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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 Weekly Call for Interest emails.

Current Limited Submission Opportunities



Research Area Description





Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences 1 Science relevant to the advancement of human health $240,000 ($60,000 per year for a four year period) Medical School Office of Research 6/22/15 7/15/15
NEA Art Works 1 "Art Works" refers to three tings: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field. $10,000-$100,000 UMOR 6/23/15 (12:00 noon) 7/23/15
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Leadership Program Centers No official limit, but U-M is best served by submitting only one proposal per program The aim of each of the four programs in the Call for Proposal is to create a diverse cohort of academic and community-based, well-networked, culturally-competent leaders with skills to influence communities, health policy and community-based practice in the US.
  • Diversity in Health Policy Research
  • Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
  • Multisector Leaders for Health
  • New Clinical Scholars
Planning Grant of $750,000, with follow-on grants of up to $10 million/year UMOR and Foundation Relations Declare Intent to Submit to UMOR by 6/24/15 7/29/15
Gabrielle's Angel Foundation Medical Research Awards 2 The Foundation focuses on projects for cancer prevention, detection and treatement that are most likely to be translated into clinical trials within a 3-5 year period. $225,000- Projects will be funded fora  three-year period at $75,000 per year (contingent on the submission of acceptable annual progress reports). Medical School Office of Research 6/30/15 8/14/15 (5pm EST)
Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI): Instrument Acquisition or Development  NSF 15-504

3 Total:

Up to two of three proposals for instrument acquisition- the balance for instruement development

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally. $4,000,000 UMOR 8/26/15 (5PM) 1/13/16

References and Resources


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 (, Jennifer Hill (, Camille Mrozowski (, UMMS Office of Research. Contact them at