The Developmental Research Project Program (DRPP) selects and supports the most promising meritorious biomedical research in Idaho. Idaho INBRE’s broad and inclusive scientific theme, Cell Signaling, best serves investigators from a variety of research areas. To accommodate diverse research/teaching appointments in the network institutions, three stratified levels of faculty research participation, each with specific obligatory milestones, are available. Sustainable investigator independence is the ultimate goal.
Although faculty at the research-intensive institutions are eligible, emphasis is to:
1) strengthen the research environment at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs);
2) integrate research into the PUI educator’s career; and
3) expose PUI students to meritorious research.
Developmental Research Project
Requires ≥ 50% effort in research.
Pilot Project Investigator:
Requires ≥ 25% effort in research.
A pilot project can be an on-ramp to being a research project investigator.
Student Research Mentor:
Requires <20% effort in research.
These educators focus on providing undergraduate students high-impact participatory research experiences.