Infrastructure | Montana INBRE 2021-2022 Rapid Turn-Around Infrastructure and Equipment Proposals

Deadline: February 15th, 2022 05:30 PM EST

Issue Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Priority Deadline: Friday, January 07, 2022 | 3:30pm Mountain (5:30pm ET)
Rolling Deadline through: February 15, 2022 | 3:30pm Mountain (5:30pm ET)


Montana INBRE is soliciting proposals from partner institutions for instrumentation, research supplies, educational and research infrastructure, and STEM/Health Science teaching materials. Infrastructure can include lab and teaching equipment, educational resources, software, and hardware that will enhance the biomedical research and teaching capacity at the applicant institution. Successful proposals will be funded up to $80,000 direct costs for the current grant year, which ends April 30, 2022.

Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning January 7, 2021 and continue through February 15, 2021, or until available funds are exhausted.


This call is open to all faculty and administrators in the Montana INBRE network. College administrators (presidents, deans, department heads) and faculty in the biomedical, social/behavioral, community health, and nutritional sciences are eligible to apply. Initial priority consideration will be given to proposals originating from institutions other than MSU-Bozeman.

Proposal Format and Required Forms

NIH Form Pages referenced below can be downloaded in MS Word from the PHS 398 site:

A complete proposal will include:

  1. A completed Face Page; Use Form Page 1: Face Page and be sure to submit a completed face page signed by your institution’s signing official
  2. A Description of resource(s) requested, a justification for their purchase that includes the projected annual number of users as well as the name, credentials and position of the individual responsible (Equipment Steward) for oversight and for documenting ongoing outcomes for the next five years; Use the Continuation Format Page; limit 2-3 pages max
  3. An Itemized Budget; Use Form Page 5: Budget for Entire Proposed Project Period (February 1, 2022 to April 30, 2022), and be sure to include your institution's indirect costs, if applicable
  4. A Budget Justification; Use the Continuation Format Page; budget justification headers should match those used in the itemized budget
  5. If you are requesting equipment (instrumentation greater than $5,000) a price quote from the manufacturer must be included and verify that the requested equipment is available and can be shipped before April 1, 2022.

To Submit

Attach all required documents to the correct upload section via the PIESTAR portal using the "Apply Now" button above or by visiting:

New users will first need to create a PIESTAR RFx account; returning users may login using existing credentials. Contact for login/password-related queries.