Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase III - Transitional Centers (P30)

Submission Date: June 30, 2014

Award Ceiling: $750,000

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. Created through congressional mandate, 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 2 major initiatives: (1) the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), and (2) the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE).The COBRE initiative seeks to develop unique, innovative, multidisciplinary, and collaborative state-of-the-art biomedical and behavioral research centers focused on a scientific theme that is nascent or only minimally developed at applicant institutions. This is accomplished by nurturing and expanding a critical mass of competitive biomedical research investigators through intensive mentoring of emerging research faculty and aggressive recruitment of seasoned investigators, and by enhancing the research environment and infrastructure through the establishment of critical core resources.

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