(OPEN) Limited Submission: Biomedical Research Facilities (C06 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)


This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites qualified academic institutions to apply for support to modernize existing or construct new biomedical research facilities. Applications will be accepted from public and nonprofit private institutions of higher education. Applications from both research-intensive institutions and Institutions of Emerging Excellence in biomedical research from all geographic regions in the nation are strongly encouraged.

NIH recognizes the importance of all institutions of higher learning in contributing to the nation’s research capacity. The goal of this FOA is to upgrade or create novel biomedical research infrastructure to strengthen biomedical research programs. The proposed project must serve the applicant-defined institution-wide biomedical research needs. Each project is expected to provide long-term improvements to the institutional research infrastructure. Targeted are the modernization of core facilities and the development of other infrastructure serving an institution-wide research community on a shared basis. 

Please read the full program announcement before preparing your internal application.

Award Amount
  • Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum award budget is $8,000,000. Applications with budget less than $3,000,000 will not be considered. Since the scope of different projects will vary it is anticipated that the size of the awards will vary.
  • The total project period may not exceed five years. Funds will be provided in a single award with a up to 60-month budget and project period.
  • Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed construction as the Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.
  • Multiple PDs/PIs are not allowed.
  •  The PD/PI should hold appropriate stature within the institutional administration structure and be able to oversee various facets of the entire project. The PD/PI should also demonstrate his/her leadership skills to recruit and guide expert Key Personnel with complementary scientific and technical skills to successfully plan, design, and accomplish the construction project.
Selection Criteria
  • Detailed review criteria can be found here.
Limitation Details

An Institution may submit one proposal.

If you are interested in submitting for this program, you must first submit an internal application to limsub@uga.edu according to the required instructions below.

Internal Applications must include the following:
  • A cover page listing
    • The name of this funding opportunity and title of your proposal
    • Your name, UGA position, home department, email, and UGA contact information
    • Collaborator names, positions, and institutions (if any)
    • Indicate whether or not you have submitted to this program in the past. If so, please provide a copy of the review at the end of the internal application.
  • A (maximum two-page) proposal summary that addresses the program’s specific selection criteria.
  • One paragraph describing why this proposal should be UGA’s submission (i.e., why it will be the most competitive for this program)
  • A two-page Curriculum vitae
Internal Selection

Limited Submission announcements often generate multiple competing proposals.  UGA reviewers judge proposals as they would in any peer review process, so PIs are urged to put their best foot forward.  Along with typical criteria, reviewers will evaluate internal proposals based on their fit with the sponsor’s articulated goals and criteria.

Internal Submission Instructions

The above internal application materials should be submitted via email as a single .PDF file to limsub@uga.edu by the internal deadline listed above.


Please submit questions regarding the internal competition to limsub@uga.edu.

For questions directly related to this program, please contact the following program officers:

  • Julia Berzhanskaya, Ph.D.
  • Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)
  • Telephone: 301-594-6140
  • Email: julia.berzhanskaya@nih.gov

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