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Innovation Impact Grant (IIG)
The Innovation Impact Grant (IIG) program supports the purchase of research equipment for core facilities at academic or nonprofit institutions fostering innovation within North Carolina’s life sciences ecosystem.
Priority will be given to proposals demonstrating a high impact on the applicant institution and broader life sciences research community.
Potential applicants at Duke should consult with Steve Murray, Assoc. Director, Foundation Relations (firstname.lastname@example.org) before applying.
Deadline: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
The principal investigator (PI) must be employed as a permanent, full-time core facility director or faculty member at a North Carolina academic or nonprofit research institute. The PI must also have technical expertise directly related to the type of equipment requested (as documented in the biosketch).
- An IIG principal investigator may have no more than two concurrent active awards from the Center.
- An institution that has received NCBiotech equipment grant funding within the past two years is ineligible to receive an IIG award for the purchase of similar equipment.
The proposal must list the intended major users of the equipment along with an explanation of how the requested instrument will advance their projects’ research objectives. Major users may have university, industry, or government research affiliations within or outside of the PI’s institution.
The number of major users who must be identified is dependent upon the size of the university or research institution.
- Requests from Duke University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest University (including WFU Health Sciences and WFIRM) require at least SIX major users.
- Requests from all other NC institutions require at least THREE major users.
Each application must be authorized in a letter of support from a senior research executive representing the applicant institution (e.g., Vice Chancellor of Research or equivalent). See page 11. This requirement is not fulfilled by the signature on the proposal Cover Sheet.
Requests from Duke University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University (including WFU Health Sciences and WFIRM) require a minimum 20% cash match.
|2008||Thomas Schultz||ABI 3730 DNA Sequencer; Corbett Rotor-Gene 6000 RT-PCR machine|
|2008||Stephen Craig||500 MHz NMR Spectrometer Console|
|2009||Huntington Willard||Blade serever enclosure, Dell M1000E; 16 blade servers, Dell M600, dual quad CPU, 32 GB RAM 2 NetApp Fibre channel storage shelves; 1 NetApp SATA storage shelf|
|2009||William Wetsel||XP2U ultra-microbalance Plethysmometer; ECT unit; treadmill; Foot misplacement apparatus; sono Track ultrasound detector; gait analysis system; prepulse inhibition test systems; grip strength apparatus; pressure analgesia meter; marnes maze; morris water maze equipment; micromanipulators for steriotaxic; Coulochem III HPLC detector; HPLC autosampler; Atlantic platform for water maze; Intracranial stimulator apparatus; 5-hole nose-poke apparatus; conditioned place preference apparatus; tail suspension apparatus; digital infrared cameras, cards, computers; ethovision license with upgrade; observer license with upgrade|
|2010||Michael Hauser||BioMicroLab XL20 Automated Tube Sorter with balance and 2D scanner; Capit-All 96 Channel Scrrew Cap TubeCapper/Decapper; Racking Systems for tube boxes|
|2011||Sam Johnson||Long-term Fluorescence Time-lapse Imaging System for the Light Microscopy Core Facility at Duke University|
|2011||Dr. Geoffrey S. Ginsburg||Advancing Infectious Diseases Biomarkers: Migration of Gene Expression Signatures to Next-generation Point-of-care Diagnostic Devices|
|2011||Dr. Mark W. Dewhirst||Fluorescence Molecular Tomography Shared Resource|
|2012||Dr. Yutao Liu||Duke Acquisition of a Mid-range DNA Sequencer for Molecular Genomics Core. Funds are requested for purchase of a MiSeq Personal Sequencing System from Illumina|
|2012||Dr. Sina Farsiu||Ultrahigh-Resolution Adaptive Optics Optical Coherence Tomography/Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy System|
|2013||Murdoch, David M.||Dip Pen Nanolithography|
|2013||Rockman, Howard A.||Echocardiography for Sophisticated Murine Cardiac Phenotyping|
|2013||Dressman, Holly K.||Expression Profiling of Single Cells|
|2014||Yokoyama, Kenichi||High sensitivity multi-purpose electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy for biotechnological and biomedical research|
|2015||Kim, So Young||
Acoustic Liquid Handling for High-Throughput Screening
Fluorescence and Luminescence Imaging Instrument for Duke Shared Resource
|2016||Fitzgerald, Michael||Acquisition of a MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer System|
|2017||Force, Jeremy||3D Biology Signatures defined by Nanostring Max System|
|2017||McCall, Shannon||Empowering Duke's Precision Pathology Center with Quantitative Image Analysis to Support Discovery, Diagnostic Assay Development, and Immune Cell Monitoring|