RSP Policy Detail

Multiple Submissions

When a funding source permits only a limited number of applications from a single institution and more than that number of investigators may be interested in submitting, the following occurs:

  • Distribution of the funding announcement with a clear statement that there is a limit to the number of applications that will be approved and a due date for submitting abstracts to Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP).


If more abstracts are received than permitted, the following occurs:

  • If from the same academic unit, the appropriate Dean is asked to select the applications to go forward.
  • If the abstracts come from different academic units, they are distributed to affected Deans to determine if a consensus may be reached on which applications to support.
  • If they cannot reach a consensus, the Assistant to the Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs makes the selection. If appropriate, the Provost may be consulted.