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COBRE Pilot Grant Program

COBRE Pilot Project Grant Announcement

The NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Matrix Biology is pleased to announce its Pilot Project Grant Program. Funded by the NIH/NIGMS (COBRE grant P20GM109095), this program will provide support for promising faculty members undertaking biomedical research. The goal of the program is to enhance Matrix Biology research at Boise State University. To achieve this, we aim to support investigators to generate preliminary data that will lead to competitive applications for external funding.

We anticipate funding of up to four two-year pilot projects at $50,000 in direct costs per year. The second year of funding is dependent on a demonstration of progress.

Investigators are encouraged to utilize shared core facilities, including but not limited to the BRC proteomics, metabolomics, histology, microscopy, protein expression, and the Biomedical Research Vivarium core facilities.

Key Dates

Applications will be due at 5 p.m. on January 25, 2021, submitted as a single PDF document to Tracy Yarnell, Program Administrator, COBRE-Matrix Biology (

An internal review committee will be convened the first week in February.

Applications recommended for funding will undergo external review and be considered for final approval by the COBRE-Matrix Biology External Advisory Committee (EAC) and NIGMS.

Earliest state date: March 1, 2021

Please see the attached announcement for more detailed information. 

Inquiries regarding the Pilot Project Program should be directed to Tracy Yarnell or Julia Oxford.

The NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Matrix Biology 2021 Pilot Project Grant Program Announcement