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Addressing Health Disparities in Maternal and Child Health through Community-Based Participatory Research (R03)


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.


PI Eligibility:  For this FOA, any individual with the skills, knowledge, and necessary resources may submit an application if the following additional criteria are met:

  • You are/were the PD/PI on the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series Phase I grant under PAR-09-092 and PAR-12-102 previously awarded to your institution.
  • You are/were the PD/PI from a collaborating institution on a multi-PD/PI Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series Phase I award.
  • In cases where a PD/PI on the Phase I Academic-Community Partnership Series Conference award is unable to participate in this limited competition, you are designated by your institution as the PD(s)/PI(s) in this "limited competition" FOA, with the approval of the academic and community partners from the Phase I Academic-Community Partnership Series initiative. The key academic and community partners should provide a letter of support for a newly designated PD/PI.
  • Only one CBPR project will be supported per Phase 1 grant award.


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


Proposal Limit: 1


Summary:  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Research Project Grant (R03) applications to support community-based participatory research (CBPR) projects planned and developed by recipients of the Phase I Academic-Community Partnerships Conference Series awards under PAR-09-092 and PAR-12-102. Only one CBPR project will be supported per Phase 1 grant award.


The areas of research emphasis include: preterm birth; infant mortality; sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); maternal mortality; reproductive health; uterine fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; violence prevention; perinatal HBV and HIV/AIDS prevention; HIV/AIDS prevention; asthma; intellectual and developmental disabilities; pediatric injury prevention; and medical rehabilitation. Support will be provided for formative research; pilot or feasibility studies; development, adaptation and/or testing of methodologies; and development and/or testing of technology for the purpose of reducing maternal and child health disparities through the use of CBPR.




August 4, 2016

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 11, 2016

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.


September 1, 2016

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

November 21, 2016

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.