NM-INBRE supports faculty development by helping with technology access grants, faculty time release, conference presentation support, mini sabbatical, and experiential learning projects.
Faculty Release Time
Funds may be available periodically to cover faculty release time for the purpose of research-related activity that is not direct project support. Examples of appropriate release-time requests include developing a research project proposal or research manuscript. Release time must be approved by the applicant’s institutional supervisor and administrative official.
Conference Presentation Support
Conference support may be provided to cover the cost of registration and/or travel to professional meetings or conferences for researchers who will be presenting their research and may be students or faculty (while funds are available).
Technology Access Grants
To support high-quality research and training that depends on costly technologies, core facilities, services and/or expertise, NM-INBRE offers support for faculty and students at its member institutions to access relevant research tools.
Requests may include:
Facility access and/or training costs
Costs to obtain archived or gathered data sets, sample processing, or analytical services (such as DNA/RNA sequencing, -omics, etc.)
Training costs required to use instrumentation at technical or core facilities
Expert consultants such as those in biostatistics, bioinformatics, or other disciplines peripheral but necessary for sound experimental design or implementation
Funding level 1: $5,000 ‐ $25,000 annual direct costs
Funding duration: single academic term or year, depending on application type and justification.
Characteristics of Mini-Sabbatical:
Immersion experience at a Research-Intensive institution
Work with investigator who has established research program
Develop new data for collaborative publications and/or grant submissions
Learn new approaches or techniques to take back to home institution
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT)
Northern New Mexico College (NNMC)
San Juan College (SJC)
Western New Mexico University (WNMU)
Eligible APPLICANTS: Investigators who wish to develop an ELDP application must work with their Institutional Liaison to ensure the proposed curricular approach and objectives fit within those of the institution. The official applicant this award type will be Institutional Liaison.
1. Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE)
Development and implementation of a student research training course that provides hands-on exposure to research and training methods and concepts that are not available through conventional classroom activities, and may not be available to every student in the form of a traditional research apprenticeship
The Model may be inquiry-based (the answer is known to the instructor) or discovery-based (the answer is unknown to the instructor)
Priority will be given to those projects where student work includes bioinformatics tools
2. Course development or improvement
For existing courses that can attract promising students to health-related science through didactic education
May create or adapt and improve an existing course
Proposals should demonstrate how the research and education environment will be improved
Budget may include supplies, infrastructure, and/or salaries
For all above mentioned NON-DRPP funding, these funds can be requested at any time.