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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Minority Health Research and Education Grant Program


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:  An Eligible Applicant (Eligible Applicant or Applicant) is a public or private general academic or health related institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) or is a Center for Teacher Education located in Texas that independently conducts research or educational programs that address minority health issues or that forms a partnership with a minority organization, college, or university to conduct research or educational programs that address minority health issues. Two-year institutions, including community colleges, state colleges, and technical colleges, are not eligible to submit a grant application. However, an Eligible Applicant is encouraged to partner with one or more two-year institutions in applying to this RFA.


PI Eligibility:  The project director is an educator from the primary health professions degree program who is responsible for the implementation and oversight of the proposed project. The person shall be a fulltime employee, preferably a faculty member in a tenured or tenure-track position, at the Applicant institution. One additional co-project director may be named from the Applicant institution if the person is similarly qualified and shares responsibilities for the project. If a proposed project director has limited experience with program evaluation, the THECB strongly recommends that two project directors be named: one to design and implement the project and the second to evaluate it.


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


Proposal Limit: 1


Summary:  MHGP was established to provide funding to eligible institutions of higher education to conduct research and educational projects on public health issues affecting one or more minority populations in Texas. This specific Request for Applications (RFA) seeks to support eligible public and private institutions of higher education in providing clinical training and practicum experiences to students in health professions education through sustainable academic-clinical partnerships, while also addressing health disparities, particularly those faced by minority populations in areas and communities in Texas. Consistent with the Texas higher education strategic plan, 60x30TX, this RFA aims to increase program completion through expanded enrollment and to facilitate the acquisition of marketable skills that enhance program graduates’ ability to provide health care in a manner and context appropriate for the individuals being served. One guiding premise of the RFA is also that exposure to and awareness of issues concerning access to health care and health disparities may positively influence students’ career aspirations in working with underserved populations upon graduation.




March 30, 2017

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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April 5, 2017

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.


April 19, 2017

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

May 1, 2017

Sponsor deadline for required Notice of Intent, 5:00 PM CDT

June 12, 2017

Sponsor deadline for the full application, 5:00 PM CDT



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.