Researcher with Zebra FishBenefits of including a research project on the MIND Institute IDDRC list of approved projects:

  • Access to the services and resources of the five scientific cores at the MIND Institute IDDRC. Services are either free of charge or available at a greatly reduced rate depending on the service.
  • Access to some of the services and resources of other 14 IDDRCs in the national network in the near future.
  • Participation in an annual meeting of IDDRC investigators at which investigators provide input regarding new or existing core services and help define the scientific direction of the IDDRC.
  • Priority status for MIND Institute IDDRC pilot grant funds.
  • Membership in an elite group of 40+ scientists from five schools/colleges throughout the UC Davis campus.
  • The ability to include a description of the resources, services, and expertise included in the IDDRC Cores and available to your proposed project in grant applications.

Requirements and obligations for investigators who participate in the MIND Institute IDDRC:

  • Respond in a timely fashion to requests for information (e.g., for progress reports).
  • Provide information and requested updates for the MIND Institute IDDRC webpage.
  • Participate in the annual meeting of IDDRC investigators.
  • Complete annual evaluation of MIND Institute IDDRC core services.
  • Acknowledge the MIND Institute IDDRC funding (P50 HD103526) in all publications of research benefitting from IDDRC core services or funding.
  • IDDRC investigators must abide by NIH policies regarding sharing of NIH-funded research resources. It is NIH policy that the results and accomplishments of the activities that it funds should be made available to the public. PIs and funding recipient institutions are expected to make the results and accomplishments of their activities available to the research community and to the public at large. Specific policies can be found at

On-Line Request

IDDRC - Research Project Application Form

Eligibility criteria for IDDRC approval: The project must be extramurally funded and peer reviewed, in addition to being relevant to the IDDRC mission. The MIND Institute IDDRC mission is focused on three themes: Biobehavioral Characterization of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Environmental and Genetic Contributions to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Treatments for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. In addition, the project should have a need for one or more of the IDDC core services. Please note the extramural funding cannot be from a for-profit entity.

Project applications are reviewed by the IDDRC Executive Committee on a monthly basis starting on the 1st of the month. Investigators are notified of the status of their project applications by the 15th of the month. For questions, please contact Michele Ono, Project Manager

Grant Presubmission Form

For MIND Institute Faculty members who are submitting applications for extramural funding and planning to use MIND Institute resources, please complete this electronic at least 1 month prior to your grant submission due date. It will be reviewed by members of the MIND Institute Executive Committee and notification of approval will be provided within 5 business days.