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. NSF: MRI (FY25)

  • RFP located here
  • Submit Internal Application here
  • Key Dates: 
    • Internal Application Due: July 14, 2024
    • Internal Reviews Completed: July 28, 2024
    • Final Proposal Due to GCA for Review: November 1, 2024
    • NSF Proposal Deadline Window: October 15-November 15, 2024

2. NSF: NRT Program (FY25)

  • RFP located here
  • Submit Internal Application here
  • Key Dates: 
    • Internal Application Due: July 12, 2024
    • Internal Reviews Completed: July 19, 2024
    • NSF Submission Deadline: September 6, 2024

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