We invite applications from investigators seeking support for innovative biomedical research. Applications must be received by May 1, 2018. The expected start date for funded applications is June 1, 2018.

The Research Pilot Grants are designed to support innovative basic and/or translational biomedical research. These grants support research in all health-related areas including, but not limited to, cancer, infectious diseases, obesity and bioinformatics. Multidisciplinary collaborative projects are highly encouraged.

Investigators from all two-year and four-year, primarily undergraduate institutions within Mississippi are eligible to apply. Please contact us if you have questions about your eligibility.

The Research Pilot Grant applications are for 2 years, with reports due annually. Project budgets should be $50,000 per year direct cost, totaling $100,000 for the 2-year project period. Applications for the upcoming grant cycle are due May 1, 2018. These applications will now utilize the NIH R15 application format, which can be downloaded by signing in to Grants.gov or ASSIST. You will need to search for and download PA-18-504. If the R15 application is not appropriate for your research, please contact Dr. Mohamed Elasri via email to discuss other options that would be a better fit. Expectations upon funding include submitting proposals for extramural funding. Mississippi INBRE will provide grant proposal writing help. Use of the core facilities through equipment and expertise will also be expected in your application as appropriate. Core directors (see Contact Us) will provide you with any assistance as you develop your application to INBRE and to outside agencies. Funding of application is contingent on Mississippi INBRE renewal by the National Institute of Health.

Applications must be submitted by email to [email protected].  Do NOT upload your application to NIH through ASSIST.


Questions may be directed to:
Janet Donaldson, Ph.D.
Mississippi INBRE, Program Coordinator
[email protected]