The following funding opportunities require an internal selection process since the University is limited in the number of applicants that are permitted to apply for these awards.  Please check this website for the BSD’s internal deadlines and the application requirements for the internal selection process.  Should you come across a funding opportunity that you do not see listed that appears to be limited, please bring it to our attention by emailing fundingopps@bsd.uchicago.edu.

Important Notice:  New System for Limited Opportunity Submissions

The University is now using InfoReady Review for the majority of limited opportunities.    

What has changed?
Applications for limited opportunity slots will no longer be submitted via email.  For most limited opportunities, please login into InfoReady via their CNET ID and submit an abbreviated Notification of Interest (reflected in the deadlines below). 

In cases where there is no competition, PIs will be notified that they are assigned the internal slot without a pre-proposal or other materials required.  If there is an internal competition, a follow-up proposal will be requested through an InfoReady email notification. 

For more information:

  • InfoReady home page:  view and submit notification of interest for limited opportunities (login with your CNET ID)
  • View the press release announcing the transition to InfoReady

If you have questions or need assistance with InfoReady, please contact Sarah Lain at:  researchdevelopment@uchicago.edu 

OpportunityFunding DeadlineEligibility To Apply
HRSA - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant up to $400K per year for 5 yearsNotification of Interest Deadline: October 5, 2020

Application Deadline: November 9, 2020
PI StatusSubmit Notification of Interest via InfoReady
Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1 - Clinical Trial Optional)While applications may request research program budgets of up to $1.5 million direct costs per year, it is anticipated that most awards will be between $700,000-$900,000 direct costs. Applications may request up to five years of support.Internal Notification of Interest Deadline: October 2, 2020

Application Deadline: January 27, 2021
PI StatusSubmit notification of interest via Info Ready
2021 Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Inventor Fellowship$675K over three years; host institutions are required to contribute $50K in annual direct support or in-kind support of the inventor’s workInternal Application Deadline: October 22, 2020

Application Deadline: November 16, 2020
must be within 10 years of receiving the terminal degree in their field (e.g., PhD or MD). Applications must be submitted via InfoReady and include:
1) two-page letter of support that evaluates the promise of the applicant and the invention;
2) two-page CV including education and professional background, key accomplishments, and demonstrated areas of expert knowledge; and
3) two-page invention statement. The first paragraph of the invention statement should describe clearly and without jargon, the invention, the problem the invention seeks to address, and its potential impact. The statement should also discuss the invention’s importance, stage, current funding, feasibility, and potential impact.
Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Optional)Applications may request a budget for direct costs of up to $1.75 million dollars for each year for a project period of up to 5 years.Internal Notification of Interest Deadline: October 9, 2020

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021
PI StatusSubmit notification of interest via Info Ready