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Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)
Faculty Mentored Research Program

 

The Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) invites faculty with research interests in the biomedical sciences at predominately-undergraduate institutions (PUIs) to submit an application to the Faculty Mentored Research Program.

These FOAs are intended to strengthen the science departments at the PUIs by providing biomedical research opportunities for faculty and students.

The research theme of the Arkansas INBRE is Cellular Signaling, Growth, and Differentiation.

A policy adopted by the INBRE Steering Committee requires all applicants to have attended one of the INBRE Grant Writing Workshops to be eligible to apply for a grant. 

Eligible Applicants include full-time permanent faculty members with an unmodified title at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher at the PUIs in Arkansas.  Investigators from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are not eligible to apply.

All applications will be peer reviewed and evaluated on scientific and technical merit along with the involvement of undergraduate students.  Following the peer review process all funding recommendations will be submitted to the AR INBRE External Advisory Committee and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for final approval.

All applications are to use the NIH 398 Form pages and instructions found at the following web site.  http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html

Completed applications (forms, narrative, references, support letters, IRB/IACUC approvals, etc,) should be sent via e-mail as a single PDF file from your institutional signing official to INBREApplication@uams.edu.

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Research Development Grants*

The funding of a Research Development Grant (RDG) is designed to help faculty at the PUIs in Arkansas conduct biomedical research in their own PUI laboratory.  A recipient of an RDG or Project Leader (PL) must commit 50% effort to research over the calendar-year as guaranteed by a letter from his or her institution.  Undergraduate student participation in the research is a mandatory component of the RD grants. 

Each PL is required to identify a research Mentor, from one of the three INBRE Lead Institutions, with expertise in the scientific area of the proposed research. If you have any questions or need help identifying a suitable Mentor, please contact Dr. Helen Beneš, Director of the DRPP of the Arkansas INBRE.

We anticipate awarding 8-10 RD grants.

Funding Period:  January 1, 2018 – April 30, 2020

Minimum Effort:  50% Calendar Year

Maximum Request:  $235,000 direct costs
$35,000 – Year 1 (January 1, 2018 – April 30, 2018);
$100,000 each for Year 2 (May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019) & Year 3 (May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020)
Total allowable direct costs all years: $235,000
Indirect costs (F&A) are in addition to the $235,000 allowable direct costs.

Letters of Intent Due – March 1, 2017 (Please send a signed letter that includes the nature of your research, and your mentor to INBREApplication@uams.edu.)

Applications Due:  June 1, 2017

Research Development Grant FOA

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Pilot Study Grants*

The funding of Pilot Study Grants is designed to help faculty at the PUIs in Arkansas to either launch a new research project or make progress on an on-going research project during the academic-year.  A Project Leader (PL) commits 25% effort to research during the academic-year, as guaranteed by a letter from his or her institution.  Undergraduate student participation in the research is a mandatory component of the Pilot grants.

Each PL is required to identify a research Mentor from one of the three Lead Institutions with expertise in the scientific area of the proposed research. If you have any questions or need help identifying a suitable Mentor, please contact Dr. Helen Beneš, Director of the DRPP of the Arkansas INBRE.

Pilot Study Grants can vary in length, ranging from 4 to 9 months, depending on the research proposed, and the availability of students to work with the Project Leader.  Up to $40,000 can be requested for a maximum of 9 months or $20,000 for a minimum of 4 months (e.g., an academic semester).  At least one undergraduate student must be committed to the project. 

We anticipate awarding four Pilot Study Grants in Year 2.

Funding Period: August 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018 (Please specify your requested time period (minimum 4 months) in your Research Plan)

Minimum Effort: 25% Academic Months release time from teaching

Maximum Request: $40,000 ($20,000/semester) direct costs
Indrect costs (F&A) are in addition to the allowable direct costs.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

Pilot Study Grant FOA

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Summer Research Grants*

The funding of Summer Research Grants is designed to help faculty at the PUIs in Arkansas to either launch a new research project or make significant progress with ongoing research that would not be possible with teaching commitments during the academic year. A recipient of a Summer Research Grant or Project Leader (PL) commits 100% effort to full-time research during the 10-week summer period, as guaranteed by a letter from his or her institution.  Work may be done in the PL’s or Mentor’s laboratory, or both; and student involvement is strongly recommended.  We anticipate awarding 6 Summer Research Grants.   Each PL is required to identify a research Mentor, from one of the three Lead Institutions, with expertise in the scientific area of the proposed research. If you have any questions or need help identifying a suitable Mentor, please contact Dr. Helen Beneš, Director of the DRPP of the Arkansas INBRE.

Funding Period:  May – August

Minimum Effort:  100% Summer Months (2.3 calendar months) Please note that a change in effort, after the award has been made, may result in forfeiture of the award.

Maximum Request:  $25,500

Applications Due:  January 23, 2017

Summer Research Grant FOA

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Shared Instrumentation Grants*

In Years 1–3, we are offering shared Instrumentation Grants. 

In Year 2 we anticipate awarding up to three grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000.

Applications that propose to purchase scientific equipment that will be used by multiple investigators and institutions will receive highest priority. As in the past, the most meritorious proposals for shared instrumentation will be those that will be used for both research and educational purposes. 

Only one award per institution will be made. 

Mentors are not required for the Shared Instrumentation awards.

Funding Period:  May 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018

Maximum Request:  $20,000

Applications Due:  March 6, 2017

Shared Instrumentation Grant FOA

*All Funding Announcements are contingent upon the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences receiving an award from the National institutes of Health with adequate funding for each program component.

Funding Opportunities Announcements

Research Development Grant FOA

Pilot Study FOA

Summer Research FOA

Shared Instrumentation FOA

 

List of Potential Mentors

Core Facilities

Sample Budget Pages

FAQs

 

Contact information:

For help with identifying a mentor please contact Helen Benes, Jerry Ware or Linda Williams.

Helen Beneš, Ph.D.
Director of DRPP
Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
(501) 686-5782

Jerry Ware, Ph.D.
INBRE Liaison for PUI Faculty
Univ of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
(501) 686-7418

Linda D. Williams, M.S.
Research Liaison
Univ of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
(501) 686-7418

 

For form page questions and budget assistance, please contact Caroline Miller Robinson.

Caroline Miller Robinson
Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
(501) 526-6503


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The Arkansas INBRE is supported by a grant  from the National Institutes of Health

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (P20 GM103429).

Please contact Diane McKinstry regarding questions or comments about this site or our program.
For more information about the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences visit http://www.uams.edu.

 
 
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