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


Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training for a Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Workforce (T32)


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:  Eligible institutions include dental schools and other institutions that have active, strong and high quality programs in dental, oral and craniofacial research, and which have the requisite mentors, staff and facilities on site to conduct the proposed research training program. The sponsoring institution must assure support for the proposed program. Appropriate institutional commitment to the program includes the provision of adequate staff, facilities, and educational resources that can contribute to the planned program. The applicant institution must have robust and high-quality research ongoing in the area(s) proposed under this FOA and must have the requisite faculty, staff, students and postdoctorates (as applicable), and facilities on site to conduct the proposed institutional program. It is anticipated that program faculty will have active, funded research projects in which participating trainees may gain relevant experiences consistent with their research interests and goals.


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 diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and women are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

The Training PD/PI should be an established and active investigator in a research area relevant to dental, oral or craniofacial science, have documented accomplishments in interdisciplinary research and in research training, and should be capable of providing both administrative and scientific leadership to the development and implementation of the proposed program. The PD/PI must have independent peer-reviewed research funding at the time of application. The PD/PI is expected to maintain such grant support during the project period.


The Training PD/PI will be responsible for the selection and appointment of trainees to the approved research training program, and for the overall direction, management, administration, and evaluation of the program. The Training PD/PI will be expected to monitor and assess the program and submit all documents and reports as required. - See more at:

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


Proposal Limit: 1


Summary:  The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) will award Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) T32 Institutional Training grants to eligible, domestic institutions to enhance predoctoral and postdoctoral research training to ensure that a diverse and highly qualified workforce is available to address the Nation’s basic and clinical biomedical and behavioral or social sciences research agenda. Research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, and career development components to prepare individuals for careers as independent scientists that will have a significant impact on the dental, oral, and craniofacial health-related research needs of the Nation.




June 24, 2015

Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project. 


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July 1, 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 24, 2015

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

September 25, 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.