Established Core Facility Director Information

Core Facility Request for Funding

Core facilities are eligible to apply for funds to cover costs associated with research facilities, like replacing and maintaining equipment. To be eligible to request funding, the Core Facility must be approved prior to November 1st in order to apply for funding the following March. 

Prior to requesting funds a safety inspection is required, which includes a review of physical facilities and equipment as well as safety requirements in the facility policies and procedures (conducted by the Office of Compliance, Integrity, and Safety). 

Proposal Deadline

Friday, March 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

How to Apply and Submission Requirements

Core Facility Directors requesting funding should include the following in their proposal:

  • Core Facility checklist
  • What is being requested
  • How it fits into the Core Facility
  • Expected outcomes
  • Budget
  • Budget justification
  • Link to the Safety Inspection Report

Note - Directors need to prioritize items in the request

If submitting a health-oriented Core Facility proposal, please review the Portage Health Foundation Research Awards for more information.

Please submit electronically, as one pdf, to Dave Reed.

Annual Requirements and Reauthorization

After one year of operations, a July 1st annual report is due (one of five annual reports). An annual report updating facility staffing, policies, and procedures; updating of the facility equipment listed on TechFinder; and an annual safety inspection by OCIS are required for continued authorization.

At the end of the five-year authorization period, a major review consisting of an assessment of a fifth-year annual update report, a description of facility use over the previous five years, and a description of facility financial position will be required for a five-year reauthorization. Use fees will continue to be reviewed as they are now.

Please submit electronically to Dave Reed.

Note - Annual reports and requests for funding should be separate documents