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Equipment for Core Facilities

Application Instructions*

*For all except LSA Faculty who must apply through the Gateway to Internal Funding (eGif)

  • Download the Application Form
  • Complete all necessary fields of the application form
  • Obtain necessary signatures (bottom of page 2 of the application form)
  • Create a single PDF file with the documents in the following order:
    • Application Form
    • Proposal Narrative
    • Budget
    • Budget Justification
    • Project Director’s CV (3 page limit)
    • Quote from vendor for equipment purchase
  • Submit the final PDF via email to by the appropriate deadline date



The focus of the Equipment for Core Facilities funding program is to help obtain state-of-the art equipment for core facilities in cases where external funding for this purpose is otherwise unavailable or insufficient. It is required that the equipment will be widely available to faculty throughout the University in a core facility accessible by all.

UMOR funds are not intended to cover the total cost of the equipment, but rather to complement other internal support, and to address important needs not met by other support programs within or outside the University.  As such, UMOR does not fund equipment that would normally be available through successful applications to sponsors.  Further, UMOR will not fund equipment specific to individual investigators or their projects.  Ongoing costs, such as operating an maintenance costs will be borne by the participating units.

Research Deans, Unit Directors, or others with responsibility for major research facilities are expected to provide leadership for Equipment for Core Facilities applications. Due to funding limitations we encourage Research Deans to discuss significant funding requests with their UMOR liaison (Associate Vice President for Research) prior to submitting the application.


UMOR will contribute a maximum of 25% of the total cost of the equipment.


15th of June, October, February

Notification of funding decisions is typically made within 12 weeks of the program’s deadline.  Late applications will not be processed until the next deadline for that program.  Applicants can facilitate expeditious review by providing complete information and all required signatures.


For more information on the review and award process, including required signatures, award administration, and funding restrictions, see our Supplemental Information page.

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