Limited Submissions

Quick Guide: Limited Submissions Funding Opportunities

Limited Submissions refers to funding opportunities from external funding agencies that set a limit on the number of proposals or applications that will be accepted from an institution, university, or campus.

Words to know

The language used in calls for proposals or nominations can often be ambiguous. IU’s Limited Submissions Coordinator contacts agencies for clarification and consults as necessary with the Vice President for Research. Among the more common limitations in agency requests for proposals are:

  • “per EIN” (Employer Identification Number)—limitation is specific to all IU (all campuses).
  • “per DUNS” (Dun and Bradstreet Number)—IUPUI has its own DUNS number; IU Bloomington and the regional campuses share a DUNS number. Therefore, this type of limitation treats IUPUI as one institution, and IU Bloomington combined with regional campuses as a separate institution.
  • “per campus” or “per IPF” (Institutional Profile File number)—depending on the agency, limitation is specific to each IU campus.
  • “per school” or “per department”—limitation is specific to a school or department.

How it works

To apply for a limited submission opportunity at IU, follow the guidelines for submission for the specific funding opportunity listed under “To apply for IU internal competition.”

The Vice President for Research Office authorizes all opportunities limited to “per university” and “per institution.” For authorization of “per campus” limited submissions, please contact your campus representative.

Contact Us

Contact Limited Submissions at or 812-855-0810.