Limited Submissions Policy

Procedure to Follow for Limited Submission

(June 13, 2014)

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  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 by the deadline indicated.

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

Search the COS Pivot Funding Opportunities Database.
Choose the Advanced Search option. Click on Limited submission check the box(es) and click on Search. To refine your search, click on "Refine Your Query" (located at the top of the search results screen). This will take you to a new search form allowing you to add terms to your current search strategy (the previous box(es) you checked will remain checked).

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

Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Open for Nominations on September 30, 2015
Nominations must be submitted to Office of Dean by October 23, 2015.  Deans should forward nominations to the Office of the Vice President by November 2, 2015.  Selection of 3 UAlbany nominees will be confirmed by November 11, 2015, and electronically submitted by the Office of the Vice President by November 17, 2015. 

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
College/School – September 23, 2015 - September 30, 2015
Sponsor - Full Proposal: November 4, 2015-Bridge to The Doctorate; Pre Alliance Planning Grants; November 20, 2015 LSAMP Alliance Proposals; October 14, 2016-Bridge to the Doctorate; Pre Alliance Planning Grants; November 4, 2016-LSAMP Alliance Proposals

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP)
College/School – January 19, 2015 - January 26, 2015
Sponsor - Full Proposal -March 2, 2015

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)
College/School – December 9, 2014 - December 16, 2014
Sponsor - Full Proposal -January 20, 2015

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
College/School – December 11, 2014 - December 18, 2014
Sponsor - Full Proposal -January 22, 2015

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
College/School – October 23, 2014 - October 30, 2014
Sponsor-Preliminary Proposal -December 11, 2014
Sponsor - Full Proposal - June 16, 2015

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE)
College/School – September 2, 2014 - September 9, 2014
Sponsor-Preliminary Proposal -October 21, 2014
Sponsor - Full Proposal - May 15, 2015

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Summer Stipends
College/School – June 30, 2014 - July 14, 2014
Sponsor – September 30, 2014

The Pew Charitable Trusts 
Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences

College/School – June 13, 2014 - June 18, 2014
Internal Selection Committee - July 15, 2014
Sponsor – November 3, 2014


Archived Limited Submission Opportunities