Limited Submissions

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 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

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)
Candidate's emails to Dean's – March 8, 2016
Dean's selections to - March 15, 2016
Sponsor - Full Proposal - April 19, 2016

Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists
Nominations Open-December 8, 2015 to February 2, 2016
Nominations to Deans by January 18, 2016 for review by VPR in February 2016.
Letters of Support- February 16, 2016
Summer 2016- Winners & Finalists Selected

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
Candidate's emails to Dean's – December 2, 2015
Dean's selections to - December 9, 2015
Sponsor - Full Proposal - January 13, 2016

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
Candidate's emails to Dean's –December 30, 2015
Dean's selection to  - January 6, 2016
Deadline for all nomination materials & letters of support - February 10, 2016

Brain Research Foundation 2016 Seed Grant
Candidate's emails to Dean's - November 16, 2015
Dean's selections to - November 23, 2015
Letter of Intent, with biosketch - January 7, 2016
Sponsor - Full Proposal - April 1, 2016

Archived Limited Submission Opportunities