Many federal agencies and foundations offer grants, awards, and fellowships that limit the number of applications submitted from one institution. Extra submissions can result in the rejection of all submitted by that institution. Researchers interested in submitting to specific limited submission opportunities (LSO) must apply to an internal competition and be selected for full proposal submission to the opportunity's sponsor.
Whenever possible, these opportunities will be advertised to researchers in a timeframe that allows for sufficient time for the internal review process to occur and a decision communicated that allows the selected research member to prepare a high-quality proposal for submission.
Internal competitions help verify the eligibility of an applicant and ensure that another application has not already been selected to submit to a specific limited submission opportunity. In order to increase the chances of UAF succeeding in such LSO applications, the Office of Vice Chancellor for Research has established a procedure to peer review pre-proposals in a timely fashion.
We strive to ensure that the process for selecting these proposals is transparent, fair, and does not overburden the applicant(s) or reviewers charged with selecting the most competitive proposals/applications to represent the University. Limited submission projects are considered institutional and should demonstrate benefits to UAF. Exceptions to this process are made in certain situations, for example, when a deadline is short, when a program is highly focused, when an opportunity reflects a strategic priority and/or requires significant institutional commitment.
Limited Submission Process:
1. Opportunity announcement
2. Notification to your Institute, College, or School
3. White paper submission for UAF-wide competition
4. Notification of Selected Principal Investigators
Detailed information on the Limited Submission Opportunity Process can be found on the OGCA Limited Submission webpage.
Limited Submission Opportunities:
Current and past opportunities can be found on the LSO Tracker.
If you are selected from your unit for a UAF-wide competition, then you will need to submit your white paper at the following link: White Paper Submission Form