Limited Submission Opportunities

NOTE: While the Office of Research Development & Commercialization makes every effort to list all limited submission programs on this website, and to allow the maximum allowed time of 60 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 ResearchFunding@unthsc.edu 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 Office of Research Development & Commercialization 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 days prior to sponsor deadline)
  • Sponsor deadline
  • Description of submission limitation
  • Link to program guidelines

Investigators are encouraged to contact the Office of Research Development to discuss their interest in a program. Please send information by email to ResearchFunding@unthsc.edu.

  1. Communication of Interest

A date is established for an email of intent to be sent to ResearchFunding@unthsc.edu with copies to their Dean/Director, at least 60 days before the agency deadline. The subject line of the email should include the sponsor name and program title.  Investigators must be prepared to submit a pre-proposal if the number of participants exceed the allowable submissions.  If the number of submissions do not exceed the limitation, no internal competition will be required.

  1. 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 be sent as a PDF attachment to ResearchFunding@unthsc.edu. The subject line of the email should include the sponsor name and program title.

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.

  1. 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 Grants and Contracts Management will be notified by email by the Office of Research Development & Commercialization. PI’s whose projects were not selected will be notified as well.

  1. 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 ResearchFunding@unthsc.edu.

This page was last modified on October 30, 2017