Request for applications for the 2020-2021 Epigenetics CoBRE Pilot Program

In anticipation of funding for Year 2, the UND CoBRE for Epigenomics of Development and Disease is announcing Pilot Grant awards for 2020/2021.

The funding opportunity is designed to allow researchers to generate preliminary data using epigenomics platforms to increase their ability to compete for extramural awards. This is a competitive program to support novel, innovative research that fits with the overall goal of the CoBRE to promote research focused on understanding the functional role of epigenetic changes in biological systems.

Application due date: May 1, 2020

Maximum award: We anticipate funding 3-4 proposals for $40,000 – $50,000 for one year.

Eligibility: All basic science/clinical/translational/population health or other faculty members throughout the University of North Dakota are encouraged to apply. Prior to submission, all applicants are encouraged to discuss their research aims and methodology with epigenetics group members in order to maximize synergy within the group. Collaborators are allowed, but funds can be provided only to collaborators from UND.

Application Format: Applications should be prepared in general accord with the NIH PHS 398 application guidelines, (revised 01/2018, available from

More details can be found here.

Questions can be directed toward Jennifer Henry at or 701.777.3937.