NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison301-496-7301
AnnouncementDecember 21, 2018
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) funded 36
Institutional Development Award (IDeA) grants in fiscal year 2018. The IDeA program builds research capacity in states that historically have had low levels of NIH funding by supporting biomedical research, researcher career development, and infrastructure improvements. The program also enhances the ability of investigators to compete successfully for additional research funding and serves the research needs of medically underserved communities.
These grants are expected to total approximately $422.5 million over the next 5 years. The grants were issued to 28 institutions in 19 states and territories across the nation.
The IDeA program has three main components:
Below is information about new COBRE and CTR awards made in fiscal year 2018. For more details about an award, search
NIH RePORTER by the project number.
In addition, the IDeA program co-funds, together with other NIH institutes and centers, investigator-initiated research project grants and instrumentation grants at institutions in IDeA-eligible states. In FY2018, the IDeA program provided 17 NIH institutes and centers with approximately $9.7 million in co-funding to support 37 new or competing renewal research (R01 and R15) grants in 18 IDeA-eligible states. IDeA also provided approximately $3 million to the NIH Office of the Director to co-fund 4 S10—Shared Instrumentation Grants and High-End Instrumentation Grants in four IDeA-eligible states.
This fiscal year, NIGMS also funded four
STTR Regional Technology Transfer Accelerator Hubs for IDeA States to support commercialization of innovative technologies and methodologies through the use of accelerator hubs that provide infrastructure and build an entrepreneurial culture at the IDeA institutions in their region. The NIGMS press release,
NIH Grants Will Spur Innovation in Under-Resourced States, describes these awards.
To arrange an interview with an IDeA spokesperson, contact the NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison at 301-496-7301 or
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