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***The funding announcements for Developmental Research Projects and Pilot Grants are postponed until further notice pending resubmission of the NV INBRE grant.***

The Developmental Research Program (DRP) and Pilot Grant (PG) Program will identify and help eliminate NV Health Disparities through research leading to publications and extramural funding. DRPs are primarily career development awards intended to lead to an independent researcher directing a sustained research enterprise. In order to achieve this, the DRP program requires a commitment of 6 person months effort to research and career development. PGs are smaller research awards available to fund a range of activities including preliminary studies for a grant proposal, the development of bioinformatics resources, authentic research experiences for undergraduate students, or research-based curriculum reform.

Developmental Research Projects

The DRP Program is a mentored career development program intended to advance the careers of Nevada researchers addressing NV Health Disparities. The program provides research funding and a mentored pathway of milestones leading to publication submission of an NIH R-type grant proposal or equivalent proposal (NSF, American Heart Association, etc.).  The project duration is 2 years, with the second year of funding contingent on the completion of all year 1 milestones.  Direct costs up to $100,000 per year may be requested.  For detailed information and application information, please see the DRP Funding Announcement.

Pilot Grants

The Pilot Grant (PG) Program is a funding mechanism to engage faculty members and staff at NV INBRE Partner Institutions in research that will address NV Health Disparities, increase the culture of research at these institutions, and provide research opportunities for undergraduate students.  The duration of the project is up to 1 year and direct costs from $5,000-50,000 may be requested.  For detailed information and application information, please see the PG Funding Announcement.

Applicants from these NV INBRE Partner Institutions are eligible to apply:

The University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, Las Vegas,and rural NV

Whittemore-Peterson Institute

The University of Nevada, Reno

Renown Medical Center

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Great Basin College

VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, Reno and VA SouthernNevada Healthcare System, Las Vegas

College of Southern Nevada

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas

Roseman University School of Health Sciences, Las Vegas

Nevada State College

Sierra Nevada College

Western Nevada College

Truckee Meadows Community College

Contact Jessica Bettencourt at or (775)784-6544 for if you have questions.

Currently-Funded Projects

Previously-Funded Projects

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