LIMITED COMPETITION FOR IDeA NETWORKS OF BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH EXCELLENCE (INBRE) RELEASE DATE: July 22, 2004 NOTICE: NOT-RR-04-010 (See NOT-RR-07-002 for amendment) National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) ( The National Center for Research Resources announces a limited competition for competitive new applications to develop networks of biomedical research excellence in IDeA states. The competition is restricted to only those institutions in the six states that currently hold an active Biomedical Research Infrastructure Networks award that was competed under the Request for Applications (RFA) number RR-01-005. The purpose of this new RFA is to augment and strengthen the state’s biomedical research capacity via support to expand and develop biomedical faculty research capability and enhance research infrastructure through support of a multi-disciplinary, thematic scientific focused network to allow them to more fully compete for research support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The objectives of this RFA are to: 1) establish a multi-disciplinary research network with a broad thematic scientific focus that will build and strengthen the lead and partner institutions biomedical research infrastructure; 2) build and increase the research base and capacity by providing research support to faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students at the undergraduate institutions; 3) provide research opportunities for undergraduate students and serve as a pipeline for undergraduate students to continue in health research careers; 4) provide outreach activities to students at undergraduate institutions, community colleges and tribal colleges in the state; and 5) enhance science and technology knowledge of the state’s workforce. Support is contingent on availability of funds and eligibility is restricted to currently funded BRIN Institutions only ( The eligible IDeA states are Arkansas, Louisiana, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Vermont. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 17, 2004. NCRR staff will contact all eligible applicants directly regarding application procedures, details and format. Inquiries regarding programmatic issues should be directed to: W. Fred Taylor, Ph.D. National Institutes of Health National Center for Research Resources Division of Research Infrastructure 6701 Democracy Boulevard, Room 936 Bethesda, MD 20892-4874 Telephone: (301) 435-0760 FAX: (301) 480-3770 E-mail:

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