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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M Faculty and PIs

USAID from the American People

Brazil Environment Program


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:  USAID welcomes applications from qualified U.S. and non-U.S. Non-Governmental

Organizations (NGOs), colleges and universities and commercial (for-profit) entities. All applicants must be legally recognized organizational entities under applicable law. Individuals are not eligible to apply under this solicitation. Please ensure that in your Cover Page/Introduction you clear state your organization type.


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


Proposal Limit: 1


Summary:  The objective of this APS is to support projects from one or more organizations to manage projects of a network of Indigenous organizations. Those projects will provide territorial and environmental management of Indigenous lands in the South of Amazonas State connected to the following FUNAI Regional Coordination Units:

1. Coordenação Regional do Madeira

2. Coordenação Regional do Alto Purus

3. Coordenação Regional do Médio Purus

4. Coordenação Regional de Manaus (Coordenações Técnicas Locais de Manicoré e


Applications must meet with the objectives of the National Policy for Territorial and Environmental Management of Indigenous Lands (sub-purpose 2 of PCAB) and any current PGTAs. They should preferably be based in existing diagnosis or discussion processes.  Illustrative activities include:

1. Protection, surveillance and environmental monitoring in indigenous lands and their borders;

2. Data generation and information gathering on the environmental state of Indigenous Lands with the participation of Indigenous Peoples

3. Restoration/recovery of water resources and degraded lands that are essential for Indigenous Peoples

4. Participatory ethno-zoning and planning

5. Promoting participation of Indigenous representatives, including women, in decision making processes regarding PNGATI, climate change, biodiversity and in protected areas councils.

6. Studies and discussions on interfaces of Conservation Units and Indigenous lands, mosaics and/or juxtaposition of protected areas and definition of proposals for agreements/solutions.

7. Promoting sustainable economic activities and value chains in Indigenous lands, including technical assistance.

8. Capacity-building and institutional strengthening for indigenous organizations, learning exchanges and environmental education on PNGATI and its objectives/axes.




June 3, 2015

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

June 10, 2015

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.


July 1, 2015

Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

September 3, 2015

Sponsor deadline for the full proposal (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.