Capacity Building

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The IDeA program builds research capacity in states that historically have had low levels of NIH funding by supporting basic, clinical, and translational research, faculty development, and infrastructure improvements
This initiative supports partnerships between American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes or tribally based organizations and research-intensive academic institutions that conduct biomedical research
This program seeks to develop and sustain research excellence of faculty at institutions with limited NIH Research Project Grant funding that educate students from groups underrepresented in biomedical research
This program is designed to improve national STEM literacy through innovative educational programs

The Division for Research Capacity Building (DRCB)

DRCB supports research, faculty development, research training, and research infrastructure improvements in states where levels of NIH research funding have historically been low through Institutional Development Award (IDeA) grants. It also supports research directed by and research capacity building in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN)​ tribal organizations through the Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) program, faculty development at institutions that primarily serves students from underrepresented groups in biomedical research through the Support for Research Excellence (SuRE) program, and science education through the Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPA) program. The division also oversees the STTR Regional Technology Transfer Accelerator Hubs for IDeA States.

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This page last updated on 3/29/2023 2:15 PM