KBRIN Developmental Research Core

Call for Proposals

  • Electron Microscopy Pilot Projects. Deadline:5:00 pm (Eastern time) Friday December 20, 2019 More Information

  • Next Generation Sequencing Pilot Projects. Deadline December 20, 2019. View Details and Deadlines

  • CURE Pilot Projects. The deadline for receipt of Investigator Development Award (IDeA) proposals is Friday, December 20th, 2019 View Details and Deadlines

Current KBRIN-Sponsored Investigators


Funding Opportunities Guidelines for New Investigators

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

Helpful Information:

Investigators preparing R15 applications to NIH should first explore the NIH R15 (AREA) website

Important 2019 Changes to the NIH R15 Program

The NIH R15 activity code was recently rebranded as “NIH Research Enhancement Award” and now includes two programs. READ MORE

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 University of Louisville Investigator Network (InNet) is a community of researchers with a mission to foster and facilitate collaborations among researchers and trainees. InNet is a searchable database operating as a tool for querying expertise and establishing professional connections for team science. JOIN NOW!

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).