The application for support must include plans for evaluation and dissemination, and contain a letter of support from an academic Department Chair or Dean indicating that the home institution will sustain the CURE, if found to be effective, to the same degree as other courses. Preference will also be given to courses that engage larger numbers of students, are offered more often, or represent novel CUREs (as opposed to adoption of an existing CURE at the applicant’s institution).
During the period of KY INBRE CURE funding, we strongly encourage faculty to apply for additional funding that will sustain or expand the proposed approach beyond the KY INBRE CURE grant period. For example, projects designed to ultimately target NIH R25 support will be given preference in funding decisions. In such cases, the target program should be cited in the KY INBRE application together with a timeline for NIH submission. Please be sure to explore NIH educational research opportunities described in the Division of Biomedical Research Workforce website for more information.
Deliverables are expected, and all written course materials should be submitted for curation by KY INBRE and made available to the KY INBRE network.
Applicants may want to contact faculty at Western Kentucky University and Northern Kentucky University to gain a better sense of exemplary CUREs. These institutions have productively engaged students in classroom-based research with Bacteriophage and Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast) at each respective institution.
Budget and budget justification materials will be required for submission for a three-tier review process, including final approval by KY INBRE Administration, the KY INBRE External Advisory Committee and the National Institutes of Health. Funds (up to $3000 annually of the $20,000 max) may also be requested to partially cover the cost of faculty reassigned time during the academic year. Faculty can request support for summer salary as needed. Facilities and administrative (F&A) costs will be provided in addition to direct costs.