Nevada INBRE Scientific Core Service Awards

IDEA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence

Scientific Core Service Awards

The Nevada INBRE seeks applicants for Scientific Core Service Awards to foster your research, publications and grants three times a year: April, August, and December.

Services can be requested from

Applicants may request services from one or multiple cores. No award will be issued for more than $5,000. A maximum of $2000 in services may be requested from the Proteomics and/or Genomics Cores. For example, you may request services up to $2,000 from Proteomics and $3,000 from Bioinformatics.

Here are some highlighted services:

  • NGS library preparation from genomes, exomes, transcriptomes, and methylomes using Illumina (bulk tissue) and 10X Genomics (single cells using the newest Chromium kits)
  • Supported sequencing is performed on a NextSeq 500 Illumina instrument (18-120 Gb) (if you have a larger project, please consult with NV INBRE's Data Science directors)
  • Flow cytometry services and analysis of the data
  • Quantitative proteomics using both label-free (e.g., DIA, spectral counting) and isobaric labelling (TMT) methodologies and data analyses
  • Pathway analysis for human, mouse, or rat via iPathwayGuide (iPG) or QIAGEN Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA®)
  • Genomics Data Carpentry or other training workshops

This list is not exhaustive. For more information about additional services and ways the cores could assist in your research endeavors, please reach out to the cores directly. Also, our NV INBRE Data Science directors, Drs. Juli Petereit and Ed Oh are here for you in case there are general questions or concerns.

Next applications must be received by Wednesday December 2, 2020 at 11:59 PM (Late applications will not be accepted).

We will try to issue awarded proposals shortly thereafter. Awards must be utilized by March 31, 2021. 

In light of the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, alternate campus operations, and funding changes, we appreciate your collaboration. We hope to give these awards in a timely manner, but please be cautioned that we cannot guarantee this at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Any researcher at Nevada INBRE Partner Institutions (CSN, GBC, NSC, SNU, TMCC, UNLV, UNR, WNC) needing scientific core services or support can apply for services.

Please complete the short Scientific Core Service Award Application online which covers the following points: 

  1. Description of the entire project, including any deadlines if applicable
  2. Description of requested core services including a quote from the core(s) 
  3. Relevance of the project to PI's research
  4. Undergraduate/graduate student and/or post-doctoral participation
  5. Future plans for additional (federal) funding  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • You must consult with scientific core staff about your project to obtain a quote for requested services. The quote must be included in your application
  • Priority will be given to investigators who are unfunded or can provide matching funds, as well as those who have not received a service award in the past
  • Non-biomedical research projects will be considered, but priority will be given to biomedical related projects
  • One of NV INBRE's missions is to foster the next generation of scientist and as such undergraduate student involvement is very important to us
  • Residents, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to apply
  • Any material presented or published on this work requires a NV INBRE funding acknowledgement
  • Awardees will be required to present their data/research at an annual seminar
  • Awardees will be required to complete a report for NV INBRE in November/December regarding publications, presentations, and grants applied for and/or awarded as a result of this service award for the next 3-5 years

Bioinformatics Pre-Proposal Support Service Awards

The Nevada INBRE is offering Pre-Proposal Support Service Awards to help investigators write grant proposals and generate cost estimates for core usage upon funding.   You may request up to $1,000 to gain assistance with experimental design, to obtain a letter of support for your grant application, or for contributions to the Bioinformatics section of your grant application.


**Please note that this award does not include the generation or analysis of preliminary data. **


This is a rolling application that will remain open as long as the Core is able to provide services.  Applications must be submitted AT LEAST 4 weeks before the grant proposal deadline in order to be considered.  

Any researcher at Nevada INBRE Partner Institutions (CSN, GBC, NSC, SNU, TMCC, UNLV, UNR, WNC) with the above needs is eligible to apply. 

Please complete the Bioinformatics Pre-Proposal Support Service Award Application online  which includes a short description of the following: 

  1. Name of PI(s), Institution, Department
  2. Name of grant's sponsoring agency and theme (if applicable)
  3. Description of the entire project and bioinformatics services anticipated 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Awards are open to researchers at all NV INBRE Partner Institutions (CSN, GBC, NSC, SNU, TMCC, UNLV, UNR, WNC)
  • Priority will be given to unfunded investigators or investigators that can provide matching funds for the service award.Residents, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to apply
  • Any material presented or published on this work requires a NV INBRE funding acknowledgement
  • Awardees will be required to complete a report for the NV INBRE in November/December regarding publications, presentations, and grants applied for and/or awarded as a result of this service award.
  • Any material presented or published on this work requires a NV INBRE funding acknowledgement.