The Building Research Infrastructure Capacity (BRIC) program

The Building Research Infrastructure Capacity (BRIC) program enhances the College's research infrastructure and research capabilities by providing the resources to strengthen faculty initiated research programs, and to improve research training in the sciences for faculty and students. Support and training are provided for basic, clinical, social, and behavioral research in areas related to reducing health disparities and promoting minority health.

The BRIC program is designed to support opportunities similar to the original exploratory, planning Institutional Development Awards (IDeA), sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. As such, the program is also similar in some aspects to the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) initiated by the National Science Foundation (NSF).