Limited submission proposals

About limited submissions

Limited submissions are funding opportunities that limit the number of applications an institution may submit. The sponsor sets the limit, which may be per funding cycle deadline, per funding track, or per discipline/topic area. If more than the allowed number of proposals is submitted, the sponsor could return all submissions without review. Therefore, it is imperative that an organized and transparent internal selection process takes place so the most competitive research proposal is submitted by the institution. The vice president for research and innovation makes the final determination on who may submit.

Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

An email with current limited submissions and internal deadlines is distributed to the ResearchNotes list serve every other week. If there is a posted internal due date, researchers who are interested in applying must submit a standard pre-proposal by 5 p.m. on the date listed.

The most comprehensive, though not exhaustive, list of limited submission funding opportunities can be found on Pivot by signing in with your NetID and viewing the “Curated Opps.” Internal deadlines for pre-proposals are posted at the bottom of Pivot’s Funding Opportunity page. Internal deadlines are updated or added weekly.

If there is no internal deadline posted, the researcher is responsible for emailing the associate vice president for research at avpr@unr.edu with their intent to submit as soon as possible. Depending on the agency timeline and the level of expressed interest, permission to submit may be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Alternatively, an internal competition may be organized and an internal deadline announced.

Internal pre-proposal

All pre-proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. on the posted deadline through this online form.

Unless otherwise noted, all pre-proposals must be in the following format and uploaded through the online form:

  1. Three-page project description addressing the proposal-specific review criteria (references may be included on additional pages)
  2. Standard biosketch for PI and Co-PIs in the format stipulated in the FOA
  3. One-page summary of budget for the total project period

Submit a limited submission pre-proposal.

Subscribe to ResearchNotes to receive the bi-weekly limited submissions email.

View the University of Nevada, Reno’s limited submission policy.

Limited submission process highlights

  • Deadlines for pre-proposals will be announced biweekly through an email to the ResearchNotes list serve. Sign up for ResearchNotes here, and visit the Pivot webpage to learn how to sign up for funder-specific alerts through Pivot. Pre-proposals are due by 5 p.m. on the posted deadline.
  • Pre-proposals are ranked by an external review service and the vice president for research and innovation makes the final selection. Read the full limited submissions process to learn more about how this decision is made.
  • If there is no deadline listed in the email or in Pivot, you must email the associate vice president for research at avpr@unr.edu with your interest in submitting as soon as possible. Depending on the agency timeline and the level of expressed interest, permission to submit may be grantedon a first-come, first-served basis. Alternatively, an internal competition may be organized and an internal deadline announced.
  • If you identify a limited submission that has not been announced through ResearchNotes or Pivot, you must email the associate vice president for research at avpr@unr.edu to obtain permission to submit. Depending on the agency timeline and the level of expressed interest, permission to submit may be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Alternatively, an internal competition may be organized and an internal deadline announced.
 

Standard pre-proposal format

  • Cover sheet with the following information:
    • Proposal title
    • Amount requested
    • Project period – from date to date
    • Agency solicitation
    • Principal investigator
    • Co-investigators (up to four)
  • Three-page project description addressing the proposal specific review criteria (references extra)
  • Standard biosketch for PI and co-PIs in the format stipulated in the FOA
  • One-page summary of budget for the total project period