The Core Lab Funding Program is a Biosciences Initiative funding opportunity that aims to enhance technology at existing core laboratories and/or create new core laboratories to advance the research capabilities of U-M investigators. Proposals require a plan to make any proposed new cores fully sustainable after a three-year launch period.
As of 4/29/20, the rolling RFA for support of core labs is on hold for the time being. Learn more from the BSI Community letter on COVID-19.
Core Lab Funding Program Resources
- Core Lab Funding Program RFA – updated 02/10/20
- Core Lab Budget Worksheet – updated 11/19/19
- U-M Record article announcement
This BSI program is similar to the NIH S10 Equipment Grant. BSI Core Lab Funding applicants may also be interested in applying to NIH’s program.
NIH S10 Instrumentation Grant Programs Resources
- What is the NIH S10 Instrumentation Grant?
- U-M tips on how to improve your NIH S10 application – updated 9/22/20
- Webinar: Preparing a Competitive NIH S10 Proposal – recorded 9/22/20
- Best practices to follow when applying for NIH S10 grants
- U-M cores database detailing all the cores already on campus
- U-M application toolkit & proposal examples (you must use your U-M credentials to access MBox)
Explore Cores Across Campus
The Biosciences Initiative and Medical School Office of Research have partnered to create a powerful, searchable database with information on research cores across campus. The Michigan Research Cores web portal now enables researchers to easily find and identify the location and capabilities of over 90 research cores across campus. Visit the site now: