JUNIOR INVESTIGATOR PROJECTS
The Center of Research Excellence in Natural Products Neuroscience (CORE-NPN) supports a formal mentoring program to promote the establishment of independent research programs for junior investigators. Each junior investigator is mentored by a seasoned investigator, and receives bridge funding ($100,000-$150,000 per year) to support their research. The junior investigators are required to submit a competitive R01 grant application to NIH within two years of receiving support through this program.
SMALL GRANT PROJECTS
The goal of Small Grant Projects is to provide a mechanism that will allow rapid transition of investigators and their approved projects as COBRE-sponsored junior investigators. Since COBRE funds cannot be carried over from year-to-year, it is important to have junior investigators and projects waiting in the wings for rapid transition into fully-funded junior investigator slots as they become available (e.g. when an existing junior investigator project is funded as an independent R01). Therefore, the CORE-NPN supports Small Grants to junior faculty who conduct research at the interface of natural products and neuroscience.