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NIH – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

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.  The 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.

Institutional Eligibility:  Higher education institutions including public/state controlled institutions of higher education, private institutions of higher education, nonprofits and for profit businesses, state, county and city governments, independent school districts, public housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations, faith and community based organizations and other regional organizations.

PI Eligibility:  The proposed principal investigator should hold a basic or health professional degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent), and have clearly demonstrated training/mentoring credentials.

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS).

Proposal Limit: 1

Summary:  The purpose of the FOA is to invite applications for Diversity Research Education grants whose goals are to support the development and/or implementation of programs to: (1) increase the number of Ph.D.-level research scientists from diverse backgrounds including graduate, post-doctoral and/or junior-faculty career levels; and (2) advance the careers of the participants to the next step in their education. Funding support for the R25 Diversity Research Education Programs should lead to increased recruitment, mentoring, education and retention of researchers from diverse backgrounds in the neuroscience scientific workforce. Examples of programs that are of potential interest to the NINDS include, but are not limited to, the following: programs that target participants from diverse backgrounds; programs that target mentors and institutional officials; programs that target health disparities; and programs that target small business entry.

October 29, 2012, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project. 

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November 12, 2012, 5:00 p.m.:  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 1-3 page research plan summary, bio-sketch, and budget (if required).

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, from the e-proposal site, click on “Signup,” fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact or 979.862.2233.

November 26, 2012: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

January 25, 2013:  Sponsor deadline for the full application.

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M University 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.