How Institutional Department Chairs Can Advocate for Researchers in IDeA/EPSCoR States


October 15, 2024

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) aim to distribute federal funding more evenly and provide research opportunities in states that historically receive low levels of funding. FASEB is launching a webinar series that spotlights various states and scientists that have directly benefitted from the IDeA and EPSCoR programs.

University leadership, including department chairs, can serve as advocates for their faculty by identifying opportunities that may be beneficial for their career and professional development. IDeA and EPSCoR states have various federal mechanisms at their disposal to support scientific research, collaborative endeavors, and mentoring networks, which can be transformative for many investigators, especially early career researchers. However, awareness about these opportunities often differs across universities and the communication style of its core leadership. In this webinar, Hubert Tse, PhD, of the University of Kansas Medical Center will share strategies that universities in IDeA and EPSCoR states can consider to encourage faculty members to take advantage of IDeA/EPSCoR mechanisms to enhance their research and career growth.

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Hubert Tse, PhD

University of Kansas Medical Center