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St. Baldrick’s Scholars


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:  Institutions must be located in the United States. Institutions may submit only one (1) new Scholar Award application per year. (Concurrent Scholars with different funding periods are allowed.) 


PI Eligibility: 

  • Applicants should hold a Ph.D., M.D., or D.O. degree in a field of research specialty by the date the award becomes effective.
  • Applicants must be within the first seven (7) years of their initial independent full facultyappointment at the time the award begins.
  • This is an early-career award. The Scholar award is intended to develop the independent pediatric cancer research careers of highly qualified investigators, not to support well established or senior investigators.
  • Scholars may receive funding from other sources to support their research. However, no other comparable or higher (monetary value) career development award may be held prior to or at the time the award begins. Scientific or budgetary overlap with other funded projects is not allowed.
  • Applicants holding or awarded R01s at the time of the LOI are not eligible to apply. Applicants cannot hold a NIH K-award at the time that they apply (institutional K12 funding is allowable). See “Conditions of Award” below regarding other awards received after the LOI is approved.
  • Applicants must have an appropriate Sponsor who provides supervision, facilities, and research support. If appropriate for the project, applicants may have more than one (1) Sponsor.
  • Applicants need not be American citizens; however, they must work at an academic, medical, or research institution within the United States.
  • Research projects must have direct applicability and relevance to pediatric cancer. They may be in any discipline of basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological research.


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


Proposal Limit:  1


Summary:  This career development award is to help develop the independent research of highly qualified individuals still early in their careers (no more than seven years as a faculty member, post-fellowship). With up to $110,000/year, three-year minimum, with an opportunity for two additional years, this award is for a Scholar’s salary & benefits only; adjustments may be allowed if the Scholar receives other funds after applying, upon Foundation approval.


Current funding priorities are divided into four categories and six focus areas:


• New discovery research

• Translational research and early phase clinical trials

• Phase III clinical trials & infrastructure support of participating institutions (primarily the fall grant cycle)

• Education of new pediatric oncology researchers


In addition to research to understand the biology of childhood cancers and discover leads to more effective treatments, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


• Adolescents & young adults

• Survivorship, outcomes, and quality of life

• Supportive care

• Epidemiology and pediatric cancer predispositions

• Precision medicine

• Alternative & complementary therapies




December 16, 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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December 21, 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.


January 13, 2017

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

January 31, 2017

Sponsor deadline for the required Letter of Intent

March 31, 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.