Limited Submission Program (LSP)

The Limited Submission Program (LSP) is responsible for the dissemination and management of all limited submission opportunities (LSOs). LSOs are extramural funding opportunities that either limit the number of applications UCSF may put forward to a given sponsor or require another kind of internal coordination.
Current LSOs

American Heart Association: Go Red for Women Research Network Including the Sarah Ross Soter Center for Women’s Cardiovascular Research
Internal: September 21, 2015
Sponsor: November 17, 2015
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Macy Foundation Faculty Scholars Program
Internal: December 1, 2015
Sponsor: February 17, 2016
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NIH Common Fund: Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)
Internal: December 2, 2015
Sponsor: January 29, 2016
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Calendar of Recurring LSOs

Please note that the dates and eligibility requirements below are approximate, and subject to change.



January Packard Foundation Fellowships for Science and Engineering Basic W/in 3 years of Faculty Appt.
January National Comprehensive Cancer Network Young Investigator Award

Public Policy

First full-time appointment as an Assistant Professor, Instructor, or an equivalent level
January NIBIB Research Education Programs for Residents and Clinical Fellows (R25) Education and Training  Open
February American Association of Medical Colleges Nickens Faculty Fellowship Health Care Disparities Assist. Prof. w/in 3 Years of Appt.
February William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Program Translational Within 7 years of terminal degree
February V Foundation Scholar Award Basic
Ladder-Rank w/in 5 years of Appt. as Assist. Prof.
March V Foundation Translational Grant Clinical Translational PI Pair with Basic and Clinical Expertise
March American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes Basic

1) Initiator Award - Current training position, within 7 years of terminal degree

2) Accelerator Award - Open to current faculty

April Keck Foundation Medical Research Program Science and Engineering Basic  Open
April Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award in Neuroscience Basic  
Tenured Associate Professor
May St. Baldrick's Foundation Infrastructure Grants Clinical Open
May Pew Foundation Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences Basic 
W/in 3 years of Assist. Prof. Appt.
June Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research Integrative Medical Research Translational Assistant Professor
June Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research Mainstream / Conventional Research Translational Assistant Professor 
June Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) Basic
More than 2 years Post-Doctoral Exp. and w/in
2 years of Jr. Faculty Appt.
June Kinship Foundation Searle Scholars Program Basic W/in one year Post-Assist. Prof. Appt.
July Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Basic   
Assistant Professor
August Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethcis Bioethics More than 60% Jr. Tenured Fac. Appt.
September Keck Foundation Medical Research Program Science and Engineering Basic  Open
October Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program Basic
Tenure-track Assist./Ass. Prof.
October Rita Allen Scholars Program Basic Young Investigators
October Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award Translational
Young Investigators
November Mary Kay Foundation Innovative / Translational Cancer Research Grant Program Translational  Open
November Amer. Assoc. of Cancer Inst. Translational Cancer Research Fellowship Translational
Post-doctoral Fellow (not yet appointed faculty)
December St. Baldrick's Foundation Fellow Translational
2-3 years of Pediatric Oncology Research
December St. Baldrick's Foundation Scholar Translational
W/i 5 years of faculty appointment
December St. Baldrick's Foundation Research Grants Translational Open
December St. Baldrick's Foundation Consortium Research Grants Translational
December St. Baldrick's Foundation Supportive Care Research Grants Social
December Macy Foundation Faculty Scholars Program Education 5 years or more as Fac. Member
December Hyundai Hope on Wheels Translational
Open to faculty; open to fellows with proof of faculty appointment w/i a year
December Dana Foundation David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program Basic Young Investigators


More About the LSP

Limited submission opportunities (LSOs) are extramural funding opportunities that either limit the number of applications UCSF may put forward to a given sponsor or require another kind of internal coordination (e.g., to eliminate unnecessary duplication of instrument requests). The Limited Submission Program (LSP) is responsible for notifying the campus of these opportunities, coordinating the internal review and selection process, and notifying all applicants of outcomes.

Who Manages LSOs?
The Limited Submission Program (LSP) within the Research Development Office (RDO) manages all LSOs. For more information, contact Sarah Nelson, at 415/ 502-1662.

Governing Body
The LSP is governed by an Advisory Committee charged with establishing policies and procedures. The Advisory Committee is sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost.

  • Danica Galonic Fujimori, Chair, PhD
  • Sophie DuMont, PhD
  • Hana El-Samad, PhD
  • Michael Fischbach, PhD
  • Bo Huang, PhD
  • John Imboden, JR, MD
  • Mark Moasser, MD
  • Vineeta Singh, MD


  • UCSF receives an invitation from a private foundation to submit nominees, a federal funding opportunity becomes available, the LSP receives notification of an LSO, or an LSO is identified by the LSP.
  • The LSO is announced to the campus via the LSP listserv and applications for an internal competition are invited. To subscribe to the LSP listserv, please contact Sarah Nelson. A list of all current LSOs is also maintained online.
  • All applications or internal LOIs are due to by 10am on the internal due date, unless stated otherwise noted in the announcement.
  • Pre-Application vs. Internal LOI process:
    • Pre-Applications are used when the LSP anticipates more than a single application:
      • Under the direction of the Chair, the LSP Advisory Committee identifies a review committee comprised of former awardees and faculty with area-specific expertise.
      • Each application is reviewed and scored by at least two reviewers, and a nominee is provided institutional approval
    • Internal LOIs are used to gauge interest for any given LSO:
      • LSP Advisory Committee reviews LOI and provides institutional approval for applicant to move forward with a full application.
      • If multiple LOIs are received by the internal deadline, a full internal competition will be held, and applicants will submit a pre-application.
  • After institutional approval to move forward with a full application to the sponsor:
    • For opportunities sponsored by private foundations, the LSP coordinates with UCSF's Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to provide nominees with editorial support. Nominees are always notified if this support is available
    • For all opportunities, the LSP notifies RMS of all internal nominees who have received institutional approval to move forward with the full application.
    • The LSP's involvement ends with results notification to all applicants. PIs should check with department RMS teams to identify the date by which they need the full application prior to the sponsor application due date.

Sarah Nelson, is the primary contact for general inquiries about the limited submission process.  For more information contact Sarah Nelson at 415/ 502-1662.