Technology Access Grants | Montana INBRE 2022-2023 FOA

Deadline: January 15th, 2022 05:30 PM EST
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Issue Date: October 1, 2021
Priority Review Deadline: November 1, 2021
Rolling Deadline through: January 15, 2022 (or until available funds have been exhausted)
Notification: Rolling based on submission date beginning on/about November 15, 2021

Overview

The Montana INBRE Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core is excited to announce a Technology Access program open to biomedical investigators for projects that utilize core facilities in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming. An array of biomedical research projects will be supported, including metabolomics, biomarker analysis, transcriptomics, genomics, social science surveys, and/or bioinformatic and biostatistics support. Successful applications will receive funding to cover core facility costs for data collection and analysis, consulting, or student training. Typical funding levels are $1,000 - 3,000 but can be more (or less) depending on the project needs and justification. 

Eligibility

  • Biomedical researchers with an appointment in a RAIN state (Idaho, Montana Nevada, New Mexico, or Wyoming)
  • Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students of eligible PI's are also eligible to apply but must include a brief letter of support from the PI/mentor
  • Projects must reflect overall biomedical research goals of the INBRE program
  • Proposals originating from a Montana-based investigator may propose to access an INBRE Core Facility across the RAIN network
  • Proposals submitted by researchers based in Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, or Wyoming must propose to use a Montana INBRE Core Facility

Notes and Deadlines

  • Biomedical researchers with an appointment in a RAIN state (Idaho, Montana Nevada, New Mexico, or Wyoming)
  • Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students of eligible PI's are also eligible to apply but must include a brief letter of support from the PI/mentor
  • Projects must reflect overall biomedical research goals of the INBRE program

  • Proposals originating from a Montana-based investigator may propose to access an INBRE Core Facility across the RAIN network

  • Proposals submitted by researchers based in Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, or Wyoming must propose to a Montana INBRE Core Facility

Proposal Checklist

  • A Brief Proposal Description detailing the underlying research, the Core Facility and services requested, and statements of relevance to any past or current INBRE project funding; successful descriptions will be brief yet include specific details such as sample numbers needed for analysis; those requesting more than $3,000 should supply justification here (1000 words max)
  • A Project Timeline, by month, detailing when key milestones (i.e. sample collection) will be completed, when Core Facility services will be performed, and when requested funding will be expended
  • A Price Quote from your proposed Core Facility to access its services (PDF)
  • A Statement of Anticipated Grant Submissions arising from the access award
  • A Statement of Anticipated Manuscript Submissions arising from the access award
  • A Brief Statement of Compliance Status: If your proposed research involves human subjects, clinical trials, vertebrate animals, or biosafety protocols, describe the status of compliance approvals (if relevant)
  • Documentation for Human Subjects, Clinical Trial, IRB, Vertebrate Animals, and/or Biosafety (PDF documents, if relevant)

Reporting Requirements

A one-page summary of major findings will be required at the end of the project. As a follow up, investigators will be asked to report annually to the INBRE program for five years after an award on subsequent manuscripts, grant applications, conference presentations, and other outputs that were impacted or stimulated by the technology access award funding. Program awardees are required to acknowledge the INBRE grant award numbers for their respective states in all grant proposals, presentations, and publications that benefited from the technology access funding. The National Institutes of Health requires that peer-reviewed publications resulting from this funding comply with its Public Access Policy, including successfully depositing the manuscript into NIH’s PubMed Central and reporting a valid PMCID number to Montana INBRE. Also acknowledge any core facilities that provided data, data analysis, or student training.

Reporting Requirements

A one-page summary of major findings will be required at the end of the project. As a follow up, investigators will be asked to report annually to the INBRE program for five years after an award on subsequent manuscripts, grant applications, conference presentations, and other outputs that were impacted or stimulated by the technology access award funding. Program awardees are required to acknowledge the INBRE grant award numbers for their respective states in all grant proposals, presentations, and publications that benefited from the technology access funding. The National Institutes of Health requires that peer-reviewed publications resulting from this funding comply with its Public Access Policy, including successfully depositing the manuscript into NIH’s PubMed Central and reporting a valid PMCID number to Montana INBRE. Also acknowledge any core facilities that provided data, data analysis, or student training.

Research Compliance

All proposed research must be in compliance with university policies and governmental regulations. As such, if the project requires IRB, Biosafety or IACUC approval, these should be in place at the time of the award. Such approvals are NOT required at time of the technology access application submission, however, project readiness is a consideration in the review process. NIH grants policies as described in the NIH Grants Policy Statement will apply to the applications submitted and awards made in response to this FOA.

Selection Criteria and Review Process

  1. Only complete applications will be considered
  2. All eligible applications will be reviewed by the Bioinformatics Advisory Committee (BAC)
  3. Upon selection, the applicant will be notified by Montana INBRE; Core Managers will then work with the investigator to finalize project plans and assist in completion of the project
  4. Selection criteria will be based on:
  • Scientific merit and readiness
  • Feasibility that the project will provide data for a publication or grant application
  • Availability of core resources to complete the project in a timely manner

Allowable Costs

Technology Access funds must be expended by April 15, 2022. No carry-forward will be allowed. We anticipate making a number of awards. Smaller (and larger) awards will be considered depending on the availability of funds. Awarded funds will be used to directly pay core facility charges (no subawards will be made). Core facilities will directly invoice Montana INBRE for payment of services.

Montana Core Facility Resources

To assist investigators in finding relevant core resources to meet their project needs, more information on some of the available core facilities can be found at the links listed below. The use of other facilities may also be proposed.

List of all other RAIN Shared Core Facility Resources

           https://rainresearch.org/shared-resources/

Contact & Questions

To discuss program eligibility, project scope, core facility capacity, assistance identifying relevant core facilities, or other questions relating to this RFA, please contact:

To connect directly with a Montana INBRE-affiliated Core Facility, please contact: