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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (P30)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

Institutional Eligibility
Your proposal will need to be submitted in the name of Texas A&M University. The proposal will be prepared and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS)

Number of Applications 1
Only one application will be accepted per applicant organization.

A Center must be an identifiable unit within a university or medical center or a consortium of cooperating institutions, including an affiliated university.  An existing program of excellence in biomedical basic and clinical research in the areas of nutritional sciences and/or obesity, and related disorders, is required. The research must be in the form of research project grants (R01), program project grants (P01), Resource-Related Research Project Grant (R24), or other peer-reviewed research that is already funded by NIH, other Federal Agencies, or non-federal groups at the time of submission of the Center grant application.  It is required that at least fifty percent of the nutritional sciences and obesity or other related disorders research comprising the research base be supported by Federal Agencies. Close cooperation, communication, and collaboration among all involved personnel of various professional disciplines are ultimate objectives

PI Eligibility
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program 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.

Each proposed core must be utilized by a minimum of two federally-funded investigators.

This FOA issued by the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, invites grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated program of nutrition and/or obesity-research. The Nutrition Obesity Research Center program is based on the core concept, whereby shared resources aimed at fostering productivity, synergy, and new research ideas among the funded investigators are supported in a cost-effective manner.  Each proposed NORC must be organized around central themes that reflect the nutrition and/or obesity research focus of the center members.

October 3, 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.

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October 6, 2011, 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:

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:, 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:, 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 or 979.845.1811.

October 14, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

October 19, 2011: Letter of Intent Due to NIH.

November 16, 2011 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.