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 Diabetes Association: Pathway to Stop Diabetes
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Internal:  April 1, 2015
Sponsor:  July 7, 2015

William T. Grant Foundation: Scholars Program 
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Internal:  April 7, 2015
Sponsor:  July 8, 2015

Phi Beta Psi Cancer Research Program
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Internal:  April 14, 2015
Sponsor:  June 15, 2015

Calendar of Recurring LSOs
Please note that the dates 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 Gail Fisher, at 415/ 502-1807.

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.

  • Kathryn Lee, Chair, RN, PhD, FAAN, CBSM
  • Mark Anderson, MD, PhD
  • Hana El-Samad, PhD
  • Michael Fischbach, PhD
  • Danica Galonic-Fujimori, PhD
  • Bo Huang, PhD
  • Mike McCune, MD, PhD
  • Maria Orellana, DDS ,PhD
  • Michael Prados, MD


  • UCSF receives an invitation from a private foundation to submit nominees, a federal funding opportunity becomes available or the LSP receives notification of an LSO.
  • Under the direction of the Chair, Advisory Committee members are contacted in order to identify a Review Committee comprised of faculty best qualified in the specific area of the opportunity to review applications.
  • The opportunity is announced to the campus via the LSP listserv and applications are invited.  To subscribe to the LSP listserv, please contact Gail Fisher.  A list of all current LSOs is also maintained online.
  • All applications are due by 3pm on the internal due date, unless stated otherwise in the announcement.
  • Each application is reviewed and scored by at least two reviewers, and a nominee is invited to move forward with a full application.
  • The LSP coordinates with UCSF's Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to provide editorial support for nominees to certain foundation opportunities.  Nominees are always notified if this support is available.
  • 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.

Gail Fisher, JD, MSS, is the primary contact for general inquiries about the limited submission process.  For more information contact Gail Fisher at 415/ 502-1807.