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Funding Opportunities

Research Project Leader Award Program

Program Description

There is not an open call for applications at this time.

The COBRE on Opioids and Overdose offers a unique and innovative mentoring strategy that, in addition to primary project advising, will provide COBRE-funded Research Project Leaders specialized mentorship and services, empowering investigators to influence policy and practice through their research. This COBRE will prepare Research Project Leaders to achieve independently funded research projects in this field and position them as future leaders in opioid-related or overdose research.

The long-term goals of the Center are to develop and sustain a critical mass of investigators specializing in research related to opioids and overdose that benefits affected populations, and to support the research activities of junior investigators interested in conducting opioid-related research to ensure their transition to independent R01 level-funded investigators.

Awardees will gain access to the COBRE’s four interdisciplinary cores. These cores will provide infrastructure, consultation, and additional support services to ensure the successful career development of the funded junior investigator. The four Cores include Administrative, Data and Research Methods (DRM), Translational and Transformative (T2), and Special Populations (SP).

COBRE Faculty are available to meet with applicants to discuss how to strengthen an application. We strongly encourage you to email gfraser@lifespan.org to schedule a meeting with a faculty member.

Program Requirements

  • Research must be opioid and/or overdose related.
  • The proposed research project should be of 2-year duration.
  • The Project Leader must commit 6 person months annually for the duration of the project.
  • The Project Leader must identify a senior faculty member who can serve as a mentor for the duration of the project. Mentors should show a record of external funding.
  • The Project Leader must submit an application for an R01 or equivalent grant by the end of their second year.

Award Budget

Research Project Budgets range from $100 – $190K pending availability of COBRE funds.

Key Dates

Award Project Period

The project period is 24 months.

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