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Supportive Care Research Grants


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 lead institution on the proposal must be located in the United States. 


PI Eligibility:  Supportive Care Research Grant applicants should hold at least a Ph.D. or D.N.P. by the date the award becomes effective.


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


Proposal Limit:  1


Summary:  These are for research projects which are hypothesis-driven and focus on areas related to the supportive care of children and adolescents with cancer. Applications are accepted from Ph.D. and D.N.P. holders. Examples include studies related to symptom clusters, patient-reported outcomes or quality of life, health communication, health promotion, and psychosocial support across the trajectory from diagnosis to survivorship or end-of-life care. While the average grant is $50,000 or less, the proposed budget must be realistic for the project.


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.