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MSU biomedical researchers eligible for $1,000 to $5,000 awards for resources through CoreBucks, deadline June 1

May 25, 2011 -- MSU News Service

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Awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for research core facility services are available to Montana State University biomedical researchers through an easy application process.

The CoreBucks program has $40,000 to award to biomedical researchers who would like to engage core facility services offered at one of nine institutions that are part of the eagle-i Consortium. The deadline for application is June 1.

The eagle-i Consortium involves MSU, Harvard Medical School, Dartmouth College, Oregon Health and Science University, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Hawaii Manoa, the University of Puerto Rico, Jackson State University and the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Member institutions of the eagle-i Consortium have developed a Web-based platform allowing biomedical researchers to easily search for, and share, a wide range of research resources. The project was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Research Resources as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

"The CoreBucks program is a great opportunity for MSU researchers looking to offset the costs associated with using external core facilities," said Sara Young, MSU's eagle-i primary investigator.

"CoreBucks is also an excellent incentive for researchers among the other eagle-i institutions to explore the services offered through MSU's core facilities," she said.

In addition to the CoreBucks awards, researchers who use the eagle-i Web search tool are eligible to win an iPad 2 or one of fifty randomly-drawn $50 Amazon Gift Cards by participating in a brief survey about the usability of the tool.

To learn more, visit the MSU eagle-i page at: http://cores.montana.edu/eagle-i

Or the national eagle-i page at: https://www.eagle-i.org/home/

Contact: Sara Young, primary investigator, 406-994-2276, 406-697-2393, slyoung@montana.edu; Quinton King, resource navigator, 406-451-2625, qking@montana.edu; Kate McInnerney, informatics coordinator, 406-994-5666, kmcinnerney@montana.edu