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Limited Submission Opportunities

Updated: March 2023

Many federal agencies and foundations offer grants, awards and fellowships that limit the number of applications that can come from one institution. To increase the chances of RUSH succeeding in these "limited submission opportunity" applications, a pre-proposal submission and internal selection process has been established. This procedure applies to all Rush University faculty, staff and students applying for to grant opportunities in which the sponsoring agency limits the number of applications that can come from our institution.

  • Individual instructions are included for each opportunity listed.
  • Archived philanthropic RFPs from the past year can be found here.


Funding Source Grant Name Description Deadline
Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust
Catalyst Awards Program
The Catalyst Research Award Program provides one to two years of seed funding to support high-risk, high-reward projects that address critical scientific and therapeutic roadblocks within the Program’s principal areas of focus. The Program is designed to enable planning and development of projects, teams, tools, techniques and management infrastructure necessary to successfully compete for two-year award through the Transformational Research Award Program. Up to $300,000 seed funding over one to two years will be awarded (inclusive of 10% indirect costs). More information
Registration Due