Limited submissions funding opportunities restrict the number of applications or proposals that an institution may submit for consideration. At UT Dallas, the Office of Research Development is responsible for managing the screening process of potential submissions to determine which proposal will go forward to the sponsoring agency.

Limited Submissions Process


Limited submissions (LS) announcements are posted on the Office of Research website and emailed to targeted deans, program heads, and professors who may have an interest. These announcements identify the opportunity, give a brief description, provide a link to the funding agency’s site, and indicate all internal and external deadlines.

Faculty Must Adhere To All Posted Deadlines

While ORD makes every effort to identify all LS opportunities and notify faculty, it is the responsibility of the faculty to contact the office with an opportunity that she/he is interested in, but has not yet received an announcement about from ORD.

To be considered for these opportunities, please send a letter of intent (LOI) to Emily Lacy by the Internal deadline (by 11:59pm Dallas time on the day listed below).

The LOI for any internal limited submission needs to be a one page document (it may be a bit longer or shorter, but it shouldn’t be longer than two pages) answering the following questions:

  • What is the project you want to propose?
  • Why is it a good project and how does it fit the program you are applying to?
  • Who is on your team?

Limited Submissions



Program Name: NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium Genetic Research Center (IBDGC-GRC) (U01)
Internal Deadline: 10/5/2016
Sponsor Deadline: 12/14/2016


Program Name: Major Research Instrumentation Program
Internal Deadline: 10/3/2016
Sponsor Deadline: 1/11/2017
Selected Individual(s): A. Cardenas, H. Lu, and R. Moheimani


Program Name: Research Awards – Core Facility Support
Internal Deadline: 10/28/2016
Sponsor Deadline: 1/16/2017
Selected Individual(s): L. Zhang


Program Name: High-Impact, High-Risk Awards
Internal Deadline: 7/29/2016
Sponsor Deadline: 1/16/2017
Selected Individual(s): J. Gassensmith, K. Hoyt, L. Lumata, Z. Qin, L. Zhang

Lalor Foundation

Program Name: Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Internal deadline: 11/11/2016
Sponsor deadline: 1/16/2017

National Foundation for the Arts and Humanities

Program Name: The Big Read
Internal deadline: 11/18/2016
Sponsor deadline: 1/27/2017


Program Name: Innovation Corps – National Innovation Network Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)
Internal Deadline: 11/20/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 2/9/2017


Program Name: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science
Internal Deadline: 12/2/2016
Sponsor Deadline: 2/14/2017


Program Name: T Cell Reagent Resource for the Study of Allergic Diseases (U19)
Internal Deadline: 12/2/2016
Sponsor Deadline: 2/3/2017 

US Department of State

Program Name: DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement
Internal Deadline: 12/2/2016
Sponsor Deadline: 2/10/2017


Program Name: Scalable Nanomanufacturing
Internal Deadline: 12/2/2016
Sponsor Deadline: 2/16/2017 (Anticipated)


Program Name: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
Internal Deadline: 12/9/2016
Sponsor Deadline: 2/15/2017


Program Name: Research Training Awards
Internal Deadline: 2/24/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 5/19/2017 (Anticipated)


Program Name: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)
Internal Deadline: 2/9/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 4/20/2017


Program Name: Online Resource Center for Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (ORCEESE)
Internal Deadline: 5/30/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 8/7/2017


Program Name: Broad Agency Announcement: Advanced Naval Network Solutions (55-13-04)
Internal Deadline: Continuous
Sponsor Deadline: Continuous

Houston Endowment, Inc.

Program Name: Grant Program
Internal Deadline: Continuous
Sponsor Deadline: Continuous

Meadows Foundation

Program Name: Grants
Internal Deadline: Continuous
Sponsor Deadline: Continuous

Zonta International

Program Name: Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships
Internal Deadline: Varies
Sponsor Deadline: Varies