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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
Chronic, Non-Communicable diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) (D43)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

Institutional Eligibility:
Texas A&M University. Agrilife, TEES and TTI are eligible to submit a proposal and administer any award that follows.

Number of Applications 2
Applicant institutions may submit no more than two new, scientifically and regionally distinct and non-overlapping, applications (excluding revised resubmission applications) per receipt date under this FOA . No more than three, scientifically and regionally distinct and non-overlapping competing or non-competing continuation awards will be made to a single U.S. or LMIC institution at any given time. Applicants are encouraged to check at their institutions and with the FIC Scientific Research Contact listed in Section VIII. Agency Contact to determine eligibility of all individual applications. A given U.S. institution may only have one active NCD-LIFESPAN award for collaboration with a given LMIC institution at a time.

PI Eligibility:
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Project Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support.

The applicant PD/PI must have strong research and research-training program experience, should include the requisite faculty in the application, and have access to the requisite facilities to carry out the proposed research training activities.

The applicant PD/PI must name at least one individual at each collaborating institution as the major collaborator for that institution. Individuals chosen as major collaborators should be scientists with whom the Principal Investigator or key personnel named in the application have had prior successful collaborations. These collaborations should be described in the application.

Encourages applications for the Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) D43 program. The application must propose a collaborative research training program between US. institutions and institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs, as defined by the
World Bank classification system) that will sustainably strengthen the capacity of LMIC institutions and investigators to conduct research on NCDs. The ultimate goal is to provide a solid foundation for development and implementation of evidence based interventions, relevant to NCD’s across the life-span, in LMICs. In some cases sufficient evidence exists upon which to base research for interventions and implementation strategies. In other cases, the evidence base may not be well developed or not relevant to the given country or culture. Therefore, training across the spectrum of research disciplines is encouraged as needed, from basic biomedical, behavioral and social science to clinical and applied sciences , including translational and implementation science which emphasizes the resources, context and needs of multiple stakeholders in local settings.

Examples of the NCDs that could be addressed include, but are not limited to, cancer, cardio- and cerebrovascular disease and stroke, chronic lung disease, diabetes, mental illness, neurological, substance abuse, genetic disorders, birth defects and developmental disorders. Research training is encouraged that emphasizes lifecycle studies and early life determinants of chronic diseases (including genetic, epigenetic, environmental and lifestyle factors), co-morbid conditions and common risk factors and interventions relevant to multiple conditions and their prevention.

All applications to this program should have a central theme or focus although the theme may be as narrow or broad as deemed appropriate for the goals outlined in the FOA. The programs are expected to not just support trainees to conduct research but to develop multifaceted and novel training paradigms targeted to the special needs of LMIC investigators and institutions.


May 27, 2011, 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

May 31, 2011, by 5:00 pm: Deadline to submit an internal proposal, including signatures of approval from your department head and college dean, to the Office of Research Development for review by the internal selection committee.

Send internal application to

June 3, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

August 21, 2011: Letter of Intent

September 21, 2011: 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.