Facilities and Resources template library

This page contains links to descriptions of many of the facilities and resources available to UAlbany investigators.

Resources are arranged alphabetically.

Do you have suggestions for other descriptions to add, or see something that needs to be updated? Please let us know by emailing the Sponsored Programs Administration Office.

Why do I need to pay attention to the Facilities/Resources section on grant applications?

Reviewers need to be able to assess the availability and capability of the organizational resources to perform the work you propose. Make certain you customize the information you supply (don’t just drop in boilerplate material without revising it to be specific to your proposal). Describe the organizational resources (people and equipment, organizational units and buildings) available to perform the specific work you are proposing to do. You may use this space to provide details that do not quite fit into other sections of the application. Most sponsor guidelines do not limit the length of this section as long as the material relates back to facilities and resources.

What information must I provide in the Resources section?

Make certain you answer the following questions:

  • What facilities will be used? Include the following subheadings (indicate N/A if not applicable):
    1. Laboratory
    2. Animal
    3. Computer
    4. Office
    5. Other, e.g., machine shop, electronic shop.
       
  • Biohazards or Other Potentially Dangerous Substances – If you are using anything classified as Select Agent, describe here any special facilities used for working with these substances.
     
  • How will the scientific environment in which the research is to be done contribute to the probability of success? Describe:
  1. Institutional support;
  2. Physical resources; and
  3. Intellectual rapport

For Early Stage Investigators describe:

  1. Institutional investment in your success, e.g., resources for classes, travel, training;
  2. Collegial support, e.g., mentors provided through campus, college, division, departmental, or other process; career enrichment programs; assistance and guidance in the supervision of trainees involved with the project; and availability of organized peer groups; and
  3. Logistical support, e.g., administrative management and oversight and best practices training; and
  4. Financial support such as protected time for research with salary support.

Links to resource descriptions