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Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Officer

Limited Submissions

Please check back frequently. Opportunities are posted as they become known.

Limited Submissions are grant opportunities that restrict the number of applications from qualified institutions. In these cases, UTHealth will post opportunities on this page as they become available and specify the requirements needed to launch an internal competition to select the university's applicant(s).

Michael R. Blackburn, PhD, Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Officer, will establish ad hoc internal review committees as needed based upon the nature of the RFA and the pre-applications received. 

If an investigator identifies a limited opportunity that is not posted on this page, he or she should contact Deanne Hernandez via email to express interest. Opportunities are considered first-come, first-served if the sponsor deadline is less than two months' away. If the deadline is more than two months' away, an internal competition will launch.

Please click here for a presentation that describes UTHealth's limited submissions process.


ADA Pathway to Stop Diabetes (Initiator Award / Accelerator Award / Visionary Award) UTHealth is allowed a maximum of one nomination per grant cycle to one of the Pathway Program Award types: Initiator, Accelerator or Visionary. 

varies depending on award program
April 1, 2019
5:00 pm CT
July 1, 2019 5:00 pm ET
ADA template
2019 John S. Dunn Foundation Collaborative Research Award Program UTHealth may select three pre-proposals to move to the full proposal stage. Competition is limited to faculty who are tenured or on the tenure track. Wednesday
April 3, 2019
5:00 pm CT
Monday June 10, 2019 Dunn CRA template

please follow the specific instructions provided in the template
Coming soon
Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award
When the final RFA is released, UTHealth will be allowed to nominate one full-time senior faculty member (associate or full professor) tbd
tbd coming soon
Coming soon
Searle Scholars Award
coming soon (expected April/May 2019) tbd tbd coming soon
Coming soon
Pew Scholar Award
coming soon (invitation expected in early May 2019) tbd tbd coming soon
Coming soon
NIH Director's Early Independence Award (DP5)
coming soon (expected June 2019) tbd tbd coming soon

Pre-applications must include the completed template, project description (3 page max), and the applicant's CV, all combined into a single PDF document. When complete, please email to by the stated internal deadline.