Limited Submission Programs

Limited submission programs are those for which funding agencies restrict the number of nominations or proposals a university may submit for consideration for an award. The University of Texas at Austin, therefore, must internally screen all eligible and interested nominees to determine which will represent the university in the regional, national or international competitions.

Below is a list of limited submission programs in which UT currently competes. Included are deadlines for internal review and the final deadlines of the awarding agency. Researchers must contact their Dean’s or ORU Director’s office to ensure that deadlines at that level of review are met. Please note: This list is not exclusive nor exhaustive, since new programs are developed and existing programs change.

Documents required by the Vice President for Research Office (VPR) are listed for each internal competition. Potential nominees must ensure that they are aware of any additional requirements and eligibility guidelines of the awarding body beyond the VPR internal competition. In all cases, requirements for internal review will mirror the requirements of the awarding body to reduce duplication or extraneous paperwork. Unless stated otherwise, all required documentation should be submitted electronically (preferably as a .pdf) liza@austin.utexas.edu by the posted deadline.

Every effort will be made to maintain current and accurate information within this list; however, the awarding agency’s posted information remains the final authority.

Visit the Office of Sponsored Projects Web site for a list of limited submission programs. If a UT researcher intends to submit for a limited submission program not on this list, he/she must contact Courtney Frazier in the Office of Sponsored Projects to secure authorization to submit on behalf of The University of Texas at Austin.

For VPR-administered award, fellowship and grant programs, visit the Awards, Fellowships and Grants page.

Limited Submission Programs

ProgramsVPR Internal DeadlineFunding Agency DeadlineNominee(s) Selected to Advance
Tang Prize in Sustainable Development7/27/159/30/15
Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science7/27/159/30/15
Tang Prize in Sinology7/27/159/30/15
Tang Prize in Rule of Law7/27/159/30/15
Hackerman Award in Chemical Research (Welch Foundation)5/26/159/15/15Christopher J. Ellison (Chemical Engineering)
SURA Distinguished Friend of Science Award7/20/159/11/15Chandra R. Bhat (Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering)
The Wolf Prizes7/24/158/31/15Z. Jeffrey Chen (Molecular Biosciences)
Enrico Fermi Award6/30/15Mark Raizen (Physics)
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award6/30/15Steven R. Biegalski (Mechanical Engineering)
Raymond & Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics5/18/156/15/15None
The Edith and Peter O'Donnell Awards: The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST)4/1/154/30/15Andrea Alu, Robert Heath (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Timothy Meckel (Geological Sciences), Hugh Smyth (Pharmacy), Michael Webber (Mechanical Engineering)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science’s International Prize for Biology4/1/154/15/15None
Japan Prize2/16/152/28/15None
Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry12/15/141/30/15Edward Marcotte, Molecular Biosciences
SURA Distinguished Scientist Award10/27/1412/15/14Hung-wen (Ben) Liu (College of Pharmacy)
Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists10/7/1411/25/14Neal Hall (Electrical & Computer Engineering); Mia Markey (Biomedical Engineering); Lauren Webb (Chemistry)
ORAU Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates (Graduate Students in Medicine/Physiology)10/20/1410/24/14Aaron Smith (Astronomy); Jeffrey Dick (Chemistry); Dylan Kipp (Chemical Engineering); Kyle Klavetter (Chemical Engineering); Tyler Mefford (Chemistry)
ORAU Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates (Graduate Students in Economics)11/11/1311/15/13None
Raymond & Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences10/28/1311/1/13None
King Faisal Foundation5/1/13None
ORAU Events Sponsorship ProgramTwo calls will be issued until one successful application is received: 8/15 and 2/15 annually.UT may submit one application each fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30).Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz (Chemical Engineering) - "Texas Air-Quality Researchers Meeting"
ORAU Travel Grants8/15 and 2/15 annuallyN/A. Each ORAU Institution is limited to two requests within ORAU’s fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30).Catherine Cubbin (School of Social Work); Mia Markey (Biomedical Engineering)

Not-Limited Submission Programs

ProgramsFunding Agency Deadline
Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research11/20/15
NSB’s Public Service Award10/1/15
NSB’s Vannevar Bush Award10/1/15
Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement9/11/15
Millenium Technology Prize7/31/15
National Medal of Technology & Innovation6/1/15
National Medal of Science4/27/15
Balzan Prizes3/15/15
NSF - Alan T. Waterman Award11/2/14

Other Limited Submission Opportunities

ProgramsFunding Agency DeadlineInstitutional Contact
Luce Scholars Program11/1/15Elizabeth Korves, Office of Graduate Studies (OGS); 512-232-3603.
NEH Summer Stipends10/1/15Elizabeth Korves, Office of Graduate Studies (OGS); 512-232-3603.
U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)5/14/15Elizabeth Korves, Office of Graduate Studies (OGS); 512-232-3603.
Beckman Scholars Program4/6/15Ruth Shear, College of Natural Sciences; 512-471-5755.
MSRI Summer Graduate Schools3/1/15Thomas Chen, Dept of Mathematics; 512-471-7180.
Trudeau Scholars12/12/14Elizabeth Korves, Office of Graduate Studies (OGS); 512-232-3603.
HHMI International Student Research Fellowships11/18/14Elizabeth Korves, Office of Graduate Studies (OGS); 512-232-3603.