Office of Research, UC Riverside
Research Development

Limited Submissions


In Limited Submission programs, the sponsor restricts the number of applications or proposals a campus may submit. Sometimes known simply as "Limiteds," these types of competitions require institutions to screen internal proposals or nominations and select only the most competitive to go forward.

When considering an agency request for proposals (RFP), a PI should review the instructions for any limitations, typically noted under "eligibility." Certain agencies have harsh consequences for institutions submitting more than their limit, e.g., none of the submissions is reviewed. Although the Research and Economic Development Office attempts to identify limited submissions, if you find a limited submission not listed here, please email

The deadline for internal proposals is 4PM unless otherwise indicated.

How to Submit an internal proposal for a Limited Submission*

1.Fill out a UCR Internal Preproposal Application Form.

2.Append to the form all requested items (narrative, budget, etc.) to create a single PDF attachment.

3.Send the completed form to

4.If you previously applied to the agency for this funding opportunity, were not successful, and are revising the submission, please provide a copy of the agency reviews with the internal proposal and indicate how you plan to address any deficiencies identified by the reviewers.

The internal application form requests specific information to be appended. Please include:

  • Narrative: Please summarize project Specific Aims/Intellectual Merit/Goals and agency priorities, e.g. outreach, evaluation, organizational structure.   This allows internal reviewers to evaluate how well the proposal will meet the agency's award criteria.
  • One-page summary budget.  Only a rough budget is needed.
  • CV/biosketch for each investigator listed above (2 page max. each). This allows internal reviewers to assess the qualifications of the investigators.
  • Any agency reviews of prior submissions.   Explain how you will address any perceived weaknesses stated in the reviews.
  • PI/Co-PI funding histories with agency:   This is required for center grants (e.g., grants with more than two PIs), education and outreach grants, and equipment grants.  Include a separate list of active agency-funded projects, which are generally expected by agencies making these larger awards to groups of faculty with ongoing awards. This list is not needed for fellowships or foundation grants.

* If total award is under $250,000, complete only the cover sheet and attach a one-page narrative on the project idea, how it aligns with the RFP, and roles of investigators.

Active Limited Submissions
10/9/2017 ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers NAF 1/17/2018
10/5/2017 NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)HHS 11/20/2017
10/5/2017 WiSTEM²D J&J ScholarsJohnson & Johnson 10/31/2017
10/5/2017 Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) (U54)NIH 12/15/2017
9/27/2017 Advanced Power Electronics Design for Solar ApplicationsDept of Energy (DOE) 12/15/2017
9/25/2017 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Scholarship and Fellowship Education Grant, Faculty Development Grant, and Trade School and Community College Scholarship Grant, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018Nuclear Regulatory Commission 10/30/2017
9/21/2017 Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science (NSF 17-575)NSF 10/10/2017
9/11/2017 Demonstrate Business Case for Advanced Microgrids in Support of California’s Energy and GHG Policies GFO-17-302The California Energy Commission 10/20/2017
8/21/2017 CISE Research Infrastructre (CRI)NSF 17-581 1/11/2018
8/14/2017 Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program 17-585NSF 10/25/2017
8/14/2017 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)NSF 11/6/2017
8/1/2017 Searle Scholars ProgramSearle 9/29/2017
8/1/2017 NEH Summer Stipends NEH 9/27/2017
7/21/2017 Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)NSF NSF 17-574 10/10/2017
7/20/2017 Strategically Focused Research NetworksAHA 9/26/2017
6/23/2017 W.M. Keck FoundationKeck Foundation
3/23/2017 Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30)NIH
3/16/2017 Endowment Program for Increasing Research and Institutional Resources (S21) NIH
3/2/2017 Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01)NIH
2/16/2017 USDA-NIFA-HSI-006206 Hispanic Serving Institutions -- Education Grants ProgramUSDA