News Archives: September, 2015

300 scientists, students, and federal officials gather in Bar Harbor

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More than 300 scientists, students, and research administrators from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Delaware will gather in Bar Harbor, Maine September 24–26. The meeting will highlight the success of the Institutional Development Award (IDeA), a federal research program to enhance the research capacity of states that have had historically low levels of research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Since 2001, the IDeA program has brought more than $200 million in funding to Maine and created more than 200 new jobs at the MDI Biological Laboratory, Maine Medical Center Research Institute, University of New England, and 12 undergraduate institutions throughout the state.

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FOA: NIH IDeA

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The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) invites renewal applications from eligible Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). The objective of the COBRE initiative is to strengthen an institution's biomedical research infrastructure through the establishment of a thematic, multi-disciplinary center and to enhance the ability of investigators to compete independently for National Institutes of Health (NIH) individual research grants or other external peer-reviewed support. COBRE awards are supported through the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program, which aims to foster health-related research by increasing the competitiveness of investigators at institutions located in IDeA states.

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