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IDeA-Eligible States [PDF]
IDeA Support Attribution Instructions [PDF]
IDeA Program Allowable Major Equipment for Alteration and Renovation Projects [PDF]
IDeA PI Meeting 2019 Summary [PDF]
The Institutional Development Award (IDeA) is a congressionally mandated program that builds research capacity in states that historically have had 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 enable clinical and translational research that addresses the needs of medically underserved communities.
IDeA-eligible states include: Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Puerto Rico
IDeA-eligible states are shaded on the map below:
The IDeA program has six main components:
The Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program supports thematic, multidisciplinary research centers that strengthen institutional biomedical research capacity.
The IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program supports a statewide biomedical research development network in each IDeA-eligible state that partners research-intensive institutions with primarily undergraduate institutions.
The IDeA Networks for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR) program supports clinical and translational research through the IDeA-states network by developing research infrastructure and human resources, enhancing an investigator’s ability to develop a competitive research program, and increasing collaborative research activities that target health conditions prevalent in the medically underserved and rural communities.
IDeA Clinical Research Resource Center (I-CRRC) aims to increase the capacity in IDeA states to conduct clinical trials and complex observational studies.
IDeA Co-funding supports R01 and R15 applications from investigators in IDeA-eligible states assigned to any NIH institute or Center (IC) that received meritorious score during peer review but fell beyond the pay lines of the IC’s submitted to. NIH ICs select and submit eligible applications to NIGMS for consideration for IDeA Co-funding support.
The IDeA Regional Entrepreneurship Development (I-RED) Program supports small business concerns in IDeA states to develop educational products that promote entrepreneurship in IDeA states' academic institutions. Educational efforts utilizing these products are expected to build biomedical researchers' and students' entrepreneurial skills needed to translate scientific discoveries and innovative technologies into commercial products.
For more information about the IDeA program, contact
Ming Lei, Ph.D.
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