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Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements.  Texas A&M University and The Texas A&M University System Agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.

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 PD/PI should be an established investigator in the scientific area in which the application is targeted and capable of providing both administrative and scientific leadership to the development and implementation of the proposed program. The PD/PI will be expected to monitor and assess the program and submit all documents and reports as required.

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).

Proposal Limit: 1

Summary:  The purpose of this FOA is to expand and strengthen the community of investigators engaged in research on temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJDs) and orofacial pain. An increase in the number of well-trained researchers is necessary to reach a critical mass of scientists with contemporary, multidisciplinary expertise; who will be able to leverage recent advances in genetics, bio-engineering, and bio-behavioral research in order to enhance patient treatment and to advance scientific momentum in the field. The objectives of this FOA are to 1) increase the number of basic and clinical investigators who are trained in the sciences relevant to TMJD or orofacial pain research, 2) facilitate and improve the mentoring of this new group of scientists, 3) bring new scientific expertise to TMJD and orofacial pain research. The expected outcomes of this Initiative will be 1) an increase in the number of TMJD/orofacial pain research leaders who will apply for and obtain independent funding support, and 2) an increased number of multidisciplinary research teams led by junior investigators or, investigators new to the TMJD and orofacial pain fields. These new teams will form a robust research community applying novel approaches to TMJD and orofacial pain research that will enhance our understanding of the disorders and lead to effective treatments for patients. These new teams will thrive in academic research centers that foster an environment for developing new collaborative, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary scientists with skills and expertise that can be applied to the most intractable topics in TMJDs and orofacial pain research.

August 30, 2013:  ***Short Turnaround*** Deadline for an internal email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one-three sentence description of the project.

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September 6, 2013: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a one-three page Research Plan Summary and two-page Bio-sketch.

The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M Principal Investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.

If you have any questions, please contact: or 979.862.2233.

September 20, 2013: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

October 12, 2013: Sponsor deadline for the full application (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time). 

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.