KY INBRE Developmental Research Core

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  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 KY INBRE offers competitive support programs to recruit new researchers to Kentucky institutions (Start-Up Awards, Distinguished New Investigator Awards), assist existing faculty to develop competitive research programs (Investigator Development Awards), to train the next generation of research faculty (Post-Doctoral Awards), and assist successful researchers to 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:

Current KY INBRE-Sponsored Investigators

Helpful Information:

Investigators preparing R15 applications to NIH should first explore our grant resources page

Connect & Collaborate

 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.