Modern Equipment for Shared-use Biomedical Research Facilities: Advancing Research-Related Operations (R24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) invites qualified academic or research institutions to apply for funding support to purchase latest equipment that will enhance and modernize research-supporting operations of existing shared biomedical research facilities. Targeted are laboratory research core facilities, animal research facilities, and other similar shared-use research spaces. The goal of this NOFO is to strengthen research-auxiliary activities of biomedical research facilities and to enhance the efficiency of their operations.

The NOFO does not support the purchase of scientific research instruments or their components, nor components of building-level infrastructure equipment that indirectly support research activities.

Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique entity identifier (UEI) or NIH IPF number) is allowed. An institution that received an award under PAR-22-190 is not eligible to apply for this NOFO unless the previous award has been fully closed out by the date of submission (November 6, 2023). In other words, only one active R24 support equipment award is permitted at a time. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact as early as possible.


  • Application Due Date:  November 15, 2023

PAR-24-028 Expiration Date November 16, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

The PD/PI does not need to have an NIH research grant or any other research support. The PD/PI may be a core or an animal research facility director, tenured, or non-tenured faculty member of the applicant organization. The PD/PI must be affiliated with the applicant organization and must be registered on eRA Commons. Typically, the PD/PI will be a scientist with a leadership role in overseeing or managing the shared-use facility and relevant scientific or technical expertise (documented in the biographical sketch) related to the requested technology.

Multiple PDs/PIs are not allowed under this NOFO.

Amount Description

Application budgets must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum award budget is $350,000, direct costs only. Applications with a budget less than $50,000 will not be considered. For requests of multiple pieces of the same equipment, the minimum budget for each piece is $15,000. Auxiliary items required for the main equipment piece to function may be less. Since the scope of different projects will vary, it is anticipated that the size of the awards will vary.

The total project period may not exceed one year. Funds will be provided in a single award with a 12-month budget and project period.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

November 15, 2023