Developmental Research Project Program
The Developmental Research Project Program (DRPP) provides a range of programs to help develop competitive biomedical research faculty at the partner and affiliated institutions of the Arkansas INBRE. Within the Arkansas INBRE network, a critical mass of scientists, from students to senior investigators, focus on the research theme of Cellular Signaling, Growth, and Differentiation. Discoveries in this broad area of study further the development of new therapeutic approaches to human disease and understanding of human disease mechanisms.
To increase the biomedical research infrastructure and capacity in Arkansas, the AR INBRE offers competitive funding opportunities to Predominately Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) faculty as a Faculty Mentored Research Program. Details regarding our the research funding opportunities can be found at here.
Applicants must identify a senior investigator at one of the Lead institutions (UAMS, UALR, or UAF) to serve as mentor. In addition to research expertise in the appropriate field, the mentor should have successful NIH granting writing experience and be willing to review and critique grant proposals and manuscripts prior to submission. For help with identifying a mentor please contact Helen Beneš, Jerry Ware or Tom Kelly. For a list of potential mentors click here.
Additional opportunities for faculty to invite speakers for biomedical research seminars is explained on the Research Seminar Funds web page. Information on how to apply for Technical Training Opportunities can be found at Mini-Sabbatical Funds.
Faculty at the PUIs across the state are eligible to apply for these funds. These PUIs are Arkansas State University (AState), Arkansas Tech University (ATU), Central Baptist College (CBC), Harding University, Hendrix College, Lyon College, Ouachita Baptist University (OBU), Philander Smith College (PSC), Southern Arkansas University (SAU), the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith (UAFS), the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM), University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), and University of Central Arkansas (UCA).
Faculty and students at the PUIs have access to the physical infrastructure and technical expertise of the three lead academic institutions—University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (UAF); and University of Arkansas, Little Rock (UALR).
Updated November 15, 2017