Core Funding Opportunities

The Research Core Facilities Program helps to support the operation and maintenance of many multi-user instruments on campus by promoting and developing best practices for instrument and facility operation and management. Before applying for funding for a new instrument, review the dynamic inventory of shared campus resources in our searchable database. Contact RCFP Director Isabelle Girard for more information.

Core-Related Funding: Equipment, Instrumentation, Training Grants

The Proposal Development Services team has developed resources for UC Davis researchers to prepare equipment and instrumentation grants such as those to the NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program, the NIH S10 Instrumentation Grant Programs, and the USDA-NIFA Equipment Grant Program. These resources include proposal checklists and suggested timelines, templates and samples of proposal sections, and information on best practices for developing these proposals. Many federal agencies offer specific funding opportunities to support the acquisition or development of instrumentation or equipment.

For more information, go to Proposal Development: Resources for Non-Research Grants.

View Resources for Non-Research Grants

Award Recipients

Congratulations Research Cores Continuity Awardees (FY2024)

The Research Cores Continuity funding program’s primary goal is to maintain critical services that cores offer to researchers by supporting the operations and instrumentation in high-performing cores. Eligible units include any organized shared research facility or resource that provides access to technologies, equipment, services, and expert consultation to enable, facilitate, and enhance the research mission of the university.

The FY2024 Research Cores Continuity funding program is supported by an investment of $500,000 from the Office of Research. These exceptional research cores demonstrated their commitment in advancing the university’s research mission, and the Office of Research is honored to provide one-time funds to support their operations. The Office of Research appreciates all applicants for their commitment to advancing research at UC Davis. Learn more about the awardees and the FY2024 Research Cores Continuity funding program’s impact–

FY2024 Research Cores Continuity Awardees

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