Limited Submissions

Before applying for an opportunity with limited submission requirements, you must follow Northeastern’s Procedure for Programs with Limited Submissions to secure authorization to submit.




What is a Limited Submission?

A limited submission program is a funding program in which the sponsor restricts the number of applications or proposals that an institution may submit. Northeastern University requires an internal review and selection process for any funding opportunity that limits the number of pre-proposal or proposal submissions.

Before applying for an opportunity with limited submission requirements, you must follow the Procedure for Programs with Limited Submissions to secure authorization to submit.  The Senior Vice Provost for Research, David Luzzi, authorizes limited submission opportunities.

Opportunities are identified through invitations, internet searches, web services and historical opportunities. Researchers can sorting Northeastern’s internal Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) database to show only Limited Submissions. Please be aware that the list may not be comprehensive. If you become aware of a funding opportunity with limited submission requirements that is not listed, please contact the Research Development team immediately with the program title, due date, and URL. Contact us at:

If you are directed to the central Funding Opportunity Announcement database, please use the sort function to select “limited submissions.”


Research Development administers the review and nomination process for Limited Submissions Programs for the Senior Vice Provost for Research (SVPR).

Review Committee

The committee’s charge is to discuss the relative merits of the pre-proposals and identify the very best proposal(s) for submission to the funding agency or foundation on behalf of Northeastern University.

Review Criteria

If the number of pre-proposals exceeds the sponsor’s limitations, the Research Development Team will convene a limited submissions committee to review proposals using an online form to submit ratings and feedback.

Contact Research Development:

177 Huntington Ave | Boston MA, 02115