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COBRE Small Grants Program

30 March 2017

The purpose of the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Small Grants Program is to provide support via three funding mechanisms to University of Hawaii (UH) faculty engaged in research in tropical medicine, medical microbiology, immunology, and/or emerging infectious diseases. However, research proposals on HIV/AIDS or HIV/AIDS-associated diseases will not be considered responsive. Budgets for proposed projects must indicate costs for specific services provided by one or more of the Center’s cores (http://pceidr.jabsom.hawaii.edu/index.jsp).

1. Pilot Projects Program: Provides funding for short-term basic biomedical, behavioral, clinical and translational science projects, as well as community-engaged research, in tropical medicine, medical microbiology, immunology and emerging infectious diseases. Inter-institutional collaborations and mentoring between UH faculty and investigators from other COBRE, INBRE or IDeA-CTR programs (http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/Multimedia/Map/COBRE/), or research-intensive institutions, or international field sites, are encouraged but not mandatory. For new and early-stage investigator applicants, a Mentoring Plan is required. A timetable for seeking extramural funding is also required.

2. Bridging Funds Program: Provides funding to UH faculty, who have scored or unscored, and unfunded or unpaid, R-, U- or K-series NIH grant applications, or equivalent applications to other federal agencies and private foundations, that involve research in tropical medicine, medical microbiology, immunology and emerging infectious diseases. Faculty can submit an application for each scored or unscored, and unfunded extramural grant application. A timetable for the A1 resubmission is required.

3. Faculty Exchange Program: Provides funding to UH faculty to meet with prospective mentors and/or collaborators from other COBRE, INBRE or IDeA-CTR programs, or research-intensive institutions, or international field sites, to design and plan future pilot projects in tropical medicine, medical microbiology, immunology and emerging infectious diseases. A timetable for seeking extramural funding is required.

Applications must be submitted as a single pdf file using the appropriate template.
APPLICATION DUE DATE: May 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm Hawaii time
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW PERIOD: May to June 2017
EARLIEST ANTICIPATED AWARD DATE: July 1, 2017

For the templates, please contact:
Cori Watanabe, M.B.A.
COBRE Administrative Coordinator
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii at Manoa
651 Ilalo Street, BSB320
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone: (808) 692-1654
e-mail: corit@hawaii.edu