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Submitting the Required Internal LOI

Before holding an internal competition, we typically issue a Call for Letters of Intent to determine interest. If there is more interest than the number of submissions allowed by the sponsor (e.g., three faculty have expressed interest in applying to an opportunity where the sponsor only allows one proposal from UVA), the individuals who submitted a Letter of Intent will then be invited to an internal competition.

Contents of the Letter of Intent

The InfoReady system will prompt you to provide the following:

  • Proposal title
  • List of participating faculty (name and Department) 
  • Short (no more than 1 paragraph) description of the planned proposal

Submitting the Letter of Intent in infoReady

Locate the opportunity on the Limited Submission Competition Page. To apply, click on the “Apply” button at the top right-hand side of the page. You will login to the system using NetBadge. If the PI is submitting the Letter of Intent, the PI’s name and email will already be filled in. If you are submitting the proposal on behalf of the PI, please fill in the PI’s name and email address (use the PI’s UVA ID, not an email alias). Enter the proposal title, the list of participating faculty (name and Department), and a short (no more than 1 paragraph) description of the planned proposal. This information will be used to help develop the internal review panel, if necessary. An individual may only submit one Letter of Intent. To submit proposals on behalf of multiple applicants, please email limited-submission-vpr@virginia.edu for assistance.

Questions?

Please feel free to contact limited-submission-vpr@virginia.edu.