Core Access Grants Available

The Maine INBRE Core Access voucher program offers grants (up to $5000) to researchers affiliated with institutions involved in biomedical research and research training in Maine. These awards support research conducted at any Core facility in a northeast IDeA state (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Delaware) or other IDeA states if local services are unavailable. Funding is provided on a rolling basis and is determined by the scientific merit, availability of core services, and relevance of the proposal to biomedical research. For detailed information, please refer to the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and the Maine INBRE website application instructions. Please note that scientists directly funded by a COBRE or other INBRE award are not eligible for funding through this program.

Example of projects recently funded through this program include:

  • Xuehui Yang, Ph.D., MaineHealth Institute for Research (faculty). $5000 to fund “Molecular Identity of Perivascular Adipose Tissue from Human Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm” to be used at the Dartmouth Genomics and Molecular Biology Shared Resource (GMBSR).
  • David Carlon, Ph.D., Bowdoin College (faculty). $5000 to fund “Mitogenomic mediated changes in gene expression in response to temperature stress” to be used at the Jackson Laboratory Sequencing Core.
  • Timothy Breton, Ph.D., University of Maine Farmington (faculty). $4900 to fund “Comparative profiles of the super-conserved receptors expressed in brain (SREB) in non-mammalian vertebrates” to be used at the MDI Biological Laboratory’s Animal, Microscopy, and Bioinformatics Core.
  • Ada Olins, Ph.D., University of New England (faculty). $2600 to fund “The resilience of in situ nuclear chromatin architecture” to be used at MMCRI’s Microscopy Core.

There is a rolling application process and if awarded, funds can support services through April 30, 2024.

Contact:  Dustin Updike, Program Coordinator, gro.lbidmnull@ekidpud