Faculty Opportunities

NM-INBRE is a competitive career and science development program that emphasizes the maturation of research projects into comprehensive research programs. Eligible faculty have the opportunity to compete for research project funding through NM-INBRE’s Developmental Research Project Program (DRPP) to enhance their scientific advancement, professional growth, student mentoring, and collaborations. NM-INBRE focuses on faculty progress toward establishing independent research programs in order to sustain research activities beyond the INBRE award. The NM-INBRE DRPP therefore expects faculty investigators to take active steps toward securing external funding, and encourages investigators to submit proposals to the NIH and other federal agencies.

The New Mexico IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (NM-INBRE) is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the Funding Opportunity Announcement PAR-18-262 to strengthen the biomedical research capacity in IDeA eligible states. The NM-INBRE program intends to provide funding for developmental research projects, pending the availability of continued funding from the NIH.  Awards may include:

  • One-year Pilot Projects ($5K – $25K)
  • Focus Research Projects ($5K to $25K, annual direct costs), short-term and/or small-scale
  • Full Research Projects ($50K to $75K, annual direct costs)

To be eligible for continuation, multi-year awards will be subject to an annual assessment and must shows satisfactory progress.

Developmental Research Project Program (DRPP)

NM-INBRE is a faculty and student‐development program that emphasizes the maturation of research projects into comprehensive research programs. 

Non-DRPP Faculty Funding

NM-INBRE supports faculty development by helping with technology access grants, faculty time release, conference presentation support, mini sabbatical, and experiential learning projects.

Project Proposals Pilot Projects

The programs mission is to create supportive research and training environments, facilitate communications & collaborations among participants, and provide access to core facilites

Member Institutions of NM-INBRE

Research Intensive(RI) Institutions

  • New Mexico State University
  • University of New Mexico- Main Campus
  • University of New Mexico- Health Sciences Center

Network Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUI)

  • Eastern New Mexico University
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • Northern New Mexico College
  • San Juan College
  • Western New Mexico University

Tribal Communities

  • Pueblo of Zuni
  • Pueblo of Acoma

Program Liaisons

If you have questions about faculty opportunities you may send inquiries to the NM-INBRE Program Liaison at your institution.