Nano Fabrication Center

RII Core Facility Pilot Grants - August 2, 2024 deadline

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Description: The RII Core Facilities Pilot Program is designed to support three key types of activity within the RII-managed core facilities. Each CFPP proposal will be evaluated on scientific merit and feasibility, and should focus on one or more of the following activity types:

  1. The development of new methods or techniques that would extend the standard operating procedures and capabilities of RII-managed core facilities and potentially impact multiple UA researchers. Successful projects will result in new methods or techniques which will be disseminated to the UA research community via the core’s website, and be incorporated into the core’s standard operating procedures and capabilities.
  2. The acquisition of preliminary data needed for extramural proposals. Successful projects will result in at least one new extramural research proposal. PIs must note the specific extramural funding opportunity announcement for which they plan to submit and their anticipated submission date along with their CFPP application. A full justification of the anticipated studies is required.
  3. The technical training of students conducting research under existing extramural funding. Successful projects will result in student researchers with the technical skills to operate equipment safely, efficiently and independently within the core facility(ies). PIs should note the student(s) to be trained, the core(s) in which they will be trained, the equipment on which they are to be trained, and the funding source under which the student’s research project is funded. Proposals to train students from traditionally marginalized groups will be given funding priority.

Due date: August 2, 2024 at 5pm

UA Cultivate link: https://azcultivate.arizona.edu/#competitionDetail/1943071

RII Core Facility Pilot Grants - May 1, 2024 deadline

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Description: The RII Core Facilities Pilot Program is designed to support three key types of activity within the RII-managed core facilities. Each CFPP proposal will be evaluated on scientific merit and feasibility, and should focus on one or more of the following activity types:

  1. The development of new methods or techniques that would extend the standard operating procedures and capabilities of RII-managed core facilities and potentially impact multiple UA researchers. Successful projects will result in new methods or techniques which will be disseminated to the UA research community via the core’s website, and be incorporated into the core’s standard operating procedures and capabilities.
  2. The acquisition of preliminary data needed for extramural proposals. Successful projects will result in at least one new extramural research proposal. PIs must note the specific extramural funding opportunity announcement for which they plan to submit and their anticipated submission date along with their CFPP application. A full justification of the anticipated studies is required.
  3. The technical training of students conducting research under existing extramural funding. Successful projects will result in student researchers with the technical skills to operate equipment safely, efficiently and independently within the core facility(ies). PIs should note the student(s) to be trained, the core(s) in which they will be trained, the equipment on which they are to be trained, and the funding source under which the student’s research project is funded. Proposals to train students from traditionally marginalized groups will be given funding priority.

Due date: May 1, 2024 at 5pm
UA Cultivate link: https://arizona.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1915018

RII Core Facility Pilot Grants - Feb 7, 2024 deadline

Date of publication

Description: The RII Core Facilities Pilot Program is designed to support three key types of activity within the RII-managed core facilities. Each CFPP proposal will be evaluated on scientific merit and feasibility, and should focus on one or more of the following activity types:

  1. The development of new methods or techniques that would extend the standard operating procedures and capabilities of RII-managed core facilities and potentially impact multiple UA researchers. Successful projects will result in new methods or techniques which will be disseminated to the UA research community via the core’s website, and be incorporated into the core’s standard operating procedures and capabilities.
  2. The acquisition of preliminary data needed for extramural proposals. Successful projects will result in at least one new extramural research proposal. PIs must note the specific extramural funding opportunity announcement for which they plan to submit and their anticipated submission date along with their CFPP application. A full justification of the anticipated studies is required.
  3. The technical training of students conducting research under existing extramural funding. Successful projects will result in student researchers with the technical skills to operate equipment safely, efficiently and independently within the core facility(ies). PIs should note the student(s) to be trained, the core(s) in which they will be trained, the equipment on which they are to be trained, and the funding source under which the student’s research project is funded. Proposals to train students from traditionally marginalized groups will be given funding priority.

