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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University

Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

PI Eligibility:
Texas A&M University faculty are eligible.

Institutional Eligibility:
This proposal will be prepared and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS)

Number of Applications 1
Applicant institutions may submit only one application per receipt date to this FOA.  Grantees with an active award under this FOA are ineligible to submit another application under the same FOA, with the exception of a renewal application for the existing award.

This FOA, issued by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and the Eunice K. Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), encourages applications from institutions that propose to establish new or to enhance existing team-based design courses in undergraduate Biomedical Engineering departments or programs. This FOA targets undergraduate students at the senior level but may also include junior undergraduates and first-year graduate students. Courses that address innovative and/or ground-breaking development, multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary training, and diversity recruitment are especially encouraged.

The mission of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is to improve health by leading the development and accelerating the application of biomedical technologies.  The accomplishment of this mission requires biomedical engineers who have not only the theoretical knowledge to address health problems but also the ability to translate new devices and technologies from the laboratory bench to the bedside.  Training of such a workforce is also relevant to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), specifically in the context of advanced rehabilitation technologies to enhance the well-being of persons with disabilities. The NIBIB and NICHD recognize that Biomedical Engineering (BME) students should experience open-ended challenges to develop their problem-solving skills and participate in team-based projects that prepare them for today’s multidisciplinary work environment. These institutes also recognize that future generations of Biomedical Engineers need to be able to successfully translate and commercialize their design ideas so that these innovations can reach the intended end-users in the clinic, patient homes and the community at large and improve public health.

February 24, 2012, 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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February 29, 2012, 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.

March 6, 2012: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

April 18, 2012:  Letter of Intent Due to NIH.

May 18, 2012 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.