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Nominations for Limited Competitions

When a funding agency requires nomination of a limited number of faculty for an award, an internal competition takes place. The Office of Proposal Development disseminates the information from the funding agency to the appropriate recipients (deans or departments chairs), and defines guidelines for submission of materials and deadlines for the internal competition. The nominations received are then evaluated by a committee of faculty with relevant expertise, and the chosen nominee is notified (in most cases approximately four weeks before the submission deadline). The Office of Proposal Development is expected to help the nominee in the preparation of the proposal, and facilitates its submission to the funding agency.

Examples of Limited Competitions

  • W.M. Keck Foundation
  • Dana Foundation; David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; Sloan Research Fellows
  • NY Stem Cell Foundation; Stem Cell Investigator Awards, Neuroscience Investigator Awards
  • Arnold and Beckman Foundation; Young Investigators
  • Pew Biomedical Scholars
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • March of Dimes


The Office of Proposal Development

The Office of Proposal Development (OPD) is dedicated to providing Stony Brook University’s research community with high level support to identify extramural funding opportunities, build networks, and foster collaborations for the development of large, complex and innovative proposals.  To accomplish these goals, OPD manages limited competitions and the faculty interest database; organizes workshops and trainings in grantsmanship; connects researchers to institutional resources; proofreads content in the grant applications; oversees the administrative components of the proposal development process and is currently creating a repository of successful sample materials.