National Institutes of Health

NIH: Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources (G20)

Program Summary

This FOA issued by the Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, solicits applications from biomedical research institutions that propose to renovate, repair, or improve individual animal resources. The major objective of this program is to upgrade animal facilities to support the conduct of biomedical and/or behavioral research.  Support can be requested to alter and renovate (A&R) the animal facilities, as well as to improve the animal care equipment in the facility. It is expected that all award funds will be expended expeditiously and that applicants will consider the use of sustainable design technologies and design approaches.  


Applicant organizations may not submit more than one application. Only biomedical research institutions that have one or more active biomedical or behavioral research  award(s) may apply.

Award Information

NIH intends to fund an estimate of 12-14 awards, corresponding to a total of $6M, for fiscal year 2013.  Budgets for direct costs must be for $500,000 or less.  The budget may include a request for animal care equipment, for alteration and renovation funds, or both.  The requested project period for an award could be up to one year.  Requests for no-cost extensions will be considered.  

Internal Selection Procedure
The Office of the Vice President for Research has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
1. A two page CV
2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
  1. Additional pages may be added for references
  2. Please be sure the project is identified on each page and number the pages.
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2012. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Tuesday, August 7, 2012.

Proposal Due to OVPRED07/02/2012 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF07/31/2012
Date Due to Sponsor08/07/2012
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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