DRCB Weekly Updates
Canceled - NIH SciEd 2020/SEPA Annual Conference
Canceled - NISBRE 2020 Conference
IDeA Interactive Portfolio Dashboard
NARCH Interactive Portfolio Dashboard
SCORE Interactive Portfolio Dashboard
SEPA Interactive Portfolio Dashboard
RADx-UP Funding Opportunities [PDF]
IDeA-Supported Research Cores
IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network (ISPCTN)
American Indian and Alaska Native Research in the Health Sciences: Critical Considerations for the Review of Research Applications [PDF]
NSF Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
Staff Contact Information
NIGMS Funding Policies
NIGMS Twitter Feed
The Division for Research Capacity Building (DRCB) supports research, faculty development, research training, and research infrastructure improvements in states where levels of NIH research funding have historically been low through administering the Institutional Development Award (IDeA). It also supports research directed by and research capacity building in Native American and Alaska Native tribal organizations through the Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) program, faculty development at institutions that primarily serves students from underrepresented groups in biomedical research through the Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) program, and science education through the Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPA) program. The division also oversees the IDeA Regional Entrepreneurship Development (I-RED) Program for IDeA States.
IDeA is a congressionally mandated program that builds research capacity in states with 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 catalyze clinical and translational research that serves the needs of medically underserved communities.
NARCH supports research, research training, and faculty and infrastructure development, often through partnerships between American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes or tribally based organizations and research-intensive academic institutions to meet the needs of AI/AN communities.
SuRE seeks to strengthen research capacity and provide research support to the faculty at institutions that receive limited NIH research support and serve students from groups underrepresented in biomedical research.
SEPA is designed to improve national STEM literacy through innovative educational programs. SEPA-supported projects develop partnerships between biomedical and clinical researchers and pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12) teachers and schools, museums and science centers, media experts, and other educational organizations.
For more information about the NIGMS Division for Research Capacity Building, contact:
Ming Lei, Ph.D. Director, Division for Research Capacity Building National Institute of General Medical Sciences National Institutes of Health 45 Center Drive MSC 6200 Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
For DRCB staff contact information and their biographical sketches, please see the
Division Staff Contacts page.
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