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

 National Institutes of Health

NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research (P30)


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.


Applicant organizations must have a minimum of six qualifying research projects directed by at least six separate Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s). All qualifying projects must be substantial users of the Cores, and Core services must be within scope of the funded aims of the awards identified as qualifying projects.  No more than 25% of the effort from a single Core facility can be devoted to projects directed by any single investigator.


Qualifying projects are defined for the purpose of this FOA as NINDS-funded research projects using the R01, U01, R35, R37, P01, P50, U54, DP1 (Pioneer) and DP2 (New Innovator) activity codes (for general descriptions/definitions, see . Multicomponent awards such as Program Projects (P01) and Centers (P50 or U54) each count as only one qualifying project toward the minimum requirement. The number of funding years remaining for each qualifying project should be included; pending applications and projects in no cost extension are to be excluded.


Grant mechanisms with durations of less than four years are ineligible as qualifying projects. However, Brain Initiative projects, Pathway to Independence (R00) awards, smaller research projects (R21 and R03), fellowships, career (K) awards, and unfunded pilot projects are eligible to use Center services, but these investigators/awards do not count toward the minimum required number of qualifying projects.


Consortium Agreements


Consortium arrangements between applicant organizations are allowed, and qualifying research projects may be included from each organization.  Applications with participation by more than one organization must demonstrate that facilities and services will be local and accessible for users from each organization, and that users from each organization have a compelling need for the services of the proposed Center.  Of the six qualifying projects, at least three must come from the applicant organization. The composition of the proposed Steering Committee must include representation from the respective organizations sufficient to fully support the interests of potential users from each organization.


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:  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Center Core Grants that provide resources and facilities shared by a minimum of six NINDS-supported investigators from one or more organizations, and supporting a wider base of neuroscience research. The proposed Centers should offer services and expertise that would be difficult or impractical to support in individual labs. The Centers are expected to capitalize on economies and synergies associated with shared resources, and to foster a collaborative environment among neuroscientists at host institutions.




November 28, 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

December 1, 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 14, 2016

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

February 14, 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.