Sponsored Programs Administration

MU Limited Submission Procedures

  1. Read the sponsor's guidelines and consider what the most important review criteria will be. Draft a letter of intent of three pages or less, including the following:
    1. A description of your proposed project, focusing on the most important review criteria including objectives, methods, and outcomes,
    2. An estimate as to the budget request,
    3. The anticipated amounts and sources of cost match commitments (if there will be cost match commitments), and
    4. The names of three MU personnel who would be qualified to review your letter of intent for this funding opportunity.
  2. Submit your letter of intent to ltdsub@missouri.edu by the internal deadline. Please be sure to note in the cover email or the subject line the limited submission competition to which you are responding.
  3. If the number of letters of intent received does not exceed the sponsor's limit, the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration will notify you within a day or two that your proposal is cleared to proceed.
  4. If the number of letters of intent received exceeds the sponsor's limit, the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration will solicit faculty reviews. Instructions to reviewers will be to read the sponsor guidelines and the letters of intent and then to rank the letters in the order in which the reviewer would expect the letters to be funded in light of the sponsor's guidelines. Reviews represent recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Research, who makes the final selection. You will be notified of the results of the review process as soon as reviews are all in and have been conveyed to the Vice Chancellor for Research.
  5. If your proposal is selected to proceed, please be aware of the following caveats:
    1. Selection does not imply any cost match commitments.
    2. Normal processing procedures by your department and division and the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration apply.
    3. If for some reason you decide not to proceed with a proposal, you should notify the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (ltdsub@missouri.edu) as soon as possible so that an alternate application can be approved.
  6. If individual faculty or staff become aware of limited submission opportunities that are not posted on the limited submission page, they must immediately notify the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration by emailing ltdsub@missouri.edu.
  7. If the internal deadline passes and all of the sponsor's allowed slots have not been filled, additional applications will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (ltdsub@missouri.edu) if the internal deadline has passed and you are interested in submitting an application.
Last Updated: January 25, 2017