Limited Submissions

Some opportunities limit the number of proposals which may be submitted by investigators from an individual institution. For these opportunities, the OVPR holds an internal competition to select the applicant(s) who will represent Baylor through submission of a full proposal to the sponsor.

Application Procedures

Faculty who wish to apply for a limited submission opportunity must submit an internal pre-proposal to the OVPR. Pre-proposals should be submitted via email to and must include each required document referenced in the application checklist below.

Application Checklist

The following materials (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) must be attached to the emailed pre-proposal:

  • Completed limited submission application form.

  • A one- to two-page pre-proposal. The pre-proposal should outline the proposed research and its relevance to the goals of the sponsor and the particular program(s). The most competitive applications will demonstrate a potential to enhance and expand research capabilities at Baylor, preferably across multiple disciplines.

  • An updated CV, in the format required by the desired sponsor, for each proposed investigator.

Pre-proposal Deadlines

The OVPR internal deadline for most opportunities will be six weeks prior to the sponsor's deadline. The OVPR internal deadline for the NSF's MRI program is three months prior to the sponsor's deadline.

To be considered complete and timely, applications must be received in the OVPR no later than 5:00 PM on the day of the internal deadline.

Review Process

  • Prospective investigators submit complete internal applications.

  • The OVPR will review all complete and timely proposals.

  • OVPR will notify prospective investigators whether or not they are approved to submit full proposals.

  • Investigators are responsible for working with OSP to submit full proposals by the sponsor's deadline.


Contact Dr. Stacey L. Smith with questions on limited submissions.
(254) 710-3252