The South Carolina IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (SC INBRE), SC INBRE IV solicits applications for the Developmental Research Project (DRP) Program designed to foster faculty research programs at SC INBRE network institutions. DRP proposals must focus on Biomedical Science and fit within the broad scientific focus areas of SC INBRE: Biochemistry/Cell and Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Bio/Biomedical Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, and Neuroscience. In addition, proposed DRP projects must provide opportunities for students (undergraduate or graduate) to gain research experience.
Up to EIGHT new Awards will be made: SIX to faculty at Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) and TWO to faculty at Comprehensive Research University (CRU) – ONE at Clemson University, ONE at the University of South Carolina. DRP Awards support independent research and career development for selected faculty. It is expected that DRP awardees will utilize SC INBRE support to establish their independent research programs and, in the process, provide research training to students and/or postdoctoral fellows in the Biomedical Sciences.
Release Date: January 25, 2022
Deadline for Letter of Intent: March 4, 2022, 5 pm ET
Deadline for submission: April 4, 2022, 5 pm ET
Period of performance: Sept 1, 2022 through Aug 31, 2023
Award amounts and number of anticipated awards
Up to 6 awards of $50,000 each will be awarded to faculty at PUIs and up to 2 awards of $50,000 each will be made to faculty at CRUs (1 at Clemson University and 1 at the University of South Carolina). CRU awards will be supplemented per institutional agreement with SC INBRE.
LOI and Application Submission Instructions and Contact Information
Utilization of Core Facilities
If core facility support is required, projects should propose to work with one of the following INBRE-supported facilities:
Computational, Data Storage and Analysis Facility at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Homayoun Valafar, Director (Email, 803-777-2404).
NMR facility at Claflin University, Dr. Arezue Boroujerdi, Director (Email, 803-535-5536)
Microarray Facility at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Michael Shtutman, (Email, 803-777-8988)
Proteogenomics Core Facility at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Jeremy Barth, Director (Email, 843-792-9984)
Instrumentation Resource Facility at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Bob Price, Director (Email, 803-733-3392)
DRP Proposals are solicited from faculty at all institutions of higher education that participate in the SC INBRE network, including CRUs, Network PUIs and Outreach/Alumni PUIs. Eligible applicants include:
Applications will be reviewed by the SC INBRE Administrative Core personnel to determine responsiveness to the FOA, eligibility of the applicant, completeness of the application, and information regarding human subjects and vertebrate animals. Applications deemed incomplete, ineligible, or not responsive will be returned to the applicants.
Awards and Reporting Requirements
All applicants will receive a notice of award/declination and copies of the reviewers’ comments via email. Award recipients are required to provide the SC INBRE Administrative Core with project data for evaluation and reporting purposes, as follows:
DRP award recipients are expected to present their results at the annual SC INBRE Scientific Symposium.
Proposal Preparation Instructions
The application forms package can be downloaded from the SC INBRE website in a fillable, pdf format. All forms must be completed according to the NIH guidelines for “R” series awards. Each package includes the following:
Checklist: This is the page where the indirect costs associated with the project are calculated and shown.