Limited Submission Opportunities

NOTE: While the Faculty Research Support Team makes every effort to list all limited submission programs on this website, and to allow the maximum allowed time of 60 calendar days prior to sponsor deadline, programs may exist that are limited but not in our list to meet these deadlines. To maintain workable deadlines all faculty and staff should report any new program not listed on the website to for immediate communication to all researchers. If there is insufficient time for an internal competition to take place, an administrative decision may be made regarding which, if any, proposal(s) should be submitted.

Overall Process

1.  Announcement

Limited Submission opportunities will be announced by the Faculty Research Support Team through the Limited Submissions Website, email and the Daily News. Information will include:

  • Name of sponsor and title of program
  • Internal deadline for submission of limited submission pre-proposals (no later than 60 calendar days prior to sponsor deadline)
  • Sponsor deadline
  • Description of submission limitation
  • Link to program guidelines

Investigators are encouraged to contact the Faculty Research Support Team to discuss their interest in a program. Please send information by email to

2.  Preparation of Pre-Proposal and Review by Limited Submission Committee

For each competition, principal investigators are required to submit a limited submission pre-proposal by the internal deadline specified in the announcement. The pre-proposal should address the sponsoring agency’s priorities as outlined in the announcement.

The pre-proposal should be no more than 3 pages in length in 11-point font with 0.5” margins and must contain the following information:

  • Proposal title
  • Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator(s), Department and College
  • Proposed start date and duration of the project
  • Estimated (total) budget for the entire performance period
  • Summary of the project (main body of the document)

The pre-proposal should submitted using the UNTHSC Limited Proposal Submission link provided above.

The limited submission committee will convene to review the pre-proposals following review guidelines. The committee will provide a recommendation to the Vice President of Research who makes the final decision regarding the internal competition.

3.  Notification of Decision to Internal Competitors

Once the VPR approves the nominee(s), the PI and their Dean/Director as well as the Office of Sponsored Programs will be notified by email by the Faculty Research Support Team. PI’s whose projects were not selected will be notified as well.

4.  Submission of Final Proposal to Sponsor

The PI selected to apply for a limited submission opportunity has the responsibility to submit the application in a timely manner.

Should the candidate wish to decline the nomination, they need to do so in writing within 5 business days of selection notification to


Centers for HIV Structural Biology (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NIGMS funded the “Centers for HIV/AIDS-Related Structural Biology (P50)” program with co-funding by NIAID from 2007 until its transfer to NIAID in 2019. NIAID intends to continue the support of a Centers program with this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The goal of the initiative is to support teams of scientists in relevant fields to use cutting-edge technologies to address complex questions related to HIV structural biology and viral dynamics across a broad range of resolution scales. To be successful, funded Centers are expected to collaborate and must reach out to the biological community doing research aimed at identifying and validating the role of macromolecular complexes in HIV infection, including sharing of data by timely submission of structural information to appropriate databases. The purpose of this FOA is to support dynamic, multidisciplinary consortia of structural biologists, virologists, and computational scientists to resolve complex biological structures relevant to HIV prevention, treatment, and cure.
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
UNTHSC Internal Deadline: September 13, 2021
UNTHSC Limited Proposal Submission |
Sponsor Deadline: October 13, 2021


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