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Explore National Institutes of Health funding opportunities at Dec. 8 ‘meet and greet’

Join colleagues from 4:30–7 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the Stueckle Sky Center Bronco Zone (third floor) to learn about a new center offering steady funding opportunities for collaborative biomedical and engineering discipline research. Our focus is on  The center is the Convergent Engineering and Biomolecular Science Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, or CEBS COBRE, and focusses on developing biomedical devices, sensors and systems.

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Who Should Attend

Researchers who study or want to collaborate on developing biomedical devices, sensors and systems, or those who support campus researchers. See presentations about service offerings, learn about researchers and projects currently supported and chat at the poster session.

CEBS COBRE Significantly Grows Regional Research Capacity

The CEBS COBRE is new in 2023 and is the second campus COBRE. These groups are one of the most important capacity-building investments that the National Institutes of Health makes to inject significant funding into an institution and the region. The center currently has $10.2M of funding for five years, and can potentially obtain $25M for up to 15 years over three phases.


Offerings include:

  • Research projects of up to three years (up to $375k direct);
  • One-year pilot research projects (up to $75k) to develop new research or expand existing research;
  • Vouchers (up to $5k) to use in the CEBS COBRE research core facilities.


Research infrastructure includes a newly established Fabrication, Characterization, and Testing (FaCT) research core, with new equipment and biomedical research opportunities. The FaCT core is composed of the Idaho Microfabrication Lab (IML), Boise State Center for Materials Characterization (BSCMC), the Research Machining and Engineering (RME) center, and the Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (BMMB) facility.

Grant Support

Support includes grant proposal development training, resources and reviews, and convergent science training.

More Information

Read the October 2023 news article about the $10.2 million grant and learn about all Boise State COBRE funding on the College of Engineering intranet.