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RESEARCH PROJECT INVESTIGATOR AWARDS

APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN - SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 12, 2016 5PM

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ANNOUNCEMENT SUMMARY

The Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program endeavors to stimulate research at institutions in states that have not traditionally received significant levels of research funding from the NIH.  The IDeA Program broadens the geographic distribution of NIH funding for competitive biomedical and behavioral research by enhancing the research capabilities of institutions in eligible states.  The IDeA Program aims to achieve this goal through 3 major initiatives: (1) the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), (2) the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), and (3) the IDeA Program Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR).

The Oklahoma IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (OK-INBRE) is requesting applications for Research Project Investigator (RPI) awards.  A primary focus of OK-INBRE is to enhance biomedical research at the OK-INBRE primarily undergraduate institutions.  This is accomplished by several mechanisms, including funding for a few selected research projects, designated as RPIs.   The proposed project must align with one of the biomedical research themes of the OK-INBRE program: Microbiology and Immunology, Cancer or Developmental Biology.

The awards will be made for the second half of the five-year OK-INBRE grant term (2.5 year project period), with the understanding that these awardees will be eligible to compete for continued support if eligible, pending continued NIH support for the OK-INBRE program.

FAQ

In accordance with the Office of Management and Budget, summer salaries are limited to the percentage calculated by dividing the number of summer months by the number of months of the faculty member's academic appointment.  For example, 3 months of summer salary/9 month academic appointment = 33.3%.

NIH biosketches must be in the current format required by NIH.  Applications not containing a biosketch in the current required format will not be accepted.

 

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT GRANT FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Funds for salary ($2,500) will be provided to assist faculty members at the OK-INBRE network Community Colleges in the preparation of curriculum redesign and course development intended to improve the preparation of future biomedical researchers.  Applications will be accepted throughout the year for either the fall, spring or summer terms.  There is no application deadline. 

To apply, please submit the application form, biosketch, and a description of the proposed curriculum development of a new or redesigned course. Include a brief description of plans for implementing the new/redesigned course or curriculum and steps that have been or will be taken at your Institution.  Also include a plan on how this course will enhance the preparation of future biomedical researchers.  The proposed curriculum and career development plan should not exceed two pages. Proposals should be single spaced with one inch margins.

 Requirements for Curriculum Development Release Time Awards

1.         Within 30 days of completing the award, the funded applicant must provide a progress report containing the syllabus and outline of the final course developed.  It should also include when the new or revised course will go (or went) to the Institutional committee for approval and the committee’s decision on implementation of the newly designed or redesigned course.  This report should be submitted to Dawn Hammon at dhammon@osrhe.edu.

 2.         If a progress report is not received within 30 days as required future requests for OK-INBRE funding will not be accepted.  

 For questions or additional information, please contact Dawn Hammon (dhammon@osrhe.edu).

FACULTY TRAVEL GRANTS FOR REGIONAL UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY

Faculty professional development through travel is supported by OK-INBRE for faculty to attend regional or national research and/or educational conferences to present scholarly works related to the biomedical and human health and disease missions of the NIH and OK-INBRE.  Educational meetings must be related to enhancing knowledge and or best practices in a STEM discipline.

 ELIGIBILITY

Faculty that are employed full-time at one of the following OK-INBRE network institutions are eligible: Cameron University, East Central University, Langston University, Northeastern State University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Rogers State University, the University of Central Oklahoma, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Community College, Tulsa Community College, Redlands Community College or Comanche Nation College.  Students are not eligible to apply.

Students can also be included in the budget request for the event or conference along with the faculty mentor.

 APPLICATION DEADLINES

The OK-INBRE grant year runs from May 1 – April 30.

Deadlines:

September 15, 2016    for travel from November 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017


FACULTY MINI-GRANTS

Purpose:  


The primary objective of the Mini-Grant program is to provide funding for faculty at the INBRE undergraduate institutions.  Faculty funded through this program gain valuable experience in designing, conducting and reporting biomedical research, thus enhancing their ability to compete for extramural funding beyond the local level.   A formal peer review process is employed to select the most worthy science for funding.  Competitions for Mini-Grants are held annually.  

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards:  

Funding for 2016 is anticipated to be for four awards in the amount of $25,000 each in direct costs.  Additional awards may be supported by the State Regents for Higher Education.

Budget and Project Period:

The total project period may not exceed one year.  Direct costs are limited to $25,000 over the one year period.  F&A (indirect costs) may be added at the institution’s negotiated rate.  The project period is anticipated to be May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017.

Eligible Applicants: 

Full-time,  permanent faculty members with unmodified title at the rank of Assistant  Professor and higher from Northeastern State University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Rogers State University, East Central University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Cameron University, Langston University.
  
Number of Applications:

Applicants may submit more than one application, provided each application is scientifically distinct.


EQUIPMENT GRANTS

Purpose:  

The primary objective of the Equipment Grant Programs is to enhance research infrastructure at the OK-INBRE partner undergraduate institutions.  Faculty funded through this program will obtain important biomedical research equipment that will enhance their ability to compete for extramural funding beyond the local level.

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards:
  

Next available awards are expected to be made May 1, 2016.  Funding for 2016 is anticipated to support four awards, two in the amount of $15,000 each and two in the amount of $25,000 each.   Additional awards may be supported by the State Regents for Higher Education.

Budget and Project Period:  

The total project period may not exceed one year.  Direct costs are limited to either  $25,000 for large equipment grant applications and $15,000 for small equipment  grant applications.  The project period is anticipated to be May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017.

Eligible Applicants: 

Full-time,  permanent faculty members with unmodified title at the rank of Assistant  Professor and higher from Northeastern State University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Rogers State University, East Central University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Cameron University, Langston University.
  
Number of Applications:
  

Applicants may submit only one application per year.


COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANTS

Purpose:  

The Collaborative Research Grant Program fosters research collaborations between faculty at research-intensive campuses and their faculty counterparts at the primarily undergraduate institutions.  The Principal Investigator must be a faculty member at one of the INBRE undergraduates campuses listed below.  The collaborative research must involve an investigator at one (or more) of the research-intensive campuses in Oklahoma: the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa.  It is the expectation that the major portion of the budget will be allocated to the undergraduate campus.   

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards:  

Funding for 2016 is anticipated to support two awards in the amount of $50,000 each.   Additional awards may be supported by the State Regents for Higher Education.

Budget and Project Period:

The total project period may not exceed one year.  Direct costs are limited to  $50,000 over the one year period.  F&A (indirect costs) may be added at the institution’s negotiated rate.  The project period is anticipated to be May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017.

Eligible Applicants: 

Full-time, permanent faculty members with unmodified title at the rank of Assistant  Professor and higher from  Northeastern State University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Rogers State University, East Central University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Oklahoma  State University, Cameron University, Langston University.
  
Number of Applications:

Applicants may submit more than one application, provided each application is scientifically distinct.