INBRE FACULTY-STUDENT SUMMER RESEARCH GRANTS

Furman University is one of six PUIs in the State of South Carolina who have recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health within the IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program. The primary goal of this program is to encourage biomedical research excellence within SC, with the eventual goal of increasing the competitiveness of the state’s institutions in federal funding.

Furman will receive approximately $260,000/year through June 2015 in support of this effort, and matching funds are being used to enhance support of individual faculty research projects of biomedical relevance. Dr. John Wheeler serves as Furman’s Project Director for the INBRE award. Between the original INBRE award from 2005-2011, eight different faculty members from the Departments of Psychology (3), HSC (2), Biology (1) and Chemistry (2) were supported by INBRE matching grants at Furman, leading to submissions of grant applications to NIH, NSF, several private foundations and multiple student co-authored presentations and publications.  During INBRE 2, 

Faculty Member

Subject

Year

Dr. Cinnamon Stetler​​

Psychology 

Summer 2011

Dr. Jason Rawlings​​

Biology

Summer 2011

Dr. Brian Goess

Chemistry

Summer 2012

Dr. Timothy Hanks (partial)

Chemistry

Summer 2012

Dr. Jason Rawlings (partial)

Biology

Summer 2012

Dr. Natalie The

HSC

Summer 2013

Dr. Alison Roark (partial)

Biology

Summer 2013

Dr. Jason Rawlings (partial)

Biology

Summer 2013

Dr. Meghan Slining

HSC

Summer 2014

Dr. Paul Wagenknecht

Chemistry

Summer 2014

As a part of the INBRE 2 award, Furman continues to support up to two INBRE fellowships for each year for the summers of 2011-2015.  Financial support includes a $10,000 faculty summer research stipend, one $4,000 student research stipend and a supplies budget of up to $3,500. Any faculty member is eligible to apply, provided their research efforts are in the general domain of biomedical science and amenable to potential NIH or NSF funding. In addition to the scientific evaluation of the proposed work, evidence of planning for proposal submission to NIH or similar extramural agency, recent research productivity, and the applicant’s history of extramural support will be primary factors considered by the Oversight Committee. The funding vested in these projects is substantial; significant outcomes are thus expected in terms of professional presentations, the submission of manuscripts for publication and the preparation of a competitive major extramural grant application.

For 2015 application materials and instructions, please contact John Wheeler in OIRS at john.wheeler@furman.edu.  Applications will be due in early February 2015, with award announcements anticipated by March 1.​

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