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Limited Submissions

Limited Submission Opportunities (LSO) are extramural funding opportunities that limit the number applications submitted per institution. Researchers interested in submitting to a specific LSO must apply to an internal competition and be selected for full proposal submission to the opportunity's sponsor. Internal competitions help verify the eligibility of an applicant and ensure that another application has not already been selected to submit to a specific limited submission opportunity. 

How to Apply

The University of Utah uses InfoReady Review software to host and manage all internal competitions for LSOs. A list of available LSOs that the VPR Office has created internal competitions for can be found on the UofU LSO Portal.

The VPR Office attempts to identify available limited submission opportunities, and provide internal competitions for institutional selection, in a timely manner. However, identifying every possible opportunity in advance is unfeasible, and requires collaboration with the UofU Research Community. Investigators who wish to apply to a LSO that is NOT published in the UofU LSO Portal should contact as soon as they become aware of the opportunity, and prior to submitting any pre-application or LOI information to the program's sponsor. This email notification should include the sponsor, program title, first available deadline (LOI and/or application deadline) and a link to the solicitation. Failure to comply with this internal submission process may lead to the automatic rejection of a proposal selected by the University of Utah (see University Best Practices for LSO Internal Competitions for more details.)

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Foundation-Sponsored Limited Submission Opportunities

The University of Utah Foundation Relations team manages a number limited submission opportunities sponsored by various Foundations each year. Foundations Limited Submissions are reviewed by a Foundations LSO Committee that selects applications most likely to:

  • Perpetuate success for the University;
  • Assist the selected faculty member in advancing their research; and
  • Meet the goals and expectations of the sponsor

All upcoming Foundations Limited Submissions are listed below, with links to the InfoReady internal competition for each program. Interested faculty members must apply to the internal competition and be selected by the LSO Committee for each program. Please contact Daniel Hadley if you have questions about applying for an opportunity listed below. Additional foundations funding opportunities can be found on the foundation relations website.

Fall 2023 Funding Opportunities
Internal Deadline
Program Description
2023 Warren Alpert Foundation: Distinguished Scholars Fellowship Opportunity
Friday, September 2nd, 2022. Apply here
The Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars program will support individual scientists of exceptional creativity who have an MD or PhD degree (or both) and who have completed a minimum of three years of a post-doctoral fellowship by July 1, 2023 in the field of neurosciences and hold a post-doctoral research position at a United States medical school, research institute or academic hospital.
Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists 2023  
Friday, September 2nd, 2022 Apply here!
The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists recognize the country’s most promising faculty-rank researchers in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. One Blavatnik Laureate in each disciplinary category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds.
Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics 2023
Friday, September 2nd, 2022 Apply here!
The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. It supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical, biomedical, and public health decision-making, policy, and practice, and creates a community that enhances future bioethics research by Scholars and Alumni/ae.
2023 Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award
Friday, September 2nd, 2022. Apply here!
The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design. The awards will fund one woman per discipline who has completed her advanced degree, who is working as an assistant professor and who is not yet tenured at an accredited university or design institution. The goal is to fuel the research passion of the awarded women and inspire career paths in their respective STEM2D fields.
Brain Research Foundation - Seed Grant Program 2023
Friday, October 28th, 2022. Apply here!
The purpose of the Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program is to provide start-up monies for new research projects in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other outside funding sources.
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 2023
Friday, October 28th, 2022. Apply here!
The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment (see below), and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $100,000.
David and Lucille Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering 2023
Friday, October 28th, 2022. Apply here!
The Fellowship Program provides support for highly creative researchers early in their careers; faculty members who are well established and well-funded are less likely to receive the award. Packard Fellows are inquisitive, passionate scientists and engineers who take a creative approach to their research, dare to think big, and follow new ideas wherever they lead.
Moore Inventor Fellows 2023
Friday, October 28th, 2022. Apply here!
The Moore Inventor Fellows fellowship focuses on supporting scientist-inventors at a critical prototyping stage to capture opportunities that otherwise might be missed. We seek to provide freedom and support to promising inventors with the most compelling ideas to pursue creative and disruptive innovations.

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