Due date: February 7, 2024 at 5pm
UA Cultivate link: https://arizona.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1915016 

RII Core Facility Pilot Grants - Nov 1, 2023 deadline

Date of publication

Description: The RII Core Facilities Pilot Program is designed to support three key types of activity within the RII-managed core facilities. Each CFPP proposal will be evaluated on scientific merit and feasibility, and should focus on one or more of the following activity types:

  1. The development of new methods or techniques that would extend the standard operating procedures and capabilities of RII-managed core facilities and potentially impact multiple UA researchers. Successful projects will result in new methods or techniques which will be disseminated to the UA research community via the core’s website, and be incorporated into the core’s standard operating procedures and capabilities.
  2. The acquisition of preliminary data needed for extramural proposals. Successful projects will result in at least one new extramural research proposal. PIs must note the specific extramural funding opportunity announcement for which they plan to submit and their anticipated submission date along with their CFPP application. A full justification of the anticipated studies is required.
  3. The technical training of students conducting research under existing extramural funding. Successful projects will result in student researchers with the technical skills to operate equipment safely, efficiently and independently within the core facility(ies). PIs should note the student(s) to be trained, the core(s) in which they will be trained, the equipment on which they are to be trained, and the funding source under which the student’s research project is funded. Proposals to train students from traditionally marginalized groups will be given funding priority.

Due date: November 1, 2023 at 5pm
UA Cultivate link: https://arizona.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1912027

Core Facility Pilot Program (August 3, 2023 deadline)

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The RII Core Facilities Pilot Program is designed to support three key types of activity within the RII-managed core facilities. Each CFPP proposal will be evaluated on scientific merit and feasibility, and should focus on one or more of the following activity types:

  1. The development of new methods or techniques that would extend the standard operating procedures and capabilities of RII-managed core facilities and potentially impact multiple UA researchers. 
  2. The acquisition of preliminary data needed for extramural proposals. Successful projects will result in at least one new extramural research proposal. 
  3. The technical training of students conducting research under existing extramural funding. Proposals to train students from traditionally marginalized groups will be given funding priority.

Most awards will be capped at approximately $10,000, although well-justified projects may be awarded funding above this level.

List of eligible facilities:

  1. Analytical and Biological Mass Spectrometry
  2. Flow Cytometry and Human Immune Monitoring Shared Resource (BD LSR, BD, FACSARIA, BD Canto)
  3. Functional Genomics Core
  4. Imaging Cores - Electron
  5. Imaging Cores - Optical
  6. Machining and Welding Center
  7. Micro/Nano Fabrication Center
  8. Translational Bioimaging Resource
  9. University of Arizona Genetics Core
  10. BIO5 Genetically Engineered Mouse Models (GEMM) Core
  11. Arizona Genomics Institute

Proposals are due: AUGUST 2, 2023  | 5:00p 
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RII Core Facilities Pilot Program - May 3, 2023 Deadline

Date of publication

The RII Core Facilities Pilot Program is designed to support three key types of activity within the RII-managed core facilities. Each CFPP proposal will be evaluated on scientific merit and feasibility, and should focus on one or more of the following activity types:

  1. The development of new methods or techniques that would extend the standard operating procedures and capabilities of RII-managed core facilities and potentially impact multiple UA researchers.
  2. The acquisition of preliminary data needed for extramural proposals. Successful projects will result in at least one new extramural research proposal.
  3. The technical training of students conducting research under existing extramural funding. Proposals to train students from traditionally marginalized groups will be given funding priority.

Most awards will be capped at approximately $10,000, although well-justified projects may be awarded funding above this level. It is required that CFPP proposals and their budgets be developed with the assistance of the relevant core facility manager(s). Proposals are due May 3, 2023 by 5pm. List of eligible facilities:

  1. Analytical and Biological Mass Spectrometry
  2. Flow Cytometry and Human Immune Monitoring Shared Resource (BD LSR, BD, FACSARIA, BD Canto)
  3. Functional Genomics Core
  4. Imaging Cores - Electron
  5. Imaging Cores - Optical
  6. Machining and Welding Center
  7. Micro/Nano Fabrication Center
  8. Translational Bioimaging Resource
  9. University of Arizona Genetics Core
  10. BIO5 Genetically Engineered Mouse Models (GEMM) Core
  11. Arizona Genomics Institute

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Chemical Disclosure

When bringing in a chemical into the Micro/Nano Fabrication Center, you must provide MFC staff with the following information:

  • Quantity needed for project
  • MSDS of the chemical as labeled
  • Method of disposal
  • Point of contact
  • Faculty advisor
  • Date it will be removed from facility

You must review chemical use and disposal with Gregg Cure prior to bringing chemicals into the lab. All chemicals not listed on our MSDS must be approved prior to facility entry!

If a chemical is brought into the lab without proper notification, the individual(s) involved will have their laboratory privileges revoked and their faculty advisor notified. Safety must come first!

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