Limited Submissions

Current Limited Submission Opportunities

Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists (internal deadline 9/2/16)
Ted Nash Long Life Foundation (open to McGovern Medical School faculty only) (internal deadline 9/7/16)


Internal Review Process

From time to time, granting agencies and foundations will restrict the number of proposals they will accept from any one institution. The Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Officer (EVP&CAO) has instituted the following Limited Submission pre-application process for such programs:

  • Investigators interested in any of the programs noted below must submit a pre-application packet to Deanne Hernandez by the specified internal deadline. 
  • If the number of interested investigators exceeds allowable proposals, an internal committee comprised appointed by the EVP&CAO will review the pre-applications and recommend the best qualified applicant(s).
  • The EVP&CAO will communicate results of the selection process to both the investigators and Sponsored Projects Administration.
  • Selected investigators are then responsible for submitting a full proposal to the sponsor by the program deadline. 

Please note that we make every effort to identify and post limited submission competitions on this web site as they become available. If you become aware of an limited opportunity that is not listed below, please send an email to Deanne Hernandez with the pertinent information.

*NOTE* If a faculty member identifies a funding opportunity for which UTHealth is only allowed a limited number of applications, he/she should contact Deanne Hernandez as soon as possible (713-500-3192).

  • If ARA is contacted two months or more in advance of the agency’s submission deadline, an internal competition will be announced on this page (http://www.uth.edu/evpara/funding.htm) and held as noted above to select the UTHealth nominee(s).
  • If ARA is contacted less than two months before the agency’s application deadline the UTHealth nominee(s) will be selected on a first come, first served basis, i.e., the first faculty member to contact ARA will be the UTHealth nominee.

Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

UTHealth was invited to nominate up to three young investigators (one in each disciplinary category of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry) for the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. The Blavatnik National Awards “recognize excellence in three disciplinary categories: Life Sciences; Physical Sciences & Engineering; and Chemistry. Every year, one Blavatnik Laureate in each category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds. The prize money is given directly to the Laureate."

Eligible nominees must:

  • Have been born in or after 1975
  • Hold a doctorate degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.);
  • Currently hold a faculty position at UTHealth; and
  • Currently conduct research as a principal investigator in one of the disciplinary categories in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, or Chemistry.

Nominees and their work as independent investigators will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Quality: The extent to which the work is reliable, valid, credible, and scientifically rigorous.
  • Impact: The extent to which the work addresses an important problem and is influential in the nominee’s field.
  • Novelty: The extent to which the work challenges existing paradigms, employs new methodologies or concepts, and/or pursues an original question.
  • Promise: Future prospects in the nominee’s field and potential for further significant contributions to science.

Additional information on the Blavatnik Awards Program, including guidelines, FAQs, and a list of eligible disciplines, is attached to this email. Please distribute to your faculty as appropriate. Information is also available on UTHealth’s Limited Submissions site (https://www.uth.edu/evpara/funding.htm).

Nominations must note the discipline and are due no later than Friday, September 2, 2016, which will allow sufficient time for an internal review should one be necessary. The Blavatnik online nomination system opens on September 16, 2016 and the submission deadline is November 30, 2016.

Pre-applications must contain:

  • a letter of interest;
  • a full CV for each PI including educational background, publications, and funding history; and
  • a brief description of the proposed research. The description of the proposed research should be no more than three pages and should include an explicit description of the significance, innovation, and potential impact of the proposed work in the field of study.

Please submit all nominations electronically and as a single PDF file to Deanne Hernandez at Deanne.M.Hernandez@uth.tmc.edu under the title “Blavatnik National Awards”.

 Please go here for additional information on this award program: http://blavatnikawards.org/awards/national-awards/


Ted Nash Long Life Foundation Awards

McGovern Medical School was invited to submit two grant applications to the Ted Nash Long Life Foundation, whose aim is to “support medical research at the Mayo Clinic and at seven medical schools within the State of Texas with the hope that the results of the research will eventually extend the life expectancy of the average American.”

Eligible applicants must be a regular, full-time tenured or tenure track faculty member at McGovern Medical School.

Additional information is available here.

Pre-applications are due no later than Wednesday, September 7, 2016, to allow sufficient time for an internal review should one be necessary. The submission deadline is October 14, 2016.

Pre-applications must contain:

  • a letter of interest;
  • a full CV for each PI including educational background, publications, and funding history; and
  • a brief description of the proposed research. The description of the proposed research should be no more than three pages and should include an explicit description of the significance, innovation, and potential impact of the proposed work in the field of study.

Please submit all nominations electronically and as a single PDF file to Deanne Hernandez at Deanne.M.Hernandez@uth.tmc.edu under the title “Ted Nash Long Life Foundation”.