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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University

National Institute of Health (NIH)

Institutional Eligibility and Program Limitations:
Only one application per institution is allowed. For the purposes of this program, separate institutions of higher education are those entities governed by different CEOs. Therefore, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Agrilife Research, and TEES are each eligible to submit a proposal.

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 National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) seeks to establish specialized Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research (TCC) that support trans-disciplinary coalitions of academic institutions, community organizations, service providers and systems, government agencies and other stakeholders focused on priority areas in minority health and health disparities. This initiative will support transdisciplinary targeted research, implementation and dissemination activities that transcend customary approaches and “silo” organizational structures to address critical questions at multiple levels in innovative ways. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support the development of TCCs focused on health policy research and social determinants of health research.

August  7, 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

August 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.

August 20, 2012: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

September 4, 2012:  Deadline for the full proposal.

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.