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


Research Training Awards


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 applicant must be a Texas-based institution of higher education or a component of a university system with appropriately accredited degree-granting training programs (if support is requested for training leading to a degree).


An institution may submit only 1 new or resubmission/renewal application under this RFA during this funding cycle. An exception will be made for institutions submitting applications for cancer prevention training; in this case, institutions may submit 1 prevention training program application and 1 additional application in another aspect of cancer research (new or renewal). For the purposes of this RFA, an institution is defined as that component of a university system that has its own president. There must be only 1 PI, but Co-PIs may direct individual components of the overall program described in the application. An institution may apply for as many components of the training program as are appropriate for the institution.


PI Eligibility: 

The Principal Investigator (PI) must have a doctoral degree, including MD, PhD, DDS, DMD, DrPH, DO, DVM, or equivalent, and must reside in Texas during the time the research that is the subject of the grant is conducted.


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


Proposal Limit: 1 prevention training program application and 1 additional application in another aspect of cancer research (new or renewal).


Summary:  This RFA solicits applications for integrated institutional research training programs to support promising individuals who seek specialized training in the area of cancer research. The goals of the Research Training Awards are to attract outstanding predoctoral (PhD or MD/PhD), and postdoctoral trainees committed to pursuing a career in basic, population-based, translational, or clinical cancer research; to expand the skills and expertise of trainees to promote the next generation of investigators and leaders in cancer research; to position most trainees for independent research careers; and to support the development of high-quality, innovative, and creative research that, if successful, could provide the basis for a significant impact on cancer prevention, detection, and/or treatment. Successful applicant institutions are expected to provide trainees with broad access to research opportunities across disciplinary and departmental lines and to maintain high standards for intellectual rigor and creativity.


It is expected that the research training experience will provide the following:

  • A strong foundation in research design, methods, and analytic techniques appropriate to the proposed research project;
  • The development or enhancement of the supported trainee’s ability to conceptualize and think through research problems with increasing independence;
  • Experience in conducting, presenting, and publishing independent research;
  • Instruction in the responsible conduct of research;
  • The opportunity to interact with members of the scientific community at appropriate seminars, scientific meetings, and workshops; and
  • A well-conceived career plan to increase the trainee’s ability to secure additional support for his or her research.




March 15, 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 22, 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.


April 12, 2016

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

May 19, 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.