The deadline for 2017 Faculty Research Proposals has passed. Montana INBRE is not accepting applications for faculty funding at this time. Updates will be published on this page when available. The details below are for reference and informational purposes only.


Montana INBRE Request for Proposals - 2017

Montana INBRE is soliciting proposals through Dec.19th, 2016, for Pilot Projects or Major Research Projects in the areas of environmental health, public health, infectious diseases, and rural and/or Native American health disparities. Opportunities for continuation and re-submission projects also are available. We encourage faculty in the biomedical, social/behavioral, economic, agriculture and engineering sciences to apply.

Research Priority Areas

Within these general areas, proposals must address at least one of Montana INBRE III’s research priority areas:

  • Social and behavioral aspects of rural and/or Native American health disparities
  • infectious disease, environmental health, or access to healthy food as they relate to rural and/or Native American health
  • Interdisciplinary research focused on these research areas

Eligibility & Research Design

Faculty in the biomedical, social/behavioral, economic, agriculture and engineering sciences are encouraged to apply. Projects can be developed within a single discipline (e.g., social sciences), but collaborative projects between biomedical and social and behavioral health investigators also can be developed and are encouraged.  As in all Montana INBRE-funded projects, the involvement of students in research is important and strongly encouraged, and projects should have a high likelihood of leading to independent funding. Funding will be awarded for one grant year with the possibility for competitive renewal in the subsequent year.

Most successful applicants will not have independently funded programs, but established investigators wanting to develop a change of direction initiating research in Montana INBRE III research priority areas will be considered.  Interdisciplinary research proposals directed by multiple Project Leaders can consist of established investigators, but applications having at least one non-established investigator will be given special consideration. All previously funded Montana INBRE III investigators whose projects have been funded for two or more years must submit, in addition to the RFP, a Specific Aims page for an extramural grant proposal.

Application Details

Applications are due no later than midnight on Dec. 19, 2016, and will be accepted in four categories: Pilot Research Projects, Major Research Projects, Continuation Projects, and Re-submission Projects.  It is recommended that potential applicants discuss with either Dr. Ann Bertagnolli or Dr. Brian Bothner which of the 4 project types for which they should apply.

Supplemental Application Documents