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Limited Competitions


Current limited competitions are posted on the left. If you wish to apply and did not already receive an announcement with instructions from your department chair or dean please follow the instructions from the "Campus Announcement" link or contact Hilda Alajajian at

Important Caveat

Please note that the list of limited competitions compiled by SPA is not exhaustive. Anyone who wants to apply to a limited competition not posted on the list should contact SPA so we can post the opportunity and conduct the process described below.

The Process

A limited competition is a grant program in which the sponsor restricts the number of applications that can come from a single institution.  It is then UVM's responsibility to make sure that it does not exceed the permitted number of applications.

SPA monitors several sources for announcements of limited competitions. When a limited competition is identified, we post it to a running list of limited competitions on our website and we send a notice to the Deans, Directors and Chairs of appropriate units.  This notice includes 

  • brief information about the grant program

  • a request for specific information

  • a deadline by which investigators must notify to SPA of their intent to apply

If the number of UVM investigators wishing to apply exceeds the number permitted, the final decision rests with either the Vice President for Research if interest is across colleges, or with the Dean if all applicants are within one college.  SPA then informs investigators of the decision and those selected can begin preparing a full proposal at that time.

Limited Competitions

IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers:Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED)

Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR)(U54)

Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award (NSADA K12)

Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42)

Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (DDRCCs)

Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs)(P30)

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences  and Searle Scholars Program

Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)

Bridges to the Doctorate Program (R25)

Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25)

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends

American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes

Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants program (RHSE)

Mallinckrodt Grants Program for Biomedical Research

NSF Research Traineeship (NRT)

The Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award in Neuroscience

NIH Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity Through Undergraduate Research Education Experience (R25)

Allen Distinguished Investigators (ADI) Program Artificial Intelligence (AI) Focus - 2014

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM

Consortium for Food Allergy Research (U19)

Data Coordinating Center for the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (U01)

Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (UG1)

Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus: Network Leadership Center (UM2)

Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)

Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE)

NINDS Research Education Programs for Residents and Fellows in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuropathology, Neuroradiology and Emergency Medicine (R25)

 Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32)

NIBIB Research Education Programs for Residents and Clinical Fellows (R25)

Botanical Dietary Supplement Research Centers (P50) (RFA-OD-001)

Diabetes Research Centers (P30)

  • UVM Internal Deadline - September 30, 2013
  • Application Deadline - Requested Letter of Intent: May 17, 2014; Application: June 17, 2014
  • Campus Announcement - July 22, 2013

Limited Competitions archive

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