National Institutes of Health

NIH: NEI Center Core Grant for Vision Research (P30)

Program Summary

An NEI Center Core Grant combines three or more Resource and/or Service Cores for a group of R01 investigators to enhance their research, consolidate resources, avoid duplication of efforts, and/or contribute to cost effectiveness by providing a service with lower cost or higher quality than could be attempted for independent projects by several individual Program Directors/Principal Investigators (PD(s)/PI(s)).  Shared resources and facilities that are accessible to a group of independently funded investigators lead to greater productivity for the separate projects, and can provide instrumentation and facilities that are too costly to be maintained by an individual investigator.  The design and purpose of each Center Core may vary in how it serves its users.  This program is designed to enhance an institution's environment and capability to conduct vision research and to facilitate collaborative studies of the visual system and its disorders. 


Only one application per institution is allowed.

Institutions applying for an NEI Center Core Grant must hold a minimum of eight funded R01 NEI grants on the due date of the application.  Grant applications in administrative extensions, with or without additional funds, are not eligible. 
Administrative supplements, revisions, and sub-contracts cannot be counted toward eligibility. Eligibility will be confirmed by NEI staff prior to the meeting of the Scientific Review Group (SRG).
For a specific Core to be funded, it must be used to a "moderate" or "extensive" degree by at least three investigators from institutions with 19 or fewer eligible grants and five investigators from institutions with 20 or more eligible grants.

Award Information

The NEI will provide direct costs of up to $2,000,000 over a five-year period in support of a Core Grant to institutions having 8 to 19 eligible grants.  Institutions having 20 or more eligible grants may receive direct costs of up to $2,500,000 over a five-year period.  The maximum project period is 5 years.

Internal Selection Procedure
The UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and the Carver College of Medicine have 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; and
  2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Proposal Due to OVPRED08/05/2014 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF09/23/2014
Date Due to Sponsor09/30/2014
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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