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 National Institutes of Health

Coordinating Center for Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process (PROSPR)(U24)


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:  Only one application per institution 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:  Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process (PROSPR) is the National Cancer Institute (NCI) program to promote research aimed at evaluating and improving the cancer screening process.


The overall goal for the PROSPR Research Centers is to enhance understanding of the implementation and effects of screening as practiced in multiple healthcare environments in the United States.


The intent of this FOA is to fund a single Coordinating Center that will support a network of three PROSPR Research Centers (PRCs; one each focused on cervical, colorectal, and lung cancer). Specifically, the Coordinating Center will facilitate the development of common measures across cancer types for (1) system-level factors that may impact the cancer screening process, and (2) quality of screening. It will also coordinate PROSPR network research projects that include more than one cancer type. Finally, the Coordinating Center will be responsible for developing and implementing a process for PROSPR data access and sharing with qualified investigators outside of the PROSPR network.




November 11, 2016

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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November 18, 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 (per PI), 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.


December 9, 2016

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

February 9, 2017

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.