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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University

NIMHD Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Initiative in Reducing and Eliminating Health Disparities: Planning Phase (R24)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

Institutional Eligibility:
Texas A&M faculty are eligible to submit a proposal. This proposal will be prepared and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS). 

Number of Applications 1
Only one application per institution is allowed. For the purposes of this FOA, separate institutions of higher education are those entities governed by different Chancellors or Presidents.

PI Eligibility:
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) 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 NIMHD Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Initiative was designed to support community-based participatory research in planning, implementing, evaluating and disseminating effective interventions for diseases disproportionately affecting racial and ethnic minority populations, populations with low socioeconomic status, and medically underserved populations living in rural areas in the U.S. The NIMHD CBPR Initiative has three phases: Planning, Intervention, and Dissemination. The initial phase, the CBPR planning phase, is a three-year grant followed by a competitive five-year intervention grant, and concludes with a competitive three-year dissemination grant. Subsequent grant awards will be based on scientific merit, progress, quality of the research proposal, and availability of funds. In 2005, NIMHD (then NCMHD) invited applications for the very first CBPR planning phase (RFA-MD-05-002).

The project must include co-leadership by research and community partners, and all activities proposed in the application must include substantial input from the targeted community using CBPR principles.

Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to those listed below:

  • Interventions to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors (e.g., physical activity, healthy diets) to prevent or reduce overweight/obesity and obesity-related complications (e.g., cardiovascular diseases, diabetes) 
  • Interventions to promote the management of diseases and conditions, such as asthma, hypertension, and diabetes 
  • Interventions focusing on the prevention or cessation of tobacco use and substance abuse 
  • Interventions that promote healthy sexual behaviors that prevent or reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS and other sexually-transmitted infections 
  • Interventions preventing or reducing intentional (e.g., suicide) or unintentional accidents 
  • Interventions to promote preventive behaviors (e.g., vaccinations, health screenings) that lead to the early detection or prevention of diseases/conditions such as colon cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, influenza and other vaccine-preventable diseases 

May 10, 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. 

Send email of intent to

May 14, 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.

May 17, 2012: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

May 27, 2012:  Letter of Intent Due to NIH. (preferred but not required)

June 27, 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.