Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 10/9/2023

Biomedical Research Facilities (C06 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) invites applications from eligible academic and research institutions to apply for funding to modernize existing or construct new biomedical research facilities. Applications will be accepted from public and private nonprofit institutions of higher education as well as from non-profit research organizations. Applications from both research-intensive institutions and Institutions of Emerging Excellence (IEE) in biomedical research, both highly resourced and low-resourced institutions, 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 NOFO is to modernize biomedical research infrastructure to strengthen biomedical research programs. Each project is expected to provide long-term improvements to the institutional research infrastructure. Intended projects are the construction or modernization of core facilities and the development of other shared research infrastructure serving an institution-wide research community with broad impact on biomedical research.

Only one application per institution is allowed. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): Dec. 15, 2023
  • Application Due Date(s): Jan. 25, 2024

PAR-23-306 Expiration Date January 26, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

Multiple PDs/PIs are not allowed.

Moreover, institutions with C06 awards funded under the Biomedical Research Facility Program (NOFOs PAR-21-139PAR-22-088 or PAR-23-045) are not eligible to apply to this NOFO, provided the awards are active on the receipt date for this NOFO. Thus, only one C06 Biomedical Research Facility active award per institution would be allowed at any given time.

Amount Description

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum award budget from Federal funds is $8,000,000 direct cost. Applications with a budget less than $3,000,000 direct cost will not be considered. Since the scope of different projects will vary, it is anticipated that the size of the awards will vary.

Internal Nomination