Limited Submission Opportunities Portal

Welcome to the UCLA Limited Submission Opportunities PortalLSO Portal spelled


Our office attempts to identify available limited submission opportunities and provide information on them in a timely manner. (If a researcher is aware of an opportunity that does not appear in our portal, please contact our office at so that we can ensure that the opportunity goes through the campus process.) For a more detailed explanation of the campus LSO application process, please visit About Limited Submission Opportunities.

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[Please note that all applications are due by 10AM on the morning of the internal deadline. If you have any issues meeting this deadline, please contact us as extensions may be possible.]

The opportunities listed in the portal below are separated into tabs based on their competition status and are sorted by relevant deadlines. The table below summarizes each tab:

Open Opportunities

Extended Opportunities


Open opportunities have been reviewed by our office. An internal process has been defined and an internal deadline set. You may apply for these opportunities by clicking the apply button at the bottom of each opportunity page that links to the online LSO application.

(If you see an entry for an opportunity that you know UCLA is not eligible for due to an existing award or any other reason, please let us know by contacting us.)

When a listed internal deadline has passed and no applications are received by our office, opportunities remain open until filled up until the agency deadline. You may use the “express interest” button or contact us if you are interested in applying for these opportunities. Please note that many LSOs do not receive any campus applicants. These are excellent opportunities to apply for external funding without competition from other PIs on campus.

This tab serves as an archive of past opportunities. Opportunities that have already been competed or for which the agency deadline has passed will be listed here.

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