Limited-Opportunity and

Invitation-Only Foundations

For many foundation programs, the University may submit only a specified number of proposals or applications; some of these are also by invitation only. Direct application by faculty to these programs is not possible. Nominations must be made through a cross-divisional, university-wide selection process administered by the Provost’s office.

Accessing foundation limited opportunities

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Process for foundation limited opportunities

Foundation and Corporate Relations:

  • Manages information flow and scheduling in the selection process with the Provost’s office.
  • Coordinates with campus units and offices to assist in the preparation of grant submissions for foundation limited opportunities.
  • Secures institutional endorsement letters.
  • Provides direct support and consultation to designated nominees at all stages of the writing and submission process.

Provost’s Office:

  • Solicits nominations from and provides detailed submission information to deans approximately 2-3 months in advance of the foundation deadline. Deans typically consult department chairs to identify prospective candidates (individuals or projects) for each foundation limited opportunity.
  • Reviews recommendations from the deans and formally designates University nominees.