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


National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)


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 applicants are non-profit organizations; accredited institutions of higher education; State, local, and Tribal governments; and for-profit organizations that are organized and operated in the United States (including U.S. territories) with majority domestic ownership or control. Federal agencies and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.


NIST is requiring Pre-Applications under this FFO and NIST will only consider one Pre-Application per applicant.


Only an applicant whose Pre-Application has been selected by NIST and who has been invited to submit a Full Application is permitted to submit a Full Application to NIST for this funding opportunity.


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


Proposal Limit: 1


Summary:  NIST is soliciting applications for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Institute Awards from eligible applicants to establish and operate a Manufacturing Innovation Institute in areas of U.S. advanced manufacturing national need. A proposed Institute in any area of advanced manufacturing will be considered so long as it does not duplicate the technical scope and programs of existing federally funded Institutes within the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), and technical focus area(s) that are identified within any in-progress Institute funding opportunity announced by a federal agency. With FY 2016 appropriated funds, NIST will fund one Institute award, subject to the multi-year award funding policy. NIST plans to make additional Institute award(s) from this competition, subject to the availability of funds.


Applications for product development and commercialization are not considered responsive to this FFO.




March 7, 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

March 10, 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.  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.


March 24, 2016

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

April 20, 2016

Sponsor deadline for required Pre-Applications.

July 22, 2016

Sponsor deadline for the full proposal (by invitation only).



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.