NIGMS Funds 26 Institutional Development Awards in Fiscal Year 2016

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The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) funded 26 Institutional Development Award (IDeA) grants in fiscal year 2016. The grants, which are expected to total approximately $301.3 million over the next five years, were issued to 24 institutions in 17 states across the nation.

Established in 1993, the IDeA program builds research capacities in states that historically have had low levels of NIH funding by supporting basic, clinical and translational research; faculty development; and infrastructure improvements. The program also enhances the ability of investigators to compete successfully for additional research funding and serves unique populations, such as rural and medically underserved communities.

The IDeA program includes:

Below is information about the fiscal year 2016 IDeA grants. For more details about an award, search NIH RePORTER by the project number.


Arkansas Children’s Hospital -- Judith L. Weber, P20GM109096

Brown University (Rhode Island) -- David Rand, P20GM109035

Clemson University (South Carolina) -- Lesly A. Temesvari, P20GM109094

Dartmouth College (New Hampshire) -- Dean Madden, P20GM113132

Idaho Veteran’s Research/Education Foundation -- Dennis L. Stevens, P20GM109007

North Dakota State University -- Sanku Mallik, P20GM109024

Oklahoma State University-Stillwater -- Jennifer Hays-Grudo, P20GM109097

Tulane University (Louisiana) -- Jiang He, P20GM109036

University of Delaware -- David G. Edwards, P20GM113125

University of Kansas, Lawrence -- Thomas Prisinzano, P20GM113117

University of Louisville (Kentucky) -- Craig J. McClain, P20GM113226

University of Nebraska-Lincoln -- James Takacs, P20GM113126

University of North Dakota -- Brij Singh, P20GM113123


Medical University of South Carolina -- Kenneth Tew, P20GM103542

Sanford Research Center (South Dakota) -- Keith W. Miskimins, P20GM103548

University of Montana -- Stephen R. Sprang, P20GM103546


Louisiana State University Pennington Biomedical Research Center -- Thomas G. Gettys, P30GM118430

North Dakota State University -- Mark E. McCourt, P30GM114748

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation -- Paul R. McEver, P30GM114731

University of Kansas Medical Center -- Hartmut W. Jaeschke, P30GM118247

University of Vermont -- Ralph C. Budd, P30GM118228


University of Nevada, Reno -- Jonathan Baker, P20GM103440


Brown University (Rhode Island) -- James F. Padbury, U54GM115677

Montana State University-Bozeman -- Allen G. Harmsen, U54GM115371

University of Mississippi Medical Center -- James G. Wilson, U54GM115428

University of Nebraska Medical Center-- Matthew Rizzo, U54GM115458

IDeA Co-Funding

The IDeA program provided 16 NIH institutes and centers with $10.8 million in co-funding to support 35 new or competing renewal research (R01 and R15) grants in 18 IDeA-eligible states.


To arrange an interview with an IDeA spokesperson, contact the NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison at 301-496-7301 or through our contact form​.