Home / Division of Research / Research Development / Limited Submissions

Research Development

Limited Submission Guidelines and Procedures

General Instructions

The Division of Research announces limited submissions on their website and coordinates the internal review process to identify the institution’s nominee. Please note that this list is not comprehensive. Anyone identifying a funding opportunity that has limitations on the number of proposals allowed per institution, but not listed below, is required to contact the Division of Research at limited@fau.edu and indicate their interest. DoR will review the guidelines and arrange an appropriate internal review process, as applicable.


Open to show information Close all

For any limited submission, applicants are required to submit the following documents

    1. Signed Cover page
        a. The application must be signed by your chair and dean/director.
    2. List of participating faculty and their role
    3. Budget
        a. Cost sharing is only permitted if specifically required by the funding agency. Approval to apply as the Institution’s nominee does not indicate approval of any cost sharing commitment.
    4. Biosketch for all Senior Personnel (follow NSF or NIH format)
    5. Complete 2-page summary of your planned application.
        a. Abstract or Project Summary (not to exceed 300 words)
        b. Specific aims or Objectives
        c. Significance
        d. If applicable, Broader Impact description (particularly for NSF proposals)
Limited submission funding opportunities occur when a sponsoring agency restricts the number of proposals that can be submitted by an individual university/institution. The Division of Research has established a process for selecting the proposal/s that will be submitted to the agency. To view the latest Limited Submission Review Criteria, click here.

Review criteria applied to the internal review process are:

  1. Intellectual Merit:
    Advancing knowledge within the field/across fields
    Qualification of applicant
    Likelihood of success
    Is the project original?
  2. Significance/Broader Impacts
    Is this an important topic
    Does it promote training (if applicable), with particular focus on underrepresented groups (if applicable)?
    What are societal benefits?
  3. Match with sponsor’s and institutional priorities:
    Does it match funding priorities identified by the sponsor?
    Is it aligned with FAU’s strategic plan?

The investigator(s) selected to submit a proposal to the agency is responsible for sending the proposal through Sponsored Program’s electronic proposal routing system. All proposals should adhere to the Proposal Submission Deadline Policy, which states that the proposal with all final documents (except the project narrative) is required to be in Sponsored Programs five (5) business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline. The final narrative is required two (2) business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline.



 Last Modified 8/24/17