Office of Research

Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources (G20)

Biomedical and bio-behavioral investigators often rely on animal models to explore fundamentals of biology, to investigate physiological and pathological conditions, to build models of human diseases and to interrogate clinically-relevant procedures. This Program does not offer direct funding for research activities; however, it plays an essential role within the NIH-supported research enterprise by funding awards which improve physical infrastructure of animal research facilities. The major objective of this program is to upgrade and modernize facilities to support the conduct of biomedical and/or behavioral research.  Enhancing physical conditions brings on many direct benefits, such as controllable and safe environments, ease of maintenance, and up-to-date standard of care.

Support can be requested to alter and renovate animal facilities and to purchase animal care equipment for the facilities.  The proposed remodeling efforts must directly serve animals or be related to animal care. A related objective of this program is to assist institutions in complying with the USDA Animal Welfare Act and the DHHS policies related to the care and use of laboratory animals.

Eligibility Requirements

Multiple PDs/PIs are not allowed.

Multiple PDs/PIs are not allowed.
Multiple PDs/PIs are not allowed.
Multiple PDs/PIs are not allowed.

Application Instructions

Please submit to by 5:00 PM Thursday, July 10, 2014.

1.     a two-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach

2.     Biosketch or CV of the PI

3.     a letter of support from the Chair

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.


07/10/2014 School/College Deadline
07/10/2014 UW Internal Deadline Closed
07/29/2014 OSP Deadline
08/01/2014 Sponsor Deadline

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Funding amount

$500,000 (Application budgets are limited to $500,000 direct cost, but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed renovation project. The award period is for one year. Well justified no-cost extension requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. )

Maximum Number of Applications


Eligible groups
  • School of Medicine

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at