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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 for Academic & Research Affairs (EVPARA) 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. Unless noted otherwise in the instructions, each pre-application packet should include the following as a single PDF document:
    • A letter of interest;
    • The investigator's most recent CV; and
    • A brief (2-3 page) description of their proposed research to include how the research meets the sponsor's criteria for this award.
  • If the number of interested investigators exceeds allowable proposals, a committee comprised of the school Associate Deans for Research will review the pre-applications and recommend the best qualified applicant(s) to the EVPARA.
  • The EVPARA will communicate results of the selection process to both the investigators and the Office of Sponsored Projects.
  • 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 in the Office of Academic and Research Affairs (ARA) 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 ( 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.

 Current Limited Submission Opportunities


2016 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

note to interested investigators - please contact your school's Associate Dean for Research if you wish to be considered for this program

From: Stancel, George M
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 12:54 PM
To: Hecht, Jacqueline T <>; Byrne, John H <>; Bernstam, Elmer V <>; Mitchell, Laura E <>
Cc: Hernandez, Deanne M <>
Subject: FW: 2016 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Dear All:

Please see the announcement of the Blavatnik Awards for 2015.  UTHealth has been named a nominating institution, and we may nominate one applicant in each of three areas – Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, and Chemistry.

These are very prestigious awards (250K for unrestricted research use), and only one is made each year in each of the three areas.  Consequently only applicants who are the most competitive at the national level are likely to be successful. 

If your school would like to nominate a applicant, please contact Deanne Hermandez ( by September 25, 2015 and let her know your intent.  If more than one school wishes to nominate a candidate in an area and internal selection process will be used. 

Thank you.

George M. Stancel, PhD
Executive Vice President, Academic and Research Affairs
Phone: (713) 500-3082
Fax:  (713) 500-3069

From: Blavatnik Awards Administrator []
Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 2:31 PM
To: Stancel, George M <>
Subject: 2016 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Dear Dr. Stancel,

The New York Academy of Sciences and the Blavatnik Family Foundation will open nominations for the 2016 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists on September 30th, 2015. 

Entering its third year, the Blavatnik National Awards celebrate America’s most innovative and promising faculty-rank scientists and engineers. Your institution is invited to nominate one outstanding candidate in each of the three disciplinary categories: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. One nominee in each category will be awarded $250,000 and be named a 2016 Blavatnik National Laureate.

The nomination period will begin on September 30th, 2015 and end on November 18th, 2015Letters of support must be submitted by December 2nd, 2015.

Please refer to the national nomination guidelines for details on candidate eligibility, nomination requirements, and selection criteria. 

If your institution would like to receive printed “Call for Nominations” flyers, please provide us with an appropriate mailing address.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. You may send inquiries to  or directly contact the Blavatnik Awards staff at (212) 298-8624 (M-F, 9 am – 5 pm ET). Additional information is also available at:

We look forward to hearing about the most exciting and promising young faculty researchers from your institution. 


Mercedes Gorre, PhD
Executive Director
Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists