UVM's Internal Process

When a limited competition is identified, SPA posts it to the Active Limited Competitions list below and sends a campus announcement to the relevant Deans, Directors and Chairs. The campus announcement includes.

 Information about the grant program
 Instructions to interested investigators for expressing interest
 A deadline by which expressions of interest must be submitted through the UVM InfoReady Review Portal

  • If the number of UVM investigators wishing to apply exceeds the number permitted, the final decision rests with the Vice President for Research.
  • SPA informs investigators of the decision and those selected can begin preparing a full proposal at that time.
  • 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 above.

1. Some funding agencies restrict the number of proposals an institution may submit to a particular funding program (i.e., X proposals allowed for the entire university). These opportunities are referred to as limited submission opportunities. These programs require the institution to hold an internal competition to determine which proposal(s) will be submitted.

All Active Limited Competitions are posted at UVM’s InfoReady Review site, and are announced though the Limited Competition listserv.

Active Limited Competitions

SUBSCRIBE to Limited Competition Listserv (sign up with your UVM email address to receive automated email notification of postings.)

2. Due to the recent move of Limited Competition postings to the InfoReady Review web-based system, competitions will no longer be updated on this page. Recently archived postings are listed below.

Sponsors, Progams, Dates and Announcements
Date PostedSponsorProgram LinkUVM Internal DeadlineSponsor DeadlineUVM Announcement & InstructionsDiscipline
06/10/20NSFPartnerships for Innovation Research Partnerships Track (PFI:RP)06/24/20 before 4:30pm08/05/20Announcement (PDF)Sciences
06/05/20Charles H. Hood FdnMajor Grant Initiative to Advance Child Health06/22/20 before 4:30pm07/31/20 before noonAnnouncement (PDF)Medicine
05/29/20NIHNIH Director’s EMERGENCY Early Independence Awards (RFA-RM-20-021) - for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 related research only06/19/20 before 4:30pm09/04/20Announcemnt (PDF)Medicine
05/29/20NIHNIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (RFA-RM-20-014)06/19/20 before 4:30pm09/04/20Announcemnt (PDF)Medicine
05/28/20USDA/NIFARural Health & Safety Education06/04/20 before 4:30pm07/01/20Announcement (PDF)Medicine
05/18/20NEHSummer Stipends Program09/01/2009/23/20Announcement (PDF)Humanities
05/13/20Windham FoundationGrant Program05/27/20 before 4:30pm08/12/20Announcment (PDF)Multidisciplinary
05/13/20NASANASA EPSCoR FY2021 Faculty Research Competition- anticipated November 2020; For reference see NASA EPSCoR FY 2020 Announcement07/01/2020anticipated Early 2021

Announcement (PDF)

Pre-Proposal Template (DOCX)

05/06/20 NIFARenewable Resource Extension Act – National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF)05/14/2006/28/20Announcement (PDF)Agriculture
05/06/20NIFAEquipment Grant Program (EGP)05/12/20 before 4:30pm06/23/20Announcement (PDF)Agriculture
04/09/20Pew Charitable TrustPew Scholar Program in the Biomedical Sciences04/23/20 before 4:30pmNomination is due 05/18/20; Application is due 09/10/20Announcement (PDF)Medicine
04/09/20Kinship FdnSearle Scholars Program04/23/20 before 4:30pm09/25/20 (anticipated)Announcement (PDF)Medicine
04/09/20Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr FndMallinckrodt Grant Program04/23/20 before 4:30pm08/01/20Announcement (PDF)Medicine
04/02/20Brain Research FoundationScientific Innovations Award (SIA)04/23/20 before 4:30 pm

06/25/20 before 4:00 pm CST

Announcement (PDF)Medicine
04/01/20Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer ResearchGrant Program Guidelines05/18/2008/21/20Internal Pre-Application (PDF) Administered by the UVM Cancer CenterMedicine
03/02/20NSFNavigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA-CO)03/26/2006/10/20Announcement (PDF) 
02/24/20NIHNIH S10 Instrumentation Competitions (HEI; SIFAR and SIG)03/16/2006/01/20Announcement (PDF)Medicine
02/24/20NIH Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1-Clinical Trial Optional)03/05/2005/27/20Announcement (PDF)Medicine
02/19/20William T. Grant FoundationWillam T. Grant Scholars Program04/30/20Reference Letter Deadline: 06/19/20, 5:00 PM EST - Application Deadline: 07/01/20, 3:00 PM ESTAnnouncement (PDF)Multiple
02/14/20Arnold and Mabel Beckman FoundationBeckman Scholars Program03/30/2006/15/20Announcement (PDF)Sciences
02/13/20NIHTeam-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25 Clinical Trail Not Allowed)see UVM Announcement05/28/20Announcement (PDF)Medicine
01/17/20NSFInnovation Corps Hubs Program (I-Corps Hubs)02/03/20extended to 08/13/2020Announcement (PDF)Science
12/20/19NIHJointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)02/03/2005/26/20Announcement (PDF)Medicine
10/14/19 Craig Neilsen Fdn.Spinal Cord Injury Funding Portfolios10/28/19varies by program starting at 01/01/20Announcement (PDF)Medicine
10/02/19NASANASA EPSCoR Rapid Response Research (R3)11/01/1909/27/20Announcement (PDF)Sciences


Contact Us

Hilda Alajajian, Grant Resource Specialist, (802) 656-1322