Limited Submission Programs - NIH - Recovery Act Limited Competition: Core Facility Renovation, Repair, and Improvement (G20)

Summary of Opportunity
NIH - Recovery Act Limited Competition: Core Facility Renovation, Repair, and Improvement (G20)
OSP Deadline 9/11/09
Funding Agency Deadline 9/17/09
Funding or Award Criteria

This FOA issued by the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, solicits applications from institutions that propose to renovate, repair, or improve core facilities. For the purpose of this FOA, a core facility is defined as a centralized shared resource that provides access to instruments of technologies or services, as well as expert consultation to investigators supported by the core. The major objective of this FOA is to upgrade core facilities to support the conduct of PHS supported biomedical and/or behavioral research. Support can be requested to alter and renovate (A&R) the core facility as well as to improve the general equipment in the core facility or to purchase general equipment for specialized groups of researchers. Specialized equipment over $100,000 in cost cannot be requested as part of this FOA. In situations when similar core facilities exist in different departments at an institution, funding can be requested in support of centralizing these core facilities. This FOA is issued under the American Recover and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), Pub. L. No. 111-5. It is expected that all awards will be expended expeditiously and that applicants will consider the use of “green” technologies and design approaches. Awards are expected to create and/or maintain American jobs.

Budgets for direct costs between $1M and $10M may be requested. The budget may include a request for general purpose equipment, for alteration and renovation funds, or both. The total project period for an award made in response to this FOA may not exceed five years.

The complete solicitation can be found online for review.

Eligibility The principal investigator must be a highly placed institutional individual who has responsibility for allocation of space for biomedical and behavioral research and research training, e.g. Dean, Provost, Center of Institute Director, etc.
Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed TWO proposals
Required Internal Review Documents

Please submit the following materials electronically to no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 22 (to accommodate reviewers' schedules):

  1. Dean's or Dean Designate’s Letter of Nomination
  2. One page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of the proposed research project.
  3. The bio sketch of the UT PI

** The Associate Deans for Research should rank the applications accordingly and submit all applications forward.

Notes Dr. Dan Johnston and Dr. Carla Van Den Berg
Nominee(s) Selected to Advance


Posting Date 3/9/09