A major goal of OK-INBRE is curriculum redesign and course development intended to improve the preparation of future biomedical researchers.  Funds for salary ($2,500) will be provided to assist faculty members at the OK-INBRE network Community Colleges to develop new courses or improve existing ones to augment the science curriculum, and to stimulate and strengthen the role of research into curricula traditionally limited to classroom instruction. Applications will be accepted throughout the year for either the fall, spring or summer terms.   

The $2,500 budget maximum can consist of salary only with the institution committing to provide fringe benefits and taxes, or the $2,500 can consist of both salary and fringe.  

To apply, please submit to Dawn Hammon, OK-INBRE Grant Manager at

  • cover page containing contact information, semester for which the funds are requested, semester for planned implementation, and working course title
  • a signature line or support letter from the Department Chair
  • NIH biosketch
  • description of the proposed curriculum development of a new or redesigned course. Include a brief description of plans for implementing the new/redesigned course or curriculum and steps that have been or will be taken at your Institution.  
  • a plan on how this course will enhance the preparation of future biomedical researchers.  
  • The proposed curriculum and career development plan should not exceed two pages. Proposals can be single spaced with one inch margins.

Terms of Award

Within 30 days of completing the award, the funded applicant must provide a progress report containing the syllabus and outline of the final course developed.  It should also include when the new or revised course will go (or went) to the Institutional committee for approval and the committee’s decision on implementation of the newly designed or redesigned course.  This report should be submitted to Dawn Hammon at

For questions or additional information, please contact Dawn Hammon

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