Montana INBRE is currently accepting applications for 2018/2019 faculty funding through January 7, 2018. Please see details below for more information

Montana INBRE Request for Proposals - 2018-2019

Issue Date: October 31, 2017
Letter of Intent: December 1, 2017
Application Deadline: January 7, 2018
Grant Year: May 1st, 2018 - April 30th, 2019

Overview

Montana INBRE is soliciting proposals through January 7th, 2018, for Pilot Projects and Major Research Projects in the areas of environmental health, public health, infectious diseases, rural and/or Native American health disparities, and food security/sovereignty. A Letter of Intent is due by December 1st, 2017. Opportunities for continuation and re-submission projects also are available. We encourage faculty in the biomedical, social/behavioral, economic, agriculture and engineering sciences to apply. Successful applicants will receive funding for one grant year with the possibility for competitive renewal in the subsequent year, pending the success of Montana INBRE’s renewal application to NIH (submitted March 2018 for the period 2019 – 2024).

Research Priority Areas

Within these general areas, proposals must address at least one of Montana INBRE III’s research priority areas:

  • Social and behavioral aspects of rural and/or Native American health disparities
  • Infectious disease, environmental health, or access to healthy food
  • Interdisciplinary research focused on these research areas

Eligibility & Research Design

Faculty in the biomedical, social/behavioral, economic, agriculture and engineering sciences are encouraged to apply.

  • Projects can be developed within a single discipline (e.g., social sciences), but collaborative projects between biomedical and social and behavioral health investigators also can be developed and are encouraged
  • The involvement of students in research is important and strongly encouraged
  • Projects should have a high likelihood of leading to independent funding. Funding will be awarded for one grant year with the possibility for competitive renewal in the subsequent year, pending the success of Montana INBRE’s renewal application to NIH (submitted March 2018 for the period 2019 – 2024)
  • Most successful applicants will not have independently funded programs, but established investigators wanting to develop a change of direction initiating research in Montana INBRE III research priority areas will be considered
  • Interdisciplinary research proposals directed by multiple Project Leaders can consist of established investigators, but applications having at least one non-established investigator will be given special consideration
  • All previously funded Montana INBRE III investigators whose projects have been funded for two or more years must submit, in addition to the RFP, a Specific Aims page for an extramural grant proposal
  • Investigators whose projects currently are pilot planning grants must submit a pilot research proposal with a Specific Aims page to Montana INBRE for the coming year

Deadlines and Application Details

An optional Letter of Intent is due by Dec. 1, 2017
Applications are due no later than 11:59 PM on Jan. 7, 2018, and will be accepted in four categories

  • Pilot Research Projects
  • Major Research Projects
  • Continuation Projects
  • Re-submission Projects

Although a Letter of Intent is not required, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information that it contains allows Montana INBRE staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review. Please email a PDF copy of your letter to Dr. Ann Bertagnolli by Dec. 1, 2017 and be sure to include:

      •  A descriptive title of the proposed research
      • Name, address and telephone number of the Project Leader
      • Name(s) of other key personnel
      • Participating institutions in the research

Before applying, we highly recommend that potential applicants discuss with either Dr. Ann Bertagnolli or Dr. Brian Bothner the project type for which they should apply

Additionally, investigators are strongly encouraged to work with Montana INBRE’s Community Engagement Core (Dr. Ann Bertagnolli) and Bioinformatics/Biostatistics Core (Dr. Lillian Lin) in the preparation of their proposals.

 

Supplemental Application Documents

  • Please see the Complete Application Details for a list of all supplemental documents and links
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