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Institutional Development Grant (IDG)

Grants to North Carolina Researchers at Nonprofits and
IHEs to Purchase Biotechnology Research Equipment

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North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Deadline Date:

08/30/17 Noon


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Grants to North Carolina full-time research faculty employed at nonprofit and academic research institutions to purchase instrumentation or equipment that will further biotechnology research. Purchased equipment must serve multiple investigators at the applicant’s institution.

Proposals with any of the following features will be more competitive:
-Shows that the request is occurring within the context of an institutional initiative
-Involves new ideas that may lead to biotechnology breakthroughs
-Involves collaboration between academic and industrial scientists
-Strengthens regional and statewide biotechnology research capabilities
-Involves purchase of cutting-edge research equipment that serves to attract and retain top-notch research faculty at NC institutions
-Identifies major users from more than one department or institution

Examples of recently funded core facilities and equipment include clinical pharmacology and analytical chemistry laboratories, a translational pathology laboratory, x-ray crystallography equipment, and molecular genomics instrumentation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174792

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award is $200,000.

Requests should focus on high-cost equipment ($20,000 minimum per item).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The principal investigator must have a Ph.D. and be employed by a North Carolina academic or nonprofit research institute on a permanent, full- time appointment. Other scientists associated with the research projects described in the proposal may have industry, government or other affiliations.

The requested equipment must serve at least three investigators except for requests from Duke University, North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Requests from these campuses must serve at least six investigators, with exceptions for some satellite campuses. Contact Program Staff for details.

All award funds are disbursed directly to the university or nonprofit research institute of the principal investigator.

A principal investigator may have no more than two concurrent active awards from the Center.

An institution may not submit multiple proposals for similar equipment during the same funding year.

IDG funds are not intended for purchase of equipment primarily used for student training or workforce development purposes.

An institution that received an IDG award within the past two years is ineligible to receive another IDG award for the purchase of similar equipment.

Biotechnology Center IDG grants do not support indirect cost, salaries, or service contracts.

Any equipment purchased prior to the official award activation is ineligible for an IDG.

Requests for equipment to be rented on a lease-to-own agreement is ineligible for an IDG.

Pre-Application Information:

A 25% match requirement is required, representing the institution’s contribution toward the purchase of the requested equipment.

Although not required, a preliminary consultation may be helpful to the applicant prior to submission of an application. Please contact program staff at least three weeks prior to the deadline if you would like to schedule a consultation.

If this is a resubmission of a previously submitted IDG proposal, send an email to Deborah De (see contact details below) to indicate your intent. You will receive instructions for including a response to the previous reviews in this proposal.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (noon).

Notification of decisions will be issued mid-January 2018.


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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Deborah De, Senior Director

North Carolina Biotechnology Center
15 T.W. Alexander Drive
P.O. Box 13547
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina