Limited Submissions


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When a limited submission funding opportunity is identified by the Division of Research, it is added to the limited submissions database. Each limited submission announcement includes an internal due date by which interested researchers should submit certain documents necessary for the internal vetting process.

The interested candidate should submit to his/her department head, dean, and Rozlyn Reep (Division of Research), the following:

  • Abstract of the work to be conducted
  • Biographical sketch
  • List of current and pending support
  • Source of cost share/match (if required by sponsor)

Should the number of pre-proposals received exceed the number of slots available to UH, the appropriate deans, in collaboration with the Vice President for Research, will make the final decision on which proposal(s) will go forward. The decision will be made the week following the internal due date.

Each candidate will receive notice on the decision. If selected, the candidate should proceed with the full proposal process. Should a chosen candidate later decide not to submit a proposal, he/she should to inform Rozlyn Reep preferably two or more weeks before the proposal deadline so that the slot may be opened to another candidate. If the internal due date is past and application slots remain, the first eligible applicant(s) to submit the documents listed above to Rozlyn Reep will be awarded the funding slot.

Note to Researchers

The Division of Research (DOR) makes every effort to be proactive with limited submission proposals. However, as they are becoming more common, it is important for researchers to promptly notify DOR if the opportunity has not been announced through the website and/or on the LS Database, so that internal due dates can be established.

DOR encourages researchers to collaborate with other UH researchers when possible. Collaborative proposals give breadth to a proposal and demonstrate the interdisciplinary approach that is becoming increasingly favorable to sponsors.

A researcher who has been selected for three consecutive rounds on the same limited submission program will not be considered for a fourth consecutive round unless the Division of Research receives fewer nominations than the number of slots allotted to the University.