Research Facilities Improvement

ORIP's Research Facilities Improvement Program(RFIP) grants are provided to public and nonprofit private biomedical institutions to expand, remodel, and renovate or alter existing research and animal facilities or construct new research and animal facilities. Improvements under this program must support basic and/or clinical biomedical and behavioral research, and they may also support research training.

RFIP funding, provided by ORIP's Division of Construction and Instruments (DCI), supports new facilities; additions to existing buildings; completion of “shell” space; and alterations and renovations. RFIP grants do not support construction of “shell” space; puchase of research instrumentation or moveable equipment, which is usually requested as part of a research project grant or Shared Instrumentation Grant; or land acquisition or off-site improvements.

Contact Information

For further information about support for research facilities improvement, contact:

Willie D. McCullough, Ph.D.
Program Director

Division of Construction and Instruments
Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health
One Democracy Plaza, Room 958
6701 Democracy Boulevard, MSC 4874
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4874 (20817 for express mail)
Telephone: 301-435-0766
Fax: 301-480-3770
E-mail: Willie.McCullough

For further information about project design and technical issues (both engineering and architectural), contact:

Esmail Torashvan, P.E.
General Engineer
Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health
One Democracy Plaza, Room 977
6701 Democracy Boulevard, MSC 4874
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4874 (20817 for express mail)
Telephone: 301-435-0766
Fax: 301-480-3770
E-mail: Esmail.Torkashvan

This page last reviewed on July 22, 2013