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Limited Submission Opportunities

Many federal agencies and foundations offer grants, awards, and fellowships that limit the number of applications that can come from one institution. In order to increase the chances of ISU succeeding in such “limited submission opportunity” applications, the Division of Sponsored Programs Support has established a procedure to review pre-proposals in a timely fashion.

The Review and Selection Process

Sponsored Programs Support will notify by e-mail appropriate faculty and staff of the opportunity, and provide general directions and deadlines for submission of pre-proposals.

Proposals will likely be limited to 2-3 pages and include a preliminary budget and budget justification.

An internal committee will be selected based on expertise needed to review the pre-proposals that are received.

The committee will read and make recommendations to the Vice President for Research & Economic Development, who will make the final selection.

Selection Criteria

The Committee ensures that selected pre-proposals:

  1. Are able to meet all eligibility requirements specified by the funding organization RFA
  2. Are scientifically and technically strong
  1. Promote the greater University research mission

Each pre-proposal is also carefully evaluated against the selection criteria provided by the sponsor. Once the decision as to which pre-proposal(s) will go forward has been made, all applicants are notified of the Committee’s decision.

Occasionally, the Committee may provide feedback and recommendations to successful candidates in the hopes that the quality of the full proposal can be enhanced.

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact the Division for Sponsored Programs Support if they intend to prepare a response.

For general inquiries, please email us at

Sponsored Programs & Support

Physical Address:

Administration Building

921 S. 8th Ave.

Room 142

Pocatello, ID 83209

Mailing Address:

921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8046
Pocatello, ID 83209-8046
Phone: (208) 282-2592
Fax: (208) 282-4723

Contacting Our Office:
Sponsored Programs Support
Phone: (208) 282-2592