Limited Submissions

While many funding agencies have no restrictions on the number of applications they will accept for a particular program, there are some that will accept only a limited number of applications from a given institution. Submitting too many proposals, whether knowingly or unknowingly, may result in the automatic rejection of all proposals from the University of Utah.

The Office of the Vice President for Research centralizes the limited submission process in order to ease the application process for interested candidates and to ensure that submission restrictions are met. The VP’s Office announces those programs with limited submission elements and accepts abstracts from interested and eligible faculty through Competition Space.

Those wishing to have their proposal considered for a limited submission opportunity are required to submit an application and abstract through Competition Space by the internal deadline. Please check the specific announcement for program-specific information on campus application requirements. Candidates will be notified, in advance of the external deadline, by the Vice President for Research Office stating whether or not they have been selected to submit a proposal on behalf of the University.

If you identify a program which interests you and it is not listed on our site, please alert the Program Coordinator as early as possible about the agency and program in which you are interested. For information or questions regarding the Limited Submissions Program for research opportunities, please email AskVPR@utah.edu or call 801/581-7236.

Cancer-Focused Research Limited Submission Opportunities

The following opportunities are managed by Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), in coordination with the Vice President for Research office. If you are interested in applying for any of the following, please contact Max Loveless at HCI.

  • Gabrielle's Angel Cancer Research Foundation
    • Outstanding Junior Faculty Conventional Research Award
    • Outstanding Junior Faculty Complementary/Integrative Research Award
  • Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Individual Award
  • V Foundation
    • V Scholar Grant Award (Individual Award)
    • V Foundation Translational Grant (Research Team)
  • NCI: Single Submission RFA's (e.g. U10)
  • Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Awards

Limited Submission Funding Opportunities for New and Junior Faculty

Beckman Young Investigators Program | Arnold and Mabel BeckMan Foundation
Synopsis: This program supports young faculty in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences. Grants are normally in the range of $300,000 over three years.

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program | The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Synopsis: The program, which supports young faculty in the chemical sciences, is focused primarily on individual research accomplishments and promise, but evidence of excellence in teaching is also expected. Awards are $75,000 for one year.

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences | Center for the Health Professions
Synopsis: The program invites one nomination from selected institutions. The program supports basic and clinical research relevant to the advancement of human health, carried out by investigators with full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor. Awards provide $70,000 per year for four years.

Searle Scholars Program | Kinship Foundation Searle Scholars Program
Synopsis: The program invites applications from selected universities and research institutions. It support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in the first or second year of their appointment at the assistant professor level, and whose current appointment is a tenure-track position. The current grant level is $300,000 for a three-year period. Normally, the program makes 15 new grants each year.

William T. Grant Scholars Program | William T. Grant Foundation
Synopsis: The award is intended to facilitate the professional development of early career scholars who have some demonstrated success in conducting high quality research and are seeking to further develop their skills and research program. Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued professional development; are grounded in theory and sound research methods; and provide evidence for appropriate mentoring from senior investigators. Every year, four to six William T. Grant Scholars are selected and each receives $350,000 distributed over a five-year period.

Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research | The Medical Foundation
Synopsis: The award supports promising junior faculty to find breakthroughs in AIDS/HIV, cancer, heart disease, diabetes or neuroscience. Applications may focus on all fields of basic biomedical science and may also be submitted from departments of physics, chemistry and engineering. Three year awards in the amount of $300,000 ($100,000 per year) target junior faculty who are within two years of their first independent faculty appointment as of July 1st of the application year. Only two applications will be accepted from each institution, chosen by the institution’s internal selection process.

Grant Life Cycle step 1: Generate Your Idea Step 2: Find Funding Step 3: Develop Your Proposal Step 4: Submit Your Proposal Step 5: Manage Your Award step 6: Share Your Research

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