What is a Limited Submission Opportunity (LSO)?
LSO's are funding opportunities that restrict the number of applications an organization such as OHSU can submit to the sponsoring agency or that require other types of internal coordination. For these opportunities, OHSU must choose which applications to submit on behalf of the university. Applications are reviewed by the OHSU Limited Submissions Committee (10-15 senior scientists from various schools & departments at OHSU). This committee is organized through the Office of the Senior Vice President of Research. This process is in place for your protection – to ensure that multiple investigators do not apply for the same grant, rendering both applicants ineligible.
How do I know if a grant is a limited submission?
The grant's eligibility criteria usually indicates if an application is a limited submission. For example, it may include language such as, "only one candidate can be nominated per institution." If you're not sure, contact us.
How do I apply for a limited submission?
In the OHSU Funding Database you will find two deadlines for each LSO: an internal deadline and an external deadline. By the internal deadline, you will need to submit the following:
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- 1-5 page summary of research proposal
- 1 Letter of support/recommendation from a department head, chair, mentor or other appropriate person. In many cases, this letter is optional, but the review committee finds letters helpful. The letter should detail your strengths and can be used in your full application, if selected to submit.
What do I do if a grant limits the number of applications per department?
If a grant is limited at the department level (e.g. the funding announcement says "only two applications may be submitted per department per funding cycle) please work with your department chair to submit an application.