KBRIN Developmental Research Core

KBRIN-Sponsored Investigators

The Development Research Core provides an array of support programs to develop competitive biomedical research faculty in Kentucky’s Colleges and Universities eligible for NIH R15 funding (see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/area.htm ).  The primary assumption underlying this program is that each Kentucky institution needs a critical mass of independent biomedical researchers as faculty (who publish on a regular basis and are competitive for NIH grant programs) in order to provide the highest quality biomedical research training  to undergraduate students.

To continue to increase biomedical research capacity in Kentucky, the KBRIN offers competitive support programs to recruit new researchers to Kentucky institutions (Start-Up Awards, Distinguished New Investigator Awards), assist existing faculty develop competitive research programs (Investigator Development Awards), to train the next generation of research faculty (Post-Doctoral Awards), and assist successful researchers maintain their independent NIH funding (Bridge Awards).

Funding Opportunities Guidelines for New Investigators

Eligibility requirements, guidelines, and application procedures for each of these programs are described at the links below: