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The Institutional Development Award (IDeA) is a congressionally mandated
program that builds research capacity in states that historically have had
low levels of NIH funding. It supports competitive basic, clinical, and
translational research, faculty development, and infrastructure
improvements. The program aims to strengthen an institution’s ability to
support biomedical research, enhance the competitiveness of investigators
in securing research funding, and enable clinical and translational
research that addresses the needs of medically underserved communities.
IDeA-eligible states include: Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho,
Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska,
Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island,
South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Puerto
IDeA-eligible states are shaded on the map below:
The IDeA program has six main components:
The Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program supports
the establishment and development of innovative biomedical research centers through awards for three sequential five-year phases.
The IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program
supports a statewide biomedical research development network in each
IDeA-eligible state that partners research-intensive institutions with
primarily undergraduate institutions.
The IDeA Clinical and Translational Research Programs support clinical and
translational research through programs that develop research
infrastructure and human resources, enhance the ability of investigators
and institutions to develop competitive clinical research programs, and
strengthen collaborative research that addresses health conditions
prevalent in IDeA states.
IDeA Co-funding supports R01 and R15 applications from investigators in
IDeA-eligible states assigned to any NIH institute or Center (IC) that
received meritorious score during peer review but fell beyond the pay
lines of the IC’s submitted to. NIH ICs select and submit eligible
applications to NIGMS for consideration for IDeA Co-funding support.
The IDeA Regional Entrepreneurship Development (I-RED) Program supports
small business concerns in IDeA states to develop educational products
that promote entrepreneurship in IDeA states' academic institutions.
Educational efforts utilizing these products are expected to build
biomedical researchers' and students' entrepreneurial skills
needed to translate scientific discoveries and innovative technologies
into commercial products.
For more information about the IDeA program, contact
Ming Lei, Ph.D.
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