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Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M 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: Private institutions of higher education and Public and State controlled institutions of higher education.

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


Proposal Limit: 1


Summary: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of University Programs (OUP) is requesting applications from U.S. colleges and universities to serve as a lead institution for a Center for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research (CBTIR). The overarching goal of the Center will be to address the Nation’s challenges as they relate to border control, customs, trade and travel facilitation, security and enforcement. The Centers goals will also address how to strengthen the security and integrity of the immigration system and how to support immigrants’ integration and participation in American civic culture. The CBTIR’s research results will include tools, technologies, and knowledge products (e.g., best practices, resource guides, case studies) for use in improving homeland security enterprise (HSE) operations, decision-making, and policy at all levels of government. The CBTIR education and workforce development programs will include innovative initiatives that: embed students with homeland security practitioners to conduct research; foster opportunities for students to gain practical experience in homeland security-related professions; integrate homeland security studies into existing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degree programs; and provide technical education and training programs for HSE and DHS professionals.

DHS will conduct an informational webinar for interested applicants On May 5 at 3:30pm [EDT]. During the call, DHS will discuss the FOA and provide an opportunity for interested applicants to ask questions. The following is the link for this webinar: Center for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research; May 5, 3:30pm, webinar link:


May 12, 2014: Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to

May 14, 2014: 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, two-page bio-sketch, and preliminary budget.

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.

June 4, 2014: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

July 3, 2014: Sponsor deadline for the full application.

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.