The Research Resources Core (RRC) Grants program provides small grant awards to researchers from institutions engaged in biomedical research and research training within Maine. Faculty from Maine IDeA institutions (those with INBRE or COBRE programs); independent, non-profit research institutions; or public and private undergraduate institutions are eligible to apply for funding. Note: Scientists who are directly funded by a COBRE grant may not receive funding under this program. These awards, which provide up to $5,000, can be used to support biomedical research using any Core facility in a northeast IDeA state (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Delaware).
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
The Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (Maine INBRE) invites applications for funding to support the use of research core services at the the University of Maine, Maine Medical Center Research Institute, MDI Biological Laboratory, The Jackson Laboratory, and The University of New England, as well as core services from other IDeA institutions in the region.
Other regional IDeA institution Core services are eligible for this funding. Regional Core Facilities Database (Vermont INBRE) lists core facilities and equipment available in Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Delaware. If there are services you need for your research which are not available in Maine, it is a good resource for finding these options nearby.
The purpose of this initiative is to provide faculty members at Maine institutions an opportunity to advance their biomedical research projects and participate in the NIH-supported IDeA program.
Eligibility: Researchers from Maine IDeA institutions (those with INBRE or COBRE programs); independent, non-profit research institutions; or public and private undergraduate institutions that are engaged in biomedical research and research training within Maine are eligible to apply for funding. Note: Scientists who are directly funded by a COBRE grant may not receive funding under this program.
Applicants are required to formally submit these documents:
- NIH-style biosketch, including other support (see instructions and form page).
- Application Form, which includes:
- Intended core to be used
- Detailed budget
- Project proposal for core usage, pre-approved by director of the core to be used
- Plans for publication(s) or intended grant submission(s)
- Time frame in which the project will be completed.
By receiving the award you agree to acknowledge INBRE support on all publications and presentations resulting from this funding and abide by NIH Public Access Policy.
NIH Guidelines: All publications or presentations that result from Maine INBRE-supported research are required to acknowledge the NIH, NIGMS, and the IDeA program. In addition, publications and presentations made possible by INBRE, even though the research may be funded by other mechanisms, must acknowledge NIH, NIGMS, and IDeA. Those who use INBRE funded research cores and resources (e.g., equipment and/or facilities), or whose research team includes INBRE funded personnel, are also expected to acknowledge the grant support.
Please acknowledge this support using this language:
Research reported in this publication (or presentation) was supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P20GM103423.
Funding will be awarded on a rolling basis and is based on the scientific merit and relevance of the proposal to biomedical research, the need for the core service, and the availability of funding. Applications will be pre-approved by the core director of the core intended to be used and final approval will be given by the Maine INBRE Research Resources Core.
Applicants will be notified within 5–10 business days after submission of the pre-approved proposal.
Note: Funding awarded through this program must be expended during the fiscal year in which is it awarded (May 1-April 30). Funds not expended by that date will be forfeited to the INBRE Research Training & Resources Core. Carryover is not permitted.
Questions? Please contact the RTRC core director Dustin Updike, Ph.D.