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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
Bridges to the Doctorate Program (R25)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

Institutional Eligibility
This solicitation is limited to Texas A&M University
and the proposals will need to be submitted by the Texas A&M University Research Services (TAMU-RS)

Number of Applications 1
Only one application will be accepted per applicant organization. (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number)

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.

Nationally, the long-term goal of the Bridges to the Doctorate Program is to increase the pool of master’s degree students from groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences who go on to research careers in these fields, and who are trained and available to participate in NIH-funded research. The short-term goal of the program is to increase the number of students who transition from a terminal master's degree-granting institution to a doctorate degree-granting institution, with subsequent career advancement in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.  The specific objective of this program is to develop and implement an integrated plan of individual and institutional activities that will increase students’ preparation and skills as they advance academically in the pursuit of the doctorate degree in biomedical and behavioral sciences.

The national program expectations over a ten-year period are as follows:

  • An overall increase in the institutional transfer rate of UR students from the participating master's degree-granting institution(s) to doctorate degree programs in biomedical and behavioral sciences;
  • Bridges-supported students, upon or before graduation from the master's degree program, will transfer to doctorate degree programs in biomedical and behavioral sciences; and
  • Transferring Bridges students will successfully complete their doctorate degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences, and will enter postdoctoral training programs or other careers in biomedical and behavioral sciences.

August 19, 2011, by 5:00 p.m.:
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

August 22, 2011, by 5:00 p.m.: 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.

August 26, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

September 25, 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.