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Limited Submissions

Limited Submissions are funding opportunities in which sponsors limit the number of proposals from an institution. Institutions like U-M must submit its most competitive proposal. To do so, an internal competition is required. 

Following are the current limited submission opportunities offered campus-wide. You may also want to learn about the Limited Submissions Procedure Instructions or find out about potential limited opportunities by Signing Up for the Call for Interest emails or viewing the Archives of Call for Interest emails.

Current Limited Submission Opportunities



Research Area Description



Internal U-M


National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program 4 Encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. $3,000,000 UMOR September 12, 2016 December 9, 2016
2017 Searle Scholars Program 2 Support the independent research in medicine, chemistry, and the biologial sciences of exceptional early-career scientists who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level, and whose appointment is their first tenure-track position. $300,000 ($100,000 per year for a three year period) Medical School August 4, 2016 September 30, 2016
Pharmacology/Toxicology Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 1 Encourage progress in pharmacological research throu the provision of well-trained investigators. Support students in advanced stages of training and thesis research. $20,000 in stipend support per year for one-two years UMOR July 26, 2016 September 1, 2016
NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)  1

To catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.

$4,000,000 UMOR July 25, 2016 September 14, 2016


U-M Office of Research - Reviewers of Science 

Volker Sick, Associate Vice President for Research- Natural Sciences and Engineering
Brian Fowlkes, Associate Vice President for Research - Health Sciences

U-M Office of Research - Limited Submissions Coordinator

Tricia McCain Ebright, UMOR Senior Executive Secretary (

For U-M Medical School Limited Submissions see:

Jill Jividen (, Laura Hessler (, Camille Mrozowski (, UMMS Office of Research. Contact them at