Limited Competition: NIGMS National and Regional Resources (R24 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for support of national or regional resources that will provide access to state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, technologies, research tools, software, and/or service to a substantial user base at institutions across multiple states (regional) or the country (national).  These resources should already be established, although new resources formed through consolidation of multiple local or regional facilities are also eligible.  They should be poised to achieve or already have achieved significant economies of scale and should be able to significantly increase access to the supported technologies or services for researchers across one or more regions or the country.  Major new research and development efforts should not be included.  For this FOA, a resource is defined as an activity that provides research capabilities and expertise to a large number of investigators and is available to any qualified investigator as a service.  The intent is to provide access to investigators without regard to the particular biomedical focus of their research, but not to duplicate or replace resources supported by other NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) or host institutions.  Only those resources whose technical capabilities fall within the program areas supported by NIGMS will be supported.  It is expected that the resource will be maintained or upgraded to current best practices, make its capability and availability known to the biomedical research community through outreach activities, and provide user training and support.

Stand-alone data resources and databases are not eligible for funding through this FOA.  

This FOA is limited to applications requesting support for resources that have been developed through previous NIGMS funding.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days prior to the application due date
  • Application Due Date(s): September 26, 2019; June 15, 2020; June 15, 2021

​PAR-19-301 Expiration Date June 16, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements

For this FOA, at least one of the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigators must devote at least 2.4 person-months to the resource.

Eligibility is restricted to resources that have been developed with previous NIGMS support or that will be created by consolidation of multiple resources that have received previous NIGMS support.  Support can have been NIGMS center or research project grant funding and can include NIH Common Fund efforts that were administered by NIGMS.  Resources supported under COBRE awards or INBRE awards are eligible to apply, although the areas of science supported must fall within the research mission of NIGMS. Resources funded under SBIR and STTR awards are not eligible. The resource should have been supported by a currently active NIGMS grant award (including those in No Cost Extension) within at least the past two years prior to the application due date. Only those resources whose technical capabilities fall within the program areas supported by NIGMS will be supported. Resources that support clinically-oriented research must be within one of the Institute's areas of clinical research focus.  Contacting the Scientific/Research staff in advance is strongly recommended. Applications that do not adhere to the eligibility criteria will not be reviewed.

Amount Description

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. It is anticipated that the average award will be for $750,000 direct costs per year, excluding subaward F&A costs. A project period of up to five years may be requested.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

June 15, 2020