In 2005 and 2010, Furman shared awards with ten South Carolina colleges and universities with an overarching goal aimed at increasing biomedical research competitiveness in our state. Between 2005 and 2015, Furman received over $4M in funding through NIH-INBRE with a significant focus on providing support to 11 target faculty across four disciplines (Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience and Psychology), as well as supporting summer fellowships for faculty in all science disciplines including Health Sciences. Funds were distributed across various programs supporting faculty scholarship and engaged student learning through undergraduate research.

Faculty Fellow

Through a competitive renewal process, Furman University again received funding from the National Institutes of Health within the IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program in 2015 under a third award to SC. INBRE 3; 2015-2020 provides at least 5 (five) NIH INBRE Faculty Fellow awards each summer through 2020.  Apply here.

Development Research Project (DRP)

INBRE 3 (2015-2020) introduced the Developmental Research Project (DRP) program, which allows individual faculty at SC INBRE network institutions to submit competitive in-state proposals for biomedically-focused research funding providing $50,000/year in direct costs.  Learn about recent research.


Managed from Furman University, the SC INBRE RET enables high school teachers to engage in a 6-week immersion research experience at an institution in their local area. Read more about the program.

Faculty and Student Research

Furman has striven to provide research opportunities to students in order to increase biomedical research competitiveness in our state and to promote engaged learning. Learn more about our research.​​​​​​​​​

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