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

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

Research Training Awards


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:  An institution may submit only 1 new or renewal application under this RFA during this funding cycle. An exception will be made for institutions submitting applications for cancer prevention training; in this case, institutions may submit 1 prevention training program application and 1 additional application in another aspect of cancer research (new or renewal). For the purposes of this RFA, an institution is defined as that component of a university system that has its own president.


PI Eligibility:  The Principal Investigator (PI) must have a doctoral degree, including MD, PhD, DDS, DMD, DrPH, DO, DVM, or equivalent, and must reside in Texas during the time the research that is the subject of the grant is conducted.


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


Proposal Limit: 1 cancer prevention training and 1 additional application in another aspect of cancer research


Summary:  The goal of this award is to facilitate the training of the next generation of outstanding cancer researchers to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to address the state’s and the nation’s basic, population-based, clinical, and translational cancer research needs. Training is expected to be directed toward building the broad research competence required to ensure that trainees are prepared to assume leadership roles in cancer research. This award supports the training of highly qualified individuals, both predoctoral and postdoctoral, who have the potential to become productive, independent research scientists or physician-scientists and who intend to pursue careers focused on cancer research.


Committed institutional support is required, especially in the form of superb research opportunities, excellent instruction and mentoring, and state-of-the-art facilities. Trainees are expected to be immersed in a highly interactive and supportive didactic and research program that facilitates research and instruction in cancer-related areas that will contribute to innovative approaches to key problems and will help bring novel solutions and potential therapies into practice. The training environment should be enriched by programmatic elements such as seminars from visiting researchers, journal clubs, internal research seminars, videoconferencing with collaborating institutions (if applicable), and attendance at national and/or international scientific meetings. Each supported trainee is expected to identify an appropriate mentor and/or mentor committee that will be responsible for providing critical teaching, advising, and leadership experience.


In addition to support of PhD and postdoctoral research training, potential opportunities include the following:

  • Master’s degree–level programs to train clinical investigators. Trainees may be in predoctoral (MD/MS) programs or clinical fellowship positions, or they should have just received their first faculty appointment as an instructor or assistant professor.
  • Master’s degree–level programs to facilitate trainees’ pursuit of research careers as high-level laboratory support personnel. When trained, such individuals would be capable of training others in a laboratory with regard to sophisticated technical issues and of performing research with only modest levels of supervision. CPRIT encourages innovative approaches to training such individuals. Programs whose goals are to produce trainees with a conventional master’s degree in a relevant biomedical or related science by successful completion of a relatively modest research project are not appropriate.
  • Undergraduate summer research internship programs, particularly those directed at underrepresented minorities.




April 6, 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

April 8, 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.


April 20, 2015

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

May 20, 2015

Sponsor deadline for the full proposal.



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.