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NIH NEI Center Core Grant for Vision Research P30

Internal Due Date: past due

Foundation Due Date: 09-30-2014

Number of Applications: 1


An NEI Center Core Grant combines three or more Resource and/or Service Cores for a group of R01 investigators to enhance their research, consolidate resources, avoid duplication of efforts, and/or contribute to cost effectiveness by providing a service with lower cost or higher quality than could be attempted for independent projects by several individual Program Directors/Principal Investigators (PD(s)/PI(s)).  Shared resources and facilities that are accessible to a group of independently funded investigators lead to greater productivity for the separate projects, and can provide instrumentation and facilities that are too costly to be maintained by an individual investigator.  The design and purpose of each Center Core may vary in how it serves its users.  This program is designed to enhance an institution's environment and capability to conduct vision research and to facilitate collaborative studies of the visual system and its disorders. - See more at:

Additional Institutional Eligibility Criteria:  Institutions applying for an NEI Center Core Grant must hold a minimum of eight funded R01 NEI grants on the due date of the application.  Grant applications in administrative extensions, with or without additional funds, are not eligible.  Administrative supplements, revisions, and sub-contracts cannot be counted toward eligibility. Eligibility will be confirmed by NEI staff prior to the meeting of the Scientific Review Group (SRG).

For a specific Core to be funded, it must be used to a "moderate" or "extensive" degree by at least three investigators from institutions with 19 or fewer eligible grants and five investigators from institutions with 20 or more eligible grants.

The NEI will provide direct costs of up to $2,000,000 over a five-year period in support of a Core Grant to institutions having 8 to 19 eligible grants.  Institutions having 20 or more eligible grants may receive direct costs of up to $2,500,000 over a five-year period.


Internal Competition Guidelines: Interested applicants must submit an abstract of their proposed projects (not to exceed 2 pages) and an NIH-style biosketch to Holly Sommers via e-mail ( by no later than the internal deadline above for consideration. [It is very helpful if the abstract and biosketch can be combined into a single PDF with the abstract first.] Please put NIH NEI P30 – Applicant Name in the subject line of the e-mail. Please note that written reviews or summary statements from the internal review and selection process will not be available.