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National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

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: Applicant organizations may submit only one application in response to this FOA.

PI Eligibility: The proposed PD(s)/PI(s) must hold a health professional degree (e.g., MD, or equivalent) and have a faculty appointment in a Radiology Department.  Exceptions to these requirements, although not anticipated, must be approved in advance in writing by the NIBIB Director of Interdisciplinary Training.   Applications with PD(s)/PI(s) who not have a health professional degree (e.g., MD, or equivalent) or do not have a faculty appointment in a Radiology Department are ineligible for this FOA and will not undergo peer review.

If the sponsoring institution is a hospital affiliated with a medical school, the PD(s)/PI(s) in addition to having a faculty appointment in the Radiology department of the medical school,  must also have an appointment at the sponsoring institution.  Applications from hospitals affiliated with medical schools whose PD(s)/PI(s) do not have appointments in the sponsoring institution will not undergo peer review.  

Multiple residency programs (e.g., radiology and neurology) at a single institution may submit independent applications or a single application from both programs. Potential applicants are welcome to contact the NIBIB Director of Interdisciplinary Training to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

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

Proposal Limit: 1

Summary: This FOA  encourages Research Education Grant (R25) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to support the development and/or implementation of programs that relate to the research education and training of residents and clinical fellows to foster their careers as clinician-scientists. The PD(s)/PI(s) must have a faculty appointment in a Department of Radiology and the participants in this research education program must be residents and clinical fellows in programs including, but not limited to, cardiology, neurology, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, radiology, or surgery. The NIH recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research workforce. Accordingly, the NIH continues to encourage institutions to diversify their student and faculty populations and thus to increase the participation of individuals currently underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences such as: individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; individuals with disabilities, and individuals from socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. PD(s)/PI(s) are encouraged to consider participants from diverse backgrounds for this funding opportunity.


March 7, 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

March 19, 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.

April 2, 2014: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

April 23, 2014: Sponsor deadline for required Letter of Intent.

May 23, 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.