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American Diabetes Association

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: Candidates will be identified through nominations from U.S.-accredited academic and nonprofit research institutions.  Institutions may nominate a maximum of one investigator per grant cycle. The nomination can be in either Pathway award type: Initiator or Accelerator.

PI Eligibility: Nominees must have the appropriate full-time position to be eligible for the award at the sponsoring institution (postdoctoral fellow for Initiator, independent faculty appointment for Accelerator).

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

Nomination Limit: 1

Summary: With 25.8 million Americans living with diabetes and nearly 80 million more at increased risk of developing the disease, diabetes is a tremendous physical and financial burden for the nation. Despite the disease’s epidemic proportions, diabetes research is still critically underfunded. Although researchers have made significant strides against the disease, funding is vital to making substantial progress.

To accelerate the research needed to discover solutions and ultimately cure this deadly epidemic, the American Diabetes Association is launching a bold new initiative, Pathway to Stop Diabetes, to inspire a new generation of diabetes researchers. Pathway will provide crucial support to individuals focusing on innovative ideas and transformational approaches that will lead to ground-breaking discoveries in diabetes prevention, treatment and cures.

Pathway will support creative scientists early in their diabetes research careers, or investigators who are established in other disciplines but would like to expand their focus to diabetes research. Through awards of $1.625 million over the course of five to seven years, the program will allow researchers to have the freedom, autonomy, time and focus needed to explore new ideas.

Pathway will consider applications directed toward topics relevant to the prevention, treatment and cure of all diabetes types (type 1, type 2 and gestational), diabetes-related disease states (obesity, pre-diabetes, and other insulin resistant states) and diabetes complications. The program intends to attract individuals with a broad range of expertise in various science and technology disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics to the field of diabetes research.

Pathway award competitions will be held on an annual basis, with grant submissions accepted only through institutional nominations. The Association intends to support 3-5 grants from the 2014 competition.


March 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

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 4 page maximum 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 9, 2014: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

July 1, 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.