Internal Competitions

Internal competitions at Washington University in St. Louis are held to determine which faculty member from the university can submit an application for limited competition funding opportunities. “Limited competition” describes funding opportunities in which the external sponsor limits the number of applications that can be submitted by a single institution.

If the number of faculty who wish to apply is fewer than the number of applications allowed, an internal selection is not required. If the number of faculty who wish to apply exceeds the number of applications allowed, a faculty committee convened by the vice chancellor for research reviews the proposals to identify the applicants authorized to submit a proposal.

Deadlines for internal competitions are typically six to twelve weeks prior to the sponsor deadline.

Comprehensive List of WUSTL Funding Resources

For a comprehensive listing of funding resources, please visit the Identify Funding pages on the website of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.


For limited competitions, general funding resources or custom funding searches please contact:

Catherine Determan
Office of Sponsored Research Services
(314) 747-1654 or