Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence

Funding Opportunities & Awards*

Bridging Grants

Bridging grant proposals are reviewed by external reviewers, with the major criteria being the importance and strength of the science and the likelihood of developing successfully into an NIH-funded project. Aspects to be considered are the priority score and adequacy of the responses to the reviewers.

Core Facility Support

Core Facility grant proposals will be evaluated in terms of importance to the institutional and state Cell and Developmental Biology research initiatives.

Faculty Scholar Awards

Scholar awards benefits faculty members who demonstrate excellence in research, teaching and service to the state’s universities.

Developmental Research Project Awards (formerly Major Starter Grants)

After a competitive review, the K-INBRE Awards and Incentives Committee awards Developmental Research Project Awards to new faculty with outstanding research proposals in the scientific focus of the K-INBRE: cell and developmental biology. A grant submission is expected by the end of the 2 year award. 

Partnerships for Translational Research Training Awards

Partnerships awards are one-year awards offered for the purpose of facilitating the initiation of clinical/basic science research projects directed toward a translational goal. The awards are meant to support investigator and/or technical assistant salaries together with other research project requirements with the goal of exchanging information, data, and technical expertise in a close partnership arrangement.  

Pilot Grants

Pilot grant proposals are reviewed by external reviewers, with the major criteria being the importance and strength of the science and the likelihood of developing successfully into an NIH-funded project.

Recruitment Packages

Recruitment package grant criteria will include (1) institutional needs, (2) strength of the applicant, and (3) the probability that hiring this individual will increase the competitiveness of the institution for NIH funds.

*All funding opportunities are contingent on future awards from the NIH.