Deadline for summer 2020 is April 1, 2020

$10,000 direct costs + F&A
One or more awards annually

Faculty at regional Oklahoma universities can apply for Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) with a maximum budget of $10,000 in direct costs plus F&A to  support a summer project in a lab at one of Oklahoma's research-intensive institutions: the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the University of Oklahoma Norman campus, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, or the University of Tulsa.  

The goal of the ROA program is to provide opportunities for learning new techniques or new experiential activity to expand on the faculty's current knowledge or capabilities.  The funds may be used for both summer salary support and lab supplies for the lab sponsor.  


1) 1-2 page description of the project, including a brief statement on how the learned skill/technique will improve the ability to teach laboratories or classes to students in the future, a description of how the ROA would lead to a new grant application by the applicant, how integrating the knowledge learned would be imparted into the student curriculum, a description of the science to be done as a collaborative team.

2) support letter from the lab sponsor

3) biographical sketches for both the regional university faculty member and the lab sponsor

4) budget and justification for the project on the NIH form page

These materials should be submitted electronically to the INBRE Program Manager Dawn Hammon at