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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
NIMHD Science Education Initiative (R25)

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 1
Only one application will be accepted per applicant organization.

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 diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and women are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

The intent of the FOA is to support educational, mentoring, and/or career development programs for individuals from health disparity populations that are underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences to facilitate the development of a nationwide cohort of scientists and a multi-disciplinary national pool of health disparities investigators with necessary skills to conduct health disparities research in a diverse range of settings. Fundamental to achieving the goal of this R25 program are targeted research education programs that provide research career awareness opportunities, mentoring experiences and information dissemination to increase the number of highly trained scientists in various scientific areas to address the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs that are relevant to the mission of the NIMHD.  Expanding curriculum driven educational opportunities and developing capacity are essential to assure success in alleviating health disparities.  Public education and outreach efforts are also appropriate science education activities to achieve the goals of this FOA.  An applicant's submission must focus on only one of the following research education program core areas listed below:

a) K-12 Science Education Initiative.

b) National High School Youth Summer Initiative.

c) Mentoring and Career Development Initiative.

d) Health Professions Research Capacity-Building Initiative.

e) Outreach and Information Dissemination Initiative.


March 21, 2011: NIH deadline for Letter of Intent (not required)

March 18, 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

March 21, 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

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

April 21, 2011, by 5:00 pm EST: 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 proposals for Texas A&M submissions.