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University of Wisconsin–Madison

NIH Biomedical Research Facilities (C06) 2019

To:Chairs and Administrators; Departments in the Biological Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators
From:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date:January 09, 2019
Subject:NIH Biomedical Research Facilities (C06) 2019 PAR-19-128


Deadline for Internal Review:January 25, 2019

Project Description

This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites qualified academic institutions to apply for support to modernize existing or construct new biomedical research facilities. Applications will be accepted from public and nonprofit private institutions of higher education. Applications from both research-intensive institutions and Institutions of Emerging Excellence in biomedical research from all geographic regions in the nation are strongly encouraged.

NIH recognizes the importance of all institutions of higher learning in contributing to the nation’s research capacity. The goal of this FOA is to upgrade or create novel biomedical research infrastructure to strengthen biomedical research programs. The proposed project must serve the applicant-defined institution-wide biomedical research needs. Each project is expected to provide long-term improvements to the institutional research infrastructure. Targeted are the modernization of core facilities and the development of other infrastructure serving an institution-wide research community on a shared basis.

Amount per Award: The the maximum award budget is $8,000,000. Applications with budgets less than $3,000,000 will not be considered. Since the scope of different projects will vary it is anticipated that the size of the awards will vary.
Duration of Award: Up to 5 Years
Number of Awards:  NIH intends to fund an estimate of 8-15 awards, corresponding to a total of up to $50,000,000, for fiscal year 2019.


The PD/PI should hold appropriate stature within the institutional administration structure and be able to oversee various facets of the entire project. The PD/PI should also demonstrate his/her leadership skills to recruit and guide expert Key Personnel with complementary scientific and technical skills to successfully plan, design, and accomplish the construction project.

UW-Madison is allowed to submit 1 application.


Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

To submit your application, please email a single PDF to

Please include:

  • Cover Page -Project Title, Names and Departments of PI and Key Personnel (1 Page)
  • Based on the information contained in the NIH FOA, please submit a document of no more than 5 pages that includes:
    1. Project Overview.
    2. Scientific Justification.
    3. Development of the Facility, including a brief timeline for various stages of the project.
  • Budget Overview (1 page)

Sponsor Deadlines

Applications are due to NIH by March 04, 2019.