Limited Submission Programs

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Limited submission opportunities are funding opportunities where the sponsor has placed a limit on the number of applications that may be submitted from an institution.  Any SIUC researcher who wishes to apply to a limited submission opportunity should follow the guidelines listed below.


Submit a Limited Submission Notification form and pre-proposal to OSPA at least 60 calendar days before the agency deadline (regardless of whether the deadline is for letters of intent or for full proposals).  

The pre-proposal should consist of:

  • 2-page project description describing the scope of the project, expected/intended outcomes, the personnel involved, and existing resources;
  • 1-page budget;
  • 2-page curriculum vitae.

Internal Review:

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research will oversee proposal selection.  OSPA will notify all applicants of the committee’s decision. 

If the number of notifications received by the 60-day deadline does NOT exceed the limit, OSPA will take any subsequent notification forms on a first-come, first-accepted basis. When the program limit is reached, no further notifications will be accepted and submissions will be closed.


If the selected applicant withdraws his or her proposal, the applicant who received the next highest ranking from the committee will be notified that s/he may submit a proposal.

Submissions without approval:

If a PI submits a proposal without following these procedures and does not obtain the required University approval to submit, the University reserves the right to withdraw the application.


1. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research reserves the right to initiate a different review and/or selection process if the parameters of the opportunity warrant such a change, e.g. institutional commitments, nominations, etc.