College of Liberal Arts

Limited Submission: CPRIT - Shared Instrumentation Awards

Monday Oct 18, 2010 5:00 PM

Materials are due electronically to Jeff Meserve ( by Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 5pm.

Please submit:

    * Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of/needs for the proposed project.

    * Short CV, highlighting your research trajectory.

Program description:

Shared Instrumentation Awards seek to support the acquisition of major research instrumentation that cannot be requested through other CPRIT programs and whose purchase can be justified on a shared-use basis to support the goals of the scientifically meritorious cancer research projects.  A wide variety of research instrumentation can be wholly or partially supported included, but not limited to, biomedical imaging systems, microscopes, cyclotrons, mass spectrometers, protein and DNA sequencers, flow cytometers, and cell sorters.  A major user group of investigators must be identified, each of whom should have supported research projects that make use of the requested instrumentation.  However, this requirement is not intended to exclude early-stage investigators who have not yet secured peer-reviewed grant support.  Alternatively, funding may be requested for instrumentation to develop state-of-the-art facilities with will directly support and impact cancer research programs at the institution and in the region.
Only one instrument may be requested.  Collaborative applications are permitted.  The maximum duration of the award is 5 years.  The maximum amount that may be requested is $3 million for the first year (minimum $100,000) and up to $300,000 for each subsequent year.  Allowable expenses include the cost of the instrument, installation and/or necessary renovation expenses, and maintenance/service contracts; all of these costs and expenses must be prorated for direct use in cancer research and/or prevention efforts, and there must be an institutional commitment to provide further necessary funds.  In addition, applicants may request funds to support the use of the instrument by qualified cancer research investigators for relevant projects.
Program Guidelines:

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