IDeA Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities


COBRE Phase III: Novel Approaches for the Control of Microbial Pathogens

Overview: Applications are requested for up to $55,000 for pilot projects to be funded by the COBRE grant entitled Novel Approaches for the Control of Microbial Pathogens. We plan to fund at least one 1-year pilot project application. 

Important Dates:

  • Letter of Intent Submission Deadline: December 30,2015
  • Application Submission Deadline: January 29, 2016
  • Funding Dates: August 1, 2016- July 31, 2017

Eligibility: Research must fall within the area of the central theme of the COBRE program. The research theme is centered on mechanisms inhibiting replication of pathogenic microbes, with the long-term goal of controlling infectious disease important in human health. 


Molecular Regulation of Cell Development and Differentiation COBRE Pilot Grant

Overview: Applications are requested for up to $50,000/year for pilot projects to be funded by the COBRE grant entitled "Molecular Regulation of Cell Development and Differentiation." We plan to fund up to four, 2-year pilot project applications. The second year of funding is contingent upon review of progress at next year's annual External Advisory Committee Meeting (April, 2016), submission of all required reporting information, and submission of at least one R01 or R21 application (or similar proposal to a national funding agency) during the first year of funding. A Pilot Grant is a new project in Developmental Biology, not currently supported by ongoing grants, from a junior or senior investigator who will use the data to compete for NIH funds or those from another national agency.

Important dates:

  • Letter of intent: March 27, 2015.
  • Submission deadline: 5:00 PM, Friday, April 17, 2015 - no exceptions.
  • Anticipated award dates: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017, pending the availability of funds.

Eligibility: Tenure and non-tenure track faculty investigators at KU Medical Center, working on a new project in Developmental Biology, broadly defined, are eligible to compete for these funds. The proposal must also use at least one of the 3 COBRE-supported scientific cores: (KUMC Transgenic Core, KUMC Genomics core [molecular profiling, next gen sequencing] and/or KUMC Electron Microscopy Research Lab/Confocal Imaging Facility). Core usage needs to be explicitly stated in the proposal.

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