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


Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (R25)


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:  Higher Education Institutions including Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education are eligible.  Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) 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:  The over-arching goal of this  NHLBI   R25 program is to support educational activities that     complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. Specifically, this FOA will enhance the training of quantitatively oriented students  to encourage them  to pursue  advanced degrees in biostatistics-related fields for a career in biomedical and biostatistical research. To accomplish the stated goal, this FOA will support the following integrated educational activities with a primary focus on: 


  • Courses for Skills Development in the principles and methods of contemporary biostatistics as employed in biomedical research today, incorporating hands-on research experiences and mentoring activities to introduce the participants to careers in biostatistical research.    


With this FOA, NHLBI invites applications for grants to develop, conduct, and evaluate summer courses in the principles and methods of contemporary biostatistics as employed in biomedical research.  The courses will introduce advanced undergraduates, recent graduates, and beginning graduate students to the field of biostatistics for the purpose of encouraging them to pursue careers in biostatistics. The term “biostatistics”  is used in the broad sense, including statistical genetics, bioinformatics, and data science. The courses should cover the fundamental concepts of probability, statistical reasoning, and inferential methods motivated, in part, by examples that include data collected in studies of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. Applicants can choose certain aspects of biostatistics for more in-depth introduction depending on the strength and expertise of their faculty. The courses will be taught during the summers of 2016, 2017, and 2018 with appropriate modifications or refinements following the first and second summer sessions.




April 8, 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 15, 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 29, 2015

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

May 1, 2015

Optional Letter of Intent due to sponsor.

June 1, 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.