RI-INBRE Workforce Development and Training (WDT) Program

May 22, 2024 – July 26, 2024

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The Rhode Island IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (RI-INBRE) program is a statewide network designed to build the biomedical research capacity of Rhode Island institutions, by supporting and developing talented individuals committed to research careers in Rhode Island. The research themes of the RI-INBRE program are: cancer, environmental health sciences, and neuroscience.


The Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is designed to provide funding for building research capacity in selected states. The guiding principles in organizing this Network for the development of biomedical sciences research in Rhode Island are to:

  1. Facilitate and increase the number of junior investigators and to prepare them to successfully compete for independent extramural funding from the NIH and other funding agencies
  2. Increase the number of students being trained for careers in the biomedical sciences
  3. Provide access to instrumentation and bioinformatics core facilities for conducting cutting-edge research

Please direct any comments or questions regarding the RI-INBRE Program to riinbre@etal.uri.edu

$81MReceived by RI-INBRE
218Faculty Supported
2210Students Trained
802Projects Funded



The nine participating research institutions are the University of Rhode IslandBrown UniversityBryant University, Johnson and Wales University, Providence CollegeRhode Island CollegeRoger Williams University, Salve Regina University, and the Community College of Rhode Island. RI-INBRE is based out of the University of Rhode Island and is located at the College of Pharmacy