Some agencies place limits on the number of proposals that a university may submit in response to a particular Request For Proposals or funding announcement. For those programs in which more faculty express interest than are allowed by the program to submit, UNC Charlotte must internally screen all eligible and interested proposals to select those to be submitted.
UNC Charlotte Procedures for Limited Submission Programs
The Office of Proposal Development (OPD) follows these three steps when choosing internal candidates for grant programs with limited submissions:
- Program Announcement: Limited submissions announcements are sent to the appropriate departments by email. Included in the email is a deadline for notifying OPD of intent to apply.
- White Papers: If an internal competition is necessary, OPD solicits white papers from the proposal teams by sending an email with instructions for the format of the white paper and an explanation of how the selection will be made.
- Applicant Selection: The Vice Chancellor of Research and Economic Development decides whether the Faculty Competitive Grants Committee (FCGC) or the Deans and Provost will select the proposals that go forward. The FCGC selects proposals except when the funding opportunity targets an area of strategic importance to the University.
When the selection is made, OPD notifies the proposal teams and works with the winning team(s) to produce a competitive proposal.
Limited Submission Programs
Programs with active and past deadlines for the current year are listed below in internal intent deadline date order. We anticipate these programs to have similar deadlines in upcoming years, and will send email notifications and update this page when new information is available. If you are interested in applying to a limited submission program, please send a completed Internal Letter of Intent to Lesley Brown by the program’s internal intent deadline.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) also provides a listing of their programs that accept a limited number of submissions from a single institution.