What is INBRE?

INBRE – IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence – is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program designed to help traditionally underfunded states build the infrastructure they need to compete successfully for federal NIH funding.

More about INBRE

Nevada INBRE’s first funding cycle ran from 2005 to 2010, and the second cycle ran from 2010 to 2016. During that period Nevada INBRE supported researchers at the state’s primary research institutions: University of Nevada, Reno; University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Nevada Cancer Institute. This support included funds for early career investigators as well as funds to establish and expand a series of statewide research service facilities. In addition, INBRE established and developed a Biomedical Students Pipeline Program that mentored under‐represented students enrolled in Nevada’s undergraduate colleges.

INBRE's Second Funding Cycle

Nevada INBRE’s third funding cycle runs from 2016-2021. The focus of this funding cycle is to build on the infrastructure developed during the first ten years and to build new programs based on new NIH initiatives in clinical translational research as well as building more programs to serve undergraduates and encourage high school students to pursue degrees in the sciences.

The following programs make up the focus of Nevada INBRE’s second funding cycle:

Bringing more biomedical researchers to Nevada

Nevada INBRE develops the research base and capacity of the host and partner institutions through Developmental Research Project funding for early state investigators and by providing research and mentoring support to faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students.

Supporting research service laboratories

INBRE supports research service cores in bioinformatics and proteomics through staffing and service awards that serve researchers and students at the host, partner and outreach institutions.  INBRE's core laboratories.

Enhancing programs to train the next generation of biomedical researchers

INBRE continues to build on its successful and popular Biomedical Students Pipeline Program to prepare students at primarily undergraduate institutions for transition to four-year research institutions and for entry into graduate school. During this funding cycle, INBRE is funding programs at Truckee Meadows Community College, College of Southern Nevada, Nevada State College, Great Basin College, Sierra Nevada College and Western Nevada College. INBRE will continue to fund undergraduate research opportunities by putting students in research labs and giving them critical hands-on research experience. These experiences are often the critical influence that inspires students to pursue research careers. Pipeline Program information.

Collaborating with other Western IDeA States

Nevada INBRE is collaborating with other Western IDeA states (Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii) by funding Undergraduate Student Interstate Research Opportunities, regional scientific and programmatic meetings, and a regional resource exchange. Learn more about these partner institutions.