OK-INBRE Equipment Grant 


DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2023 AT 5:00 P.M.


The primary objective of the Oklahoma IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (OK-INBRE) Equipment Grant program is to provide essential biomedical research equipment 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).


The application deadline is 5:00 pm on March 1, 2023 . Please reference the Application Instructions and Forms for details on application components.


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.  The letter must indicate 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 OK-INBRE project, and that the institution is committed to support the faculty member in their position for the foreseeable future so that the faculty member may continue to develop their research program and apply for external grant funding.


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


The earliest potential start date for the project is May 1, 2023. The project end date is April 30, 2024.

The maximum allowable direct cost for Equipment Grants is $25,000 for the project period.


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.

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


The Investigator will be required to submit a written project progress report in early spring, near the end of the project period, 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 the use of the equipment including significant discoveries, outcomes, and progress in layman’s terms; grant applications and awards; manuscripts published, submitted, or in preparation; presentations at professional meetings; and any technology development and patents derived from the project.  SUBMISSION OF THE PROGRESS REPORT IS REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ANY FUTURE OK-INBRE FUNDING .

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.

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