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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: Only one application per institution is allowed.

PI Eligibility: Because a CF Research and Translation Center has a large and complex administrative structure, the Project Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) must have strong leadership abilities and demonstrated proficiency in managing large, multi-component programs.  The CF Research and Translation Center PD(s)/PI(s) must also be willing to participate in Center Director meetings which will be organized every other year.   

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

Proposal Limit: 1

Summary: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Research and Translation Core Centers.  CF Research and Translation Core Centers are designed to support both basic and clinical research on Cystic Fibrosis.  CF Research and Translation Core Centers support three primary research-related activities: Research Core services; a Pilot and Feasibility program; and an Administrative Core with an enrichment program.  Core Centers provide shared resources to support research to develop and test new therapies for CF and to foster collaborations among institutions with a strong existing research base in CF.  The NIDDK currently supports five CF Research and Translation Centers located at institutions with documented programs of research excellence in basic and clinical CF Research.  Information about the currently funded CF Research and Translation Centers may be found at


April 4, 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

April 10, 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.

May 1, 2014: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

May 18, 2014: Sponsor deadline for required Letter of Intent.

June 18, 2014: Sponsor deadline for the full application (due by 5:00 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.