Bridging the Gap: Early Translational Research Awards

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M Faculty and PIs
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Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M faculty and Principal Investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. The University and the 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 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 M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., Dr.P.H., D.O., D.V.M., or equivalent, and must reside in Texas during the time the research that is the subject of the grant is conducted.   A PI may submit only one application under this RFA during this funding cycle.  A PI may resubmit an application that was previously not funded (See Section 8). However, such a submission will consume the institution’s quota.   Because this award mechanism is intended to support research directed by a single investigator, only one Co-PI may be included. Collaborators should have specific and well-defined roles.   Collaborations are permitted and encouraged, and collaborators may or may not reside in Texas. However, collaborators who do not reside in Texas are not eligible to receive CPRIT funds. Subcontracting and collaborating organizations may include public, not-for-profit, and for-profit entities. Such entities may be located outside of the State of Texas, but non-Texas-based organizations are not eligible to receive CPRIT funds.

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS).

Proposal Limit: TAMU - 4, TEES - 2; AgriLife - 2

Summary:  CPRIT will foster cancer research in Texas by providing financial support for a wide variety of projects relevant to cancer research. This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits applications for innovative research projects addressing critically important questions that will significantly advance the treatment of cancer. The objective of this award is to “bridge the gap” between promising new discoveries achieved in the research laboratory and commercial development by funding attainment of a Target Product Profile (See Section 3, Mechanism of Support) for the therapeutic, device, or diagnostic assay through activities up to and including preclinical proof-of-principle data that demonstrate applicability to the planned clinical scenario. The work funded under this RFA must be deemed sufficiently robust such that successful completion would result in identification of a “lead” compound, assay, or device that, as a next stage, could be taken into full development in compliance with International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) Guidelines and U.S. regulatory guidance documents and regulations. Applicants must identify a clear path of development to achieve the Target Product Profile outlined in the application.

Dates:  **Short Turnaround**
November 14, 2012  5:00 p.m.: Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project. 

Send email of intent to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

November 20, 2012, 5:00 p.m.:  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 1-3 page Research Plan Summary, Bio-sketch, and budget (if required).

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, from the e-proposal site, click on “Signup,” fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact shelly.martin@tamu.edu or 979.862.2233.

November 30, 2012: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

December 14, 2012:  Sponsor deadline for the full application by 3 p.m., Central Time.

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M University 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.

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