Core Voucher Program
Core Facilities Advocacy Committee (CFAC) 2023 SOM Core Voucher Program
Core Voucher Program Attestation form (must be submitted for each core within the proposal)
The Core Facility Advocacy Committee (CFAC) in the Office of Research Technologies, UNC School of Medicine (SOM), announces a pilot program to support research projects that directly utilize UNC SOM biomedical research cores.
Core vouchers worth up to $10,000 will be awarded to investigators with qualified projects to be used exclusively for core services.
The CFAC Core Voucher Program will open for submissions September 18, 2023 and close October 27, 2023 at 11:59 pm.
To be eligible for funding, proposed projects must be for new method development or generation of pilot data for a project not currently funded AND must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:
• Pipeline project that utilizes more than one core
• Applicant is a new core customer of at least one of the cores the proposal utilizes
• Applicant is using a technology or service within a core that they have not used before, even if they have previously worked with the core
Additionally, projects should spend out their award by June 30, 2024. Feasibility to meet this timeline will a factor in award decisions.
Applicants can be from any department or school at UNC Chapel Hill but must utilize at least one SOM core which invoices for services. Applicants must discuss their proposed project with the collaborating core directors prior to submission and include a Core Director Attestation form (linked at the top of the page) with the proposal submission with signatures of both the core directors and the applicants.
Awards will be paid directly to the core facility upon receipt of an invoice from the core for completed work.
If you have questions about eligibility or the application process please reach out to the Office of Research Technologies at firstname.lastname@example.org