The Office of Research Technologies and CFAC are excited to announce that we will once again hold a SOM Core Facility Voucher Program and ask that you forward this information to your customer e-mail lists and send to departmental list servs.
The voucher program is intended for UNC researchers (from any school) to apply for up to $10,000 in funding to be spent at one or more SOM core facilities which invoice for services. This is specifically intended for NEW method development or PILOT DATA for currently unfunded projects that ALSO meets one of the following criteria:
- Establishes the applicant as a new customer of at least one core facility
- Creates a multi-core pipeline
- Allows a customer of a core facility to use a new technique or methodology within a core they have previously used in other capacities (this is at the discretion of the core director)
Applicants will be required to meet with and have the written approval of the core directors for core facilities they intend to use at the time of submission and must plan to fully spend out their funds by June 30, 2023. Carry-over of funds is not guaranteed, and applicants should be aware that the technical feasibility to complete the study within the proposed timeframe will be an important factor in award decisions.
Please find the RFA attached and all information, including necessary documentation, a submission form template to aid in organizing the application, core director/applicant signature forms, and submission instructions, can be found on the ORT/CFAC Voucher Program‘s Website: https://www.med.unc.edu/corefacilities/core-voucher–program/
Applications for the Voucher Program are now open for submission and will be due October 27, 2023 at 11:59 pm
Please direct any questions about this program to Kara Clissold in the SOM Office of Research Technologies at firstname.lastname@example.org