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

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

Collaborative Action Program to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality in Texas: Investigator-Initiated Research 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.


PI Eligibility:  The Principal Investigator (PI) 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 proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).


Proposal Limit: 1 for Texas A&M University and 1 for Texas A&M HSC


Summary:  This RFA solicits applications for investigator-initiated research projects targeting research in areas identified as a significant priority in reducing liver cancer mortality in Texas, which include the following:


• To understand the increased incidence of HCC in Texas,

• To discover and validate biomarkers including imaging modalities of high risk for developing cirrhosis and its progress to HCC, and

• To develop and implement prevention and early detection strategies for populations at risk for HCC.


Applications that propose research collaborations between multiple institutions, particularly those that involve different regions of Texas and/or access to different populations, are highly encouraged. As described in section 8, CPRIT will look with special favor upon responses that include multiple Texas institutions with substantive roles.




November 1, 2018

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

November 7, 2018

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 5, 2018

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

January 30, 2019

Sponsor deadline for the full proposal.



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.