The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) has a funding opportunity for research instrumentation that has the potential to benefit a wide range of biomedical and clinical scientists: Instrumentation Development for Biomedical Applications (R21). Funded applicants can receive up to $125,000 per year for three years through this program.
Examples of tools and techniques that might be responsive to this solicitation include: optical spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, electrophoresis and other separation techniques, microscopy, lasers and optics, X-ray tools, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, bioreactors, centrifugation, proteomics, genomic sequencing, functional genomics, comparative genomics, microarrays, and human sequence variation (e.g., genotyping).
Applications for the program are due October 8, 2010. Projects that are focused on a specific organ or disease will be withdrawn without review; however, instrument development proposals may use a specific organ or disease as a model system. Proposals primarily focused in the areas of biomedical imaging, sensors, biomaterials, tissue engineering, rehabilitation engineering, medical informatics or bioinformatics will also be considered nonresponsive and withdrawn without review. Refer to the full announcement for more information.