Biomedical Technology Research Resource (P41)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications for national Biomedical Technology Research Resources (BTRR). These Resources conduct research and development of new or improved technologies driven by the needs of basic, translational, and clinical researchers. The Resources are charged to make their technologies available to the research community in a sustainable manner, to provide user training, and to disseminate the Resource’s technologies and experimental results. Resources should be at the leading edge of their field with respect to both technology development and engagement of the relevant research community. New applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a pre-application in response to PAR-17-315 The pre-application process provides feedback on whether the proposed technology development is appropriate for the NIGMS BTRR program, and the potential competitiveness of a full application.  


  • Application Due Dates: September 25, 2017; January 25, 2018; May 25, 2018; January 25, 2019; May 25, 2019; and January 25, 2020
  • AIDS Deadlines: January 7, 2018; May 7, 2018; September 7, 2018; May 7, 2019; September 7, 2019; and May 7, 2020

PAR-17-316 Expiration Date: May 8, 2020

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Amount Description

The maximum budget that may be requested is $800,000 in recurring direct costs, excluding equipment. Applications requesting more than this amount in recurring costs will not be reviewed. Because of the technology-intensive nature of these Resources, there may be a need to acquire specialized equipment. Equipment requests are expected to vary with the nature of the technology development projects proposed. Funds for such specialized equipment may be requested in excess of the $800,000 operating limit if well justified.   

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 25, 2020