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Mar 06 2009 Published by under NIH, NIH Budgets and Economics

Addition of Recovery Funds to the Shared Instrumentation Grant Program

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), Pub. L. No. 111-5, appropriates $300M to NCRR for shared instrumentation and other capital research equipment, as well as $1B for grants or contracts under section 481A of the Public Health Service Act to construct, repair or renovate existing non-Federal research facilities.
Four related FOAs have been released in response to the Recovery Act, two for instrumentation and two for construction, renovations and repairs to extramural facilities.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-RR-09-008.html
Specific FOAs are inside the crack.


Recovery Act Limited Competition: Core Facility Renovation, Repair, and Improvement (G20)

# Purpose. 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 or 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 Recovery 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.
# Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the G20 grant mechanism.
# Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. The Recovery Act has made $1.0B available for grants to construct, renovate, or repair existing non-Federal research facilities. Recovery Act funds will be allocated to awards under this FOA and RFA-RR-09-008. In addition, the Recovery Act has made $300M available for shared instrumentation and other capital research equipment. Those funds will be allocated to equipment requested under this FOA, to equipment requested under the high end instrumentation program PAR-09-118, and to equipment requested under the shared instrument program (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-028.html).
# Budget and Project Period. 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.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-09-007.html
Recovery Act Limited Competition: Extramural Research Facilities Improvement Program (C06)

# Purpose. This FOA issued by the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, solicits applications from institutions that propose to expand, remodel, renovate, or alter biomedical or behavioral research facilities. The major objective of this FOA is to facilitate and enhance the conduct of Public Health Service-supported biomedical and behavioral research by supporting the costs of improving non-Federal basic research, clinical research, and animal facilities to meet the biomedical or behavioral research, research training, or research support needs of an institution. Since the funds for this FOA come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act), Pub. L. No. 111-5, it is expected that all awards will be expended expeditiously and that applicants will consider green/sustainable technologies and design approaches. Awards are expected to create and/or maintain American jobs.
# Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the C06 grant mechanism.
# Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. The Recovery Act appropriated $1.0B for grants or contracts under section 481A of the Public Health Service Act to construct, repair or renovate existing non-Federal research facilities. Those funds will be allocated to awards under this FOA and RFA-RR-09-007. In addition, the Recovery Act appropriated $300M for shared instrumentation and other capital research equipment. Those funds will be allocated to equipment requested in this FOA, to equipment requested in the high end instrumentation program PAR-09-118, and to equipment requested in the shared instrument program (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-028.html).
# Budget and Project Period Budgets for direct costs between $2M and $15M may be requested. The total project period for an award made in response to this FOA may not exceed five years.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-09-008.html
Recovery Act Limited Competition: High-End Instrumentation Grant Program (S10)

# Purpose. The NCRR High-End Instrumentation Grant (HEI) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase a single major item of equipment to be used for biomedical research that costs at least $600,000. The maximum award is $8,000,000. Additionally, it is expected that the funds will be expended expeditiously, within 18-24 months from the date of award. Instruments in this category include, but are not limited to, structural and functional imaging systems, macromolecular NMR spectrometers, high-resolution mass spectrometers, cryoelectron microscopes and supercomputers.
# Mechanism of Support. This funding opportunity will use the NIH S10 mechanism.
# Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. The NCRR intends to commit approximately $160M in FY2010 to fund approximately 40 new awards. Since the cost of the instruments varies, it is anticipated that the size of the award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend on the funds available for the HEI program.
# Budget and Project Period. Awards are for one year and for direct costs only. Cost sharing is not required.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-118.html
Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10)

# Purpose. The NCRR Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) program solicits applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade commercially available instruments that cost at least $100,000. The maximum award is $500,000. Types of instruments supported include confocal and electron microscopes, biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, cell sorters, X-ray diffraction systems, and NMR spectrometers among others.
# Mechanism of Support. This funding opportunity will use the NIH S10 mechanism
# Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. The NCRR intends to commit approximately $43 million in FY2010 to fund approximately 125 new awards. Since the cost of the various instruments will vary, it is anticipated that the size of awards will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend on the funds available for the SIG program.
# Budget and Project Period. Awards are for one year and for direct costs only. Cost sharing is not required.

http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-028.html
(This is an existing FOA that has had stimulus funds added to it.)

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