Many extramural grant programs allow only a limited number of applications per institution, whether by invitation‐only submission (typically foundations, e.g. Pew, Searle, Mallinckrodt, Rita Allen) or an open call by a federal agency.

The process for communicating funding opportunities and selecting the faculty member or program to represent WUSTL as the external applicant(s) is referred to as “internal selections” or “limited competitions.”