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Core Facilities Advocacy Committee (CFAC) Fall 2023 RFA


General Information

Official Memo


This RFA cycle will open for submissions August 15, 2023 and close September 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm. 


This is a general RFA; requests for equipment, operational needs, and methods/technological development will all be considered.


Requests will be considered that add new technology or services, upgrade heavily used technology, or provide new instrumentation that will serve a group of faculty. To be considered, all equipment must be housed in an open UNC core facility available to all UNC investigators.


CFAC is especially interested in new technology or methodology which will bring cutting-edge experimental capabilities to UNC that are or will be of benefit to other investigators, or that will help in obtaining external funding. Funding requests must be submitted by a core facility but are recommended to include input from an investigator interested in collaborating with the core.


CFAC does not routinely provide grants over $50,000, but well-justified requests will be considered.
For large equipment purchases, other options may be available such as NCBC Institutional Development Grants and the NIH S10 Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG).If you would like guidance on the appropriate funding mechanism for your request please reach out to the Office of Research Technologies at

For your request to be considered, a current Core Facility Annual Planning Survey must be on file (along with a history of submitted surveys) with the Office of Research Technologies. To request or submit a survey, please contact:



Click to submit a Method Development Funding Request


Click to submit an Equipment Funding Request


Click to submit a General Funding Request