The National Association of IDeA Principal Investigators (NAIPI) is the collective voice of all of us in the IDeA community.


NAIPI aims to protect and promote the IDeA programs.  It fosters interactions, promotes resource sharing, enhances the national visibility of the INBREs, COBREs, and CTRs, develops consensus on priorities, identifies and disseminates best practices, identifies opportunities and develops strategies.


History of IDeA:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Development Award (IDeA) was established in 1993 to broaden the geographic distribution of NIH funding for biomedical and behavioral research.  The program fosters health-related research and enhances the competitiveness of investigators at institutions located in states in which the aggregate success rate for applications to NIH has historically been low.  The program also serves unique populations—such as rural and medically underserved communities—in these states.