Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (K12)

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (K12)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-255.html

National Institute of Health (NIH)

Institutional Eligibility:
Texas A&M University, Agrilife, TEES and TTI are eligible to submit a proposal and administer any award that follows.

Number of Applications 1
Only one application will be accepted per applicant organization.

PI Eligibility
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support.

Summary
The purpose of the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) Program is to develop a diverse group of highly trained biomedical and behavioral scientists to address the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. The program promotes consortia between research-intensive institutions (RII) and partner institutions that have a historical mission and a demonstrated commitment to the training, encouragement and assistance to students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise of the nation. The IRACDA program provides support for a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience at an RII combined with an opportunity to develop the academic skills, including teaching, through workshops and through mentored teaching assignments of postdoctoral fellows at a partner institution. The primary goals of the IRACDA program are to (1) develop a diverse group of highly trained biomedical and behavioral scientists who have the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue research and teaching careers in academia; and (2) strengthen the overall teaching and research opportunities at partner institutions, with the expectation that it would further foster the development of the next generation of a diverse pool of scientists who are available to address the NIH’s  biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.

Dates
August 19, 2011, by 5:00 p.m.:
Deadline for an email of intent, including the names of the PI and co-PIs, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to  limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

August 22, 2011, by 5:00 p.m.: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal, the sections will include a 1-3 page Research Plan Summary, Bio-sketch, and a budget.

All proposals submitted for the Limited Submissions must be submitted electronically using the on line application system, which is available at: https://eproposal.tamu.edu.

This site is password protected. Texas A&M University tenure or tenure track faculty may use their neo password to access the system. To change your password go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Forget your password?" and enter the email account you used to setup your account.  If you need to setup a new account go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Need an eProposal Account," fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact libbyp@tamu.edu or 979.845.1811.

August 26, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

September 22, 2011: Deadline for the full proposal, by 5:00 pm local time of applicant organization

Internal Selection Procedures
Texas A&M University has established a process to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select applications for Texas A&M submissions.