Limited Submissions Program

Limited Submissions Program

A limited submission proposal in which the sponsor restricts the number of applications  that can be submitted by an institution or a unit within an institution. When multiple eligible principal investigators (PIs) or teams of PIs are interested in submitting a proposal to such a funding opportunity, institutions must consider pre-proposals or nominations to determine which application(s) will be submitted to the relevant external agency. Typically, institutions are permitted to submit one or two proposals to the sponsor of a limited submission proposal call. UNT internal deadline to notify us of interest is 8 weeks prior the sponsor deadline, (except for highly competitive programs i.e. NSF MRI or large center grants in which additional time is given to prepare). Inside the 8 week window, spots are given on a first to notify basis. 

*Note: The selection to move forward with an application does not guarantee a PI to cost share commitments from the VPRI, colleges or other stakeholders. Selection is simply the path forward to begin the application process.

Special Funding Announcements

1. Pew Scholars Program, 2024 Cycle

Program Details | The Pew Charitable Trusts (

Key Dates

  • Early April 2023: Institutional invitation will be distributed, and nomination solicited
    • Complete the nomination in InfoReady, here
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023: Office hours for institutional nominators
  • Monday, May 1, 2023: Internal nomination window closes
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2023: Pew Biomedical Scholars application portal opens
  • Thursday, September 7, 2023: Pew Biomedical Scholars application due

2. NSF Major Research Instrumentation, 2024 Cycle

Please note the change in the NSF submission dates for FY2024
Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) | NSF - National Science Foundation

Key Dates

  • April 2023: InfoReady portal will open for internal applications
  • July 14, 2023: Internal application due
  • July 17 - July 28, 2023: Internal Review
  • Week of July 31st: Notify of Applicant Selections
  • November 1, 2023: Final proposal due to GCA for review
  • October 16 - November 15, 2023: NSF Proposal Deadline Window

3. Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Option), 2024 Cycle

Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Option)

Key Dates

  • July 07, 2023: 8-Week Window for internal limited submission
  • September 02, 2023: Open Date (Earliest Submission)
  • September 02, 2023: Letter of Intent Due
  • October 02, 2023:  Proposal Deadline Window (5:00 pm local time)


Please email the Limited Submission Team at and indicate the program you plan to submit to for your pre-application.


External Limited Submissions Funding Opportunities

Found a Limited Submissions Funding Opportunity? Email us!

Faculty may submit an intent to apply email directly to, if there are no other competing applicants for the funding opportunity found by the posted UNT internal deadline, you will be notified that you are the sole applicant to move forward. If there are other interested applicants, you will need to submit an internal application on the infoready review portal by the posted internal UNT deadline in order to be considered. Once notified that you have been selected as "sole applicant" from UNT, you may move forward with the full application to the sponsor/funding agency.  The internal submission is typically composed of:

  • A condensed version of the proposal narrative
  • The PI's curriculum vitae or biosketch
  • A letter of nomination or acknowledgement from the chair, dean, or director