Limited Submissions Internal Competitions


Where are the Weekly Calls for Intent to Submit?

Many Limited Submission Opportunities that are not yet internal competitions (but may be) are announced in our Weekly Call for Intent to Submit newsletter (archived here). If they require an internal competition, that competition will be announced below.

This page lists Limited Submissions Internal Competitions that are coordinated by either the University of Michigan Office of Research (UMOR) or by the Medical School Office of Research.

What is a Limited Submission?

Limited Submissions are funding opportunities in which the sponsors limit the number of submissions allowed from an institution. The sponsors ask institutions like U-M to submit the most competitive proposal. To do so, an internal selection process is required to determine which proposals will go forward. See below for procedures.

For any questions, please contact:



Research Area Description




Sponsor Deadline

National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps-Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node) (NSF 12-586)


U-M is invited to nominate one applicant.


Research Areas: Biological Sciences; Earth Sciences; Behavioral or Social Studies; Entrepreneurship; Economics; Computer and Information Sciences; Technology Transfer; Mathematics; Geoscience; Physical Sciences






Internal Competition:
Sponsor Deadline:

National Institute of Health (NIH) Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)


Duplicate applications are not accepted. To resolve duplication issues, please provide a description of the instrumentaiton requested and submit to


Research Areas: Health and Medicine

The SIG program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $50,000. The maximum award is $600,000.



Internal Competition: 3/23/15

Sponsor Deadline:


The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. - Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

U-M is invited to nominate one applicant.

Research Areas: Chemical Engineering; Science Education; Chemical Sciences; Biochemistry


An unrestricted research grant of $60,000




Internal Competition: 4/2/15


Sponsor Deadline:


American Diabetes Association: Pathway to Stop Diabetes


One nominee, which can be from one of the three awards (Initiator, Accelerator, Visionary), but not one from each.


Research Areas: Innovative basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, behavioral, or health services research relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or diabetes complication.



- Initiator Award (post-doctoral fellow or research fellowship) (over 7 yrs)

-Accelerator Award (early career diabetes investigator) (over 5 yrs)

-Visionary Award (established investigator new to diabetes research) (over 5 yrs)

Medical School Office of Research


Internal Competition:

Sponsor Deadline:


Limited Submissions Team

Reviewers of the Science and Review Team Committee Lead

Communications and Competition Coordination

Procedures to Note

  1. If you have reason to believe a funding opportunity you are interested in is limited, and you do not see it on this list, please contact us at This process is critical because extra submissions can result in the rejection by the sponsor of any submissions from the University of Michigan.

  2. This list contains limited submission competions that are coordinated by the U-M Office of Research (UMOR). It also contains links to limited submission competions that are coordinated by the U-M Medical School Office of Research.
  3. Prior to announcing an internal competition, we send out Calls for Intent to Submit to those signed up for our Email Campaigns (be sure to check that you would like to receive updates on Funding Opportunities and indicate your research area of interest).

  4. If you identify opportunity on your own and not through our process, you must still go through the limited submission process. You initiate that by contacting

  5. We cannot guarantee we will find every limited funding opportunity. We try to select those of interest. You may wish to sign up for external sponsor email alert services in order to find funding opportunities that are of specific interest to you.

  6. There will be times when the limited opportunity is learned of only belatedly. We know this is a challenge, but will do our best to get the communication out to you in reasonable time. (Again, you may wish to sign up for external sponsor email alert services to find funding opportunities of interest to you.)

  7. If the internal deadline has expired, feel free to still check. You may be able to still apply for a grant or award if the external deadline has not yet expired; please be sure to contact

  8. We will try to work with all interested parties in achieving a satisfactory outcome.

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