OK-INBRE Mini Grants 

Awards have been granted for 2019.  Next awards will be granted in May, 2020 with an application deadline in February, 2020.  For details on how to apply, see the Funding Opportunity Announcement


The NIH Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program broadens the geographic distribution of NIH funding for competitive biomedical and behavioral research by enhancing the research capabilities of institutions in eligible states.The IDeA Program aims to achieve this goal through 3 major initiatives: (1) the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), (2) the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), and (3) the IDeA Clinical and Translational Research Program (IDeA-CTR).

 The Oklahoma IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (OK-INBRE) is requesting applications for Mini Grants.A primary goal of the Mini Grant program is to foster and develop faculty research programs so 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 project must align with one of the biomedical research themes of the OK-INBRE program: Cancer, Developmental Biology or Infectious Diseases.


 Application Due Date:  February X, 2020, 5:00pm

Peer Review Date: March/April, 2020

Earliest Anticipated Start Date: May 1, 2020


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


OK-INBRE expects to fund at least four Mini Grants.  Funding is anticipated to be $25,000 in direct costs per award plus applicable F&A.Awards are expected to run one year in duration (May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021).


Faculty may submit more than one application, provided each application is scientifically distinct.While faculty may apply for OK-INBRE Collaborative grants, Mini-Grants, and Research Project Investigator Awards simultaneously, they may only receive one award.