CardioPulmonary Vascular Biology Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) 2020





Interested applicants are required to apply through the UFunds online portal no later than Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5pm ET. The Application must include the following:

  1. Contact and academic information as requested via the UFunds application page.
  2. Structured one-page overview of research aims, significance, and approach.
  3. References.
  4. NIH-formatted bio-sketch for each investigator and mentor.
  5. Letter from Department Chair(s) stating postdoctoral fellow or resident physician applicants will have a faculty appointment by June 1, 2020, if applicable (not required for current faculty).

A Brown University ID is required to access UFunds. Non-Brown faculty should email by February18, 2020 to request a Brown University ID to use for this application.

Funding Available

The 2020 Pilot Projects Program will fund two $50,000 projects for one-year research grants. Indirect costs will not be provided to the applicants’ home institutions.

Performance Period

The anticipated performance period is 6/1/2020 to 5/31/2021.

Available Services for Applicants

All applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule a consultation with Cell Isolation and Organ Function Core to enhance their responsiveness to this RFA. Applicants are encouraged to review available services on the CPVB CORE lab-request-form for any inquiries. Please contact or or

Proposal Submission Instructions

Proposals are due through UFunds no later than Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5pm ET. CPVB COBRE will not consider applications that are incomplete.


Applications should follow an abbreviated NIH format with minor modifications. This application requires the use of the most recent version of the PHS 398 Forms.

Font: Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype or Georgia typeface and a font size of 11 points or larger must be used. A Symbol font may be used to insert Greek letters or special characters; the font size requirement still applies. A smaller font size may be used for figures, graphs, diagrams, charts, tables, figure legends, and footnotes, but this type must follow the font typeface requirement and be readily legible. Margins: Margins should be ½ inch


Address inquiries regarding the CPVB COBRE pilot projects program to Susan McNamara, program administrator, at SUSAN.MCNAMARA@VA.GOV OR 401-273-7100 EXT.2679