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Program Purpose

Limited Submissions are extramural funding opportunities that limit the number applications submitted per institution. Faculty that are interested in applying for a limited submission that is not posted on InfoReady must contact the Office of the Vice President for Research to verify their eligibility and ensure that another application has not been selected to submit.  Failure to comply with this internal submission process may lead to the automatic rejection of a proposal selected by the University of Utah.

For a list of current Limited Submissions visit our Competition Space.

Limited Submissions Committee 

The Limited Submissions committee was established to review and select the most qualified applications for prestigious corporate and foundation funding opportunities in order to perpetuate the success of the university and its faculty. The tables below list the funding opportunities reviewed by the Limited Submissions Committee:

Corporate and Foundation Limited Submissions

Fall Funding Opportunities 

Internal Deadline 

Eligibility Requirements

Number Selected

Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists
September 1, 2020
Faculty in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering or Chemistry born in or after 1977
Three; one in each discipline.
Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars in Bioethics
September 1, 2020
junior faculty members holding at least 60% appointment in tenure series. 


Winter Funding Opportunities

Internal Deadline

 Eligibility Requirements

Number Selected

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

 November 2, 2020  Tenure track faculty in chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. One
Edward J. Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation-Mallickrodt Scholar Awards November 2, 2020 Faculty in their fifth to eighth year of tenure-track position.  Two
Moore Inventor Fellows November 2, 2020 No more than 10 years past receiving the terminal advanced degree Two
David and Lucille Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering November 2, 2020 First three years of faculty career  Two 

Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

November 2, 2020 Full-time Assistant Professor in area of brain function.  One


Spring Funding Opportunities

Internal Deadline

Eligibility Requirements

Number Selected

Brain Research Foundation TBD Full-time associate professor or full professor at an invited US academic institution.  One
Edward J. Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation


Tenure track faculty in their first to fourth year with no current R01 funding.  One
Pew Biomedical Scholars TBD In rank assistant professor in the first three years of appointment.  One
Pathway to Stop Diabetes Program


Three awards for varying degree of investigators.  One
William T. Grant Scholars  TBD Early-career researchers within seven years of receiving a terminal degree. One
Searle Scholars Program TBD First assistant professor position beginning on or after July 1, 2019.



Starting the Application Process 

All materials must be submitted before the internal deadline in order to be considered. Application materials may vary based on the competition, details will be available on the infoready application page. Candidates will be notified prior to the external deadline by the Vice President for Research Office stating whether or not they have been selected to submit a proposal on behalf of the University.

If you identify a program which interests you and it is not listed on our site, would like more information, or have questions regarding the Limited Submissions Program, please contact


Submission of Proposals

Application materials must be submitted using InfoReady.




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Last Updated: 8/19/20