Nutrition Obesity Research Centers

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M Faculty and PIs

National Institutes of Health

Nutrition Obesity Research Centers

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-16-006.html

 

Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.

 

Institutional Eligibility:  Successful Nutrition Obesity Research Center applications require an existing program of excellence in biomedical research in the area of nutrition and/or obesity, its complications, and related research. To justify Center support, the Nutrition Obesity Research Center must serve a large research base of NIDDK-funded investigators pursuing research activities in Center topic areas, as well as nutrition/obesity investigators with other sources of peer-reviewed support.

 

PI Eligibility:  Because a Nutrition Obesity Research Center has a large and complex administrative structure, the PD/PI must have strong leadership abilities and demonstrated proficiency in managing large, multi-component programs. The Nutrition Obesity Research Center PD(s)/PI(s) must also be willing to participate in annual meetings of the Center Directors.   

 

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).

 

Proposal Limit: 1

 

Summary:  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research. The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC) program is designed to support and enhance the national research effort in nutrition and obesity.  NORCs support three primary research-related activities:  Research Core services, a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program, and an Enrichment program.  All activities pursued by Nutrition Obesity Research Centers are designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness and multidisciplinary nature of research in nutrition and obesity.  The NIDDK Nutrition Obesity Research Centers program consists of 12 Centers, each located at outstanding research institutions with documented programs of excellence in nutrition and/or obesity research.

 

Dates:

 

September 8, 2016

Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project. 

 

Send email of intent to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

September12, 2016

Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

 

All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.

 

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a one-three page research plan summary, two-page bio-sketch, and preliminary budget.

 

The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.  Once you log-in to e-proposal, choose “Limited Submission Grant” from the Available Grants section.


If you have any questions, please contact:

 shelly.martin@tamu.edu  or 979.862.2233.

 

October 3, 2016

Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

November 23, 2016

Sponsor deadline for the full proposal (due by 5:00 p.m. proposer’s local time).

 

 

Internal Selection Procedures:

Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.

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