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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2011 (P30)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

The IDDRC Director should be a scientist or science administrator who can provide effective scientific and administrative leadership. The Director will be responsible for the organization and operation of the IDDRC and for communication with the NICHD on scientific and operational matters. She/he should be able to integrate and synthesize the proposed research and, thereby, serve as an example to other investigators.

Number of Applications:
Only one application per institution (i.e. TAMU, TEES, Agrilife Research, TTI) is allowed.

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), through the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Branch (formerly Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Branch), Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine (CDBPM), invites Center Core Grant (P30) applications to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications from institutions that meet the qualifications for a program of IDD research. The primary objective of the NICHD Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRC) Program is to provide core support and facilities for cohesive, interdisciplinary research and research training. Funds for the research projects using these core facilities come from independent sources including Federal, State, and private organizations.

A major goal of the NICHD IDDRC Program is to support research that leads to the prevention and/or amelioration of IDD. The intent of IDDRC Center Core Grants is to bring together scientists from a variety of disciplines to work within a Center on the common problems of IDD. NICHD strongly encourages translation of basic research observations into patient-oriented protocols whose ultimate aims are to validate the mechanistic basis of IDD in humans, and to develop new approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of IDD. Consequently, applications for IDDRC Core Grants (P30) should include investigators studying a range of topics in basic and clinical or applied research. NICHD encourages, but does not require, applicants to include both biomedical and behavioral/biobehavioral components among the topics addressed within their Center. Applications responding to this FOA must include at least five topics relevant to the research mission of IDD. Support of postdoctoral trainees, junior investigators, and investigators new to the IDD field is also encouraged, as one of the goals of the IDDRC program is to attract scientists to IDD research.


January 21, 2011: 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

January  24, 2011: 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.

E-mail internal application to

January 28, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

February  22, 2011: NIH deadline for Letter of Intent.

March 22, 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.