These programs limit the number of applications UIC is allowed to submit. You must receive authorization from RDS to apply to these limited opportunities; if you apply without authorization, your proposal may be rejected by the sponsor or withdrawn. The list is updated weekly. All application deadlines (LOI and white papers if needed) are 12:00 pm (NOON) Central time.
How the selection process works:
Before you can apply, you must submit a completed electronic Letter of Intent (E-LOI) to RDS. If we receive less E-LOIs than the number of submissions allowed, you will be authorized. If we receive multiple inquiries you will be instructed to complete a brief white paper. These will be peer reviewed to select the most competitive application.
The program I want to apply to isn’t listed:
If the program you want to apply to is not on this list, please submit an E-LOI RDS. This will trigger the normal public posting and selection process. If RDS determines there is not sufficient time for the normal process we will authorize the PI to submit based on a first-come, first-served basis.