Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

National Center for Research Resources

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Center for Research Resources solicits applications for Core Facility Renovation, Repair, and Improvement (G20). A core facility is defined as a centralized, shared resource that provides access to instruments or technologies or services, as well as expert consultation 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. New construction or activities that would change the footprint of an existing facility (e.g. relocation of exterior walls, roofs, floors, or the attachment of fire escapes) are not supported under this funding opportunity announcement (FOA)

In addition to funds for alterations and renovations, this FOA anticipates support for general equipment for core facilities. Such equipment could include autoclaves, dishwashers, cold rooms or other common general equipment. Equipment that is needed by a particular community of researchers who may not be served by an existing core facility also can be requested. The acquisition and installation of fixed equipment such as casework, fume hoods, large autoclaves, upgrading HVAC systems for the research areas, cage washers, animal ventilated racks, static racks, downdraft tables, sterilizing equipment, and other large equipment that are connected to building structure and services, or biological safety cabinets are allowed. However, any equipment requested need not be built into the wall of the core facility.

Because MU is limited to one additional application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) an overview of the proposed work, 2) an estimate of the total cost of the project, and 3) a tentative list of the investigators to be impacted by the project.


$1M to $10M

MU Deadline for letter of intent::

4:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2009

Sponsor Deadline:

September 17, 2009

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at