Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources (G20)

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-12-008.html

National Institute of Health (NIH)

Institutional Eligibility:
Texas A&M University, Agrilife, TEES are eligible to submit a proposal. This proposal will be prepared and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS). 

Number of Applications 1
Only one application per institution is allowed.

PI Eligibility:
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the program director(s)/principal investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

Summary:
The Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) encourages the submission of animal resource improvement grant applications from biomedical research institutions that have one or more active biomedical or behavioral research grants. The major objective of this program is to upgrade animal facilities to support the conduct of biomedical and/or behavioral research. A related objective is to assist institutions in complying with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Welfare Act and the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) policies related to the care and use of laboratory animals. Support is limited to alterations and renovations (A&R) to improve laboratory animal facilities, and the purchase of major equipment items for animal resources, diagnostic laboratories, transgenic animal resources, or similar associated activities.
Animal resource improvement grants are awarded to assist biomedical research institutions in upgrading animal facilities and developing administratively centralized and uniformly effective programs of research animal care in support of biomedical and/or behavioral research.

Dates:
June 26, 2012, by 5:00 pm:  Deadline for an email of intent, including the names of the PI and co-PIs, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project. 

Send email of intent to  limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

July 2, 2012, by 5:00 pm: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal, the sections will include a 1-3 page Research Plan Summary, Bio-sketch, and a budget.
All proposals submitted for the Limited Submissions must be submitted electronically using the on line application system, which is available at: https://eproposal.tamu.edu.
 
This site is password protected. Texas A&M University tenure or tenure track faculty may use their neo password to access the system. To change your password go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Forget your password?" and enter the email account you used to setup your account.  If you need to setup a new account go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Need an eProposal Account," fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact libbyp@tamu.edu or 979.845.1811.

July 5, 2012: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

August 7, 2012 by 5:00 pm:  Deadline for the full proposal, by 5:00 pm local time of applicant organization.

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M University has established a process to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select applications for Texas A&M submissions.