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

Simons Foundation


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:  The X partner should be a department of science or engineering at the Investigator’s university that will engage in significant collaboration with the mathematics department in an area where such collaboration is not the norm. Both departments must have doctoral programs. The foundation will accept proposals for Applied Math+X, but not Statistics+X.


X partners in finance and business will not be considered. Proposals involving connections to areas where there are already well-established links with mathematics, such as economics, string theory, or computational complexity, will also not be considered unless the proposal involves particularly unique collaborations..


PI Eligibility:  The Math+X Investigator must be a current tenured faculty member with a primary appointment in the mathematics department at a U.S. or Canadian institution. A person with a primary appointment in the statistics department is not eligible. The Investigator will be expected to teach both in the mathematics and the X partner departments, be appointed in both departments by the award’s start date (courtesy appointments will be allowed). There are no citizenship requirements.


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


Proposal Limit: 1


Summary:  This program is designed to encourage novel collaborations between mathematics and other fields in science or engineering by providing funds to professors at U.S. and Canadian universities to establish programs at the interface between mathematics and other fields of science or engineering.




July 31, 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

August 7, 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.  Once you log-in to e-proposal, choose “Limited Submission Grant” from the Available Grants section.

If you have any questions, please contact:  or 979.862.2233.


August 28, 2015

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

October 28, 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.