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


 Core Facilities Support Awards


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 applicant must be a Texas-based entity. Any not-for-profit institution or organization that conducts research is eligible to apply for funding under this award mechanism. A public or private company is not eligible for funding under this award mechanism; these entities must use the appropriate award mechanism(s) under CPRIT’s Product Development Program.


  • An institution may submit only 1 application (1 new or 1 renewal, or 1 resubmission) under this RFA during this funding cycle. An exception will be made for institutions submitting applications for core facilities that support research directed toward childhood and adolescent cancer; in this case, institutions may submit 1 childhood and adolescent cancer application and 1 additional application in another aspect of cancer research (new or renewal, or resubmission).


  • For purposes of this RFA, an institution is defined as that component of a university system that has a geographically distinct campus.


  • Academic Institutions and Health Science Centers that are components of the same university system and share a contiguous or near contiguous campus are eligible to submit a single application.


  • A PI may only resubmit an application that was previously not funded once (see section 6).


  • Support for only 1 facility may be requested per application. Collaborative applications among institutions are permitted and encouraged. However, such collaboration must not be used as a pretext for supporting more than 1 facility at a given institution. Further, applicants must not attempt to assemble illogical technical combinations and capabilities under one roof. Examples of illogical combinations would include protein mass spectrometry with DNA sequencing or light microscopy with magnetic resonance imaging.

See RFA for additional eligibility requirements.


PI Eligibility:  The Principal Investigator (PI) must be the director of the facility and must have a doctoral degree, including MD, PhD, DDS, DMD, DrPH, DO, DVM, or equivalent, and must reside in Texas during the time the research that is the subject of the grant is conducted. The PI should also hold a faculty position, preferably at the level of associate or full professor or the equivalent. This award must be directed by the PI. Co-PIs are not permitted.


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


Proposal Limit: 1 (plus additional application for core facilities that support research directed toward childhood and adolescent cancer)


Summary:  Core Facility Support Awards seek to facilitate the development or improvement of core facilities that will provide valuable services to support and enhance scientifically meritorious cancer research projects. A user group of Texas-based investigators must be identified, each of whom should have supported cancer research projects that will make use of the requested facility. This requirement is not intended to exclude early career–stage investigators who have not yet secured peer-reviewed grant support. Successful applicants should be working in a research environment capable of supporting potentially high-impact cancer studies. CPRIT is particularly interested in supporting core facilities that provide enabling services to cancer investigators from multiple Texas institutions.




October 10, 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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October 17, 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, 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.


November 7, 2017

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

January 31, 2018

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.