Can my budget include funds for the PI’s salary?

Yes, you must. A PI and a Co-I each must have some effort on the project.

Is there a limit on salary support?


Can I include a letter of support from a key collaborator?


The website states that I need “X” but the flyer does not. Which is correct?

The website has the complete list of requirements.

Can my colleague and I apply as multiple PI’s?

The application should be from a single PI although Co-I's are allowed on the grant.
All Co-I's must work at UK.

If I have funding for a project from another source, may I apply for additional funding from the COBRE pilot grant?

Not if there is scientific overlap between the projects.

May I budget money for travel to a conference?


Is an eIAF required to submit an application?


I am not sure if I am eligible to apply.  What should I do?

Contact the COBRE Program Administrative Coordinator, Mark Schwarcz, at

When will I find out whether or not my application is successful?

2 - 3 months after the submission deadlines.

Are subcontracts allowed?


Do I need IRB/IACUC approval prior to submission of a pilot award?

You do not need to have protocols approved when submitting a pilot.  However, approval by the NIH requires that human subjects or animal research has already received institutional approvals.  If approvals require extensive periods of time, or are not submitted in a timely manner in relation to initial notification of potential funding, then funds may not be released.