Author: Federico Bernal

Fed is the acting chief of the Research Advancement Programs branch in DRCB, and lead for the COBRE Phase 1 and Phase 2 programs and manages COBRE, IDeA-CTR, and SuRE grants in the Division for Research Capacity Building. His scientific background is in synthetic organic chemistry and chemical biology.

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Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence Phase 3 Funding Opportunity and Upcoming Webinar

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We’re pleased to announce that the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 3 notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) (PAR-23-216) has been reissued. The COBRE program supports the establishment and development of innovative biomedical and behavioral research centers at Institutional Development Award (IDeA)-eligible institutions. The goal of this NOFO is to solidify the research base built in Phases 1 and 2 through continued support of research and research infrastructure and to implement strategies to sustain research excellence beyond COBRE funding.

Application due date: September 26, 2023
Earliest start date: July 2024

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Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 2 Funding Opportunity and Upcoming Webinar

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I’m pleased to announce that the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 2 funding opportunity announcement (FOA) (PAR-23-063) has been reissued. The COBRE program supports the establishment and development of innovative biomedical and behavioral research centers at Institutional Development Award (IDeA)-eligible institutions. The goal of this FOA is to strengthen successful Phase 1 centers through further research infrastructure improvements and continued development of investigators with shared scientific interests who can compete effectively for independent research funding.

Application receipt date: May 29, 2023
Earliest start date: April 2024

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COBRE Phase 1 Funding Opportunities for Data Sciences and Women’s Health Research and Upcoming Webinar

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We’re pleased to announce that we’ve published two notices of special interest (NOSIs) requesting applications to PAR-22-250, Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 1 (P20 Clinical Trial Optional), to build research capacity in data sciences (NOT-GM-23-011) and women’s health (NOT-GM-23-012) in IDeA states.

These NOSIs highlight the Office of Data Science Strategy’s interest in supporting meritorious applications on data science relevant to biomedical research, and the Office of Research on Women’s Health’s interest in supporting a meritorious application on women’s health.

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Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 2 Funding Opportunity and Upcoming Webinar

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I’m pleased to announce that the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 2 funding opportunity announcement (FOA) (PAR-22-163) has been reissued. The COBRE program supports the establishment and development of innovative biomedical and behavioral research centers at Institutional Development Award (IDeA)-eligible institutions. The goal of this FOA is to strengthen successful Phase 1 centers through further research infrastructure improvements and continued development of investigators with shared scientific interests who can compete effectively for independent research funding.

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Webinar for COBRE Program Applicants and Grantees

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UPDATE: The video and slides [PDF] from this webinar are now available.

If you’re planning to apply for a Phase 1, 2, or 3 Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant, it’s important that you attend our upcoming webinar:

Wednesday, October 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET

During the webinar, we’ll present an overview of the COBRE program’s objectives, eligibility and reporting requirements, and other key aspects of the funding opportunity announcements. We’ll also answer any questions that you have.

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