N.C. A&T conducts internal competitive reviews to select proposals for submission when solicitations have restrictions on the number of submissions and on eligibility requirements. These solicitations are also referred to as “limited submission” opportunities and may require internal coordination across schools, colleges and disciplines within the university.
Special restrictions and eligibility requirements generally include limits on one or more of the following:
The number of applications accepted per solicitation (e.g., one submission per university);
The type of institution or discipline allowed to submit (e.g., HBCU or STEM disciplines only);
The qualifications of the principal investigator (e.g., U.S. citizen or tenure-track); and
The level of established research at an eligible institution (e.g., research and graduate programs).
Internal competitions for evaluating and pre-screening proposals are managed through fair and equitable procedures that promote faculty participation and input. This process ensures that the most competitive proposals are submitted from N.C. A&T.