Government agencies, as well as private foundations and corporate sponsors, sometimes choose to limit the number of submissions per institution for specific awards. When this is the case, limited submission competitions at Oklahoma State University are conducted internally by the Division of the Vice President for Research.
We utilize an online application system, InfoReady, to manage limited submission competitions. The system allows an individual to submit an application, an administrator to direct applications to a review committee, and an administrator to communicate the outcome, including reviewer comments, to the applicant. Applications are stored in the individual’s account for archival purposes.
All open limited submission competitions are posted on our OSU InfoReady page. While every effort is made to notify faculty about limited submissions, it is difficult to be certain that we have captured everything. Please check with Jennifer Stephens to inquire if a limited submission competition has been announced. Similarly, should you become aware of a new limited submission funding opportunity, please notify us. (Note: Before notifying us of an opportunity, please thoroughly read the program solicitation to ensure that OSU/the PI is eligible for submission.)
Intent to submit: An intent to submit is an informal notification by e-mail and should simply state that the PI intends to submit a proposal for the particular award. Internal deadlines for intent to submit are typically two months prior to the agency deadline. After the internal deadline has passed, it is determined whether or not an internal competition is needed based on the amount of internal interest, and the PIs will be notified accordingly. Specific instructions concerning the internal competition will be communicated at that point.