Research Funding

RFA: New Pilot Project Applications

NCIBC ( seeks to fund several new Pilot Projects in the center’s focus areas as broadly defined below. Pilot Projects are one year award with a limited possibility of renewal.

Deadline:  August 15, 2017

  • Individuals must qualify as an “Early Stage New Investigator” 1 according to NIH guidelines, have a full-time tenure-leading appointment at UNL or UNMC, and not be supported by another CoBRE Center.
  • The proposed research must fall into the areas of NCIBC focus as listed in the RFA with preference given to collaborative projects involving NCIBC members and to projects that will make use of the NCIBC Systems Biology Core and/or Data Management and Analysis Core facilities.
  • NCIBC Pilot Project Leaders must become participating members of the center.

Download the RFA here

Questions may be addressed to James Takacs, Charles J Mach University Professor of Chemistry: or Concetta C. DiRusso, George Holmes University Professor of Biochemistry:


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