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Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources (G20)


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:  Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support


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


Proposal Limit: 1


Summary:  Biomedical and bio-behavioral investigators often rely on animal models to explore fundamentals of biology, to investigate physiological and pathological conditions, to build models of human diseases and to interrogate clinically-relevant procedures. This Program does not offer direct funding for research activities; however, it plays an essential role within the NIH-supported research enterprise by funding awards which improve physical infrastructure of animal research facilities. The major objective of this program is to upgrade and modernize facilities to support the conduct of biomedical and/or behavioral research.  Enhancing physical conditions brings on many direct benefits, such as controllable and safe environments, ease of maintenance, and up-to-date standard of care.


Support can be requested to alter and renovate animal facilities and to purchase animal care equipment for the facilities.  The proposed remodeling efforts must directly serve animals or be related to animal care. A related objective of this program is to assist institutions in complying with the USDA Animal Welfare Act and the DHHS policies related to the care and use of laboratory animals.




May 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

May 13, 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.


June 3, 2015

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

August 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.