Research

Limited Submission Opportunities

In limited submission programs, the sponsor restricts the number of applications or proposals an institution can submit to the agency. The guidelines for these programs require institutions to screen proposals (including pre-proposals, white papers, concept papers, etc.—list may not be all inclusive) to determine which applications will be submitted for competition. The internal deadline for submission of internal proposals will be approximately six weeks prior to agency due date (for large-scale proposals, such as the NSF-MRI and the NSF-NRT, the internal deadline will be 10 weeks prior to the agency due date). If there is less than six weeks until the sponsor deadline, complete proposals will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Due to the number of programs, it is not possible to provide an all-inclusive list. Here is a partial list of current known limited submission opportunities listing Michigan Tech internal deadlines. Questions not addressed or opportunities not listed may be directed to the Vice President for Research office at lims-l@mtu.edu.

Procedures for Limited Submission Programs

  1. Announcing the funding opportunity to the campus community
    1. Current opportunities: The Vice President for Research will maintain a web page posting internal submission procedures and deadlines.
    2. Last-minute opportunities: If individual faculty or staff become aware of limited submission opportunities not posted through the above sources, they must immediately notify the Vice President for Research office with information to post on this website. Send information via email to lims-l@mtu.edu
      1. If there is enough time, six weeks prior to the agency's deadline, an announcement will be sent out to limitedsubmission-l@mtu.edu; normal limited submission program instructions will apply.
      2. If there is less than six weeks prior to the deadline, all proposals received in the Vice President for Research office will be submitted on a "first come first served" basis. If any proposals come in after we have reached our maximum number of submissions, those proposals will not be able to be submitted.
  2. Internal proposals should be submitted by 4 p.m. on the internal deadline date and should include the following. This should be 1–2 pages. Investigators may also attach additional supporting information, but it is not required.
    1. Limited submission cover sheet (pdf)
    2. the project title
    3. the investigators (internal and external) and their affiliations
    4. a budget estimate (in a format of your choice, does not need to be reviewed by the Sponsored Programs Office).
    5. an accurate description of required cost share and source of funds (while firm commitments to provide cost sharing are not required for a limited submission proposal, documentations supporting any required cost sharing (from internal or external sources) is encouraged and may be included with your internal proposal).
    6. a project summary
    7. curriculum vitae (CV) for the PI and Co-PIs
    8. submit to: lims-l@mtu.edu 
  3. Determining the candidates. If, by the deadline:
    1. there are fewer internal applicants than the number of proposals that Michigan Tech can submit, all internal applicants shall automatically be selected as the candidates. After the deadline, additional applicants can be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through the internal proposal limited submission application process (step 2 above). 
    2. the number of internal applicants equals the number of proposals that Michigan Tech can submit, all will automatically be selected as the candidates and no further applicants will be considered.
    3. there are more internal applicants than the number of proposals allowed, the Vice President for Research will distribute the internal proposals to the Deans of the Graduate School, College of Engineering, College of Sciences and Arts, College of Business, College of Computer Science, Pavlis Honors College, and College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, and convene a meeting of these deans (or their designees) to select the candidates.
  4. After the Selection:
    1. The Vice President for Research will notify the selected candidate(s) and request confirmation that they will submit proposals to the program in question. The selected candidate(s) must adhere to the Sponsored Programs Office proposal submission policy, which specifies that all proposals must be submitted to the Sponsored Programs Office in accordance with its Internal Deadlines Chart.
    2. If selected to be a Michigan Tech candidate, the PI is responsible for obtaining all cost-share commitments, if applicable.
    3. After receiving confirmation from the selected candidates, the Vice President for Research shall notify the other applicants of the decision. If one or more of the selected candidates fails to confirm their intent in a timely fashion, the Vice President for Research, in consultation with the deans, shall identify an additional applicant from those not initially selected.
    4. The Vice President for Research shall notify the deans and relevant chair(s) if a selected candidate fails to submit a proposal to the program in question.

Upcoming Internal Deadlines

Note: Due to the number of programs, it is not possible to provide an all-inclusive list. Pre-award questions not addressed or opportunities not listed may be directed to the Vice President for Research office at email lims-l@mtu.edu

December 2020

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