NEI Center Core Grant for Vision Research (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The NEI Center Core Grant combines three or more Resource and/or Service Cores for a group of R01 investigators to enhance their research, consolidate resources, avoid duplication of efforts, and/or contribute to cost effectiveness by providing a service with lower costs or higher quality than could be attempted for independent projects by several individual Program Directors/Principal Investigators (PD(s)/PI(s)). Shared resources and facilities that are accessible to a group of independently funded investigators lead to greater productivity for the separate projects and can provide instrumentation and facilities that are too costly to be maintained by an individual investigator. The design and purpose of each Center Core may vary in how it serves its users. This program is designed to enhance an institution's environment and capability to conduct vision research and to facilitate collaborative studies of the visual system and its disorders.

Only one application per institution is allowed.


  • Duke Internal: May 29, 2020
  • Application Due Date(s): September 30, 2020; September 30, 2021; September 30, 2022
PAR-20-051 Expiration Date October 1, 2022

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

 The applicant institution must have 8 or more eligible grants. Eligible grants are defined as active NEI-supported R01s. Grant applications in administrative extensions, with or without additional funds, are not eligible. Administrative supplements, revisions, and sub-contracts cannot be counted toward eligibility.     



Amount Description

Institutions may request direct costs of up to $2,000,000 over a five-year period in support of a Core Grant to institutions having 8 to 19 eligible grants. Institutions having 20 or more eligible grants may request direct costs of up to $2,500,000 over a five-year period.

Funding Type





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

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

  • A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
  • NIH Biosketch of project leader
  • Specific Aims – 1 page

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)

Instructions for both creating an account (if you don't already have one) and submitting your materials can be found here:

Internal Deadline

May 29, 2020

External Deadline

September 30, 2020