What is a Limited Submission Grant?A grant is a limited submission when the sponsor restricts the number of applications or proposals an organization such as OHSU can submit to the agency (typically only 1-2 applications). When this occurs, OHSU must choose a specified number of applications to submit on behalf of the university. Note that if you are applying to a foundation, you may also need to submit an OHSU Foundation Notice of Intent form.
How do I know if a grant is a limited submission?
The eligibility criteria usually tell you if an application is a limited submission. You can also find this information in the OHSU Funding Opportunities Database.
How do I submit a limited submission application for consideration?
In the OHSU Funding Opportunities Database you will find two deadlines: an internal deadline and an external deadline. You will need to submit a shortened or modified version of the application for institutional review by the internal deadline. This process has been designed to be as simple as possible and includes only materials that you would be submitting normally. Interested candidates should complete the online Limited Submission Grants Form. This online form provides basic information for the review and selection process. To this form you will attach the following materials:
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- 1-5 page summary of research proposal – This document can be written in NIH-style but should be written in a manner readable by a group of educated interdisciplinary scientists. Avoid using jargon and assume that no reviewers are specialists in your field.
- 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.
All of these materials can be submitted via the online Limited Submission Grants Form by the internal deadline. If you have any questions on the limited submission grants process please e-mail Research Funding & Development Services or call 503-494-2848.
Who determines which applicant will apply?
Applications are reviewed by the OHSU Limited Submissions Committee (13 senior scientists from various schools & departments at OHSU) and organized through the Office of the Vice President of Research by Research Funding & Development Services.
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.
Updated September 24, 2013