Limited Submissions

A variety of sponsoring agencies offer research, career, scholar or educational funding opportunities that limit the number of applications that can be submitted from a single institution. An internal selection process has been established by the Research Development Office to assist with limited submission opportunities. The portal also serves as host for receiving proposals for the three internal seed grant competitions that are administered by the UD Research Office. Please subscribe to the limited submission list serv for announcements of funding opportunities that conform to this protocol.

Upcoming

Application Selection Process

Internal applications are reviewed by a panel of researchers whose expertise is as close as possible to the content area. Primarily reviewers internal to UD are used but in exceptional cases external reviewers may be utilized. For large multidisciplinary proposals research deans of the colleges provide further review and help to make final decisions. If the review process is different from the norm it will be so noted on the website. Every effort is made to get at least two if not three reviews for every proposal submitted and to make the process fair and transparent. Reviewers’ feedback is provided as a guidance for both successful and unsuccessful applications.

Dissemination Process

The Research Development Office makes every effort to identify limited submission opportunities and provide information on limited submissions in a timely manner; however, if a researcher should identify a limited submission that is not in the opportunities list, please forward the announcement to: limited-submission@udel.edu. Announcements are posted to the limited submission listserv and the new Internal RO Competition Portal. The new online system streamlines the processes for dissemination, application and review of internal applications.

Internal Application Process

Researchers who are interested in submitting an application to any of the limited submissions should first review the announcement carefully to ensure eligibility. If eligible, applicants are required to complete the two steps described below.
 

  1. To assist with identifying relevant reviewers, potential applicants should email limited-submission@udel.edu as soon as they decide to apply, with the title of the research and a one- or two-sentence overview.
  2. Investigators should apply directly through the secure Internal RO Competition Portal using their UD login credentials. To find the applicable announcement, simply search by keyword(s) or select View All Grants. Requirements for each competition, reviewer rubric and copies of successful past proposals, when available, may be found in the online application.

White Paper Guidelines

Individual investigator proposals
(two-page summary)
Equipment / Instrumentation proposals
(two-page summary)
Center and / or multi-investigator proposals
(four-page summary)
Sponsoring Agency/ Program Name and/or Solicitation # Sponsoring Agency/ Program Name and/or Solicitation #Sponsoring Agency/ Program Name and/or Solicitation #
Sponsor's due date Sponsor's due dateSponsor's due date
Project Title Project Title Project Title
PI Name/Dept/College PI Name/Dept/College PI Name/Dept/College
Lay summary of the proposed research for internal review Description of the equipment and need justification for internal review

Lay summary of the proposed research for internal review
Amount of external funding needed (Direct and Indirect Cost) Amount of external funding needed (Direct and Indirect Cost) Amount of external funding needed (Direct and Indirect Cost)
Level and source of institutional commitment needed Level and source of institutional commitment needed Level and source of institutional commitment needed
Description of the intellectual merit and the broader impact of the project (for NSF proposals)Description of the intellectual merit and the broader impact of the project (for NSF proposals)Description of the intellectual merit and the broader impact of the project (for NSF proposals)
Description of the public health relevance (for NIH proposals)Description of the public health relevance (for NIH proposals)Description of the public health relevance (for NIH proposals)
 Specify whether this is a request for acquisition or development of equipment (NSF MRI proposals only) Description of how the proposed center/multi-investigator project fits with UD’s strategic initiatives
 Description of the plan for maintenance, operation and technical support of the instrumentation, and for attracting new usersRationale for creating the center/multi-investigator project now and ideas for long-term sustainability
 Include information regarding the estimated number of researchers who will benefit from the use of the equipmentDescription of how the center will be organized and managed
   One-page table listing of all faculty (internal and external) who will be involved in the submission and the estimated number of researchers who will benefit from the creation of the center

Limited Submission Listserv

Note: Limited Submission applications no longer need to be submitted through UD’s financial system. A confirmation notice will be forwarded upon receipt of your application.

For more information contact:

Leigh Botner
(302) 831-7088

RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT

Anshuman Razdan, PhD
Associate Vice President
for Research Development

Jennifer Doran
Administrative Assistant
Ph: (302) 831-6703

COMMUNICATIONS
David Barczak
Communications Manager
Ph: (302) 831-8169

FUNDING / LIMITED SUBMISSIONS
Leigh Botner
Research Development Director
Ph: (302) 831-7088

EDUCATION / TRAINING
Jennifer Roth
Research Education Coordinator
Ph: (302) 831-3777

TECHNOLOGY
Sudha Aravindan
Computing Support Specialist
Ph: (302) 831-8621

 

*NOTE: The University of Delaware’s Office of General Counsel oversees all legal services for the University of Delaware. Matters pertaining to research (including research-related agreements, research-related compliance, and research-related intellectual property) may be directed to the Research Office, which will coordinate with the General Counsel’s Office, as appropriate.

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