Limited Submissions Process

The programs identified through the link below are current programs for special awards/opportunities that place a limit on the number of individuals or proposals the University of Pittsburgh can submit. Some sponsors choose to place a restriction on the total number of nominees/applications submitted per institution, school and/or discipline.

When this limitation is stipulated in their program guidelines, an internal review and selection process is necessary to select the best-qualified candidate(s)/proposal(s) to represent the University.

This selection process begins with Dr. Rob Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, issuing a letter usually to the deans of the applicable schools who then notify appropriate faculty/department chairs of this special opportunity and of the limited eligibility requirement. In Dr. Rutenbar's letter, another deadline is set for receipt of specific information to be used during the internal university review process. In cases where there are more nominations/applications received than stipulated by the sponsor, an ad hoc committee is convened to make selection recommendations.


The following dashboard provides an overview of some of the most competitive recurring funding mechanisms available to Pitt faculty and researchers. The programs listed in the dashboard are organized by announcement dates, represent the timeline to deadlines and include program milestones (e.g. internal limited submission deadline, sponsor letter of intent deadline.)

Each timeline is interactive: a popup window appears when a cursor is placed over the line. The window includes high level information- possible funding amounts, keywords, and sponsor information- and provides a link to learn more about program details. Any listed program that requires internal coordination and is accepting applications will link to Competition Space, where one may apply for consideration to be an applicant representative of the University. Any programs listed that either do not require coordination, or that are not currently accepting applications will link to Pivot, a comprehensive funding opportunity datadase. Both Competition Space and Pivot are resources available to the Pitt community and require either a login or PittNet connection.

The dashboard may be sorted in a few different ways.