Limited Submission Program (LSP)


The LSP is responsible for the management of limited submission opportunities (LSOs). LSOs are extramural funding opportunities that either limit the number of applications UCSF may put forward to a given sponsor or require some other kind of internal coordination (e.g., to eliminate unnecessary duplication of instrument requests). The LSP is responsible for the dissemination, solicitation and selection of proposals for such limited submission funding opportunities at UCSF. The LSP is a selection process, not an award process. As the LSP is under significant time constraints, all reviewer feedback is optional. We encourage you to seek other avenues for proposal feedback.


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Calendar of Recurring LSOs

Current LSOs

Recent LSP Nominees

Extended Deadline

Process

Advisory Committee

Contact


Calendar of Recurring LSOs

Opportunities noted in the table linked above are typically offered the same time each year. Please note that both availability and eligibility requirements noted are approximate, and subject to change. 

Current LSOs


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AHA Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death Strategically Focused Research Network
Click here for LOI
Internal Deadline: October 18th, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: February 7th, 2019

W.M. Keck Foundation Medical Research and Science & Engineering Program
Click here for Cover Sheet
Internal Deadline: October 28th, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: May 2019

Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award
Click here for LOI
Internal Deadline: October 29th, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: February 1st, 2019

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
Click here for LOI
Internal Deadline: October 30th, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: February 7th, 2019

Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program

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Internal Deadline: October 31st, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: January 8th, 2019

NIH NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award
Click here for Cover Sheet
Internal Deadline: November 1st, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: February 27th, 2019

Mallinckrodt Scholar Program
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Internal Deadline: November 6th, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: January 15th, 2019

 


Recent LSP Nominees 

Table linked above is updated following every LSP nomination March 2018 - Present. 


Extended Deadline

Please Note: A LSO becomes eligible for Extended Deadline when the LSP internal deadline has passed without receiving any applications. An opportunity will remain open and listed below until the sponsor deadline. To express interest in applying for these opportunities, please email LOI form to [email protected].

 

NIH NCI Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network
Click here for LOI
Sponsor Deadline: November 15th, 2018

NSF Research Traineeship Program (NRT)
Click here for LOI
Sponsor LOI Deadline: December 6th, 2018

NIH SAMHSA NIDA HEALing Communities Study
Click here for LOI
Internal Deadline: October 9th, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: December 11th, 2018

NIH NIEHS Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program
Click here for LOI
Sponsor Deadline: December 19th, 2018

NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program
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Sponsor Deadline: January 22nd, 2019

NIH Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) (R38) - NCI ONLY
Click here for LOI
Sponsor Deadline: February 19th, 2019

NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
Click here for LOI
Sponsor Deadline: February 22nd, 2019

NIH NIDDK Ancillary Studies to the NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium - R01 ONLY
Click here for LOI
Sponsor Deadline: February 21st, 2019
 


Process

1. LSP learns of LSOs in several ways: UCSF receives an invitation from a private foundation to submit nominees, a federal funding opportunity becomes available, the LSP receives direct notification of an LSO or an LSO is identified by the LSP.

2. The opportunity is announced to the campus via the LSP listserv and applications for an internal competition are invited. To subscribe to the LSP listserv, please visit https://listsrv.ucsf.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=LIMITED_SUBS and click "Subscribe." A list of all current LSOs as well as a table of typically recurring LSOs are maintained online (linked above).

3. All applications or internal LOIs are due to [email protected] by 11:59 PM on the internal due date, unless stated otherwise in the announcement.

4. Pre-Application vs. Internal LOI process:

a. Pre-Applications are used when the LSP anticipates more than a single application

i. Under the direction of the Chair, the LSP Advisory Committee identifies a review committee comprised of former awardees and faculty with area-specific expertise.

ii. Each application is reviewed and scored by at least two reviewers. The application with the best score is selected and the nominee receives institutional approval.

iii. The program will make an effort to avoid having multiple members of a specific department on a review committee.

b. Internal LOIs are used to gauge interest for any given LSO:

i. LSP Advisory Committee Chair reviews LOI and provides institutional approval for applicant to move forward with a full application.

ii. If multiple LOIs are received by the internal deadline, a full internal competition will be held, and applicants will be asked to submit a pre-application and then proceed with the workflow described above.

iii. If the LSP learns of a LSO with less than 30 days until the sponsor deadline, institutional approval is granted on a first come, first served basis

5. After institutional approval, nominees move forward with a full application to the sponsor:

a. For opportunities sponsored by private foundations, the LSP coordinates with UCSF's Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to provide nominees with editorial support. Nominees are always notified if this support is available.

b. For all opportunities, the LSP notifies RMS of all internal nominees who have received institutional approval to move forward with the full application.

c. The LSP's involvement ends with results notification to all applicants. PIs should work with their department RMS teams and identify the date by which RMS will need the full application prior to the sponsor application due date. 


Advisory Committee

The LSP resides in the Research Development Office (RDO) and is provided operational oversight by the RDO Director and guidance through a faculty Advisory Committee. Together they are charged with establishing policies and procedures. The members of the current Advisory Committee, sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost, are:

  • Mark Moasser, MD (Chair)
  • Trever Bivona, MD PhD
  • Sophie DuMont, PhD
  • Elena Flowers, PhD RN
  • James Fraser, PhD
  • John Imboden, MD
  • Suzaynn Schick, PhD
  • Vineeta Singh, MD
  • Marina Sirota, PhD 
     

Contact

Lisa Howard is the primary contact for general inquiries about the limited submission process. For more information contact via email ([email protected]) or phone (415.502.1662).