R24 Equipment Program

In FY2022, with the funding opportunity announcement PAR-21-326 titled “Modern Equipment for Shared-use Biomedical Research Facilities: Advancing Research-Related Operations”, 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 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 shared instrumentation programs.

The R24 equipment program will issue awards to only domestic academic (public and private) and non-profit institutions for one year, and, if justified, provide limited support for alterations and renovations (A&R) as well as personnel costs (PD/PI only) to ensure the 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, and 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, and biosafety cabinets).


  • Receipt Date: December 1, 2021
  • Budget: $25,000 - $400,000 in direct costs
  • Earliest start date: June 2022

Last updated: 10-14-2021