Internal competition deadlines are planned based on sponsor deadlines and managed by the Office for Research Development (ORD)
When limited submission programs come to the Office of Research Development (ORD)'s attention, we will coordinate a Limited Submission Opportunity (LSO), with the relevant program data posted on our Office for Research Development Limited Submission Website.
Internal Review Process
The abbreviated NOI will include:
If the number of NOIs exceeds the sponsor's limitation, an invitation to submit an internal pre-proposal will be sent soon after that, along with its deadline. Faculty should email firstname.lastname@example.org if they submitted an NOI and did not receive an invitation to submit an internal pre-proposal since the email may have been filtered in the junk mail. Pre-proposals will be due shortly after the pre-proposal invitation is sent.
When possible, the internal application requirements will mirror the funding sponsor's requirements to reduce duplication or extraneous paperwork. Depending on those requirements, internal applications may require any subset of these items:
The submissions are reviewed and ranked by a review committee composed of peer faculty. Names of potential reviewers are solicited from the Research Council, Associate Deans for Research, and the applicants themselves. When possible, review committees are composed of faculty members from each college, school, or unit represented in the applicant pool.
The requirements of each opportunity drive review criteria. In general, internal applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
Feedback for authors of both successful and unsuccessful internal competition proposals may be available from the review committee. Additional resources, such as advice from key administrators and proposal development support from the ORD office, may be offered for those researchers whose proposals are chosen to go forward.
Should you identify a limited opportunity of interest that ORD has not yet announced, please contact our office with the competition's name and a link to or PDF of the funding announcement as soon as possible.