R24 Equipment Program

In fiscal year 2022, ORIP introduced the R24 Equipment Program to support the acquisition and installation of modern research-supporting equipment to enhance the operations and protocols in biomedical research facilities. Core facilities, animal research facilities, and other similar shared-use facilities are spaces targeted by this program. Any request for equipment through this program must be justified by the research-related demands of the shared-use facility. Requests for multiple units of the same or, if for an integrated system, different equipment are allowed within the budgetary requirements of the funding opportunity announcement. This program does not support the acquisition of scientific instruments that directly produce scientific data and/or research-essential materials. These instruments can be requested through ORIP’s S10 Instrumentation Programs.

The R24 Equipment Program will issue awards to only domestic academic (public and private) and nonprofit institutions for 1 year, and, if justified, provide limited support for alterations and renovations (A&R), as well as personnel costs (program director [PD]/principal investigator [PI] only), to ensure proper installation and functioning of the requested equipment. Equipment awarded through this program should provide long-term (5+ years) benefits to the research infrastructure and operations of the proposed shared-use space in the applicant institution.

Examples of equipment supported by the R24 Equipment Program include, but are not limited to, animal research–supporting equipment (e.g., modern ventilated cages for rodents, automated feeding systems, tunnel washers, environmental management devices, telemetry and other electronic systems for management of animal colonies) and biomedical research supporting equipment (e.g., autoclaves/sterilizers, glass washers, fume hoods, high-speed centrifuges, freezers, biosafety cabinets).

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT PAR-21-326 “MODERN EQUIPMENT FOR SHARED-USE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH FACILITIES: ADVANCING RESEARCH-RELATED OPERATIONS”:

Receipt date: December 1, 2021

Budget: $25,000–$400,000 in direct costs

Earliest start date: June 2022

SLIDES PRESENTED ON OCTOBER 22, 2021, AT THE PAR-21-326 PRE-APPLICATION WEBINAR:

Last updated: 02-25-2022