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OK-INBRE Equipment Grant Call for Proposals 2022 

Application Due Date: March 1, 2022, 5:00pm

Refer programmatic questions to Dawn Hammon at dawn-hammon@ouhsc.edu or 405.271.2133 x46613 or the OK-INBRE Program Director, Dr. Darrin Akins, at darrin-akins@ouhsc.edu.

OVERVIEW

The primary objective of the Oklahoma IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (OK-INBRE) Equipment Grant program is to provide essential biomedical research equipment that will foster research programs so that faculty researchers may gain valuable experience in designing, conducting and reporting biomedical research, thus enhancing their ability to compete for extramural funding beyond the local level.

The proposed equipment must be used in research aligning with one of the biomedical research themes of the OK-INBRE program: Cancer, Developmental Biology or Infectious Diseases.

APPLICATION PACKAGE AND SUBMISSION

Applications should be prepared using the application package using a font size that is 11 points or larger, single spaced, with minimum 0.5-inch margins. The application deadline is 5:00 pm on March 1, 2022. Submit a single .pdf file of the proposal to the OK-INBRE Program Manager at dawn-hammon@ouhsc.edu. A paper submission is not required.

AN APPENDIX CONTAINING OTHER MATERIALS, DATA OR INFORMATION IS NOT ALLOWED.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR ELIGIBILITY

Principal Investigators must hold a full-time faculty appointment at one of the eligible institutions listed below.

OK-INBRE can support non-tenure track or consecutive-term faculty with a justification/letter of support from the Departmental Chair that the institution has provided resources (e.g., startup funding, independent lab space, protected time for research) for the faculty member to successfully carry out the project.

ELIGIBLE INVESTIGATOR INSTITUTIONS

University of Central Oklahoma

East Central University

Northeastern State University

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Southeastern State University

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Cameron University

Langston University

Rogers State University

Oklahoma Panhandle State University

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Community College 

Tulsa Community College 

Redlands Community College 

College of the Muscogee Nation

APPLICATION REVIEW

Each application will be assigned to two expert biomedical research scientists with expertise aligned with applicant research topics to evaluate the scientific merits of the proposal. A panel of biomedical research scientists will also discuss and provide scientific input on each proposal. The application will be ranked according to its scientific merit using the NIH scale of 10 to 90 with 10 being the theoretical perfect score. Upon completion of the peer review process, each applicant will be provided with the faculty peer review committee critiques.

The scientific merit review will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Degree of critical need for the equipment
  2. Degree to which the equipment will contribute to the research environment of other investigators and students at the institution

TERMS OF AWARD

  • For selected projects involving human subjects or vertebrate animals, all Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approvals must be secured before the equipment can be purchased.
  • Radiation Safety Committee and Institutional Biosafety Committee protocols must also be approved by relevant review committees prior to funding of awards.
  • The Investigator will be required to submit a written project progress report, which will be submitted to NIH. Instructions will be provided by OK-INBRE typically in January of the award year. The report shall include a summary of use of the equipment including significant discoveries, outcomes, and progress in layman’s terms; funding that has been secured with the help of OK-INBRE dollars; manuscripts published, submitted, or in preparation; presentations at professional meetings; and any technology development and patents derived from the project.