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


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

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: Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Solicitation: NSF 16-545
Internal Deadline: 5/15/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 7/1/2017 (anticipated, required letter of intent)

William T. Grant Foundation

Program Name: Scholars Program
Internal Deadline: 5/4/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 7/6/2017


Program Name: Towards a Leadership-Class Computing Facility – Phase 1
Solicitation: NSF 17-558
Internal Deadline: 5/25/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 7/14/2017 (LOI, 11/20/2017 full proposal)

Mallinckrodt Foundation

Program Name: Research Grant
Internal Deadline: 6/1/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 8/1/2017


Program Name: Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC)
Solicitation: NSF 16-561
Internal Deadline: 6/10/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 8/1/2017 (required LOI)


Program Name: ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
Solicitation: NSF 16-594
Internal Deadline: 6/9/17
Sponsor Deadline: 8/8/17 (LOI)

Sloan Foundation

Program Name: Research Fellowships
Internal Deadline: 7/15/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 9/15/2017

Welch Foundation

Program Name: Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research
Internal Deadline: 7/15/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 9/15/2017


Program Name: Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes)
Solicitation: NSF 17-546
Internal Deadline: 5/18/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 9/18/2017
Selected Individual: M. Yuan


Program Name: Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)
Solicitation: RFA-RM-17-008
Internal Deadline: 6/27/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 9/22/2017


Program Name: Summer Stipends
Solicitation: 20170927-FT
Internal Deadline: 7/20/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 9/27/2017


Program Name: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
Solicitation: NSF 15-594
Internal Deadline: 7/31/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 10/4/2017 (anticipated)


Program Name: Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC)
Solicitation: NSF 16-591
Internal Deadline: 8/21/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 10/14/2017 (anticipated, required letter of intent)


Program Name: Research Experiences for Teachers in Engineering and Computer Science (RET)
Solicitation: NSF 15-536
Internal Deadline: 8/28/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 11/1/2017 (anticipated)


Program Name: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)
Solicitation: NSF 16-584
Internal Deadline: 9/19/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 11/16/2017 (anticipated, required letter of intent)


Program Name: Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN)
Solicitation: NSF 16-593
Internal Deadline: 7/3/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 11/30/2017 (anticipated, required letter of intent)


Program Name: IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments (IUSE/PFE:RED)
Solicitation: NSF 17-501
Internal Deadline: 10/2/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 12/9/2017 (anticipated, required letter of intent)


Program Name: Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
Internal Deadline: 11/1/17
Sponsor Deadline: 1/9/18 (anticipated)


Program Name: MRI: Major Research Instrumentation Program
Solicitation: NSF 15-504
Internal Deadline: 10/20/17
Sponsor Deadline: 1/10/18


Program Name: Scalable Nanomanufacturing for Integrated Systems (SNM-IS)
Solicitation: NSF 16-604
Internal Deadline: 11/10/17
Sponsor Deadline: 1/13/18 (anticipated)

Lalor Foundation

Program Name: Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Internal Deadline: 11/20/17
Sponsor Deadline: 1/16/18 (anticipated)


Program Name: High-Impact/High-Risk Research Award (HIHR)
Internal Deadline: 10/23/17
Sponsor Deadline: 1/16/18 (anticipated)


Program Name: Core Facility Support Award (CFSA)
Internal Deadline: 10/23/17
Sponsor Deadline: 1/16/18 (anticipated)

National Foundation for the Arts and Humanities

Program Name: The Big Read
Internal deadline: 11/18/2017
Sponsor deadline: 1/27/2018 (anticipated)


Program Name: Advanced Manufacturing Projects for Emerging Research Exploration
Solicitation: DE-FOA-0001465
Internal Deadline: 11/1/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 1/31/2018 (anticipated)


Program Name: T Cell Reagent Resource for the Study of Allergic Diseases (U19)
Solicitation: RFA-AI-16-027
Internal Deadline: 12/2/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 2/3/2018 (anticipated)


Program Name: Innovation Corps – National Innovation Network Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)
Solicitation: NSF 16-547
Internal Deadline: 11/20/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 2/8/2018

US Department of State

Program Name: DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement
Solicitation: DRLA-DRLAQM-17-001
Internal Deadline: 12/2/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 2/10/2018 (anticipated)


Program Name: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science
Solicitation: NSF 17-522
Internal Deadline: 12/2/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 2/14/2018 (anticipated)


Program Name: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
Solicitation: NSF 15-528
Internal Deadline: 12/9/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 2/15/2018


Program Name: Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)
Solicitation: NSF 17-528
Internal Deadline: 1/6/2018
Sponsor Deadline: 3/1/2018 (anticipated)


Program Name: Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)
Solicitation: NSF 17-527
Internal Deadline: 12/15/2017
Sponsor Deadline: 3/28/2018


Program Name: Engineering Summer Program (ESP)
Solicitation: 2018
Internal Deadline: 1/31/2018
Sponsor Deadline: 4/7/2018 (anticipated)


Program Name: Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (S2I2)
Solicitation: NSF 17-526
Internal Deadline: 1/31/2018
Sponsor Deadline: 4/11/2018 (anticipated)


Program Name: Art Works: Creativity Connects
Internal Deadline: 3/6/2018
Sponsor Deadline: 5/4/2018 (anticipated)


Program Name: Research Training Awards
Internal Deadline: 1/24/2018
Sponsor Deadline: 5/19/2018 (Anticipated)


Program Name: Research  Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)
Solicitation: PAR-16-361
Internal Deadline: 3/1/2018
Sponsor Deadline: 5/25/2018 (anticipated)

Meadows Foundation

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