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IDeA Program Objectives

What does the IDeA program do?

The NIGMS awards IDeA grants to states that historically rank in the lower half of biomedical research funding from the NIH. In Kansas, IDeA grants help participating institutions with these initiatives:

  • foster multidisciplinary centers with a thematic biomedical research  focus,
  • establish a strong communications infrastructure that connects several state institutions,
  • encourage careers in biomedical research, and
  • promote discoveries that lead to improvements in human health.

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