In Limited Submission Programs, the sponsor restricts the number of applications or proposals, or places other limitations on the applications that an eligible institution may submit. As a result, institutions must screen pre-proposals or nominations to determine which applications will be submitted for competition.
Where can I find information on limited submission programs?
The Office of Research and Economic Development strives to identify and post relevant limited submission opportunities. Be sure to check this website often, as new programs are added as information becomes available. While every attempt is made to ensure that the list of upcoming limited submission opportunities is comprehensive and accurate, faculty may learn of limited funding opportunities that do not appear below. If you are interested in a limited solicitation that is not listed on our site, please contact Maureen Pelham, Director for Research Development, immediately for guidance.
What is the procedure for applying to a limited submission solicitation?
Please note that ORED recently streamlined the limited submissions process and made important changes to the Internal Proposal Application procedures. Please read the following instructions carefully.
To determine which PIs or research teams will be selected to represent FIU in specific limited submission competitions, ORED coordinates internal competitions. Any faculty member interested in applying to a Limited Submission Program is required to complete a Notice of Intent to Apply by 5 PM on the date listed as the internal deadline. Only faculty members who submit this one-page form will be considered in the selection process.
If the number of Notices of Intent to Apply exceeds the maximum number of applications permitted by the sponsoring agency, potential applicants will be alerted that they must complete the Internal Proposal Application, which requires a signed cover page, biosketches, budget, and responses to three questions about the nature of the proposed research. When advised of the need to prepare an Internal Proposal Application, PI’s will be informed that they have five business days to submit the requested information to ORED.
How are limited submission proposals selected?
ORED has established a set of guidelines for selecting the proposal(s) that will be submitted by FIU in response to a Limited Submission Program. When the number of internal applicants exceeds program limits and potential PI’s have been alerted to prepare the more detailed Internal Proposal Application, ORED, following the Limited Submissions Policy, coordinates an impartial internal review to select the most competitive proposals for submission to the external funding agency. Final proposal selections are made by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development based on scientific merit and feasibility, alignment with the FIUBeyondPossible2020 strategic plan, and broader value to the University community. Additional considerations may include the research team’s funding history with the sponsor agency, reviews from previous submissions to the same grant program, the extent of cross-college collaboration, and the degree to which collaborations have been fostered with outside agencies. For solicitations that require match or cost share, please note that selection by ORED to move forward with a limited submission is not to be deemed approval for any cost share or match requirements and does not preclude the applicant from following established institutional procedures in securing match or cost share approvals from one’s department/center/institute/ college.