOSED
Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D PASSED 10/3/19 CLOSED
Pew Charitable Trusts Biomedical Scholars PASSED 10/17/19 CLOSED
Simons Foundation Astrophysics PASSED 10/31/19 CLOSED
HHMI Gilliam Fellowships PASSED 1/3/20 CLOSED
HHMI Inclusive Excellence PASSED 1/14/20 CLOSED
NSF Major Research Instrumentation MRI PASSED 1/20/20 CLOSED
NIH Centers of Biomedical Excellence COBRE PASSED 1/28/20 CLOSED
NSF NSF Research Traineeship NRT Program PASSED 2/6/20 CLOSED