Tools for UNH Researchers

Export Control FAQ

Export Control FAQ: The Basics

What are export controls? What is an export? Why should UNH be concerned about export controls? Why do researchers need to know about export controls? What is the impact of export controls on the University of New Hampshire? What is fundamental research? What happens if an activity falls outside the fundamental research exclusion?

What are export controls?

Controlled Substances

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) must comply with federal and state laws and regulations regarding the use, storage and disposal of controlled substances used for campus research, scholarly activity, and analytical purposes. These include:

Submit a Proposal

Who will help me submit a proposal?

UNH, like most universities, is comprised of units with varying amounts of experience and/or resources for activities like proposal preparation.   That variation creates a mix of expectations about how and when an investigator interacts with Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) staff to submit a proposal. 

Get Approvals


Merit/Mission Review

Financial (Budget) Review

Compliance Review

Limited Submission Programs


Merit/Mission Review

Reviewing a proposal’s merit and appropriateness to institutional mission are the responsibility of department chairs, deans, and institute directors.


Build a Proposal

Common Components of a Proposal

Sponsor-Specific Guidance 

Applying to New Hampshire State Agencies

Institutional Information


Common Components of a Proposal

Elements common to most proposals include:

Limited Submission Programs (LSPs)

Some funding opportunities have limits set by the sponsors upon how many proposals may be submitted by UNH.

For a list of  limited submission programs
with deadlines in the near-future,
as well as ongoing programs
with not-for-profit sponsors, see:
LSPs to Act on Now

UNH Funding Opportunities


This table includes the most recently-available information about University opportunities, listed alphabetically. 


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