Limited Submissions Policy

    Procedure to Follow for Limited Submission

    (August 15, 2017)

    The University at Albany requires an internal review and selection process for funding opportunities where the program guidelines stipulate a limited number of pre-proposal or proposal submissions.  In order to select the best qualified proposal(s), applicants must follow the University’s Limited Submission Process.

    As limited submission funding opportunities are posted to the website, an email will be sent to the appropriate faculty, chair, and or dean.  An internal deadline will be given for interested applicants to submit a one page summary of their anticipated project to the Dean of their School/College.  If the submission is for a major piece of shared equipment or shared core facilities, a business plan for supporting on-going operations and maintenance is also required.

    In cases where the guidelines stipulate a specific number per college/school, the dean will be asked to coordinate the process within their college/school.  When guidelines indicate a limited number per institution, the process will begin at the college/school level.  In those cases, a deadline will be given for applicants to submit a one page summary and CV to the dean.  The dean will then submit recommendations along with the applicant(s)' one page summary and CV, by a specified deadline, to Research@albany.edu.  Dr. James A. Dias, Vice President for Research, will make the final selection in consultation with the relevant dean(s).

    *Deans please NOTE: Email your recommendations, applicant(s)' one page summary and CV to Research@albany.edu by the deadline indicated.

    Find Sponsors Who Accept a Limited Number of Nominees/Applications Per Institution

    Search the National Science Foundation (NSF) website listing their programs that limit the number of proposals that a single institution can submit.

    Selective Current Funding Opportunities Requiring Limited Submission
    Note: This is not an inclusive list of Limited Submissions

    NSF: Major Instrumentation Program (MRI)
    The program serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally.           
    Deadlines:
    September 10, 2017: Due to the Deans – A one page summary, a brief CV, budget outline, School’s/Dean’s contribution to cost share, and any other likely source(s) of cost share.
    September 20, 2017: Due to research@albany.edu  – From each Deans an e-mail of ranked recommendations, cost-share commitment, one page project summary, and the PI’s CV.
    October 1, 2017: Division of Research in consultation the Deans selects the projects and notifies the PIs.
    November 10, 2017: Due to research@albany.edu  – Draft proposal for cost sharing negotiations
    January 10, 2018: Due to NSF – Full Proposal

    NIH: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
    The over-arching goal of this program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development and Research Experiences. The Bridges to Doctorate Program is intended to provide these activities to master's level students to increase transition to and completion of PhDs in biomedical sciences.           
    Deadlines:
    TBD: Due to the Deans – A one page summary, a brief CV and budget outline
    TBD: Due to research@albany.edu  – From each Deans an e-mail of ranked recommendations, cost-share commitment, one page project summary, and the PI’s CV.
    TBD: Division of Research in consultation the Deans selects the projects and notifies the PIs.
    TBD: Due to research@albany.edu  – Draft proposal
    September 25, 2017; September 28, 2018: Due to NIH – Full proposal