Grant program to benefit new core facility users

News for Researchers

Posted December 18, 2017 by Ashley Washburn

The University of Nebraska is launching a grant program to encourage faculty researchers to employ NU core facilities in their research projects. The program is currently accepting applications.

The Core Facility Grant Program, sponsored by the Nebraska Research Initiative in conjunction with campus research offices, is geared toward new users of core facilities. The program’s aim is to help researchers generate data that strengthens grant proposals, resubmissions and peer-reviewed manuscripts. The Office of Research and Economic Development encourages UNL faculty to participate.

Faculty members from all ranks are eligible to submit proposals if they did not use core facilities or associated technology platforms in fiscal year 2016 or 2017. Applicants may request $5,000 per facility, or up to $9,000 total if they use more than one facility. Twenty-two core facilities at UNL and 11 at UNMC are program collaborators. View the list of eligible facilities.

Proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis by core facility directors and the research office on the campus where the core facility resides. Reviewers are considering project merit; proposal content; the facility’s capacity to help meet the project’s goals and objectives; and the principal investigator’s overall research record. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions within two to three weeks of submitting a proposal. New awards will not be made after May 1.

Researchers must submit applications via View the Core Facility Grant Program webpage for a full description of the application process and requirements.

For more information about the university’s research core facilities or the grant program, contact Concetta DiRusso, interim vice chancellor for research and creative activity, at 402-472-2851.

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